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Business Bulletin No. 19/2003

Thursday 30 January 2003

Section F : Motions and Amendments


A full list of outstanding motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Outstanding Motions. The full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin the following Monday.


Items marked with an asterisk (*) are new or have been altered. Asterisks in the text show the extent of alterations made.

Motions which members wish to be considered for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#)

*S1M-3829 Brian Fitzpatrick: Centenary of James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903)—That the Parliament commends the hard work and efforts of all of the people associated with the events taking place at The Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, to mark the centenary of the death of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903); notes that, while Whistler only visited Scotland once, he had strong links with the country through his family and the influence of his work, most notably on the Glasgow Boys; further notes that one of the world's most important collections of Whistler's work is held at the Hunterian Art Gallery and was presented to the University of Glasgow by Whistler's heir, Rosalind Birnie Philip, in recognition of his Scottish links and the conferral of an honorary degree on him in 1903; applauds the sterling efforts of all concerned in securing the return to Glasgow on loan from the Musée d'Orsay, for the first time in half a century, of Whistler's most famous work, Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1: Portrait of the Painter's Mother (1871), and in explaining the significance of the painting for Whistler, its acquisition by the Musée du Luxembourg in 1891 and its continuing life as an icon and inspiration for satirists, cartoonists, copyists and others; commends the work of the Centre for Whistler Studies at the University of Glasgow in preparing an edition of the 10,000 letters in the Whistler correspondence, highlighting his contacts with artists, critics, dealers, models, patrons, publishers and many more and demonstrating that he was known as much for his sharp wit as for his art during the half-century from 1855 to 1903, and is encouraged by the support lent by LloydsTSB Scotland for a range of Whistler 2003 exhibitions and events as part of a Glasgow-wide festival running throughout the year.

Supported by: Mr Jamie Stone*

*S1M-3828 Christine Grahame: Cockenzie House—That the Parliament notes with concern the threatened and imminent closure of Cockenzie House in Cockenzie, a private nursing home currently with 56 residents aged from 50 to 90, due to persistent under-funding by the local authority; further notes that by 31 March 2003 it is probable that those 56 frail people will lose what is now their home and that this is yet another example of the loss of local provision for the frail and elderly, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to take immediate steps nationwide to provide urgent funding in the interests of those who are our most vulnerable citizens.

*S1M-3827# Stewart Stevenson: Towns Review—That the Parliament recognises the invaluable contribution that Scotland’s towns make to national life and the fabric of society, notes with concern the current lack of plans to carry out a towns review and provide funds on a similar basis as for cities, and believes that a review should be carried out, as a matter of urgency, to promote and restore vitality in Scotland’s towns which would result in job creation, enhanced service provision, improved infrastructure and a boost to civic pride.

Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Colin Campbell*, Linda Fabiani*, Christine Grahame*, Tricia Marwick*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*

*S1M-3826 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003—That the Justice 2 Committee, in consideration of the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S1M-3824# Linda Fabiani: Scottish Police Memorial Trust—That the Parliament welcomes the formation of the Scottish Police Memorial Trust by James McNulty, retired police officer, and Christine Fulton, widow of Constable Lewis Fulton of Strathclyde Police who was the last officer to be murdered on duty in Scotland in June 1994; notes that the purpose of the trust is to identify a suitable location and build and maintain a national memorial to all Scottish police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, and considers that the Scottish Executive should support this initiative.

*S1M-3823 Tricia Marwick: Scottish Fire Services—That the Parliament deplores the action taken by Her Majesty's Government to introduce legislation to take new powers of direction over the fire service; is mindful that under the Scotland Act 1998 the Scottish Parliament has legislative competence for all fire service matters in Scotland, and urges the Scottish Executive to develop a distinctive Scottish Fire Service as outlined in the consultation paper The Scottish Fire Service of the Future and to make it clear to Her Majesty's Government that any legislation for the Scottish Fire Service will be subject to proper consultation and scrutiny by the committees of the Parliament.

Supported by: Colin Campbell*, Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Stevenson*, Alex Neil*, Bruce Crawford*, Fiona Hyslop*, Fergus Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Shona Robison*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Richard Lochhead*, Brian Adam*

S1M-3821# Crime in the North East (lodged on 28 January 2003) Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*, Brian Adam*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Colin Campbell*, Kay Ullrich*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-3820# New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine (lodged on 28 January 2003) Scott Barrie*, Brian Fitzpatrick*

*S1M-3820.1 Dennis Canavan: New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3820) in the name of Dr Richard Simpson, leave out from "notes" to end and insert "further welcomes the decision by Forth Valley NHS Board to recommend to the Scottish Executive that there should be a new single-site acute hospital and that the favoured site should be at the Royal Scottish National Hospital, Larbert, and considers that the Executive should ensure that the new bridge is completed as soon as possible and that access to and egress from the motorway at Larbert are improved so that the new hospital will be more accessible for all the people of Forth Valley."

*S1M-3818.1 Mr David Davidson: Transforming Public Finance for Social Justice, Regeneration and the Environment—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3818) in the name of Robin Harper, leave out from "is" to end and insert "considers land value tax to be a punitive form of taxation which takes no account of existing taxation, profit or income streams and requires payment in respect of land regardless of an absence of income."

*S1M-3811.1 Phil Gallie: Support for the February 15 Anti-War on Iraq Demonstration in Glasgow—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3811) in the name of Tommy Sheridan, leave out from "agrees" to end.

*S1M-3811.2 Euan Robson: Support for the February 15 Anti-War on Iraq Demonstration in Glasgow—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3811) in the name of Tommy Sheridan, leave out from "agrees" to end and insert "further notes the demonstration on 15 February 2003 in Glasgow called by the Scottish Coalition for Justice Not War against attacking Iraq, and endorses the right to express opinion in peaceful protest."

Supported by: Hugh Henry*, Peter Peacock*

*S1M-3809.1 Peter Peacock: Abolition of Council Tax—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3809) in the name of Tommy Sheridan, leave out from first "believes" to end and insert "notes that the Local Government Committee, in its 6th Report 2002, Report on Inquiry into Local Government Finance, published in March last year, saw no merit in the Scottish service tax as outlined in evidence to it."

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr*

S1M-3806 National Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2003 (lodged on 27 January 2003) Trish Godman*, Robin Harper*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Michael McMahon*, John Farquhar Munro*, Pauline McNeill*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-3805 Transport Needs of Disabled People (lodged on 27 January 2003) Trish Godman*

S1M-3804.1 Performance of Holyrood Project Group (lodged on 28 January 2003) Fiona McLeod*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-3775 International Year of Mountains (lodged on 15 January 2003) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3774# Lead Pipes in Drinking Water Supplies (lodged on 15 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3773 Drug Rape (lodged on 15 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3765# Removal of Thimerosal in Vaccines (lodged on 14 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3756# UNICEF Report, The State of the World's Children 2003 (lodged on 8 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3753# Regeneration of the Clyde (lodged on 8 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3750# Ageism in the Labour Market (lodged on 8 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3710# Digital Hearing Aids (lodged on 13 December 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*

S1M-3618 Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill - Stage I (lodged on 21 November 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*