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Business Bulletin No. 24/2003

Thursday 6 February 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-3863# Irene Oldfather: Dispersal of Civil Service Jobs-That the Parliament welcomes the progress made to date on the dispersal of civil service jobs throughout Scotland; believes that an assessment should be made of the benefits that dispersal has brought to the respective local economies; notes the pending dissolution of the Parliament and seeks early expedition of the timetable for dispersal to ensure further progress; acknowledges that the selection criteria for such dispersals take account of cost, operational effectiveness, social, economic and environmental considerations and the position of staff; but nonetheless considers that priority should be given in future dispersals to areas such as Ayrshire, where there are above average levels of unemployment, to ensure that all of Scotland's communities share in the economic and social benefits of the policy of relocation.

*S1M-3862 Karen Gillon: Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3-That the Parliament agrees that the Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill be passed.

*S1M-3861 Nora Radcliffe: Inauguration of the MacRobert Prize, RAF Cranwell-That the Parliament notes that the MacRobert Prize will be awarded for the first time on 6 February 2003 at RAF Cranwell and congratulates all that have contributed to the inauguration of this prize, which is in keeping with the second world war sentiments of Lady MacRobert expressed in the MacRobert motto "Not For Self But For Country" and celebrates the uniquely Scottish connection with the Royal Air Force of the name and legacy of MacRobert and the MacRobert's Reply, a legacy that should not be forgotten, which will now be proudly commemorated and carried into the future in every successive year at RAF Cranwell.

Supported by: Mr Mike Rumbles*

*S1M-3860# Mr Andrew Welsh: Arbroath CAFE Project-That the Parliament applauds the pioneering work of the Arbroath CAFE Project which provides an invaluable service for young people in the area; notes that a safe, community alcohol-free environment was established where young people could socialise and engage in a wide range of activities, providing a positive alternative to "life on the street"; recognises the success of the project which has received national and international recognition and is being used as a model for projects elsewhere in the country and further afield; congratulates the project on being chosen as the launch pad in Scotland of the British Council's global Dreams and Teams project and on its plans to launch a pilot scheme, "Street Football for All " to take place throughout Angus with a view to becoming a national project, and wishes the CAFE Project every success with both these initiatives and in continuing to provide opportunities for young people and the wider community.

Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Irene McGugan*

*S1M-3859 Margaret Jamieson: National Asthma Campaign Scotland Manifesto, A Breath of Fresh Air -That the Parliament welcomes the publication of A breath of fresh air - a manifesto for the next Scottish Executive produced by National Asthma Campaign Scotland; commends the Campaign's work to advance the interests of people with asthma; notes that the cost of asthma in Scotland is estimated as approaching 200 million a year; notes that 101 people died from asthma in Scotland in 2001 and over 7000 were admitted to hospital; notes that the measures in A breath of fresh air include making asthma a priority for primary health care, introducing legislation on smoking in public places and matching the National Asthma Campaign's investment in asthma research; notes the example of the Australian Government, which has made asthma a health priority, and calls on the Scottish Executive to give consideration to the realistic, costed and comprehensive proposals set out in A breath of fresh air.

*S1M-3858 Michael Russell: Parliament Mail Services Contract And Royal Mail-That the Parliament directs that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body should ensure that the Royal Mail continue to be contracted to operate the Parliament's internal mail and all associated services in the light of the superb performance of its staff that have undertaken this contract in the four years since the inception of the Parliament.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich*

S1M-3855 Scottish Fishing Services (lodged on 4 February 2003) Brian Adam*, Irene McGugan*, Alasdair Morgan*, Fergus Ewing*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-3847 Firefighters' Dispute (lodged on 4 February 2003) Jackie Baillie*, Scott Barrie*, Margaret Jamieson*, Trish Godman*, Kate Maclean*, Elaine Smith*, Bill Butler*

S1M-3846 The Right to Vote for Women 75th Anniversary (lodged on 4 February 2003) Trish Godman*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Michael Matheson*, Christine Grahame*, Maureen Macmillan*, Scott Barrie*, Angus MacKay*, Janis Hughes*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Nora Radcliffe*, Margaret Jamieson*, Paul Martin*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Bristow Muldoon*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Fiona Hyslop*, Susan Deacon*, Kate Maclean*, Rhoda Grant*, Cathie Craigie*, Tavish Scott*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Kay Ullrich*, Pauline McNeill*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Bill Butler*

S1M-3845 Contracting out of Parliament's Mail Services (lodged on 4 February 2003) Trish Godman*, Maureen Macmillan*, Alex Neil*, Michael Matheson*, Jackie Baillie*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Susan Deacon*, Margo MacDonald*, Nora Radcliffe*, Scott Barrie*, Bill Butler*, Margaret Jamieson*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Bristow Muldoon*, Cathie Craigie*, Rhoda Grant*, Kate Maclean*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-3841 Chernobyl Children's Life Line (lodged on 3 February 2003) Mr Jamie Stone*, Kay Ullrich*, Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3840# Young People in Sport (lodged on 3 February 2003) Cathie Craigie*, Karen Whitefield*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Scott Barrie*, Kay Ullrich*

S1M-3839 The Madrid Declaration (lodged on 3 February 2003) Cathie Craigie*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Jackie Baillie*, Fiona Hyslop*, Ms Sandra White*, Sarah Boyack*, Colin Campbell*, Angus MacKay*, Scott Barrie*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Margaret Jamieson*, Bristow Muldoon*, Rhoda Grant*, Kate Maclean*, Kay Ullrich*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3838 Mail Services in the Parliament (lodged on 31 January 2003) Alex Neil*, Michael Matheson*, Kay Ullrich*

S1M-3837 MV Princess Victoria (lodged on 31 January 2003) David Mundell*, Alasdair Morgan*, Kay Ullrich*

S1M-3835 Hillington Park Innovation Centre (lodged on 31 January 2003) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3834# Scottish Input to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (lodged on 30 January 2003) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Irene McGugan*, Pauline McNeill*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-3832# University of Edinburgh School of Informatics (lodged on 30 January 2003) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-3831 Cuban Economic Embargo (lodged on 30 January 2003) Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*, Alasdair Morgan*, Kay Ullrich*

S1M-3830# European Commission Directive on Food Supplements (lodged on 30 January 2003) Alex Neil*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, David McLetchie*

S1M-3828 Cockenzie House (lodged on 29 January 2003) Brian Adam*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Alex Neil*

S1M-3824# Scottish Police Memorial Trust (lodged on 29 January 2003) Alex Neil*, Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-3820.1 New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine (lodged on 29 January 2003) Alex Neil*

S1M-3813 World Economic Forum, Davos, 2003 (lodged on 28 January 2003) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-3808# Landfill Tax Credit Scheme (lodged on 27 January 2003) Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-3806 National Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2003 (lodged on 27 January 2003) Kay Ullrich*

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

S1M-3784# The Widening Pay Gap Between Men and Women (lodged on 21 January 2003) Alasdair Morgan*

*S1M-3727.1 Iain Smith: Proportional Representation (Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Bill-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3727) in the name of Tricia Marwick, leave out from "agrees" to end and insert "notes the Local Government Committee's Stage 1 Report on the Proportional Representation (Local Government Elections) Bill and that any change to the election system could not come into effect until the 2007 local government elections at the earliest; further notes the publication by the Scottish Executive of its Local Governance (Scotland) Bill document which fulfils the commitments made to make progress on electoral reform and deals with wider issues to encourage greater participation in local government, and, with regard to the Proportional Representations (Local Government Elections) Bill, therefore does not agree to the general principles of this particular Bill for the reason that its provisions demonstrably do not meet the extensive requirements for renewing local democracy."

Supported by: Trish Godman*

*S1M-3715# Robin Harper: Theatre in Scotland-That the Parliament regrets the lack of sufficient funding for Scottish theatre; notes the cutbacks at Brunton Theatre; notes the contribution made over the years by groups such as the TAG Theatre Company, 7:84, Borderline, Theatre in Education and TWE Edinburgh; further notes the looming funding crisis for repertory theatre, especially the Royal Lyceum in Edinburgh; notes that unless funding equivalent to the funding available to theatre in England and Wales is made available, there will be a drift of talent southwards that will result in the ability of professional theatre to survive in Scotland being undermined in the near future*. R

S1M-3647# Wick Ambulance Service (lodged on 26 November 2002) Bill Butler*

S1M-3646 Fife Country Dance Festival 2002 (lodged on 26 November 2002) Bill Butler*