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Business Bulletin No. 25/2003

Friday 7 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-3873 Mr Andy Kerr: The Draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2002 Amendment Order 2003-That the Finance Committee, in consideration of the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2002 Amendment Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*

*S1M-3872 John Farquhar Munro: Limited Partnership Tenancies-That the Parliament condemns the reported action by a number of landowners to terminate limited partnership tenancies ahead of the enactment of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill; believes such action would be a deliberate attempt to subvert the will of the Parliament, and calls on the Scottish Executive to take action to backdate to September 2002 the protection provided by the bill to tenants in limited partnerships.

*S1M-3871# Tommy Sheridan: Glasgow City Council Against Pre-Emptive Attack on Iraq-That the Parliament applauds the anti-war initiative of Glasgow City Council in launching a petition opposed to war with Iraq; recognises the unanimous support of all five political parties represented on the council for this petition and the resolution passed by the council on 30 January 2003 which reads "The Council considers that a pre-emptive attack on Iraq is neither necessary nor justified and that it would produce incalculable risks to international peace and stability. The Council further considers that British participation in such an attack would be likely to have seriously damaging effects on Glasgow's social and economic welfare and to endanger the safety of its citizens. The Council accordingly calls upon Her Majesty's Government not to commit British Forces to a pre-emptive attack on Iraq."; notes that the petition allows the citizens of Glasgow to register their support or opposition to a war led by President Bush and the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and supports the council's resolution and opposes a pre-emptive attack on Iraq. R

*S1M-3870# Fergus Ewing: Forest Enterprise - Location of HQ in Inverness-That the Parliament believes that there is a strong case for relocating public service jobs from Edinburgh to rural parts of Scotland; notes that the city of Inverness is being considered as one of four options for the location of the headquarters of Forest Enterprise; acknowledges that Inverness is already a regional office for the agency and has 44 staff who have responsibility for management of around two thirds of Scotland's forests, and considers that the Scottish Executive should support the case for the headquarters of Forest Enterprise to be relocated to Inverness.

*S1M-3869 Alex Neil on behalf of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee: Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland-That the Parliament notes the 1st Report 2003 of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland (SP Paper 740), and commends the report to all stakeholders in the tourism sector.

*S1M-3868 Ms Wendy Alexander: Paisley Threads-That the Parliament recognises that running a home and being a parent is a hard job on the reduced income that young people usually receive; commends the support given by Barnardo's Paisley Threads to tenants and parents aged 16 to 21 living in Renfrewshire to take control of their lives through the pooling of information and advice on an individual and group basis in an unintimidating setting; acknowledges the role that Barnardo's plays in supporting 7,000 vulnerable children, young people and families in Scotland each year through 54 community-based services such as Paisley Threads, and realises that the short-term funding for such projects can hamper consistency of service for clients and their families.

*S1M-3867 Ross Finnie: Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Allan Wilson*

*S1M-3866 Mr Keith Harding: Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill be passed.

*S1M-3865 Karen Whitefield: Closure of the Boots Factory in Airdrie-That the Parliament expresses its deep regret at the announcement of the closure of the Boots factory in Airdrie and the associated loss of almost 1000 jobs; recognises the valuable role that the workforce in Airdrie has played in building Boots as a company; urges all of the key agencies involved, along with Boots plc, to do everything in their power to reverse this decision, and, in the event of the closure going ahead, urges the Scottish Executive, Scottish Enterprise and Boots to ensure that the workforce is (a) given redundancy packages that recognises the excellent service that it and others have provided to the company over the last 54 years and (b) provided with every possible support in obtaining further employment.

Supported by: Bristow Muldoon*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Cathie Craigie*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Trish Godman*, Cathy Peattie*, Karen Gillon*, Pauline McNeill*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Scott Barrie*, Sarah Boyack*, Margaret Jamieson*, Rhoda Grant*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Helen Eadie*, Janis Hughes*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Kate Maclean*, Bill Butler*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Angus MacKay*, Mr Duncan McNeil*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Jackie Baillie*, Irene Oldfather*, Maureen Macmillan*, Paul Martin*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Johann Lamont*, Rhona Brankin*

*S1M-3864# Mr Brian Monteith: Location of a New Hospital for Forth Valley-That the Parliament notes the announcement by the Forth Valley NHS Board that its favoured location for a new single-site hospital for Forth Valley is the Royal Scottish National hospital site at Larbert; further notes that the board is to undertake further work including a feasibility study and transport impact assessment before submitting its outline business case to the Scottish Executive this summer; recognises that the Scottish Executive and the Minister for Health and Community Care retain the ultimate say over the location of the proposed new hospital for the area, and believes that the Executive should consider any case for a new hospital in the context of the accessibility of the hospital to the public and the consequential arrangements for community health care throughout the Forth Valley NHS Board area.

Supported by: Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-3862 Commissioner for Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill - Stage 3 (lodged on 5 February 2003) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3860# Arbroath CAFE Project (lodged on 5 February 2003) Murdo Fraser*, Ms Sandra White*, Alex Johnstone*

S1M-3859 National Asthma Campaign Scotland Manifesto, A Breath of Fresh Air (lodged on 5 February 2003) Trish Godman*, Paul Martin*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Jackie Baillie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Angus MacKay*, Karen Gillon*, Kate Maclean*, Elaine Thomson*, Cathie Craigie*, Helen Eadie*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Cathy Peattie*, Johann Lamont*, Irene Oldfather*, Pauline McNeill*, Karen Whitefield*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Bristow Muldoon*, Nora Radcliffe*, Janis Hughes*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Mr John McAllion*, Bill Butler*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3858 Parliament Mail Services Contract and Royal Mail (lodged on 5 February 2003) Stewart Stevenson*, Tricia Marwick*, Mrs Margaret Smith*, Fiona McLeod*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Ms Sandra White*, Linda Fabiani*, Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*, Shona Robison*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Irene McGugan*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-3855 Scottish Fishing Services (lodged on 4 February 2003) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3847 Firefighters' Dispute (lodged on 4 February 2003) Bristow Muldoon*, Mr John McAllion*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Helen Eadie*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Irene Oldfather*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3846 The Right to Vote for Women 75th Anniversary (lodged on 4 February 2003) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Mr John McAllion*, Sarah Boyack*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Michael Russell*, Elaine Thomson*, Robin Harper*, David Mundell*, Mr George Reid*, Linda Fabiani*, Helen Eadie*, Rhona Brankin*, Alex Neil*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Karen Gillon*, Cathy Peattie*, Irene Oldfather*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3845 Contracting out of Parliament's Mail Services (lodged on 4 February 2003) Mr John McAllion*, Robin Harper*, Mrs Margaret Smith*, Johann Lamont*, Janis Hughes*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Irene Oldfather*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3841 Chernobyl Children's Life Line (lodged on 3 February 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3840# Young People in Sport (lodged on 3 February 2003) Robin Harper*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Irene McGugan*, Cathy Peattie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3839 The Madrid Declaration (lodged on 3 February 2003) Mr George Reid*, Johann Lamont*, Mr John McAllion*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Robin Harper*, Cathy Peattie*, Irene Oldfather*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3838 Mail Services in the Parliament (lodged on 31 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, John Farquhar Munro*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3837 MV Princess Victoria (lodged on 31 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*, Murdo Fraser*

S1M-3836# Scottish Trades Union Movement (lodged on 31 January 2003) Johann Lamont*, Janis Hughes*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Helen Eadie*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Rhoda Grant*, Margaret Jamieson*, Paul Martin*, Cathie Craigie*, Angus MacKay*, Maureen Macmillan*, Karen Gillon*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Whitefield*, Elaine Smith*, Mr John McAllion*, Ms Wendy Alexander*

S1M-3835 Hillington Park Innovation Centre (lodged on 31 January 2003) Karen Gillon*

S1M-3834# Scottish Input to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (lodged on 30 January 2003) Robin Harper*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Ms Sandra White*, Cathy Peattie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3832# University of Edinburgh School of Informatics (lodged on 30 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Linda Fabiani*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3831 Cuban Economic Embargo (lodged on 30 January 2003) Nora Radcliffe*, Robin Harper*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3830# European Commission Directive on Food Supplements (lodged on 30 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Murdo Fraser*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3829 Centenary of James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903) (lodged on 29 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Linda Fabiani*, Cathy Peattie*

S1M-3828 Cockenzie House (lodged on 29 January 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3824# Scottish Police Memorial Trust (lodged on 29 January 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3823 Scottish Fire Services (lodged on 29 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3820.1 New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine (lodged on 29 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-3813 World Economic Forum, Davos, 2003 (lodged on 28 January 2003) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3812 Torness Nuclear Power Station (lodged on 27 January 2003) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-3810 Private Finance Initiative (lodged on 27 January 2003) Mr Gil Paterson*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3808# Landfill Tax Credit Scheme (lodged on 27 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-3806 National Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2003 (lodged on 27 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3805 Transport Needs of Disabled People (lodged on 27 January 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Linda Fabiani*, Jackie Baillie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3803 Medacs and the NHS (lodged on 24 January 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3796 Glasgow Twinning with Havana (lodged on 22 January 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3774# Lead Pipes in Drinking Water Supplies (lodged on 15 January 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S1M-3737 Noise Pollution (lodged on 23 December 2002) Jackie Baillie*