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Business Bulletin No. 30/2003

Friday 14 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-3904 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Members of the Parole Board (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2003—That the Justice 2 Committee, in consideration of the draft Members of the Parole Board (Removal Tribunal) Regulations recommends that the Regulations be approved.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S1M-3903 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003—That the Justice 2 Committee, in consideration of the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S1M-3902 Mr Jim Wallace: The Draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003—That the Justice 2 Committee, in consideration of the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance - Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S1M-3901 Donald Gorrie: The Future of Football in Scotland—That the Parliament urges the Scottish football authorities to appoint a group of people of high standing in Scotland with a genuine commitment to Scottish football that would promote and co-ordinate football coaching, competition and development at all levels, including schools, youth organisations, juvenile and youth football teams and adult amateur teams, in co-operation with existing organisations, and encourage and help professional clubs to develop youth training schemes.

*S1M-3900 Cathie Craigie: St Valentine's Day - Women and Heart Disease Campaign—That the Parliament welcomes the British Heart Foundation's Valentine's Day campaign Take Note of Your Heart which aims to raise awareness among women about the risks of coronary heart disease (CHD); notes that more women die from CHD each year in Scotland than from all forms of cancer put together, including breast cancer; acknowledges that, despite this high rate, CHD is still widely considered to be a male disease; welcomes the approach taken by the Scottish Executive to reduce Scotland's high rate of heart disease through encouraging positive lifestyle choices, particularly as outlined in Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke: Strategy for Scotland and the healthyliving campaign, and encourages the Executive to work with the British Heart Foundation to promote awareness and prevention of CHD amongst women.

Supported by: Mr John McAllion*, David Mundell*, Rhoda Grant*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Johann Lamont*, Elaine Thomson*, Paul Martin*, Sarah Boyack*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

*S1M-3899 Tommy Sheridan: Closure of Glasgow City Social Security Office—That the Parliament recognises that those who rely on social security benefits are the most vulnerable in society and include elderly, disabled and infirm people and that these sections of the community often have difficulties with mobility and access to modern communications such as telephones and the internet; believes that social security is best delivered in properly staffed, local offices that are accessible to the community; is therefore dismayed at the plans of the Department for Work and Pensions for social security provision in Scotland including the closure of the Glasgow city office in 2003, which will mean a reduction in service and increased travel for the people in areas such as Glasgow city centre, Townhead, Possilpark, Hamiltonhill and Charing Cross who are seeking social security benefits advice and services, and the replacement of local overpayments sections with debt centres; is concerned at the absence of proper public debate and consultation on the closure of the Glasgow city office, and calls on the Department for Work and Pensions to keep the office open in its current form as a local social security office.

*S1M-3898# Dr Richard Simpson: New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Scottish Executive to proceed with the new Forth road bridge crossing upstream from the Kincardine Bridge; welcomes the decision by the Forth Valley NHS Board to recommend to the Executive that there should be a new single site acute hospital and notes the board’s unanimous recommendation that the favoured site for the hospital should be at the Royal Scottish National Hospital (RSNH), Larbert; recognises the difficulties at present in access to the RSNH for residents in Clackmannanshire, west Fife and Stirling, and considers that the Executive should do all in its power to ensure that the bridge is completed as soon as possible and that, in considering the proposed site for the new hospital, the road networks should provide equity of access to all residents in Forth Valley.

Supported by: Cathy Peattie*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Brian Fitzpatrick*

*S1M-3897# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Suicide Emergency Telephone Hotline—That the Parliament notes with concern that in 2000 there were 880 reported suicides in Scotland, 676 males and 204 females, although the true figure could be higher; is conscious that many thousands of other people attempt to take their own lives each year; regrets that only a minority of the population know the telephone number of the Samaritans or any other organisation they could contact for help when feeling suicidal; believes that, to assist in achieving the goal of a 20% reduction in the incidence of suicide by 2013 set by the Scottish Executive in its National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide in Scotland, everyone should be made aware of an all-Scotland telephone number to call for help; acknowledges that in the United States anyone can call a nationwide toll free number from anywhere in the country, 1-800-SUICIDE or 911, to ask for help which is provided swiftly if they say they are in ‘suicidal danger’; believes that the Scottish Executive should set up a suicide prevention crisis hotline, whereby calls from suicidal individuals are treated as an emergency, through using the existing 999 emergency number from which they can be referred directly to a dedicated suicide prevention 24-hour hotline, and further acknowledges that the purpose of this line would be to save lives through dissuading suicidal people from killing themselves and that the Executive should, once such a line was established, take steps to let the public know about it.

Supported by: Colin Campbell*, Linda Fabiani*

S1M-3896 Celtic Connections 10th Anniversary (lodged on 12 February 2003) Brian Fitzpatrick*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3884 Recovery Package for the Fishing Industry (lodged on 11 February 2003) Stewart Stevenson*

S1M-3883# Catholic Education Week - 16 to 23 February 2003 (lodged on 11 February 2003) Kate Maclean*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-3882 Pharmacy Services in Scotland (lodged on 10 February 2003) Robin Harper*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Brian Adam*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr John McAllion*, Mrs Margaret Smith*, Michael Russell*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Fiona McLeod*, Alasdair Morgan*, Irene McGugan*, Tommy Sheridan*

*S1M-3882.1 Robert Brown: Pharmacy Services in Scotland—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3882) in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, insert after second "Scotland", "at a time when there is also the threat to the future of local sub-post offices and the viability of many suburban and rural shopping centres,"

S1M-3881 Relocation of Forest Enterprise Headquarters (lodged on 10 February 2003) David Mundell*, Alex Fergusson*

S1M-3874# The Scottish Fire Service (lodged on 7 February 2003) Robin Harper*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Angus MacKay*

S1M-3874.1 The Scottish Fire Service (lodged on 11 February 2003) Bruce Crawford*

S1M-3870# Forest Enterprise - Location of HQ in Inverness (lodged on 6 February 2003) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3868 Paisley Threads (lodged on 6 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3866 Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill (lodged on 6 February 2003) Phil Gallie*

S1M-3865 Closure of the Boots Factory in Airdrie (lodged on 6 February 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3863# Dispersal of Civil Service Jobs (lodged on 5 February 2003) Phil Gallie*

S1M-3861 Inauguration of the MacRobert Prize, RAF Cranwell (lodged on 5 February 2003) Phil Gallie*

S1M-3860# Arbroath CAFE Project (lodged on 5 February 2003) Kay Ullrich*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3859 National Asthma Campaign Scotland Manifesto, A Breath of Fresh Air (lodged on 5 February 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3846 The Right to Vote for Women 75th Anniversary (lodged on 4 February 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-3845 Contracting Out of Parliament's Mail Services (lodged on 4 February 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-3839 The Madrid Declaration (lodged on 3 February 2003) Mr Jamie Stone*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-3838 Mail Services in the Parliament (lodged on 31 January 2003) Elaine Smith*

S1M-3834# Scottish Input to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (lodged on 30 January 2003) Elaine Smith*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-3830# European Commission Directive on Food Supplements (lodged on 30 January 2003) Alex Fergusson*, David Mundell*

S1M-3829 Centenary of James McNeill Whistler (1834 - 1903) (lodged on 29 January 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*

S1M-3820 – Withdrawn

S1M-3820.1 - Withdrawn

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

S1M-3658# Creating Linguistic Access for Deaf and Deafblind People (lodged on 27 November 2002) Alex Fergusson*