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Business Bulletin No. 33/2003

Wednesday 19 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-3924 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the Stage 3 proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress)-

Groups 1 to 4 - no later than 1 hour 15 minutes

Groups 5 to 12 - no later than 2 hours 35 minutes

Groups 13 to 18 - no later than 4 hours 15 minutes

Groups 19 to 21 - no later than 5 hours and 25 minutes

Groups 22 and 23 - no later than 5 hours and 55 minutes

Groups 24 to 30 - no later than 7 hours

Motion to pass the Bill - 7 hours 30 minutes

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3923 Susan Deacon: Public Opposition to Military Action Against Iraq-That the Parliament recognises the strength of public opposition to any support for unilateral US military action against Iraq as evidenced by the mass protests that took place in Glasgow and elsewhere across the UK and worldwide on 15 February 2003 and believes that a pre-emptive attack on Iraq is neither necessary nor justified and would be in contravention of international law.

Supported by: Bill Butler*, Scott Barrie*, Pauline McNeill*

*S1M-3922 Mr John McAllion: United States of America Government Ban on Importation of Glenfiddich Havana Reserve Malt Whisky-That the Parliament condemns the ban by the Government of the United States of America on the Glenfiddich Havana Reserve single malt entering the United States; notes the absurdity of banning a Scotch malt on the grounds that it is matured in Cuban rum barrels; further notes that this ban highlights the absurdity and iniquity of the oppressive Helms Burton Act that seeks to punish any contact or trade with Cuba, and looks forward to closer links between Scotland and Cuba through trade, tourism and ties of friendship.

*S1M-3921 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

  1. the following programme of business-

Wednesday 26 February 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11:00 am Executive Debate on Educational Attainment of Looked After Children

2:00 pm Stage 3 of Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3898 Dr Richard Simpson: New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine

Thursday 27 February 2003

9:30 am Preliminary Stage Debate on National Galleries of Scotland Bill

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Debate on the European Year of the Disabled

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 5 March 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

2:00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of Homelessness (Scotland) Bill

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 6 March 2003

9:30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 4 March 2003 on the draft General Commissioners of Income Tax (Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2003 and that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 4 March 2003 on the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

S1M-3920 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees as a revision to the programme of business agreed on 12 February 2003-

Wednesday 19 February 2003

after-

"2:00 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill"

delete all and insert-

"followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6:30 pm Decision Time".

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3919 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft General Commissioners of Income Tax (Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3918 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3917 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of Special Grant Report-That the Parliament agrees that the Special Grant Report No.1: Special Grant for Scotland Asylum Seeker Assistance - Report by Scottish Ministers (SE/2003/15) be approved.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3916 Nicola Sturgeon: Proposed Closure of Glasgow City Centre Social Security Office-That the Parliament notes with concern the proposal to close Glasgow City Social Security Office, currently located in Pitt Street, and replace it with a debt call centre responsible for the recovery of benefit overpayments; further notes that to date there has been no consultation with staff or users of this office; is concerned that the closure of the only social security office in Glasgow city centre will result in increased travel for the 6,000 claimants who rely on it for benefits advice and over-the-counter payments, and calls on the management of Job Centre Plus and the Department for Work and Pensions to reconsider these plans.

*S1M-3915# John Farquhar Munro: Sabhal Mor Ostaig Awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize-That the Parliament congratulates Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on its outstanding achievement in winning the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, a prize which is awarded in recognition of excellence, initiative and innovation; recognises the great progress Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has made since its origins in a derelict farm steading on Skye so that it is now Scotland's leading Gaelic education college, and considers that the Scottish Executive should honour Sabhal Mòr Ostaig by recognising it as a National Centre of Excellence for Gaelic Language and Culture.

*S1M-3914.1 Richard Lochhead: Fisheries-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3914) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from first "welcomes" to end and insert "condemns the deal supported by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at December's EU Fisheries Council; agrees with the Minister for Environment and Rural Development that the deal is "inequitable, unfair and even crude"; rejects the scale of the decommissioning element of the Scottish Executive's subsequent aid package and calls on ministers to agree with industry representatives a recovery plan that includes appropriate assistance for the catching, processing and service sectors and ensures as far as possible that the industry remains intact; believes that Her Majesty's Government and the European Commission should provide funding towards such a recovery plan; demands that the Executive and Her Majesty's Government renegotiate immediately the days at sea and quota cuts with a view to replacing these measures at the earliest opportunity with a management regime that promotes sustainability and protects the future of our fishing communities; urges ministers to ensure that Scotland's quota allocations only benefit active fishermen in Scotland, and recognises that the Common Fisheries Policy must be replaced by a policy that returns genuine control of our fishing grounds to the Parliament."

*S1M-3914.2 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Fisheries-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3914) in the name of Ross Finnie, leave out from first "welcomes" to end and insert "recognises that the results of the EU Fisheries Council in December were disastrous for Scotland; notes the severity of the crisis now facing the Scottish fishing industry; believes that the effects of the conservation measures already taken by Scottish fishermen have not been taken into full consideration; further notes the Scottish Executive's 50 million aid package but questions the balance of allocation between decommissioning and transitional funding, and notes that the Common Fisheries Policy of collective management has been disastrous for the Scottish fishing industry and must be replaced and that only a move to national and local control will bring sustainability to the Scottish fishing industry in the future."

S1M-3908 Not In Our Name (lodged on 17 February 2003) Brian Adam*, Colin Campbell*, Fergus Ewing*, Michael Matheson*, Michael Russell*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Fiona McLeod*

*S1M-3908.1 Tommy Sheridan: Not In Our Name-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3908) in the name of Mr John Swinney, leave out from "role" to end and insert "rule of international law in dealing with this crisis; shares the contempt felt by the people of Scotland towards the murderous Iraqi regime but recognises the overwhelming view of the people that the rush to war must be halted in the name of peace and world security; further notes the need for a world forum to represent and articulate the views of the nations throughout the world, but believes that the United Nations (UN) in its current form does not adequately perform the role because of the ability of the Government of the United States of America (USA) to bribe and coerce the UN to secure its will or to proceed unilaterally if it is unable to do so, and believes that the 191 countries of the UN should be allowed democratic votes from across the world rather than be dominated by the USA, which represents only 5% of the world's population, because the evidence currently shows that bombing Iraq is unjust and immoral, regardless of UN resolutions."

S1M-3901 The Future of Football in Scotland (lodged on 13 February 2003) Robert Brown*

S1M-3900 St Valentine's Day - Women and Heart Disease Campaign (lodged on 13 February 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Helen Eadie*

S1M-3898# New Forth Road Bridge Crossing Near Kincardine (lodged on 13 February 2003) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-3897# Suicide Emergency Telephone Hotline (lodged on 13 February 2003) Robert Brown*

S1M-3896 Celtic Connections 10th Anniversary (lodged on 12 February 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Robert Brown*, Johann Lamont*

S1M-3885 Fishing Industry Crisis (lodged on 11 February 2003) Murdo Fraser*

S1M-3883# Catholic Education Week - 16 to 23 February 2003 (lodged on 11 February 2003) Tricia Marwick*, Michael Russell*, Murdo Fraser*

S1M-3882 Pharmacy Services in Scotland (lodged on 10 February 2003) Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-3882.1 Pharmacy Services in Scotland (lodged on 13 February 2003) Donald Gorrie*

S1M-3877 Fife's Ice Safety Plan (lodged on 7 February 2003) Murdo Fraser*

S1M-3876.1 Funding for Local Roads (lodged on 11 February 2003) Murdo Fraser*

S1M-3864# Location of a New Hospital for Forth Valley (lodged on 6 February 2003) Murdo Fraser*

S1M-3834# Scottish Input to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (lodged on 30 January 2003) Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S1M-3834.1 Scottish Input to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (lodged on 14 February 2003) Colin Campbell*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3832# University of Edinburgh School of Informatics (lodged on 30 January 2003) Angus MacKay*, Rhoda Grant*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Margaret Jamieson*, Trish Godman*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Karen Gillon*

 

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