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Business Bulletin No. 73/2003

Tuesday 20th May 2003

Section F : Motions and Amendments

  

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

 

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. Each Monday the full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin together with motions previously lodged that are due to be debated that week.

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 (#)

*S2M-41 Christine Grahame: Chernobyl Children Life Line—That the Parliament recognises the invaluable work of Chernobyl Children Life Line, formed to help the children of Belarus after the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster of April 1986 when 70% of the fall-out from the station landed in Belarus; notes that the aim of the charity, through Britain-wide links, the first being formed in 1992, is to bring children from Belarus in small groups and with an interpreter to the United Kingdom for one month to live with host families and that, simply by having this one month away, their immune systems are boosted extending their period of good health; further notes that this year 10 children will be in Scotland from 18 June to 16 July with 12 host families from Haddington, Romanno Bridge, West Linton and Penicuik, as well as Linlithgow, Bonnyrigg, Pencaitland, Kirkliston and Edinburgh; wishes the host families and the children a happy experience, and commends the work of this charity and its volunteers.

*S2M-40# Mr Mark Ruskell: Unfair Milk Prices—That the Parliament condemns the Lidl supermarket chain for not signing up to the voluntary supermarket code of conduct in the United Kingdom and considers that Lidl should discontinue actions that drive down the price paid to farms for milk to lower than the cost of production.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-39 Rosie Kane: Advertising in Schools—That the Parliament expresses deep concern at the increasing trend for private companies to advertise their brands in schools, hoping for a captive target market of young people who will stay true to their products in later life, often to the detriment of the young people’s nutritional health; believes that Scotland’s schools should be brand-free zones and should not have to rely on the franchises, vouchers or other marketing deals offered by such companies to provide computers or other teaching materials, and calls on the Scottish Executive to engage with local authorities across Scotland to ensure that all advertising and branding is removed from schools and to provide local authorities with sufficient funds to cover all the educational and nutritional needs of Scotland’s schoolchildren.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-38# Murdo Fraser: Scottish Water Charges—That the Parliament notes with concern the dramatic increases in Scottish Water charges to small businesses in the current financial year, which in some cases amount to nearly 500% over the amount charged last year; believes that these increased charges bear no relation to the services provided by Scottish Water to small businesses; is concerned that these dramatic increases represent an unfair burden on many small businesses throughout Scotland and in some cases may threaten their future viability, and further believes that the Scottish Executive should direct Scottish Water to review urgently its charging structure with a view to reducing the costs to business.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-37 Phil Gallie: Support for Scotch Whisky Industry—That the Parliament considers that all Parliament-related functions where alcohol is available should offer Scotch whisky as an option and notes that by doing so cost advantages can be obtained compared with the current practice of serving foreign wines.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-36 Carolyn Leckie: Reza Garikani—That the Parliament condemns the abhorrent treatment of Reza Garikani who is currently detained at Dungavel House immigration removal centre; notes that Mr Garikani was denied private access to his legal representative by Premier Security and, whilst a patient in Hairmyres Hospital, remained handcuffed and chained despite being ill; believes that this is a breach of Mr Garikani's human rights; seeks a full inquiry into the conduct of Premier Security, and agrees that steps should be taken to ensure that such conduct never happens again.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-35 Donald Gorrie: Scottish Premier League Rules—That the Parliament congratulates Juventus and AC Milan on reaching the final of Europe's premier club competition, the UEFA Champions League Cup; notes that three of the four competing semi-finalists in the competition share their playing grounds with other clubs; further notes that under current Scottish Premier League (SPL) rules these clubs would not, like Falkirk Football Club, be allowed to play in Scotland's premier league because of the ground sharing rules, and calls on the SPL to review its rules and admit Falkirk Football Club to the premier league with effect from next season as its winning of the Scottish Football League First Division title merits.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-34# Closure of Animal Welfare Centres (lodged on 15 May 2003) Rosie Kane*, Alex Johnstone*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Phil Gallie*, Fergus Ewing*, Linda Fabiani*, Christine Grahame*, Bruce Crawford*, Jim Mather*, Campbell Martin*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-32 Recognition of the Role of Nursery Nurses (lodged on 14 May 2003) Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-30 Broomhill Day Centre, Penicuik (lodged on 14 May 2003) Chris Ballance*

*S2M-30.1 Christine Grahame: Broomhill Day Centre, Penicuik—As an amendment to motion (S2M-30) in the name of Jeremy Purvis, leave out from "and calls" to end and insert "further notes that Midlothian Council only awards annual funding when, for the purposes of forward planning, it is essential that funding is secured on a triennial basis; is aware that the funding comes from the council, the NHS and from grant-making bodies including the Community Fund and the Lloyds TSB Foundation; is concerned that the Lloyds TSB Foundation funding expires in September 2003, thereby reducing financial support by 40,000 and that, if this is not replaced, then the service provided at the centre may have to be reduced from provision for 94 frail elderly people to 40 and staffing cuts will be made; believes that it is essential that day centres such as Broomhill are 100% funded by a partnership of the local authorities and NHS boards which is where Broomhill receives 100% of its referrals from, and further believes that, without these changes, Broomhill, an award-winning centre, cannot continue to deliver its invaluable services to frail and elderly people in Penicuik."

S2M-29 Threatened Execution of Amina Lawal (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-28 Deportation of Ali Serir (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-27 Fire Service Dispute (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-26 Bed Shortages in Glasgow Hospitals (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-23 Nursery Nurses Regrading (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-22 Epilepsy Scotland Free Helpline (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-20# 30th Anniversary of Seafield Pit Disaster (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-19# Firefighters' Dispute (lodged on 13 May 2003) Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Patrick Harvie*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-18 M74 Northern Extension (lodged on 13 May 2003) Karen Whitefield*, Dr Elaine Murray*

S2M-16# Inquiry into the Scottish Agricultural College Proposals for Change (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-15 Dumfries and Galloway Standard - Local Newspaper of the Year 2003 (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-14 M74 Northern Extension (lodged on 12 May 2003) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-12 South Lanarkshire Council Secondary School Public Private Partnership Proposal and Hamilton (lodged on 12 May 2003) Mark Ballard*

S2M-11 South Lanarkshire Council Secondary School Public Private Partnership Proposal and East Kilbride (lodged on 12 May 2003) Mark Ballard*

S2M-10# Scottish Agricultural College (lodged on 12 May 2003) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Alasdair Morgan*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-9 Burns An' A' That Festival (lodged on 12 May 2003) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, John Scott*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-7# National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (lodged on 8 May 2003) Chris Ballance*

S2M-6# Falkirk Football Club (lodged on 8 May 2003) Karen Gillon*

S2M-4 Borders Railway (lodged on 7 May 2003) Bruce Crawford*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Alasdair Morgan*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-2# Relocation of Scottish Natural Heritage (lodged on 7 May 2003) Chris Ballance*

S2M-1 Cairngorms National Park (lodged on 7 May 2003) Chris Ballance*

 

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