Business Bulletin No. 77 / 2003
Wednesday 28th 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.
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-74# Mr Mark Ruskell: Terrestrial Trunked Radio MastsThat the Parliament considers that there should be a halt to the introduction of terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) masts throughout Scotland until such time as (a) safety standards specifically relating to TETRA technology are drawn up and (b) TETRA masts and equipment are fully tested against such standards and any adverse health effects identified and made public.
*S2M-73 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Rule 2.3.1That the Parliament agrees the following dates under Rule 2.3.1: 28 June 31 August 2003 (inclusive), 11 26 October 2003 (inclusive), 20 December 2003 4 January 2004 (inclusive), 14 February 22 February 2004 (inclusive), 3 April 18 April 2004 (inclusive) and 26 June 29 August 2004 (inclusive).
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-72 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Office of the ClerkThat the Parliament agrees that between 1 June 2003 and 27 August 2004 the office of the Clerk shall be open all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 28 November 2003, 24 December (pm), 25 December and 26 December 2003, 1 and 2 January 2004, 9 and 12 April 2004, 3 May, 28 May and 31 May 2004.
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-71 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business MotionThat the Parliament agrees the following programme of business
Wednesday 4 June 2003
Thursday 5 June 2003
Wednesday 11 June 2003
Thursday 12 June 2003
*S2M-70# Pauline McNeill: Maternity Services in GlasgowThat the Parliament expresses support for the unique child and maternal healthcare link at Yorkhill NHS Trust, Glasgow; notes that the Queen Mother's Hospital at Yorkhill currently caters for 3,400 births each year and is expected to take on extra births from other NHS boards; further notes that the Royal Hospital for Sick Children is a national centre of excellence in many fields of paediatric care; is concerned that the review of maternity services, announced by Greater Glasgow NHS Board on 20 May, 2003, may threaten the long-term future of both the Queen Mothers Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children; notes the vigorous campaign involving parents, the local community and elected representatives only four years ago against the proposed removal of Yorkhill NHS Trust from its existing site in the west of Glasgow, and believes that the Greater Glasgow NHS Board should consider responses to its previous consultation on the future of Yorkhill NHS Trust and the implications of breaking up the paediatric-maternity care link alongside any new consultation to be organised on the future of maternity services in Glasgow.
*S2M-69# Sarah Boyack: Fair Credit SchemesThat the Parliament welcomes the recently published in-depth report into personal debt in the UK, In Too Deep, produced by the citizens advice bureau (CAB) service in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland; acknowledges the Scottish context of the report; notes with concern the report's findings that more people in Scotland blamed low incomes than elsewhere in the UK and more people coped with their debt problem by taking out further borrowing than elsewhere in the UK; further notes that personal debt is nearly always connected to other problems in peoples lives such as loss of job or ill-health; notes that the number of debt cases brought to citizens advice bureaux in Scotland is at an all-time high with nearly 60,000 new debt enquiries last year; recognises the link between CAB clients and MSPs constituents and therefore supports the invaluable work of Scotlands CAB service as a vital provider of free, independent, impartial and comprehensive advice and as the leading voice on the issue of personal debt in Scotland today; welcomes the commitments in A Partnership for a Better Scotland to support the extension of the money advice service, building on the work of the CAB and other bodies to assist those burdened by multiple debt, and considers that the Scottish Executive should increase access to affordable credit for people on very low incomes and, as a matter of urgency, take action on the commitment from A Partnership for a Better Scotland to work with the Department of Trade and Industry to introduce fairer credit schemes and protection from exorbitant interest rates.
Supported by: Karen Gillon*, Jackie Baillie*, Des McNulty*, Margaret Jamieson*, Bill Butler*
*S2M-68 John Swinburne: Airdrieonians FCThat the Parliament recognises that it is time that the great Lanarkshire football club of Airdrieonians FC, which was formed in 1878, has its title returned to its rightful place in the community to supersede the temporary title, Airdrie United; further recognises that had the proud Airdrieonians not been forced into liquidation last season, Falkirk FC would have been relegated and would only now be returning to the First Division, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to intercede on behalf of the Airdrie community and demand the return of the proud title "Airdrieonians FC" from the administrators, KPMG.
*S2M-67# Dennis Canavan: Scottish Premier League's Treatment of Falkirk Football ClubThat the Parliament condemns the decision of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) to reject the application from Falkirk Football Club, as champions of the Scottish Football League's First Division, to join the SPL, despite the fact that the SPL stadium criteria would be met both by the club's new stadium, under construction at Westfield, and by the Excelsior Stadium at Airdrie, of which Falkirk Football Club would have guaranteed use for all SPL home fixtures for the 2003-04 season, and believes that the Scottish Executive should make it a condition of any future public funding of SPL members that the criteria for admission to the SPL do not infringe any principles of natural justice and that any application for admission is assessed in an open and accountable manner.
Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*, Brian Adam*, Christine Grahame*, Fergus Ewing*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Cathy Peattie*, Dr Jean Turner*, Michael Matheson*, Mark Ballard*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Eleanor Scott*
*S2M-66 Rosie Kane: Tying Aid to Acceptance of Genetically Modified OrganismsThat the Parliament condemns outright the immoral and unethical actions of the US Government in tying food and assistance for AIDS victims to the acceptance of genetically modified organisms; vigorously opposes the US case at the World Trade Organisation opposing the EU moratorium on genetically modified organisms, and calls on Her Majestys Government to do the same.
Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*, Richard Lochhead*, Patrick Harvie*, Eleanor Scott*
S2M-64 Register of Pensioners' Groups (lodged on 22 May 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Margaret Jamieson*, Sarah Boyack*, Rosie Kane*, Jackie Baillie*, Bristow Muldoon*, Helen Eadie*, Scott Barrie*, Bill Butler*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Alex Neil*
S2M-63# Social Inclusion Partnerships (lodged on 22 May 2003) Alex Neil*
S2M-62 Stereotyping of Young People (lodged on 22 May 2003) Carolyn Leckie*
S2M-60# Future of the Scottish Agricultural College (lodged on 22 May 2003) Mr Rob Gibson*
S2M-59# Concorde and the Museum of Flight (lodged on 22 May 2003) Alex Johnstone*, John Scott*, Murray Tosh*, Bill Aitken*, Margaret Mitchell*, Alex Fergusson*
S2M-57 Appointment of Ministers (lodged on 21 May 2003) Carolyn Leckie*
S2M-56# Location of Scottish Water Customer Management Centre (lodged on 21 May 2003) Kate Maclean*, Stewart Stevenson*, Jim Mather*, Alex Neil*
S2M-55 The "Miss X" Case and the Failings of Scottish Borders Council (lodged on 22 May 2003) Alex Neil*
S2M-54 Scotland's Customs Dogs (lodged on 21 May 2003) Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Alex Neil*, Jim Mather*, Tricia Marwick*, Fergus Ewing*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Christine Grahame*, Robin Harper*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mr Rob Gibson*
S2M-50 Men's Health Week, Scotland: 9-16 June 2003 (lodged on 20 May 2003) Pauline McNeill*, Scott Barrie*
S2M-49 Books for Baghdad Appeal (lodged on 20 May 2003) Scott Barrie*, Alex Neil*
S2M-46# Appeals Against Convictions for Serious Crime (lodged on 20 May 2003) Scott Barrie*
S2M-43# Dental Services in Grampian (lodged on 20 May 2003) Dr Elaine Murray*, Richard Lochhead*, Karen Gillon*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Christine May*, Marlyn Glen*, Bill Butler*, Elaine Smith*, Mr David Davidson*
S2M-41 Chernobyl Children Life Line (lodged on 19 May 2003) Murray Tosh*
S2M-40# Unfair Milk Prices (lodged on 19 May 2003) Murray Tosh*, Scott Barrie*
S2M-38# Scottish Water Charges (lodged on 19 May 2003) Margaret Mitchell*, David McLetchie*
S2M-34# Closure of Animal Welfare Centres (lodged on 15 May 2003) Scott Barrie*, Margaret Jamieson*
S2M-20# 30th Anniversary of Seafield Pit Disaster (lodged on 13 May 2003) Shona Robison*
S2M-19# Firefighters' Dispute (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mr Rob Gibson*
S2M-18 M74 Northern Extension (lodged on 13 May 2003) Helen Eadie*, Murray Tosh*
S2M-16# Inquiry into the Scottish Agricultural College Proposals for Change (lodged on 13 May 2003) Phil Gallie*, Murray Tosh*, Margaret Mitchell*, John Scott*, Jim Mather*, Alex Neil*, Mr Rob Gibson*
S2M-10# Scottish Agricultural College (lodged on 12 May 2003) Mr Rob Gibson*
S2M-9# Burns An' A' That Festival (lodged on 12 May 2003) Margaret Jamieson*
S2M-8 Future of the Scottish Agricultural College (lodged on 12 May 2003) Scott Barrie*, Jeremy Purvis*
S2M-6# Falkirk Football Club (lodged on 8 May 2003) Helen Eadie*
S2M-3 Cod Crusaders (lodged on 7 May 2003) Shona Robison*
S2M-2# Relocation of Scottish Natural Heritage (lodged on 7 May 2003) Helen Eadie*