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Business Bulletin No. 83 / 2003

Thursday 5th June 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-110 Irene Oldfather: Valuing Carers—That the Parliament recognises the hard work and dedication of Scotland's 115,675 unpaid carers, a workforce comparable to the total NHS workforce in Scotland; acknowledges the role of Scotland's carer population as partners in the provision of care; recognises the measures outlined in Partnership for Care: Scotland’s Health White Paper and in the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002 to increase partnership working across the health and social care services; notes that the health and well-being of many carers are affected as a direct consequence of the physical and emotional strains of caring; welcomes the dedication of care assistants across Scotland in providing vital respite services to carers and their families; congratulates the UK-wide network of 30,000 Princess Royal Trust for Carers centres on the level of support that they provide to carers and their families; recognises that there are many more unidentified carers in Scotland and that, for appropriate support to be administered, these carers must be identified; further welcomes the publication of Focus on Carers and the NHS - identifying and supporting hidden carers - Good Practice Guide by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and the strategies for identifying carers contained therein, and calls on the Scottish Executive to target resources specifically on identifying and supporting carers in order that the vision underpinning recent legislation can be realised.

*S2M-109 Mr Keith Raffan: Independent Public Inquiry into Iraq Intelligence Dossier—That the Parliament calls upon the Prime Minister to establish an independent public inquiry into the intelligence dossier on weapons of mass destruction, which was used by Her Majesty’s Government to justify the invasion of Iraq.

*S2M-108 Alex Fergusson: You Are Not Alone Family Support Group—That the Parliament notes with pleasure the opening of the You Are Not Alone (YANA) holistic centre and family support group in Stranraer for families in Wigtownshire whose lives have been affected by drug or alcohol abuse; commends the dedication, enthusiasm and commitment of the volunteers whose dedication and personal experience has led to the establishment of the YANA centre, and welcomes the services and support offered by the group as a genuine and meaningful step forward in both dealing with and understanding problems associated with alcohol and drug addiction.

Supported by: John Scott*

S2M-104# Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (lodged on 3 June 2003) Chris Ballance*

*S2M-103.1 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Young People—As an amendment to motion (S2M-103) in the name of Peter Peacock, insert at end "whilst recognising the central role played by parents and families in enabling young people to become responsible adults and therefore fulfil their potential."

*S2M-103.2 Rosie Kane: Young People—As an amendment to motion (S2M-103) in the name of Peter Peacock, leave out from "believes" to end and insert "recognises, however, that these aspirations are often unachievable with the continuing and increasing levels of poverty and deprivation among Scotland’s young people; further recognises that the removal of the right to claim income support from 16 and 17 year olds has resulted in 11,000 young Scots being unemployed and having no income whatsoever; notes that poverty and deprivation amongst Scotland’s young people have resulted in a tidal wave of despair and alienation; further notes that suicides amongst young men in Scotland have increased by more than 70% in the past 30 years and are now responsible for the deaths of more young men in Scotland than road traffic accidents; believes that the stigmatisation of young people through the use of pejorative language and a generalised association with criminal activity does our young people a grave disservice; further notes that juvenile offending rates have remained unchanged over the past 10 years, and pays tribute to the work of organisations such as NCH Scotland and SACRO which have pioneered work with young offenders to remove them from the adult criminal justice system."

*S2M-103.3 Fiona Hyslop: Young People—As an amendment to motion (S2M-103) in the name of Peter Peacock, leave out from first "will" to end and insert "recognises, however, that it is essential for Scotland that we have the powers to ensure that young people do not have to leave Scotland in their 20s to find a future; further recognises that tackling the low birth rate and developing an effective inward migration policy for Scotland are vital elements towards ensuring that there are enough young Scots to maintain our country’s vitality, and, in the meantime, notes that it is right for there to be a Children’s Commissioner and for the Scottish Executive to develop measures in the field of education and youth work, and to provide additional support for learning, volunteering, culture, sport and leisure facilities for young people in Scotland."

*S2M-103.4 Eleanor Scott: Young People—As an amendment to motion (S2M-103) in the name of Peter Peacock, insert at end "and calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that educational programmes dealing with sustainable development and environmental and social justice issues are included in the curriculum in order to foster responsible attitudes, that opportunities for outdoor education are emphasised, that particular attention is paid to those one in seven young people who are reported to have "disappeared" from the system and are not in a job, training, education or on the unemployment register despite government measures such as the New Deal, and that the minimum age for voting and standing in elections is lowered to 16 years."

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Mark Ballard*, Shiona Baird*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-101 Independent Inquiry into the War on Iraq (lodged on 3 June 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Matheson*, Patrick Harvie*, Eleanor Scott*, Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Colin Fox*

S2M-100 Recognition of Kinship Care (lodged on 2 June 2003) Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-98# Regulation of Care Home Provision (lodged on 30 May 2003) Christine Grahame*, Alex Neil*, Chris Ballance*, Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*, Mark Ballard*

S2M-97 Education (School Meals) (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution (lodged on 30 May 2003) Tavish Scott*

S2M-95 Edinburgh Fringe and International Festival (lodged on 30 May 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-94 Charity Law Reform (lodged on 29 May 2003) Christine Grahame*, Alex Neil*, Margo MacDonald*

S2M-93# Promoting Arts Organisations in Scotland (lodged on 29 May 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-92 Scottish Brass Band Week 2003 (lodged on 29 May 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-90# Weekend Ban on Scallop Fishing (lodged on 29 May 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-89# Rural Rail Services (lodged on 29 May 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-88# Minch Moor (lodged on 29 May 2003) Alex Neil*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-87# Relocation of European Maritime Safety Agency to Glasgow (lodged on 29 May 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-83 Cuban Miami Five (lodged on 28 May 2003) Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-81# Planning Law (lodged on 28 May 2003) Helen Eadie*, Robert Brown*, Karen Gillon*, Janis Hughes*, Johann Lamont*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-80 MTV Awards (lodged on 28 May 2003) Helen Eadie*, Karen Gillon*, Janis Hughes*, Christine May*, Ms Sandra White*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-79# Local Bus Routes (lodged on 28 May 2003) Helen Eadie*, Karen Gillon*, Janis Hughes*, Johann Lamont*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-78 Official Visit by Delegates from the Palestinian Authority (lodged on 28 May 2003) Marlyn Glen*, Sarah Boyack*, Michael Matheson*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Linda Fabiani*, Kate Maclean*, Christine May*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-70# Maternity Services in Glasgow (lodged on 27 May 2003) Karen Gillon*, Janis Hughes*

S2M-69# Fair Credit Schemes (lodged on 27 May 2003) Johann Lamont*

S2M-67# Scottish Premier League's Treatment of Falkirk Football Club (lodged on 27 May 2003) Karen Gillon*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-64 Register of Pensioners' Groups (lodged on 22 May 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-63# Social Inclusion Partnerships (lodged on 22 May 2003) Christine Grahame*, Jim Mather*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-59# Concorde and the Museum of Flight (lodged on 22 May 2003) Karen Gillon*

S2M-50 Men's Health Week, Scotland: 9-16 June 2003 (lodged on 20 May 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-41 Chernobyl Children Life Line (lodged on 19 May 2003) Dr Jean Turner*