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Business Bulletin No. 101/2003

Monday 14 July 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-227 Mr Andy Kerr: National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of the Scottish Ministers payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the act.

*S2M-226# Mr Duncan McNeil: Maternity Services in Argyll and Clyde NHS Board Area-That the Parliament notes with dismay the decision of the NHS Argyll and Clyde Maternity Services Steering Group to recommend that all in-patient consultant-led maternity services in the Argyll and Clyde NHS Board area be centralised at the Royal Alexandria Hospital, Paisley; further notes that this decision will force over 200,000 women over a 2,880 square mile area to travel to a single hospital for in-patient consultant-led services; expresses concern that this decision could concentrate maternity services for up to quarter of the Scottish female population in two hospitals that are seven miles apart; is disappointed that the consultation process, despite representations, was substantially curtailed; looks forward to legislative changes that would prevent situations such as this recurring, and urges NHS boards, when considering restructuring service delivery, to have regard not only to the clinicians whom they employ but also to the communities that they serve and stop the march towards the centralisation of NHS services.

*S2M-225 Eleanor Scott: Environmentally Sensitive Areas Scheme-That the Parliament recognises the ecological and economic benefits that the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) scheme has provided and, in order to ensure that these benefits are not jeopardised, recommends that any ESA agreements that are coming to an end before land management contracts are in place be extended until such time as these contracts are in place.

*S2M-224 Mr Andy Kerr: Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any act of the Parliament resulting from the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase, in consequence of the act, in expenditure charged on, or payable out of, the Scottish Consolidated Fund.

*S2M-223 Rosie Kane: Student Support of Democracy in Iran-That the Parliament expresses its support to students currently demonstrating on behalf of democracy in Iran and applauds the brave stance that they are taking; notes the commemoration of the students in Iran who died or were injured whilst demonstrating four years ago; believes strongly that these students should be welcomed into this country and given a safe and secure home for so long as they wish to stay, and calls for proper resources and aid to be made available to groups aiding asylum seekers.

S2M-222# Scottish Lottery (lodged on 4 July 2003) Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Christine Grahame*, Robin Harper*, Ms Sandra White*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-221 Flooding in Selkirk and Yarrow Valley (lodged on 4 July 2003) Phil Gallie*

S2M-220 Children's Hospice at Balloch (lodged on 4 July 2003) Michael McMahon*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-218 Save Scotland's Ink Recycling Industry (lodged on 3 July 2003) Phil Gallie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-217 Freedom to Express Scottish Identity (lodged on 3 July 2003) Patrick Harvie*, Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-216 Use of Cannabis for the Relief of Pain (lodged on 3 July 2003) Phil Gallie*, Mark Ballard*, Patrick Harvie*, Carolyn Leckie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-214 National Endometriosis Awareness Day (lodged on 1 July 2003) Irene Oldfather*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-212 West of Scotland Racial Equality Council (lodged on 27 June 2003) Michael McMahon*, Bill Butler*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-211 Parliament's In-house Mail Services (lodged on 27 June 2003) Bill Butler*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Karen Gillon*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-210 Respect for Shopworkers Day, 17 September 2003 (lodged on 27 June 2003) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-209 Marine National Parks (lodged on 27 June 2003) Robin Harper*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Carolyn Leckie*, Patrick Harvie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-203 Implementation of Agenda for Change (lodged on 25 June 2003) Michael McMahon*

S2M-179 The Future of the Scottish Legal System (lodged on 19 June 2003) Mark Ballard*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Patrick Harvie*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-163 Heartstart Ayrshire and Arran (lodged on 18 June 2003) Pauline McNeill*