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Section B : Business Programme
Section E : Written questions lodged
Section F : Motions and Amendments
Section G : Bills: Notices and Amendments
Section H : New Documents
Section K : Progress of Parliamentary Business

Business Bulletin No. 104 / 2003

Monday 4th August 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-246 Rosie Kane: Deportation of the Ay Family—That the Parliament is appalled at the persistent attempts of Her Majesty’s Government to prevent the Ay family, currently imprisoned at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre, from receiving asylum in Britain and, in particular, deplores the House of Lords’ refusal on 31 July 2003 of the Ay family’s last appeal which, if not overturned, will mean the deportation of Mrs Ay and her four children to Germany and their return from there to Turkey where they will almost certainly face imprisonment and possible death; supports the Ay family’s lawyer’s attempts to lodge an asylum application on behalf of the Ay children so that they can be saved from deportation, and calls urgently on the Home Office not to remove these children from Scotland until their asylum application has been processed in the proper way.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*, Colin Fox*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*, Mark Ballard*, Brian Adam*

*S2M-245 Murdo Fraser: Rangers Football Club—That the Parliament congratulates Rangers Football Club on its remarkable and unprecedented achievement in winning fifty league titles since the club's formation, the first football club in the world to achieve this total, and wishes Rangers every success in the forthcoming league season at home and in Europe.

*S2M-244# Mr Bruce McFee: Argyll and Clyde NHS Board Maternity Review—That the Parliament views with concern the decision of the Argyll and Clyde NHS Board, taken at its meeting on 29 July 2003, relating to its review of maternity services; notes that implementation of the board’s decision would result in only one consultant-led maternity unit in Paisley remaining within the board’s entire area; further notes the removal of consultants from the Rankin Maternity Unit in Greenock and the non-return of consultant services to the Vale of Leven Hospital, after the withdrawal of maternity services from that hospital last year, and believes that the Minister for Health and Community Care should delay reaching a final decision on the board’s recommendation until such time as the effects on paediatrics, gynaecology, anaesthetics, accident and emergency and clinical support services, as a consequence of the board’s decision, have been fully assessed, along with the impact of the decision on the wider review of health care services.

Supported by: Brian Adam*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Rob Gibson*, Jim Mather*, Murray Tosh*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

*S2M-243 Rosie Kane: Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd—That the Parliament recognises the vital role played by the workers of Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd (Calmac) in providing vital lifeline links to Scotland’s island communities; fully supports the action of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers in balloting workers for potential strike action; calls on the Scottish Executive to fund fully the 3.5% pay rise to the workers and end the practice of long working hours, the use of low-paid agency labour and the disparity in workers’ conditions between the Clyde and Western Isles division, and further calls on the Executive to resist all attempts to privatise Calmac by the back door.

*S2M-242 Margo MacDonald: Congratulations to Ian Edmond—That the Parliament congratulates Ian Edmond on creating a new Commonwealth record in winning the silver medal for the 200 metres breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships and extends its appreciation of his achievement to the coaches and swimmers in Scotland whose dedication and application are raising standards at all levels in Scottish swimming.

*S2M-241# Alex Fergusson: Galloway Fisheries Inshore Exclusion Zone—That the Parliament notes with concern the threat to the fisheries within Luce Bay and Wigtown Bay in Galloway posed by recent exploitation of the fisheries by a "supercrabber" and the consequential threat to the 20 local livelihoods that these fisheries sustain; further notes that any future expeditions by industrial vessels of this nature will inevitably deplete available stocks to unsustainable levels, and therefore believes that the Scottish Executive should introduce a three-mile exclusion zone for all vessels over 40 feet to cover both of these bays thereby safeguarding both the stocks and the jobs that they sustain.

Supported by: David Mundell*

*S2M-240 Mr Frank McAveety: Legal Deposit Libraries Bill—That the Parliament supports the principles of the Legal Deposit Libraries Bill 2003 and agrees that the provisions in the Bill that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.

*S2M-239 Mr Kenny MacAskill: The Office of Communications—That the Parliament urges that, in view of the importance of telecommunications and broadcasting for the economic and social development of Scotland, there should be statutory provision for ensuring that the interests of Scotland are taken into account in the governance and procedures of the Office of Communications (Ofcom) and, in particular, that the Ofcom board should include a member for Scotland, that the Ofcom Consumer Panel should be required to set up a committee capable of representing the interests and opinions of people living in Scotland and that Ofcom should be required to maintain an office in Scotland.

Supported by: Tricia Marwick*

*S2M-238 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2003—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/369) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-237 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2003—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/366) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-236 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) (No.3) Order 2003—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) (No.3) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/365) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

S2M-235 Johnstone Hospital (lodged on 24 July 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-234 United Kingdom Cabinet Should Resign (lodged on 23 July 2003) John Swinburne*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-233 Return of Troops from Black Watch Regiment (lodged on 23 July 2003) Phil Gallie*

S2M-230 Child Injury Prevention (lodged on 21 July 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-229 Success of Scotland Team in Homeless World Cup 2003 (lodged on 18 July 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-228 Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre (lodged on 16 July 2003) Robin Harper*, John Swinburne*

S2M-226# Maternity Services in Argyll and Clyde NHS Board Area (lodged on 11 July 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Cathie Craigie*, Pauline McNeill*, Janis Hughes*, Helen Eadie*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-223 Student Support of Democracy in Iran (lodged on 9 July 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

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

S2M-220 Children's Hospice at Balloch (lodged on 4 July 2003) Pauline McNeill*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-219 Citizen Y Youth Project (lodged on 3 July 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-216 Use of Cannabis for the Relief of Pain (lodged on 3 July 2003) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Ms Sandra White*, Frances Curran*, John Swinburne*, Elaine Smith*

S2M-214 National Endometriosis Awareness Day (lodged on 1 July 2003) Pauline McNeill*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-212 West of Scotland Racial Equality Council (lodged on 27 June 2003) Pauline McNeill*

S2M-211 Parliament's In-house Mail Services (lodged on 27 June 2003) Pauline McNeill*

S2M-179 The Future of the Scottish Legal System (lodged on 19 June 2003) John Swinburne*

S2M-166# Macmillan/CAB Cancer Patient Services (lodged on 18 June 2003) Murray Tosh*, Dennis Canavan*, Phil Gallie*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-156 Student Protests in Iran (lodged on 17 June 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-155 Free School Meals Policy in Wales (lodged on 17 June 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-37 Support for Scotch Whisky Industry (lodged on 19 May 2003) John Scott*