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Business Bulletin No. 115/2003

Wednesday 10 September 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-331 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Substitutes-That the Parliament agrees the following nominated committee substitutes, as permitted under Rule 6.3A

Labour Party

Audit Committee Marlyn Glen

Communities Committee Christine May

Education Committee Mr Richard Baker

Enterprise and Culture Committee Rhona Brankin

Environment and Rural Development Committee Janis Hughes

Equal Opportunities Committee Jackie Baillie

European and External Relations Committee Ms Wendy Alexander

Finance Committee Gordon Jackson

Health Committee Paul Martin

Justice 1 Committee Helen Eadie

Justice 2 Committee Cathie Craigie

Local Government and Transport Committee Bill Butler

Procedures Committee Irene Oldfather

Public Petitions Committee Susan Deacon

Standards Committee Marilyn Livingstone

Subordinate Legislation Committee Maureen Macmillan

Scottish National Party

Justice 1 Committee Roseanna Cunningham

Scottish Socialist Party

Education Committee Rosie Kane

Justice 2 Committee Ms Rosemary Byrne

Local Government and Transport Committee Colin Fox

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-330 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Establishment of Committee-That the Parliament agrees to establish a committee of the Parliament as follows:

Name of Committee: Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill

Remit: To consider and report to the Parliament on the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill

Duration: Until the Bill has received Royal Assent, falls or is withdrawn

Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Labour Party and the Deputy Convener a member of the Scottish National Party

Membership: Bill Butler (Labour), Mr Richard Baker (Labour), Mr Rob Gibson (SNP), David Mundell (Conservative), Nora Radcliffe (Lib Dem)

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-329 Mr John Swinney: Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Scotland-That the Parliament calls for an end to the detention of children at the Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre.

*S2M-328 Christine May: "The Place" in Glenrothes-That the Parliament welcomes the launch of "The Place", the Glenrothes Youth and Health and Advice Service for 12 to 25 year olds; congratulates the young people of Glenrothes and its high schools who have worked with NHS Fife and Fife Council to develop the service, and calls on the Scottish Executive to look at "The Place" and encourage other towns to provide a similar service for their young people.

*S2M-327# John Swinburne: Fiscal Autonomy-That the Parliament notes that a majority of Scots believe that the Scottish Parliament should have increased powers; recognises that devolution is a dynamic process and therefore calls for dialogue amongst the political parties within the Parliament with regard to securing additional powers, particularly fiscal autonomy, and further recognises that such powers would enable the Parliament to use the resources of Scotland to fully address the social and economic problems facing senior citizens and other excluded members of Scottish society.

*S2M-326# Margaret Mitchell: Private Escorting of Abnormal Loads-That the Parliament recognises the importance to the Scottish economy of the ability of the haulage industry to safely and efficiently transport abnormal loads on Scotland's road network; notes the present difficulties being experienced by the industry in relation to the operation of police escorts for HGVs carrying abnormal loads; believes that the use of private escorting services which operate in parts of England would improve the efficiency of the haulage industry and reduce the burden on our police force, and considers that the Scottish Executive should facilitate this in consultation with chief constables, police boards and Her Majesty's Government.

*S2M-325 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.10) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.10) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-324 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-323 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-322 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.7) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.7) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-321 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-320 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 6) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-319 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order by approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-318 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2003, recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-317 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-

Wednesday 17 September 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Review of Licensing Laws

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 18 September 2003

9.30 am Executive Debate on Rising to the Challenge of Improving Scotland's Health

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Continuation of Executive Debate on Rising to the Challenge of Improving Scotland's Health

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 24 September 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Better Behaviour - Better Learning

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 25 September 2003

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-316# Dr Sylvia Jackson: Mental Health Week 2003-That the Parliament recognises that Scottish Mental Health Week 2003 will take place from 6 to 12 October, including World Mental Health Day on 10 October; welcomes the various initiatives and activities taking place across Scotland during this time; congratulates Stirling and District Association for Mental Health and its Falkirk compatriots on the development of the "In-Touch" website, which will provide a database of services for those suffering from mental illness across the Forth Valley area, and congratulates the Scottish Executive for its successful "See Me" campaign, which is now entering its second year, and is helping to tackle the negative attitudes and stigma attached to mental illness in Scotland.

*S2M-315# Brian Adam: Public Inquiry into Infections from Contaminated Blood Products Contracted by Patients who Suffer from Haemophilia-That the Parliament expresses grave concern about the recent revelations of the early knowledge of contamination of blood products administered to patients suffering from haemophilia; notes that minutes of meetings indicate that professionals were aware of problems related to commercial American supplies as early as 1974; further notes that this information was not disclosed to patients at the time or to the Parliament since, and considers that the Scottish Executive should ensure justice, openness and accountability by holding a public inquiry into the issue.

Supported by: Mr Stewart Maxwell*

*S2M-314# Christine Grahame: Peebles Sheriff Court-That the Parliament notes with concern that Peebles Sheriff Court, which closed on 21 November 2001, remains closed to this day and that, despite various undertakings by Ministers to issue a consultation document on the future of court services in Peebles, no consultation has taken place to date; further notes that the retention of the sheriff court at Peebles is supported by, among others, the Sheriff Principal of Lothian and Borders and the two sheriffs who sit there, the Society of Solicitors in the Shires of Selkirk and Peebles, the Faculty of Solicitors in Roxburghshire, the Citizens Advice Bureau Peebles and the Lord Lieutenant of Tweeddale, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive should make a statement now regarding the delayed consultation document.

S2M-313# No Dumping of Nuclear Submarines in Scotland (lodged on 8 September 2003) Alex Neil*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Stewart Stevenson*, Michael Matheson*, Alasdair Morgan*, Jim Mather*, Mr Rob Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Shona Robison*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*, Dennis Canavan*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-312# Post Office Card Accounts Failure to Recognise Scottish Bank Holidays (lodged on 8 September 2003) Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*

S2M-311 Network Rail Closure of Level Crossings (lodged on 8 September 2003) Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Patrick Harvie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Shiona Baird*, Robin Harper*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*

*S2M-310.1 Mr Ted Brocklebank: Strategic Framework for Aquaculture-As an amendment to motion (S2M-310) in the name of Allan Wilson, leave out from "endorses" to end and insert "but regrets that the strategic framework for Scottish aquaculture increasingly looks more like a straightjacket, with no fewer than eight bodies currently overseeing it, and further regrets that the Executive has failed to make meaningful financial provision to the industry in terms of research and development, especially of new species, failed to protect the quality "Scottish" brand for farmed salmon and failed to safeguard the 6,500 Scottish jobs in salmon farming by its inadequate approach to dumping of inferior foreign product on the European market with the subsequent collapse in Scottish prices."

*S2M-310.2 Richard Lochhead: Strategic Framework for Aquaculture-As an amendment to motion (S2M-310) in the name of Allan Wilson, leave out from first "welcomes" to end and insert "expresses support for sustainable aquaculture and recognises the sector's vital economic contribution to Scotland; urges the industry to strive continually to achieve the highest environmental standards and welcomes progress already made; believes that the regulatory framework must be guided by well-resourced science; further believes that lessons must be learnt from other countries on the streamlining and simplification of the regulatory framework and is disappointed that this is one of many issues that the strategy fails to address adequately; calls for the powers currently exercised by the Crown Estate to be transferred to the Parliament, and further calls for the early introduction of legislation transferring planning control to local authorities in order to enhance openness and accountability to ensure that local communities have a say over the siting of fish farms. "

*S2M-310.3 Mr Mark Ruskell: Strategic Framework for Aquaculture-As an amendment to motion (S2M-310) in the name of Allan Wilson, insert at end " and calls upon the Executive to commit itself to an action plan with dedicated resources in order to implement and monitor the programme and to devote more attention to organic fish farming, shellfish farming and the impact on, and of, commercial sea fisheries.

S2M-309 Mercy and Percile Ikolo (lodged on 8 September 2003) Alex Neil*, Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*, Michael Matheson*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*

S2M-308# Local Family History Week 18 to 24 April 2004 (lodged on 8 September 2003) Stewart Stevenson*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-307 HM Inspectorate of Education Report on Children Detained at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre (lodged on 8 September 2003) Stewart Stevenson*, Elaine Smith*, Mrs Margaret Smith*, Dennis Canavan*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Brian Adam*, Mike Rumbles*, Shona Robison*, Margo MacDonald*, Cathy Peattie*, Michael Matheson*, Eleanor Scott*, Robin Harper*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-306 Chile (lodged on 8 September 2003) Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-305# The Crisis Facing Scotland's Fishing Communities (lodged on 5 September 2003) Murdo Fraser*, Phil Gallie*, Alex Fergusson*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, John Swinburne*, Bill Aitken*, David Mundell*

S2M-304 Banking Facilities at Post Offices (lodged on 5 September 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, John Swinburne*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-303# Scottish Natural Heritage (lodged on 5 September 2003) Mrs Margaret Smith*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Helen Eadie*, Colin Fox*, Jackie Baillie*, Margo MacDonald*, Robin Harper*

S2M-302 Struan Stevenson MEP's Support for the Common Fisheries Policy (lodged on 4 September 2003) Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-302.1 Struan Stevenson MEP's Support for the Common Fisheries Policy (lodged on 8 September 2003) David Mundell*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Alex Johnstone*, Murdo Fraser*, John Scott*, Phil Gallie*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-300# Inhumanity at Dungavel (lodged on 4 September 2003) Shona Robison*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-299 Edinburgh Mela (lodged on 3 September 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-295 Prohibition of Fishing for Scallops (Scotland) Order 2003 (lodged on 3 September 2003) Alex Johnstone*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*

S2M-291# Auxiliary Fire Units in the Highlands (lodged on 2 September 2003) John Swinburne*

S2M-290 Support for the International Whaling Commission Moratorium on Commercial Whaling (lodged on 2 September 2003) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-289# Nurse Recruitment and Retention (lodged on 2 September 2003) John Swinburne*

S2M-272# Support for Clinical Perfusion Scientists (lodged on 25 August 2003) Bill Aitken*

S2M-270# Single Transferable Vote and Electoral Reform Society Report (lodged on 20 August 2003) Shona Robison*

S2M-269# Consultation on Tax Powers (lodged on 19 August 2003) John Swinburne*

S2M-244# Argyll and Clyde NHS Board Maternity Review (lodged on 31 July 2003) John Swinburne*

S2M-241# Galloway Fisheries Inshore Exclusion Zone (lodged on 29 July 2003) Miss Annabel Goldie*

S2M-145# Obesity Amongst the Scottish Population (lodged on 13 June 2003) John Swinburne*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-116# Aberdeen Council Housing Debt Write-Off (lodged on 6 June 2003) John Swinburne*

S2M-106# Scotland's European Pollutant Emission Register (lodged on 3 June 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*, Marlyn Glen*

 

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