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Business Bulletin No. 125 / 2003

Wednesday 24th 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-408 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Solidarity with Pensioners Protesting about Council Tax in England—That the Parliament congratulates the pensioners in the West Country who are protesting at the steep council tax rises in England; sends a message of solidarity to their campaign for non-payment of the unfair and regressive council tax; notes that the Liberal Democrat conference on 23 September 2003 called for the abolition of the council tax and its replacement by an income-based system, and calls on the Scottish Liberal Democrat part of the coalition in the Scottish Executive to initiate this policy in Scotland.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Colin Fox*, Rosie Kane*

*S2M-407 Hugh Henry: Criminal Justice Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament agrees that, in addition to the provisions referred to in motion S1M-3671, those further matters which have been brought forward in the Criminal Justice Bill and that relate to devolved matters should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson*

*S2M-406 Mr Frank McAveety: Scottish National Theatre—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement of Scottish Executive funding to realise the National Theatre of Scotland; commends the Executive on its vision in supporting the radical concept of a commissioning theatre of national and international status to present theatrical and writing excellence to all the people of Scotland and take Scotland's creative talent to the world stage, and endorses the Executive's commitment to the infrastructure of Scottish regional theatre from which new work will come.

*S2M-405 Frances Curran: Army Display in the Parliament—That the Parliament expresses its opposition to the army display at the reception area in Parliamentary Headquarters on 23 September 2003; notes that since defence is a reserved matter there is therefore no reason for a display by the army in the Parliament; feels very strongly that the time is not suitable because of the humanitarian and political disaster in Iraq, with parents of young men and women serving there wondering whether their children will come home alive; questions why there is a recruitment display by the army when other companies are not permitted to advertise in the Parliament, and considers that the invitation to the army to display in the Parliament should be withdrawn immediately and not be repeated.

Supported by: Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Tommy Sheridan*, Colin Fox*

*S2M-404 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) as a revision to the programme of business agreed on 17 September 2003—

after—

Thursday 25 September 2003

delete all and insert—

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business Debate on Europe - with Specific Reference to the Single Currency and the Constitution

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business Debate on Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System

12.00 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

followed by Executive Debate on the Scottish National Theatre

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S2M-210 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: Respect for Shopworkers Day, 17 September 2003

(b) the following programme of business—

Wednesday 1 October 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Equal Opportunities Committee 1st Report 2003 – Mainstreaming Equality in the Work of the Committees of the Scottish Parliament

followed by Motion on the Executive’s Nominations to the Committee of the Regions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 2 October 2003

9.30 am Executive Debate on Anti-Social Behaviour

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Continuation of Executive Debate on Anti-Social Behaviour

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 8 October 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 9 October 2003

09:30 am Executive Debate on Creating an Enterprise Culture in Scotland’s Schools

12.00 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on Scotland’s Contribution to Education in the Commonwealth – Past, Present and Future

followed by Motion on the Criminal Justice Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (c) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 22 October 2003 on the draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003 and on the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/421); and that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 13 October 2003 on the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/403) and by 22 October 2003 on the Children’s Hearings (Provision of Information by Principal Reporter) (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/424).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-403 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee on the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2003 (SSI 2003/421).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-402 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2003.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-401 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Children's Hearings (Provision of Information by Principal Reporter) (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/424).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-400 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/403).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-399 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/393) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-398 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/402) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-397 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.7) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/397) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-396 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.6) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/392) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-395 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/394) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-394 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/374) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-393 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/321) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-392 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/380) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-391 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.5) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/381) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-390 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/369) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-389 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/366) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-388 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/365).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-387 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-386 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-385 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Consequential Modification) Order 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-384 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the seventh member of the Subordinate Legislation Committee be a member of the Scottish National Party and that Alasdair Morgan be appointed to that committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-383 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Transport Committee be designated lead committee for the Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill and that either the Justice 1 or Justice 2 Committee (to be decided between the committees) be designated secondary committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-382 Tommy Sheridan: Deepcut Barracks Public Inquiry—That the Parliament fully supports the call from the parents of the four young men killed in suspicious circumstances since 1995 at the Deepcut Army Barracks in Aldershot for a full and independent public inquiry into their deaths and believes that the police and army investigations to date have been totally inadequate and the results have been politically biased against justice and truth.

*S2M-381 Phil Gallie: European Constitution—That the Parliament believes that any proposed major constitutional change affecting the governance of our country should be subject to a national referendum; believes that the proposed constitutional treaty for the European Union represents such a major change and accordingly should be the subject of such a referendum, and calls on the Scottish Executive to convey the Parliament’s concerns on this issue to Her Majesty’s Government.

*S2M-380 Miss Annabel Goldie: Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System—That the Parliament welcomes the recognition by the First Minister of the need to "regain trust and confidence" in our criminal justice system; believes that a step towards restoring such confidence would be to introduce honesty in sentencing by re-enacting sections 33 to 41 of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997, which were repealed by section 108 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998; notes that public confidence has been further undermined by the lack of visible policing in too many communities, and calls on the Scottish Executive to consider how accountability to the public in the delivery of police services might be enhanced.

*S2M-379.1 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Better Behaviour - Better Learning—As an amendment to motion (S2M-379) in the name of Peter Peacock, leave out from "supports" to end and insert "believes that headteachers and schools should have greater freedom to deal with bullying and disruptive pupils to maintain good order in schools."

*S2M-379.2 Fiona Hyslop: Better Behaviour - Better Learning—As an amendment to motion (S2M-379) in the name of Peter Peacock, insert at end "and notes the importance that teacher recruitment will have for this process".

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram*

*S2M-379.3 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Better Behaviour - Better Learning—As an amendment to motion (S2M-379) in the name of Peter Peacock, insert at end "and recognises the need to support young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in our schools and agrees to (a) provide funding to introduce a mentoring programme in all mainstream secondary state schools, (b) undertake a review of all class sizes in mainstream primary and secondary schools with a view to significantly reducing all class sizes, (c) fund an elaborated curriculum with appropriate staffing and resources through core funding, (d) establish home links teachers through core funding in all mainstream state schools, (e) undertake a special recruitment scheme to employ social workers with responsibility for individuals and provide access to courses with nationally approved qualifications while in employment and (f) extend child and mental health teams throughout Scotland to provide an appropriate service accessible at the time of need.

S2M-378# Mandatory 20 MPH Zones (lodged on 22 September 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-377 Imprisonment of Joe Higgins TD and Clare Daly in Dublin (lodged on 22 September 2003) Rosie Kane*

S2M-376# Boycott of Coca-Cola (lodged on 22 September 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-375 Recruitment Policy for Children's Panels (lodged on 22 September 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-374 Common Ridings (lodged on 22 September 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-373# Older People's Week 2003 (lodged on 22 September 2003) Scott Barrie*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Susan Deacon*, Jackie Baillie*, Bristow Muldoon*, Mr Richard Baker*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Christine May*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Elaine Smith*, Karen Gillon*, Johann Lamont*, Pauline McNeill*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-372# Expansion of Dungavel Detention Centre (lodged on 22 September 2003) Campbell Martin*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-371# National Road Safety Week (lodged on 22 September 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-370 Alness in Bloom - Entente Florale Silver Medal (lodged on 22 September 2003) Christine Grahame*, Alex Neil*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Jim Mather*, Alex Johnstone*, Brian Adam*, John Farquhar Munro*, Shiona Baird*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Robin Harper*, Eleanor Scott*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-369 Labour Party Misuse of NHS Argyll and Clyde's Time (lodged on 22 September 2003) Campbell Martin*, Ms Sandra White*, Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Richard Lochhead*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Jim Mather*, Carolyn Leckie*, Brian Adam*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S2M-368# National Concessionary Travel Scheme for Older People (lodged on 19 September 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Frances Curran*, Colin Fox*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*, Robin Harper*

S2M-367# Congestion Charging (lodged on 19 September 2003) Fergus Ewing*

S2M-366 Scottish Traditional Music Awards (lodged on 19 September 2003) Mr Rob Gibson*, Colin Fox*

S2M-365# Edinburgh's Proposals for Congestion Charging (lodged on 19 September 2003) Alex Neil*, Fiona Hyslop*, Scott Barrie*

S2M-364# Children's Panel Membership (lodged on 18 September 2003) Fergus Ewing*, Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Sandra White*, Helen Eadie*, Chris Ballance*, David Mundell*, Richard Lochhead*, Bill Butler*, Jackie Baillie*, Frances Curran*, Robin Harper*, Shiona Baird*, Robert Brown*, Karen Gillon*, Carolyn Leckie*, Colin Fox*, Trish Godman*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-363 Hi-Arts Broadband Britain Challenge Award (lodged on 18 September 2003) Chris Ballance*, Patrick Harvie*, Robin Harper*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-362 Tartan Day, Paris, 4 April 2004 (lodged on 18 September 2003) Chris Ballance*, Patrick Harvie*, Robin Harper*, Mr Keith Raffan*

S2M-361# Lack of Affordable Rural Housing in North East Scotland (lodged on 18 September 2003) Fergus Ewing*, Jim Mather*, Brian Adam*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Frances Curran*, Colin Fox*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-360# Open Source Software (lodged on 17 September 2003) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-359# Availability of Organ Donor Forms (lodged on 17 September 2003) Scott Barrie*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-347 Redundancy Notices at the National Library of Scotland (lodged on 15 September 2003) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-346 Borders Railway Funding (lodged on 15 September 2003) Frances Curran*

S2M-345 Swedish Referendum on Euro Membership (lodged on 15 September 2003) Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-344# Congratulations to Sweden (lodged on 15 September 2003) Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-343# Scottish Food Fortnight (lodged on 15 September 2003) Mrs Nanette Milne*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-341 Road Tolls (lodged on 12 September 2003) Fiona Hyslop*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-326# Private Escorting of Abnormal Loads (lodged on 9 September 2003) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S2M-210# Respect for Shopworkers Day, 17 September 2003 (lodged on 27 June 2003) Colin Fox*

 

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