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Business Bulletin No. 131 / 2003

Thursday 2nd October 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-442# Karen Gillon: European Week for Safety and Health—That the Parliament notes that the European Week for Safety and Health will take place between 13 and 19 October 2003; welcomes the week’s acknowledgement of the need to promote safety and health in the workplace; congratulates trade unions for the role that they have played in improving health and safety in the workplace, and commends the commitment of the European Agency for Safety and Health and the Health and Safety Executive to promote safe and healthy working.

*S2M-441 Brian Adam: Planning Appeals—That the Parliament calls on the Scottish Executive to change the appeals procedure for planning applications to make the reporter the convener of an independent committee rather than the sole arbiter of appeals.

*S2M-440 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Appointment of New Cardinal—That the Parliament congratulates the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Keith Patrick O’Brien, on his well-deserved appointment as cardinal and wishes him every good fortune and success.

Supported by: David McLetchie*

*S2M-439 Mr Jamie Stone: Church of Scotland Care Homes—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement by the Church of Scotland Board of Social Responsibility that it has secured the future of the vast majority of its residential homes for older people; agrees with The Herald that these homes are "recognised by almost everyone as the best in the sector" for the quality of care they provide; welcomes the positive partnership approach that has been taken between the Church and local authorities, and applauds the board’s intention to invest in its homes to ensure that they have a sustainable future and meet the quality standards laid down by the Care Commission.

S2M-438 Committee of the Regions (lodged on 30 September 2003) Patricia Ferguson*

S2M-427 Mr John Swinney MSP's Reported Use of Offensive Language (lodged on 30 September 2003) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Phil Gallie*, Alex Fergusson*

S2M-426# Hepatitis C from Contaminated Blood Products (lodged on 30 September 2003) Mr Bruce McFee*, Alex Neil*, Stewart Stevenson*, John Swinburne*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-424# Wind Farms (lodged on 30 September 2003) Phil Gallie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-423# Civilian Peace Service (lodged on 29 September 2003) Brian Adam*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Tricia Marwick*, Robin Harper*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Rob Gibson*, Bruce Crawford*, Alex Neil*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mark Ballard*, Richard Lochhead*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-422# The Airborne Initiative (lodged on 29 September 2003) Robert Brown*

S2M-420 UNISON's NHS Food for Good Charter (lodged on 26 September 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-419 Hearts FC and its Welcome to Bosnian Refugees (lodged on 26 September 2003) Brian Adam*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-417# Royal Mail Withdrawal from Use of Rail (lodged on 26 September 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Trish Godman*, Christine Grahame*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-416# Sexual Health Strategy (lodged on 26 September 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-414 The Sun Newspaper and Frank Bruno (lodged on 25 September 2003) Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*, Nora Radcliffe*, Alex Neil*

S2M-375 Recruitment Policy for Children's Panels (lodged on 22 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-372# Expansion of Dungavel Detention Centre (lodged on 22 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-369 Labour Party Misuse of NHS Argyll and Clyde's Time (lodged on 22 September 2003) Stewart Stevenson*

S2M-368# National Concessionary Travel Scheme for Older People (lodged on 19 September 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-366 Scottish Traditional Music Awards (lodged on 19 September 2003) Mr Bruce McFee*, Alex Neil*, Richard Lochhead*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-365# Edinburgh's Proposals for Congestion Charging (lodged on 19 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-362 Tartan Day, Paris, 4 April 2004 (lodged on 18 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-359# Availability of Organ Donor Forms (lodged on 17 September 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-358 Dr Henry Faulds - Pioneer of Fingerprinting (lodged on 16 September 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-348# Transport in Southern Edinburgh (lodged on 16 September 2003) Brian Adam*, Sarah Boyack*

S2M-338 Condolences on Death of Anna Lindh (lodged on 11 September 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-327# Fiscal Autonomy (lodged on 9 September 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-326# Private Escorting of Abnormal Loads (lodged on 9 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-316# Mental Health Week 2003 (lodged on 9 September 2003) Brian Adam*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-312# Post Office Card Accounts Failure to Recognise Scottish Bank Holidays (lodged on 8 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-306 Chile (lodged on 8 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-305# The Crisis Facing Scotland's Fishing Communities (lodged on 5 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-302 Struan Stevenson MEP's Support for the Common Fisheries Policy (lodged on 4 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-301 Guga Harvest 2003 (lodged on 5 September 2003) Pauline McNeill*

S2M-300# Inhumanity at Dungavel (lodged on 4 September 2003) Brian Adam*

S2M-299 Edinburgh Mela (lodged on 3 September 2003) Pauline McNeill*

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

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

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