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Business Bulletin No. 138 / 2003

Monday 13th 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-495 Mr Bruce McFee: West of Scotland Care Centre—That the Parliament calls on the Scottish Executive to instruct a review of the screening and shortlisting processes conducted by the West of Scotland Forensic Steering Group in relation to the proposed construction of a secure care centre to ensure that the declared selection criteria has been applied equally in all the original 27 proposed sites, and notes the concerns of many residents in the Renfrewshire area due to inaccuracies in relation to the screening and shortlisting processes applied to the Dykebar Hospital Paisley site.

*S2M-494 Mr Mark Ruskell: Welsh Assembly Stance on GM—That the Parliament applauds the stance of the National Assembly for Wales and the Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside in Wales, Carwyn Jones AM in adopting the "most restrictive policy possible" over GM crops regardless of the position of Her Majesty’s Government and calls on the Minister for Environment and Rural Development to adopt the same position as his Welsh counterpart to safeguard the future of Scottish food and farming.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*

*S2M-493 Mr Mark Ruskell: Scotland's Latest World Champion—That the Parliament congratulates David Millar on his emphatic time trial victory at the cycling World Road Cycling Championships in Canada; notes the important role of cycle sport in building a "cycle culture" in countries such as the Netherlands, and further notes the importance of building a cycle culture in Scotland that will positively impact on our goals for public health, transport and the environment.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*

*S2M-492 Mr Alasdair Morrison: Gaelic Language Bill—That the Parliament warmly welcomes the publication of the first ever draft Gaelic Language bill; acknowledges the historic symmetry of the publication of the bill and the 100th Mod; appreciates that the Gaelic language is an integral part of life and work in Scotland, and recognises the importance of this legislation to underpin both the language and culture of the Gael in order to ensure that the language not only survives but continues to thrive.

*S2M-491 Mr Brian Monteith: Swimminig in Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the work of Scottish Swimming and the Bank of Scotland in launching the National Swimming Award; recognises that the Scottish Executive’s plan to make the activity of swimming a key part in the lifestyle of Scotland’s population will be greatly enhanced if swimming provision in Scottish schools were to improve; notes the shortage of properly qualified instructors and the lack of swimming education courses for them to learn appropriate teaching standards, and believes that further initiatives, including the provision of more physical education teachers in primary schools, should be undertaken by the Executive to help foster swimming as an ideal activity for the long term pursuit of a healthy lifestyle.

*S2M-490 Mr Brian Monteith: Think Water School Packs—That the Parliament congratulates Highland Spring on its "Think Water" Schools Pack, a new curriculum-based schools initiative aimed specifically at 5 to 11-year-olds, which gives children information on why water is essential for healthy living and hopes that this material will encourage young people to choose healthier drinking choices.

*S2M-489 Frances Curran: Layla Zana—That the Parliament notes the continued detention of Kurdish MP Layla Zana in a Turkish prison; further notes that Layla and her colleagues Hatip Dicle, Orhan Dogan and Selim Sadak were arrested immediately after they took their oath in Kurdish and have been imprisoned since 1994; calls for the release of these MPs and condemns the continued abuse of human rights of Kurds within Turkey; further calls on the Turkish Government to respond positively to the Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress proposal Road Map for Peace, and recognises that peace will only be achieved when the legitimate rights of the Kurds are recognised by the Turkish state.

S2M-488 Shona Robison: United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty—That the Parliament recognises United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2003 as an opportunity to raise awareness of the issue of poverty; believes that poverty is neither inevitable nor acceptable; recognises that far too many of our fellow Scots still live in poverty and that throughout the world the gap between rich and poor has widened, and urges the Scottish Executive to do far more to tackle poverty and to ensure that Scotland plays a full role in the international community to begin to close the gap between rich and poor throughout the world.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop*, Fergus Ewing*

S2M-487# Roseanna Cunningham: Renewable Energy and Wind Farm Guidance—That the Parliament recognises the need for the development of renewable sources of energy; welcomes the work being done to ensure that Scotland becomes a market leader for wave, tidal and offshore wind energy generation and hydrogen fuel cells; recognises that wind farms, as the only currently commercially viable new renewable technology, have an important contribution to make to the mix of Scotland’s energy generation; notes, however, that the absence of clear, concise and coherent guidelines for the approval of wind farm sites is causing anxiety in many Scottish communities and uncertainty for developers; is concerned that, without such guidelines, public support for renewable energy is in danger of being undermined, and believes that the Scottish Executive must urgently publish guidance on the criteria being applied to wind farm developments, take positive steps to promote and assist community-led renewable energy projects including wind farm developments, engage with the Ministry of Defence regarding its objections to wind farm developments on or near Ministry of Defence property, and encourage developers to recognise their responsibilities to local communities so that the common good of such communities can benefit from developments on their door step.

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Bruce Crawford, Fergus Ewing*

S2M-486 Patrick Harvie: Sexual Health Misinformation—That the Parliament notes the publication of pamphlets stating that condoms are not reliable in preventing the spread of HIV, as discovered by BBC Panorama researchers working in Kenya and other areas of high HIV prevalence; opposes the spread of such misinformation in Scotland; condemns those who publish, promote or endorse such life-threatening propaganda, whether abroad or in Scotland; notes the opinion of the US National Institutes of Health and other expert opinion worldwide that intact latex condoms are essentially impermeable to even the smallest sexually transmitted virus, hepatitis B; notes the intention of the Scottish Executive to publish the report of the Sexual Health Strategy expert group in the near future, and believes that any effective sexual health strategy for Scotland will include the promotion of condom use and safer sex practices among other approaches.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-485 Carolyn Leckie: Nursery Nurses—That the Parliament notes the Scottish Executive's declared aim to "give young people the skills they need to take an entrepreneurial spirit from the classroom into a confident and prosperous Scotland"; recognises that confidence grows from the very earliest age and that nursery education is critical to instilling confidence in present and future generations; recognises the pivotal role played by nursery nurses in that process; considers that to invest in their pay and career structure is to invest in our children and country's future, and further considers that the Executive should declare support for the nursery nurses' current grading claim and take steps to ensure funding and settlement of that claim.

Supported by: Colin Fox, Frances Curran, Shiona Baird*, Mark Ballard*, Elaine Smith*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-484 Mr Bruce McFee: 1820 Martyrs—That the Parliament expresses its concern that ‘more materials’ regarding the 1820 Martyrs, as referred to by the then Deputy Minister for Education and Young People, Nicol Stephen, on 5 September 2001 (Official report, c 2263), have not yet been produced; notes that the answer given by the Minister for Education and Young People, Peter Peacock, on 22 September 2003 to question S2W-2170 does not re-affirm that more materials will be produced; calls on the Scottish Executive to recognise fully this important act of civil unrest in Scottish history when working class people rose against the British state to obtain a better standard of living and demonstrated under the banner ‘Scotland Free or a Desert’; further calls on the Executive and Inverclyde Council to provide a memorial to the demonstrators, men, women and children, who were shot indiscriminately by the British Army in Greenock as they protested against the holding of political prisoners in Greenock jail; recognises the need for Scottish history to be preserved and taught to schoolchildren, and calls on the Executive to provide these materials forthwith to enlighten current schoolchildren and future generations of the struggle for better living conditions and independence.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*, Campbell Martin*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Michael Matheson*, Fergus Ewing*

S2M-483 Robert Brown: Threatened End of Manufacturing at Hoover, Cambuslang—That the Parliament is deeply concerned at the threatened loss of 250 direct and an estimated 1,000 indirect jobs as a result of Hoover's announcement that it is ending manufacturing at its Cambuslang plant, and considers that the Scottish Executive should immediately establish a task force in association with Scottish Enterprise, South Lanarkshire Council, trade unions and others to explore with Hoover any options which will allow the retention of a manufacturing element within Hoover, Cambuslang, and to tackle the employment consequences and the human and social disaster of the proposed cutback in the Cambuslang and Rutherglen area.

Supported by: George Lyon, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Jamie Stone, Mike Rumbles, Alex Neil, Carolyn Leckie, Frances Curran*, Jeremy Purvis*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-482# Maureen Macmillan: Development of Oban Harbour—That the Parliament notes with concern that Oban, the crossroads to the west highlands and islands, is being economically constrained by the lack of strategic development of the harbour resulting in a knock-on effect on the north Argyll islands and believes that the Scottish Executive should work with Argyll and Bute Council, Highland and Islands Enterprise and all other stakeholders to develop the infrastructure in Oban harbour in a strategic way so that it can meet the future need for berthing facilities for the increasing number of ferries, cruise liners, pleasure boats, yachts and fishing boats that use the harbour.

S2M-481# Cathy Peattie: Women's Social and Political Union—That the Parliament notes that, on 10 October 1903, a group of women met in the Manchester home of Emmeline Pankhurst and founded the Women's Social and Political Union, which became known as the suffragette movement, with the aim of recruiting more working class women into the struggle for the vote and believes that this centenary year should be marked by efforts to promote the participation of women in the democratic process.

Supported by: Brian Adam*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Jackie Baillie*, Shiona Baird*, Mark Ballard*, Scott Barrie*, Frances Curran*, Fiona Hyslop*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Margaret Jamieson*, Carolyn Leckie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Tricia Marwick*, Michael Matheson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Cathie Craigie*, Alex Neil*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Campbell Martin*, Elaine Smith*, Stewart Stevenson*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Mike Watson*, Eleanor Scott*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-480 Richard Lochhead: Call for Inquiry into 118118 Directory Inquiry Service—That the Parliament notes with concern increasing reports of inaccurate numbers being given in response to inquiries made of the new 118118 directory inquiry service; calls upon Oftel to conduct an investigation into whether these providers are up to adequate standards and, if they are not, to take appropriate action, and further calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that the interests of Scottish consumers are safeguarded.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*

S2M-479 Richard Lochhead: Recognising the Achievements of Professor John Mallard—That the Parliament recognises the outstanding contribution to science of Professor John Mallard and his team at the University of Aberdeen who were instrumental in the development of magnetic resonance imaging technology in the late 1970s and early 1980s; notes that this work was built upon across the world and was of fundamental importance to the 2003 Nobel Award in Physiology or Medicine being awarded to teams from the Universities of Nottingham and Illinois for developing new applications for this technology; further notes that Scotland has a proud record of world-beating science, and calls on the Scottish Executive to redouble efforts to encourage such scientific progress and to retain the benefits in Scotland rather than exporting technology and commercial advantage overseas.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*

S2M-478# Maureen Macmillan: CSV 'Make a Difference Day'—That the Parliament fully supports the CSV ‘Make a Difference Day’ on 25 October 2003, the UK’s biggest day of direct volunteering action; recognises the important role the CSV plays in providing opportunities for people to work together to made a difference in their communities; further recognises that volunteering makes an enormous contribution to the social, economic, environmental and cultural life of Scotland, and applauds the volunteers taking part in ‘Make a Difference Day’ on 25 October.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-477 Sarah Boyack on behalf of the Environment and Rural Development Committee: Rural Development Committee, 1st Report 2003 (Session 1): Inquiry into Integrated Rural Development—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the Rural Development Committee’s 1st Report 2003 (Session 1): Inquiry into Integrated Rural Development (SP Paper 735).

S2M-476 Helen Eadie: Welcome for Announcement by Shell UK—That the Parliament welcomes the news announcement at Fife NGL plant by Shell UK in the past week that has the effect of helping to secure current and future investment in Fife and the north of Scotland in the oil and gas industry; congratulates the stakeholders including Her Majesty’s Government, the Norwegian Government, Shell UK, ExxonMobil and the trade unions who have worked in partnership to bring benefit to the Scottish economy and safeguard the future of the Mosmorran and St Fergus plants for up to 15 years, and notes the wider impact that this announcement will have on contracting and sub-contracting companies.

S2M-475 Janis Hughes: Job Losses at Hoover Plant, Cambuslang—That the Parliament expresses its deep regret at the announcement by Hoover of its intention to have discussions on the cessation of manufacturing at its Cambuslang plant; recognises the valuable role that the workforce in Cambuslang has played in the history of the Hoover company for almost 60 years; urges Hoover to reconsider its decision to cease manufacturing in Scotland; further expresses its particular concern that the company intends to transfer some manufacturing to Wales, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to do everything within its power to support the workforce at Cambuslang.

Supported by: Des McNulty, Cathie Craigie, Dr Elaine Murray, Alex Neil, Mr Jamie Stone, Murray Tosh, Ms Wendy Alexander, Scott Barrie, Karen Gillon, Karen Whitefield, Shiona Baird, Tommy Sheridan, Kate Maclean, Mike Watson, Paul Martin, Christine May, Maureen Macmillan, Margaret Jamieson, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Jackie Baillie, Pauline McNeill, Mr John Home Robertson, Roseanna Cunningham, Carolyn Leckie, Helen Eadie*, Johann Lamont*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Elaine Smith*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Dr Jean Turner*, Robert Brown*

S2M-474 Susan Deacon: Horse Racing Industry in Scotland—That the Parliament recognises the significant contribution that the horse racing industry makes to the economy, generating up to 125 million annually and providing the equivalent of 1700 full-time jobs; commends the success of the racing industry in continuing to expand and develop, recognising its contribution to local economies and tourism; notes that there is widespread concern regarding the potential implications of the proposed Office of Fair Trading (OFT) rule 14 notice on the deregulation of the British horse racing industry and, in particular, on its likely impact on Scotland’s five racecourses, Ayr, Hamilton Park, Kelso, Musselburgh and Perth, each of which is independently owned and managed with profits generated ploughed back into the sport for long-term growth, and considers that the Scottish Executive should work with representatives of the racing industry to identify opportunities to promote and develop the industry and to explore the possible implications of the OFT ruling.

Supported by: Mr John Home Robertson, Michael McMahon, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Bristow Muldoon, Dr Elaine Murray, Murdo Fraser, Christine May, Margaret Jamieson, Des McNulty, Alex Neil, Mike Watson, Fiona Hyslop*, Fergus Ewing*

S2M-473 Cathy Jamieson: Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Hugh Henry

S2M-472# Carolyn Leckie: Closure and Rationalisation of Maternity Services—That the Parliament is extremely concerned at the increasing numbers of proposed closures of maternity hospitals and rationalisations of maternity services with consultations held in isolation and without reference to cross-boundary and pan-Scotland impact; notes that claimed benefits of centralisation in relation to morbidity and mortality are unproven; is concerned that there are no minimum standards for staffing establishments of midwives across the service and that models for calculating staff numbers and ratios are outdated and outmoded; notes that expectations of staff by the public and demands of government have increased dramatically over the years which has created more work for all staff providing maternity services despite a declining birth rate, and considers that the Scottish Executive should implement a moratorium on maternity closures and conduct a review of the provision of maternity services across Scotland that involves the public and all trade union and professional organisations with the aim of establishing agreed minimum staffing establishments in a safe, co-ordinated service that meets the needs of all women and families across the whole of Scotland and maintains the expertise and excellence already established in the provision of these services.

Supported by: Frances Curran, Richard Lochhead, Campbell Martin, Rosie Kane, Colin Fox

S2M-471 Rosie Kane: GM Crops—That the Parliament congratulates the EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection, David Byrne, on his clarification that the issue of GM crops coexisting with non-GM crops and its associated threat to biodiversity is a national issue under national competency; welcomes this confirmation of the Scottish Executive’s powers on this issue, and looks forward to it using these powers to announce the banning of all GM foods and crops.

S2M-470# Pauline McNeill: Closure of Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow—That the Parliament opposes the recommendation to the Greater Glasgow NHS Board from the Maternity Working Group, chaired by Professor Margaret Reid, to close the Queen Mother's Hospital and transfer services to the Southern General and Princess Royal hospitals; believes that it makes no sense to close down a well-functioning unit with a proven and world-renowned record of care of mothers and babies; notes that the Queen Mother's Hospital has won many awards for clinical excellence and delivers services to communities that most need the service; further notes that the expert views of Scottish paediatricians and other medical staff appear to have been ignored by the working group, particularly those that expressed the view that transporting ill babies would pose a degree of risk that is currently not necessary; believes that the prospect of closing the Queen Mother's Hospital is not just a loss to women in the west of Glasgow and west of Scotland, but crucially denies a critical service to mothers and ill babies throughout Scotland who have relied upon the close link between the Queen Mother's Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill, a model of care which has catered for women expecting babies that require immediate medical attention; is concerned over the negative knock-on effect to children's services as a result of clinicians remotely serving the two retained maternity units and the uncertainty now created over the future of the Yorkhill NHS Trust following the recommendation of the Maternity Working Group to close the children's hospital in the longer term and transfer all services to the Southern General Hospital, and considers that the Greater Glasgow NHS Board should reject the recommendations of the Maternity Working Group.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Carolyn Leckie, Mr Duncan McNeil, Elaine Smith, Nicola Sturgeon, Bill Butler, Patrick Harvie, Karen Gillon, Frances Curran, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-469 Marilyn Livingstone: National Construction Week 8 to 15 October 2003—That the Parliament supports National Construction Week from 8 to 15 October 2003 and recognises the many economic advantages for Scotland that an expanding construction industry will bring, notably in employment preservation and creation, training, skills and provision of the built environment; welcomes the setting up of a Cross Party Group on Construction to consider and debate all appropriate issues concerning the structure and operation of the construction industry in Scotland as they may affect all relevant stakeholders; supports the industry’s schemes to register construction firms through the Construction Licensing Executive and workers through approved registration schemes, thereby protecting the public by eradicating rogue traders, enhancing the industry’s image and improving the skills base and health and safety practices, and acknowledges that the Scottish Executive, local authorities and other government bodies can assist by (a) supporting registration schemes by insisting that all public works contractors are committed to them, (b) supporting the education and training infrastructure so that it meets Scotland’s construction requirements, (c) acting as an enlightened client by ensuring, where possible, advanced programmes of work on which the industry can plan its skills requirements and provide its workforce with security of employment and (d) ensuring that public works contracts are fair, open, effective and straightforward to administer and deliver.

Supported by: Helen Eadie, Elaine Smith, Ms Sandra White, Christine May, Bristow Muldoon, Dr Elaine Murray, Paul Martin, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mr Richard Baker, Jackie Baillie, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Sarah Boyack, Robert Brown, Ms Wendy Alexander, Bill Butler, Cathie Craigie, David Mundell, Susan Deacon, Scott Barrie, Mike Watson, Karen Whitefield, Mr Jamie Stone, Cathy Peattie, Margaret Jamieson, Pauline McNeill*

S2M-466 Colin Fox: Condolences on the Death of Joe Baker—That the Parliament expresses its condolences to the family, friends and many football fans who are mourning the death of Joe Baker and notes his great contribution to Scottish football as a player with Hibernian FC as well as his international career with Arsenal, Torino and England.

Supported by: John Swinburne, Campbell Martin

S2M-457 Rosie Kane: US Treatment of Human Shields to Iraq—That the Parliament condemns the actions of the US Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control in imposing fines and custodial sentences on individuals who travelled to Iraq to act as human shields and commends those individuals on their humanitarian actions during the recent war.

Supported by: Frances Curran, Carolyn Leckie, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Chris Ballance, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-455# John Swinburne: Pension Credit—That the Parliament notes the introduction of Pension Credit a new means-tested benefit for senior citizens; recognises the cost of implementing another mean-tested benefit and the complicated and demeaning process of applying for this benefit for senior citizens; agrees that a decent state pension is a right for our senior citizens and should not have to be supplemented with means-tested benefits, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive should urge Her Majesty’s Government to deliver on Gordon Brown’s pledge nine years ago to abolish means-testing and introduce a state pension which provides all senior citizens with a reasonable quality of life, with the link to earnings restored to provide a greater economic stability to those senior citizens.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie, Dr Jean Turner, Christine Grahame, Colin Fox, Ms Sandra White, Frances Curran

S2M-454 Ross Finnie: The Draft Agricultural Holdings (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2003—That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Agricultural Holdings (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Allan Wilson

S2M-453 Tommy Sheridan: Number of Deportations by Her Majesty's Government Between 1990 and 2002—That the Parliament notes that the New Labour Government deported 255,413 people between May 1997 and December 2002 while the Tory Government deported 174,967 people between January 1990 and April 1997; further notes that New Labour now deports seven people an hour compared to two deportations an hour in 1990, and believes that this illustrates clearly New Labour’s negative attitude to immigrants seeking to build a new life within the UK.

S2M-452# Brian Adam: Science and the Parliament Event 12 November 2003—That the Parliament welcomes the "Science and the Parliament 2003" event being held on 12 November 2003, organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in association with Scotland's leading science organisations; notes the contribution of Scotland's 40,000 scientists to our economic, environmental and social development including those working in the public sector; further notes the contribution of science to the development of new technologies in renewable energy and waste management and supporting a sustainable environment; notes the importance of a well-resourced science research sector to allow Scotland to be a world leader in the "green" technologies, and considers that the Scottish Executive should increase investment in science research and support greater industrial research.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Michael Matheson, Richard Lochhead, Mr Rob Gibson, Christine Grahame, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Mr David Davidson, Eleanor Scott, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Ms Sandra White, Dr Jean Turner, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-442# European Week for Safety and Health (lodged on 1 October 2003) Frances Curran*, Helen Eadie*, Elaine Smith*, Mike Watson*

S2M-440 Appointment of New Cardinal (lodged on 1 October 2003) Fiona Hyslop*, John Scott*

S2M-437# Rising Crime in Forth Valley (lodged on 30 September 2003) John Scott*

S2M-426# Hepatitis C from Contaminated Blood Products (lodged on 30 September 2003) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-424# Wind Farms (lodged on 30 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-405.1 Army Display in the Parliament (lodged on 24 September 2003) John Scott*

S2M-364# Children's Panel Membership (lodged on 18 September 2003) Mary Scanlon*

S2M-341 Road Tolls (lodged on 12 September 2003) John Scott*

S2M-315# Public Inquiry into Infections from Contaminated Blood Products Contracted by Patients who Suffer from Haemophilia (lodged on 9 September 2003) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-308# Local Family History Week 18 to 24 April 2004 (lodged on 8 September 2003) Fiona Hyslop*

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

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

S2M-265 Queen Mother's Hospital and Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow (lodged on 14 August 2003) Mr Stewart Maxwell*

S2M-258 Harviestoun Brewery Champion Beer of Britain Award 2003 (lodged on 13 August 2003) John Scott*

S2M-257# Support for Mountain Rescue Service (lodged on 11 August 2003) John Scott*

S2M-241# Galloway Fisheries Inshore Exclusion Zone (lodged on 29 July 2003) John Scott*