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Business Bulletin No. 139 / 2003

Monday 20th 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-503 Margaret Jamieson: British Baker of the Year - Brownings the Bakers Kilmarnock-That the Parliament congratulates Brownings the Bakers, Kilmarnock in being the first Scottish company to be awarded the British Baker of the Year award.

*S2M-502# Sarah Boyack: Fairtrade-That the Parliament warmly welcomes moves by the City of Edinburgh Council to endorse the Fairtrade Towns Initiative supported by organisations including Oxfam, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Traidcraft and the World Development Movement; pays tribute to the Fairtrade Foundation that exists to ensure a better deal for marginalised and disadvantaged producers in developing countries and to ensure that products marked with the Fairtrade logo meet internationally recognised standards of Fairtrade, and acknowledges the commitment of local authorities, churches, schools and universities across Scotland that are working towards achieving the Fairtrade mark. 

*S2M-501 Iain Smith: Unauthorised GM Material in Crop Trials-That the Parliament notes with concern the results of the Scottish Agriculture Science Agency's GM Inspectorate's investigation into the GM seed used in the latest round of farm scale trials in Scotland, which revealed that approximately 5.5% of material planted was genetically modified seed not authorised under the terms of the release consent for the trials; welcomes the investigation by the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment into recommendations for improvements to the inspection and enforcement systems in place; further welcomes the referral of this case by the Scottish Executive to the Procurator Fiscal, and believes that since some GM seedlot suppliers are unable to provide the necessary level of biosecurity for the field trials, they should not be involved in commercial planting and therefore calls on the Executive to refuse any further licences for the planting of genetically modified material, for either field trials or commercial purposes.

*S2M-500 Mr Andy Kerr: Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the act.

*S2M-499 Rosie Kane: Renewable Energy-That the Parliament acknowledges the concerns of members of the public over the inappropriate siting of on-shore wind farms; notes that Scotland potentially has many various forms of renewable energy; calls on the Scottish Executive to establish a publicly-owned renewable energy company that would encompass all forms of renewable energy, and further calls on the Executive to take the national grid into public ownership to facilitate the efficient transfer of electricity.

*S2M-498# Tommy Sheridan: State Aid to Scottish Industry-That the Parliament believes that Her Majesty's Government should step up state aid to Scottish industry to the European Union average in an attempt to protect Scottish jobs.

*S2M-497# Tommy Sheridan: Tendering of Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry Services-That the Parliament believes that the Scottish Executive should immediately end the tendering process for Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services in light of the European Court of Justice's ruling on the Altmark Trans bus company case.

*S2M-496 Rhona Brankin: Scottish Football Team and Euro 2004-That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish football team on reaching the play-off stages of the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament; notes the magnificent contribution made by Midlothian's own Darren Fletcher to the team's success, and wishes the entire squad the best of luck for the play-off against the Netherlands.

S2M-495# Mr Bruce McFee: West of Scotland *Secure* Care Centre-That the Parliament believes that the Scottish Executive should 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.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*, Campbell Martin*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-494 Welsh Assembly Stance on GM (lodged on 10 October 2003) Patrick Harvie*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-493 Scotland's Latest World Champion (lodged on 10 October 2003) Patrick Harvie*, Scott Barrie*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Colin Fox*, Bristow Muldoon*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-492 Gaelic Language Bill (lodged on 10 October 2003) Maureen Macmillan*, Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*, Scott Barrie*

S2M-491 Swimming in Scotland (lodged on 10 October 2003) Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*

S2M-490 Think Water School Packs (lodged on 10 October 2003) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-489 Layla Zana (lodged on 10 October 2003) Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-488 United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (lodged on 9 October 2003) Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*, Tricia Marwick*

S2M-487# Renewable Energy and Wind Farm Guidance (lodged on 9 October 2003) Jim Mather*, Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*

S2M-486 Sexual Health Misinformation (lodged on 9 October 2003) Marlyn Glen*, Frances Curran*, Chris Ballance*, Mark Ballard*, Mrs Margaret Smith*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-485 Nursery Nurses (lodged on 9 October 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Patrick Harvie*, John Swinburne*, Dr Jean Turner*, Tricia Marwick*

S2M-484 1820 Martyrs (lodged on 9 October 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Brian Adam*, Linda Fabiani*, Donald Gorrie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, John Swinburne*, Tricia Marwick*

S2M-483 Threatened End of Manufacturing at Hoover, Cambuslang (lodged on 9 October 2003) Chris Ballance*, Patrick Harvie*, Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*, Mike Pringle*

S2M-482# Development of Oban Harbour (lodged on 9 October 2003) Mr Jamie Stone*, Cathie Craigie*, Mary Scanlon*, Phil Gallie*, Dr Jean Turner*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-481# Women's Social and Political Union (lodged on 9 October 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Marlyn Glen*, Trish Godman*, Chris Ballance*, Patrick Harvie*, Janis Hughes*, Helen Eadie*, Donald Gorrie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, John Swinburne*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-480 Call for Inquiry into 118118 Directory Inquiry Service (lodged on 9 October 2003) Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Jim Mather*, Brian Adam*, Alasdair Morgan*, Stewart Stevenson*, Alex Neil*, Christine Grahame*, John Swinburne*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-479 Recognising the Achievements of Professor John Mallard (lodged on 9 October 2003) Mr David Davidson*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Jim Mather*, Phil Gallie*, Brian Adam*, Stewart Stevenson*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-478# CSV 'Make a Difference Day' (lodged on 9 October 2003) Trish Godman*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Phil Gallie*, Bristow Muldoon*, Robert Brown*, Frances Curran*, Brian Adam*, Patrick Harvie*, Janis Hughes*, Karen Gillon*, Christine Grahame*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Margaret Jamieson*, Rosie Kane*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr David Davidson*, Robin Harper*, Marlyn Glen*, Helen Eadie*, Elaine Smith*, Donald Gorrie*, Dr Jean Turner*, Scott Barrie*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-476 Welcome for Announcement by Shell UK (lodged on 9 October 2003) Scott Barrie*

S2M-475 Job Losses at Hoover Plant, Cambuslang (lodged on 9 October 2003) Marlyn Glen*, Trish Godman*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr Richard Baker*, Rosie Kane*, Bill Butler*, Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*, Chris Ballance*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Irene Oldfather*

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: Linda Fabiani*, Dr Jean Turner*, Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*, Phil Gallie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-472# Closure and Rationalisation of Maternity Services (lodged on 8 October 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-471 GM Crops (lodged on 8 October 2003) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, John Swinburne*

S2M-470# Closure of Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow (lodged on 8 October 2003) Trish Godman*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, John Swinburne*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-469 National Construction Week 8 to 15 October 2003 (lodged on 8 October 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Donald Gorrie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-466 Condolences on the Death of Joe Baker (lodged on 7 October 2003) Tricia Marwick*

S2M-457 US Treatment of Human Shields to Iraq (lodged on 6 October 2003) Donald Gorrie*, John Swinburne*

S2M-455# Pension Credit (lodged on 6 October 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-453 Number of Deportations by Her Majesty's Government Between 1990 and 2002 (lodged on 6 October 2003) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-452# Science and the Parliament Event 12 November 2003 (lodged on 6 October 2003) Fergus Ewing*, Jim Mather*

S2M-451# Warm Homes Week (lodged on 3 October 2003) Fiona Hyslop*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-443# Scottish Executive Relocation Policy (lodged on 2 October 2003) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-442# European Week for Safety and Health (lodged on 1 October 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Marlyn Glen*, Trish Godman*, Chris Ballance*, Janis Hughes*

S2M-441 Planning Appeals (lodged on 1 October 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-440 Appointment of New Cardinal (lodged on 1 October 2003) Michael McMahon*

S2M-424# Wind Farms (lodged on 30 September 2003) John Swinburne*

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

S2M-417# Royal Mail Withdrawal from Use of Rail (lodged on 26 September 2003) Michael McMahon*, Janis Hughes*

S2M-415 Water Charging Schemes (lodged on 25 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-414 The Sun Newspaper and Frank Bruno (lodged on 25 September 2003) Michael McMahon*

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

S2M-368# National Concessionary Travel Scheme for Older People (lodged on 19 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-365# Edinburgh's Proposals for Congestion Charging (lodged on 19 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*

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

S2M-361# Lack of Affordable Rural Housing in North East Scotland (lodged on 18 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*

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

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

S2M-249 Aberdeen Recycling and Waste Management (lodged on 5 August 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Dr Jean Turner*