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Business Bulletin No. 149/2003

Friday 7 November 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-570# John Swinburne: Abuse of Older People—That the Parliament recognises that around one in ten older people in Scotland have been victims of various forms of elder abuse; congratulates Age Concern Scotland’s elder abuse project on its work in attempting to raise awareness of this problem and, in particular, supports its interactive forum theatre events, which will lead to breaking the silence on elder abuse in our communities; hopes that this unique approach to tackling the very sensitive subject of the abuse of older people will lead to its greater recognition, and believes that the Scottish Executive should take action to reduce the level of elder abuse and to ensure that victims of abuse have access to appropriate support and legal remedies.

*S2M-569# Christine May: Economic Potential of the Renewable Energy Industry—That the Parliament recognises the outstanding economic potential presented by the renewable energy industry, not only in the field of wind power but also through other forms of energy such as biomass and wave power and further recognises that, if the Scottish Executive is to meet all of its renewable energy targets, it needs to do all it can to encourage all forms of renewable energy so that the market is there to support future projects.

Supported by: Bill Butler*

*S2M-568 Margaret Mitchell: A80 Appraisal—That the Parliament believes that the Scottish Executive should undertake a full appraisal of the costs and benefits of both the A80 upgrade and the alternative Kelvin Valley route for a new motorway, including a comparison between the economic and environmental impacts of both options, and recognises the importance to the Scottish economy of making a timeous decision.

*S2M-567 Mr Richard Baker: Gar-Ling Ng—That the Parliament congratulates Gar-Ling Ng, a student from Torry in Aberdeen studying at Aberdeen University, on being named the UK’s most enterprising student at the recent Shell Technology Enterprise Programme Awards 2003 as a result of her new design idea for an oil pipeline cleaner.

*S2M-566 Cathy Jamieson: Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Amendment (Scotland) Order 2003—That the Justice 1 Committee recommends that the draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Amendment (Scotland) Order 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

S2M-565# From Oxgangs to Africa Housing Initiative (lodged on 5 November 2003) Alex Neil*, Bill Butler*

S2M-564# World AIDS Day 2003 (lodged on 5 November 2003) Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Janis Hughes*, Bill Butler*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Pauline McNeill*, Alex Neil*, Elaine Smith*, Carolyn Leckie*, Christine May*, Scott Barrie*, Cathie Craigie*, Karen Whitefield*, Karen Gillon*, Murray Tosh*, Susan Deacon*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-563*#* Robert Brown: Sustainable Development in Education—That the Parliament acknowledges the importance of promoting and developing education for sustainable development; commends Education 21, a joint forum, including educationalists, non-government organisations, businesses, local authorities, agencies and trade unions, promoting education consistent with a sustainable future, on its partnership approach to driving forward this agenda; welcomes initiatives such as Eco-Schools, the Sustainable Secondary Schools Partnership project and the news that the Scottish Executive will be supporting the Inverclyde pilot on an enterprising global citizen course, and looks towards a significant Scottish contribution towards the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development from 2005 to 2014.

Supported by: Mike Pringle*, Nora Radcliffe*, Sarah Boyack*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Jeremy Purvis*, Mike Watson*, Des McNulty*, Margaret Smith*, Iain Smith*

S2M-561 Community Development of Renewable Energy (lodged on 5 November 2003) Iain Smith*

S2M-558 Support for the Firefighters (lodged on 4 November 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Colin Fox*, Ms Sandra White*, Elaine Smith*, Campbell Martin*

S2M-555# MS Standards of Care (lodged on 4 November 2003) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Brian Adam*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Michael McMahon*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S2M-553# European Parliament Seat Numbers (lodged on 4 November 2003) Michael Matheson*

S2M-552# Alternatives to New Forth Crossing (lodged on 4 November 2003) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-551 Glasgow Black History Month (lodged on 4 November 2003) Elaine Smith*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-544# Access to Terrestrial TV Channels in Rural Areas (lodged on 4 November 2003) Iain Smith*

S2M-542 Maggie's Centre Glasgow - First Birthday (lodged on 3 November 2003) Roseanna Cunningham*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-540# First Woman Church of Scotland Moderator (lodged on 3 November 2003) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, John Scott*, Mark Ballard*

S2M-539 Holyrood Inquiry (lodged on 31 October 2003) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-538# MMR Vaccine (lodged on 31 October 2003) Frances Curran*, Colin Fox*, Brian Adam*, Chris Ballance*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Campbell Martin*

S2M-534# New Forth Crossing (lodged on 30 October 2003) Iain Smith*

S2M-528# Collateral Damage (lodged on 29 October 2003) Bill Butler*

S2M-516# Asthma Care in Scotland (lodged on 28 October 2003) Margaret Jamieson*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Michael Matheson*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Bill Butler*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Stewart Stevenson*, Susan Deacon*, Karen Whitefield*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Alex Neil*, Carolyn Leckie*, Dr Elaine Murray*

S2M-515 Federation of Small Businesses' Energy and Environment Toolkit (lodged on 28 October 2003) Sarah Boyack*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-507# Scottish White Stuff Milk Moustache Campaign (lodged on 21 October 2003) Susan Deacon*

S2M-503 British Baker of the Year - Brownings the Bakers Kilmarnock (lodged on 16 October 2003) Rhona Brankin*, Karen Gillon*, Alex Neil*

S2M-486 Sexual Health Misinformation (lodged on 9 October 2003) Susan Deacon*

S2M-481# Women's Social and Political Union (lodged on 9 October 2003) Bill Butler*

S2M-452# Science and the Parliament Event 12 November 2003 (lodged on 6 October 2003) Margaret Jamieson*