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Business Bulletin No. 151 / 2003

Tuesday 11th 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-580 Mr Mark Ruskell: European Network of GMO-Free Regions-That the Parliament applauds the 10 European regions of Aquitaine, the Basque Country, Limousin, Marche, Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Thrace-Rodopi, Tuscany, Upper Austria and Wales whose agriculture ministers have signed a document asserting the right of regions to forbid genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within their territories, in order to establish a 'network of GMO-free regions'.

*S2M-579 Eleanor Scott: Highlands as a GM-Free Zone-That the Parliament applauds the Highland Council's Land and Environment Select Committee for its decision on 6 November to recommend the establishment of the Highlands as a Genetically Modified Free Zone and encourages other local authorities to follow suit.

*S2M-578# Trish Godman: Unity Enterprise Glasgow Airport-That the Parliament commends Unity Enterprise, a registered charity, which provides education, training, work experience and other assistance to young people and adults who have disabilities and disadvantages of one kind or another; notes in particular the helpful and practical assistance given by a group of such young people and adults to passengers at Glasgow Airport, especially the help shown to those individuals who have to use wheelchairs, in relation to shopping requirements, visits to cafes and toilets and the company offered to passengers in allocated areas; believes that this is both a comfort to travellers and offers a useful introduction to the workplace for those who are themselves disadvantaged, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive and other appropriate agencies should do what they can in order to extend similar services to other airports, bus terminals and railway stations.

*S2M-577 Robin Harper: Working Together for a Sustainable Scotland-That the Parliament commends the Centre for Scottish Public Policy for its recent report and discussion paper Working Together for a Sustainable Scotland; recognises the need to improve both the Scottish Executive's and the Parliament's handling of sustainable development; calls on the Executive to produce a comprehensive sustainable development strategy and to create a sustainable development unit within the First Minister's office; considers that a sustainable development committee of the Parliament should be established to monitor progress and audit the impact of policies, legislation and processes upon sustainable development, and calls upon the Executive to apply strategic environmental assessment to Scottish Enterprise and local enterprise networks as an early priority.

S2M-576# Proposed Closure of Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow (lodged on 7 November 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-575 Aung San Sui Kyi (lodged on 7 November 2003) Robert Brown*, Jackie Baillie*, Helen Eadie*, Karen Gillon*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Margaret Smith*, Donald Gorrie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-574 Scottish Opera's Financial Situation (lodged on 7 November 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-573 Quality of Services for Young Offenders (lodged on 7 November 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-572 Scottish Football Writers' Association (lodged on 7 November 2003) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-571 Visit of George W Bush (lodged on 7 November 2003) Tommy Sheridan*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-570# Abuse of Older People (lodged on 6 November 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-565# From Oxgangs to Africa Housing Initiative (lodged on 5 November 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-564# World AIDS Day 2003 (lodged on 5 November 2003) Helen Eadie*, Donald Gorrie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Linda Fabiani*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-563# Sustainable Development in Education (lodged on 5 November 2003) Robin Harper*, Bruce Crawford*, Donald Gorrie*, Eleanor Scott*

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

S2M-558 Support for the Firefighters (lodged on 4 November 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-557 Compulsory Daytime Use of Headlights (lodged on 4 November 2003) Robin Harper*, Donald Gorrie*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-555# MS Standards of Care (lodged on 4 November 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-552# Alternatives to New Forth Crossing (lodged on 4 November 2003) Donald Gorrie*, Shiona Baird*, Eleanor Scott*

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

S2M-542 Maggie's Centre Glasgow - First Birthday (lodged on 3 November 2003) Mr Ted Brocklebank*

S2M-538# MMR Vaccine (lodged on 31 October 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-528# Collateral Damage (lodged on 29 October 2003) Campbell Martin*, Nicola Sturgeon*

S2M-516# Asthma Care in Scotland (lodged on 28 October 2003) Richard Lochhead*

S2M-514# Call for Public Local Inquiry into Park of Keir Planning Application (lodged on 27 October 2003) Bruce Crawford*

S2M-511# Review of Maternity Services in Glasgow (lodged on 24 October 2003) Nicola Sturgeon*, Linda Fabiani*, Alex Neil*, Shona Robison*, Mr Bruce McFee*