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Business Bulletin No. 157/2003

Wednesday 19 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-628 Robert Brown: Small Business, Energy and the Environment—That the Parliament welcomes the Energy and Environment SME Toolkit, produced by the Federation of Small Businesses in association with the Scottish Energy Efficiency Office; notes that it is an example of good practice, demonstrating that addressing environmental concerns saves energy and money and reduces the nation’s environmental footprint, and recommends the toolkit to all small businesses in Scotland.

*S2M-627 Ms Margaret Curran: Progress in Respect of Fuel Poverty in Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the new fuel poverty figures from the Scottish House Condition Survey 2002 as good news for Scotland; endorses the Scottish Executive’s current fuel poverty programmes, and reaffirms the commitment to eradicate fuel poverty as far as reasonably practicable by 2016.

Supported by: Mrs Mary Mulligan*

*S2M-626 Elaine Smith: State Visit to Britain by the President of the United States of America—That the Parliament notes the inappropriate and insensitive timing of the state visit to Britain by the President of the United States of America, George W Bush; believes, however, that this visit can serve as a reminder of the many military and civilian casualties since the commencement of war in Iraq and the many still suffering in the aftermath; expresses solidarity with the United States citizens who opposed the conflict; notes that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have exacerbated instability worldwide, and calls for an end to such pre-emptive attacks on some of the world’s most vulnerable peoples and, instead, encourages engagement with the United Nations to promote peace, equality and an end to world poverty.

*S2M-625 Carolyn Leckie: Poverty in Scotland—That the Parliament recognises that only in an independent socialist Scotland will the obscene poverty and inequality that scars our nation be permanently tackled; recognises, however, that the limited powers available to it currently must be utilised fully to tackle the root causes of poverty as effectively as possible; accepts that it has complete power over pay and conditions in the public sector which involves almost 500,000 workers; resolves, in order to eradicate low pay and improve working conditions, to introduce a public sector minimum wage set at the internationally recognised European decency threshold and a maximum working week of 35 hours to tackle the socially destructive long hours culture which currently pervades too many Scottish workplaces; believes that a £7.50 per hour minimum wage and 35 hours a week policy funded by the abolition of Scottish Enterprise and full utilisation of existing block grant will eradicate low pay in the public sector and help increase wages in the private sector, and resolves to continue collectively the push for full independence and democratic control over Scotland’s vast wealth and resources to improve the standard and quality of life of all Scotland’s citizens.

*S2M-624 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 26 November 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on previous Procedures Committee’s 3rd Report 2003 (Session 1): The Founding Principles of the Scottish Parliament

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 27 November 2003

9.30 am Executive Debate on Violence Against Women

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on Physical Activity: the Need for Improvement and the Cost of Failure

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 3 December 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 4 December 2003

9.30 am Scottish National Party Business

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on Protecting Bathing Water Quality

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-623 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2003 Amendment (No.2) Order 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-622 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Agricultural Holdings (Consequential Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-621 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/501) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-620 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Tommy Sheridan be appointed to replace Rosie Kane on the Local Government and Transport Committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-619 Mr Ted Brocklebank: St. Andrew’s Week Celebrations—That the Parliament congratulates the organisers of the St Andrew’s Week celebrations that demonstrate the best of traditional Scottish culture through a host of events and activities showing the rich heritage of Scotland’s music, arts, crafts and food and pays tribute to the local St Andrew’s Society for its dedication in organising cultural and gastronomic tributes to Scotland’s patron saint for over twenty years.

*S2M-618 Tommy Sheridan: World Peace—That the Parliament opposes the state visit to the UK by George W Bush; deplores the complicity and subservience of the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who now shares the responsibility for the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqis and dozens of British service personnel; considers that the UK Parliament and the Scottish Parliament were deceived into backing an illegal, immoral and unjustified war; believes that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have turned the world into a more dangerous and unstable place than ever before; agrees to send messages of support to the many thousands of protestors participating in the "Stop Bush" UK national demonstrations in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and recommends that the International Court of Justice should place George W Bush and Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.

Supported by: Frances Curran*

*S2M-617 Chris Ballance: Closure of Nuclear Power Stations—That the Parliament celebrates the closure of Stade nuclear power station as the beginning of the end of nuclear power in Germany and looks forward to the impending closure of Chapelcross nuclear power station in Dumfriesshire as the start of the end for nuclear power in Scotland.

*S2M-616 Mr Andy Kerr: Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the following expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund, namely–

(a) any expenditure of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act; and

(b) any increase attributable to the Act in expenditure payable out of the Fund under any other enactment.

*S2M-615# Bill Butler: 20 mph Speed Zones Around Schools—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow City Council on its decision to introduce mandatory 20 mph speed limits outside every school in Glasgow; hopes that other local authorities will follow Glasgow City Council’s example in trying to improve the safety of pupils travelling to and from school, and views this as a significant and welcome step in implementing the Scottish Executive’s commitment to improve Scotland’s record on road traffic accidents, in particular the objective of cutting the number of young people killed and injured on roads each year.

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray*, Eleanor Scott*, Tricia Marwick*, Chris Ballance*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Sarah Boyack*, Des McNulty*, Elaine Smith*, Pauline McNeill*, Karen Whitefield*, Janis Hughes*, Johann Lamont*, Scott Barrie*, Trish Godman*, Robert Brown*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Nora Radcliffe*, Frances Curran*

*S2M-614 Mr Andy Kerr: Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure charged on, and any expenditure payable out of, the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

*S2M-613 Rob Gibson: Condolences to St-Nazaire—That the Parliament sends its condolences to the people of St-Nazaire whose family members were killed or injured on a pre-launch visit while boarding the new liner Queen Mary 2; notes the direct association of the St-Nazaire shipbuilding industry and that of the Firth of Clyde; recalls the toll of human life in building ships, and urges the community to ensure that a successful launch for the vessel will still be marked by the planned conference on 29 November 2003 to commemorate the strong links between shipbuilding on the Clyde and on the estuary of the Loire.

S2M-612 Potential G8 Summit at Gleneagles (lodged on 17 November 2003) Michael Matheson*, Rob Gibson*, Campbell Martin*, Richard Lochhead*, Brian Adam*

S2M-611 Threat to Teachers’ Pensions (lodged on 17 November 2003) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-610 People, Pensions and Post Offices (lodged on 17 November 2003) Murdo Fraser*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-609 Deployment of Royal Scots to Iraq (lodged on 17 November 2003) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-606# Scotland’s Football Victory (lodged on 17 November 2003) Eleanor Scott*

S2M-604# South Lanarkshire Secondary Schools PPP Proposal (lodged on 13 November 2003) Michael Matheson*

S2M-602# Belford Hospital, Lochaber (lodged on 13 November 2003) Brian Adam*, Bruce Crawford*, Rob Gibson*, Mary Scanlon*, Frances Curran*

S2M-599 Bonnington and Stonebyres Power Stations (lodged on 13 November 2003) Sarah Boyack*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-598# Co-operative Group Fair Trade Coffee (lodged on 12 November 2003) Bill Butler*, Scott Barrie*, Frances Curran*, Karen Whitefield*, Donald Gorrie*, Trish Godman*, Maureen Macmillan*, Rob Gibson*

S2M-597 Compulsory National Identity Cards (lodged on 12 November 2003) Fiona Hyslop*, Donald Gorrie*, Frances Curran*

S2M-596 Fairtrade Initiative at the Parliament (lodged on 12 November 2003) Johann Lamont*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-595# MMR Vaccine (lodged on 12 November 2003) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-592 South Lanarkshire Council’s School Closures (lodged on 11 November 2003) Frances Curran*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-583 Parentline Scotland (lodged on 11 November 2003) Murdo Fraser*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-582# Scottish Natural Heritage Vote Against Relocation (lodged on 11 November 2003) Frances Curran*

S2M-581 Chemistry Week 2003 (lodged on 11 November 2003) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-578# Unity Enterprise Glasgow Airport (lodged on 10 November 2003) Sarah Boyack*, Johann Lamont*, Donald Gorrie*, Frances Curran*

S2M-577 Working Together for a Sustainable Scotland (lodged on 10 November 2003) Mark Ballard*, Patrick Harvie*, Chris Ballance*, Donald Gorrie*

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

S2M-571 Visit of George W Bush (lodged on 7 November 2003) Campbell Martin*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-570# Abuse of Older People (lodged on 6 November 2003) Frances Curran*

S2M-569# Economic Potential of the Renewable Energy Industry (lodged on 6 November 2003) Irene Oldfather*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-568 A80 Appraisal (lodged on 6 November 2003) Murdo Fraser*

S2M-530 New York Crime Success (lodged on 29 October 2003) Murdo Fraser*

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

 

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