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Business Bulletin No. 165 / 2003

Tuesday 2nd December 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-685 Cathy Jamieson: Modernising Access to Legal Advice, Information and Representation-That the Parliament notes the progress made to date on modernising access to legal advice, information and representation; agrees the importance of increasing access to justice through a better and more consistent provision of legal information and advice throughout Scotland, and welcomes the strategic review of the delivery of legal aid, advice and information as a means of ensuring a better and more efficient public service in line with the needs of Scottish citizens.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S2M-684# Cathy Peattie: Linked Work and Training Trust Central - BURA Award-That the Parliament congratulates Linked Work and Training Trust Central (LWTTC) on its Best Practice in Regeneration award, the only Scottish organisation among this year's five British Urban Regeneration Association (BURA) awards; notes BURA's comment that LWTTC is an outstanding example of a project that "builds the capacity of excluded communities to develop and harness their own skills, commitment, experience and confidence to contribute to sustained local economic and social regeneration"; further notes that in Empowered To Practice: The Future of Community Learning and Development Training in Scotland the Scottish Executive recognised the LWTTC model of work-based training and recommended its expansion, and believes that the Executive should ensure that funding authorities support the wider adoption of such programmes.

*S2M-683# Robin Harper: Outdoor Education-That the Parliament regrets that there is no national programme for outdoor education in Scotland; notes that programmes for outdoor education vary greatly from council to council; further notes that schools within the separate councils lack uniformity in implementing outdoor education programmes and regrets that children are not receiving equal access to the opportunities and advantages provided by outdoor education; regrets that financial factors, socio-economic factors and lack of access to facilities all serve as barriers to outdoor education; regrets that the lack of a requirement for outdoor education to be taught in schools has led to a serious decline in the number of outdoor education teachers employed in Scotland; regrets that, despite the General Teaching Council's recommendation in 2000, there is still no national teaching qualification in outdoor education; regrets that there is no Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools with specific expertise in, or responsibility for, outdoor education; regrets that primary teachers and geography teachers receive minimal training in outdoor education; further regrets that there is a decline in the number of biology students on outdoor environmental studies courses, and considers that the Scottish Executive should set up a short life working group to report before June 2004 on all these issues.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*

*S2M-682 Mr Andy Kerr: Local Governance (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Local Governance (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-681# Tricia Marwick: Apology Demanded for Poll Tax-That the Parliament notes the admission by Malcolm Rifkind, the Conservative Secretary of State for Scotland responsible for the introduction of the poll tax on 1 April 1989, that it was "a great political mistake"; rejects the assertion that it was his government's presentation of the poll tax that was flawed, and considers that Mr Rifkind and the Conservative Party in Scotland should now, after 14 years, apologise to the thousands of people in Scotland who were pursued for payment of a tax they could not pay and apologise to the people of Scotland for using Scotland as the guinea pig for their unfair and unjust tax system and their immoral and draconian methods of collecting it.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Christine Grahame*

*S2M-680 Patrick Harvie: M74 Public Local Inquiry-That the Parliament recognises and agrees that the answer to question S2F-383 by the First Minister on 27 November 2003 concerning the M74 motorway extension clearly gives an appearance of bias; believes that the Scottish Executive has conflicting roles in the decision-making process; further believes that the public local inquiry under way from 1 December 2003 has now been compromised such that under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights the objectors are entitled to hold the view that the appeal process does not provide them with a fair and impartial hearing, and considers that the inquiry should be abandoned until such time as a process can be put in place that complies with Article 6.

S2M-679 Fairtrade Universities (lodged on 27 November 2003) Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-678# Winter Fuel Deaths (lodged on 27 November 2003) Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-676# Fatigue and Chronic Neurological Illnesses (lodged on 27 November 2003) Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-675 The Symphony of Dreams Trust (lodged on 27 November 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-674# 7:84 Theatre Company (lodged on 26 November 2003) Jackie Baillie*, Patrick Harvie*, Richard Baker*, Christine May*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Colin Fox*, Mark Ballard*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Marlyn Glen*, Christine Grahame*, Robert Brown*, Tricia Marwick*, Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*

S2M-669 Help the Aged SeniorLine (lodged on 26 November 2003) Robin Harper*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-668 Bhopal Anniversary (lodged on 26 November 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-667# Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) (lodged on 26 November 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Stewart Stevenson*

S2M-665 Use of Sewel Motions (lodged on 26 November 2003) Mark Ballard*, Robin Harper*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-664 7:84 Theatre Company (lodged on 26 November 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-662 Rugby World Cup (lodged on 26 November 2003) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-658# Impact of Globalisation on Jobs in the Scottish Finance Sector (lodged on 25 November 2003) Chris Ballance*, Robin Harper*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-656 Cairngorm National Park Pàirc Nàiseanta a' Chàirn Ghuirm (lodged on 25 November 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-655# Drug Assisted Rape (lodged on 25 November 2003) Bristow Muldoon*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-648# European Chemicals Regulation (lodged on 24 November 2003) Mark Ballard*, Robin Harper*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-647# Access to Children's Therapy Services in North East Scotland (lodged on 24 November 2003) Robin Harper*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-646 Holyrood Centenary (lodged on 24 November 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-645 Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (lodged on 21 November 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-644 Muslim Festival of Eid-Ul-Fitr (lodged on 24 November 2003) Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-643 Official Opening of RECAP Recycling Project in Cumbernauld (lodged on 21 November 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-642# Social Work Review (lodged on 20 November 2003) Chris Ballance*, Robin Harper*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-640 Boycott (lodged on 20 November 2003) Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-639# Scottish Widows and Lloyds TSB (lodged on 20 November 2003) Elaine Smith*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-638# Road Safety (lodged on 20 November 2003) Colin Fox*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-636# Pensions (lodged on 20 November 2003) Elaine Smith*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-635# Transfer of Reserved Powers (lodged on 20 November 2003) Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-634# Breeding of Animals (lodged on 20 November 2003) Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-633# Non-numeric Fingerprinting (lodged on 20 November 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-631# Closure of Post Offices in Glasgow (lodged on 19 November 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-628 Small Business, Energy and the Environment (lodged on 18 November 2003) Robin Harper*, Elaine Smith*

S2M-617 Closure of Nuclear Power Stations (lodged on 18 November 2003) Elaine Smith*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-615# 20 mph Speed Zones Around Schools (lodged on 18 November 2003) Colin Fox*, Rosie Kane*

*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.

 

*The member has provided the following Gaelic translation:

Gu bheil a' Phàrlamaid a' toirt a co-chaoinidhean do na daoine ann an St-Nazaire aig an robh caraidean a chaidh a mharbhadh no a leòn fhad 's a bha iad a' dol air bhòrd na luinge ùire, Queen Mary 2, airson tadhal ro bhogadh; gu bheil i ag aithneachadh a' cheangail dhìreach eadar gnìomhachas an long-thogail ann an St-Nazaire agus ann an Linne Chluaidh; gu bheil i a' cuimhneachadh àireamh nan daoine a bhàsaich ann an togail longan, agus gu bheil i a' brosnachadh na coimhearsneachd gus dèanamh cinnteach gun tèid an t-soitheach a bhogadh gu soirbheachail agus gun tèid a chomharrachadh fhathast leis a' cho-labhairt air 29 Sultain gus na ceangalan làidir eadar long-thogail air an Abhainn Chluaidh agus air inbhir Loire a chomharrachadh.*

Supported by: Rosie Kane*

S2M-612.1 Potential G8 Summit at Gleneagles (lodged on 19 November 2003) Rosie Kane*

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

S2M-602# Belford Hospital, Lochaber (lodged on 13 November 2003) Rosie Kane*

S2M-601 Water and Sewerage Charges (lodged on 13 November 2003) Rosie Kane*

S2M-600# Laurencekirk Railway Station (lodged on 13 November 2003) Rosie Kane*

S2M-598# Co-operative Group Fair Trade Coffee (lodged on 12 November 2003) Rosie Kane*

S2M-597 Compulsory National Identity Cards (lodged on 12 November 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-596 Fairtrade Initiative at the Parliament (lodged on 12 November 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-595# MMR Vaccine (lodged on 12 November 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-578# Unity Enterprise Glasgow Airport (lodged on 10 November 2003) Rosie Kane*

S2M-575 Aung San Sui Kyi (lodged on 7 November 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Robin Harper*, Marlyn Glen*, Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Nicola Sturgeon*

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

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

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

S2M-565# From Oxgangs to Africa Housing Initiative (lodged on 5 November 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-539 Holyrood Inquiry (lodged on 31 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-538# MMR Vaccine (lodged on 31 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-528# Collateral Damage (lodged on 29 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-527# International Students Visa (lodged on 28 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

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

S2M-506 Support for David Amess MP's Early Day Motion on Asylum Seekers and the Right to Work (lodged on 21 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-505 Statues of Justice and Mercy (lodged on 21 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-491 Swimming in Scotland (lodged on 10 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-488 United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (lodged on 9 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-486 Sexual Health Misinformation (lodged on 9 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-472# Closure and Rationalisation of Maternity Services (lodged on 8 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-457 US Treatment of Human Shields to Iraq (lodged on 6 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-451# Warm Homes Week (lodged on 3 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-440 Appointment of New Cardinal (lodged on 1 October 2003) Elaine Smith*

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

S2M-419 Hearts FC and its Welcome to Bosnian Refugees (lodged on 26 September 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-415 Water Charging Schemes (lodged on 25 September 2003) Elaine Smith*

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

S2M-372# Expansion of Dungavel Detention Centre (lodged on 22 September 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-359# Availability of Organ Donor Forms (lodged on 17 September 2003) Elaine Smith*

S2M-309 Mercy and Percile Ikolo (lodged on 8 September 2003) Elaine Smith*

 

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