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Business Bulletin No. 168 / 2003

Friday 5th 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-709 Tommy Sheridan: Superfast Ferries Workers' Rights-That the Parliament calls on the management of Superfast Ferries to ensure equal job opportunities for seafarers throughout the EU region as well as from the flag state, Greece; calls for the management of Superfast to ensure equality of pay and conditions for all seafarers from both within and outwith the EU region, and supports the implementation of the proposed EU Directive on manning conditions for regular passenger and ferry services operating between member states.

*S2M-708 Mr Stewart Maxwell: Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland's Work-That the Parliament congratulates the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland on its important role in improving public health in the 19th and 20th centuries by helping to tackle air pollution, polluted water supplies, unsafe food and overcrowding, and supports the evolving role of environment health officers in the 21st century as they continue to contribute to the well-being of Scottish communities.

*S2M-707 Eleanor Scott: Grassy Narrows-That the Parliament supports the commitment and dedication of the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation, Ontario, Canada, on the first anniversary of their road blockade erected to protect their land and their way of life and in protest at the devastating logging activities of Abitibi-Consolidated; recognises that the deforestation currently taking place is having a significant and direct impact on the First Nation's treaty and aboriginal rights, and supports the choice of the people of Grassy Narrows to remain on the blockade until this issue is resolved.

*S2M-706# Margo MacDonald: The Future of the Scottish Legal System-That the Parliament believes that, if the supreme court proposed by the Prime Minister becomes part of the Royal Courts of Justice, it cannot have jurisdiction over Scottish courts which are protected by the Treaty of Union; notes that Scottish civil cases can be appealed to the House of Lords whilst Scottish criminal appeals cannot be so appealed; considers that the Minister for Justice should engage in consultations with Scottish judges, the legal profession, organisations concerned with advising the public on legal issues and MSPs on the implications of the Prime Minister's proposals for the Scottish legal system, and believes that the Scottish Executive should ensure that the views of the Scottish Parliament, and not the United Kingdom Parliament, on the future of the Scottish legal system are paramount.

S2M-705 Counterdrift Index (lodged on 3 December 2003) Stewart Stevenson*

S2M-704 End to Energy Disconnections for Debt (lodged on 3 December 2003) Sarah Boyack*, Bill Butler*, Richard Baker*, Marlyn Glen*, Pauline McNeill*, Kate Maclean*, Cathie Craigie*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S2M-702# Closure of Holy Trinity Episcopal Primary School (lodged on 3 December 2003) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-701# Coca Cola Sponsorship of UK Charts (lodged on 3 December 2003) Chris Ballance*, Robin Harper*, Margo MacDonald*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-700# Roads Maintenance in Stirling District (lodged on 3 December 2003) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Murdo Fraser*

S2M-696 Sodexho Contract; Solidarity with Public Sector Workers in British Columbia (lodged on 2 December 2003) Chris Ballance*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-693 Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (lodged on 2 December 2003) Mrs Nanette Milne*, Scott Barrie*, Margo MacDonald*, Murdo Fraser*

S2M-691 Nursery Nurses on Strike at Christmas (lodged on 2 December 2003) Chris Ballance*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-690 Fife Domestic Abuse Forum (lodged on 2 December 2003) Scott Barrie*

S2M-689# Safe Drive - Stay Alive Roadshow (lodged on 2 December 2003) Scott Barrie*

S2M-683# Outdoor Education (lodged on 1 December 2003) Margo MacDonald*

S2M-680 M74 Public Local Inquiry (lodged on 1 December 2003) Robin Harper*

S2M-679 Fairtrade Universities (lodged on 27 November 2003) Christine May*, Scott Barrie*

S2M-676# Fatigue and Chronic Neurological Illnesses (lodged on 27 November 2003) Alex Fergusson*, Mr David Davidson*, Bruce Crawford*, Murdo Fraser*

S2M-668 Bhopal Anniversary (lodged on 26 November 2003) Chris Ballance*

S2M-575 Aung San Sui Kyi (lodged on 7 November 2003) Rob Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Chris Ballance*, Shiona Baird*

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