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Business Bulletin No. 170 / 2003

Tuesday 9th 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-715 Ross Finnie: Fisheries 2004-That the Parliament supports the Scottish Executive in its efforts to negotiate the best possible outcome from the EU Fisheries Council in December 2003 that delivers sustainable fisheries management, sustainable fisheries and sustainable fishing businesses based on total allowable catches and effort controls that are both fair and effective.

Supported by: Allan Wilson*

*S2M-714 Colin Fox: Australian Government's Treatment of Refugees-That the Parliament condemns the actions of the Australian government in refusing to grant sanctuary to refugees arriving there and in jeopardising the lives of such refugees by preventing them from reaching Australia, forcibly removing them, detaining them in prisons for indefinite periods of time and failing to grant residence when their refugee status has been recognised.

*S2M-713# Robin Harper: Sustainability in Higher Education-That the Parliament, on the occasion of the conference on sense and sustainability in Scottish higher education, organised by the Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability in Scotland (HEPS), commends the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (SHEFC) on its promotion of sustainable development in the sector, including its support for HEPS, led by University of Aberdeen, Heriot Watt University, University of St. Andrews and University of Stirling and their support for the Scottish Universities' Network for Sustainability comprising the University of Aberdeen, University of Abertay Dundee, Bell College, University of Dundee, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow College of Art, Heriot Watt University, Napier University, Open University in Scotland, University of Paisley, Queen Margaret University College, The Robert Gordon University, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, University of St Andrews, University of Stirling, University of Strathclyde; also commends the UHI Millennium Institute and Forum for the Future for their contribution; further commends these organisations and universities for their pro-active agenda and the progress they have made so far in mainstreaming sustainability good practice into the management, research, and curriculum of the higher education sector; recognises the importance of these developments for the economy, environment, and future of Scotland, and considers that the Scottish Executive should request SHEFC, the Scottish Further Education Funding Council and Scottish Enterprise to require sustainability reporting and monitoring as a condition for funding and grant aid.

Supported by: Patrick Harvie*, Des McNulty*

S2M-710# Office of Fair Trading Proposals for Taxi Deregulation (lodged on 5 December 2003) Campbell Martin*, Christine Grahame*, Fiona Hyslop*, Patrick Harvie*, Frances Curran*

S2M-708 Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland's Work (lodged on 4 December 2003) Chris Ballance*, Jim Mather*, Ms Sandra White*, Elaine Smith*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Alex Neil*, Mr David Davidson*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-706# The Future of the Scottish Legal System (lodged on 4 December 2003) Nicola Sturgeon*, Chris Ballance*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Christine Grahame*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Alex Neil*

S2M-705 Counterdrift Index (lodged on 3 December 2003) Christine Grahame*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-704 End to Energy Disconnections for Debt (lodged on 3 December 2003) Trish Godman*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-702# Closure of Holy Trinity Episcopal Primary School (lodged on 3 December 2003) Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-701# Coca Cola Sponsorship of UK Charts (lodged on 3 December 2003) Christine Grahame*

S2M-690 Fife Domestic Abuse Forum (lodged on 2 December 2003) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-679 Fairtrade Universities (lodged on 27 November 2003) Trish Godman*

S2M-668 Bhopal Anniversary (lodged on 26 November 2003) Robin Harper*

S2M-667# Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) (lodged on 26 November 2003) Nicola Sturgeon*, Murray Tosh*, Elaine Smith*, Margaret Jamieson*, Jackie Baillie*, Trish Godman*, Sarah Boyack*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Alex Neil*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr David Davidson*, Cathie Craigie*, Mark Ballard*, Linda Fabiani*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-658# Impact of Globalisation on Jobs in the Scottish Finance Sector (lodged on 25 November 2003) Frances Curran*

S2M-642# Social Work Review (lodged on 20 November 2003) Frances Curran*

S2M-615# 20 mph Speed Zones Around Schools (lodged on 18 November 2003) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-563# Sustainable Development in Education (lodged on 5 November 2003) Dennis Canavan*