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Business Bulletin No. 177/2003

Thursday 18 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-747 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the procedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended)–

Group 1 – no later than 1 hour and 30 minutes

Groups 2 and 3 – no later than 2 hours

Groups 4 and 5 – no later than 2 hours and 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 3 hours and 50 minutes

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-746# Rob Gibson: Maternity Services in Caithness—That the Parliament notes the current review of maternity services in rural and remote communities of Caithness and north Sutherland; believes that no "one size fits all" model will deliver satisfactory solutions across the country; considers that staff shortages and widely differing geographical circumstances have to be accommodated, and further considers that the Scottish Executive should instruct NHS Scotland to draw up consultant contracts so that medical staff gain competencies in both large and small hospitals and therefore fulfil the Executive’s pledge that every child in Scotland be given the best possible start in life.

*S2M-745 Mr Stewart Maxwell: Keep Smiling No One’s Going to Die—That the Parliament condemns the cynical tactics of the tobacco industry and the advertising agencies that they employ in their attempts to recruit young people to smoking; congratulates the Centre for Tobacco Control Research at Strathclyde University for exposing the activities and attitudes of the tobacco and advertising industries through the publication of their documents on the internet at; considers that the use by these industries of language such as "keep smiling no one’s going to die" to be totally inappropriate and shows what the industries think of their customers, and notes that once again the tobacco industry has been caught attempting to promote a product that is responsible for the death of 13,000 Scots every year, despite denials.

*S2M-744# Tricia Marwick: Fife Health Board Cuts—That the Parliament notes with alarm the proposals by NHS Fife to cut 37 nursing posts and other posts in diatetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to meet its financial overspend; believes that these cuts will result in a poorer level of health care for the people of Fife; considers that NHS Fife has lost the confidence of the people of Fife, and believes that the Scottish Executive should conduct a full investigation into NHS Fife.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*

S2M-742# Food for Good (lodged on 16 December 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-741 Central Scotland’s Fire Cadet Scheme (lodged on 16 December 2003) Alex Johnstone*, Murdo Fraser*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-740 The Work of the Salvation Army in Raploch, Stirling (lodged on 16 December 2003) Alex Johnstone*, John Scott*, Murdo Fraser*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Margaret Mitchell*

S2M-736 Congratulations to Michelle McManus (lodged on 16 December 2003) Michael Matheson*, Rob Gibson*, Margaret Mitchell*

S2M-732# West of Scotland Secure Care Centre (lodged on 15 December 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-729 Reform of Personal Bankruptcy Proceedings (lodged on 11 December 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-728# General Medical Services Contracts (lodged on 11 December 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-727 Tax Stamps on Spirits (lodged on 11 December 2003) John Scott*

S2M-727.1 Tax Stamps on Spirits (lodged on 11 December 2003) Pauline McNeill*

S2M-726 Guantanamo Bay (lodged on 11 December 2003) Mr Bruce McFee*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-725# Danger Faced By Iraqi Trade Unionists (lodged on 10 December 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-724 Supreme Court (lodged on 10 December 2003) John Scott*

S2M-723 Banks, Credit Companies and Loan Sharks (lodged on 10 December 2003) Jackie Baillie*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Patrick Harvie*, Richard Baker*, Robert Brown*, Robin Harper*, Margaret Jamieson*, Helen Eadie*, Bill Butler*, Colin Fox*

S2M-722 The Commonwealth and Zimbabwe (lodged on 10 December 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Stewart Stevenson*, Michael Matheson*, Jackie Baillie*, Robin Harper*, Kate Maclean*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Robert Brown*, Richard Baker*, Margaret Jamieson*, Cathie Craigie*, Mike Pringle*

S2M-719 VIP Radio (lodged on 9 December 2003) Pauline McNeill*, Robin Harper*

S2M-714 Australian Government’s Treatment of Refugees (lodged on 8 December 2003) Nicola Sturgeon*

S2M-706# The Future of the Scottish Legal System (lodged on 4 December 2003) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-703 Schools Junior Debating Competition (lodged on 3 December 2003) John Scott*

*S2M-698.1 Shona Robison: Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill—As an amendment to motion (S2M-698) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, insert at end "but, in so doing, is concerned that rural practices unable to opt out of out-of-hours services will have serious difficulty in recruiting new doctors and therefore believes that it is imperative that the Scottish Executive ensures that NHS boards honour the principles of the Patient Services Guarantee in all areas, in particular in securing assistance for single-handed GP practices in the provision of out-of-hours services to remote and rural Scotland."

*S2M-698.2 Mr David Davidson: Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill—As an amendment to motion (S2M-698) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, insert at end "but, in so doing, expresses concern that the delivery of the objectives of the Bill requires scrutiny of all draft regulations by the Health Committee before they are laid before the Parliament."

S2M-684# Linked Work and Training Trust Central - BURA Award (lodged on 1 December 2003) Robin Harper*, Ms Sandra White*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Bill Butler*

S2M-676# Fatigue and Chronic Neurological Illnesses (lodged on 27 November 2003) John Scott*

S2M-659.1 Glasgow City Council Constitution Insult (lodged on 10 December 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-619 St. Andrew’s Week Celebrations (lodged on 18 November 2003) John Scott*

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

S2M-539 Holyrood Inquiry (lodged on 31 October 2003) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-530 New York Crime Success (lodged on 29 October 2003) John Scott*

S2M-508 Charitable Status of Independent Schools in Perth and Kinross (lodged on 22 October 2003) John Scott*