Business Bulletin No. 17 / 2004
Tuesday 27th January 2004
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-820 Carolyn Leckie: Alternative MMR Vaccine Research-That the Parliament commends the Irish Government and the Science Foundation of Ireland for awarding a £482,000 grant to fund research by Professor Greg Atkins of Trinity College, Dublin, into the development of a new synthetic alternative to MMR; believes that the Irish Government has shown foresight and helped move the debate on vaccination policy forward everywhere by recognising that a causal link between MMR and children having autism and bowel disease has neither been confirmed or refuted; further believes that compatible research should be funded in Scotland and that, in the meantime, single vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella should be made available to all parents as well as MMR, and believes that this would improve confidence in vaccination policy and increase uptake to levels more likely to ensure herd immunity.
Supported by: Frances Curran*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Chris Ballance*, Colin Fox*
*S2M-819 Donald Gorrie: Definition of Domestic Abuse-That the Parliament calls upon that the multi-agency Scottish Partnership on Domestic Abuse, while continuing its efforts to campaign against abuse by a partner, to widen the definition of domestic abuse to cover all abuse among the members of a household.
*S2M-818 John Swinburne: Retrospective Graduate Tax-That the Parliament condemns, given the current uncertainty over the funding of higher education, the response by some alumni who expect today's higher education students to incur significant debt to pay for a privilege that they received at no direct cost to themselves, upfront or thereafter and who, in addition, received adequate financial assistance at the expense of the general taxpayer, and therefore believes it is incumbent on the Scottish Executive to ensure that any future review of higher education funding guarantees that everyone who has benefited from a university education contributes fairly to it through a retrospective but progressive graduate tax.
S2M-817 Protecting Children from Advertising in Schools (lodged on 23 January 2004) Frances Curran*, Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-816# The Importance of Modern Language Learning (lodged on 23 January 2004) Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-815 Tesco Discriminating Against Scots (lodged on 23 January 2004) Nicola Sturgeon*
S2M-812 Conduct of Health Review Consultations (lodged on 21 January 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-810 Saudi Arabian Ambassador's Reception (lodged on 21 January 2004) Chris Ballance*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-809 Access to Scottish Current Accounts from the Post Office (lodged on 21 January 2004) Chris Ballance*, Alex Fergusson*, Murray Tosh*, Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-804 Statement on Arabs by Robert Kilroy-Silk (lodged on 20 January 2004) Mark Ballard*, Mike Pringle*, Nora Radcliffe*, Robin Harper*, Chris Ballance*
S2M-802 The Lodging House Mission (lodged on 20 January 2004) Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-801# Yorkhill NHS Trust Staff (lodged on 20 January 2004) Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-797 Ending of Monthly Poll of Scots' Voting Intentions by The Herald (lodged on 19 January 2004) Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-796 Green Gyms Scheme (lodged on 19 January 2004) Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-793# Public Consultation on Private Prisons (lodged on 15 January 2004) Rob Gibson*
S2M-791 Potential Job Losses in Edinburgh's Financial Sector (lodged on 14 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-789# Scots Poet Laureate as National Burns Tribute (lodged on 14 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-785 Celtic Connections (lodged on 14 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-782 Religious Dress (lodged on 13 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-776 The Success of Michelle McManus (lodged on 12 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-775# Class Actions (lodged on 12 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-772# Access at Haymarket Railway Station (lodged on 9 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-765# Organ Donation Opt-out System (lodged on 7 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-763 Health of Dockyard Workers (lodged on 7 January 2004) Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-758# Achievements of Deaf Pupils in Scotland Project (lodged on 6 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-756# Belford Hospital, Fort William, Centre of Excellence (lodged on 5 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-755 Pregnant and Productive: An Investigation into Pregnancy Discrimination (lodged on 5 January 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-748 Reinstatement of Sacked Glasgow College of Commerce Lecturer (lodged on 18 December 2003) Rosie Kane*
S2M-745 Keep Smiling No One's Going to Die (lodged on 17 December 2003) Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-744# Fife Health Board Cuts (lodged on 17 December 2003) Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-742# Food for Good (lodged on 16 December 2003) Rob Gibson*