Business Bulletin No. 99 / 2004
Thursday 10th June 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-1451 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: Heart Week 5 to 13 June 2004-That the Parliament congratulates the British Heart Foundation on its Heart Week campaign, the Big Red Fightback, from 5 to 13 June 2004, against coronary heart disease (CHD); notes that, while heart disease rates in Scotland are falling, more people than ever before are living with the disease; further notes that lack of physical activity is one of the key causes of CHD, yet only around one in three men and one in four women achieves the recommended 30 minutes of exercise, five times a week, and therefore believes that the Heart Week campaign's focus on encouraging people to increase their level of physical exercise will be an important contribution to fighting the causes of heart disease in Scotland.
*S2M-1450# Jackie Baillie: NHS Argyll and Clyde's Clinical Strategy Review-That the Parliament rejects the inadequate and short-sighted proposals expressed in Shaping the Future, the clinical strategy for NHS Argyll and Clyde, and specifically its proposals to close both the Dumbarton Joint Hospital and the Helensburgh Victoria Infirmary and to further downgrade the Vale of Leven Hospital while centralising services at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) in Paisley; notes that, in a recent consultation held by Jackie Baillie MSP and John McFall MP with nurses, consultants, voluntary groups and the local community, 88% of those who responded said that they wanted services delivered north of the river Clyde; agrees that travelling long journeys to reach suitable health care should be the exception and not the rule; further notes with concern the apparent lack of detailed regional planning in arriving at these proposals, and therefore considers that these proposals should be rejected and that local services should be maximised as the first priority and thereafter, for those services that cannot be delivered locally, that serious consideration should be given to the use of Gartnavel Hospital and the Golden Jubilee Hospital.
*S2M-1449 Mike Rumbles: RCN Scotland's Right for Nurses, Right for Patients Campaign-That the Parliament notes the recent launch of the Royal College of Nursing Scotland's Right for Nurses, Right for Patients campaign that aims to focus attention on five key nursing issues, including staffing levels and workload, pay modernisation, professional development, specialist nurses and nurse leadership; welcomes the Scottish Executive's positive response to the Facing the Future Nursing and Midwifery Workload and Workforce Planning Project report in accepting all of its 20 recommendations, and further welcomes the forthcoming Facing the Future national convention on Monday 28 June 2004 in Edinburgh and the opportunity it presents for nurses across Scotland to influence future policy on nursing.
*S2M-1448 Mr Duncan McNeil: NHS Argyll and Clyde's Draft Clinical Strategy-That the Parliament notes the publication of NHS Argyll and Clyde's draft clinical strategy, which proposes to move in-patient and emergency services from Inverclyde Royal Hospital to the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) in Paisley; expresses concern that the RAH, which is already struggling to cope with the increased numbers of patients that it is required to treat as a result of previous centralisation exercises, will be even more severely stretched; condemns the denial of access to NHS services for people in Inverclyde, Largs, Dunoon and beyond, and calls on the NHS board to consider alternative options which may be brought forward for dealing with the real external pressures it faces.
*S2M-1447 Iain Smith on behalf of the Procedures Committee: Suspension of Standing Orders and Two Minor Changes to Standing Orders-That the Parliament notes the Procedures Committee's 3rd Report, 2004 (Session 2), Suspension of Standing Orders (SP Paper 93), and its 5th Report, 2004 (Session 2), Two Minor Changes to Standing Orders (SP Paper 174), and agrees that the changes to standing orders set out in Annexe A to each Report be made with effect from 6 September 2004.
*S2M-1446 Mr Stewart Maxwell: Dying from Cancer is No Pleasure-That the Parliament notes with dismay the comments made by Dr John Reid, UK Secretary of State for Health, that "people from those lower socio-economic categories have very few pleasures in life and one of them they regard as smoking"; notes that the people Dr Reid speaks of are those most at risk of dying of smoking-related illnesses; considers these remarks to be ill-judged and dangerous and also that these comments are unhelpful to the Scottish Executive's proclaimed strategy to cut smoking levels among all categories in society, and urges its members to make it clear that the health of those in the lower socio-economic groups is equally as important as those in other socio-economic categories and support speedy legislation to get anti-smoking legislation on the statute book as soon as possible to protect the health of all the people of Scotland.
*S2M-1445 Mark Ballard: Fair Play at the Olympics-That the Parliament recognises that the Olympic Games is supposed to be a showcase for fairness and human achievement but that the exploitation and abuse of workers' rights endemic in the sportswear industry is violating that Olympic spirit; notes that a recent report by Play Fair has found that employees of international corporate sportswear companies are working long hours for low wages in arduous conditions, often without the most basic employment protection; commends the work of the Play Fair at the Olympics campaign, which is attempting to persuade sportswear companies and the International Olympic Committee to take their responsibilities seriously and challenge the abusive business practices of its sponsors and licensees, and believes that the Scottish Executive should pledge its support for this campaign and help place pressure upon the Olympic movement to become part of the solution to end such labour abuses.
*S2M-1444 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Establishment of Committee-That the Parliament agrees to establish a committee of the Parliament as follows:
Name of Committee: The Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Private Bill Committee;
Remit: To consider and report to the Parliament on the Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill;
Duration: Until the Bill has received Royal Assent, falls or is withdrawn;
Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party and the Deputy Convener will be a member of the Liberal Democrat Party;
Membership: Marilyn Livingstone (Labour), Kate Maclean (Labour), Stewart Stevenson (SNP), Bill Aitken (Conservative), Jeremy Purvis (Liberal Democrat).
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-1443 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Establishment of Committee-That the Parliament agrees to establish a committee of the Parliament as follows:
Name of Committee: The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Private Bill Committee;
Remit: To consider and report to the Parliament on the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill;
Duration: Until the Bill has received Royal Assent, falls or is withdrawn;
Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Labour Party and the Deputy Convener will be a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party;
Membership: Jackie Baillie (Labour), Dr Sylvia Jackson (Labour), Michael Matheson (SNP), Phil Gallie (Conservative), Mr Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat).
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
S2M-1442 Big Fit Walk (lodged on 8 June 2004) Michael Matheson*
S2M-1440 80th Anniversary of Gleneagles Hotel (lodged on 8 June 2004) Mr Brian Monteith*
S2M-1438 England Euro 2004 Success (lodged on 8 June 2004) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Alex Fergusson*, Eleanor Scott*, John Scott*, Mr David Davidson*, Alex Johnstone*, George Lyon*, Rosie Kane*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mike Pringle*
S2M-1436 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (lodged on 8 June 2004) Fergus Ewing*, Chris Ballance*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mark Ballard*, Jim Mather*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Shiona Baird*, Mary Scanlon*, Eleanor Scott*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Rosie Kane*, Robin Harper*, Mike Pringle*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Bristow Muldoon*
S2M-1435# Glasgow Central College - Failure to Reinstate (lodged on 8 June 2004) Chris Ballance*, Rosie Kane*, Alex Neil*
S2M-1434 Trans-bus Consortium Buy-Out (lodged on 8 June 2004) Mr Brian Monteith*
S2M-1431# Education for Peace Across Scotland (lodged on 8 June 2004) David Mundell*, Rosie Kane*, Mike Pringle*, Linda Fabiani*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1430 Support Scottish Cycling (lodged on 8 June 2004) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Fergus Ewing*, Chris Ballance*, Rob Gibson*, Jim Mather*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Eleanor Scott*, Richard Lochhead*, Rosie Kane*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mike Pringle*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1425 Oil War and Climate Change (lodged on 8 June 2004) Frances Curran*, Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*, Chris Ballance*
S2M-1424# Full Freedom for Mordechai Vanunu (lodged on 7 June 2004) Shiona Baird*, Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Chris Ballance*
S2M-1423 Death of Ronald Reagan (lodged on 7 June 2004) Phil Gallie*, John Scott*, Mrs Nanette Milne*
S2M-1420 Gardening Scotland 2004 - 4 to 6 June (lodged on 4 June 2004) John Swinburne*
S2M-1419 Crisis FareShare (lodged on 4 June 2004) Mark Ballard*, Frances Curran*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Robin Harper*, Eleanor Scott*, Chris Ballance*, John Swinburne*, Rosie Kane*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1418 Tolled Bridges (lodged on 4 June 2004) Frances Curran*
S2M-1417 D-Day Commemoration and the Treatment of Veterans and Widows (lodged on 4 June 2004) Frances Curran*, Shiona Baird*, Chris Ballance*, Michael Matheson*
S2M-1416# International Refugee Week (lodged on 4 June 2004) Shiona Baird*, Bristow Muldoon*, Rob Gibson*, Chris Ballance*, Michael Matheson*, John Swinburne*, Bill Butler*
S2M-1415 Belmont Academy Parliament Success (lodged on 3 June 2004) John Swinburne*, Fiona Hyslop*
S2M-1414 Seducing our Children to Smoke (lodged on 3 June 2004) Rob Gibson*, Chris Ballance*, Michael Matheson*, Elaine Smith*
S2M-1412 Scottish First Division Champions (lodged on 3 June 2004) John Swinburne*
S2M-1411 Borders Voluntary Community Care Forum (lodged on 3 June 2004) Michael Matheson*, John Swinburne*
S2M-1410# Increasing Gender Pay Gap (lodged on 3 June 2004) Michael Matheson*, John Swinburne*, Fiona Hyslop*
S2M-1409# Congratulations to Food Train, Dumfries and Galloway - Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2004 (lodged on 3 June 2004) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Trish Godman*
S2M-1408 Kirkcudbright Academy Junior Debating Champions (lodged on 3 June 2004) John Swinburne*
S2M-1397 Gulf War Syndrome (lodged on 1 June 2004) John Swinburne*
S2M-1393 Bank of Scotland Midnightleague (lodged on 1 June 2004) Susan Deacon*
S2M-1392 Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club (lodged on 1 June 2004) Susan Deacon*, John Swinburne*
S2M-1371# Launch of Osteoporosis Mobile Scanner in Coatbridge (lodged on 27 May 2004) Cathie Craigie*, Trish Godman*
S2M-1368 Incitement to Racial Hatred (lodged on 26 May 2004) Cathie Craigie*, Margaret Smith*
S2M-1356 Statutory Regulation of Acupuncture (lodged on 24 May 2004) Mr Kenny MacAskill*
S2M-1314 A Fair Trade Coffee Shop for the Scottish Parliament Building (lodged on 14 May 2004) Mark Ballard*
S2M-1304# Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital (lodged on 12 May 2004) Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Jim Mather*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*
S2M-1289 Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital - Centre for Integrative Care (lodged on 7 May 2004) Bill Aitken*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Jim Mather*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*
S2M-1187# Promoting Timber Buildings (lodged on 21 April 2004) Mr Jamie Stone*