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Business Bulletin No. 108 / 2004

Wednesday 23rd 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-1529 Murray Tosh: Publication of Lord Fraser's Report into the Scottish Parliament Building Project-That the Parliament authorises Lord Fraser to lay his report into the Scottish Parliament Building Project before the Parliament and orders the Clerk to publish the report.

*S2M-1528 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Local Governance (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Local Governance (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings 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 the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 to 5 - no later than 1 hour and 10 minutes

Group 6 - no later than 1 hour 20 minutes

Groups 7 and 8 - no later than 1 hour and 50 minutes

Group 9 - no later than 1 hour and 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - 2 hours and 25 minutes

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1527 Patrick Harvie: Public Involvement in Planning-That the Parliament regrets Glasgow City Council's decision to grant planning permission for 22 flats and a restaurant to be built in an outstanding conservation area along the River Kelvin in Glasgow's West End; notes that the development will destroy the beauty of the locality and lead to the obliteration of an important wildlife corridor; further notes that the development will jeopardise the future of small, locally-owned, nearby businesses; believes that the absence of a third party right of appeal in the planning system allows developers to have a huge advantage over communities; further believes that the appropriate response to private sector critics of third party rights is to develop positive and constructive ideas for the smooth functioning of a planning system which treats all parties fairly; expresses concern over recent media reports that the Scottish Executive is considering dropping plans to widen rights of appeal in planning; seeks reassurance that the current consultation on wider rights of appeal has not been compromised by these reports; believes that the Executive should genuinely listen to the views of everyone who responds to their current consultation and should actively solicit responses to the consultation from communities who might otherwise fear that a decision has already been taken, and considers this to be a touchstone issue in relation to the Executive's stated commitment to environmental justice.

*S2M-1526 Mr Brian Monteith: Closure of Holy Trinity Episcopal Primary School-That the Parliament regrets the Scottish Executive's failure to reverse the decision by Stirling Council's ruling Labour administration to close Holy Trinity Episcopal Primary School in the top of the town area of the city; regrets the failure of Stirling Council to raise the prospect of closure until immediately after the local authority elections; believes the decision is against the interests of education in Stirling and detrimental to the teaching of children in the city; further believes that the Executive and the local authority have consistently failed to listen to the wishes of parents, the local community and those involved in the school; believes that an adequate case for the closure of the school has failed to be made by either Stirling Council or the Executive, and further believes that the Executive should have used its powers over the closure of denominational schools to ensure that the local authority kept the school open.

*S2M-1525 Mr Brian Monteith: All Saints Roman Catholic Secondary School, Glasgow-That the Parliament congratulates All Saints Roman Catholic Secondary School in Glasgow on the successful implementation of its streaming policy which it has concluded has led to an improvement in attainment, discipline and application by pupils at the school and urges other schools to consider the benefits of streaming as a means of improving attainment.

Supported by: Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Alex Johnstone*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Margaret Mitchell*

*S2M-1524 Christine Grahame: Big Business for Borders Rail-That the Parliament welcomes the support given to the restoration of the Waverley Line by major business leaders of BT Scotland, Standard Life, Scottish Widows and the public sector employer, NHS Lothian, the Borders being the only region in Western Europe currently without a railway station and with poor road links; endorses the comments made by Brendan Dick of BT Scotland that the rail link would help to address the needs of the capital in terms of workforce, congestion and "the benefits to the long-term viability of the Borders economy are also clear to see"; further endorses the comments made by Dermot Gorman of NHS Lothian who, as a large employer, welcomes an initiative allowing a pool of people to be available to ease recruitment problems; believes that the railway would open up a new commuter market for vacancies, helping to raise the average earnings in the Borders, currently 21% lower than the Scottish rate, and calls on the Scottish Executive to stop procrastinating over the business case and to give its unconditional support to the Waverley Line by ensuring that the 130 million funding is provided now.

*S2M-1523 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following revisions to the programme of business for Thursday 24 June 2004 and Thursday 1 July 2004-

 

(a) Thursday 24 June 2004

(i) delete,

9.30 am Procedures Committee Debate on its 5th Report 2004: Suspension of Standing Orders and Two Minor Changes to Standing Orders

and insert,

9.30 am Ministerial Statement on Future Arrangements for Cross-Border Students

followed by Procedures Committee Debate on its 5th Report 2004: Suspension of Standing Orders and Two Minor Changes to Standing Orders

and,

(ii) after,

2.00 pm Question Time-

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

General Questions

delete,

3.00 pm Stage 1 Debate on the School Education (Ministerial Powers and Independent Schools) (Scotland) Bill

and insert,

3.00 pm Ministerial Statement on Efficient Government

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the School Education (Ministerial Powers and Independent Schools) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Motion on the Publication of Lord Fraser's Report into the Scottish Parliament Building Project;

and

(b) Thursday 1 July 2004

delete,

9.30 am Final Stage of Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill

and insert,

9.30 am Executive Debate on 21st Century Social Work

and after,

2.00 pm Question Time-

Environment and Rural Development;

Health and Community Care;

General Questions

delete,

3.00 pm Executive Business

and insert,

3.00 pm Final Stage of Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Bill

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1522 Maureen Macmillan: Her Majesty The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service-That the Parliament congratulates Alness Environmental Group, GAIN, Environkirn Action Group and Orkney Talking Newspaper Association on being among 110 voluntary groups across the UK to win the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and pays tribute to their immense contribution to improving the quality of life for people in the Highlands and Islands and, indeed, to all individuals and groups in communities across Scotland who volunteer their own time to help others.

*S2M-1521# Mark Ballard: Support for Students with a Child-That the Parliament notes the reduction in the student support rate of 165 for the coming academic year for students with one child due to the withdrawal of the Dependents' Allowance; considers that this reduction may add to unacceptable hardship suffered by students with children, and resolves to support lifelong learning by supporting calls to reinstate or replace this element of student support.

*S2M-1520 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

(i) that consideration of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 19 November 2004;

(ii) that the timetable for completion of consideration of the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 24 September 2004; and

(iii) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 27 June 2004 on the Police (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/257); the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/262); the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/263); the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/264); and by 3 July 2004 on the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/281) and the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/282).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1519 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/282).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1518 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/281).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1517 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/264).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1516 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/263).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1515 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/262).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1514 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Police (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/257).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1513 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI-That the Parliament agrees that the Farm Business Development (Scotland) Amendment Scheme 2004 (SSI 2004/236) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1512 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Friday Friends-That the Parliament congratulates Friday Friends, a weekly drop-in at Haddington, on its excellent work in providing friendship, advice and support to anyone who is experiencing problems related to their own or someone else's alcohol or drug use.

S2M-1511 The Crisis in Darfur (lodged on 21 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-1509 Scottish Association for Mental Health - One in Four Music Campaign (lodged on 21 June 2004) Bill Butler*, Johann Lamont*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Murray Tosh*, Scott Barrie*, Christine May*, Donald Gorrie*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr David Davidson*, Trish Godman*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Jean Turner*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Marlyn Glen*, Brian Adam*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Margaret Jamieson*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Watson*

S2M-1508 Glasgow - Intelligent Community of the Year (lodged on 21 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1507 Glasgow Metropolitan College (lodged on 21 June 2004) Scott Barrie*, Christine May*, Robert Brown*, Trish Godman*, Sarah Boyack*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Jean Turner*, Ms Sandra White*, Des McNulty*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mike Watson*

S2M-1506 Senior Citizens' Views of Pension Credit (lodged on 21 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1505 Congratulations to Stromness Academy (lodged on 21 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1504 Bear Necessities (lodged on 18 June 2004) Carolyn Leckie*, Michael Matheson*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1503 GM Oilseed Rape GT73 (lodged on 18 June 2004) Michael Matheson*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1502 Ayrshire Cattle Society (lodged on 18 June 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1500 ENABLE's 50th Anniversary (lodged on 18 June 2004) Margaret Jamieson*, Johann Lamont*, Scott Barrie*, Sarah Boyack*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine May*, Bill Butler*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Paul Martin*, Elaine Smith*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Karen Gillon*, Cathie Craigie*, Trish Godman*, Maureen Macmillan*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S2M-1497 Scottish Football Museum (lodged on 17 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1496 Support for the Minn Family (lodged on 17 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1495.1 Local Governance (Scotland) Bill (lodged on 17 June 2004) Dennis Canavan*, Mark Ballard*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-1494 Taste of Grampian - 12 June 2004 (lodged on 17 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1489 Sir Patrick Geddes (lodged on 16 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1487 Internet Dialler Fraud (lodged on 16 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Alex Neil*

S2M-1486 Congratulations to the British Pipe Band Championships Held at Turriff (lodged on 16 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mary Scanlon*

S2M-1485 Cutting Class Sizes (lodged on 16 June 2004) Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1481# Urgent Need to Tackle Hepatitis C, Public Health Crisis (lodged on 15 June 2004) Maureen Macmillan*, Dr Jean Turner*, Rob Gibson*

S2M-1480# Aberdeen Alcohol Support (lodged on 15 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1479 NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Local Report, June 2004, NHS Highland Schizophrenia Standards (lodged on 15 June 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1476 Hate Crime Against Disabled People in Scotland (lodged on 15 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1475 The Future of Forth Corinthian Yacht Club (lodged on 15 June 2004) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Murray Tosh*, Donald Gorrie*, Bill Aitken*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1474 Downgrading Caithness Maternity Services (lodged on 15 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1467 Victory for Graeme High School at Hampden Park (lodged on 15 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1465# FareShare and Food Redistribution Schemes (lodged on 14 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1462# Gordon Malvenan Wins YOURS Silver Stars Contest (lodged on 14 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1461 Men's Health Week, Scotland: 14 to 20 June 2004 (lodged on 11 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Mary Scanlon*

S2M-1460 Roxburgh Citizens Advice Bureau: 30 Years of Serving the Community (lodged on 11 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1459 Improvement in Scottish Small Business Sector (lodged on 10 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1457# Glasgow Marriage Counselling Service - Couple Counselling Scotland (lodged on 10 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1456# Congratulations to Scottish Nappy Company for Winning a Scottish Business in the Community Award (lodged on 10 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1453 Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau (lodged on 10 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1451 Heart Week 5 to 13 June 2004 (lodged on 9 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1450# NHS Argyll and Clyde's Clinical Strategy Review (lodged on 9 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S2M-1449 RCN Scotland's Right for Nurses, Right for Patients Campaign (lodged on 9 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1448 NHS Argyll and Clyde's Draft Clinical Strategy (lodged on 9 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1447 Suspension of Standing Orders and Two Minor Changes to Standing Orders (lodged on 9 June 2004) Richard Baker*

S2M-1445 Fair Play at the Olympics (lodged on 9 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1442 Big Fit Walk (lodged on 8 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-1441# Urgent Action for the Dove Centre, Edinburgh (lodged on 8 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1436 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (lodged on 8 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1435# Glasgow Central College - Failure to Reinstate (lodged on 8 June 2004) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-1434 Trans-bus Consortium Buy-Out (lodged on 8 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1432 Blairdardie Boys Football Club (lodged on 8 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1431# Education for Peace Across Scotland (lodged on 8 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Dennis Canavan*, John Swinburne*

S2M-1430 Support Scottish Cycling (lodged on 8 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-1424# Full Freedom for Mordechai Vanunu (lodged on 7 June 2004) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-1414 Seducing our Children to Smoke (lodged on 3 June 2004) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-1406# Reserved Contracts to Support Remploy (lodged on 2 June 2004) Frances Curran*

 

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