Business Bulletin No. 49/2002
Thursday 21 March 2002
Section F : Motions and Amendments
A full list of outstanding motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Outstanding 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 (#)
*S1M-2930 Fergus Ewing: Inverness Air Links - Public Service ObligationThat the Parliament recognises the huge significance of direct links between Inverness Airport and London hub airports to the economic and social well-being of the Highlands and Islands, particularly in relation to tourism, exports, the business economy and employment; notes that the peripherality of Inverness and the dependence of the Highlands on air transport are unusual in UK terms and that other transport links from the north of Scotland cannot provide an adequate substitute for the established air links; believes that the absence of a fast alternative adds weight to the case for the imposition of a Public Service Obligation (PSO) which would allow the ring-fencing of the Gatwick slots, which is necessary for the continued operation of the service; further believes that early implementation of a PSO is crucial, and calls on the Scottish Executive to press further the case for a PSO with the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and press for that Department to approach the European Commission on this matter as was done by the previous Minister for Transport and Planning.
*S1M-2929 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on CommitteesThat the Parliament agrees that Cathy Peattie be the nominated committee substitute for the Labour Party on the Education, Culture and Sport Committee as permitted under Rule 6.3A.
Supported by: Euan Robson*
*S1M-2928 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee MembershipThat the Parliament agrees that the following Members be appointed to Committees
Gordon Jackson to replace Elaine Thomson on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee;
Angus MacKay to replace Gordon Jackson on the Justice 1 Committee;
Brian Fitzpatrick to replace Bristow Muldoon on the Subordinate Legislation Committee; and
Elaine Thomson to replace Michael McMahon on the Local Government Committee.
Supported by: Euan Robson*
*S1M-2927 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIsThat the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be approved
the Pig Industry Restructuring (Capital Grant) (Scotland) Scheme 2002 (SSI 2002/43); and
the draft Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2002.
Supported by: Euan Robson*
*S1M-2926# Pauline McNeill: Teenage Cancer Trust - Beatson Oncology UnitThat the Parliament pledges its support to the campaign to raise £750,000 for the first ever specialist teenage cancer ward to be set up in Scotland by the Teenage Cancer Trust at the Beatson Oncology Unit in Glasgow.
*S1M-2925 Irene Oldfather: Ethical ThreadsThat the Parliament welcomes the introduction of the "Ethical Threads" branding; notes that tee-shirts carrying the brand are sourced from ethically sound companies and co-operatives that employ good labour practices, provide safe and hygienic working conditions and pay workers a living wage; further notes that the vast majority of tee-shirts currently sold in the music merchandising sector are produced by sweatshop labour, and therefore calls on the musical artists and promotion companies of Scotland to adopt the Ethical Threads trademark as a means of insisting that sweatshop exploitation plays no further part in the music merchandising business.
*S1M-2924 Ian Jenkins: Bill McLarenThat the Parliament congratulates Bill McLaren on his remarkable career in broadcasting as the unmistakable voice of rugby football, a career spanning fifty years in the course of which he has become recognised as a much admired ambassador for rugby, for Scotland and for the Borders.
S1M-2919 Scottish Parliament Salaries Scheme and Scottish Parliament Party Leaders' Allowances Scheme (lodged on 19 March 2002) Robert Brown*
*S1M-2919.1 Shona Robison: Scottish Parliament Salaries Scheme and Scottish Parliament Party Leaders' Allowances SchemeAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2919) in the name of John Young, after "the Scheme" insert "subject to the Scheme being amended as follows: in paragraph 2 (1) leave out "£48,228" and insert "£42,918", and in paragraph 5 leave out from "as specified" to end and insert "in accordance with an index determined by the Parliamentary corporation.""
Supported by: Irene McGugan*, Nicola Sturgeon*
*S1M-2919.2 Tommy Sheridan: Scottish Parliament Salaries Scheme and Scottish Parliament Party Leaders' Allowances SchemeAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2919) in the name of John Young, leave out from first "; and" to end and insert "subject to the Scheme being amended as follows: in paragraph 1(1) leave out "any index of prices or earnings" and insert "Retail Price Index", in paragraph 2(1) leave out "£48,228" and insert "£25,000"; in paragraph 3(1) (a) leave out "£36,240" and insert "£10,000"; in paragraph 3(1)(b) leave out "£22,699" and insert "£7,000"; in paragraph 5 leave out from "as specified" to end and insert "by applying the percentage increase in the index"; in paragraph 7(1) leave out from "determine" to end and insert "recommend to the Parliament the salaries payable, and it shall be for the Parliament to approve, amend or reject any or all of the salaries recommended" ; leave out paragraphs 7(2) to 7(6), and in the Schedule leave out "£69,861" and insert "£15,000", leave out "£47,349" and insert "£15,000", leave out "£34,237" and insert "£15,000", leave out "£36,240" and insert "£10,000" and leave out "£22,699" and insert "£7,000"; and
(b) does not approve the Scottish Parliament Party Leaders Allowances Scheme (SP Paper 555); and
(c) directs the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to pay on and after 1 April 2002 the salaries stated in the Scottish Parliamentary Salaries Scheme."
S1M-2917# In-House Provision of Public Services (lodged on 19 March 2002) Mr John McAllion*
S1M-2916 Launch of Burnbrae Primary School Drug Free Zone (lodged on 18 March 2002) Jackie Baillie*
S1M-2914 GM Crop Trials (lodged on 15 March 2002) Mr John McAllion*
S1M-2908# Court of Appeal Opinion on Appeal Against Conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi (lodged on 14 March 2002) Angus MacKay*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Maureen Macmillan*, Helen Eadie*
S1M-2905# Market Opening of Postal Services in Scotland (lodged on 14 March 2002) Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Phil Gallie*, Fergus Ewing*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bruce Crawford*, Colin Campbell*, Brian Adam*, Mr John McAllion*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Sandra White*, Irene McGugan*
S1M-2900 Symbister and Lunnasting Primary Schools (lodged on 13 March 2002) Maureen Macmillan*
S1M-2893 The Three Chimneys Restaurant (lodged on 13 March 2002) Maureen Macmillan*
S1M-2889 Screentime (lodged on 12 March 2002) Maureen Macmillan*, Mary Scanlon*
S1M-2885# Hamish Henderson (lodged on 12 March 2002) Jackie Baillie*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr John McAllion*
S1M-2880 Palestine (lodged on 12 March 2002) Mr John McAllion*
S1M-2876 Third Party Insurance for GM Crops (lodged on 11 March 2002) Dr Winnie Ewing*
S1M-2874# Drugs and Driving (lodged on 11 March 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*, Susan Deacon*
S1M-2865 Appeal for Colombian Green Presidential Candidate Ingrid Betancourt (lodged on 8 March 2002) Dr Winnie Ewing*
S1M-2863 Elections in Zimbabwe (lodged on 8 March 2002) Susan Deacon*
S1M-2856 Don't Kill Safiyat Hussain (lodged on 7 March 2002) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Dr Winnie Ewing*
S1M-2854 Ayr United Football Club (lodged on 7 March 2002) Ben Wallace*
S1M-2852# 10th Anniversary of Childrens Hospice Association Scotland (lodged on 6 March 2002) Alex Fergusson*, Angus MacKay*, Ian Jenkins*, Dr Winnie Ewing*
S1M-2849# Ageism (lodged on 6 March 2002) Mary Scanlon*, Alex Neil*, Fiona McLeod*, Irene McGugan*, Angus MacKay*, Ian Jenkins*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Kate Maclean*, Irene Oldfather*, Stewart Stevenson*
S1M-2848# Deafblind People in Scotland (lodged on 6 March 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*
S1M-2844# Scottish Sub-Post Offices - "Your Guide" (lodged on 6 March 2002) Ian Jenkins*
S1M-2834 Tunes of Glory Piping Parade (lodged on 5 March 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*
S1M-2827 Braille Information on ID Cards (lodged on 4 March 2002) Angus MacKay*, Susan Deacon*
S1M-2825# Shipbuilding on the Clyde (lodged on 4 March 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*
S1M-2823# Planning and Accountability (lodged on 4 March 2002) Susan Deacon*
S1M-2819# North Lanarkshire Council - COSLA Award (lodged on 1 March 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*
S1M-2803 Fair Trade Fortnight (lodged on 27 February 2002) Susan Deacon*
S1M-2698# Child Witness Reform (lodged on 5 February 2002) Cathy Peattie*