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Business Bulletin No. 109/2002

Friday 5 July 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. Each Monday the full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin together with motions previously lodged that are due to be debated that week.


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-3273 Robert Brown: Amnesty International—That the Parliament commends the work of Amnesty International in fighting for human rights across the world and, in particular, in Israel and Palestine; welcomes the independent perspective brought to the Middle East conflict by Amnesty International; recognises that human rights must be at the centre of any peace process in the region, and urges Her Majesty’s Government to use all efforts to work for a peace settlement based on full recognition of human rights and the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians to live within their own independent and secure borders.

*S1M-3272 Kay Ullrich: Coach Accident in France and School Trips Abroad—That the Parliament notes the terrible accident in France involving a coach carrying pupils and staff from Largs Academy, which resulted in injury to passengers and the tragic and untimely death of Katherine Fish; expresses its sympathy to the family of Miss Fish, her friends and those who were injured; further notes the current position of the Scottish Executive in relation to routes and mode of travel for school trips abroad, as defined in the answer to Parliamentary Question S1W-26630 on 24 June 2002, and asks the Executive to reconsider its position and to encourage directors of education to explore other modes of travel for school trips abroad, including air and rail travel and, where coaches are used, to consider using the ferry route from Rosyth in order to minimise driving hours.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*, Mary Scanlon*, Michael Russell*, Irene McGugan*, Tricia Marwick*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Richard Lochhead*, Brian Adam*

*S1M-3271 Roseanna Cunningham: Deaths at Deep Cut Army Camp—That the Parliament extends sincere condolences to the family of 17-year-old Private James Collinson from Perth who was found dead from a single gunshot wound at the Princess Royal Barracks, Deep Cut, Surrey, England; further extends its condolences to the families of 20-year-old Sean Benton from Hastings, England, who was found dead on 9 June 1995 with five gunshot wounds, 18-year-old Private Cheryl James from Llangollen, Wales, who was found dead with a single bullet shot to her head in November 1995 and 17-year-old Private Geoff Gray from Hackney, London, who was found dead on 17 September 2001 with two gunshot wounds to his head; applauds the work done by the families of victims to highlight the number of serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces who have lost their lives through firearms incidents on or near military premises, and supports calls for a public inquiry into the deaths at Deep Cut with a remit to hear evidence and to make recommendations concerning protection of those serving throughout the armed forces.

Supported by: Andrew Wilson*, Ms Sandra White*, Kay Ullrich*, Elaine Smith*, Fiona McLeod*, Tricia Marwick*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Richard Lochhead*, Robert Brown*, Brian Adam*, Christine Grahame*, Mr John McAllion*, Bruce Crawford*, Phil Gallie*

*S1M-3270 Mr Andy Kerr: Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill – Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Bill, agrees to–

(a) any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act; and

(b) any charge imposed, and any payment required to be made, by or under the Act and any increase, in consequence of the Act, in any charge imposed or payment required to be made by or under any other Act.

S1M-3269 Bus Accident in France - Motion of Condolence (lodged on 27 June 2002) Stewart Stevenson*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Phil Gallie*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Robert Brown*, Colin Campbell*, Rhona Brankin*, Kay Ullrich*, Cathie Craigie*, Sarah Boyack*, Scott Barrie*, Kate Maclean*, Jackie Baillie*, Christine Grahame*, Rhoda Grant*, Johann Lamont*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Elaine Smith*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Richard Lochhead*, Robin Harper*, Helen Eadie*, Shona Robison*, Fiona McLeod*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr John McAllion*, Karen Gillon*, Michael Matheson*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Angus MacKay*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3268 Scottish Traditional Dance (lodged on 27 June 2002) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Cathy Peattie*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr Keith Harding*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3265# World Summit on Sustainable Development (lodged on 27 June 2002) Mr John McAllion*, Elaine Smith*, Sarah Boyack*, Irene McGugan*, Nora Radcliffe*, Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-3262 Trade Unions (lodged on 27 June 2002) Michael Russell*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Christine Grahame*, Fiona McLeod*, Kay Ullrich*, Brian Adam*, Ms Sandra White*, Richard Lochhead*, Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3260 Non-Use of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders by Inverclyde Council (lodged on 26 June 2002) Trish Godman*

S1M-3254# Action Plan on Organic Food and Farming for Scotland (lodged on 26 June 2002) Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*

S1M-3243 Scottish Men's Lacrosse Team (lodged on 21 June 2002) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-3242 Scottish Place Names Survey (lodged on 21 June 2002) Phil Gallie*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Mike Rumbles*, Nicola Sturgeon*

S1M-3240# Health in Developing Countries (lodged on 20 June 2002) Shona Robison*

S1M-3239 Aberdeen Council Housing Stock (lodged on 20 June 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*

S1M-3238 Congratulations to Gretna Football Club (lodged on 19 June 2002) Ian Jenkins*

S1M-3226 Legal Aid in Peeblesshire (lodged on 18 June 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-3222# The Press and Journal's Oil Tax Campaign (lodged on 17 June 2002) Mr Mike Rumbles*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-3213 Faslane Peace Camp (lodged on 13 June 2002) Robin Harper*, Michael Russell*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr John McAllion*, Dennis Canavan*, Elaine Smith*

S1M-3210# Causing Death by Dangerous Driving (lodged on 13 June 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3208# Lanark Racecourse (lodged on 13 June 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3190 Congratulations to Lennox Lewis (lodged on 10 June 2002) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-3170# Psychiatric Services at Murray Royal Hospital, Perth (lodged on 30 May 2002) Mr Keith Harding*

S1M-3158 Smoking in Public Places (lodged on 28 May 2002) Mr Keith Harding*