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Business Bulletin No. 141/2001

Monday 1 October 2001

Section F : Motions and Amendments

  

The full text of all outstanding motions and amendments will appear in the Business Bulletin every 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-2270 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Tourism Industry in Crisis-That the Parliament notes that the current crisis facing the tourism industry has been compounded by the recent tragic terrorist attacks in the United States of America which could have the effect of depressing visitor numbers even further, especially those from the key North American Sector; believes that urgent financial action must be taken to maintain the survival of core tourism-related businesses through the winter period and ensure that there is a sound tourism base upon which to rebuild markets, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to establish a tourism hardship fund, from which grants can be paid to tourism-related businesses, in order to aid the survival of sustainable concerns throughout the crisis.

Supported by: Mr Duncan Hamilton*

*S1M-2269 Christine Grahame: Association of Prison Visiting Committees-That the Parliament recognises the invaluable work of Scotland's prison visiting committees and endorses the Association of Visiting Committees for Penal Establishments' comments in its annual report to 31 March 2001 and on the professionalism and commitment of the majority of the uniformed and civilian staff in the prisons during what the Association terms "a very difficult year"; notes the points of concern raised by the Association, in particular (a) the frequent failure of the Minister for Justice to take account of the correspondence and views of many prison visiting committees, (b) the lack of appropriate work in prisons for rehabilitation, (c) the failure throughout the system to recognise the rights of prisoners under the European Convention on Human Rights such as an end to slopping out and the practice of prisoners eating in their cells where there is in cell sanitation, (d) the severe repercussions on the welfare of staff and prisoners of the delay in the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Estates Review and a concern that the Minister for Justice should consult widely on any recommendations which the SPS may make, (e) concern over the conditions in which vulnerable prisoners are kept, (f) the delay in implementing promises to provide special training for officers who work with women and young offenders, (g) that the independence of visiting committees is compromised because prison governors allocate and control their resources and , (h) that the appointment procedure to the visiting committee at young offender institutions is flawed and requires a radical overhaul and urges the Scottish Executive to respond to these concerns, among others, without delay.

*S1M-2268 Angus MacKay: Water Industry (Scotland) Bill Financial Resolution-That the Parliament for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill, agrees to-

(a) the expenditure out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund of the expenses of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act; and

(b) any charge imposed on, and any payment required to be made by, any person by or under the Act.

Supported by: Ross Finnie*, Rhona Brankin*, Peter Peacock*

*S1M-2267 Mr Brian Monteith: 2010 Ryder Cup Championship-That the Parliament regrets the decision not to award the 2010 Ryder Cup golf championship to Scotland; notes with concern the allegations that the selection process was rigged and calls on the Scottish Executive to investigate whether it is possible, in the light of these allegations, for legal action to be taken to recover the public money committed as part of the bidding process.

*S1M-2266 Tommy Sheridan: Private Finance Initiative-That the Parliament endorses the comments made by the Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson, Matthew Taylor, at the Liberal Democrat Party's annual conference that ". PFI is a form of debt . either way, the tax-payer pays" and his statement that the Labour Government was using PFI simply to make their figures look better which he believed was a "shocking scandal"; notes his further statement that "at the very least this is gross incompetence. Frankly, we believe the figures are being fiddled. If it was cricket Gordon Brown would get a life ban. . Most PFI contracts replace unaccountable and over-centralised publicly run services with even more unaccountable and over-centralised privately run services. .It is time to sweep away this secrecy. To expose private involvement in public services to proper scrutiny. To knock it off its pedestal. To allow real choice. Examine every option. Throw out the ideology,", and calls upon the Scottish Liberal Democrat partners of the Scottish Executive coalition to turn the words of their Treasury Spokesperson into action by opposing New Labour's ideological pursuit of private finance in Scotland's public services.

*S1M-2265 Michael Russell: 2009 Ryder Cup Bid-That the Parliament notes with disappointment the failure of the Scottish bid to host the Ryder Cup in 2009 and the negative impact this will have on tourism, the economy and Scottish sport and calls on the Scottish Executive to (a) make available to the Parliament, copies of the full working documents and proposals for the bid and an analysis of the reasons it believes the bid failed, and (b) co-operate fully with any inquiry into the matter which may be undertaken by a committee of the Parliament.

S1M-2264# Roseanna Cunningham: No Confidence in the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service-That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is reporting a 17 million underspend at a time when the Victorian practice of slopping out continues and five out of its prisons are overcrowded; further notes the recent resignations from senior management positions; recognises that morale amongst SPS staff is at rock bottom as a result of (a) the deterioration of industrial relations, (b) the continued threat of further privatisation within the SPS and (c) the culture of secrecy within the service; expresses no confidence in the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, and believes that the Minister for Justice should intervene in and resolve an apparently rapidly deteriorating situation.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fiona McLeod*, Richard Lochhead*

S1M-2263 Kate MacLean: Guide Dog Week, 1-7 October 2001-That the Parliament acknowledges the contribution which guide dogs make to the lives of blind and partially-sighted people throughout Scotland; urges the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to continue in its endeavours to make both its interim accommodation and the Holyrood building as guide dog friendly as possible; commends the current agreement between The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland on guide dog access to premises serving food, and joins with the Equal Opportunities Committee in accordance with its resolution of 18 September 2001, in endorsing the concept of a voluntary code of practice throughout Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Michael McMahon

S1M-2262 Robert Brown: Nursing Shortages-That the Parliament recognises the nursing shortages in Scotland; notes the extensive use of agency nurses, and believes that the provision of free return-to-practice courses for the estimated 10,000 registered nurses in Scotland who do not nurse currently would make a valuable contribution to the situation.

S1M-2261 Robin Harper: Shellfish Farming-That the Parliament recognises the vital role which shellfish farming plays in Scotland's rural economy and the valuable contribution its exports make; is concerned that the lack of insurance cover for closure due to biotoxin events seriously undermines investor confidence, and therefore urges the Scottish Executive to work with the shellfish industry in order to produce such an insurance scheme or other suitable support.

S1M-2260 Miss Annabel Goldie: Rural Economy-That the Parliament notes the economic challenges confronting the rural and more remote parts of Scotland and recognises the specific implications of the Aggregates Tax for the quarrying industry in those areas.

Supported by: John Scott

S1M-2259 Maureen Macmillan: Beautiful Scotland in Bloom Awards-That the Parliament congratulates Alness, Ross-shire,for winning two awards in the Beautiful Scotland in Bloom Competition 2001; notes that Alness has consistently come out top in the Beautiful Scotland in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions and that this is a tribute to the hard work and enthusiasm of the whole team involved, and further congratulates the village of Kiltarlity in Inverness-shire for winning the new entry trophy in the Beautiful Scotland in Bloom Competition 2001 and wishes them success in future competitions.

S1M-2258 Christine Grahame: Saltire over Edinburgh Castle-That the Parliament notes that the British Army in its current recruiting campaign uses the Saltire to attract young Scots; welcomes the recognition of this, the most potent symbol of Scotland's nationhood, as a patriotic inspiration to Scots through the centuries, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to make representations to the British Army that, in the interest of consistency, it should remove the Union Flag from the main flagpole at the army barracks on Edinburgh Castle and raise in its place the Saltire.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lochhead, Michael Russell, Colin Campbell, Fergus Ewing, Ms Sandra White, Fiona McLeod, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Adam Ingram, Ms Margo MacDonald, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-2257 George Lyon: Fish Farming-That the Parliament recognises the vital role fish farming plays in Scotland's rural economy; notes the valuable contribution its exports make to the Scottish economy; is concerned that the lack of insurance cover for the destruction of fish killed under statutory disease eradication schemes seriously undermines investor confidence, and therefore urges the Scottish Executive to work with the industry in order to produce such an insurance scheme.

Supported by: Tavish Scott, Mr Jamie Stone, John Farquhar Munro, Robin Harper

S1M-2250 Christine Grahame: Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees that the Protection from Abuse (Scotland) Bill be passed.

S1M-2247 Susan Deacon: Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill-That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm

S1M-2244 Mr Duncan Hamilton: Video Highland-That the Parliament affirms its support for Video Highland and its production, Iona and Staffa: Islands in the Hebridean Sea; notes that Video Highland produces its work entirely on the West Coast, and recognises that this is an example of the entrepreneurial and professional endeavours that continue to develop in the Highlands and Islands.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Michael Russell, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2243# Johann Lamont: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-That the Parliament notes the prevalence of the mainly inherited heart disease hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) which affects one in 500 of the population and is the number one cause of sudden death among under 25-year-olds; congratulates the Cardiomyopathy Association on its role in highlighting the condition and acknowledges the work of those involved in the association who have often suffered the loss of a family member because of HCM; further notes the Cardiomyopathy Association's campaign to secure screening by electrocardiogram and echo ultrasound of all first degree relatives of those who die as a result of this condition, and believes that the Scottish Executive, in partnership with the Health and Community Care Committee, the National Health Service and relevant groups working in this field, should consider how best those suffering from this condition might be identified and given access to the appropriate treatment.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Trish Godman, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Matheson, Marilyn Livingstone, Christine Grahame R, Alex Neil, Dr Richard Simpson, Scott Barrie, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Winnie Ewing, Cathy Jamieson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Cathie Craigie, Cathy Peattie, Karen Whitefield, Ms Sandra White, Mr Jamie Stone, Dr Elaine Murray, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Hugh Henry, Robert Brown, Mr Adam Ingram*, Pauline McNeill*

S1M-2242 Janis Hughes: NHS Staff-That the Parliament ]recognises the valuable contribution made by all staff working within the NHS in Scotland, without whose efforts, skills and commitment the NHS could not function; commits itself to ensuring that all staff there are properly valued; welcomes the Scottish Executive's commitment to making improvements in the education, training and career development opportunities for NHS staff, together with more family friendly and flexible working practices, and further welcomes plans to involve, through partnership forums, NHS staff representatives in the new unified NHS boards.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Johann Lamont, Trish Godman, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Frank McAveety, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Cathie Craigie, Karen Gillon, Kate MacLean, Robert Brown, Rhoda Grant, Pauline McNeill, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Andy Kerr, Margaret Smith, Scott Barrie, Elaine Smith, Dr Richard Simpson, Margaret Jamieson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr John Home Robertson, Cathy Peattie, Karen Whitefield, Hugh Henry, Nora Radcliffe, Elaine Thomson, Iain Smith*

S1M-2241# Cathy Peattie: Fair Trade Movement-That the Parliament endorses the work of the fair trade movement in ensuring decent wages and conditions for workers in developing countries; congratulates the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) for ensuring that the Parliament offers fair trade tea and coffee to members and staff, and believes that the SPCB should now take steps to extend the range of fairly traded products.

Supported by: Karen Gillon, Mr George Reid, Des McNulty, Robin Harper, Margaret Smith, Donald Gorrie, Dennis Canavan, Johann Lamont, Trish Godman, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Marilyn Livingstone, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Scott Barrie, Irene McGugan, Cathy Jamieson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr John Home Robertson, Cathie Craigie, Karen Whitefield, Ms Sandra White, Mr Jamie Stone, Michael Russell, Nora Radcliffe, Stewart Stevenson, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Pauline McNeill*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2240# Cathie Craigie: Deaf Awareness Week, 8-14 October 2001-That the Parliament expresses its support for the British Deaf Association's Deaf Awareness Week from 8 to 14 October 2001; notes that there are approximately 800,000 deaf or hard of hearing people and 6,000 users of British Sign Language (BSL) in Scotland; further notes that an average of 84 babies are born in Scotland every year with permanent deafness, and believes that the Scottish Executive should maximise the opportunities for deaf children to be educated in the medium of BSL and bring forward proposals to incorporate BSL into the modern language curriculum within schools in Scotland.

Supported by: Mr David Davidson, Margaret Jamieson, Paul Martin, Mr Michael McMahon, Brian Fitzpatrick, Elaine Thomson, Mr Adam Ingram, Kate MacLean, Marilyn Livingstone, Janis Hughes, Mr Andy Kerr, Des McNulty, Robin Harper, Mr Duncan McNeil, Nora Radcliffe, Dr Elaine Murray, Mike Watson, Fergus Ewing, Cathy Jamieson, Donald Gorrie, Patricia Ferguson, Johann Lamont, Rhoda Grant, Trish Godman, Elaine Smith, Fiona McLeod, Irene McGugan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Mr Frank McAveety, Michael Matheson, Hugh Henry, Christine Grahame, Mr Keith Harding, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Scott Barrie, Pauline McNeill, Dr Richard Simpson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr John Home Robertson, Cathy Peattie, Karen Whitefield, Ms Sandra White, Mr Jamie Stone, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dennis Canavan, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Michael Russell, John Scott, Robert Brown, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-2239 Brian Adam: Parental Responsibility-That the Parliament calls on the Scottish Executive to consider allowing the courts to hold parents liable in respect of damage caused by their children.

Supported by: Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-2237 Mr Adam Ingram: Mental Health Week, 10-16 October 2001-That the Parliament supports the sentiments behind Mental Health Week, congratulates all the parents, carers, professionals and organisations who support and care for those affected by a mental illness, and believes that this kind of initiative is an effective tool in awareness campaigning and that it comes at an appropriate time coinciding with the review of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984.

Supported by: Mr Keith Raffan, David Mundell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Cathy Peattie, Karen Whitefield, Ms Sandra White, Mr Murray Tosh, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Michael Russell, John Scott, Robin Harper, Robert Brown, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2234 Robin Harper: Terrorist Attacks in United States of America and Response of US Government-That the Parliament, further to its resolution S1M-2208 of 12 September 2001 condemning the senseless and abhorrent acts of terrorism perpetrated in the United States, reaffirms its solidarity with the victims, their families and the American people; offers its continued support for bringing those responsible, the organisers and their sponsors, to justice, and urges the United States Government to avoid any indiscriminate military action that would cause further innocent lives to be lost and risk an escalating cycle of violence.

Supported by: Mr Keith Raffan, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Nora Radcliffe, Robert Brown, Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-2228 Tommy Sheridan: Opposition to Military Response to Terrorist Attacks in USA-That the Parliament extends its deepest sympathy to the victims and families of those killed in the New York and Washington terrorist attacks; opposes any further mass murder, and believes that retaliatory military strikes by the US Government and its allies would lead to an escalation of violence and a slaughter of innocents and would solve nothing.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder*

S1M-2227# Dennis Canavan: Response to the Atrocities in the United States-That the Parliament unequivocally condemns the recent atrocities in the United States of America; calls for effective measures to be taken to bring to justice those responsible for such a mass destruction of human life, and believes that the response of the US Government and the international community must be based not on mindless vengeance or retaliation but on the rule of international law and respect for human rights, particularly innocent people's right to life.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2226# Mr David Davidson: The Edinburgh Military Tattoo and its Contribution to Scottish Culture and Tourism-That the Parliament notes the continuing success of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo; congratulates Brigadier Melville Jameson CBE, Chief Executive and Producer of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and his staff for a record breaking season which was viewed by 100 million people world-wide and generated 50 million for the Scottish economy, and wishes success for the special Tattoo to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002

Supported by: Mr Keith Raffan, John Scott, Bill Aitken, Margaret Smith, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Dr Winnie Ewing, Murdo Fraser, Mr Murray Tosh, David Mundell, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Nora Radcliffe, Phil Gallie, Mr Brian Monteith

S1M-2225 Pauline McNeill: Restaurant of the Year Award 2001 -That the Parliament congratulates the five Glasgow restaurants, the Ashoka, La Bonne Auberge, Gamba, OKO and Stravaigin, who have been shortlisted for the Restaurant of the Year Awards 2001 organised by the Scottish License Trade News and notes that, of the 400 entries, these five restaurants represent half the finalists who have been shortlisted for the awards ceremony which is due to take place on 25 October 2001.

Supported by: Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2224# Donald Gorrie: Religious Minorities in Scotland-That the Parliament recognises the great contribution made to Scottish life over the years by Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists and other religious minorities in Scotland; believes them to be a welcome and valued part of Scotland's life, and urges the people of Scotland not to blame any group of Scottish citizens for the actions of fanatical terrorists or unjust governments elsewhere in the world.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Margaret Jamieson, Iain Smith, Shona Robison, Fergus Ewing, Mr Jamie Stone, Michael Matheson, John Farquhar Munro, Tavish Scott, Trish Godman, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Stewart Stevenson, Robert Brown, Karen Whitefield, Ben Wallace, Margaret Smith, Mary Scanlon, Alex Fergusson, Mr Murray Tosh, Robin Harper, Phil Gallie, Mr Keith Raffan, George Lyon, Mr Mike Rumbles, Nora Radcliffe, David McLetchie, Dr Elaine Murray, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Keith Harding, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Dennis Canavan, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Michael Russell, John Scott, Mr Adam Ingram*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2223 George Lyon: Rural Fuel Poverty-That the Parliament strongly welcomes the Scottish Executive's central heating programme to tackle fuel poverty; notes that this programme will benefit 40,000 pensioner households in privately owned or rented housing through grants of 2,500 for modern heating systems and energy efficiency measures; further notes that a greater proportion of households in rural areas falls below the tolerable standard than the Scottish average, that lower income levels in rural areas make fuel poverty more prevalent and that fewer rural homes have access to gas supplies; recognises that there is a greater proportion of homes in the private rented sector, particularly tied homes, in rural areas, and underlines the importance of steps to ensure that publicity material for the central heating programme is circulated effectively to remote areas and that monitoring of registration for the scheme is undertaken to guarantee equal access for those in private rented housing in rural areas.

Supported by: Iain Smith, Mr Jamie Stone, John Farquhar Munro, Tavish Scott, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr Murray Tosh, Nora Radcliffe

S1M-2222# Maureen Macmillan: Gaelic-Medium Education-That the Parliament notes the critical situation facing Gaelic-medium education as a consequence of the current shortage of Gaelic teachers; further notes the continuing shortage of university graduates intending to enter Gaelic-medium teaching, and urges the Scottish Executive to put into place without further delay (a) a review, update and implementation of the recommendations contained in Commun na Gaidhlig's proposed national policy for Gaelic Education, Framework for Growth, which was submitted to the Scottish Office in 1997 and (b) the recommendations contained in the report by the General Teaching Council for Scotland Teaching in Gaelic-medium Education - recommendations for change which was submitted to the Scottish Executive in 1999.

Note: The member who lodged this motion has provided the following translation -

Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig - Gu bheil a Phàrlamaid a' toirt fa-near an suidheachadh èiginneach anns a bheil foghlam tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig air sàilleibh gainne luchd-teagaisg le Gàidhlig; a' toirt fa-near cuideachd a' ghainne de cheumnaich bho oilthighean a tha am beachd a dhol a-steach airson teagasg tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig, agus a' cur ìmpidh air Riaghaltas na h-Alba na leanas a chur an cèill gun dàil (a) sgrùdadh, cunntas as ùr agus buileachadh air na molaidhean a bh' anns an aithisg aig Commun na Gàidhlig a thaobh poileasaidh nàiseanta airson Foghlam Gàidhlig, Innleachd airson Adhartais, a chaidh a chur gu Oifis na h-Alba ann an 1997 agus (b) na molaidhean a bh' anns an aithisg aig Comhairle Teagaisg Choitcheann na h-Alba, Teagasg ann am Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig - molaidhean leasachaidh, a chaidh a chur gu Riaghaltas na h-Alba ann an 1999.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Donald Gorrie, Mr Jamie Stone, John Farquhar Munro, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Cathy Peattie, Michael Russell, Rhoda Grant, Alex Neil, Cathy Jamieson, Cathie Craigie, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2220 Mr Keith Harding: Fife Prostate Cancer Support Group's Awareness Week-That the Parliament congratulates the Fife Prostate Cancer Support Group, which provides help, support and information for those with prostate problems and their families, for holding an awareness week in the Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes from 10 to 15 September 2001, in order to draw attention to the extent of the disease in the region and how it can be diagnosed and treated, preferably at an early stage to improve the chances of success.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Brian Monteith, Mary Scanlon, Mr Keith Raffan, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Murdo Fraser, David Mundell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Scott Barrie

S1M-2219 Mr Keith Harding: Eco-friendly Dunino Primary School, Fife-That the Parliament congratulates Dunino Primary School, Fife on being the only school in mainland Scotland to be awarded two Eco-Schools Friendly Flags by the European Commission and wishes it every success in its endeavours to secure a third.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Iain Smith, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Keith Raffan, Tricia Marwick, Murdo Fraser, David Mundell, Nora Radcliffe, Robin Harper

S1M-2218 Karen Gillon: New Lanark-That the Parliament recognises the significant contribution that New Lanark has made to the social, cultural and educational fabric of Scotland; congratulates the New Lanark Conservation Trust on the excellent work that it has done in restoring the village to its natural beauty, and calls on UNESCO to grant the village full World Heritage Status.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Irene Oldfather, Donald Gorrie, Margaret Jamieson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Irene McGugan, Tricia Marwick, Cathy Peattie, Michael Russell, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Rhoda Grant, Mr Adam Ingram, Elaine Smith, Maureen Macmillan, Johann Lamont, David Mundell, Trish Godman, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Mr Michael McMahon, Cathy Jamieson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr John Home Robertson, Cathie Craigie, Karen Whitefield, Ms Sandra White, Mr Murray Tosh, Nora Radcliffe, Robin Harper

S1M-2217# Donald Gorrie: Research into the Impact of Land Value Taxation in Urban Communities-That the Parliament considers that the Scottish Executive should fund research into what contribution a land value taxation system could make to the funding of local authorities and development schemes and that such research should include detailed studies to draw a comparison showing the impact of changing the current rating system to a site value rating system for urban commercial properties in two different urban communities.

Supported by: Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Jamie Stone, Margaret Smith, Nora Radcliffe, Robert Brown, Robin Harper, Mr Adam Ingram*

S1M-2216 Gordon Jackson: Rangers Football Club and UEFA-That the Parliament notes UEFA's decision that Rangers Football Club must travel to Dagestan in Russia for a fixture with Anzhi Makhachkala; accepts the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office which urges British citizens to stay clear of Dagestan due to the very real threats to safety in and around the city of Makhachkala; expresses concern and dismay at the disregard of European football's governing body for the safety of Rangers players, officials and supporters; recognises the importance of Scotland's top football clubs participating in European competitions, and urges the Scottish Executive to make the fullest representations on behalf of Rangers to allow for their continued participation in UEFA tournaments this season and in the future and to demand that the fixture be moved to a safe venue away from Dagestan.

Supported by: Mr Michael McMahon, Karen Gillon, Mr Brian Monteith, Murdo Fraser, Dennis Canavan, Donald Gorrie, Paul Martin, Margaret Jamieson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Trish Godman, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Hugh Henry, Tommy Sheridan, David Mundell, Dr Elaine Murray, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-2215 Pauline McNeill: Glasgow Show-That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow City Council on the magnificent Glasgow Show which attracted over 50,000 visitors to Victoria Park, Glasgow from 24 to 25 August 2001 and applauds the tremendous success of the biggest gardening event in the city since the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.

Supported by: Karen Gillon, Trish Godman, Tommy Sheridan, Irene Oldfather, Margaret Jamieson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Cathy Peattie, Mr Kenneth Gibson

S1M-2214 Pauline McNeill: Cycling-That the Parliament congratulates Greater Glasgow Health Board for its initiative in distributing the Glasgow Cycling Map to patients of general practitioners and hopes that this initiative will encourage more Glaswegians to adopt a healthier lifestyle by cycling and contribute to easing traffic congestion in the city.

Supported by: Trish Godman, Tommy Sheridan, Irene Oldfather, Donald Gorrie, Margaret Jamieson, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Elaine Smith, David Mundell, Nora Radcliffe

S1M-2212# Mr Kenneth Macintosh: New Variant CJD-That the Parliament notes the continuing presence of BSE in Scotland and the growing numbers of cases of new variant CJD, including at least two cases in the parliamentary constituency of Eastwood; welcomes the setting up of a national care co-ordinator and CJD advice network but acknowledges the devastating effects this disease can have on victims and their families, and believes that the Scottish Executive should give its continuing support to those families affected by this terrible disease.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Karen Gillon, Tommy Sheridan, Irene Oldfather, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Rhoda Grant, Mr Gil Paterson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Elaine Smith, Maureen Macmillan, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Cathy Jamieson, Karen Whitefield, Ms Sandra White, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2211 Dennis Canavan: Strip 4 Shelter, Friday 14 September 2001-That the Parliament notes that Friday 14 September 2001 is Shelter Scotland's "Strip 4 Shelter Day", a campaign to raise awareness of homelessness and to raise funds to prevent and tackle homelessness in Scotland; welcomes the involvement of schools, businesses, local authorities, voluntary organisations, housing associations and individuals in supporting this year's "Strip 4 Shelter Day" thereby demonstrating the people of Scotland's commitment to social justice; recognises "Strip 4 Shelter Day" as an opportunity for people to show their real concern and support for Shelter Scotland and homeless and badly housed people in a less traditional but fun way by wearing their favourite sporting strip to school, college or work, and recommends that MSPs should also take this opportunity to demonstrate their support by getting involved with "Strip 4 Shelter Day".

Supported by: Margaret Smith, Tricia Marwick, Margaret Jamieson, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Karen Gillon, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Bruce Crawford, Tavish Scott, Cathy Peattie, Michael Russell, Mr Gil Paterson, Elaine Smith, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2210# Donald Gorrie: Return to practice courses for nurses-That the Parliament urges the Scottish Executive to fund free "return to practice" courses with allowances for registered nurses who are not currently working as nurses in order to encourage them to re-enter the nursing profession and notes that funding for this purpose has been made available in England and Wales.

Supported by: Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Jamie Stone, Margaret Smith, Nora Radcliffe, Robert Brown, Tavish Scott, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Tommy Sheridan, Iain Smith, Ms Sandra White, Irene McGugan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper

S1M-2198# Mr Duncan Hamilton: The sale of the Isle of Gigha-That the Parliament welcomes the cross-party efforts to support the right of the residents of the island of Gigha to buy the island on which they live; notes the existence of the Scottish Land Fund and the opportunity for the residents of Gigha to submit an application for financial assistance from that fund; invites the Scottish Executive to give careful consideration to lifting the notional 1 million ceiling on applications in the light of the market valuation of 3.5 million which has been placed on Gigha, and supports the efforts of Highlands & Islands Enterprise to work with the local population to establish the feasibility of such a bid and secure the necessary community majority for proceeding with any subsequent fund application.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Michael Matheson, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, John Farquhar Munro, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mary Scanlon, Stewart Stevenson, Irene McGugan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Fergus Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dennis Canavan, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2197 Michael Russell: Parthenon Marbles-That the Parliament notes the recent constructive proposals by the Greek Government for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece in advance of the Olympic Games to be held there in 2004, which involve putting aside the issue of ownership and instead entering into a partnership to ensure that the marbles are displayed and conserved in the best possible way; further notes that the Greek Government is willing to enter a rolling loan agreement so that other artefacts of great significance which have never before been seen in the UK can be displayed in the British Museum; regrets that Her Majesty's Government has not yet responded to these positive proposals, and hopes that Her Majesty's Government will at last recognise the justice of the Greek case and will help the Greek Government to mark the return of the Olympics to their nation with a cultural gesture of world significance.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Ms Sandra White, Irene McGugan, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mr Mike Rumbles, Nora Radcliffe, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2196 Alex Neil: Appointment of Lesley Hynds to Health Education Board for Scotland-That the Parliament expresses its concern at the appointment of Lesley Hynds as Chairman of the Health Education Board for Scotland; questions whether she has the necessary experience and expertise for this job; believes that this is another example of Labour cronyism; calls on the Health and Community Care Committee to hold an inquiry into the appropriateness of this appointment and on the Commissioner for Public Appointments to investigate whether the proper appointment procedures were followed, and believes that this confirms the need for the Parliament to be given the power to vet and, where necessary, veto public appointments, as set out in the Public Appointments (Parliamentary Approval) (Scotland) Bill which has been introduced in the Parliament.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson

S1M-2195 Mr John Farquhar Munro: Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission Report on GM Crop Trials-That the Parliament welcomes the report, Crops on Trial, by the Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission; notes that the report questions whether farm scale evaluations are adequate for deciding whether GM crops should be grown commercially, and urges the Scottish Executive to carry out an immediate study of the report's recommendations and adjust its policy on GM farm trials accordingly.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Donald Gorrie, Michael Russell, Mr Adam Ingram

S1M-2190 Tommy Sheridan: Unlawful Detention of Asylum Seekers-That the Parliament notes the ruling in the English High Court that four Iraqi Kurd asylum seekers were held unlawfully at the Oakington detention centre and that their human rights were therefore breached; reaffirms that asylum seekers are not criminals and therefore should not be imprisoned, and agrees to close the Dungavel detention centre and ensure that no asylum seeker is imprisoned for seeking asylum as such action is not a crime.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Bruce Crawford, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Michael Russell, Dennis Canavan, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Robin Harper

S1M-2189 Fergus Ewing: Planning Permission for Genetically Modified Crops-That the Parliament notes the current situation at Munlochy in the Black Isle where GM crop trials are going ahead despite overwhelming public disapproval and calls on the Scottish Executive to listen to these concerns and to amend current planning legislation to require local authority planning permission to be sought in respect of GM crop trials.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Christine Grahame, Bruce Crawford, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2188# Ms Sandra White: Glasgow Underground Privatisation Threat-That the Parliament notes the legislation on the award of public service contracts in passenger transport currently under consideration in the European Parliament; recognises that this legislation would force public transport to be put out to competitive tender and could lead to the part privatisation of Glasgow's underground system; notes that this could have serious implications for the efficient and safe running of this key part of Glasgow's public transport system, and believes that the Scottish Executive should make representations to the European Parliament requesting it not to pass any legislation forcing the privatisation of any part of our public transport system.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Bruce Crawford, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Brian Adam, Colin Campbell, Robin Harper, Stewart Stevenson, Andrew Wilson, Nicola Sturgeon, Fiona Hyslop, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Russell, Dennis Canavan, Dr Winnie Ewing, Pauline McNeill, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2188.1 Robert Brown: Glasgow Underground Privatisation Threat-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2188) in the name of Ms Sandra White, leave out from "recognises" to end and insert "and lends its support to amendments tabled by Scottish MEPs Elspeth Attwooll and Bill Miller to the proposed regulations to ensure that the concerns of Strathclyde Passenger Transport (SPT) are addressed and the unique circumstances of the Glasgow Underground recognised so that SPT can continue to manage services in an integrated manner without the need for competitive tendering."

Supported by: Nora Radcliffe

S1M-2187# Cathie Craigie: World Alzheimer's Day-That the Parliament expresses its support for World Alzheimer's Day, held on 21 September every year; recognises its aim of raising global awareness of dementia and its impact on families; notes that around 58,000 people suffer from dementia in Scotland, and further recognises the importance of the work of organisations such as Alzheimer Scotland - Action on Dementia in supporting sufferers and their families.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Patricia Ferguson, Dr Elaine Murray, Johann Lamont, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Andy Kerr, Mr Murray Tosh, Bristow Muldoon, Elaine Thomson, David Mundell, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Margaret Jamieson, Helen Eadie, Roseanna Cunningham, Christine Grahame, Brian Fitzpatrick, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Scott Barrie, Karen Whitefield, Tricia Marwick, Mr Adam Ingram, Robert Brown, Mr John McAllion, Mr Michael McMahon, Kate MacLean, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Robin Harper, Janis Hughes, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Mary Scanlon, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Hugh Henry, Stewart Stevenson, Elaine Smith, Michael Russell, Des McNulty, Dennis Canavan, Tavish Scott, Trish Godman, Karen Gillon, Irene McGugan, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Rhoda Grant, Irene Oldfather, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Keith Raffan, Cathy Peattie, Mr Gil Paterson, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Keith Harding, Cathy Jamieson, Pauline McNeill, Mr Jamie Stone, John Scott, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2186 Mr Brian Monteith: Coaching and Management of Scottish Football Team-That the Parliament expresses regret at the Scottish football team's defeat in Belgium and the difficulty it now faces in reaching the World Cup finals in Japan and Korea in 2002 and urges the Scottish Football Association to instigate a thorough review of the current coaching and managerial structure, including the upgrading of the posts of assistant coach of the full squad and coach of the under-21 squad to full-time appointments and separation of the posts of Director of Football Development and coach of the full squad, in order to revitalise the long-term future of our national game.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Keith Harding, Donald Gorrie, Mr Jamie McGrigor

S1M-2185 Mr John Farquhar Munro: Sodexho's Commitment on Asylum Seekers-That the Parliament welcomes the written commitment Sodexho has made that it and its subsidiary UK Detention Services will not attempt to circumvent their legal obligation to pay the minimum wage; acknowledges the specific pledge that no agreement has been or will be entered into with Her Majesty's Government to avoid paying the minimum wage to asylum seekers in its charge and that no obligation will be placed upon any asylum seeker to work at the proposed detention centre, and is grateful that both MSPs and staff will, once again, be able to enjoy the catering services provided to the Parliament by Sodexho with a clear conscience.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Robert Brown, Nora Radcliffe

S1M-2184# Alex Neil: Contract Research Staff-That the Parliament recognises that contract research staff in Scotland's universities and research institutes are one of the most significant assets in Scotland's knowledge economy; notes that more than 90% of such staff are employed on insecure fixed term contracts, resulting in a systematic failure to properly exploit our science and social science base to the benefit of the Scottish economy and society; further notes that this highly educated human resource, comprising graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral level workers, is subject to constant wastage, to the detriment of Scotland's universities and economic potential, and believes that the Scottish Executive should act with clarity, urgency and determination to secure a complete overhaul of the management of the contract research workforce with a view to eliminating the current insecurity and wastage and establishing a radical new approach in partnership with higher education employers and representatives of the research staff.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, John Farquhar Munro, Robert Brown, Robin Harper, Ms Sandra White, Dr Winnie Ewing, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Nora Radcliffe, Dennis Canavan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2183 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Thanks to Dr Krishna Goel, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow-That the Parliament records its profound gratitude to Dr Krishna Goel for his 36 years of outstanding service to the children of Scotland through his devoted work at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow; records that his work as a consultant paediatrician has benefited many thousands of children over the decades since he left Lucknow for Glasgow, courageously entering a new country to become one of Scotland's most respected and beloved citizens, loved by his patients not only for his exceptional skill but also for his immense kindness; notes that his patients and colleagues are grateful that he will continue a clinic after his forthcoming retirement; commends Dr Goel for his work for the Children's Hospice Movement, his authorship involving 10 textbooks and papers and his service on 11 medical and fund-raising committees, and regards Dr Krishna Goel B.Sc. Lucknow, M.B.B.S., D.C.H., M.D., M.R.C.P. (UK), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of Edinburgh and London and Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, as an inspiring example of what is too often overlooked, namely the benefits of immigration.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Christine Grahame, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil

S1M-2182 Margaret Smith: Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill-That the Parliament welcomes the introduction in the House of Lords on 12 July 2001 of the Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Clement-Jones; notes that the Bill is identical to the Bill which received 3rd reading support in the House of Commons on 13 February 2001; further notes that this new Bill encompasses the whole of the UK and will allow for a more comprehensive suppression of tobacco advertising than any similar Bill passed solely for Scotland by this Parliament, and urges Her Majesty's government to give support to Lord Clement-Jones' Bill.

Supported by: Iain Smith, Ian Jenkins, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Mike Rumbles, Robert Brown, Hugh Henry, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr Keith Raffan, George Lyon, Tavish Scott, Maureen Macmillan

S1M-2181 Pauline McNeill: Shipyard Workers-That the Parliament acknowledges the strength of feeling expressed by the workforce at the Scotstoun shipyard in their strike action against the threat to 1,000 jobs there; notes that despite seven meetings with the trade union side since July 2001, BAe Systems has failed to give the workforce any confidence in the security of their jobs, and calls on BAe Systems to address this issue as a matter of extreme urgency.

Supported by: Mr Michael McMahon, Bill Butler, Tommy Sheridan, Patricia Ferguson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Robert Brown, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Ms Sandra White, Elaine Smith, Des McNulty, Margaret Jamieson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Trish Godman, Irene Oldfather, Cathy Peattie, Mr Gil Paterson, Cathy Jamieson, Cathie Craigie, Karen Whitefield, Mr Jamie Stone, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2179 Mr Andrew Welsh: Report into Hospital-Acquired Infection-That the Parliament acknowledges the report into hospital-acquired infection (HAI) by Dr Andrew Walker of the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics at Glasgow University; expresses concern at its findings which estimate that the cost to the NHS in Scotland of treating HAI is in excess of 101 million per year and could be as high as 186 million; notes that this figure is five times higher than that estimated by the Scottish Executive, and urges the Executive to take action on these findings as a matter of priority.

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Robin Harper, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Andrew Wilson, Robert Brown, Ms Sandra White, Mary Scanlon, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Nora Radcliffe, Irene McGugan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2176 Pauline McNeill: Future of Glasgow Underground-That the Parliament supports Bill Miller MEP in his efforts to exempt the Glasgow underground system from any European legislation which would force all public transport systems across Europe to go out to tender for five-year contracts and notes that the tendering process could cost Strathclyde Passenger Transport 10 million that could instead be spent on improving the service for passengers.

Supported by: Johann Lamont, Tommy Sheridan, Patricia Ferguson, Robin Harper, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Elaine Smith, Trish Godman, Irene Oldfather, Hugh Henry, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2175# Ms Sandra White: European Year of Languages 2001 & BSL-That the Parliament believes that in 2001, the European Year of Languages, the Scottish Executive should take forward the lessons of the Millennium Project 2000 which taught the basics of British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness to schoolchildren; invites the Scottish Executive to investigate the introduction of BSL to the school curriculum, and further believes that Her Majesty's Government should give official recognition to BSL under the terms of the European Charter on Minority Languages.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Alex Neil, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Robin Harper, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Andrew Wilson, Irene McGugan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Cathie Craigie, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2174 Tommy Sheridan: Maintenance of Manufacturing Base-That the Parliament deplores the decisions of companies such as Compaq, BAe Systems and Marconi to axe thousands of jobs across Scotland, thereby not only putting at risk the livelihoods of workers and their families but also the very manufacturing base of which Scotland is justifiably proud and agrees that action needs to be taken to ensure the long-term security of Scotland's skilled manufacturing base and that ways should be examined, including the seizure of these companies' assets, to prevent Scotland from being turned into an industrial wasteland by global corporations whose only motivation is profit.

Supported by: Robert Brown, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-2173 Tommy Sheridan: Medical Secretaries in North Glasgow-That the Parliament supports the action of the medical secretaries in North Glasgow who have been forced into industrial action by poverty pay and an unfair grading system and further supports their claim for higher grading and improved salaries.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-2161 Tricia Marwick: Response to Motion on SNP Policy on Tobacco Advertising-That the Parliament notes motion S1M-2131 by John Home Robertson; observes that it is factually inaccurate; notes that, contrary to the ill-informed statement in the last clause, no money from the SNP has or could be generated by this means, and condemns the Labour Party for failing to support the proposed Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Bill, which would ban tobacco advertising in Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Michael Matheson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2160 Mrs Mary Mulligan: West Lothian Council Investor in People Award-That the Parliament congratulates West Lothian Council on receiving an Investor in People award, the first local authority in Scotland to do so across its whole service, and recognises that this investment in the 7500 staff it employs results in a better service for the people of West Lothian.

Supported by: Brian Fitzpatrick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Elaine Smith, Irene Oldfather, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2159 Mrs Mary Mulligan: Rooting Out Racism Initiative-That the Parliament recognises the significant contribution being made by the local authorities, police and health trusts in Lothian in launching their initiative "Rooting Out Racism" and commends the joint approach as a model to other bodies across Scotland.

Supported by: Brian Fitzpatrick, Robin Harper, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Elaine Smith, Trish Godman, Mr Michael McMahon, Irene Oldfather, Cathy Peattie, Maureen Macmillan, Cathy Jamieson, Mr John Home Robertson, Karen Whitefield, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2158# Tavish Scott: Highlands and Islands Lifeline Air Links-That the Parliament recognises the vital importance to the social and economic wellbeing of the Highlands and Islands of the air services both within the area and linking the area to London and to Scotland's hub airports; notes the potential to protect and support such services by the imposition of public service obligations, as already imposed on services to Campbeltown, Barra and Tiree; further notes the imposition by the French Government of public service obligations on 30% of air routes into Paris Orly, and believes that the Scottish Executive should extend the use of public service obligations to other lifeline air routes to and within the Highlands and Islands and should use its strategic ownership of Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd to help airlines provide better and more affordable services.

Supported by: Mr Jamie Stone, John Farquhar Munro, Brian Adam, Robert Brown, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Fergus Ewing, Robin Harper, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dr Winnie Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Iain Smith, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2155 Andrew Wilson: Efficiency of Transport Divisions of the Scottish Executive Development Department-That the Parliament is deeply concerned by the series of errors, fiascos and poor policy making and administration within the transport divisions of the Scottish Executive Development Department and is concerned that the current Erskine Bridge tolls fiasco, with the resultant disruption to the Parliament's business programme, has followed on from the major problems in the award of the trunk road maintenance contract, chaos in their policy on road tolling and a general perception that the transport divisions are in a mess; is further concerned that the same divisions which have handled transport policy and implementation so badly cannot be trusted in their current form to handle the forthcoming tendering process for Scotland's Cal-Mac ferry routes in an effective and efficient manner, and therefore calls on the Minister for Transport to take control of her divisions and bring forward a comprehensive and independent review of their structure and function with a view to proposing the necessary reforms required to improve their work.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2154 Tommy Sheridan: Cannabis Experiment-That the Parliament believes that the experiment on policing of cannabis in Brixton should be implemented in Scotland as a first step towards decriminalising the personal use and possession of cannabis and eventually legalising it.

Supported by: Robin Harper

S1M-2153 Tommy Sheridan: Dangers of "Soapbar" Cannabis-That the Parliament believes that the widespread sale and use in Scotland of "soapbar" instead of pure cannabis give rise to serious concerns about the health of cannabis users and that it therefore makes sense to legalise the sale of cannabis for personal use so that the quality of cannabis can be subject to legal scrutiny and these concerns properly addressed.

Supported by: Robin Harper

S1M-2152 Tommy Sheridan: Responsibility for Drugs Policy-That the Parliament believes that responsibility for all issues relating to illegal drugs in Scotland should be within the remit of the Scottish Parliament, given that this area involves aspects of health, justice, crime and social recreation, all of which are devolved matters.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2151# Mr John Farquhar Munro: Erskine Bridge and Skye Bridge Tolls-That the Parliament notes the speed with which the Scottish Executive acted when the illegitimacy of Erskine Bridge tolls was discovered; further notes the doubt about the legal legitimacy of Skye Bridge tolls, and urges the Scottish Executive to make public all legislative and contractual documentation pertaining to the collection of tolls on the Skye Bridge.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Brian Adam, Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr Jamie Stone, Irene McGugan, Linda Fabiani, Margaret Smith, Ms Sandra White, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Donald Gorrie, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Andrew Wilson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Michael Russell, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2150 Tommy Sheridan: Tampa Refugees-That the Parliament condemns the actions of the Australian Government in refusing to allow the asylum seekers on board the boat Tampa off Christmas Islands to land in Australia; believes that this behaviour contravenes all standards of humanity, and calls upon the Australian Government to reverse this inhumane policy.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2148 Hugh Henry: Scottish Examination System-That the Parliament notes the substantial progress made in relation to the Scottish examination process; congratulates everyone involved - the pupils on their achievements, the teachers on their efforts in helping to make the system work, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) on the improvements introduced, and the Scottish Executive on its commitment to ensuring a smooth process and providing the investment to make the system work; notes that further investigation is required to refine and improve both the examination process and the workings of the SQA, and asks that the Scottish Executive undertake an early review of both the SQA and the structure of the examinations, including internal assessments.

Supported by: Trish Godman, Robert Brown, Brian Fitzpatrick, Maureen Macmillan, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Cathy Jamieson, Cathie Craigie, Dr Richard Simpson, Donald Gorrie, Mr Michael McMahon, Scott Barrie, Elaine Smith, Margaret Jamieson, Nora Radcliffe, Karen Gillon, Rhoda Grant, Irene Oldfather, Tavish Scott, Mr Keith Raffan, Cathy Peattie, Pauline McNeill, Karen Whitefield

S1M-2147 Linda Fabiani: Refugee Ship-That the Parliament commends the people of East Timor for their humanitarian action in offering sanctuary to the boat refugees refused permission to land by the Australian Government and congratulates this newly emerging independent democracy on its ready acceptance of international responsibility.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Michael Matheson, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Brian Adam, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Michael Russell, Pauline McNeill, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2146 Christine Grahame: Borders Timber and Holyrood-That the Parliament, in the spirit of Enric Miralles' wish to incorporate traditional Scottish materials in the Holyrood parliament and in recognition of the historic importance of Borders timber and of its present day craftsmen and women, recommends the use of Borders-made furniture within that building and its environs.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Irene McGugan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper, Michael Russell

S1M-2145 Mr Keith Harding: Community Policing in Fife-That the Parliament congratulates Fife Constabulary on its record on community policing, as highlighted in a report published by HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, and notes in particular Fife's emphasis on preventative work, focus on priority issues such as drugs and lay visitors scheme.

Supported by: Mr Brian Monteith, Tricia Marwick, Scott Barrie, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-2144 Mr Brian Monteith: Testing in the 5-14 Curriculum-That the Parliament notes the proposals of the Scottish Executive to develop revised, standardised tests for primary school pupils in the areas of literacy and numeracy as part of the 5-14 curriculum and believes that these tests should be undertaken in all Scottish schools to provide valuable comparative and individualised information for parents, teachers and pupils.

Supported by: David McLetchie, Mary Scanlon, Mr Keith Harding, Phil Gallie, Mr Jamie McGrigor, John Scott

S1M-2143 Angus MacKay: Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution-That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace, Iain Gray, Peter Peacock

S1M-2142# Mrs Margaret Ewing: Inverness Airport and Links with Hub Airports-That 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; expresses its grave concern at the possible loss of landing slots at Gatwick; seeks not only to have such links preserved but also to have similar slots at Heathrow restored, and believes that the Scottish Executive should pursue these matters vigorously with the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and the European Commission.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fergus Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Ms Sandra White, Roseanna Cunningham, Bruce Crawford, Shona Robison, Colin Campbell, Tommy Sheridan, Stewart Stevenson, Brian Adam, John Farquhar Munro, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Dennis Canavan, Alex Neil, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Nora Radcliffe, Tricia Marwick, Fiona McLeod, Linda Fabiani, Irene McGugan, Christine Grahame, Mary Scanlon, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona Hyslop, Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Michael Russell

S1M-2141 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Scottish Parliament Police Unit-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to reimburse Lothian and Borders Police for the full annual cost of running the Scottish Parliament Police Unit, instead of the current 39 week basis of reimbursement which will result in a funding deficit of 111,436 in the current financial year, as the costs of policing the Parliament should be borne centrally and not at the expense of one region of the country.

Supported by: David McLetchie, Fiona Hyslop, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Alex Neil, Margaret Smith, Tricia Marwick, Mary Scanlon, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Andrew Wilson, Mr Brian Monteith, Michael Russell, Alex Fergusson, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Gil Paterson, David Mundell, Mr Keith Harding, John Scott, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2140# Stewart Stevenson: Primary Health Care in Rural Scotland-That the Parliament expresses grave concern over the increasing centralisation of many health care services, currently provided efficiently and effectively within the primary care sector, into large central units primarily concerned with expensive acute care provision; notes the uncertainty surrounding Chalmers Hospital in Banff as an example of the threat to such services, and believes that the Executive should review policy direction to NHS boards in order to emphasise that community facilities must always be the preferred option.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Irene McGugan, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-2132# Ms Sandra White: Threatened Closure of Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena-That the Parliament notes with great concern the proposal to sell off the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena in Glasgow; recognises that the Kelvin Hall is a much loved and vital public sports facility and that its closure would lead to a serious decline in the provision of sports facilities for local people, and therefore believes that the Scottish Executive should make urgent representations to Glasgow City Council to prevent the closure of the Kelvin Hall.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fiona Hyslop, Richard Lochhead, Mr Gil Paterson, Fiona McLeod, Nicola Sturgeon, Tommy Sheridan, Stewart Stevenson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Alex Neil, Tricia Marwick, Irene McGugan, Linda Fabiani, Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Michael Russell, Dennis Canavan

S1M-2131 Mr John Home Robertson: SNP Policy on Tobacco Advertising-That the Parliament notes the decision by the SNP to accept tobacco advertising on the search facility of its official website; regrets the fact that it took exposure in the Daily Record to prompt any action to halt the adverts; notes the conflict with the SNP's stated policy position on tobacco advertising, and calls on the SNP to make a donation to a cancer charity equal to the money generated.

Supported by: Mr Duncan McNeil, Marilyn Livingstone, Mr Jamie Stone, Brian Fitzpatrick, Maureen Macmillan, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Dr Elaine Murray, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Frank McAveety, Mr Michael McMahon, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Karen Whitefield, Elaine Smith, Trish Godman

S1M-2130 Margaret Jamieson: Jimmy Knapp-That the Parliament regrets the passing of Jimmy Knapp, General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union; notes Jimmy's vital contribution to the labour and trade union movement over many years; sends its deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, who have lost a great friend and leader; notes that his love of the railways and his concern for the working conditions of his fellow workers were founded in his upbringing in Hurlford in Ayrshire and that he never lost sight of his roots throughout his long and distinguished national and international career in the movement, and believes that Jimmy is a loss not only to the people of Scotland and the UK but also to the wider labour movement throughout the world.

Supported by: Trish Godman, Alex Neil, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Brian Fitzpatrick, Maureen Macmillan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Christine Grahame, Cathy Jamieson, Dr Elaine Murray, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Smith, Mr Frank McAveety, Donald Gorrie, Mr Michael McMahon, Patricia Ferguson, Scott Barrie, Karen Whitefield, Cathie Craigie, Rhoda Grant, Mr Andy Kerr, Hugh Henry, Brian Adam, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Michael Russell, Des McNulty, Janis Hughes, Karen Gillon, Irene Oldfather, Cathy Peattie, Pauline McNeill

S1M-2129 Maureen Macmillan: Gaelic Dictionary of Parliamentary Terms-That the Parliament welcomes the publication of a Gaelic dictionary of parliamentary terms and congratulates the team responsible for producing a resource which will integrate Gaelic more fully into the business of the Parliament.

Note: The Member who lodged this motion has provided the following translation -

Gu bheil a' Phàrlamaid a' cur fàilte air Faclair na Pàrlamaid agus a' cur meal-an-naidheachd air an sgioba riochdachaidh airson goireas a thoirt gu buil a dh'amalaicheas a' Ghàidhlig nas fheàrr ann an gnothach na Pàrlamaid.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Christine Grahame, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Michael Russell, Karen Gillon, Rhoda Grant, Cathy Peattie, Pauline McNeill, Mr Gil Paterson, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Jamie Stone, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2128 Mr Adam Ingram: City Status for Ayr-That the Parliament congratulates South Ayrshire Council and The Ayrshire Post on their campaign to achieve city status for Ayr to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee year; recognises that Ayr has all the attributes of a modern city including a thriving business and commercial community, a rapidly growing international airport, high quality and wide ranging education and training infrastructure and an outstanding environment enhanced by a recent 40 million investment to clean up its seafront, as well as a rich heritage, not least in its association with Robert Burns whose famous description "Auld Ayr wham ne'er a toon surpasses for honest men and bonnie lasses" is as relevant today as ever, and believes that city status would be a well deserved accolade for the South of Scotland's major population centre.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Kay Ullrich, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, John Scott

S1M-2127# Roseanna Cunningham: Training and Care Assistants in Perth and Kinross Schools-That the Parliament recognises the value and importance of work done in schools by training and care assistants; notes the commitment expressed in Perth and Kinross Council's revenue and capital budget for 2001-2002 to "a policy of integrating children and young people who have special educational needs within local schools wherever possible and educationally desirable" and the pledge that "provision is made for these children and young people within mainstream and designated nursery places, nursery schools, supported places in primary and secondary schools and special schools"; deplores the decision that has been taken by Perth and Kinross Council to reduce both the number of individual training and care assistants in schools and the number of hours provided; expresses its concern at the distress that has been caused to pupils, parents and staff in Perth and Kinross by the actions of the Labour/Tory/Liberal alliance who form the administration on Perth and Kinross Council, and believes that the administration should, as a matter of urgency, reverse its decision.

Supported by: Mr John Swinney, Bruce Crawford, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Robin Harper, Fiona McLeod, Richard Lochhead, Colin Campbell, Irene McGugan, Tommy Sheridan, Fiona Hyslop, Christine Grahame, Kay Ullrich, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Stewart Stevenson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson, Michael Russell

S1M-2126 Mr Brian Monteith: Scottish Ballet-That the Parliament notes with regret moves made to transform Scottish Ballet into a contemporary dance company without prior public discussion, takes account of the views of the Scottish Ballet's artistic director and the resident dancers who all oppose the change, expresses concern that such a move would undermine Scotland's ability to stage a full length traditional classical ballet, and calls upon Scottish Ballet to delay consideration of such a significant change to its remit until such time as there has been a full debate about the public support for dance in Scotland and confirmation that there is a market to justify such a transformation.

Supported by: Mr Keith Harding, Alex Johnstone, Mr David Davidson, Phil Gallie, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Christine Grahame, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Irene McGugan, David McLetchie, Mary Scanlon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Andrew Wilson, John Scott, David Mundell

S1M-2125 Mr Brian Monteith: Doors Open Day-That the Parliament welcomes the Doors Open Day initiative, part of Scottish Archaeology Month 2001, which gives people the opportunity to visit and explore for a day, free of charge, various buildings across Scotland such as castles, stately homes and law courts, many of which are not normally open to the public, and believes that the initiative gives people the opportunity to improve their understanding of their local architectural environment and the country's rich built heritage.

Supported by: Mr Keith Harding, Christine Grahame, Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Mary Scanlon, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Karen Whitefield, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Karen Gillon, Tavish Scott, David Mundell, Mr Murray Tosh

S1M-2124 Shona Robison: Fibromyalgia Awareness Week 15 - 22 September 2001-That the Parliament notes and supports Fibromyalgia Awareness Week that aims to raise the awareness of the "hidden" disability that affects up to 100,000 people in Scotland; recognises the problems faced by sufferers in claiming appropriate benefits and accessing appropriate and sympathetic treatment, and calls for more research into the condition so that Fibromyalgia Syndrome is treated as the serious illness it is.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Nicola Sturgeon, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Irene McGugan, Michael Russell, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Tricia Marwick, Kay Ullrich, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Linda Fabiani, Mary Scanlon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2123 Brian Adam: Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust's Financial Problems-That the Parliament expresses grave concern over the increasing financial deficit at the Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust; notes its plans to have a staff moratorium, reduce access to services for General Practitioners, defer maintenance and equipment purchase and restrict prescribing rights to drugs as part of its financial recovery strategy, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to review its funding formula as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Irene McGugan, Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-2122 Ian Jenkins: Bus Company Competition and the Needs of the Passenger-That the Parliament believes that aggressive competition between bus companies within the Edinburgh travel to work area is detrimental to the long-term interests of passengers as demonstrated by the withdrawal of services from outlying areas whilst companies compete for control of the most profitable city centre routes; believes that this trend is unsustainable, running contrary to the aims of the Executive's integrated transport policies, and urges Ministers to work with the area's local authorities to assess whether powers bestowed by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 can be used to ensure that stable and dependable bus services are maintained at an appropriate level for bus users in settlements outside Edinburgh.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Margaret Smith, Christine Grahame, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr John Home Robertson, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2121 Mr Adam Ingram: Kilmarnock Football Club-That the Parliament deplores the derogatory remarks about Kilmarnock Football Club by a "Labour strategist" in the Times on 18 August 2001; notes the involvement of Labour MP Jim Murphy in the story; further notes that Kilmarnock FC finished fourth in the Scottish Premier League last season and won the Scottish Cup in 1996-97, and believes that such attacks on non-Old Firm clubs in the Scottish Premier League have no part to play in determining the future structure of league football in Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Kay Ullrich, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie

S1M-2120 Tommy Sheridan: Threat to Civil Liberties at Govanhill Pool-That the Parliament expresses its serious concern at the threat to civil liberties posed by Strathclyde Police in their attempt to seize TV footage of recent protests at Govanhill Pool; applauds the BBC for refusing to hand over its film; calls upon the Minister for Justice to make a statement backing the BBC, and further asks the Justice Committees to investigate strengthening the law to prevent such police action in future.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-2118# Mrs Mary Mulligan: Oxfam-That the Parliament congratulates Linlithgow Oxfam Group on 26 years of fundraising and campaigning for poverty eradication and social justice throughout the world; recognises the contribution made by all Oxfam groups and individual supporters in Scotland in raising awareness of our role and responsibility in the world, and supports their efforts to increase action to meet the UN 2015 poverty action targets.

Supported by: Bill Butler, Elaine Thomson, Trish Godman, Christine Grahame, Cathy Jamieson, Mike Watson, Irene Oldfather, Fiona Hyslop, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Johann Lamont, Donald Gorrie, Dennis Canavan, Shona Robison, Mr George Reid, Mr Jamie Stone, Tommy Sheridan, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Elaine Murray, Elaine Smith, Mr Frank McAveety, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Scott Barrie, Karen Whitefield, Robin Harper, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Hugh Henry, Rhoda Grant, Cathy Peattie, Maureen Macmillan

S1M-2117 Alex Neil: Transfer of Oil Revenue-That the Parliament demands the immediate transfer of all Scottish oil revenues to the Scottish Parliament, a policy that would negate the need to levy any additional taxation on Scottish people through the "Tartan Tax", as a first step towards transferring all reserved matters to the Scottish Parliament.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Bruce Crawford, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Fiona Hyslop, Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2116 Dr Winnie Ewing: Multiple Sclerosis and Beta Interferon-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that the drug beta interferon will be available, from the National Health Service, to all multiple sclerosis sufferers in Scotland, when recommended by their medical practitioners.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2115 Robin Harper: Wildlife Legislation-That the Parliament notes the publication of Time to Act - Saving Scotland's Wildlife, a report by RSPB Scotland, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, WWF Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, Plantlife and Butterfly Conservation Scotland; notes with concern that the report suggests that less than half of Scotland's Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) are in good condition and that neglect and mismanagement affect the remainder; acknowledges the economic, as well as environmental, benefits through direct employment in conservation and improved value for tourism that protecting SSSIs would bring, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to bring forward legislation to tackle further threats to SSSIs as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr John McAllion, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Bruce Crawford, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Fiona McLeod, Irene McGugan, Dennis Canavan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Stewart Stevenson, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2114 Tommy Sheridan: Police Surveillance-That the Parliament notes with concern reports that the police have been secretly filming members of the Scottish Socialist Party and passing information on innocent people to foreign intelligence services; asks the Justice Committees to investigate this serious threat to civil liberties in Scotland, and calls on the Minister for Justice to make an urgent statement to the Parliament on this matter.

S1M-2113# David Mundell: Disabled Access to Railway Station Platforms-That the Parliament notes with concern the continuing difficulties disabled citizens experience in accessing railway station platforms and the adverse impact this has on their freedom to travel; notes in particular the difficulties with access to and from the southbound platform of Lockerbie station, the only mainline station in south-west Scotland, which means disabled passengers have to travel south to Carlisle and return north on another train in order to be able to leave the station premises, and believes that the Scottish Executive should do all it can to work with Railtrack, train operating companies and any other relevant bodies to ensure that the necessary funding is available and priority given to providing appropriate disabled access to railway station platforms in Scotland and Lockerbie in particular.

Supported by: Mr David Davidson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Michael Russell, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Adam Ingram, Tommy Sheridan, John Scott, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Nora Radcliffe, Tricia Marwick, Robert Brown, David McLetchie, Mary Scanlon, Alasdair Morgan, Robin Harper, Mr Brian Monteith, Alex Fergusson, Ben Wallace, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-2112 Michael Russell: Higher Still and the SQA-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive (a) to bring forward clear and firm proposals at the start of the coming Parliamentary sitting period which will commence the process of simplification of Higher Still examinations with the aim of making significant changes in the coming school year and completing the process in the subsequent year, (b) to continue with the review process of Higher Still and include in this consideration of the nature, intensity and level of assessment demanded, on a national basis, of Scotland's young people and (c) to make early proposals to the Parliament for the creation of an appropriate, effective and accountable body to organise, supervise and moderate Scotland's national school and college examination system.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Tricia Marwick, Shona Robison, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alasdair Morgan, Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2111 Fiona Hyslop: Support for Asylum Seekers-That the Parliament deeply regrets the recent death of asylum seeker Firsat Dag; recognises concerns raised about conditions facing asylum seekers in Scotland; notes the report and recommendations of the Social Justice Committee on these issues published in February 2001; recognises the need for more localised and responsive solutions to support asylum seekers, including the need to abolish the stigmatising voucher system, and therefore supports the transfer of legislative powers on and responsibility for the provision of services and support for asylum seekers to the Scottish Parliament, following the removal of powers contained in the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 and the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 by the UK Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Linda Fabiani, Michael Russell, Irene McGugan, Alex Neil, Andrew Wilson, Mr Adam Ingram, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alasdair Morgan, Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2110 Richard Lochhead: Compensation Scheme for Former Icelandic Water Trawlermen-That the Parliament supports the campaign to obtain compensation payments for former Icelandic water trawlermen in Scotland; congratulates those affected on their campaign to date, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to the Department of Trade and Industry on behalf of all Scottish former trawlermen who meet eligibility criteria for the compensation scheme, but have not yet received compensation.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Shona Robison, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Alasdair Morgan, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2109 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Govanhill Pool-That the Parliament calls for an investigation into the ruthless way Glasgow City Council acted against the occupation of Govanhill Pool; deplores the council's decision to send in sheriff officers and police against what had been a peaceful protest for 140 days; notes that the council was entirely responsible for the police being called in; believes that no council should involve the police in purely political matters such as this, and asks Glasgow City Council to provide an explanation for its specific acts of provocation, which included ignoring pleas to alleviate the situation which would have avoided the charge by mounted police, a lack of regard for the safety of either police or demonstrators, a failure to send any positive message that they would even talk to the pool protesters and abandoning the police and public to face the consequences of its decisions, as well as for the further acts which re-started trouble, such as sending workmen to board up the swimming pool in front of demonstrators and, next day, refusing to let the Southside Against Closures group into a council-run hall to hold a peaceful meeting and closing Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre to everyone, including local sports groups which usually use the facility, and thus forcing people back onto the streets.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Robert Brown

S1M-2108 Michael Russell: Number of MSPs-That the Parliament believes that any move at Westminster to implement the provision in the Scotland Act 1998 which would cut the number of MSPs from 129 would be severely damaging to Scottish democracy, given that 129 is the smallest number of seats that allows any effective proportionality of seats arising from votes cast; further believes that any reduction in the number of members would adversely affect the committee system of the Parliament which after two years is proving itself to be effective and efficient; believes that such a crucial decision for the future of Scotland and its democratic institutions would be better made by this Parliament rather than Westminster, and therefore calls upon the Parliamentary Bureau to establish a special committee to prepare an urgent all-party and unanimous submission to Her Majesty's Government demanding the retention of the present number of seats.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Richard Lochhead, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Irene McGugan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Alex Neil, Shona Robison, Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Robert Brown, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Alasdair Morgan, Robin Harper, Andrew Wilson, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Roseanna Cunningham, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2107 Fergus Ewing: Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Export Ban-That the Parliament notes with grave concern that many of Scotland's farmers are facing severe financial difficulties due to the continuation of the export ban imposed as a result of foot-and-mouth disease; believes that it is vital that Scotland's interests are represented directly in Europe by the Scottish Executive; regrets that the Scottish Executive has made no direct representations to the European Commission thus far; urges the Scottish Executive to take charge of the negotiations with both the European Commission and the Standing Veterinary Committee in order to secure the objective of lifting the ban, and believes that unless that objective is secured many farmers in Scotland face economic catastrophe.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lochhead, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Fiona Hyslop, Irene McGugan, Christine Grahame, Ms Margo MacDonald, Robin Harper, Tommy Sheridan, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Shona Robison, Stewart Stevenson, Tricia Marwick, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alasdair Morgan, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-2106# Mr Mike Rumbles: Arbuthnott Formula and Funding of Grampian Health Board-That the Parliament notes with concern the current financial pressure facing Grampian Health Board and the consequences this will have for health services in the region; notes that Grampian has the lowest per capita health funding in Scotland and is concerned that this will continue to be the position in 2004; believes that this situation is a result of the inadequacy of the Arbuthnott formula at identifying the financial needs of health boards with large rural populations, and therefore believes that the operation of the formula should be reviewed to ensure that finance is allocated on a basis that will give both rural and urban populations the same standard of health care.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Brian Adam, Richard Lochhead, Donald Gorrie, Shona Robison, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Irene McGugan, Ben Wallace, Mr Keith Raffan, George Lyon, John Farquhar Munro

S1M-2105 Mr Brian Monteith: Greenock Morton FC-That the Parliament welcomes the agreement reached by a local football consortium fronted by Professor James Pickett to purchase Greenock Morton Football Club; congratulates the Morton supporters and members of the local community whose generosity and tireless hard work kept the club ticking over when all looked lost; looks forward to the new owners of the club working in close conjunction with the supporters and the local community to alleviate all uncertainties and ensure that Greenock Morton's future is secure for the long-term once again, and wishes new manager Peter Cormack and his players all the best for season 2001-02.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Keith Harding, Donald Gorrie, Mr Jamie McGrigor

S1M-2104 Colin Campbell: Closure of Paisley Drugs Collection and Co-ordination Unit-That the Parliament deplores the transfer of Scotland's only HM Customs and Excise drugs collection and co-ordination unit from Paisley to Ipswich, the consequential loss of jobs and expertise in the west of Scotland and the possible effects of the transfer on the work of the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government to reconsider this matter.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lochhead, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Andrew Welsh, Fiona McLeod, Michael Russell, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Alex Neil, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Brian Adam, Fiona Hyslop, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Irene McGugan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White

S1M-2103# Christine Grahame: British Heart Foundation-That the Parliament congratulates the British Heart Foundation on its 40th anniversary; notes its valuable contribution to research into heart disease, which is of particular consequence in Scotland given it has the highest rates of heart disease in the UK among men and women under 75 and one of the worst records for such deaths in western Europe; notes that 70% of its charitable income is applied to research and the remainder to public education, such as the Learn a Skill, Save a Life campaign, and the provision of equipment such as lifesaving defibrillators, and believes that an expansion of cardiac liaison nurses in the community to help bridge the gap between primary and secondary care should be considered by the Scottish Executive.

Supported by: Mr Andrew Welsh, Nicola Sturgeon, Shona Robison, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Brian Adam, Fiona McLeod, Fiona Hyslop, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2102 Mr David Davidson: Montrose Vehicle Extravaganza-That the Parliament recognises the hard work and co-operation of the Montrose Aerodrome Museum Society, the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club, Angus Council, Tayside Police, Red Cross and the Air Training Corps in making the Montrose Vehicle Extravaganza such a success in the face of a difficult season for the tourism industry and encourages all local authorities to support community organised events that are of interest to tourists and boost local economies.

Supported by: Mary Scanlon, Mr Jamie McGrigor

S1M-2100 Mr Brian Monteith: Access to Higher Education-That the Parliament recognises that further attempts to increase access to higher education for applicants from low income families, in the name of greater social inclusion, will lead to displacement of those who currently meet the entrance requirements unless there is a continued expansion in higher education places; notes than any such displacement would be discriminatory and unjust and work against the recommendation of both the Dearing and Garrick committees that a gradual expansion of higher education places was required to widen access across all social groups, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to ensure that university entrance is based on merit and that any measures to increase access for individuals from low income families are achieved through increased numbers of university places and not through discrimination against students with better academic qualifications.

Supported by: Mr David Davidson, Phil Gallie, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Duncan Hamilton, David McLetchie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Jamie McGrigor

S1M-2099# Margaret Jamieson: Nursery Nurses-That the Parliament recognises the valuable contribution of nursery nurses in the provision of early years education and the significant impact which the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001 will have in relation to this contribution; congratulates the public services union UNISON on its campaign to raise the profile of nursery nurses, and looks forward to the success of the on-going discussions between UNISON and employers to create a career structure for nursery nurses which is appropriately remunerated. R

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Tommy Sheridan, Pauline McNeill, Mike Watson, Irene Oldfather, Shona Robison, Brian Fitzpatrick, Maureen Macmillan, Ms Sandra White, Cathy Jamieson, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Smith, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Christine Grahame, Scott Barrie, Cathie Craigie, Rhoda Grant, Mr Andy Kerr, Hugh Henry, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Trish Godman, Janis Hughes, Karen Gillon, Dennis Canavan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Cathy Peattie

S1M-2098# Christine Grahame: Borders' Children with Special Education Needs-That the Parliament notes with concern that despite parental opposition Scottish Borders Council at its meeting on 1 August 2001 authorised, by a majority vote, further cuts of 1,579,255 to its education budget; notes that 200,000 was previously cut from the budget for the provision of special education auxiliaries; is concerned that part of these further cuts will impact on the provision of transport for children with special needs and that the intention to vire 525,000 from the Excellence Fund budget to the National Grid for Learning budget will impact directly on special education needs provision by raiding the budget for classroom assistants, early intervention and learning support; believes that this matter is causing undue distress and uncertainty to parents of children with special educational needs; further notes the recommendations in the 3rd Report 2001 by the Education, Culture and Sport Committee, Report on Inquiry into Special Educational Needs, in particular, recommendation 1 on "Maximising the participation of all children in mainstream schools", and therefore believes that the Scottish Executive should ensure that the provision of education for Borders children with special needs is not sacrificed to rescue the Borders administration from financial mismanagement and, if necessary, should provide additional, ring-fenced funding on appropriate terms in order to secure a fair and inclusive education for these vulnerable children.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2097 Mr Adam Ingram: Rangers FC and Celtic FC move to English Premiership-That the Parliament deplores the intimations by the chairmen of both Rangers and Celtic Football Clubs that they wish to leave the Scottish Premier League to play in the English Premiership and believes that these clubs should be investing in developing Scottish talent for the domestic and international stage rather than seeking to abandon Scotland in pursuit of lucrative TV deals and overpriced foreign stars.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Alex Neil

S1M-2096 Brian Adam: GM Crop Trials-That the Parliament shares the reservations of the Prime Minister concerning the future of genetically modified foods and urges the Scottish Executive to bring an immediate end to GM crop trials in Scotland.

Supported by: Colin Campbell, Fergus Ewing, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Fiona Hyslop, Michael Russell, Christine Grahame, Shona Robison, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Irene McGugan, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Duncan Hamilton

S1M-2094 Colin Campbell: Support for opposition of Chief of Defence Staff to proposed national missile defence system-That the Parliament concurs with the opinion of the Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce, that expenditure on the USA's proposed national missile defence system would impoverish the already overstretched United Kingdom defence budget; congratulates him on this public expression of his professional opinion, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government opposing UK participation in any such system and urging it to bring pressure to bear upon the United States Government to abandon its plans.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Richard Lochhead, Nicola Sturgeon, Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Bruce Crawford, Fiona McLeod, Michael Russell, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Fergus Ewing, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, Robin Harper R, Brian Adam, Donald Gorrie, Linda Fabiani, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Sandra White, Alasdair Morgan

S1M-2093 Mr Lloyd Quinan: Restoration of war crimes unit-That the Parliament welcomes the long-awaited decision by the Minister for Justice to authorise the issuing of a warrant for the arrest of Anton Gecas in relation to the extradition request made by the Lithuanian Government on 28 March 2001; believes that this will be a positive step towards improved relations between Scotland and other European countries, and calls for the reinstatement of a war crimes unit for Scotland.

Supported by: Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Russell, Christine Grahame, Tommy Sheridan, Andrew Wilson

S1M-2092 Colin Campbell: United States Government Rejection of UN Chemical Warfare Accord-That the Parliament congratulates the 54 countries, including the United Kingdom, who on 25 July 2001 backed a draft protocol aimed at enforcing the 1972 United Nations Treaty banning the use of chemical and biological weapons; notes with regret the decision of the United States Government to reject the accord which is the result of seven years of international negotiations and calls on Her Majesty's Government to continue attempts to persuade the United States Government to reverse its decision.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Roseanna Cunningham, Alex Neil, Andrew Wilson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Tricia Marwick, Ms Sandra White, Fergus Ewing, Mr Andrew Welsh, Michael Matheson, Bruce Crawford, Richard Lochhead, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Linda Fabiani, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Robin Harper R, Michael Russell, Dr Winnie Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Alasdair Morgan, Donald Gorrie

S1M-2091 Brian Adam: Market Measures and Welfare Disposal Scheme for Lambs and Ewes-That the Parliament urges the Scottish Executive to implement market measures, including a welfare disposal scheme, for lambs and ewes.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fergus Ewing, Christine Grahame, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2090 Brian Adam: Professor John Mallard, Medical Imaging Pioneer-That the Parliament applauds the pioneering medical imaging work of Professor John Mallard and his team at the University of Aberdeen; recognises the importance of this work in the development of MRI scanners and other medical diagnostic techniques, and calls on the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to honour this work and that of other scientists in Scotland in the new Parliament building.

Supported by: Irene McGugan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Johnstone, Fiona McLeod, Richard Lochhead, Shona Robison, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fergus Ewing, Mr David Davidson, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Donald Gorrie

S1M-2089 Mr Keith Harding: Record Council House Rent Arrears in Scotland-That the Parliament notes with dismay that the annual amount of council house rent arrears in Scotland has risen from 40 million in 1997 to 60 million last year; further notes that if collection levels had been maintained at 1997 levels an extra 40 million would have been available for projects such as improvement and homelessness programmes or for even lower rents over the past three years, and believes that this position is a damming indictment of the appalling management of council finances exhibited particularly by Labour administrations.

Supported by: Alex Johnstone, Phil Gallie, Mr David Davidson, David McLetchie, Mr Brian Monteith, Mary Scanlon, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Jamie McGrigor

S1M-2087# Fiona McLeod: UN Children's Summit: 19-21 September 2001-That the Parliament welcomes the United Nations Special Session on Children 2001 which will take place in New York from 19 to 21 September 2001; commends the recognition that this accords to the need for adults to listen to the views of young people; congratulates Save the Children for organising their "world fit for children" event in Edinburgh to coincide with this summit; notes the recent publication of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee's consultation paper, Improving Consultation with Children and Young People in Relevant Aspects of Policy-Making and Legislation in Scotland, and believes that a "Children and Young people's summit" should be held by the Parliament annually.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fergus Ewing, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Tricia Marwick, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Irene McGugan, Elaine Smith, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Rhoda Grant, Andrew Wilson

S1M-2086 Fiona McLeod: e-mission 55-Business for Climate-That the Parliament welcomes the recently established "e-mission 55 - Business for Climate" initiative; commends the 90-plus companies who have grouped together under this collective to call on governments around the world to finalise the Kyoto Protocol; congratulates them for exceeding their original target of 55, and urges Scottish businesses to sign up to this initiative.

Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Robin Harper, Michael Russell, Tricia Marwick, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2085 Mr Lloyd Quinan: Telecommunications Masts-That the Parliament welcomes the coming into force of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/266) which requires planning permission for mobile telecommunications masts; notes with concern the lack of any specific controls relating to ecclesiastical buildings and their exemption from the Order, and considers that the Parliament should be given the opportunity to debate this issue and other aspects of the Order.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan

S1M-2083 Tommy Sheridan: BNP in Scotland-That the Parliament deplores the presence of the fascist and racist BNP in Scotland and in particular their visits to areas of Glasgow such as Sighthill and Pollokshields; believes that their only purpose is to stir up racial hatred between asylum seekers, members of ethnic minorities and local communities, when members of all these communities have been striving to build bridges, and calls upon the media not to provide a platform for the racist and fascist views of organisations like the BNP which are designed to spread hatred, division and fear, particularly among ethnic communities.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Michael Matheson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Shona Robison, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Irene McGugan, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2082 Tommy Sheridan: G8 Summit-That the Parliament notes with concern the decision by Italian and British authorities to refuse access to Italy to a number of Scottish peace and anti-globalisation campaigners; considers this to be a very sinister and unacceptable development; condemns the decision of these authorities to refuse Scottish citizens their legal right to participate in legitimate protest, and calls upon the Minister for Justice to conduct a full enquiry into these incidents in order to provide answers and explanations.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2081# Mr John Home Robertson: Regulation of Opencast Mining in the Lothians-That the Parliament endorses the terms of the Lothian Structure Plan in relation to opencast mining, as agreed by East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils following local consultation and a public inquiry; notes the overwhelming public opposition to opencasting in inappropriate areas which would have detrimental environmental and social effects and where opencast proposals would blight valuable prospects for long-term economic development, and expresses extreme concern at the decision of the Scottish Executive to impose amendments to the structure plan which would designate substantial parts of the three counties as areas of search for opencast coal.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Robin Harper, Mr Adam Ingram, Christine Grahame, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Russell, Nicola Sturgeon, Brian Adam, Bristow Muldoon, Dennis Canavan, Trish Godman, Tommy Sheridan, Hugh Henry, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Karen Whitefield, Cathy Peattie, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2080 Alex Fergusson: Meeting of the Parliament in Dumfries-That the Parliament notes the proposal by the Crichton Development Company to accommodate the Parliament in Dumfries in May 2002 to allow the Assembly Hall to be returned to the Church of Scotland for its General Assembly; agrees that such a temporary relocation would offer a significant boost to both the local economy and the morale of the region following the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, and urges the Parliamentary Bureau to recognise rural south Scotland by siting the Parliament in Dumfries in May 2002.

Supported by: David Mundell, Robin Harper, Mr Murray Tosh, Christine Grahame, Michael Russell, Marilyn Livingstone, Alasdair Morgan, Dr Elaine Murray, John Scott

S1M-2079 Pauline McNeill: Glasgow West Neighbourhood Watch-That the Parliament congratulates the Glasgow West Neighbourhood Watch on winning the National Neighbourhood Watch Group of the Year award.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Irene Oldfather, Tommy Sheridan, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Rhoda Grant, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2077# Fiona McLeod: Accident at Chaplecross Nuclear Power Station-That the Parliament notes with alarm the accident which occurred at the Chaplecross nuclear power station on 5 July 2001; is frustrated that, as nuclear energy is largely a reserved matter, it does not have access to a ministerial statement on all actions being undertaken by all the relevant statutory agencies; therefore believes that the Scottish Executive should demand that responsibility for all areas of nuclear energy is devolved to the Parliament, and affirms that an independent Scotland would be a nuclear free nation.

Supported by: Mr Andrew Welsh, Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Colin Campbell, Michael Russell, Brian Adam, Shona Robison, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2076 Mr Keith Harding: Scottish Huntington's Association in Fife-That the Parliament commends the Fife branch of the Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA) for the work it does in supporting sufferers of Huntington's Disease in the Kingdom of Fife, including provision of group opportunities to meet with others whose lives are affected by the disease, and also commends the SHA for its advisory service which provides both emotional and practical support for sufferers and carers alike.

Supported by: David McLetchie, Mr Brian Monteith, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Alex Johnstone, John Scott, Bill Aitken, Tricia Marwick, Michael Russell, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr David Davidson, Phil Gallie, Tommy Sheridan, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mary Scanlon, Scott Barrie, David Mundell, Marilyn Livingstone, Dennis Canavan, John Young, Mr Murray Tosh

S1M-2075 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Elimination of Crimes Against Women Committed in the Name of Honour-That the Parliament declares that crimes against women committed in the name of honour are a human rights violation; fully supports the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/66; expresses its concern at the continuing occurrence of such violence in all regions of the world; further expresses concern that some perpetrators assume they have justification for committing these crimes against women in the name of honour; supports a call for adequate punishment of the perpetrators of such crimes; welcomes activities which are aimed at the elimination of crimes against women committed in the name of honour, and calls upon the appropriate human rights group to gather and disseminate statistical information on the occurrence of crimes against women in the name of honour which are committed in the UK.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Nicola Sturgeon, Robin Harper, Shona Robison, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Fiona McLeod, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2074# Christine Grahame: Athelstaneford: Birthplace of Scotland's Flag-That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Flag Trust on promoting the historic site at Athelstaneford where Scotland's flag, the St Andrew's Cross, originated during a 9th century battle; further congratulates those local authorities which have ignored a CoSLA protocol adopted from Westminster that the Saltire should only be flown on St Andrew's day and are flying Scotland's flag permanently, and calls for Scotland's flag to be flown at all times from all public buildings.

Supported by: Mr Andrew Welsh, Michael Matheson, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Kay Ullrich, Brian Adam, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Donald Gorrie, Ms Margo MacDonald, Dennis Canavan, Shona Robison, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Colin Campbell, Michael Russell, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2074.1 Mr John Home Robertson: Athelstaneford: Birthplace of Scotland's Flag-As an amendment to motion (S1M-2074) in the name of Christine Grahame, leave out from "further congratulates" to end and insert "notes the prominent position of the Saltire in the flag of the United Kingdom; welcomes the fact that flags in the nations of the UK are seen as expressions of the identity of partner nations and not as symbols of exclusion or aggression, and congratulates the Scottish Flag Trust and East Lothian Council on the development of an excellent visitor centre to mark the birthplace of the Saltire at Athelstaneford".

Supported by: Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Murray Tosh, Mike Watson, Karen Gillon, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Frank McAveety, Scott Barrie, Karen Whitefield, Brian Fitzpatrick, Dr Richard Simpson

S1M-2073# Dennis Canavan: Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds Surplus-That the Parliament notes the recent revelation by the Scottish Executive that the total gross surplus in the Scottish Transport Group Pension Funds is likely to be of the order of 250 million, of which about 150 million may be claimed by the UK Exchequer; recalls that last year about 100 members of the Scottish Parliament signed Dennis Canavan's motion S1M-1096, calling for urgent action to be taken in order to secure the maximum possible benefit for the pensioners from the Pension Funds surplus, and therefore calls for the entire surplus to be paid to the pensioners as soon as possible.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Fergus Ewing, Irene McGugan, George Lyon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie, John Farquhar Munro, Brian Adam, Fiona Hyslop, Robin Harper, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Christine Grahame, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr Mike Rumbles, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Colin Campbell, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Fiona McLeod, Michael Russell, Ms Margo MacDonald, Tommy Sheridan, Alasdair Morgan, Andrew Wilson, Mr Gil Paterson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2072 Tommy Sheridan: Art Therapy for Prisoners-That the Parliament notes with concern the refusal of the Scottish Prison Service to allow prisoners to participate in an art exhibition in Edinburgh while prisoners from England and Wales are allowed to take part; believes that art therapy is an important part of prison treatment and rehabilitation, and calls upon the Minister for Justice to ask the Scottish Prison Service to change its policy on this issue.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Shona Robison, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Linda Fabiani, Robin Harper, Ms Sandra White, Fiona McLeod, Michael Russell, Irene McGugan, David McLetchie, Mr Jamie McGrigor

S1M-2071 Michael Russell: Nursery Nurses' Pay-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive, in consultation with CoSLA and other bodies, to review the currently low levels of pay received by nursery nurses throughout Scotland and to examine the implications for recruiting and retaining nursery nurses given that even an experienced full-time nursery nurse cannot expect to earn more than 13,000 per annum.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Fergus Ewing, Michael Matheson, Irene McGugan, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Linda Fabiani, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Robin Harper, Ms Margo MacDonald, Dennis Canavan, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2070 Mr Lloyd Quinan: Tartan Day Pipers-That the Parliament congratulates the Dumbarton Junior Pipe Band on its successful trip to Estonia in the week of 2 July 2001 which raised the profile of both Scotland and piping; welcomes the initial move by the First Minister to facilitate the convergence of 10,000 pipers on Tartan Day in New York in 2002, and believes that the Scottish Executive should utilise this experiment to market Scotland throughout the United States and Canada.

Supported by: Ms Margo MacDonald, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Michael Russell

S1M-2067 Ms Margo MacDonald: Cannabis and the Scottish Criminal Justice System-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive, in consultation with the Parliament, to establish a Commission of experts and lay persons to examine and report on social and medical factors which might require changes to be made to Scots Law and the working of the Scottish criminal justice system in relation to the use of cannabis in Scotland.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Robin Harper, Dennis Canavan, Colin Campbell, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Robert Brown

S1M-2065 Tommy Sheridan: Abolition of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board-That the Parliament expresses its concern at the abolition of the Scottish Conveyancing and Executory Services Board; notes that this body's role was to provide low cost alternatives to lawyers' services, and therefore expresses its dismay that its functions should be handed to the Law Society which is generally recognised as the organisation that protects lawyers' interests.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Robin Harper

S1M-2064# Brian Adam: Auchmill Road Chaos-That the Parliament expresses concern at the continuing traffic chaos in Auchmill Road, Aberdeen; expresses sympathy for the residents and road users who are being greatly inconvenienced for the second successive summer because of major road works on the same stretch of trunk road, and believes that the Scottish Executive should ensure that all utility and highway maintenance works on Scotland's trunk routes are coordinated.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Richard Lochhead

S1M-2063 Mr Adam Ingram: SIGN Guidelines on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-That the Parliament welcomes the long-awaited guidelines produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; further acknowledges the request that non-pharmacological support is provided to complement drug therapy; notes the current financial constraints on local authorities, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make a commitment to resource the needs expressed in the guidelines.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Linda Fabiani, Brian Adam, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie

S1M-2062 Richard Lochhead: Grampian Out-of-Hours GP Co-operative-That the Parliament recognises the vital service provided to the public in Grampian by the out-of-hours GP co-operative G-DOCS; expresses concern over the projected shortfall for this financial year that places a question mark over the service's future; recognises that many GPs may opt for early retirement should this service cease while others, particularly female GPs, may avoid out-of-hours calls given that there would be a reduction in security, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to intervene to ensure that there is sufficient funding for G-DOCS in order to maintain the service provided to patients, particularly in rural areas of Grampian.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Robin Harper, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Michael Matheson, Irene McGugan, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Fiona McLeod, Ms Sandra White, Christine Grahame, Colin Campbell, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Brian Adam, Stewart Stevenson

S1M-2061# Shona Robison: Euro 2008-That the Parliament supports the campaign to have Dundee included as a venue in the bid for the finals of the 2008 European Nations Championships; urges the Executive to support the principle of locating a number of stadia outwith the central belt of Scotland, and believes that the Scottish Premier League should relax its rules on clubs sharing grounds.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod, Richard Lochhead, Ms Sandra White, Irene McGugan, Colin Campbell, Michael Russell, Brian Adam, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-2060 Alex Fergusson: Resumption of Livestock Auctions-That the Parliament notes that there have been no outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease in Scotland during the month of June and urges the Scottish Executive, in the absence of any practical alternative course of action to enable the large numbers of store and breeding stock to be sold to generate much needed income for the livestock sector at this time, to put in place the necessary procedures to enable the resumption of livestock auctions in mid-August, while recognising that these procedures will need to be reviewed in the event of any further outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease. R

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Murray Tosh, John Scott

S1M-2059 Margaret Smith: Heart of Midlothian Football Club-That the Parliament notes that Heart of Midlothian Football Club, established in 1874, is reportedly considering changing its name to Hearts FC; urges the club to ensure that such a decision is taken only after full consultation with supporters and their representatives, who are the lifeblood of any football club, and in a climate of openness and transparency, and condemns the climate that modern football clubs find themselves in, where marketing is deemed more important than established tradition.

Supported by: George Lyon, Iain Smith, Donald Gorrie, Mr Brian Monteith, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe

S1M-2058# Alex Neil: Review of Construction in Scotland-That the Parliament recognises the importance of the construction industry to the Scottish economy and the contribution it makes to supporting employment and vocational education and training; notes that nine out of every 10 construction firms employ less than eight people; acknowledges that the reputation of the whole industry is damaged by the actions of rogue traders, particularly within the residential sector, and that the profitability of small businesses continues to be adversely affected by the system of cash retentions and by payment abuse, and believes that the Scottish Executive should initiate a strategic review of construction in Scotland in order to (a) identify how best to combat the "cowboy" element, (b) support the education and training infrastructure so that it is able to meet the skill requirements of the industry, (c) encourage the development of an inspection and assessment regime to evaluate the competence of construction companies, (d) address the system of cash retentions and (e) ensure that the provisions within the existing construction contracts legislation deliver a process that is fair, effective and easy to understand.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Brian Adam, Christine Grahame, Robert Brown, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Donald Gorrie

S1M-2055 Iain Smith: Byre Theatre-That the Parliament congratulates the board of the Byre Theatre, St Andrews on the successful redevelopment of the theatre; commends the excellent facilities that the new theatre provides for the local community; congratulates the Byre Theatre's opening production "Into the Woods"; wishes everyone involved in the Byre Theatre success, and encourages people to visit the new Byre Theatre, whether to see a production or to use its other facilities.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Margaret Smith, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Brian Monteith, Michael Russell, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Mr Keith Raffan, Cathy Peattie, Mr Jamie Stone

S1M-2053 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Women's Royal Voluntary Service-That the Parliament warmly congratulates the Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) on its outstanding commitment and contribution to public service in Scotland, estimated conservatively at 12 million in free working hours alone, but which is immeasurable in terms of loving kindness; expresses Scotland's pride in, and gratitude for, the WRVS's work in all manner of fields for the past 63 years, from service in hospitals, homes, prisons and lunch clubs to toy libraries, child contact centres, courts and at emergency scenes, and notes that a fine example of the faithfulness of those in the voluntary service is shown by the volunteers at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, where Alice McPherson, Sarah Cullen, Olive Colraine and Helen Burrow have just received awards ranging from a 15-year service certificate to 15-year service medals for their dedication to the remarkable WRVS hospital shop, where child patients and parents receive not only service but cheer and kindness.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Tommy Sheridan, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie

S1M-2051 Tommy Sheridan: Mr Tom McCabe MSP's Accommodation Allowance-That the Parliament notes with concern the granting of a special accommodation allowance to the Minister for Parliament, Mr Tom McCabe MSP; believes that this is unnecessary given that he has access to a ministerial car; also believes that this allowance sends the wrong signals to the electorate, and considers that either the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body should withdraw this allowance or the Minister for Parliament should decline it.

Supported by: Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-2050 Ms Sandra White: Bingo Licence Increase-That the Parliament notes the content of the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/230); further notes that this order, while reducing the cost of a casino licence by 26%, increases the cost of a bingo licence by 47%; condemns this rise in costs for a pastime which is enjoyed by millions of ordinary working people while an activity enjoyed by mainly the well off is having its costs cut; contends that this is another example of New Labour stealth taxes hitting ordinary working people hardest, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to reverse this decision.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tommy Sheridan, Linda Fabiani, Fiona McLeod, Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mrs Margaret Ewing

S1M-2049 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Unison Resolution "The Labour Government - What Do We Get For Our Money"-That the Parliament acknowledges the passing of a motion, by a majority of 91,862 votes, at the recent UNISON National Delegate Conference, in Brighton which states "This Conference notes that, despite four years of a New Labour government, UNISON members continue to face cuts in jobs and conditions, that the privatisation of public services has continued apace and that hundreds of thousands of our members continue to earn less than 5 an hour; Conference notes that, increasingly, UNISON members are asking why we hand over millions of pounds of members' money to fund a party which is attacking our jobs, wages and conditions; Conference also notes that the New Labour policies have led significant groups of electors in London and elsewhere to vote against New Labour candidates in favour of independents or other candidates who oppose cuts and privatisation and defend public services; this Conference does not believe that we are using our funds to defend UNISON policy and objectives as required to under the rules of the union; Conference therefore instructs the National Executive Council to consult the affiliated and general political fund committees, service groups, self organised groups, regions and branches in order to prepare a report for submission to the Annual Delegate Conference in 2002 on the future of UNISON's political funds with appropriate recommendations accompanied by any necessary amendment to rules"; endorses the view of the UNISON National Delegate Conference, and urges other unions to address this issue in similar fashion.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Tommy Sheridan, Linda Fabiani, Fiona McLeod, Ms Sandra White, Christine Grahame, Colin Campbell, Michael Russell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Andrew Wilson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2045# Alex Neil: Free School Meals-That the Parliament believes that a portion of the additional 200 million allocated to the Scottish Executive from the 2001 United Kingdom budget should be used to deliver free school meals for all state school children in Scotland; considers that all children, by right, should have access to free school meals; recognises that the current means-tested system not only stigmatises school meals but also the children who claim them; congratulates Child Poverty Action Group on its "Free School Meals Campaign" which has led to a proposal for a Member's Bill, and looks forward to a time when Scotland's children can once again enjoy free and nutritious school meals.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Robin Harper, Colin Campbell, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Donald Gorrie, Ms Sandra White, Dennis Canavan

S1M-2040 Pauline McNeill: Maggie's Centre-That the Parliament congratulates the Maggie's Centre at Glasgow Western Infirmary on its success in securing a 382,000 Heritage Lottery Grant, and notes that this money will enable the North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust to redevelop the derelict Kelvingrove Gatehouse Lodge into the first dedicated cancer support centre in the West of Scotland.

Supported by: Irene Oldfather, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Mr Michael McMahon, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Janis Hughes, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Brian Fitzpatrick, Fiona McLeod, Mary Scanlon, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Smith, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Trish Godman, Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-2039# Alex Neil: Bank Arrestments-That the Parliament notes the content of Citizens Advice Scotland's recent report Frozen Money - Bank Arrestments; further notes that bank arrestments are the most common form of diligence in Scotland and that bank arrestments can be as harsh and in some cases harsher than poindings and warrant sales; is concerned that, unlike earnings arrestments, a minimum sum of money for the debtor to live on is not protected from a bank arrestment; is further concerned that protected payments such as benefits, redundancy payments and pensions are not exempt from the application of bank arrestments and that many arrestments are enacted without warning; notes with alarm that the overall impact of such bank arrestments is financial hardship, particularly for families with children; fears that the abolition of poindings and warrant sales in December 2002 will increase the use of bank arrestments as a diligence, and believes that the Scottish Executive should address the problems in the law relating to bank arrestment before this date.

Supported by: Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Michael Matheson, Michael Russell, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Linda Fabiani, Fiona Hyslop, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Jamie Stone, Fergus Ewing, Tavish Scott, Colin Campbell, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson

S1M-2038 John Scott: Scottish Ambulance Control Room-That the Parliament notes with concern the proposal by the Scottish Ambulance Service to reduce the number of accident and emergency control rooms from eight to three by closing Ayr, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Motherwell; regrets the loss of local knowledge to the service; further notes with concern that the non-emergency service will be removed from control rooms throughout Scotland and dispersed to local hospitals, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to note these concerns, to guarantee that any new proposals will be in the best interests of patients and to accept that, until such a guarantee can be given, the best option is to retain the accident and emergency control rooms in their current numbers and geographical location.

Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Ms Sandra White, Phil Gallie, Tommy Sheridan, Michael Russell, Alex Fergusson, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr David Davidson, Mr Murray Tosh

S1M-2037 Donald Gorrie: Frozen Money-That the Parliament notes the evidence in the report Frozen Money produced by the Citizen's Advice Bureaux (CABx) Scotland; accepts the conclusions of that report, particularly regarding the hardship and misery inflicted upon individuals and families on the basis of debts accrued to local authorities; acknowledges the concern expressed by CABx Scotland that the level of such arrestments may rise since the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Act 2001 was passed; notes that, although the regulation of bank arrestments and benefits is reserved to Westminster, the governance of local authorities, responsible for around 91% of such arrestments, is within the competence of the Scottish Parliament; urges all of Scotland's local authorities to accept a voluntary code of conduct which will pledge them to (a) keep all of their residents meticulously well-informed in terms of how much they owe for council tax and other charges, (b) ensure that, when residents fall into debt, they will do everything in power to negotiate mutually acceptable terms of repayment and (c) guarantee that they will use sheriffs' officers and bank arrestments only as an absolute last resort; calls upon the Scottish Executive to enter into negotiations with Scotland's local authorities in order to agree terms for that code of conduct, and urges Her Majesty's Government to bring forward legislation, as a matter of urgency, to ensure that there is no conflict between the principle of protecting benefits from arrestment and the operation of this protection in practice.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Linda Fabiani, Fiona Hyslop, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Jamie Stone, Ms Sandra White, Tavish Scott, Robin Harper, Dr Winnie Ewing, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-2035 Pauline McNeill: PHACE West Youth Works Project-That the Parliament supports the work of PHACE West Youth Work Project in Glasgow which provides a range of services and advice for people affected by HIV and AIDS including support, advice, telephone counselling, education, training and welfare advice; notes that the Youth Work Project also supports and facilitates Bi-g-les, Strathclyde's lesbian, gay and bisexual Youth Group involving over 250 individuals each year; further notes that the financial crisis of the Youth Project threatens its future beyond 13 July 2001, and calls upon Greater Glasgow Health Board to provide interim funding to keep the project afloat whilst it conducts an assessment into the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Janis Hughes, Iain Smith, Fiona McLeod, Bill Butler, Nora Radcliffe, Trish Godman, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-2033# Christine Grahame: Very Sheltered Housing-That the Parliament notes that the answer to question S1W-16178 by Jackie Baillie on 14 June 2001 stated that there were, for the year 1999-2000, 1,672 very sheltered houses for older people in the social rented sector; further notes that based on the latest research available the requirement for very sheltered accommodation for older people is 23 dwellings per 1,000 of the older population; acknowledges that Age Concern estimates a requirement in the order of 18,055 such dwellings, and therefore believes that the Scottish Executive should immediately commission a report to confirm very sheltered housing requirements and undertake that the report will be published within the next parliamentary year.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Fergus Ewing, Fiona McLeod, Ms Sandra White, Christine Grahame, Richard Lochhead, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Dr Winnie Ewing, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Shona Robison, Kay Ullrich, Tricia Marwick, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Michael Russell, Linda Fabiani, Irene McGugan

S1M-2022# Mr John McAllion: Crown Prosecution and the Piper Alpha Disaster-That the Parliament notes that, following the publication of the Cullen Inquiry into the Piper Alpha Disaster, the Crown Office decided not to prosecute the Occidental Oil Company; congratulates Mr Gavin Cleland for his unceasing campaign to hold successive Lord Advocates to account for this decision, and believes that the relationship between the Parliament and the Crown Office requires further consideration in the light of decisions on the prosecution of companies over breaches of health and safety legislation.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dr Elaine Murray, Michael Matheson, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Shona Robison, Linda Fabiani, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Donald Gorrie, Michael Russell, Bill Butler, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Brian Adam, Elaine Smith, Christine Grahame

S1M-2021 Henry McLeish: His Eminence Cardinal Thomas Joseph Winning-That the Parliament expresses its deepest condolences to family and friends of the late Cardinal Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow and President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland; recognises the strength and integrity of his contribution to debate on issues of public concern, and remembers his devoted leadership of the Roman Catholic community over 30 years and the unique and distinguished contribution which he made to public life in Scotland.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace, Mr John Swinney, David McLetchie, Trish Godman, Alex Neil, Margaret Jamieson, Fiona Hyslop, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Fergus Ewing, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Shona Robison, Irene Oldfather, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Kay Ullrich, Cathy Jamieson, Christine Grahame, Phil Gallie, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Donald Gorrie, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Bristow Muldoon, Patricia Ferguson, Michael Russell, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod, Nora Radcliffe, Mary Scanlon, Elaine Smith, Mr Frank McAveety, Andrew Wilson, David Mundell, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2020 Michael Russell: Committee to examine amendments to the Scotland Act 1998-That the Parliament calls upon the Parliamentary Bureau to propose the establishment of a special committee to consider any amendments to the Scotland Act 1998 proposed by Her Majesty's Government or any Westminster MP and to report on such amendments to the Scottish Parliament prior to such amendments being debated at Westminster, in order that the views of the Scottish Parliament on these matters can be expressed to Westminster.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan, Fergus Ewing, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Irene McGugan, Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Linda Fabiani, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Donald Gorrie, Stewart Stevenson, Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Janis Hughes, Fiona McLeod, Dennis Canavan, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2019 Pauline McNeill: Clyde Shipyard Workers-That the Parliament extends its support to the Clyde shipyard workers in their fight to obtain a 6 billion warship order, saving 500 jobs at Scotstoun and generating up to 1,000 additional jobs in Glasgow; welcomes the commitment of the Scottish Executive in its efforts to secure this lifeline contract for the BAe Systems marine yards, and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to do all it can to secure the future of Clyde shipbuilding.

Supported by: Bill Butler, Mr John McAllion, Donald Gorrie, Marilyn Livingstone, Trish Godman, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Duncan McNeil, Irene Oldfather, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Bristow Muldoon, Patricia Ferguson, Janis Hughes, Brian Fitzpatrick, Cathie Craigie, Dr Richard Simpson

S1M-2018# Robert Brown: National Refugee Week-That the Parliament welcomes the valuable contribution made over the years by people fleeing from oppression and danger in other countries to the life, diversity and achievements of the United Kingdom, and of Scotland in particular; congratulates the organisers of National Refugee Week, 23-29 June, for establishing a UK-wide celebration of the role that refugees have in our national culture; recognises the importance of all political representatives taking a responsible stance on the matter of refugees and asylum seekers; abhors any kind of violence or prejudice against refugees as an affront to traditional Scottish hospitality and tolerance; is concerned at the problems with housing, employment, the discriminatory voucher system and bureaucracy which afflict asylum seekers, and believes that the Scottish Executive should do everything in its power to ensure that refugees are made warmly welcome in Scotland.

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray, Bill Butler, Mr John McAllion, Donald Gorrie, Trish Godman, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Margaret Jamieson, Mike Watson, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Linda Fabiani, Ms Sandra White, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Elaine Smith, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-2017 Dr Richard Simpson: National Kidney Research Fund 40th Anniversary-That the Parliament congratulates the National Kidney Research Fund on its 40th anniversary and welcomes the provision of information and support to those with kidney disease through its helpline (0845 300 1499) and through the National Kidney Roadshow which will be visiting Scotland at the end of June.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Dr Elaine Murray, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Pauline McNeill, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Cathy Jamieson, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr David Davidson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Michael McMahon, Elaine Smith, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Nora Radcliffe, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Colin Campbell, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Shona Robison, Irene Oldfather, Christine Grahame, Phil Gallie, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Margaret Smith, Marilyn Livingstone, Elaine Thomson, Johann Lamont, Bristow Muldoon, Janis Hughes, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Bill Butler, Dr Winnie Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dennis Canavan, Alex Fergusson, Mr Brian Monteith, Roseanna Cunningham, Mike Watson, Mr Andrew Welsh, Mary Scanlon, Scott Barrie, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-2016 Dr Richard Simpson: National Transplant Week-That the Parliament pledges its support for National Transplant Week from 15 to 22 July 2001; acknowledges the collaboration between the Scottish Transplant Co-ordinators Network, the National Kidney Research Fund in Scotland and the Scottish Executive Health Department to publicise National Transplant Week; recognises that there are over 450 people in Scotland on the active transplant waiting list and that last year over 160 Scottish lives were saved or markedly improved by a transplant; notes that over the next decade the number of people developing kidney failure in Scotland is expected to rise steeply and that the shortfall between people awaiting a kidney and the supply of kidneys available for transplantation will increase each year; accepts that, where feasible, transplantation is the most cost-effective solution for suitable patients with end-stage renal failure, and calls upon MSPs to assist this collaboration by promoting positive messages about organ donation and National Transplant Week and encouraging more people to carry a donor card and to join the NHS Organ Donor Register.

Supported by: Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Pauline McNeill, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Cathy Jamieson, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr David Davidson, Trish Godman, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Michael McMahon, Elaine Smith, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Nora Radcliffe, Margaret Jamieson, Dr Elaine Murray, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Colin Campbell, Shona Robison, Irene Oldfather, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mr Mike Rumbles, Margaret Smith, Marilyn Livingstone, Elaine Thomson, Johann Lamont, Bristow Muldoon, Janis Hughes, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Bill Butler, Dr Winnie Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dennis Canavan, Alex Fergusson, Mr Brian Monteith, Roseanna Cunningham, Robin Harper, Mike Watson, Irene McGugan, Mr Keith Harding, Scott Barrie, Karen Whitefield, Ben Wallace, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-2015# Ms Sandra White: University of Glasgow Honours Course in Scottish Politics-That the Parliament notes with concern the decision by the University of Glasgow to discontinue its Honours course in Scottish Politics; further notes that the reasons cited by the Department of Politics for the discontinuation are economic and not educational; believes that in this post-devolution era the discontinuation of the course would be a great loss to the Scottish academic and political community, and considers that the Scottish Executive should make representations to Glasgow University that the course continue and that it should make available any resources necessary to ensure this.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Alex Neil, Michael Matheson, Mr John McAllion, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Irene McGugan, Christine Grahame, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Roseanna Cunningham, Ben Wallace

S1M-2014 Dr Winnie Ewing: Arctic Convoy Medal-That the Parliament commends the bravery of the men who served on the Russian convoys during the Second World War in appalling conditions and in great danger from both enemy action and the extremely hostile environment; remembers that next year is the sixtieth anniversary of Dervish, the first of these convoys, and asks Her Majesty's Government to invite the committee on the grant of honours, decorations and medals to reconsider its policy and issue a medal to recognise the very significant role these brave men played in the defeat of fascism.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Andrew Wilson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Alex Neil, Michael Matheson, Donald Gorrie, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Fiona McLeod, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Christine Grahame, Phil Gallie, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-2013 Pauline McNeill: Soweto Day-That the Parliament supports the people of South Africa on Soweto Day on 16 June 2001; notes that this day marks the 25th anniversary of the day in 1976 when 15,000 schoolchildren protested against the South African government decision that they should receive some of their lessons in Afrikaans, and sends its remembrance to the family of the first student to die on 16 June 1976, 13-year-old Hector Pieterson.

Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Linda Fabiani, Alex Neil, Michael Matheson, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Donald Gorrie, Cathy Jamieson, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Elaine Smith, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Fiona McLeod, Margaret Jamieson, Dr Elaine Murray, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Shona Robison, Irene Oldfather, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Tricia Marwick, Johann Lamont, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Bill Butler, Tommy Sheridan, Roseanna Cunningham, Scott Barrie, Trish Godman, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-2011# Christine Grahame: Borders Education Crisis-That the Parliament notes the possible closure of small rural schools and reduction in the number of teachers as a result of the expected 3.9 million overspend in the education budget of Scottish Borders Council and believes that the Scottish Executive should intervene now and set up an independent inquiry into the actions of the councillors and officials involved.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Bruce Crawford, Tommy Sheridan, Colin Campbell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Andrew Wilson, Fergus Ewing, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Ms Sandra White, Fiona McLeod, Shona Robison, Irene McGugan, Robin Harper, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson

S1M-2010 Trish Godman: The Scottish Working People's History Society-That the Parliament commends the members of the Scottish Working People's History Society for their admirable and determined work in unearthing and cataloguing the documentary and oral archival material relating to the struggles and sacrifices of generations of working women and men to live and participate fully in a tolerable society, but regrets the fact that such fine academic research is being carried out on a shoe-string budget and believes that societies such as this and the Scottish Labour History Society are eminently worthy of more adequate financial support.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Linda Fabiani, Dr Elaine Murray, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Pauline McNeill, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Michael Russell, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Elaine Smith, Nora Radcliffe, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Shona Robison, Irene Oldfather, Brian Adam, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Johann Lamont, Bristow Muldoon, Janis Hughes, Bill Butler, Mr Frank McAveety, Karen Whitefield, Hugh Henry, Mr Murray Tosh

S1M-2009 Trish Godman: The Scottish Labour History Society-That the Parliament congratulates the members of the Scottish Labour History Society for their remarkable and sustained commitment to recording, analysing and publicising the important and influential role of the labour movement in the modern history of Scotland and believes that the achievements, disappointments and stoicism of many anonymous male and female trade unionists and other labour activists might well have remained largely unknown but for this commendable research into, and publication of, our Scottish labour history.

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray, Mr John McAllion, Pauline McNeill, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Cathy Jamieson, Michael Russell, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Elaine Smith, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Shona Robison, Irene Oldfather, Brian Adam, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Johann Lamont, Bristow Muldoon, Janis Hughes, Bill Butler, Tommy Sheridan, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Frank McAveety, Scott Barrie, Hugh Henry, David Mundell, Mr Murray Tosh

S1M-1999# Fiona McLeod: Recognition of the Rights of Children and Young People-That the Parliament commends the production of the Children's Rights Audit produced by Children in Scotland with support from UNICEF; welcomes moves to take account of children's views through initiatives such as the "Having Our Say" events held during the last parliamentary year by the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People, and believes that a Parliamentary debate on the implementation in Scotland of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child should be held annually.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Michael Matheson, Scott Barrie, Kay Ullrich, Irene McGugan, Andrew Wilson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Pauline McNeill, Donald Gorrie, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Christine Grahame, Tricia Marwick, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Roseanna Cunningham, Robin Harper, Elaine Smith, Dennis Canavan

S1M-1998# Cathie Craigie: Forth & Clyde Canal-That the Parliament notes the recent re-opening of the Forth & Clyde Canal; congratulates the British Waterways Board, the Forth & Clyde Canal Society, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire, Glasgow City and West and East Dunbartonshire Councils for working in a co-operative fashion to make this ambitious project a reality; further notes the major boost the re-opening of the canal has given the communities on its banks and looks forward to the augmented leisure facilities being provided along the route of the canal and the economic spin-off that will follow, and further looks forward to the next step in the completion of the project which is the opening of the Falkirk Wheel and the resulting link between the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson, Bill Butler, Cathy Peattie, Des McNulty, Linda Fabiani, Nora Radcliffe, Donald Gorrie, Michael Matheson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Pauline McNeill, Tommy Sheridan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Gil Paterson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Alex Neil, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Elaine Smith, Ms Sandra White, Fiona McLeod, Margaret Jamieson, Irene Oldfather, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Johann Lamont, Bristow Muldoon, Janis Hughes, Iain Smith, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Nick Johnston, Scott Barrie, Karen Whitefield, Andrew Wilson, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-1997 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Contribution of the Open University to Lifelong Learning-That the Parliament extends its congratulations to the Open University (OU), which has awarded bachelor and postgraduate degrees to over 1,100 students in Scotland this year; acknowledges that 77% of these students attain their degree whilst working full-time; notes that the number of OU graduates has increased by 19% over the last year, illustrating the increasing demand for university level courses and qualifications which are delivered flexibly; believes that the age of OU graduates, which ranges from 22 to 85 with the average age of an OU graduate being 43, illustrates that lifelong learning is a reality in Scotland, and congratulates the 771 graduates who received awards, of which 125 were postgraduate degrees, at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 5 May 2001.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Nora Radcliffe, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Michael Matheson, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Pauline McNeill, Christine Grahame, Tommy Sheridan, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Fergus Ewing, Bill Aitken, Colin Campbell, Nick Johnston, Bristow Muldoon, Andrew Wilson, Mr John McAllion, Michael Russell, Mr David Davidson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Fiona McLeod, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1996# Christine Grahame: Residential Home Closures-That the Parliament notes with concern the closure and threatened closure of many residential homes in the voluntary, charitable and private sectors; considers that this is directly attributable to under-funding by local authorities over a period of years; notes that the Church of Scotland, with 34 homes with 900 residents, has an overall running deficit of 1.5 million per annum, with losses last year alone amounting to 3.5 million, and that the spokesman for the Church's Board of Social Responsibility has stated that the situation is at crisis point, and therefore believes that the Scottish Executive should address this situation immediately.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Linda Fabiani, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dr Winnie Ewing, Kay Ullrich, Tommy Sheridan, Richard Lochhead, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Mr Andrew Welsh, Andrew Wilson, Fergus Ewing, Ms Sandra White, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-1988 Mr Duncan McNeil: IBM: 50 Years in Greenock-That the Parliament notes that June 2001 marks the 50th anniversary in Greenock of the computer firm IBM; notes the considerable role which the firm has played in the economic and social regeneration of the local community; congratulates it on helping to retain Inverclyde's status as the manufacturing export capital of Scotland, and wishes the plant and its workforce continued success.

Supported by: Trish Godman, Alex Neil, Fiona McLeod, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Nick Johnston, Irene Oldfather, Janis Hughes, Tricia Marwick, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Brian Monteith, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Kay Ullrich, Ian Jenkins, Andrew Wilson, Bill Butler, Mr John McAllion, Mr Michael McMahon, Elaine Thomson, Margaret Jamieson, George Lyon, Brian Fitzpatrick

S1M-1987# Michael Russell: Scottish Civic Trust and Buildings at Risk-That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Civic Trust on its work to highlight buildings at risk in Scotland; notes that the latest edition of the Buildings at Risk Bulletin presents a picture of a nation often careless of its architectural heritage and of the value of its built environment; regrets that significant and valuable buildings are still being demolished but congratulates the Trust and enthusiastic individuals and organisations for saving almost 600 such buildings since 1996, and urges the Scottish Executive to continue to assist and support the Scottish Civic Trust in its valuable work.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Mr Adam Ingram, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Nora Radcliffe, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Kay Ullrich, Richard Lochhead, Irene McGugan, Andrew Wilson, Mr John McAllion, Shona Robison, Bruce Crawford, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Murray Tosh

S1M-1986 Des McNulty: Action on International Debt-That the Parliament notes the widespread support amongst the people of Scotland for a fair and final resolution of the debt crisis which is devastating many of the world's poorest countries; acknowledges and welcomes the leading role played by Her Majesty's government in addressing the crisis; recognises that the progress made could be jeopardised by the impact of HIV/AIDS and adverse economic conditions unless further action is taken by the international community, and urges the leaders of the 'Group of 8' countries to consider a new deal on debt at their summit in July which comprises greater and speedier debt relief, includes more countries and is better targeted at meeting the needs of the world's poor.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Mike Watson, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Tricia Marwick, Pauline McNeill, Scott Barrie, Dr Elaine Murray, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Janis Hughes, Mr Murray Tosh, Margaret Smith, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Bill Butler, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr George Reid, Mr John McAllion, Fergus Ewing, Cathy Jamieson, Michael Russell, Elaine Thomson, Mr Michael McMahon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Elaine Smith, Mr Andrew Welsh, Dennis Canavan, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Dr Winnie Ewing, Tavish Scott, Ian Jenkins, Richard Lochhead, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Shona Robison, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Hugh Henry, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Johann Lamont, Bristow Muldoon, Mr Mike Rumbles, Fiona McLeod, Karen Gillon, Irene McGugan, Roseanna Cunningham, Karen Whitefield, Irene Oldfather, Trish Godman, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-1986.1 Phil Gallie: Action on International Debt-As an amendment to motion (S1M-1986) in the name of Des McNulty, leave out "Her Majesty's Government" and insert "consecutive governments".

Supported by: John Scott, Miss Annabel Goldie, Mr Jamie McGrigor, John Young, Ben Wallace, David Mundell, Alex Fergusson, Mr Brian Monteith, David McLetchie, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr David Davidson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mary Scanlon, Alex Johnstone, Bill Aitken, Mr Keith Harding

S1M-1985 Robert Brown: Parliament Railway Station-That the Parliament notes that the new Parliament building at Holyrood is due to be completed around the end of 2002; further notes the Executive's commitment to expand quality public transport, and, in light of this, urges that consideration be given to the development of a suitable station convenient for the new Parliament which would serve the needs of visitors to the Parliament, the Palace of Holyrood House and Our Dynamic Earth.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Mike Watson, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Scott Barrie, Michael Russell, Elaine Smith, Cathy Peattie, Iain Smith, Fiona McLeod, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Keith Raffan

S1M-1984 Margaret Jamieson: Rise and Shine Campaign-That the Parliament congratulates the Kilmarnock Standard and local business people on the "Kilmarnock - Rise and Shine" campaign aimed at the regeneration of Kilmarnock Town Centre; recognises this as a great example of direct community involvement in the promotion of their own community which, along with the 8 million already invested in this area, will produce major economic and social benefits, and commends this community partnership approach to the rest of Scotland.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Irene Oldfather, Cathy Jamieson, Pauline McNeill, David Mundell, Elaine Smith, Cathy Peattie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1978# Cathy Jamieson: Dementia Awareness Week, 4-9 June 2001-That the Parliament notes that Dementia Awareness Week is being held from 4 to 9 June 2001; commends the work done by carers across Scotland in caring for friends and family members who suffer from dementia; recognises the work done by South Ayrshire Dementia Support Association in providing a range of services for those suffering dementia, and believes that the Scottish Executive should continue to work towards ensuring that dementia sufferers and their carers have access to appropriate services.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Trish Godman, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Adam Ingram, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Keith Harding, Ms Sandra White, Irene Oldfather, Tricia Marwick, Pauline McNeill, Scott Barrie, David Mundell, Dr Elaine Murray, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, Mr David Davidson, Mr Michael McMahon, Elaine Smith, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Shona Robison, Brian Fitzpatrick, Cathie Craigie

S1M-1971# Hugh Henry: Scotland CAN (Cleaner Air Now)-That the Parliament welcomes the first anniversary of the launch of Scotland CAN, an organisation of over 60 businesses, trade unions, football clubs, medical and children's charities which supports the campaign to restrict smoking in public places; notes that over half of the businesses in the Scottish leisure industry have no smoking policies in place; further notes that passive smoking is a risk factor in childhood asthma, bronchitis and cot death and that an estimated 30 Scots die each year from lung cancer attributable to passive smoking; acknowledges that the Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health Report stated that passive smoking causes lung cancer, increases the risk of heart disease and makes asthma worse; supports premises adopting the Voluntary Charter on smoking in public places; further supports the introduction of the Approved Code of Practice on smoking in the workplace with close monitoring of its effectiveness; believes that, if these measures fail, appropriate legislation should be introduced to protect those who do not wish to be harmed by passive smoking in enclosed or semi-enclosed areas open to members of the public and workplaces, and urges the Scottish Executive to highlight the dangers of passive smoking with a public information campaign.

Supported by: Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr David Davidson, Robert Brown, Tommy Sheridan, Trish Godman, Alex Neil, Nora Radcliffe, Irene Oldfather, Christine Grahame, Dr Richard Simpson, Janis Hughes, Ian Jenkins, Nick Johnston, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Margaret Jamieson, Cathy Peattie, Brian Fitzpatrick, Bill Butler, Shona Robison, Dr Winnie Ewing, Pauline McNeill

S1M-1969# Irene McGugan: Colour of Scotland's National Flag-That the Parliament notes ongoing concern that the blue background of the St Andrew's Cross or Saltire, probably the oldest national flag in the world, varies in shade ranging from light blue through dark blue to navy; disputes the argument that the Executive cannot take a view on this matter on the grounds that heraldic responsibility lies with Westminster, since the Lord Lyon King of Arms has been in charge for many centuries of all aspects of heraldry in Scotland; believes that the relevance of heraldry to national flags is questionable not least because there is no heraldic definition of colours, which is why many countries define the colours of their national flag in law; and believes that the Executive should acknowledge that it is entirely appropriate for any modern Parliament to take a view on the proper colour of its national flag and that a legal definition of the Saltire's colours would be welcomed.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Michael Matheson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Donald Gorrie, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Dennis Canavan, Linda Fabiani, Tricia Marwick, Kay Ullrich, Richard Lochhead, Andrew Wilson, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-1968 Irene McGugan: Verdant Works-That the Parliament notes that Dundee Heritage Trust, the charity which owns Dundee's leading tourist attractions RRS Discovery and Verdant Works, has been forced into a series of cost cutting exercises and staff redundancies because of continuing decline in the Scottish tourism market and a critical shortfall in revenue support; further notes that the Trust has warned that unless significant additional revenue support can be found it will consider the closure of Verdant Works, the last working jute mill in Scotland and the 1999 European Industrial Museum of the Year, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to provide emergency funding to secure the jobs of the 43 staff employed by Dundee Heritage Trust across three sites in the city and, in the longer term, to extend central revenue support in partnership with local authority support to avoid a huge loss, not just to the city of Dundee, but to the cultural heritage of the nation.

Supported by: Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Mr Adam Ingram, Fiona McLeod, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Ms Sandra White, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Christine Grahame, Richard Lochhead, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Andrew Wilson

S1M-1967 Tommy Sheridan: Stobhill Hospital Industrial Action-That the Parliament offers its support and solidarity to the porters and domestic workers of Stobhill Hospital who have voted for industrial action to support their claim for decent wages and conditions; further notes that they are employed by a private contractor who pays them 4.09 per hour and gives them no holiday pay, inadequate sick pay and no pension, and believes that such conditions will be an increasingly prevalent feature of privatisation in future.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Mr John McAllion, Dorothy-Grace Elder

S1M-1963# Mike Watson: Epilepsy-That the Parliament congratulates Epilepsy Action Scotland and all those working to raise awareness about the condition of epilepsy; notes the unacceptably high incidence of misdiagnosis and the extreme regional variations in waiting times to see an epilepsy specialist; believes that National Epilepsy Week, 20 - 26 May 2001, brings the opportunity to focus on the need to work together on this issue at local, regional and national levels, and calls on the Scottish Executive to work with health boards to ensure that a person who has a seizure is referred to a specialist within four weeks, irrespective of the area in which they live.

Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing, Brian Adam, Michael Matheson, Janis Hughes, Christine Grahame, Alex Neil, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Irene McGugan, Mr Adam Ingram, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr David Davidson, Robert Brown, David Mundell, Tommy Sheridan, Trish Godman, Robin Harper, Fiona McLeod, Nora Radcliffe, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Irene Oldfather, Linda Fabiani, Tricia Marwick, Pauline McNeill, Scott Barrie, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr John McAllion, Fergus Ewing, Elaine Smith, Margaret Jamieson, Shona Robison, Phil Gallie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mary Scanlon

S1M-1948 Ms Margo MacDonald: Holyrood Project Costs-That the Parliament agrees that, upon the submission of the Holyrood project progress report by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and the Holyrood Project Group, it will invite either the Auditor General for Scotland or another independent assessor to produce for MSPs and the public full analyses and comparative project costs of (a) completing the project by (i) spring 2003 and (ii) autumn/winter 2003 and (b) selling both the partially built MSPs' office block and the remainder of the site, excluding Queensberry House, either separately or as a whole.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Alex Neil, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Brian Monteith, David McLetchie, Phil Gallie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1947 Tommy Sheridan: National Missile Defence System-That the Parliament expresses its concern at the threat posed to Scotland by the National Missile Defence System of the United States; believes that this system will destabilise security, posing a specific threat to Scotland, given the Trident nuclear base at Faslane, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to make representations to Her Majesty's Government not to give British support to this scheme.

Supported by: Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Robin Harper, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Christine Grahame, Mr John McAllion, Shona Robison

S1M-1946 Elaine Smith: National Childcare Week-That the Parliament welcomes National Childcare Week, 20 to 27 May 2001, which this year is promoting the theme "Childcare Voices, Childcare Choices" to ensure that all those responsible for planning and providing childcare services listen to children and parents in order to deliver quality services; recognises the important and vital contribution by the workforce involved in the provision of quality childcare, and supports UNISON's calls for higher pay levels for those who work in the early years sector to reflect the professionalism and importance of their work.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Fiona McLeod, Pauline McNeill, Elaine Thomson, Alex Neil, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Trish Godman, Irene Oldfather, Christine Grahame, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Irene McGugan, Mr Adam Ingram, Michael Russell, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Robin Harper, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Sandra White, Scott Barrie, Janis Hughes, Mr John McAllion, Cathy Peattie, Rhoda Grant, Shona Robison

S1M-1944 Richard Lochhead: Meetings of the Parliament in North East Scotland-That the Parliament believes that, since Edinburgh and Glasgow have already played host to the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and the Parliamentary Bureau should identify a suitable location in the north east of Scotland for the period in 2002 when a temporary home will once more have to be sought in order to allow the Church of Scotland General Assembly to return to the Mound.

Supported by: Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Nora Radcliffe, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Irene McGugan, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Dr Winnie Ewing, Shona Robison

S1M-1943 Christine Grahame: The Disability Claim Form-That the Parliament notes that the 5th issue of Inform, Citizens Advice Scotland's Quarterly Social Policy Briefing, identifies social security benefits as the biggest category of problems dealt with by bureaux, with 133,272 enquiries; further notes that, of these, disability benefits amounted to 20,244 enquiries, income support 16,524 and housing benefit 12,274; recognises that disability benefits are a particular concern because of the complexity of the form and because decisions are sometimes contradictory, leading to some entitlements being removed altogether; notes that applicants may be charged up to 40 by their GP for a medical assessment; notes that the complexity of the application system is evidenced by the 10,510 repeat enquiries which bureaux dealt with in this area; commends the citizens advice service on representing 638 clients at disability appeals tribunals, two thirds of which had positive outcomes, and urges the Scottish Executive, against this background, to make representations to Her Majesty's Government requesting that the application system be reformed without delay.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona McLeod, Irene McGugan, Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Alex Neil, Michael Matheson, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Kay Ullrich, Andrew Wilson, Fergus Ewing, Shona Robison, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-1942 Mr Kenneth Gibson: PETA's Irresponsible Campaign Against Milk and Dairy Products-That the Parliament condemns as totally irresponsible and ill-informed the campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) against milk and dairy products; is aware that Scottish dairy farmers produce milk to among the highest standards in the world; is disgusted that PETA should play on the fears and insecurities of children in pursuit of their goals; notes that the claims made by PETA against milk and dairy products are totally without foundation; is aware that a diet which includes milk and dairy products is greatly beneficial to young people as a source of calcium, energy and protein, and believes that this issue provides the Scottish Executive with an excellent opportunity to highlight the advantages to school age children of consuming milk and dairy products, particularly in areas of social exclusion.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mary Scanlon, Alex Neil, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Brian Adam, Christine Grahame, Tommy Sheridan, Robin Harper, Linda Fabiani, Richard Lochhead, Mr David Davidson, Fergus Ewing, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Roseanna Cunningham

S1M-1938 Christine Grahame: Adult Learners' Week 12-18 May 2001-That the Parliament extends its congratulations to the 1,800 people nominated either individually or as members of a group for awards in the 10th Anniversary Adult Learners' Week and to all of those who take part in adult learning ventures, including the learning providers, and further congratulates the 19 individuals and groups of adult learners who are award winners this year who overcame personal difficulties, have attained greater self-esteem and changed their lives through learning.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Kay Ullrich, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mary Scanlon, Alex Neil, Michael Matheson, Michael Russell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Robin Harper, Linda Fabiani, Tricia Marwick, Shona Robison, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh

S1M-1930# Mr Lloyd Quinan: National Autistic Society Report 2001-That the Parliament acknowledges the National Autistic Society report Ignored or Ineligible?, published on 14 May 2001, accepts the findings of the report and urges the Scottish Executive to consider the report and implement its recommendations to improve the early diagnosis of autism and Asperger's syndrome and put in place effective structures to support and enhance the lives of those with autism and Asperger's syndrome and their carers.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Andrew Welsh, Fiona McLeod, Alex Neil, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Brian Adam, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Mr John McAllion, Fergus Ewing, Shona Robison, Bruce Crawford

S1M-1916 Pauline McNeill: National Cot Death Awareness Week-That the Parliament pledges its support to National Cot Death Awareness Week from 8-14 May 2001; notes that changes in the way that babies are positioned for sleep has helped reduce cot deaths in Scotland by 60%; is concerned by the link between cigarette smoke and cot death, with an estimated seven-fold increase in risk for infants of women who smoke during pregnancy; further notes the Cot Death Trust's warning that the 100% increase in 15-year-old girls smoking in the past 10 years could result in an alarming rise in the number of cot deaths, and therefore welcomes the Scottish Cot Death Trust's research at the Queen Mother's Hospital Glasgow to determine whether innovative motivational counselling offered to pregnant women will be more successful than traditional advice in helping these women give up smoking.

Supported by: Mrs Mary Mulligan, Janis Hughes, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Michael McMahon, Donald Gorrie, Mr Jamie Stone, Irene Oldfather, Alex Neil, Christine Grahame, Scott Barrie, Mike Watson, Rhoda Grant, Elaine Thomson, Nora Radcliffe, Karen Whitefield, Dr Elaine Murray, Kay Ullrich, Nick Johnston, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Fiona Hyslop, Linda Fabiani, Fiona McLeod, Elaine Smith, Brian Adam, Trish Godman, Hugh Henry, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Cathy Jamieson, Margaret Jamieson, Shona Robison, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mr Kenneth Gibson

S1M-1913# Christine Grahame: ME and the Benefits System-That the Parliament notes that, while the Department of Health and Social Security has made it clear that people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) are entitled to state benefits, the format of questions on the claim forms and the nature of the tests for disability are not appropriate to the symptoms and consequences of this disease; further notes that many of those with ME have difficulty in obtaining benefits to which they are entitled, and believes that the Scottish Executive, through its representatives on the UK Working Group on ME established in 1999, should emphasise these difficulties in order that no-one who is disabled through ME is excluded from accessing appropriate benefits.

Supported by: Shona Robison, Michael Matheson, Fergus Ewing, Alex Fergusson, Ms Sandra White, Brian Adam, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Roseanna Cunningham, Bruce Crawford, Tricia Marwick, Tommy Sheridan, Irene McGugan, Fiona McLeod, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Linda Fabiani, Andrew Wilson, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Mr Murray Tosh, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Alasdair Morgan, Fiona Hyslop, Michael Russell, David Mundell, Kay Ullrich, Richard Lochhead, Mr David Davidson, Pauline McNeill

S1M-1908# Mr Kenneth Macintosh: Autism Awareness Week (14-20 May 2001)-That the Parliament joins with The National Autistic Society Scotland, the Scottish Society for Autism and all other autism organisations across Scotland and the UK in highlighting Autism Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2001); recognises in particular the challenges faced by adults on the autistic spectrum, and their families, in gaining appropriate support from the statutory services, and acknowledges the need to pursue the principles of the The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities to ensure that adults with autism and Asperger's syndrome have access to wide-ranging and good quality services to meet their needs.

Supported by: Mr Duncan McNeil, Pauline McNeill, Elaine Smith, Margaret Smith, Mary Scanlon, Cathie Craigie, Kate MacLean, Maureen Macmillan, Karen Gillon, Karen Whitefield, Bill Butler, Paul Martin, Mr John McAllion, Elaine Thomson, Mr John Home Robertson, David Mundell, Ben Wallace, Bristow Muldoon, Dr Elaine Murray, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Patricia Ferguson, Mr Michael McMahon, Helen Eadie, Trish Godman, Janis Hughes, Irene Oldfather, Cathy Peattie, Marilyn Livingstone, John Farquhar Munro, Mr Keith Raffan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Scott Barrie, Dr Richard Simpson, Linda Fabiani, Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Brian Monteith, Fiona Hyslop, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Robert Brown, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Rhoda Grant, Mr Gil Paterson, Alex Neil, Ms Margo MacDonald, Tricia Marwick, Andrew Wilson, Mr Jamie Stone, Mike Watson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Andrew Welsh, Ian Jenkins, Mr Mike Rumbles, Fiona McLeod, Dennis Canavan, Shona Robison, Brian Adam, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Richard Lochhead, Mr David Davidson, Brian Fitzpatrick

S1M-1873 Ms Margo MacDonald: Sleep Scotland-That the Parliament congratulates Sleep Scotland on establishing the world's first comprehensive service offering support to families of special needs children with severe sleep problems; notes that independent evaluation has demonstrated the high value of this service, and encourages the Scottish Executive to work with local authorities to incorporate the sleep counselling service in the package of care which it offers such families.

Supported by: Dorothy-Grace Elder, Pauline McNeill, Donald Gorrie, Tommy Sheridan, Michael Russell, Michael Matheson, Tricia Marwick, Christine Grahame, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Cathy Peattie, Mary Scanlon, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Kay Ullrich, Linda Fabiani, Fiona McLeod, Dr Richard Simpson, Shona Robison, Elaine Smith, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Richard Lochhead, Mr David Davidson, Bruce Crawford, Dennis Canavan

S1M-1858 Mrs Mary Mulligan: Closure of Motorola Plant-That the Parliament views with dismay the announcement of the closure of the Motorola Plant in Bathgate, with the loss of over three thousand jobs; urges the Scottish Executive to discuss with the company any measures which may minimise the effects of this decision on the individuals and communities affected; recognises the efforts of unions, staff representatives, local politicians and Ministers over the past few weeks, and calls upon the Executive to offer every support possible to West Lothian Council and neighbouring councils in their efforts to provide assistance and advice to those workers who are affected.

Supported by: Bristow Muldoon, Karen Whitefield, Bill Butler, Maureen Macmillan, Hugh Henry, Rhoda Grant, Mr John Home Robertson, Marilyn Livingstone, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Duncan McNeil, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Michael McMahon, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, David McLetchie, Margaret Smith, Margaret Jamieson, David Mundell, Mr Murray Tosh, Elaine Thomson, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Janis Hughes, Mike Watson, Des McNulty, Donald Gorrie, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Jamie Stone, Scott Barrie, Mr John McAllion, Trish Godman, Dr Richard Simpson, Paul Martin, Tavish Scott, Dennis Canavan, Pauline McNeill, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Fergusson, Irene Oldfather, Tricia Marwick, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Ian Jenkins, Ms Sandra White, Cathy Peattie, Alex Neil, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Mr David Davidson, Brian Fitzpatrick

S1M-1846# Alasdair Morgan: Economic Recovery Plan for Dumfries and Galloway-That the Parliament recognises that Dumfries and Galloway has borne the brunt of the fight against foot and mouth disease in Scotland, a fight which has been carried out on behalf of all of Scotland; notes the very severe economic consequences for the area; welcomes the Economic Recovery Plan for Dumfries and Galloway produced by an inter-agency group of public and private bodies and presented to Scottish Ministers on 18 April 2001, and urges the Scottish Executive to support this plan.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford, Christine Grahame, Andrew Wilson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Gil Paterson, Donald Gorrie, Tricia Marwick, Mr Murray Tosh, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Michael Matheson, Alex Fergusson, Fiona Hyslop, Robin Harper, David Mundell, Roseanna Cunningham, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Phil Gallie, John Scott, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Michael Russell, Irene McGugan, Fergus Ewing, Mr David Davidson, Bill Aitken, Nick Johnston, Dr Elaine Murray, Mr Alex Salmond, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Fiona McLeod, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Brian Adam, Mr Kenny MacAskill, David McLetchie, Ms Sandra White, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Richard Lochhead

S1M-1816 Irene McGugan: Decline in Sports Facilities-That the Parliament notes that, according to a report by the Strathclyde University Scottish School of Sports Studies, children at one in seven secondary schools no longer have access to a grass playing field and that, despite government promises to promote sport, there is evidence of a serious long-term decline in the facilities available, almost 40% of schools do not have a football pitch and there is real concern also about community facilities which are closing down because of a lack of resources to maintain them; considers that this situation means that the already high obesity rate among young Scots will continue to rise in the future and that the nation's performance in the world sporting arena will go into irreversible decline, and therefore calls upon the Scottish Executive to take positive steps to prioritise sport for children and young people and ensure that locally available and appropriate facilities are available.

Supported by: Mr Alex Salmond, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Linda Fabiani, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Kay Ullrich, Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Tricia Marwick, Mr Andrew Welsh, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Roseanna Cunningham, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Robert Brown, Donald Gorrie, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Fiona McLeod, Ms Margo MacDonald, Michael Russell, Alasdair Morgan, Colin Campbell, Robin Harper, Fergus Ewing, Richard Lochhead

S1M-1814# Dr Richard Simpson: The Provision and Support for Augmentative and Alternative Communication-That the Parliament notes the CRAG report of 1997 The provision of and support for augmentative communication (AAC) in Scotland: equipment and services; welcomes the implementation of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act with its emphasis on communication; applauds the development of an AAC service in Forth Valley NHS Rehabilitation Service, but calls upon the Scottish Executive to fund research into the needs for AAC and to end the fragmentation and underfunding of AAC.

Supported by: Margaret Smith, Mr Keith Raffan, Brian Adam, Donald Gorrie, John Farquhar Munro, Cathy Peattie, Trish Godman, Scott Barrie, Margaret Jamieson, Mr Michael McMahon, Irene Oldfather, Paul Martin, Mr Duncan McNeil, Bristow Muldoon, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Karen Whitefield, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Tricia Marwick, Rhoda Grant, Robin Harper, Dr Richard Simpson, Nora Radcliffe, Fergus Ewing, Des McNulty, Shona Robison, Marilyn Livingstone, Elaine Thomson, Mr Jamie Stone, Mr John McAllion, Pauline McNeill, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Tommy Sheridan, Dennis Canavan, Cathie Craigie, Elaine Smith, Johann Lamont, Maureen Macmillan, Helen Eadie, Roseanna Cunningham, Ms Sandra White, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr John Home Robertson, Janis Hughes, Linda Fabiani, Gordon Jackson, Irene McGugan, Robert Brown, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ben Wallace, Mr Frank McAveety, Mike Watson

S1M-1813 Fiona McLeod: Offshore Wind Farms-That the Parliament notes the Swedish environment ministry's announcement of a 72 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm, more than twice the current world record for such an installation; awaits the 160 MW Danish offshore wind farm planned for next year that will supply the power needs of 180,000 homes; expects the Scottish Executive to ask the Crown Estates to establish similar installations in Scotland's coastal water, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to update the national grid's capacity to enable renewable electricity sources to be used.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Tricia Marwick, Fiona Hyslop, Linda Fabiani, Mr Andrew Welsh, Mr Alex Salmond, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Brian Adam, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Gil Paterson, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Kay Ullrich, Michael Matheson, Christine Grahame, Irene McGugan, Ms Sandra White, Andrew Wilson, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Donald Gorrie, Alex Neil, Ms Margo MacDonald, Michael Russell, Alasdair Morgan, Colin Campbell, Dr Winnie Ewing, Robin Harper, Fergus Ewing, Richard Lochhead

S1M-1764# Dr Elaine Murray: Flood Prevention-That the Parliament notes the responsibility which local authorities have for flood prevention measures and also the need for them to give consideration to possible flood risks when considering planning applications; further notes that local authorities have access to estimated 100 year flood maps provided by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency for this purpose but is concerned that the scale of these maps, produced by the Institute of Hydrology, is 1:50,000 and that they only provide information in 50 square metre blocks; urges the Scottish Executive to give consideration to the effectiveness of these maps; believes that the Executive should work with all local authorities to identify areas of flood risk which are susceptible to flooding and to develop a national scheme to restrict or prohibit development on "at risk" areas, and further urges the Executive to produce a long term strategy for areas of development currently prone to flooding.

Supported by: Irene Oldfather, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Nora Radcliffe, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Mr John Home Robertson, Alasdair Morgan, Trish Godman, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Cathy Peattie, Ms Margo MacDonald, Mr Keith Raffan, Shona Robison, Rhoda Grant, Pauline McNeill, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Adam Ingram, David Mundell, Mr Gil Paterson, Maureen Macmillan, Alex Fergusson, Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Mary Scanlon, Roseanna Cunningham, Karen Whitefield, Cathy Jamieson, Margaret Jamieson, Robin Harper, Fergus Ewing, Mr Jamie Stone, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Elaine Thomson, Mr Murray Tosh

S1M-1763# Mr John McAllion: Specialist Clinic for ME-That the Parliament, in view of 2001 being the Year of the Severely Affected with ME and in view of ME Awareness Week in May 2001, acknowledges the suffering of an estimated fifteen thousand patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) including an estimated two and a half thousand children, and asks the Scottish Executive to commission urgently a strategic needs review assessment into ME and CFS and to set up a specialist ME and CFS clinic for diagnosis and treatment of sufferers.

Supported by: Alex Fergusson, Linda Fabiani, Irene Oldfather, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Elaine Smith, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Johann Lamont, Alasdair Morgan, Cathy Peattie, Ms Margo MacDonald, Brian Adam, Mr Keith Raffan, Shona Robison, Rhoda Grant, Pauline McNeill, Andrew Wilson, Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Mr David Davidson, Mr Adam Ingram, David Mundell, Tricia Marwick, Dr Elaine Murray, Nora Radcliffe, Trish Godman, Mr Gil Paterson, Ms Sandra White, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Michael McMahon, Richard Lochhead, Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Bruce Crawford, John Scott, Mr Murray Tosh, John Young, Mr Keith Harding, Mr Andrew Welsh, Mr Alex Salmond, Mary Scanlon, Phil Gallie, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Dr Winnie Ewing, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Cathy Jamieson, Alex Johnstone, Margaret Jamieson, Nick Johnston, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Andy Kerr, Miss Annabel Goldie, David McLetchie, Ian Jenkins, Mr Brian Monteith, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Ben Wallace, Robin Harper, Dennis Canavan, John Farquhar Munro, Fergus Ewing, Bill Aitken, Roseanna Cunningham, Nicola Sturgeon, Colin Campbell, Mr Mike Rumbles, Mr Jamie Stone, George Lyon, Tavish Scott, Mike Watson, Bristow Muldoon, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Irene McGugan, Mr John Swinney, Margaret Smith, Elaine Thomson, Robert Brown, Iain Smith

S1M-1759# John Scott: National Association of Rape Crisis Centres-That the Parliament recognises the good work done by rape crisis centres throughout Scotland, supports the creation of a National Association of Rape Crisis Centres and believes that adequate funding should be put in place to support such a national association and its work.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson, Alex Neil, Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Linda Fabiani, Michael Russell, Tommy Sheridan, Donald Gorrie, Andrew Wilson, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Alasdair Morgan, Fiona McLeod, Ms Margo MacDonald, Brian Adam, Mr Keith Raffan, Shona Robison, Fiona Hyslop, Richard Lochhead, Mr David Davidson, David Mundell, Tricia Marwick, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Alex Fergusson, Kay Ullrich, Mary Scanlon, Roseanna Cunningham, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Dr Winnie Ewing, Fergus Ewing

S1M-1738# Mr Adam Ingram: The Stigma of Mental Illness-That the Parliament notes that a quarter of all Scots will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives; believes that recovery, treatment and acceptability of mental illness are severely hindered by its negative and taboo image and by public ignorance, and considers that the best way to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness is to introduce a high profile anti-stigma and public education campaign such as the People Too campaign launched this month by the Scottish Association for Mental Health, Penumbra, National Schizophrenia Fellowship and The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Supported by: Mr Gil Paterson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Shona Robison, Tommy Sheridan, Fergus Ewing, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fiona McLeod, Colin Campbell, Alex Neil, Fiona Hyslop, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Ben Wallace, Mary Scanlon, Robert Brown, Mr Duncan Hamilton, Kay Ullrich, Linda Fabiani, Michael Russell, Donald Gorrie, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Andrew Wilson, Irene McGugan, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh, Nick Johnston, Ms Margo MacDonald, Brian Adam, Mr Keith Raffan, Richard Lochhead, Mr David Davidson, David Mundell, Karen Whitefield, Robin Harper, Roseanna Cunningham, Christine Grahame, Mr Murray Tosh

 

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