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Business Bulletin No. 145/2001

Friday 5 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-2308 John Scott: New Reactor at Chapelcross, Nuclear Power Station—That the Parliament notes that British Nuclear Fuels plc is considering building a new reactor at the site of the existing nuclear power station at Chapelcross near Annan when that station is decommissioned; offers its fullest support for the proposal, and calls on the Scottish Executive to provide whatever support it can in developing the proposal to a successful conclusion.


Supported by: David McLetchie*, David Mundell*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Bill Aitken*, John Young*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, Alex Fergusson*, Phil Gallie*

*S1M-2307 Angus MacKay: Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill.

*S1M-2306 Iain Smith: Balmerino Village—That the Parliament congratulates Balmerino in North East Fife on winning the Lady Jane Grosvenor Cup for Best Wee Village in Scotland in the Beautiful Scotland in Bloom Competition 2001 and, in particular, praises the efforts of the Balmerino 2000 group and the residents of Balmerino whose hard work and dedication has been rightly rewarded.

*S1M-2305# Helen Eadie: Scottish Huntington's Association—That the Parliament acknowledges the extreme suffering caused by Huntingdon’s disease, both to sufferers themselves and to their families; recognises that improvement in services to help people cope with the effects of the disease is vital, and congratulates the Scottish Huntingdon’s Association for their recent and highly successful reception held at the Scottish Parliament.

*S1M-2304# Dr Elaine Murray: Foot-and-Mouth Disease-Free Status—That the Parliament welcomes confirmation that tests on 22,828 sheep on 144 farms across Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders between 16 August and 7 September 2001 have all proved negative; further welcomes the granting of provisionally foot-and-mouth disease-free status to the whole of Scotland; notes with concern that some rights of way remain closed and believes that local authorities, the State Veterinary Service, landowners and the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department should work together to remove all restrictions on rights of way as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Alasdair Morgan*, Tavish Scott*, Brian Adam*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Nora Radcliffe*

*S1M-2303 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Project Ability—That the Parliament recognises the excellent work of Project Ability, Glasgow, in creating opportunities for disabled people to gain access to the visual arts since 1984; further recognises the excellent work undertaken by Project Ability’s Centre for Developmental Arts since 1991 and its innovative workshop programme that supports people with learning disabilities in taking an active part in national and international arts events, and wishes the centre all the very best on its 10th anniversary.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*

*S1M-2302# Dr Sylvia Jackson: Introduction of a Pollution Inventory—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Executive on its proposals to cut particle air pollution by more than 50% by 2010; notes the detrimental effects on health that air pollution can have; recognises the need for the introduction of a pollution inventory system in order to make information on releases of pollutants from industrial processes available to the public in a clear, easily understandable and accessible format, and believes that the Scottish Executive should support the progressive introduction of a pollution release and transfer register as required under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Aarhus convention.

*S1M-2301# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Save Milngavie Reservoir—That the Parliament is concerned at the plan by West of Scotland Water Authority to build Scotland’s largest ever treatment works at the Milngavie Reservoir, a development which would be the equivalent to building five football pitches to the height of a four storey building on the brow of a hill; notes that Milngavie Reservoir is a place of significant cultural and historic value to both Milngavie and Glasgow, with the entire site having been listed by Historic Scotland; is aware that the reservoir has been recognised as a location of importance to nature conservation; is angered at the totally inadequate level of public consultation by the authority on the project with plans presented to the local community as virtually a fait accompli; is further concerned at the secrecy surrounding the project and the failure of the authority to provide satisfactory justification on either technical or environmental grounds for selecting Milngavie Reservoir over 17 other possible sites; believes that the plans for the reservoir deprive the citizens of Milngavie and Glasgow of a much loved and used public amenity in an area of outstanding natural beauty set in the grandeur of a Victorian architectural setting; supports the "Friends of Milngavie Reservoir" campaign against this proposal by West of Scotland Water Authority, and calls for an immediate halt to the project to enable other possible sites to be fully, properly and publicly evaluated.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Kay Ullrich*, Bruce Crawford*, Andrew Wilson*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Shona Robison*, Michael Russell*

*S1M-2300# Bruce Crawford: Rosyth - Zeebrugge Ferry Service—That the Parliament notes that the process to secure appropriate funding, including a freight facilities grant, to support a direct ferry service between Rosyth and Zeebrugge is at a crucial and sensitive stage; believes that the introduction of this service is even more vital because of the expected downturn in the Scottish economy in terms of both trade and travel impacts, and therefore considers that the Scottish Executive as a matter of urgency should use all the resources and persuasive powers at its disposal to see this project through to a positive conclusion.

Supported by: Fiona McLeod*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Ms Sandra White*

*S1M-2299# Irene McGugan: Children in Scotland/UNICEF, Children's Rights Audit—That the Parliament notes the publication of the Children’s Rights Audit compiled by Children in Scotland and UNICEF which provides an overview of Scottish Executive and Parliamentary activity in relation to children and young people in the context of objectives set by the Scottish Executive and in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; further notes, that, while the Audit commends the breadth and depth of children’s policy activity undertaken, applauds the fact that the UN Convention is gaining increased currency in political discussions and is supportive of the consensual approach in Parliamentary debates, it also highlights areas for improvement and in particular recommends that a children’s agenda should be brought together for Scotland which is based on key principles and outcomes to then bring together a range of objectives and targets, that the Child Strategy Statement should be strengthened by making it pro-active with monitoring and public reporting, that the involvement of children and young people in the national policy making process needs to be meaningful and systematic and that young people’s own issues such as a national strategy for youth cafes/facilities should be placed on the political agenda, and considers that the Scottish Executive should actively address these issues.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-2298 Brian Adam: Nurse Career Development and Training—That the Parliament condemns the widespread practice in the NHS of making nurses undertake career development and training in their own time and at their own expense and calls upon the Scottish Executive and the health authorities to ensure that all nurse career development and training, and associated leave, is fully funded.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-2296# Glasgow Housing Stock Transfer (lodged on 3 October 2001) Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2295 Kidney Donation and Provision of Renal Units (lodged on 3 October 2001) Kay Ullrich*, Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*

S1M-2294# Welfare Rights Service (lodged on 3 October 2001) Marilyn Livingstone*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2293 Closure of Glencorse Barracks (lodged on 3 October 2001) David Mundell*

*S1M-2292# Trish Godman: Scottish Local Authorities Welfare Rights Advisors—That the Parliament commends warmly the important role performed by members of the Scottish Local Authorities Welfare Rights Advisors in relation to Government departments, appeals tribunals and other agencies in seeking to lessen the misery of men, women and children living in poverty and on low incomes and believes that this laudable advisory work should be acknowledged by the Scottish Executive.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-2291# Conference of Women Parliamentarians held in the Chamber, 28 and 29 September 2001 (lodged on 3 October 2001) Karen Whitefield*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Trish Godman*

S1M-2290 National Air Traffic Control Centre, Prestwick (lodged on 3 October 2001) Kay Ullrich*, Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2289# Closure of Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department Offices in Stirling, Dundee and Forfar (lodged on 3 October 2001) Murdo Fraser*, Tavish Scott*

*S1M-2288.1 Iain Smith: Proposed Liberal Democrat Policy on "Tourism Tax"—As an amendment to motion (S1M-2288) in the name of Fergus Ewing, leave out from "with concern" to end and insert "attempts by some MSPs to use Parliament motions to interfere in the internal democratic procedures of political parties; welcomes the continuation of the democratic process within political parties, allowing parties to fully consider different policy options and respond to events; recognises that motions or amendments for debate at the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference need to be passed before they become or could be claimed by opponents to be, Liberal Democrat policy, and further notes the continuing, substantial support offered by Liberal Democrat Ministers and parliamentarians for the tourist industry across Scotland."

Supported by: Mr Mike Rumbles*, Tavish Scott*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Nora Radcliffe*, John Farquhar Munro*, Ian Jenkins*, Mr Keith Raffan*

S1M-2287 Consuls and Consuls General in Scotland (lodged on 3 October 2001) Kay Ullrich*, Brian Adam*

S1M-2286# Fife Rail Services (lodged on 3 October 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

*S1M-2286.1 Iain Smith: Fife Rail Services—As an amendment to motion (S1M-2286) in the name of Tricia Marwick, insert after "15 December 1999;" "whilst welcoming the reintroduction of the 8.00 am Dundee to Edinburgh service following a sustained campaign by Iain Smith MSP and North East Fife residents,"

S1M-2285.1 Sports Promotion in Scotland's Schools (lodged on 3 October 2001) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2285.2 Sports Promotion in Scotland's Schools (lodged on 3 October 2001) Murdo Fraser*

S1M-2284# Recognition of Parkinson's Disease (lodged on 2 October 2001) Alex Neil*

S1M-2279# Edinburgh Declaration for Ocean Recovery (lodged on 1 October 2001) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Helen Eadie*

S1M-2277 Information Technology and Social Inclusion (lodged on 1 October 2001) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-2270 Tourism Industry in Crisis (lodged on 28 September 2001) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2267 2010 Ryder Cup Championship (lodged on 28 September 2001) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-2266.1 Private Finance Initiative (lodged on 3 October 2001) Tavish Scott*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-2265 2009 Ryder Cup Bid (lodged on 28 September 2001) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2264# No Confidence in the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (lodged on 27 September 2001) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2263 Guide Dog Week, 1-7 October 2001 (lodged on 27 September 2001) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mary Scanlon*, Dr Elaine Murray*, David Mundell*, Helen Eadie*, Trish Godman*

S1M-2261 Shellfish Farming (lodged on 27 September 2001) Tavish Scott*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Mr John McAllion*, Irene McGugan*, Fergus Ewing*, Nora Radcliffe*

S1M-2260 Rural Economy (lodged on 26 September 2001) Mary Scanlon*, David Mundell*

S1M-2259 Beautiful Scotland in Bloom Awards (lodged on 26 September 2001) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-2257 Fish Farming (lodged on 26 September 2001) Mr Mike Rumbles*, Fergus Ewing*

S1M-2244 Video Highland (lodged on 21 September 2001) Mary Scanlon*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2243# Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (lodged on 20 September 2001) Mary Scanlon*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-2241# Fair Trade Movement (lodged on 20 September 2001) Andrew Wilson*, Mr Andy Kerr*, Helen Eadie*, David Mundell*, Rhoda Grant*, Mike Watson*, Colin Campbell*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Elaine Thomson*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-2240# Deaf Awareness Week, 8-14 October 2001 (lodged on 20 September 2001) Mary Scanlon*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2237 Mental Health Week, 10-16 October 2001 (lodged on 19 September 2001) Mary Scanlon*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2224# Religious Minorities in Scotland (lodged on 17 September 2001) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2222# Gaelic-Medium Education (lodged on 14 September 2001) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-2196 Appointment of Lesley Hynds to Health Education Board for Scotland (lodged on 10 September 2001) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-2187# World Alzheimer's Day (lodged on 7 September 2001) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-1971# Scotland CAN (Cleaner Air Now) (lodged on 29 May 2001) Helen Eadie*