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Business Bulletin No. 150/2001

Wednesday 24 October 2001

Section F : Motions and Amendments

  

A full list of outstanding motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Outstanding Motions.

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-2355 Tommy Sheridan: Medical Secretaries—That the Parliament notes the all-out indefinite strike action of the 300 medical secretaries in North Glasgow; supports the campaign of these low paid women workers to receive improved pay and appropriate grading commensurate with their skills and value to the NHS, and calls on North Glasgow NHS Trust to stop ignoring the medical secretaries’ legitimate claims and start meaningful negotiation designed to meet their reasonable aspirations.

*S1M-2354 Allan Wilson: National Cultural Strategy - One Year On—That the Parliament welcomes the first report on the implementation of the National Cultural Strategy; notes the progress that has been made in the key priorities of the strategy and the actions that are proposed for further implementation; recognises the vital contribution of many agencies, individuals and bodies to ensuring that Scotland’s cultural life matches the aspirations of all Scotland’s people; believes in particular that culture has a vital role to play in delivering social justice throughout Scotland, in our schools, in lifelong learning and in the further development of our tourism industry, and therefore urges all relevant agencies, individuals and bodies to work effectively together in partnership to ensure that the potential of Scotland’s cultural life is fully realised at home and proudly promoted abroad, further encouraging the continuing pursuit and celebration of excellence and the widening of opportunities to participate in the development of Scotland’s cultural life.

*S1M-2353 Ross Finnie: Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin*

*S1M-2352 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—-

(a) as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on 4 October 2001—

Wednesday 24 October 2001

after the first Parliamentary Bureau Motions, delete all and insert:

followed by Motion on the publication of the reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar

followed by Ministerial Statement on the publication of the reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar

followed by, no

later than 3.30 pm Executive Debate on the Proceeds of Crime Bill - UK Legislation

followed by, no

later than 4.10 pm Executive Debate on the Adoption and Children Bill - UK Legislation

followed by, no

later than 4.30 pm Executive Debate on Membership of the Committee of the Regions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-2113 David Mundell: Disabled Access to Railway Station Platforms

(b) the following programme of business:

Wednesday 31 October 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Asylum Seekers and Refugee Integration

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-2187 Cathie Craigie: World Alzheimer’s Day

Thursday 1 November 2001

9.30 am Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee Debate on the Review of Higher Education Teaching and Funding

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Committee of the Whole Parliament: Stage 2 Debate on the Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on the Police and Fire Services (Finance) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-2142 Mrs Margaret Ewing: Inverness Airport and Links with Hub Airports

Wednesday 7 November 2001

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 8 November 2001

9.30 am Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Stage 1 of the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

(c) that the Rural Development Committee reports to the Health and Community Care Committee by 9 November 2001 on the Feeding Stuffs and the Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001 (SSI 2001/334)

and, (d) that Stage 1 of the School Education (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill be completed by 9 November 2001; that Stage 1 of the Sexual Offences (Procedure and Evidence) (Scotland) Bill and Stage 1 of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill be completed by 23 November 2001 and that Stage 1 of the Water Industry (Scotland) Bill be completed by 7 December 2001.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2351 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Development Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Justice 1 Committee and the Justice 2 Committee.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2350 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Bill and that the Bill should also be considered by the Justice 2 Committee.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2349 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committees—That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committee—

The Health and Community Care Committee to consider The Feeding Stuffs and The Feeding Stuffs (Enforcement) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/334).

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2348 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs—That the Parliament agrees that the following instruments be approved:

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 6) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/316); and

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/317); and

The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 7) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/322).

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-2347 Mr John Swinney: Scotland and the Current International Situation—That the Parliament recognises the significant impact of the current international crisis on our domestic security, on our economic prospects and on our Muslim community in Scotland and calls upon the Scottish Executive to continue to bring forward proposals to deal with these matters; supports the international community’s desire to bring to justice the perpetrators of the acts of terrorism in the United States of America on 11 September 2001, and agrees that any military action in Afghanistan must, as the Prime Minister has asserted, be compatible with an effective humanitarian operation which meets the desperate needs of the innocent Afghan population.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham*, Kay Ullrich*, Fiona Hyslop*

*S1M-2346 Marilyn Livingstone: Fife Free Press Best Paid-For Newspaper Of the Year Award—That the Parliament congratulates the Fife Free Press on winning the Best Paid-For Weekly Newspaper in Scotland 2001 Award, presented by the Newspaper Society, and welcomes the crucial role played by local newspapers in local communities by acting as a focal point for community life; scrutinising local representatives and championing local causes.

*S1M-2345# Fiona McLeod: Scottish Science Library and Scottish Business Information Service—That the Parliament deplores the recent decision by the National Library for Scotland to close the Scottish Science Library and the Scottish Business Information Service because of funding problems.

*S1M-2344 Andrew Wilson: Railway Investment—That the Parliament welcomes the desire of the Minister for Transport and Planning to increase investment in Scottish railways; notes that with the collapse of Railtrack plc there is an opportunity to introduce an innovative system of ownership and management for Scotland’s railway network that takes advantage of the good partnership that exists across the railway sector in Scotland, and calls upon the Scottish Executive and all interested parties in Scotland to work together in the Scottish national interest to (a) re-examine the financial and policy powers at the disposal of the Scottish Ministers with respect to railways investment and (b) develop an ownership and investment vehicle for Railtrack assets in Scotland that maximises both public accountability and investment in Scotland’s railways in the public interest and on a not for profit basis.

*S1M-2340.1 Fiona Hyslop: Membership of the Committee of the Regions—As an amendment to motion (S1M-2340) in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, leave out from "endorses" to end and insert "supports the Committee of the Regions as an institution of European co-operation based on the role of regional government and in promoting the regions of Scotland in that role proposes that the full and alternate members representing Scotland are elected members of Scotland’s local authorities including Councillor Christine May and Councillor Keith Brown as full members and Councillor Corrie McChord and Councillor Hugh Halcro-Johnston as alternate members and instructs the Executive to return to the Parliament with four additional names of councillors as nominees."

Supported by: Michael Russell*

S1M-2339# Violence Against Women - 16 Days Campaign 2001, 25 November - 10 December 2001 (lodged on 22 October 2001) Fiona McLeod*, Cathy Jamieson*

S1M-2338# Pay scales for new teachers (lodged on 22 October 2001) Stewart Stevenson*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2337# Scottish Science Library (lodged on 22 October 2001) Stewart Stevenson*, Fiona McLeod*

S1M-2336 Free Personal Care for Elderly People (lodged on 19 October 2001) Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*

S1M-2335 16 Days Campaign (lodged on 19 October 2001) Michael Matheson*

S1M-2334 Airdrieonians Football Club (lodged on 19 October 2001) Mr Michael McMahon*, Kate MacLean*, Mr Murray Tosh*, Andrew Wilson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Phil Gallie*, Brian Adam*, Cathy Jamieson*, Nora Radcliffe*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Elaine Smith*, Johann Lamont*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S1M-2333# Committee of the Regions (lodged on 18 October 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*, Michael Matheson*, Irene McGugan*, Stewart Stevenson*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*

S1M-2332 Devolution of Broadcasting (lodged on 18 October 2001) Michael Matheson*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Kay Ullrich*, Richard Lochhead*, Shona Robison*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-2327 Binny House, Ecclesmachan, West Lothian (lodged on 16 October 2001) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, Phil Gallie*, Bill Aitken*

S1M-2324 Clarkston Disaster, October 1971 (lodged on 15 October 2001) Michael Matheson*

S1M-2318# The First Scottish Ecumenical Assembly (lodged on 9 October 2001) Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-2308 New Reactor at Chapelcross, Nuclear Power Station (lodged on 4 October 2001) Murdo Fraser*

S1M-2300# Rosyth - Zeebrugge Ferry Service (lodged on 4 October 2001) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-2299# Children in Scotland/UNICEF, Children's Rights Audit (lodged on 4 October 2001) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-2298 Nurse Career Development and Training (lodged on 4 October 2001) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-2292# Scottish Local Authorities Welfare Rights Advisors (lodged on 4 October 2001) Karen Whitefield*

S1M-2263 Guide Dog Week, 1-7 October 2001 (lodged on 27 September 2001) Mike Watson*

S1M-2243# Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (lodged on 20 September 2001) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

 

 

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