Business Bulletin No. 173/2001
Monday 26 November 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. The full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin the following Monday.
Items marked with an asterisk (*) are new or have been altered. Asterisks in the text show the extent of alterations made.
Motions which members wish to be considered for debate as members business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#)
*S1M-2483# Mr Duncan Hamilton: Citizens Advice Bureau for Argyll and ButeThat the Parliament welcomes the recent announcement of a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to be established in Argyll and Bute; recognises the excellent work of other Citizens Advice Bureaux serving not only the Highlands and Islands but also the rest of Scotland and notes that 90% of the workforce in these bureaux are volunteers; congratulates Argyll and Bute Council, the Community Fund and Citizens Advice Scotland on their partnership approach to delivering the necessary funding, and looks forward to the provision of a wide range of previously unavailable advice on consumer protection and social welfare issues that the CAB will soon provide to people across all of Argyll and Bute.
*S1M-2482 Angus MacKay: Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman (Scotland) BillThat the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman (Scotland) Bill.
Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Susan Deacon*, Peter Peacock*
S1M-2481 Mr Tom McCabe on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing OrdersThat the Parliament agrees that Rule 9.5.3A of the Standing Orders be suspended for the purposes of the Scottish Local Government (Elections) Bill.
Supported by: Euan Robson
S1M-2480 Susan Deacon: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/425)That the Health and Community Care Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.13) (Scotland) Order 2001 (SSI 2001/425) be approved.
Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm
S1M-2479 Angus MacKay: Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct: Councillor's Code (SE/2001/50)That the Local Government Committee in consideration of Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct: Councillors Code (SE/2001/50), recommends that the Code be approved.
Supported by: Peter Peacock
S1M-2478 Angus MacKay: Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct: Member's Model Code (SE/2001/51)That the Local Government Committee in consideration of Standards in Public Life Code of Conduct: Members Model Code (SE/2001/51), recommends that the code be approved.
Supported by: Peter Peacock
S1M-2476 Mr Gil Paterson: White Ribbon Day - 25 November 2001That the Parliament notes White Ribbon Day on 25 November 2001 and supports the Blow the Whistle on Violence Against Women event on that day; further notes that the White Ribbon is the international symbol of hope for a world where women and girls can live free from the fear of violence; recognises the difficulty Womankind Worldwide has had in finding a Scottish distributor for white ribbons this year, and hopes that this problem will be rectified in time for next years White Ribbon Day to help highlight the problem of violence against women and the cost of this to society.
Supported by: Kay Ullrich, Christine Grahame, Robin Harper*, Michael Matheson*, Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2475 Cathy Jamieson: Kincaidston Primary School - British Sign LanguageThat the Parliament congratulates Kincaidston Primary School in South Ayrshire for its commitment to teaching British Sign Language; notes that Primary Seven pupils already have a basic knowledge; further notes that 48 local adults have enrolled in classes which can lead to recognised qualifications, and commends the staff, pupils and parents for their efforts.
Supported by: Cathie Craigie, Phil Gallie, Marilyn Livingstone, Janis Hughes, Robin Harper*, Michael Matheson*
S1M-2474# Rhoda Grant: Relocation of Scottish Natural HeritageThat the Parliament notes the Scottish Executives intention to review the location of Scottish Natural Heritage; further notes the progress made by the Executive to disperse public agencies and civil service jobs away from Edinburgh, and considers that the Executive should move Scottish Natural Heritage to the Highlands, an area with which it is particularly closely associated.
S1M-2473# Robin Harper: Moratorium on Sea Cage Fish FarmingThat the Parliament notes the responsibility of government to comply with Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (the Water Framework Directive) in maintaining the quality of rivers, lochs and coastal waters; further notes concerns regarding aquaculture-related environmental impacts voiced in the Transport and the Environment Committees inquiry into caged fish farming, and considers that the Scottish Executive should instigate a moratorium on the further expansion of intensive, large scale sea-cage fish farming until such time as the environmental carrying capacity of Scotlands aquatic environment for aquaculture activity has been comprehensively determined, such a moratorium to exclude the undertaking of sea cage fish farming at new sites for the purposes of good husbandry and mitigating environmental impact.
S1M-2472# Richard Lochhead: Promoting Aberdeen as Europe's Energy CapitalThat the Parliament recognises the City of Aberdeens role as Europes oil and gas capital and the long-term contribution that the offshore sector will continue to make to the Scottish economy; believes that every effort should be made to ensure that the city evolves into Europes "Energy Capital" thereby benefiting from the industrys enormous economic and environmental potential that can place Scotland in the vanguard of renewable energy business internationally; considers that the Scottish Executive should produce specific strategies aimed at supporting Scotlands oil and gas sector and renewable energy sector that also promote Aberdeen as Europes energy capital, and further considers that the Executive should promote measures to ensure that, as far as possible, the new energy revolution is driven by indigenous interests.
Supported by: Nora Radcliffe, Irene McGugan, Dorothy-Grace Elder, Fergus Ewing, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Stewart Stevenson, Mr Lloyd Quinan, Brian Adam, Christine Grahame, Kay Ullrich, Ms Sandra White, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Colin Campbell, Bruce Crawford, Shona Robison, Robin Harper*, Michael Matheson*
S1M-2471 Brian Adam: Atlantic Telecom CollapseThat the Parliament regrets the sudden withdrawal of telephony services to thousands of Atlantic Telecom customers; calls on the Groups administrators, in conjunction with the creditors, to restore the telephony services until alternative acceptable arrangements can be agreed, and further calls upon the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to Her Majestys Government, Oftel and the telecommunications industry to resolve outstanding issues, particularly the transfer of telephone numbers to the new service providers.
Supported by: Christine Grahame, Colin Campbell, Mr Kenneth Gibson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Shona Robison, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Ms Sandra White*, Richard Lochhead*, Fergus Ewing*, Fiona Hyslop*, David Mundell*, Stewart Stevenson*, Michael Matheson*
S1M-2470 Michael Russell: Birthplace of John Muir in DunbarThat the Parliament recognises that the proposals to gut the interior of John Muirs birthplace in Dunbar and replace the internal structure with a modern one are controversial and need wide public debate; notes with concern the reservations and objections strongly expressed by the Scottish Civic Trust, the Muir family, the Sierra Club and many others which seem to have been ignored; questions the right of a small group of self appointed trustees to make such a decision without much wider consultation; is surprised by the decision of the Planning Committee of East Lothian Council to pass the proposals, given the huge weight of objections from Scotland and overseas compared to the very few indications of support; regards the permission to alter a listed building subsequently given by the Scottish Executive as hasty, and suggests to the Heritage Lottery Fund that, giving the continuing controversy surrounding this matter, a final decision on grant aid for the project is withheld pending further consultation and discussion.
Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Christine Grahame, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Robin Harper*, Michael Matheson*
S1M-2468# Alasdair Morgan: North Channel Ferry CrossingThat the Parliament notes with regret that Stena Line is to withdraw one ferry from the Stranraer to Belfast route resulting in 92 job losses; welcomes, however, the feasibility study being undertaken by Stena Line into creating new port facilities in Loch Ryan and at Belfast with a view to decreasing crossing times and increasing the daily number of sailings; recognises the importance of the North Channel ferry traffic to the economy of Wigtownshire, and considers that the Scottish Executive should come forward with plans to upgrade the road infrastructure leading to the Loch Ryan ports in a way which will complement the investment undertaken by P & O and Stena Line ferry companies.
Supported by: Mr Murray Tosh, Shona Robison, Fergus Ewing, Michael Russell, David Mundell, Michael Matheson, Irene McGugan, Alex Fergusson, Mr David Davidson, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Phil Gallie, John Scott, Mary Scanlon*, Brian Adam*
S1M-2464 Robert Brown: Anti-Terrorism Measures and the European Convention on Human RightsThat the Parliament notes the concerns of human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and the Scottish Human Rights Centre about the implications of the measures outlined in the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Bill; notes that these measures involve derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by the UK and challenge the right to trial and the 110 day rule; further notes the Parliaments fundamental duty to comply with the ECHR and regrets that the United Kingdom Parliament is not similarly constrained; is concerned at the lack of an independent ECHR assessment to enable informed consideration of the Sewel motion debated on 14 November 2001, and calls on the Scottish Executive to make a commitment to the urgent establishment of a Scottish Human Rights Commission.
Supported by: Mr Keith Raffan, Tavish Scott, Linda Fabiani, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Lloyd Quinan, John Farquhar Munro, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Donald Gorrie*
S1M-2464.1 Michael Russell: Anti-Terrorism Measures and the European Convention on Human RightsAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2464) in the name of Robert Brown, insert at end "and further notes that, despite all these overwhelming arguments, the Liberal Democrat MSPs did not oppose the Sewel motion."
S1M-2463 Mr Jim Wallace: Marriage (Scotland) BillThat the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Marriage (Scotland) Bill.
Supported by: Euan Robson
S1M-2457# Borders Tourism (lodged on 16 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-2456 Disposal of Remains from the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak (lodged on 16 November 2001) Brian Adam*, Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2454 Retirement of John Hume and Seamus Mallon (lodged on 15 November 2001) Brian Adam*, Mr Adam Ingram*
S1M-2450 World AIDS Day: 1 December 2001 (lodged on 14 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-2449 Convenerships and vice-convenerships of committees (lodged on 14 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2448 Election of First Minister (lodged on 14 November 2001) Mr Adam Ingram*
S1M-2446# National Mouth Cancer Awareness Week (lodged on 14 November 2001) Brian Adam*
S1M-2437 Internet Access (lodged on 12 November 2001) Brian Adam*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2436# Digital Hearing Aids and Review of Audiology Services (lodged on 12 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2435# European Day of Disabled People: 3 December 2001 (lodged on 12 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2433 North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust's Handling of Industrial Action (lodged on 9 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-2432 Benefits Agency Industrial Action (lodged on 9 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2431# Diabetes in Scotland (lodged on 9 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-2429 Future of Air Links to Brussels (lodged on 8 November 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2428# 2002, Autism Awareness Year (lodged on 8 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-2427# Maggie's Cancer Centre Charity (lodged on 8 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-2421 Trade Union and Employee Negotiations (lodged on 7 November 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2419 Incompetence of the North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust (lodged on 7 November 2001) Dorothy-Grace Elder*
S1M-2402# Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (lodged on 2 November 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2401# 15th Anniversaries of Greentrax and Kilbirnie Records (lodged on 2 November 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2378 Glasgow's Museums (lodged on 30 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2372 Institutional Racism (lodged on 26 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2370# Battlefields (lodged on 25 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2369# Public Access to the Parliament (lodged on 25 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2366.1 Irene McGugan: Consultation and Advocacy Promotion ServiceAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2366) in the name of Helen Eadie, insert at end "but notes in contrast the concern expressed by both service users and carers about the absence of and reluctance to introduce a Patients Council within the Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen to promote user involvement in the shaping and delivery of mental health services locally, thus ensuring that these services are truly patient focussed; and considers that the Scottish Executive should support the Aberdeen Mental Health Reference Group and others in their campaign to establish such a Patients Council by approving the Millan Committee proposal that there be statutory funding for collective advocacy services, in order to guarantee implementation in Aberdeen and across the country."
S1M-2365 Control and Storage of Fireworks (lodged on 25 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2361 Cosmic Rough Riders (lodged on 25 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2360 The Pearce Institute in Govan (lodged on 24 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*
S1M-2358 Deportation of Ulla Roder (lodged on 24 October 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*