Business Bulletin No. 176/2001
Thursday 29 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-2495 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of CommitteesThat the Parliament agrees that the following Members be appointed to Committees
Tom McCabe and Des McNulty to replace Dr Richard Simpson and Mike Watson on the Finance Committee;
Sarah Boyack to replace Hugh Henry on the European Committee;
Susan Deacon to replace Patricia Ferguson on the Procedures Committee and on the Standards Committee;
Jackie Baillie to replace Cathy Peattie on the Education Committee;
Angus MacKay to replace Andy Kerr on the Transport and the Environment Committee;
Alasdair Morrison to replace Mary Mulligan on the Justice 2 Committee;
Alasdair Morrison and Irene Oldfather to replace Cathy Jamieson and Dr Elaine Murray on the Rural Development Committee;
Tommy Sheridan to be appointed to the Equal Opportunities Committee.
Supported by: Euan Robson*
*S1M-2494 Euan Robson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead CommitteesThat the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Committee is designated as lead committee in consideration of the Scottish Public Sector Ombudsman Bill and that the Health and Community Care Committee and the Social Justice Committee be secondary committees.
*S1M-2492 Iain Gray: Social JusticeThat the Parliament welcomes the Executives publication of the Social Justice Annual Report 2001; notes the progress which is being made, and supports the work of the Executive, local government and other public agencies and the voluntary, community and private sectors in working together to deliver social justice in Scotland.
Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran*
*S1M-2492.1 Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh: Social JusticeAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2492) in the name of Iain Gray, leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert "notes the information to date which shows that the Scottish Executive still has a long way to go to meet its own objectives against the targets and milestones it set itself on social justice; affirms its commitment to building a civic society based on opportunity and responsibility for all, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to address the problems of crime in Scotlands communities and devolve power to individuals, families and communities as an essential step on the road to achieving social justice."
*S1M-2492.2 Tommy Sheridan: Social JusticeAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2492) in the name of Iain Gray, insert at end " however regrets the painfully and unacceptably slow progress being made in tackling the obscene poverty and inequality which scars Scotland and believes that the unfair council tax and water rate systems should be abolished and replaced with a fairer income related tax system which will deliver a redistribution of Scotlands income and thereby improve the disposable income of low-paid workers, pensioners and benefit recipients across Scotland."
*S1M-2492.3 Mr Kenneth Gibson: Social JusticeAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2492) in the name of Iain Gray, leave out from "the progress" to end and insert "the slow progress in addressing social inequality and believes that the Parliament could best succeed in driving forward the social justice agenda if it had the powers of an independent sovereign state."
Supported by: Linda Fabiani*
*S1M-2487.1 Peter Peacock: Proportional Representation in Local Government ElectionsAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2487) in the name of Tricia Marwick, leave out from "approves" to end and insert "notes the Scottish Executives continuing commitment to the pledge made in its Programme for Government to make progress on electoral reform, to the principles of renewing local democracy as set out in the Kerley report, including the importance of the member/ward link in local government, to the need to secure general consent and wide support for the system of electing local councils and to producing a timetable for further progress with urgency."
Supported by: Euan Robson*
S1M-2486 Scottish Transport Group Pension Scheme (lodged on 27 November 2001) Michael Matheson*, Dennis Canavan*
*S1M-2486.1 Ms Wendy Alexander: Scottish Transport Group Pension SchemeAs an amendment to motion (S1M-2486) in the name of Fergus Ewing, leave out from "both" to end and insert "Scottish Ministers have secured from HM Treasury a substantial pay out for Scottish Transport Group Pension Scheme former members despite the absence of any legal entitlement; further notes that any change to the amount to be distributed to former members is a matter for HM Treasury, and finally notes that the key remaining step is the winding up of the pension schemes, which is a matter for the schemes trustees."
Supported by: Lewis Macdonald*
S1M-2485# Cross-Party Support for a Review of Construction Industry in Scotland (lodged on 26 November 2001) Phil Gallie*
S1M-2476 White Ribbon Day - 25 November 2001 (lodged on 21 November 2001) Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*
S1M-2475 Kincaidston Primary School - British Sign Language (lodged on 21 November 2001) Mr Michael McMahon*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Neil*, Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-2472# Promoting Aberdeen as Europe's Energy Capital (lodged on 21 November 2001) Alex Neil*
S1M-2471 Atlantic Telecom Collapse (lodged on 21 November 2001) Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Alex Neil*
S1M-2470 Birthplace of John Muir in Dunbar (lodged on 21 November 2001) Alex Neil*
S1M-2468# North Channel Ferry Crossing (lodged on 20 November 2001) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Stewart Stevenson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Alex Neil*
S1M-2464 Anti-Terrorism Measures and the European Convention on Human Rights (lodged on 19 November 2001) Robin Harper*, Ms Margo MacDonald*
S1M-2464.1 Anti-Terrorism Measures and the European Convention on Human Rights (lodged on 21 November 2001) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Gil Paterson*
S1M-2454 Retirement of John Hume and Seamus Mallon (lodged on 15 November 2001) Mr Michael McMahon*
S1M-2450 World AIDS Day: 1 December 2001 (lodged on 14 November 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*
S1M-2436# Digital Hearing Aids and Review of Audiology Services (lodged on 12 November 2001) Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Andrew Welsh*
S1M-2431# Diabetes in Scotland (lodged on 9 November 2001) Phil Gallie*
S1M-2418# Bicycle Helmets (lodged on 7 November 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*
S1M-2405# Chickenpox Vaccine (lodged on 5 November 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*
S1M-2402# Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (lodged on 2 November 2001) Phil Gallie*
S1M-2389 Centrally Held Information (lodged on 31 October 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*
S1M-2388# Son-Rise Program (lodged on 31 October 2001) Ms Margo MacDonald*
S1M-2374 Close the Cattle Incinerator at Carntyne, Glasgow (lodged on 29 October 2001) John Farquhar Munro*