Business Bulletin No. 17/2002
Tuesday 29 January 2002
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-2654 Mr Andy Kerr: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2002-That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2002 be approved.
Supported by: Peter Peacock*
*S1M-2653 David McLetchie: New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh-That the Parliament congratulates all those involved in the new Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh project, which has now started to treat patients and was completed on time and within budget; notes that this essential development would not have proceeded without the foresight of successive Conservative Secretaries of State for Scotland nor without the use of the innovative PFI scheme, and calls on Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust to retain the historic name of "Simpson" for its maternity unit.
*S1M-2652 Johann Lamont: Digital Audio in Visual Impairment Education (DAVIE)-That the Parliament congratulates Darnley Primary School in the Glasgow Pollok constituency, Glasgow City Council, and the Royal National Institute for the Blind Scotland (RNIB) on their excellent, pioneering and challenging work in supporting young people with visual impairment in mainstream education through the use of the innovative and much-praised RNIB equipment, Digital Audio in Visual Impairment Education (DAVIE); celebrates the work of the staff involved and the benefit experienced by all pupils in Darnley because of this project; notes that RNIB revealed in a recent research report, Shaping the Future, that, while 70% of blind and partially-sighted pupils in Scotland attend their local primary school, almost a quarter of such pupils do not receive the support they require; further notes the support of Scottish Power plc in underpinning the start of the Scottish roll-out of this initiative through the award of a £132,000 grant, following an initial £42,000 grant awarded by the Scottish Executive, to pilot DAVIE in Darnley Primary School, and urges the Executive and the appropriate committees of the Parliament to consider how this crucial work in the integration of, and support for, visually impaired pupils and students in mainstream education might best be supported and developed across Scotland.
*S1M-2651 Ms Wendy Alexander: The Draft Forth Estuary Transport Authority Order 2002-That the Transport and the Environment Committee recommends that the draft Forth Estuary Transport Authority Order 2002 be approved.
Supported by: Lewis Macdonald*
*S1M-2650 Mr Jim Wallace: Police Reform Bill - UK Legislation-That the Parliament agrees that the provisions within the Police Reform Bill which relate to devolved matters, including provisions relating to the terms and conditions of service of constables seconded to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the inspection of the Ministry of Defence Police in Scotland, the removal of the nationality bar for police officers, extending (pursuant to certain international agreements) the liabilities of chief constables in relation to foreign officials from other member states carrying out investigations in Scotland and extending offence provisions in relation to such foreign officials, should be considered by the UK Parliament.
Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson*, Patricia Ferguson*
*S1M-2649 Cathy Jamieson: Adoption and Children Bill - UK Legislation-That the Parliament accepts the need for Scotland, along with England and Wales, to participate in the Adoption and Children Act Register to be established by the Adoption and Children Bill and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.
Supported by: Nicol Stephen*, Patricia Ferguson*
S1M-2646# Glasgow Secondary Schools Staffing Levels (lodged on 24 January 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*
S1M-2645 Fergusson Art Gallery (lodged on 24 January 2002) Donald Gorrie*
S1M-2641 Death of John McGrath (lodged on 24 January 2002) Donald Gorrie*
S1M-2639 Social Firms Scotland (lodged on 24 January 2002) Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*
S1M-2638 Grandholm Bridge Closure, Aberdeen (lodged on 24 January 2002) Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Shona Robison*
S1M-2637# Scottish Agricultural College, Auchincruive (lodged on 23 January 2002) David Mundell*
S1M-2636 Roman Remains (lodged on 22 January 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Donald Gorrie*
S1M-2629 Burns Cottage (lodged on 22 January 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Donald Gorrie*
S1M-2628 Scottish Borders Education Meltdown (lodged on 21 January 2002) Mr Gil Paterson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Adam Ingram*
S1M-2627 BSc Course in Audiology (lodged on 21 January 2002) Donald Gorrie*, Mr George Reid*
S1M-2624 Aung San Suu Kyi and the Burmese Democracy Movement (lodged on 18 January 2002) Shona Robison*, Donald Gorrie*
S1M-2623# Lifeline Air Links to the Islands (lodged on 17 January 2002) Shona Robison*
S1M-2621# Fair Trade Fortnight (lodged on 17 January 2002) Donald Gorrie*
S1M-2612.1 Congratulations to Pat Cox MEP (lodged on 17 January 2002) Angus MacKay*
S1M-2611# Appointment of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome Co-ordinators (lodged on 15 January 2002) Shona Robison*
S1M-2593 Chernobyl Children Life Line Link with the Scottish Borders (lodged on 10 January 2002) Shona Robison*
S1M-2592# Continuing Presence of BSE and new variant CJD (lodged on 10 January 2002) David McLetchie*
S1M-2579# Non-Trunk Roads (lodged on 8 January 2002) Shona Robison*
S1M-2550 Donald Whyte, Genealogist (lodged on 13 December 2001) Shona Robison*
S1M-2539# Research into Cancer Levels in the Semiconductor Industry (lodged on 11 December 2001) Shona Robison*
S1M-2535 Condemnation of Female Circumcision (lodged on 10 December 2001) Shona Robison*
S1M-2533# Musical Instrument Instructors (lodged on 7 December 2001) Shona Robison*
S1M-2528# Young Runaways (lodged on 6 December 2001) Pauline McNeill*
S1M-2464.1 Anti-Terrorism Measures and the European Convention on Human Rights (lodged on 21 November 2001) Shona Robison*