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Business Bulletin No. 50/2002

Friday 22 March 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-2933 Ms Margo MacDonald: Alain Baxter—That the Parliament condemns the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its failure to institute a standard of testing methamphetamine in Alain Baxter’s test sample which would have shown conclusively that the Olympic Bronze medallist did not enhance his performance in the Winter Olympics by the illegal use of the stimulant d-methamphetamine but that the nasal spray which caused amphetamine to be registered in his test contained l-methamphetamine which is acknowledged by Professor Arnold Beckett, formerly a member of the IOC medical commission, to be a non-stimulant which would have had no effect whatsoever on Alain Baxter’s performance, and therefore urges the IOC to re-instate Alain Baxter’s Olympic medal.

*S1M-2932 Mary Scanlon: World Association of Flower Arrangers—That the Parliament welcomes the visit to Scotland by the World Association of Flower Arrangers, congratulates the City of Glasgow and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on hosting the seventh World Flower Show (Floramondi) which is scheduled to take place from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 June 2002 and wishes this prestigious event every success; further congratulates the organisers for securing over 200 trade stands and selling over 20,000 tickets; acknowledges that this showcase for the World Association of Flower Arrangers is also a major opportunity to boost tourism in both the City of Glasgow and throughout Scotland, and notes the support of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Valley Tourist Board and Scottish Enterprise Glasgow in helping to sponsor and promote this memorable event.

Supported by: Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Phil Gallie*, Murdo Fraser*, David Mundell*, John Scott*, Bill Aitken*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Keith Harding*

*S1M-2931# Mary Scanlon: Parkinson's Awareness Week—That the Parliament acknowledges Parkinson’s Awareness Week, 8-14 April 2002; recognises the impact Parkinson’s Disease has on 12,000 people in Scotland as well as their families, friends and carers; congratulates the Parkinson’s Disease Society on raising awareness of this degenerative and debilitating condition; notes the serious difficulties often caused by the lack of awareness of the impact of Parkinson’s Disease, particularly with regard to its prevalence in younger people, the fluctuations in symptoms and also the importance of the timing of medication; applauds the Society’s education programme to deliver essential information and advice to a wide range of professionals, organisations and individuals, and considers that the Scottish Executive should give priority status to neurological and other long term conditions, promote better understanding throughout the healthcare professions and continue to address the variation in standards and access to services across the country through a National Service Framework for Neurological Conditions in close consultation with people with Parkinson’s Disease and other specialists in the field.

Supported by: Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Phil Gallie*, Bill Aitken*, David McLetchie*, Murdo Fraser*, David Mundell*, John Scott*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Keith Harding*R

S1M-2930 Inverness Air Links - Public Service Obligation (lodged on 20 March 2002) Stewart Stevenson*, John Farquhar Munro*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Dr Winnie Ewing*, Brian Adam*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Colin Campbell*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Irene McGugan*

S1M-2926# Teenage Cancer Trust - Beatson Oncology Unit (lodged on 20 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2925 Ethical Threads (lodged on 20 March 2002) Jackie Baillie*, Tavish Scott*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Robin Harper*, Richard Lochhead*, Johann Lamont*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Mr John McAllion*, Margaret Jamieson*, Trish Godman*, Elaine Thomson*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-2924 Bill McLaren (lodged on 20 March 2002) Margaret Smith*, Robin Harper*

S1M-2916 Launch of Burnbrae Primary School Drug Free Zone (lodged on 18 March 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*, Karen Whitefield*

S1M-2915 Removal of Chewing Gum from our Streets (lodged on 15 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2914.1 GM Crop Trials (lodged on 18 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2912 Streaming in Schools (lodged on 14 March 2002) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-2911 Stirling's Successful Bid for City Status (lodged on 14 March 2002) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-2908# Court of Appeal Opinion on Appeal Against Conviction of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi (lodged on 14 March 2002) Bristow Muldoon*, David Mundell*

*S1M-2906 Mr John McAllion: Criminal Responsibility and the Piper Alpha Disaster—That the Parliament recalls the killing of 167 men in the Piper Alpha disaster which was the result of the negligence of the Occidental Oil Company, as clearly demonstrated by the Public Inquiry into the disaster; notes that there has never been a parliamentary inquiry into the Crown Office’s decision not to prosecute in this case, and therefore calls for such an inquiry into that decision.

S1M-2905# Market Opening of Postal Services in Scotland (lodged on 14 March 2002) Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-2901 Freelance Photographers and The Scotsman Publications Limited (lodged on 13 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2900 Symbister and Lunnasting Primary Schools (lodged on 13 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2893 The Three Chimneys Restaurant (lodged on 13 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2893.1 The Three Chimneys Restaurant (lodged on 15 March 2002) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-2888# End-of-Life Refrigerators and Freezers (lodged on 12 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2887# GM Trials, Newport (lodged on 12 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2886 Rural Postal Services (lodged on 12 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2885# Hamish Henderson (lodged on 12 March 2002) Marilyn Livingstone*, Robin Harper*

S1M-2880 Palestine (lodged on 12 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2877# Hamish Henderson (lodged on 11 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2874# Drugs and Driving (lodged on 11 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2873 Women's Welfare in Afghanistan (lodged on 8 March 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-2848# Deafblind People in Scotland (lodged on 6 March 2002) Mary Scanlon*, Mr Murray Tosh*