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Business Bulletin No. 71/2002

Thursday 2 May 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. Each Monday the full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin together with motions previously lodged that are due to be debated that week.


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-3064# Alex Johnstone: Belgian Plato Pilot Programme—That the Parliament welcomes the introduction of the Belgian Plato pilot programme for 14 small businesses in Dundee and surrounding areas, providing a business-to-business support structure for small- and medium-sized enterprises and partnering them with parent companies NCR and Michelin to develop a network of support and advice.

*S1M-3063 Johann Lamont: Social Justice Committee - Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector—That the Parliament notes the Social Justice Committee’s 1st Report 2002: Report on Inquiry into the Voluntary Sector (SP Paper 531).

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Gibson*

*S1M-3062# Robert Brown: Glasgow Airport Rail Link—That the Parliament notes the importance of Glasgow Airport to the economy of west central Scotland, growing congestion on the M8, M74 and M77, the economic and employment opportunities that would be opened up by establishing a rail link to Glasgow Airport and the urgent need to enhance public transport facilities serving the airport; is concerned at the lack of progress on agreeing and proceeding with this key project, and believes that the Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning should convene an urgent meeting of Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority, British Airports Authority, Railtrack, Glasgow City Council, Renfrewshire Council, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and other interested parties in order to agree a timetabled action plan for delivery of the Glasgow Airport rail link at the earliest possible date.

*S1M-3061# Marilyn Livingstone: ME and Loss of Education—That the Parliament notes ME Awareness Week, beginning on 12 May 2002; commends research conducted in England by Dr Betty Dowsett and Jane Colby which suggests that more than 50% of pupils’ long-term school sickness absence results from ME; recognises that a considerable percentage of such pupils miss many years of education and social development, and believes that the Scottish Executive should take the necessary steps to identify the extent of the problem in Scotland and to address actively the problem of ensuring that young Scots who lose out on education and social development as a result of ME are not handicapped for life by such loss.

*S1M-3060# Marilyn Livingstone: National Strategy for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse—That the Parliament welcomes the work of the Cross-Party group on survivors of childhood sexual abuse on co-ordinating and developing an outline national strategy for children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse during childhood and, in the light of recommendations made by the recent independent inquiry commissioned by Fife Council following the conviction of David Logan Murphy, believes that the Scottish Executive should actively develop a national strategy, based on the work of the cross-party group, that considers the wide social, health, mental and legal implications of sexual abuse and its impact on survivors and society as a whole.

*S1M-3059# Miss Annabel Goldie: Economic Regeneration of Braehead—That the Parliament notes the economic regeneration emanating from Braehead in the west of Scotland; welcomes the creation of new jobs there, and further notes the related opportunity for the positive development of the maritime potential of the Clyde.

*S1M-3058# Brian Fitzpatrick: International Plan of Action on Ageing 2002—That the Parliament notes the adoption of the International Plan of Action on Ageing 2002 and the Political Declaration by UN member states following the Second World Assembly on Ageing held in Madrid from 8 to 12 April 2002; further notes that the world community recognises that we live in a world of ageing populations and rising life expectancy and that signatory states are obliged to review their policies on access to social services and healthcare in order to promote independence and the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health, to enhance the recognition of the dignity of older persons, and to eliminate all forms of unfair discrimination, neglect, abuse and violence against older people; is aware of the progress already being made on delivering free personal care and meeting the needs and concerns of our older citizens in Scotland, and considers that the Scottish Executive should set out its proposals, working together with Her Majesty's Government, on implementing, so far as they relate to older people in Scotland, the recommendations in the International Action Plan including empowering older people to seek and develop opportunities for service to their communities and to serve as volunteers in positions appropriate to their interests and capabilities.

Supported by: Margaret Jamieson*, Des McNulty*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Elaine Thomson*, Scott Barrie*, Karen Gillon*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3056 Agricultural Road Safety (lodged on 30 April 2002) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-3054 ME Awareness Week, 12-19 May 2002 and the 25% ME Group (lodged on 30 April 2002) Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-3053 Report of the Expert Group on MMR (lodged on 30 April 2002) Alex Neil*

*S1M-3052.1 Patricia Ferguson: Powers of the Parliament—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3052) in the name of Mr John Swinney, leave out from "Scottish Executive" to end and insert "devolution settlement is right for Scotland, that wide powers have been devolved to the Scottish Executive and the Parliament and endorsed by Scottish voters in a referendum, that full use is being made of these powers to deliver the policies set out in the Programme for Government, and that these powers can deliver real improvements in the public services and help secure a strong and competitive economy."

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3051# Richard Lochhead: Drug Misuse in North East Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern that drug misuse in the north east of Scotland has increased dramatically in recent years, with an estimated 50% rise in problem drug users in Grampian alone between 1997 and 2000; further notes that Dundee has the second highest and Aberdeen the third highest level of drug misuse in Scotland and that Grampian has the highest percentage of injecting drug users in Scotland, and considers that the Scottish Executive should recognise the scale of the problem and investigate the level and nature of resources that have been applied to addressing this growing social problem in the north east region, paying particular attention to (a) the role and accountability of the various agencies involved, (b) the amount of resources dedicated to drug users, (c) the cost to society in terms of loss of life, associated health problems and distress caused to users' families and (d) the enormous amount of drug-related crime inflicted on the local community, reflected by the fact that 80% of inmates at HM Prison Aberdeen test positive for drug use at reception.

S1M-3049 Freedom Day for South Africa, 27 April 2002 (lodged on 30 April 2002) Margaret Jamieson*, Stewart Stevenson*

S1M-3048.1 Helping Scotland's Youth Participate in Communities (lodged on 30 April 2002) Irene McGugan*

S1M-3047# Youth Disorder and Support to Communities (lodged on 29 April 2002) Sarah Boyack*, Mr Duncan McNeil*

S1M-3046 Prescription Charges (lodged on 29 April 2002) Stewart Stevenson*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3045 Livingston Football Club (lodged on 29 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Pauline McNeill*, Des McNulty*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Trish Godman*, Mr John McAllion*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Karen Gillon*, Tommy Sheridan*, Helen Eadie*

S1M-3044# Westfield Development Proposals (lodged on 26 April 2002) Karen Gillon*, Tommy Sheridan*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Scott Barrie*, Mr John McAllion*

S1M-3043 European Parliamentary Report on Multi-Annual Guidance Programme for Fishing Fleets (lodged on 26 April 2002) Alex Neil*

S1M-3042 Sexual Assaults (lodged on 26 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*, Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3041# Scottish Mining Museum (lodged on 26 April 2002) Sarah Boyack*, Angus MacKay*, Stewart Stevenson*, Cathie Craigie*, Irene Oldfather*, Elaine Thomson*, Helen Eadie*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Scott Barrie*

S1M-3040 Criminal Record Checks for Students (lodged on 26 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*, Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3039 Taxation on Oil and Gas Profits (lodged on 26 April 2002) Alex Neil*

S1M-3038 Inverness and District Friends of ARMS (lodged on 25 April 2002) Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3037 Motherwell Football Club (lodged on 25 April 2002) Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3036 A90 Dualling from Tipperty to Balmedie (lodged on 25 April 2002) Alex Neil*

S1M-3035 PGCE Secondary Courses in Geography, Drama, Biology and Chemistry at Jordanhill Campus (lodged on 25 April 2002) Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3034# Meares - Irlen Syndrome (lodged on 25 April 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*, Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*, Helen Eadie*, Karen Gillon*

S1M-3032# Scotland and Europe Day (lodged on 24 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-3032.1 Scotland and Europe Day (lodged on 29 April 2002) Alex Neil*

S1M-3031 Reduction in Wheelchair Accessible Seats in New Parliament Chamber (lodged on 24 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-3031.1 Reduction in Wheelchair Accessible Seats in New Parliament Chamber (lodged on 24 April 2002) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3029 Russian Convoy Medals (lodged on 24 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*, Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3028 Anti-Racism (lodged on 24 April 2002) Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3016 The 150th Anniversary of The Lifeboat Magazine (lodged on 22 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*, Alex Neil*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Karen Gillon*

S1M-3015 Stop AIDS Campaign (lodged on 22 April 2002) Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-3013 Queen of the South: Second Division Champions (lodged on 22 April 2002) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-3009# Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser and Scottish Local Newspaper of the Year Award 2002 (lodged on 18 April 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3008 Dunfermline Press and West Fife Advertiser (lodged on 18 April 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*, Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-3003 Live Motions (lodged on 17 April 2002) Mr Mike Rumbles*, Ian Jenkins*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Keith Raffan*

S1M-2997# Autistic Spectrum Disorders Needs Assessment Report (lodged on 17 April 2002) Brian Adam*, Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-2995 Carpet Manufacturing in Scotland (lodged on 16 April 2002) Helen Eadie*

S1M-2987# International Workers' Memorial Day 28 April 2002 (lodged on 16 April 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-2980 World Curling Championships 2002 (lodged on 15 April 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*

S1M-2979# Partick Thistle FC (lodged on 15 April 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*

S1M-2978# Social Workers (lodged on 15 April 2002) Mr Michael McMahon*, Margaret Jamieson*

S1M-2967 Fire Safety at Glasgow Royal Infirmary (lodged on 5 April 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-2965 River Kelvin Walkway (lodged on 4 April 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-2964 Refurbishment of Glasgow City Halls (lodged on 4 April 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-2957 Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire Council Boundaries (Braehead) Amendment Order 2002 (lodged on 28 March 2002) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2944# Register of Pensioners' Groups (lodged on 26 March 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-2943 Welcome to Professor Karen Vousden at the Beatson Institute (lodged on 26 March 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-2935 Colourfest 2002 (lodged on 25 March 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

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

S1M-2849# Ageism (lodged on 6 March 2002) Tommy Sheridan*

S1M-2848# Deafblind People in Scotland (lodged on 6 March 2002) Karen Gillon*