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Business Bulletin No. 98/2002

Friday 14 June 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-3217 Margaret Jamieson: Dalmellington Area Centre Project Management Team and the 2002 Prize for Public Management Leadership—That the Parliament congratulates the Dalmellington Area Centre Project Management Team which consists of officers from Ayrshire & Arran Primary Care NHS Trust, East Ayrshire Council and Strathclyde Police on achieving the Office for Public Management 2002 prize for Public Management Leadership, and looks forward to the roll-out across Scotland of this partnership template for providing one-stop public facilities.

*S1M-3216 Tommy Sheridan: Financial Disadvantage of Glasgow City Council—That the Parliament notes the continuing damage to the city of Glasgow as a direct result of the Tory reorganisation of local government in 1996; further notes that Glasgow’s first budget after reorganisation in 1996-97 resulted in a 63 million reduction in expenditure and a 19.1% increase in council tax, that the following two years’ budgets increased the council tax by 22% and 9.4% respectively while reducing local authority jobs by over 5,000 since local government reorganisation, that Glasgow’s budget has increased by 14.5% (only 1.2% in real terms) compared to a Scottish average of 22.5% (8.2% in real terms) and its council tax has increased by 39% compared to a Scottish average of 31% and that the "mismatch" of funding caused by reorganisation is a major cause of Glasgow’s reduced expenditure but higher council tax; is aware that Glasgow City Council is still compelled to spend 36 million more on education and social work than it receives in government support, such is the high level of deprivation and poverty within the city, while its council tax at 1,141 for Band D is the highest in Scotland; calls on the Scottish Executive to respond positively to the report by Professor Arthur Midwinter which highlights the need for Glasgow to receive 32.6 million in supplementary grant as its share of the 50 million owed to all local authorities financially disadvantaged by the "mismatch" of funds after local government reorganisation, and believes that Glasgow and the other affected local authorities should receive the supplementary grants within the current financial year.

*S1M-3215 Mr Adam Ingram: Adults with Incapacity (Specified Medical Treatments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002—That the Health and Community Care Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Adults with Incapacity (Specified Medical Treatments) (Scotland) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/275).

Supported by: Ms Margo MacDonald*, Alex Neil*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Mr Gil Paterson*

*S1M-3214 Mr Jamie Stone: Job Losses at O2 Call Centre, Thurso—That the Parliament expresses deep concern over the job losses that have occurred at the O2 call centre in Thurso; notes the detrimental economic impact that this will have on the local area; recognises the difficulty of suitable job relocation for the workforce in the immediate area, and urges action from the Scottish Executive, Her Majesty’s Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to assist Manpower in finding other contracts which would fully utilise the distinctive skill base of the workforce and, if necessary, find the recruitment opportunities and/or training services to help the workforce find alternative employment.

*S1M-3213 Dorothy-Grace Elder: Faslane Peace Camp—That the Parliament congratulates the Faslane peace camp on achieving its 20th year of peaceful protest in the campaign for a nuclear-free world.

*S1M-3212 Trish Godman: European Commission Initiatives on the By-catching of Dolphins, Porpoises and Pilot Whales in Fishing Gear—That the Parliament welcomes the initiatives finally being taken by the European Commission and other interested parties to reduce and perhaps one day eliminate the inadvertent slaughter of dolphins, porpoises and pilot whales trapped in the nets of trawlers operating in waters close to Scotland's coastline and elsewhere; is convinced that Scottish fishermen will readily engage with scientists and others in an effort to reduce dramatically this needless slaughter, and believes that it has an important role to play in the implementation of rules and regulations governing the use of whatever means are needed to protect such important marine species.

*S1M-3211 Mr Andy Kerr: Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill – UK Legislation—That the Parliament endorses the principle of including in the Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Bill a power for Scottish Ministers to regulate for the carriage of guide and other assistance dogs in private hire cars in Scotland and agrees that the relevant provisions to achieve this end in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*

*S1M-3210# Cathie Craigie: Causing Death by Dangerous Driving—That the Parliament notes the publication of the report by the Transport Research Laboratory, Road Safety Research Report No.26, Dangerous Driving and the Law, which examines the use and application of the law on careless and dangerous driving throughout the UK; supports the report where it states that in Scotland a "clearer message regarding the seriousness of these offences would be sent to both defendant and society if all causing death by dangerous driving cases were tried in the High Court" rather than sheriff courts, and considers that the Scottish Executive should (a) commission specific Scottish research in this area to take on board the report’s conclusions and recommendations and (b) take the necessary steps to ensure that dangerous driving offences are heard in the appropriate court and not downgraded.

*S1M-3209 Iain Smith: University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill – Stage 3—That the Parliament agrees that the University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill be passed.

*S1M-3208# Michael Russell: Lanark Racecourse—That the Parliament welcomes the proposals for development that would enable Lanark Racecourse to once again host first-class horse racing events; commends the efforts of local individuals behind such proposals and, in particular, Mr David Hughes; offers full cross-party support to these endeavours which will greatly enhance the social and economic regeneration of Lanark and the surrounding communities; encourages the UK horse racing authorities to do all in their power to enable the proposals to come to fruition, and looks forward to the day when the race for the Silver Bell, the UK’s oldest racing trophy, is once more a regular fixture at Lanark.

Supported by: Karen Gillon*

S1M-3207 Peebles Sheriff Court (lodged on 12 June 2002) Michael Matheson*

S1M-3205# Neurosurgery for Mental Disorder (lodged on 12 June 2002) Michael Matheson*

S1M-3196 Links Between Scotland and Southern Africa (lodged on 11 June 2002) Nora Radcliffe*, Sarah Boyack*, Elaine Thomson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Jackie Baillie*, Margaret Jamieson*, Kate Maclean*, Angus MacKay*, Johann Lamont*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Mr Michael McMahon*, Paul Martin*, Michael Russell*, Stewart Stevenson*, Tavish Scott*, Trish Godman*

S1M-3195 Exposure to Dust and Allergens (lodged on 11 June 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*, Mr John McAllion*, Mr Kenneth Gibson*, Robert Brown*, Nora Radcliffe*, Margaret Jamieson*, Robin Harper*, Fiona McLeod*, Trish Godman*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Sarah Boyack*

S1M-3193 The Loch Ness Partnership (lodged on 11 June 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*, Mary Scanlon*

S1M-3190 Congratulations to Lennox Lewis (lodged on 10 June 2002) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-3189 Rural Developments in the Edinburgh Green Belt (lodged on 10 June 2002) Mr Lloyd Quinan*, Ms Margo MacDonald*

S1M-3185# Scotland's Industrial Museums (lodged on 6 June 2002) Trish Godman*, John Young*

S1M-3175 The Parliament in Aberdeen (lodged on 6 June 2002) Kay Ullrich*

S1M-3174 Care Provision for Elderly People in Dunbar (lodged on 5 June 2002) Colin Campbell*, Kay Ullrich*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-3173# Loan Sharks (lodged on 5 June 2002) Cathie Craigie*, Kate Maclean*, John Young*

S1M-3169 The Parliament thanks Aberdeen (lodged on 30 May 2002) Kay Ullrich*, Dr Winnie Ewing*

S1M-3168.1 Glasgow Airport (lodged on 10 June 2002) Janis Hughes*

S1M-3136 Royal Opening of Millennium Wheel, Falkirk (lodged on 20 May 2002) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-3135 Volunteers Week 2002 (lodged on 20 May 2002) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-3134 Transfers Under PFI/PPP - Protection of Staff Rights and Conditions (lodged on 20 May 2002) Alasdair Morgan*

S1M-3125# National Carers' Week, 10-16 June 2002 (lodged on 16 May 2002) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-3113# Diabetes Week 9-15 June 2002 (lodged on 15 May 2002) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-3071 Anti-TNF Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis (lodged on 7 May 2002) Cathie Craigie*

S1M-3047# Youth Disorder and Support to Communities (lodged on 29 April 2002) Cathie Craigie*