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Business Bulletin No. 106/2002

Wednesday 26 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-3259 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill – Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that time for consideration of Stages 2 and 3 of the University of St Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill be allocated as follows, so that debate on proceedings at each Stage, if not previously brought to a conclusion, shall be brought to a conclusion at the time specified –

Stage 2 – no later than 3.20 pm

Stage 3 – no later than 3.30 pm

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3258 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill – Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that, at Stage 3 of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill, debate on each part of the proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion at the time specified –

Consideration of amendments – no later than 10.15 am

Motion to pass the Bill – no later than 10.30 am

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3257# Mr Kenneth Gibson: Death of Mrs Annie Davies—That the Parliament notes with concern the tragic death of Mrs Annie Davies, 84, of Aytoun Drive, Erskine on 30 May 1998; is aware of ambiguities surrounding her death, with eminent forensic pathologists expressing a view that there is strong evidence of foul play that conflicts with official police reports of accidental death and the Renfrewshire Procurator Fiscal considering Annie’s demise as "highly suspicious"; considers that previous investigations into this case may not have been independent or looked at all available evidence, and believes that the best way to ensure that this case is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties is for the Deputy First Minister and Minister for Justice to instigate an independent inquiry to review all the evidence, details and circumstances relating to Mrs Davies’ death.

*S1M-3256 Ms Margaret Curran: Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap—That the Parliament warmly welcomes the publication of the Scottish Executive’s community regeneration statement Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap; agrees that despite past successes in community regeneration more needs to be done to improve the quality of life of people in Scotland’s deprived areas; fully endorses the policy proposals for improving public services in deprived communities, placing community regeneration more firmly within the strategic framework of community planning, giving more priority to community learning and development and improving monitoring and evaluation, and agrees that these measures will make a significant contribution to closing the gap between deprived areas and the rest of Scotland.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S1M-3255 Shona Robison: William Topaz McGonagall—That the Parliament pays tribute to the life and work of William Topaz McGonagall, known as the "world’s worst poet", on the anniversary of his death 100 years ago; recognises that despite his lack of poetic talent he had a great passion for poetry and for his adopted city of Dundee, and hopes that public interest in his life and work will increase in this important year and that, love or loathe his poetry, he is given due recognition as one of the great Scottish eccentrics of the last century.

*S1M-3254# Sarah Boyack: Action Plan on Organic Food and Farming for Scotland—That the Parliament notes that the sale of organic food in the UK, including Scotland, is increasing faster than in any other European country; further notes that Scotland is well-suited to organic food production; welcomes the adoption by the devolved administrations in Wales and Northern Ireland of ambitious action plans to expand organic food production, the preparation of a plan by Her Majesty's Government and its support for the development of a European Union plan, and considers that the Scottish Executive should support consumers and producers by preparing an action plan on organic food and farming for Scotland.

*S1M-3253 Mr John Swinney: Deferred Waiting Lists—That the Parliament notes the recent report by the Auditor General for Scotland, Review of the management of waiting lists in Scotland; believes that public confidence in the waiting list system is at an all-time low, and considers that, for public confidence to be restored, the following immediate action should be taken by the government in Scotland: (a) the deferred list should be abolished and a complete waiting list established in order to ascertain the true number of people waiting for treatment in Scotland and (b) all current and new patients whose treatment has been reclassified from day case to out-patient should be given a "waiting time guarantee" and that the guarantee should be redefined to include the complete patient journey from referral by a general practitioner to treatment.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Shona Robison*

*S1M-3252 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

as a revision to the Business Programme agreed on Thursday 20 June 2002:

Wednesday 26 June 2002

after first Parliamentary Bureau Motions, delete all and insert

followed by Ministerial Statement on Budget Revision

followed by, no

later than 3.05 pm Committee of the Whole Parliament: Stage 2 of the University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Debate on University of St. Andrews (Postgraduate Medical Degrees) Bill

followed by Executive Debate on Action on Waiting and Delayed Discharge

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3173 Trish Godman: Loan Sharks

Thursday 27 June 2002

after Stage 3 Debate on Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Bill, delete all and insert

followed by Finance Committee Debate on its Report on Stage 1 of the 2003/04 Budget Process

followed by Motion on Police Reform Bill - UK Legislation

followed by, no

later than 1.00 pm Motions on appointment of Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsmen

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Debate on Better Communities in Scotland: Closing the Gap

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3207 Christine Grahame: Peebles Sheriff Court

the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 September 2002

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 5 September 2002

9.30 am Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3.30 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (c) that Stage 1 of the Dog Fouling (Scotland) Bill be completed by 10 January 2003 and that Stage 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill be completed by 31 October 2002.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3251 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Committee be designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 and that the Health and Community Care Committee, the Education, Culture and Sport Committee and the Justice 1 and 2 Committees be secondary committees.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3250 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSIs—That the Parliament agrees that the following be approved—

Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Laying Hens (SE/2002/100);

Draft Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (SE/2002/101); and

The draft Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3249# Trish Godman: Rolls-Royce in Inchinnan—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Planning Committee of Renfrewshire Council to give planning permission to Rolls-Royce plc to create a state of the art plant at Inchinnan; believes that this development will safeguard 1,000 highly skilled jobs and future apprenticeships, and is confident that Rolls-Royce and Graham Technology, which is one of Scotland’s finest indigenous software companies, can operate in harmonious co-operation to the benefit of both the Renfrewshire and Scottish economies and in so doing generate many important job opportunities for local people.

*S1M-3248.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Action on Waiting and Delayed Discharge—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3248) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, leave out from "delivering" to end and insert "the face of increasing in-patient and out-patient waiting times; is extremely concerned at the disturbing findings of the recent Audit Scotland report, Review of the management of waiting lists in Scotland; calls for deferred waiting lists to be abolished and for all patients to be given a maximum waiting time guarantee; supports the work of the National Waiting Times Unit but calls on the Scottish Executive to give a commitment that HCI will be used exclusively for NHS patients in Scotland, and supports more vigorous action on a range of fronts to reduce waiting times and the delays experienced by patients awaiting discharge from hospital."

Supported by: Shona Robison*

*S1M-3248.2 Mary Scanlon: Action on Waiting and Delayed Discharge—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3248) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, leave out from "in delivering" to end and insert "; regrets the fact that waiting times are longer than they were when the Scottish Executive took office; notes with concern a simultaneous drop in NHS activity; particularly regrets the political interference within the NHS which has led to the inconsistent and unclear record keeping within the NHS discovered by Audit Scotland; and further notes that while the Executive continues to exert political control over our health service waiting times and delayed discharges will only get worse and that the best way to deliver improvements is to put patients first by giving them real choices and devolving power to local hospitals and GPs so that decisions are taken on the basis of clinical priorities."

S1M-3243 Scottish Men's Lacrosse Team (lodged on 21 June 2002) Michael Russell*

S1M-3242 Scottish Place Names Survey (lodged on 21 June 2002) Michael Matheson*, Kay Ullrich*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3240# Health in Developing Countries (lodged on 20 June 2002) Michael Russell*

S1M-3239 Aberdeen Council Housing Stock (lodged on 20 June 2002) Michael Matheson*, Kay Ullrich*

S1M-3238 Congratulations to Gretna Football Club (lodged on 19 June 2002) Michael Russell*

S1M-3226 Legal Aid in Peeblesshire (lodged on 18 June 2002) Michael Russell*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3222# The Press and Journal's Oil Tax Campaign (lodged on 17 June 2002) Kay Ullrich*, Nora Radcliffe*, Michael Russell*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3213 Faslane Peace Camp (lodged on 13 June 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3208# Lanark Racecourse (lodged on 13 June 2002) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3207# Peebles Sheriff Court (lodged on 21 June 2002) Kay Ullrich*, Michael Russell*

S1M-3196 Links Between Scotland and Southern Africa (lodged on 11 June 2002) Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3191# Dundee Heritage Trust (lodged on 10 June 2002) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Ms Sandra White*

S1M-3189 Rural Developments in the Edinburgh Green Belt (lodged on 10 June 2002) Ian Jenkins*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-3175 The Parliament in Aberdeen (lodged on 6 June 2002) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-3172 Anagach Woods (lodged on 5 June 2002) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-3152# Westfield Landfill/Recycling Plant (lodged on 27 May 2002) Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S1M-3145.1 Legislation for Increased Penalties for Wildlife Crime (lodged on 21 June 2002) Jackie Baillie*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Margaret Jamieson*, Bristow Muldoon*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Scott Barrie*

 

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