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Business Bulletin No. 132/2002

Thursday 19 September 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-3409 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Membership-That the Parliament agrees the following-

Rhona Brankin to replace Scott Barrie on the Audit Committee.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3408 Robin Harper: Soil Association Report on GM Crops-That the Parliament calls upon the Scottish Executive to examine the findings of the recent report by the Soil Association, Seeds of Doubt - North American Farmers' Experiences of GM Crops, paying particular attention to the impact of genetically modified crops on conventional and organic farming, and to hold a full public consultation on the growing of genetically modified crops that addresses the concerns raised in the report.

*S1M-3407# Rhoda Grant: European Capital of Culture Bid - Inverness Highland 2008-That the Parliament notes the on-going competition to decide the United Kingdom's nominee for the European Capital of Culture in 2008; further notes that Inverness Highland 2008 is the sole Scottish bid; recognises the imaginative plans that the bid team have proposed including capitalising on the Highlands' unique culture and the development of a cultural plan; further recognises the immense economic, social and cultural benefits that a successful bid would bring to Inverness and the Highlands, and considers that, as this is the sole Scottish bid, the Scottish Executive, MSPs, government agencies and the wider Scottish society should do all in their power to support the bid and promote a successful outcome.

*S1M-3406# Sarah Boyack: Edinburgh Waverley Station-That the Parliament notes the importance of Edinburgh Waverley Station to the national rail network; welcomes plans for the development of regional and local services across central Scotland; further notes that current projections state that the station will reach its capacity in 2003; recognises the station's significance as part of the historic core of Scotland's capital city and its potential as a modern, accessible transport interchange; further welcomes proposals to upgrade the station to enable the significant expansion of rail provision on the east coast, and encourages the Scottish Executive to continue to work in partnership with Her Majesty's Government, City of Edinburgh Council, the Strategic Rail Authority and the railway industry to accelerate the delivery of this vital project.

Supported by: Rhoda Grant*, Nora Radcliffe*, Des McNulty*, Margaret Smith*, Trish Godman*, Bristow Muldoon*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Brian Fitzpatrick*, Scott Barrie*, Mr Tom McCabe*, Maureen Macmillan*, Susan Deacon*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Jackie Baillie*, Helen Eadie*

*S1M-3401.1 Mr Brian Monteith: The Role of Culture in the Educational Development of Young People-As an amendment to motion (S1M-3401) in the name of Mike Watson, leave out from "the development" to end and insert "more can be done to open up opportunity for learning about and participating in expressive arts, and recognises the importance of schools in this process."

S1M-3400# Whitfield (lodged on 17 September 2002) Alex Neil*

S1M-3399# Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black (lodged on 17 September 2002) Ms Wendy Alexander*, Rhoda Grant*, Margaret Jamieson*, Cathie Craigie*, Helen Eadie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S1M-3394 Challenging Sectarianism in Glasgow (lodged on 17 September 2002) Trish Godman*

S1M-3393# Firefighters and Emergency Fire Control Staff (lodged on 16 September 2002) Tricia Marwick*, Ms Margo MacDonald*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S1M-3392 International Forest Fest 2002 (lodged on 16 September 2002) Murdo Fraser*, Mrs Lyndsay McIntosh*, John Scott*, Alex Fergusson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Alex Neil*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S1M-3391 Mary Slessor Foundation (lodged on 16 September 2002) Alex Neil*

S1M-3390 Scottish Mental Health Week 7-13 October 2002 (lodged on 13 September 2002) Alex Neil*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3389# HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Report on HM Prison Aberdeen (lodged on 12 September 2002) Alex Neil*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3388# 50th Anniversary of the Nordic Council (lodged on 12 September 2002) Alex Neil*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-3387# New CancerBACUP Scotland Centre Opened in Glasgow (lodged on 12 September 2002) Johann Lamont*

S1M-3383# Government Campaign to Run Down Glasgow (lodged on 11 September 2002) Alex Neil*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3377 Scottish Football (lodged on 10 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*, Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-3374# National Construction Week 3-10 October 2002 (lodged on 10 September 2002) Johann Lamont*, Andrew Wilson*, Mr Andrew Welsh*

S1M-3373 Colon Cancer Concern CCC Roadshow (lodged on 10 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3372# Ninewells Hospital's Participation in BBC Television Series (lodged on 10 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3371 Scottish Media Group - Sale of Publishing Business (lodged on 10 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3370 Policy Advice on Glasgow in the Post Second World War Period (lodged on 10 September 2002) Johann Lamont*

S1M-3365# Scottish Gulf War Veterans (lodged on 6 September 2002) Johann Lamont*, Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3363# Industrial Relations at Central College of Commerce, Glasgow (lodged on 6 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*, Colin Campbell*, Fiona Hyslop*

S1M-3362# World Alzheimer's Day - 20 September 2002 (lodged on 6 September 2002) Johann Lamont*, Andrew Wilson*, Rhoda Grant*

S1M-3359 Safe Child Scheme (lodged on 5 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3356 Drug Testing Regime of the International Olympic Committee (lodged on 5 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3354# Crisis in Borders Public Sewerage System (lodged on 4 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3352# Support for Crofting in the Highlands and Islands (lodged on 4 September 2002) Rhoda Grant*, Maureen Macmillan*

S1M-3343# Abolition of the Record of Needs System (lodged on 3 September 2002) Andrew Wilson*

S1M-3326 MMR and TaqMan PCR Blood Test (lodged on 28 August 2002) Stewart Stevenson*

S1M-3316# MMR and Autism Research (lodged on 21 August 2002) Stewart Stevenson*

S1M-3263*#* Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Development of RAF Turnhouse Site-That the Parliament notes that BAA Lynton has earmarked the former RAF Turnhouse site or "Airwest" for medium- to long-term commercial development in support of the expanding cargo operations at Edinburgh Airport following the grant of outline planning consent in June 2000; further notes that the entire site is currently being marketed to potential commercial occupiers for a variety of airport-related uses; expresses its concern that Home Office plans for a possible accommodation centre for asylum seekers on that site are creating uncertainty and thus the site is in danger of becoming blighted, and therefore *believes that* the Scottish Executive and the City of Edinburgh Council *should* ask the Home Office to state clearly that it has no interest in the site and thereby permit BAA Lynton to proceed with its plans which are in the best interest of jobs and economic development in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.