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Business Bulletin No. 172/2002

Tuesday 26 November 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-3637 Jackie Baillie: Argyll and Clyde NHS Acute Hospitals Trust—That the Parliament notes the apparent difficulty of Argyll and Clyde NHS Acute Hospitals Trust in managing to provide a full range of services to meet the needs of the local population; further notes the resignation of key health service personnel over the last few months and the failure of management to recruit, which has led to instability and uncertainty over the future of service provision in the area, particularly at the Vale of Leven District General Hospital; recognises and applauds the commitment of front-line staff, doctors, nurses, auxiliaries and others, in maintaining excellent standards of health care for people in the area; notes the welcome intervention of the Minister for Health and Community Care in sending in a support team to consider and act on any management failures, and calls upon the Scottish Executive and Argyll and Clyde NHS Board to act quickly on the recommendations made by the support team to restore professional and public confidence in the service.

*S1M-3636 Tommy Sheridan: Solidarity with Firefighters—That the Parliament congratulates Labour MSP Cathy Peattie for her solidarity with the firefighters and her remarks reported in the Daily Record on 23 November 2002 that she is ashamed of John Prescott and calls on all MSPs to back the firefighters in their week of action to secure their just wage claim.

*S1M-3635 Tommy Sheridan: Firefighters' Strike—That the Parliament condemns remarks attributed to a Scottish Executive minister that were reported in Scotland on Sunday on 24 November 2002 that "these people aren’t socialists, they’re protectionists, they’re fascists" and demands that, if these remarks were made, the minister concerned apologises to the firefighters and is removed from office or that, if they were not made, the Scottish Executive issues an immediate statement condemning Scotland on Sunday for misrepresentation.

*S1M-3634# Ms Margo MacDonald: European Commission Directive on Food Supplements—That the Parliament notes that millions of people use food supplements and herbal remedies in the UK each year; regrets that the European Commission has published a directive on food supplements that will firstly reduce the numbers of supplements offered and secondly reduce the potency of those which remain, and, whilst noting the UK Government’s assurances that such supplements will be treated as favourably as possible under UK law, considers that the Scottish Executive should do everything within its power to protect the right of consumers to continue to access the full range of supplements currently available.

*S1M-3633 Tricia Marwick: Scottish Executive's Position on the Fire Brigades Union—That the Parliament deplores comments in respect of members of the Fire Brigades Union, attributed to a Scottish Minister in Scotland on Sunday on 24 November 2002, that "…these people aren’t socialists, they’re protectionists, they’re fascists…" and, if the comments do not represent the view of the Scottish Executive, calls for an apology to be made to firefighters.

S1M-3629 Bioinformatics and Opportunities for All (lodged on 22 November 2002) Irene Oldfather*

S1M-3628# Edinburgh Direct Aid (lodged on 22 November 2002) Sarah Boyack*, Irene Oldfather*, Scott Barrie*, Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3627 Straight Out Advisory Group (lodged on 22 November 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3625 Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Final Report on Lifelong Learning (lodged on 22 November 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3624 Anticoagulation Medication Strips on Prescription (lodged on 21 November 2002) Phil Gallie*, David Mundell*, Stewart Stevenson*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Shona Robison*

S1M-3617 Health Service Journal Management Awards 2002 - Primary Care Category (lodged on 21 November 2002) Scott Barrie*, Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3612# Tackling Under Age Drinking (lodged on 20 November 2002) Irene Oldfather*, Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3611# General Agreement on Trade in Services (lodged on 20 November 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-3610 Carers' Rights Day - 3 December 2002 (lodged on 20 November 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*

S1M-3609 Vascular Disease in Elderly People and the Findings of PROSPER (lodged on 20 November 2002) Irene Oldfather*

S1M-3600# Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (lodged on 19 November 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-3593# St Andrew's Day (lodged on 18 November 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-3590# Delivery of Family Planning Services in Dundee (lodged on 18 November 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-3589# The Sale of The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times by SMG (lodged on 15 November 2002) Johann Lamont*, Michael Russell*

S1M-3579# Centre of Excellence in Genealogy (lodged on 13 November 2002) Fiona McLeod*

S1M-3508# Osteoporosis (lodged on 28 October 2002) Robin Harper*

S1M-3491# Central College of Commerce, Glasgow (lodged on 18 October 2002) Brian Fitzpatrick*