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Business Bulletin No. 28/2003

Wednesday 12 February 2003

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. The full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin the following Monday.

 

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-3894 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of the Stage 3 proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when those proceedings are suspended)—

Groups 1 and 2 – no later than 45 minutes

Groups 3 to 5 – no later than 1 hour and 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill – 2 hours

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3893 Pauline McNeill: Justice 2 Committee, Report on Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry—That the Parliament notes the 4th Report 2003 of the Justice 2 Committee, Report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry (SP Paper 747), and agrees that progress in implementing the committee’s recommendations and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service’s programme of change should be kept under close review.

*S1M-3892 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

  1. as a revision to the programme of business agreed on 6 February 2003—
  2. Wednesday 12 February 2003

    after—

    "followed by Stage 3 of Protection of Children (Scotland) Bill"

    delete—

    "followed by Executive Debate on Fisheries

    followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    7:00 pm Decision Time"

    and insert—

    "followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

    5:00 pm Decision Time

    followed by Members’ Business – debate on the subject of S1M-3840 Tom McCabe: Young People in Sport"

  3. the following programme of business—

Wednesday 19 February 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate on Fisheries

11:30 am Stage 3 of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

followed by Members’ Business - debate on the subject of S1M-3864 Brian Monteith: Location of a New Hospital for Forth Valley

2:00 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

7:00 pm Decision Time

Thursday 20 February 2003

9:30 am Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Continuation of Stage 3 of Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 of Building (Scotland) Bill

2:30 pm Question Time

3:10 pm First Minister's Question Time

3:30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Building (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business – debate on the subject of S1M-3860 Mr Andrew Welsh: Arbroath CAFE Project

Wednesday 26 February 2003

9:30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11:00 am Stage 3 of Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill

2:30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 of Title Conditions (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 27 February 2003

9:30 am Stage 1 Debate on National Galleries of Scotland Bill

followed by Stage 1 Debate on Prostitution Tolerance Zones (Scotland) Bill

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 the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 17 February 2003 on the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources – Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003, the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance – Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/50) and the draft Members of the Parole Board (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3891 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003 be approved.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3890 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Members of the Parole Board (Removal Tribunal) Regulations 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3889 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources – Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3888 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the draft Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Surveillance – Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2003.

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3887 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Prescription of Offices, Ranks and Positions) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/50).

Supported by: Euan Robson*

*S1M-3886 Mr Andy Kerr: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill - Stage 3—That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Mr Jack McConnell*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Patricia Ferguson*

*S1M-3885 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Fishing Industry Crisis—That the Parliament recognises the severity of the crisis facing the Scottish fishing industry; believes that the effects of the conservation measures already taken by Scottish fishermen have not been taken into full consideration; notes the Scottish Executive’s 50 million aid package but questions the balance of the allocation between decommissioning and transitional funding, and further notes that the Common Fisheries Policy of collective management has been disastrous for the Scottish fishing industry and must be replaced, and that only a move to national and local control will bring sustainability to the Scottish fishing industry in the future.

*S1M-3884 Richard Lochhead: Recovery Package for the Fishing Industry—That the Parliament rejects the decommissioning proposals contained in the Scottish Executive’s fisheries package; calls on ministers to consult with the fishing industry with a view to delivering a recovery package that includes transitional support measures for the catching and onshore sectors that will keep the industry intact; believes that European and HM Treasury support should be provided to fund these measures, and further calls on the Scottish Executive to urgently renegotiate the fisheries deal agreed by Her Majesty’s Government in December in order to secure a fair level of fishing opportunities for the Scottish fleet.

Supported by: Mr John Swinney*, Fiona Hyslop*, Alex Neil*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Colin Campbell*, Tricia Marwick*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mr Duncan Hamilton*, Michael Russell*, Irene McGugan*, Alasdair Morgan*, Ms Sandra White*, Christine Grahame*, Michael Matheson*, Shona Robison*, Kay Ullrich*, Brian Adam*, Fiona McLeod*, Mr Lloyd Quinan*

*S1M-3883# Brian Fitzpatrick: Catholic Education Week - 16 to 23 February 2003—That the Parliament acknowledges family life as an important initiation into living in society; further acknowledges that parents are the principal and first educators of their children; recognises the key role of all educators in giving our young people instruction and formation that is respectful of shared truths, the qualities of the heart and the moral and spiritual dignity of humankind; welcomes the important past, present and future contributions of Catholic schools to the better education and national life of Scotland; notes the success of many denominational schools in fostering school ethos and, in particular, in improving the academic achievements of disadvantaged youngsters; affirms and supports the right of all parents to choose Catholic schools for their children, and extends its best wishes to all involved in preparations for events taking place for Catholic Education Sunday and Week from 16 to 23 February 2003 and the establishment of the new Catholic Education Service.

Supported by: Paul Martin*, Cathie Craigie*, Angus MacKay*

S1M-3882 Pharmacy Services in Scotland (lodged on 10 February 2003) Alex Neil*

S1M-3881 Relocation of Forest Enterprise Headquarters (lodged on 10 February 2003) Alex Neil*

S1M-3880 Scottish Economic Growth (lodged on 10 February 2003) Alex Neil*

*S1M-3880.1 Miss Annabel Goldie: Scottish Economic Growth—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3880) in the name of Andrew Wilson, leave out from "long-term" to end and insert "competitive disadvantage at which Scottish business is being placed as a consequence of an onerous taxation and regulatory regime aggravated by inadequate investment in transport infrastructure and calls on the Scottish Executive to reduce the business rate poundage to the same level that exists in England thereby re-establishing a uniform business rate and to pledge an additional 100 million per annum for investment in our transport infrastructure."

*S1M-3880.2 Lewis Macdonald: Scottish Economic Growth—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3880) in the name of Andrew Wilson, leave out from "notes" to end and insert "supports the Scottish Executive’s aim of increasing sustainable economic growth over the long term; recognises that increasing Scotland’s prosperity is essential to the fulfilment of the Executive’s objectives of closing the opportunity gap, building first-class public services and ensuring sustainable development; calls for all leaders in Scottish public life to work towards a national consensus around the drive to bridge the gap between Scotland’s economic performance and economic potential, and endorses the work being undertaken by the Executive to use the powers of the Parliament to help business grow and to secure a smart, successful Scotland by developing the science and skills base, improving global connections and investing in transport and communications infrastructure."

Supported by: Iain Gray*

S1M-3879 Education (lodged on 10 February 2003) Alex Neil*

*S1M-3879.1 Nicol Stephen: Education—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3879) in the name of Michael Russell, leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "welcomes the strategy for the future of education in Scotland published in Educating for Excellence: Choice and Opportunity with its focus on raising standards and closing the opportunity gap; supports the plans to reduce class sizes and the measures to improve literacy and numeracy and to ease transitions between key stages, and endorses the strategy’s key objectives of an education system centred on the needs of each individual child with a more flexible and relevant curriculum, a streamlined assessment system and greater parental involvement in our schools."

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson*

*S1M-3879.2 Mr Brian Monteith: Education—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3879) in the name of Michael Russell, leave out from "in places" to end and insert "the response of the Scottish National Party has been to advocate policies which, whilst well-intentioned, would require placing requests to be abolished, catchment areas to be re-drawn and, therefore, parental choice to be considerably restricted, and calls upon the Scottish Executive to reaffirm its support for the placing request provisions of the Education (Scotland) Act 1981."

*S1M-3876.1 Mr Brian Monteith: Funding for Local Roads—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3876) in the name of Dr Sylvia Jackson, leave out from "for a number of decades" and insert "this sum, though welcome, is but a fraction of the amount needed to address the problem; notes that capital spending on the construction and improvement of local roads across Scotland during the four years up to 1997 was 562 million, compared with 326 million in the four years after 1997; further welcomes the report of Stirling Council’s cross-party scrutiny group and its call for the Scottish Executive to reduce its ring-fencing of funding allocated to local authorities; further notes that the scrutiny group highlighted the policy decision of Stirling Council’s current Labour/SNP administration to reduce the share of roads grant-aided expenditure (GAE) allocated to roads, so that in 2001-02 only 65% of it was allocated to roads maintenance, compared with 126% in Perth and Kinross Council and a Scottish average of 103%; notes that, had Stirling Council’s expenditure on roads maintenance been at 100% of roads GAE over the last six years, a further 9.8 million would have been spent on local roads in the district; understands that the SCOTS roads condition survey report, part-funded by the Scottish Executive, is now complete and believes that it should be published, and recognises that solving the problems affecting Stirling’s roads requires a change of policy, from both the Scottish Executive and Stirling Council."

*S1M-3874.1 Tricia Marwick: The Scottish Fire Service—As an amendment to motion (S1M-3874) in the name of Marilyn Livingstone, leave out from second "believes" to end and insert "recognises that fire services in Scotland are wholly devolved to the Parliament and that any legislation that may be introduced to it must achieve a distinctive, Scottish fire service as outlined in The Scottish Fire Service of the Future and must be subject to full and extensive scrutiny by the Parliament and its committees."

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*, Fiona McLeod*, Fiona Hyslop*, Colin Campbell*, Shona Robison*

S1M-3872 Limited Partnership Tenancies (lodged on 6 February 2003) Alex Neil*

S1M-3870# Forest Enterprise - Location of HQ in Inverness (lodged on 6 February 2003) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*, Alex Neil*

S1M-3860# Arbroath CAFE Project (lodged on 5 February 2003) Alex Neil*

S1M-3859 National Asthma Campaign Scotland Manifesto, A Breath of Fresh Air (lodged on 5 February 2003) Mary Scanlon*

S1M-3855 Scottish Fishing Services (lodged on 4 February 2003) Alex Neil*

S1M-3840# Young People in Sport (lodged on 3 February 2003) Mr Lloyd Quinan*

S1M-3824# Scottish Police Memorial Trust (lodged on 29 January 2003) Margaret Jamieson*

 

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