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Business Bulletin No. 65/2003

Thursday 8th May 2003

Section F : Motions and Amendments


A full list of current motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site as Current 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 (#)

*S2M-4 Christine Grahame: Borders Railway—That the Parliament endorses the commitment by its predecessor on 1 June 2000 to reinstate the Borders railway from Edinburgh to Carlisle; notes the Liberal Democrats' election pledge to fund this line, and therefore expects all parties within the Executive to make an unequivocal commitment to finance the line.

*S2M-3 Stewart Stevenson: Cod Crusaders—That the Parliament congratulates the "Cod Crusaders" on their campaign in support of the Scottish fishing industry and welcomes their success in keeping the issue of the damage done to our communities by the present Common Fisheries Policy at the forefront of political debate.

*S2M-2# Sarah Boyack: Relocation of Scottish Natural Heritage—That the Parliament notes the decision by the Scottish Executive to relocate the headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) from Edinburgh to Inverness; acknowledges the campaigning work of the Public and Commercial Services Union to highlight the effect of this proposed relocation for SNH employees; believes that the operational effectiveness of SNH should be paramount in any decision to relocate SNH, and therefore considers that the Executive should reconsider the decision to relocate SNH to Inverness.

Supported by: Susan Deacon*

*S2M-1 Mr Keith Raffan: Cairngorms National Park—That the Parliament welcomes the successful establishment of Scotland’s second national park in the Cairngorms; notes that highland Perthshire is a vital part of the coherent natural and cultural identity of the Cairngorms; believes that the park's boundary should include this area, as recommended by Scottish Natural Heritage and supported by the overwhelming majority of respondents to the Scottish Executive’s consultation on the draft designation order and by the Rural Development Committee unanimously in the first session of the Parliament, and calls on the Executive to institute an immediate review of the park's boundary.