Business Bulletin No. 74/2003
Wednesday 21st 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-53 Mr Jack McConnell: Junior Scottish MinistersThat the Parliament agrees that Mr Tom McCabe and Tavish Scott be appointed as junior Scottish Ministers.
*S2M-52 Mr Jack McConnell: Scottish MinistersThat the Parliament agrees that Peter Peacock, Mr Frank McAveety and Nicol Stephen be appointed as Ministers.
*S2M-52.1 Mr John Swinney: Scottish MinistersAs an amendment to motion (S2M-52) in the name of Mr Jack McConnell, leave out "Peter Peacock".
*S2M-52.2 Alex Johnstone: Scottish MinistersAs an amendment to motion (S2M-52) in the name of Mr Jack McConnell, leave out "and Nicol Stephen".
*S2M-52.3 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Scottish MinistersAs an amendment to motion (S2M-52) in the name of Mr Jack McConnell, leave out "Mr Frank McAveety".
*S2M-51 Tommy Sheridan: Fat Cat SalariesThat the Parliament expresses its disgust at the obscene average level of fat cat salaries revealed in the Independent on 20 May 2003 and calls on Her Majestys Government to introduce a maximum wage as well as a minimum wage in order to curb these excessive packages.
*S2M-50 Mrs Margaret Smith: Men's Health Week, Scotland: 9-16 June 2003That the Parliament pledges support for Men's Health Week, Scotland, from 9 to 16 June 2003; acknowledges efforts by all sectors to publicise Men's Health Week, Scotland; recognises that most diseases affecting men are preventable and that, as the population of Scotland declines and ages, the burden of treating and caring for increasing numbers of men living longer with chronic disease will be resource intensive; is aware that, by 2050, 60% of adults will be over 65 and that men visit their GPs less than half as often as women and are less likely to have chronic diseases identified and treated early, and calls upon MSPs to assist on-going collaborations by promoting positive messages about healthy ageing, men's health and Men's Health Week, encouraging more men to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.
*S2M-49 Susan Deacon: Books for Baghdad AppealThat the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Books for Baghdad appeal, a campaign to restock Iraqs libraries; congratulates the University of Edinburgh and the Sunday Herald on taking this initiative; recognises that English-language textbooks and publications are needed, and encourages organisations and individuals across Scotland to contribute to the appeal.
*S2M-48 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Depleted Uranium Testing at DundrennanThat the Parliament supports the growing campaign against the testing of depleted uranium weapons at Dundrennan in south west Scotland; recognises that there is increasing evidence that these weapons are highly toxic for both the people on whom they are used and the people who use them and for the communities near where they are tested, and calls for full support for the demonstration against depleted uranium weapons at Dundrennan on 29 May 2003.
*S2M-47 Mr Ted Brocklebank: The Need for a New Secondary School in North-East Fife at the Tay BridgeheadThat the Parliament notes the longstanding need for a new secondary school at the Tay Bridgehead in north-east Fife; is aware of widespread local community support in the area for such a school; believes that the school is vital to relieve pressure on Madras College, St Andrews, which is the second largest secondary school in Scotland with a pupil roll of 1,850 and on Bell Baxter High School, Cupar; further notes that the relocation of an additional squadron to RAF Leuchars will increase the pressure on the existing secondary schools and exacerbate the current situation, and, given the seriousness of the matter and the fact that little or no progress has been made on it over the last two decades, considers that the Scottish Executive should intervene and make representations to Fife Council to ensure that a new school is secured.
*S2M-46# Dr Elaine Murray: Appeals Against Convictions for Serious CrimeThat the Parliament is greatly concerned that the period of time permitted to lodge an appeal against conviction for a serious crime can be incrementally extended over an undefined period; believes that this subjects the victims of these crimes to protracted suffering, and believes that the appeal system should be reviewed.
*S2M-45# Carolyn Leckie: Nursery NursesThat the Parliament congratulates the nursery nurses who displayed solidarity on the first day of their industrial action; regrets that the nurses have had to resort to such action, and considers that their grading claim should be settled immediately and their professional status recognised.
*S2M-44 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business MotionThat the Parliament agrees the following programme of business
Wednesday 21 May 2003
Wednesday 28 May 2003
Thursday 29 May 2003
Wednesday 4 June 2003
Thursday 5 June 2003
*S2M-43# Mr Richard Baker: Dental Services in GrampianThat the Parliament welcomes the proposals for a dental outreach centre outlined by the new Scottish Executive in A Partnership for a Better Scotland; recognises that there are huge challenges in addressing the shortage of NHS dental services in Grampian; further welcomes the fact that all 10 postgraduate training places in local dental practices have now been filled, and welcomes consultation on the further development of dental training in Aberdeen.
*S2M-42# Mr Mark Ruskell: Mid Scotland and Fife Rail RoutesThat the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Executive's commitment to reopening the Stirling to Alloa to Kincardine rail route but considers that the reopening of the routes to St Andrews and Leven is also a priority in this session of the Parliament, along with station reopenings at Blackford, Greenloaning, Wormit, Newburgh and Methil.
S2M-41 Chernobyl Children Life Line (lodged on 19 May 2003) Michael Matheson*, Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Sandra White*, Phil Gallie*, Bruce Crawford*
S2M-40# Unfair Milk Prices (lodged on 19 May 2003) Carolyn Leckie*, Fiona Hyslop*
S2M-38# Scottish Water Charges (lodged on 19 May 2003) Mr Brian Monteith*
S2M-37 Support for Scotch Whisky Industry (lodged on 19 May 2003) Mr Brian Monteith*
S2M-35 Scottish Premier League Rules (lodged on 19 May 2003) Mr Brian Monteith*
S2M-34# Closure of Animal Welfare Centres (lodged on 15 May 2003) Mr Rob Gibson*, Shiona Baird*, John Scott*
S2M-32 Recognition of the Role of Nursery Nurses (lodged on 14 May 2003) Irene Oldfather*, Sarah Boyack*
S2M-23 Nursery Nurses Regrading (lodged on 13 May 2003) Colin Fox*
S2M-22 Epilepsy Scotland Free Helpline (lodged on 13 May 2003) Irene Oldfather*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, David Mundell*, Susan Deacon*
S2M-21 Cancellation of Iraq's Debt (lodged on 13 May 2003) Michael Matheson*, Mr Rob Gibson*
S2M-17 Relocation of Scottish Natural Heritage Headquarters to Inverness (lodged on 14 May 2003) Fergus Ewing*
S2M-16# Inquiry into the Scottish Agricultural College Proposals for Change (lodged on 13 May 2003) Mrs Margaret Ewing*
S2M-15 Dumfries and Galloway Standard - Local Newspaper of the Year 2003 (lodged on 13 May 2003) Alasdair Morgan*
S2M-10# Scottish Agricultural College (lodged on 12 May 2003) Irene Oldfather*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, John Scott*
S2M-9*#* Phil Gallie: Burns An' A' That FestivalThat the Parliament compliments the Ayrshire "Burns An' A' That" Festival steering committee and supporters for presenting a festival of Burns in a way that not only induces considerable public acclaim and interest but also underlines a real celebration of life and contemporary Scottish culture.
Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing*