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Business Bulletin No. 98 / 2003

Thursday 26th June 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-204 Donald Gorrie: School Holidays and Vulnerable Families—That the Parliament notes the additional stresses and difficulties faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged families during the school summer holidays owing to increased daily living costs, lack of access to suitable play schemes and other services and costs of leisure activities; recognises the valuable role of agencies that provide play-scheme facilities, and calls for an increase in affordable and accessible summer holiday provision for all families that need it, the introduction of food benefits for children normally in receipt of free school meals, a review of the level of assistance provided through school uniform grants and a review of the length and timing of school holidays.

*S2M-203 Janis Hughes: Implementation of Agenda for Change—That the Parliament believes that pay modernisation in the NHS is necessary in order to address continuing problems of low pay and unequal pay, which undermine the spirit of teamwork on which the NHS relies and which cannot be justified in a society that believes in equal pay for work of equal value; recognises that addressing these fundamental issues was the basis of the negotiations surrounding Agenda for Change; welcomes the endorsement of the principles of Agenda for Change by a majority of members of the major health service unions; further welcomes the opportunity for Agenda for Change proposals to be piloted in Early Implementer sites, including three "paper" exercises in the NHS in Scotland; recognises and supports UNISON’s support of a review of the outcome of the Early Implementer exercise in 2004 to ensure that Agenda for Change does, in practice, address the issues and a further ballot of its health service members to approve Agenda for Change as modified in light of the exercise; further recognises that the implementation of the Agenda for Change proposals in Scotland after the Early Implementer exercise and subsequent ballot may require additional negotiation between the NHS and the health service trade unions to take account of particular issues facing NHS staff in Scotland, including the impact of UNISON’s recent low pay deal, which raised the minimum wage for NHS staff to 5.18 per hour, and the need to ensure that no staff will lose financially as a result of Agenda for Change, and calls on the Minister for Health and Community Care and senior management in the NHS to continue engaging in constructive dialogue with the main health service unions in order to ensure that future implementation of Agenda for Change in Scotland incorporates any changes required to reflect both the outcome of the Early Implementer exercise and the particular circumstances of staff in the NHS in Scotland.

*S2M-202 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill – Business Motion —That the Parliament agrees that, during the Final Stage proceedings on the Robin Rigg Offshore Wind Farm (Navigation and Fishing) (Scotland) Bill, debate on each part of those proceedings shall be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Final Stage begins and excluding any periods when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended)—

Groups 1 to 3 – no later than 1 hour

Motion to pass the bill – no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-201 Mr Rob Gibson: Battle of the Little Bighorn Monument—That the Parliament welcomes the unveiling of a monument to honour 70 Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors who died defending their homeland on this day, 25 June, 127 years ago at Greasy Grass, Montana, United States of America, in the battle known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn and congratulates the Government of the United States for eventually providing the balance of funds to match the public donations gathered over the past 20 years to build a suitable memorial.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson*, Fergus Ewing*

S2M-199 Denny High School Boys' Football Team (lodged on 24 June 2003) Stewart Stevenson*, Michael Matheson*

*S2M-192 Malcolm Chisholm: Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill.

S2M-185 Mintlaw Academy Girls' Football Team (lodged on 23 June 2003) Pauline McNeill*, Alex Neil*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-184 Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (lodged on 20 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Alex Neil*

S2M-183 Central Borders Citizens Advice Bureau (lodged on 20 June 2003) Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-182# Ten Years of Council Tax (lodged on 19 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mark Ballard*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Dr Jean Turner*, Shiona Baird*, Robin Harper*, Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-181 Animal Welfare Centres (lodged on 19 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-180 Greater Glasgow NHS Board Withdrawal of Beta Interferon (lodged on 19 June 2003) Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-178 Defenders of Human Rights - PREDA (lodged on 19 June 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-176 Human Rights Abuses in Chechnya and Visit of President Putin (lodged on 19 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-175 Visit by President Putin and Human Rights Abuses in Chechnya (lodged on 19 June 2003) Frances Curran*

S2M-174# Paediatric Services in Ayrshire (lodged on 18 June 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-166# Macmillan/CAB Cancer Patient Services (lodged on 18 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Alex Neil*, Janis Hughes*

S2M-165 Mis-selling of Gas and Electricity (lodged on 18 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-164 Ferguson's Shipyard, Port Glasgow (lodged on 18 June 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Janis Hughes*

S2M-164.1 Ferguson’s Shipyard, Port Glasgow (lodged on 20 June 2003) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-163 Heartstart Ayrshire and Arran (lodged on 18 June 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-159# Zoos, Conservation, Education and Research (lodged on 17 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-153 Hamilton School for the Deaf (lodged on 16 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-151 Selling Alcohol to a Drunken Person (lodged on 16 June 2003) Alex Neil*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-150 European Aid to Fishing Communities (lodged on 16 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-149 Publication of Harry Potter Books in Scots Gaelic (lodged on 16 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-148 Pay Bargaining in the NHS (lodged on 13 June 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-146 Combat Stress (lodged on 13 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-145# Obesity Amongst the Scottish Population (lodged on 13 June 2003) Alex Neil*, Trish Godman*, Dr Jean Turner*

*S2M-143.1 Robin Harper: The Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003—As an amendment to motion (S2M-143) in the name of Ross Finnie, insert at end "but, in so doing, recognises the regrettable situation that, at present, and for the foreseeable future, landfilling remains the waste management option of choice for virtually all local authorities; laments the fact that several community recycling projects are facing financial ruin owing to the failure of promised public funding; acknowledges that current recycling targets are wholly inadequate given the potential for recycling, and requests that the Scottish Executive formally adopts the concept of "zero waste"."

S2M-141 Review of Licensing Fees (lodged on 13 June 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-138# Nursery Nurses (lodged on 12 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Fergus Ewing*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-134# Pet Passports (lodged on 12 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-120# Raids on Lap-Dancing Clubs (lodged on 9 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-115# National Beds Inquiry (lodged on 5 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-111 Inaugural Scots Traditional Music Awards (lodged on 12 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-110# Valuing Carers (lodged on 4 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-105# Future of Europe (lodged on 3 June 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-94 Charity Law Reform (lodged on 29 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-91 Electoral Registration and Victims of Domestic Abuse (lodged on 29 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-90# Weekend Ban on Scallop Fishing (lodged on 29 May 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-88# Minch Moor (lodged on 29 May 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-83 Cuban Miami Five (lodged on 28 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-66 Tying Aid to Acceptance of Genetically Modified Organisms (lodged on 27 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-64 Register of Pensioners' Groups (lodged on 22 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-63# Social Inclusion Partnerships (lodged on 22 May 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-55 The "Miss X" Case and the Failings of Scottish Borders Council (lodged on 22 May 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-54 Scotland's Customs Dogs (lodged on 21 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-49 Books for Baghdad Appeal (lodged on 20 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-41 Chernobyl Children Life Line (lodged on 19 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-40# Unfair Milk Prices (lodged on 19 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-37 Support for Scotch Whisky Industry (lodged on 19 May 2003) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-30.1 Broomhill Day Centre, Penicuik (lodged on 19 May 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-21 Cancellation of Iraq's Debt (lodged on 13 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-9# Burns An' A' That Festival (lodged on 12 May 2003) Linda Fabiani*

 

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