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Business Bulletin No. 116/2003

Thursday 11 September 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-336 Malcolm Chisholm: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003-That the Health Committee, in consideration of the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (East Coast) (No.4) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI/2003/393), recommends that the Order be approved.

Supported by: Mr Tom McCabe*

*S2M-335# Stewart Stevenson: Local Sourcing by Public Bodies-That the Parliament considers that the Scottish Executive should take steps to ensure that public bodies such as the NHS, the Scottish Prison Service, local authorities and educational establishments source their foodstuffs as far as possible from local sources and suppliers; further considers that the Executive should put in place a programme to offer assistance to public bodies in achieving this aim, and believes that in so doing benefit will accrue to Scotland's farmers, growers, food processors and producers, and also to the Scottish economy.

Supported by: Alasdair Morgan*, Alex Neil*, Christine Grahame*, Brian Adam*, Fergus Ewing*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr Rob Gibson*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Mr Keith Raffan*

*S2M-334# Carolyn Leckie: Nursery Nurses-That the Parliament sends solidarity greetings and best wishes to all Scotland's nursery nurses and UNISON in advance of their gala day on Saturday 13 September 2003; supports their grading claim in full, and considers that COSLA should make an offer that meets the modest and legitimate demands of the nursery nurses.

Supported by: Colin Fox*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*, Stewart Stevenson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*, Tricia Marwick*

*S2M-333# Dr Elaine Murray: Macmillan Cancer Relief's World's Biggest Coffee Morning-That the Parliament notes that Macmillan Cancer Relief will hold its annual World's Biggest Coffee Morning on 26 September 2003; congratulates it for raising 3.2 million in a single morning last year; notes its goal to raise 3.5 million this year; encourages members to support local efforts, and congratulates Macmillan Cancer Relief on the excellent services it provides to cancer sufferers and their relatives in the form of expert care, practical advice and support and the funding of treatment facilities.

Supported by: Mrs Nanette Milne*

*S2M-332# Brian Adam: Aberdeen as a Location for Scotland's National Theatre-That the Parliament looks forward to the establishment of a National Theatre for Scotland; welcomes the refurbishment and upgrading of His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen, and considers that it should be the location for the National Theatre.

*S2M-329.1 Miss Annabel Goldie: Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Scotland-As an amendment to motion (S2M-329) in the name of Mr John Swinney, leave out from "calls for" to end and insert "deplores the operation by Her Majesty's Government of an inadequate and ineffectual policy on asylum and profoundly regrets the policy implications of such deficiencies for asylum seekers in Scotland".

*S2M-329.2 Robert Brown: Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Scotland-As an amendment to motion (S2M-329) in the name of Mr John Swinney, leave out from "calls for" to end and insert "reiterates its strong support for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; believes that decisions affecting children whose parents are to be detained should be made in the best interests of the child; notes that the issue of asylum and immigration policy is reserved to Westminster but welcomes the significant progress made by Scottish Ministers to improve services and support for asylum seekers and refugees in the community; notes that Dungavel is one of eight UK removal centres operated by the Home Office throughout the United Kingdom; notes the reports by HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HM Inspectorate of Education on the educational provision made for the children detained at Dungavel; calls on Her Majesty's Government to take immediate action to implement the recommendations in the two reports and to end a system of detention of children at Dungavel which denies them access to social contact and to educational and other services in the local community, and calls on the Scottish Executive to convey the Parliament's concerns to Her Majesty's Government."

Supported by: Bristow Muldoon*, Karen Gillon*

*S2M-329.2.1 Carolyn Leckie: Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Scotland-As an amendment to amendment (S2M-329.2) in the name of Robert Brown, leave out from first "notes" to "United Kingdom" and insert "recognises that the Scottish Executive was assured that Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre would be a short-term detention centre and regrets that this assurance has been broken".

*S2M-329.3 Elaine Smith: Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Scotland-As an amendment to motion (S2M-329) in the name of Mr John Swinney, leave out from "calls for" to end and insert "recognises that there are widespread concerns regarding the care and education of children detained in Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre and calls on the Scottish Executive to engage in communications with Her Majesty's Government to seek to end the detention of children and their families at the centre and to develop a more humane alternative to this practice."

Supported by: Frances Curran*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Carolyn Leckie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Colin Fox*, Rosie Kane*

*S2M-329.4 Patrick Harvie: Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Scotland-As an amendment to motion (S2M-329) in the name of Mr John Swinney, insert at end "recognises that Scotland's civic society, voluntary sector and other organisations are able to provide alternative accommodation for children and families currently held in detention; believes that such arrangements would meet the requirements of UK asylum policy while being consistent with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees guidelines on alternatives to detention; calls on Her Majesty's Government to meet appropriate agencies to arrange for alternative provision of accommodation and support and to fund this provision in Scotland, and welcomes the valuable diversity which incomers, including asylum seekers and refugees, bring to Scotland and the contribution they can make to our society."

S2M-327# Fiscal Autonomy (lodged on 9 September 2003) Margo MacDonald*

S2M-326# Private Escorting of Abnormal Loads (lodged on 9 September 2003) Mary Scanlon*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-316# Mental Health Week 2003 (lodged on 9 September 2003) Johann Lamont*, Margaret Jamieson*

S2M-315# Public Inquiry into Infections from Contaminated Blood Products Contracted by Patients who Suffer from Haemophilia (lodged on 9 September 2003) Margo MacDonald*

S2M-314# Peebles Sheriff Court (lodged on 9 September 2003) Michael Matheson*

S2M-313# No Dumping of Nuclear Submarines in Scotland (lodged on 8 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-311 Network Rail Closure of Level Crossings (lodged on 8 September 2003) Chris Ballance*, Iain Smith*, Dr Jean Turner*, Dennis Canavan*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-309 Mercy and Percile Ikolo (lodged on 8 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Colin Fox*

S2M-307 HM Inspectorate of Education Report on Children Detained at Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre (lodged on 8 September 2003) Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Iain Smith*, Dr Jean Turner*, Colin Fox*

S2M-306 Chile (lodged on 8 September 2003) Colin Fox*

S2M-305# The Crisis Facing Scotland's Fishing Communities (lodged on 5 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-304 Banking Facilities at Post Offices (lodged on 5 September 2003) Frances Curran*, Iain Smith*, Bill Butler*

S2M-303# Scottish Natural Heritage (lodged on 5 September 2003) Mr Keith Raffan*, Jeremy Purvis*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-302.1 Struan Stevenson MEP's Support for the Common Fisheries Policy (lodged on 8 September 2003) Alex Fergusson*, Bill Aitken*

S2M-301 Guga Harvest 2003 (lodged on 5 September 2003) Johann Lamont*

S2M-300# Inhumanity at Dungavel (lodged on 4 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Bruce McFee*

S2M-299 Edinburgh Mela (lodged on 3 September 2003) Frances Curran*, Colin Fox*, Bill Butler*

S2M-297 Darwin Mounds (lodged on 3 September 2003) Iain Smith*

S2M-290 Support for the International Whaling Commission Moratorium on Commercial Whaling (lodged on 2 September 2003) Frances Curran*

S2M-278 Hamilton District Crime Prevention Panel (lodged on 27 August 2003) John Scott*

S2M-277 Stirling's Appeal to Secure William Wallace Portrait (lodged on 26 August 2003) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-272# Support for Clinical Perfusion Scientists (lodged on 25 August 2003) Margaret Mitchell*

S2M-214 National Endometriosis Awareness Day (lodged on 1 July 2003) Shiona Baird*

S2M-171 Anonymous Electoral Registration (lodged on 18 June 2003) Iain Smith*

S2M-145# Obesity Amongst the Scottish Population (lodged on 13 June 2003) Frances Curran*, Mr David Davidson*, Mary Scanlon*, David Mundell*, Margaret Mitchell*

S2M-106# Scotland's European Pollutant Emission Register (lodged on 3 June 2003) Mr Jamie Stone*, Alex Neil*, Mrs Margaret Smith*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr David Davidson*