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Business Bulletin No. 121 / 2003

Thursday 18th 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-360# Nicola Sturgeon: Open Source Software—That the Parliament congratulates the SNP Members of the European Parliament, their colleagues in the Green/European Free Alliance group and, in particular, Prof Neil MacCormick MEP for being at the forefront of the campaign in the European Parliament to defend the interests of the open-source software industry; notes that a number of public bodies across Europe have switched to open source software systems; further notes that the SNP group in the European Parliament has called on the EU institutions to look into switching to open source software, and considers that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body should investigate the feasibility of the Parliament making greater use of such software with a view to switching to open source software in the future.

Supported by: Mr Rob Gibson*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mark Ballard*, Alasdair Morgan*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*

*S2M-359# Shona Robison: Availability of Organ Donor Forms—That the Parliament is concerned that the scheme to include organ donor forms with voter registration forms has been halted; believes that the scheme is a successful way of recruiting badly-needed new donors as demonstrated by Dundee City Council, the only Scottish local authority that took part in the scheme, and considers that the Scottish Executive should enter into discussions with the Electoral Commission and Her Majesty's Government in order to try to resolve any legal difficulties involved in the interpretation of the Representation of the People (Amendment) Regulations 2002.

S2M-358 Dr Henry Faulds - Pioneer of Fingerprinting (lodged on 16 September 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-347 Redundancy Notices at the National Library of Scotland (lodged on 15 September 2003) Alex Neil*, Mike Pringle*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Robin Harper*, Dr Jean Turner*, Colin Fox*

S2M-346 Borders Railway Funding (lodged on 15 September 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-345 Swedish Referendum on Euro Membership (lodged on 15 September 2003) David Mundell*, Alex Johnstone*, Phil Gallie*

S2M-343# Scottish Food Fortnight (lodged on 15 September 2003) David Mundell*, Mr David Davidson*, Fergus Ewing*, Murray Tosh*, Nora Radcliffe*, Christine May*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-342# Fibromyalgia Awareness Week (lodged on 12 September 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-340# Police Guidelines in Relation to the Possession of Cannabis (lodged on 12 September 2003) Mike Pringle*

S2M-338 Condolences on Death of Anna Lindh (lodged on 11 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*, Michael McMahon*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-337 Lothian and Borders Police Force (lodged on 11 September 2003) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-335# Local Sourcing by Public Bodies (lodged on 10 September 2003) Robert Brown*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-334# Nursery Nurses (lodged on 10 September 2003) Elaine Smith*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-333# Macmillan Cancer Relief's World's Biggest Coffee Morning (lodged on 10 September 2003) Michael McMahon*, Janis Hughes*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-328 "The Place" in Glenrothes (lodged on 9 September 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*, Dr Jean Turner*, Dr Elaine Murray*

S2M-327# Fiscal Autonomy (lodged on 9 September 2003) Alex Neil*, Fiona Hyslop*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-316# Mental Health Week 2003 (lodged on 9 September 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*, Alex Neil*, Janis Hughes*, Irene Oldfather*

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

S2M-314# Peebles Sheriff Court (lodged on 9 September 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-312# Post Office Card Accounts Failure to Recognise Scottish Bank Holidays (lodged on 8 September 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-306 Chile (lodged on 8 September 2003) Alex Neil*

S2M-303# Scottish Natural Heritage (lodged on 5 September 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-291# Auxiliary Fire Units in the Highlands (lodged on 2 September 2003) Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-166# Macmillan/CAB Cancer Patient Services (lodged on 18 June 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-74# Terrestrial Trunked Radio Masts (lodged on 27 May 2003) Elaine Smith*, Frances Curran*