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Business Bulletin No. 152 / 2003

Wednesday 12th november 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-594 Mr Frank McAveety: Celebrating 150 Years of Public Libraries in Scotland-That the Parliament notes that this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Public Libraries Act in Scotland; congratulates public libraries on the diverse service they provide and, in particular, commends them for the success of the People's Network in encouraging even greater use of library facilities, and praises local authorities for the part they play in providing this service.

*S2M-593 Peter Peacock: Reforming Child Protection in Scotland-That the Parliament agrees that keeping Scotland's children and young people safe from harm and neglect must be a priority for all; agrees the importance of having a sustainable programme of reform of child protection services; notes the progress on the three-year child protection reform programme and future plans, and supports the Scottish Executive's decision to require local authorities, NHS boards and the police to review their practices in respect of child protection, take action where there are weaknesses, ensure that there are robust quality assurance processes in place and continue with initiatives to ensure that there are sufficient and well-trained social workers to meet current and projected needs.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm*

*S2M-592 Carolyn Leckie: South Lanarkshire Council's School Closures-That the Parliament is concerned by the decisions taken by South Lanarkshire Council with regard to secondary school provision; believes that these decisions were based on a flawed consultation process and flawed information, including inaccurate demographic information; further believes that the council did not take full cognisance of the community's view and, indeed, misinterpreted the nature of substantial opposition; considers that the council has not proven the benefits of such large schools as planned in East Kilbride, which are much bigger than anywhere else in South Lanarkshire; is concerned that the council has not taken sufficient cognisance of the travel problems that will ensue and has left the south of East Kilbride, which has a population on the lowest incomes in East Kilbride and the greatest housing expansion, with no secondary provision whatsoever, and considers that the Minister for Education and Young People should not approve any of South Lanarkshire's proposed closures but should recommend that the council re-opens the consultation process.

*S2M-591 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee-That the Parliament agrees that Brian Adam be appointed to replace Tricia Marwick on the Standards Committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-590 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business-

Wednesday 19 November 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 20 November 2003

9.30 am Scottish Socialist Party Business

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

12.30 pm Ministerial Statement

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Debate on Progress in Respect of Fuel Poverty in Scotland

followed by Motion on Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Wednesday 26 November 2003

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Debate on Procedures Committee 3rd Report 2003: The Founding Principles of the Scottish Parliament

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 27 November 2003

9.30 am Executive Debate on Violence Against Women

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.30 pm Question Time

3.10 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-589 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee-That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/519).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-588 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

(a) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 24 November 2003 on the Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003 (SSI 2003/519);

(b) that Stage 1 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill be completed by 12 March 2004; and

(c) that Stage 1 of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill be completed by 30 January 2004.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-587 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders-That the Parliament agrees that Rules 13.6.4 and 13.6.7 of the Standing Orders be suspended for the purpose of Question Time on Thursday 8 January 2004.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-586 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Office of the Clerk-That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk will be closed on 29, 30 and 31 December 2003.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-585 Frances Curran: Ghost Ships-That the Parliament supports the stance taken by Hartlepool Council in refusing to allow the break-up of American ghost ships, which contain toxic chemicals, in their community; recognises that these ships contain a massive amount of asbestos, a hazard to any community, and believes that these ships are not in a good condition and should be sent back immediately and not stored in a port over the winter.

*S2M-584# Jeremy Purvis: Maternity Services in the Scottish Borders-That the Parliament notes the establishment of the Short Life Expert Group on Acute Maternity Services (EGAMS); is aware of the context of falling birth rates in the regions of Scotland against which EGAMS was established; congratulates all staff who provide maternity services within NHS Borders on their work, and believes that the Scottish Executive should ensure that consultant-led maternity services at Borders General Hospital are retained.

*S2M-583 Mr Brian Monteith: Parentline Scotland-That the Parliament commends the excellent work of the volunteers and staff of Parentline Scotland; congratulates them on dealing with over 40,000 calls since inception in 1999; recognises the value of the advice that they give, and wishes them every success as they enter their fifth year in operation.

*S2M-582 Mike Pringle: Scottish Natural Heritage Vote Against Relocation-That the Parliament notes that 70% of the staff balloted by the Public and Commercial Services Union at Scottish Natural Heritage's (SNH) headquarters in Edinburgh expressed their opposition to the forced relocation to Inverness and will not transfer when their jobs move; notes that the remaining 30% will only move with improved and enhanced conditions; further notes that this lack of staff support will impose a serious threat to the long-term effectiveness and efficiency of SNH to carry out its core function of protecting Scotland's natural heritage, and calls on the Scottish Executive to stop this move before it brings the Executive's worthwhile relocation policy further into disrepute.

*S2M-581 Mike Pringle: Chemistry Week 2003-That the Parliament supports Chemistry Week from 7 to 16 November 2003 organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry; congratulates the School of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh's King's Buildings for its contribution to the week, particularly in organising the Edinburgh and Lothians Primary School Crystal Growing Competition and Public Lecture; encourages all MSPs to attend the "Science and the Parliament" event on Wednesday 12 November 2003 in the Signet Library, and recognises the significant role that science plays in all aspects of society.

S2M-580 European Network of GMO-Free Regions (lodged on 10 November 2003) Mark Ballard*, Eleanor Scott*, Patrick Harvie*, Shiona Baird*, Robin Harper*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-579 Highlands as a GM-Free Zone (lodged on 10 November 2003) Rob Gibson*, Mark Ballard*, Frances Curran*, Robin Harper*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-578# Unity Enterprise Glasgow Airport (lodged on 10 November 2003) Alex Neil*, Bill Butler*

S2M-577 Working Together for a Sustainable Scotland (lodged on 10 November 2003) Eleanor Scott*

S2M-576# Proposed Closure of Queen Mother's Hospital, Glasgow (lodged on 7 November 2003) Linda Fabiani*, Frances Curran*, Robin Harper*, Colin Fox*, Mr David Davidson*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-575 Aung San Sui Kyi (lodged on 7 November 2003) Ms Wendy Alexander*, Eleanor Scott*, Bill Butler*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Mike Pringle*, Trish Godman*

S2M-574 Scottish Opera's Financial Situation (lodged on 7 November 2003) Colin Fox*, Des McNulty*, Mike Pringle*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*, Frances Curran*

S2M-573 Quality of Services for Young Offenders (lodged on 7 November 2003) Stewart Stevenson*, Colin Fox*, Robert Brown*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Sandra White*, Robin Harper*, Mike Pringle*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-572 Scottish Football Writers' Association (lodged on 7 November 2003) Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Bill Butler*, Rob Gibson*, Eleanor Scott*, Margaret Jamieson*, Ms Sandra White*, Robin Harper*, Mike Pringle*, Frances Curran*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Trish Godman*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-571 Visit of George W Bush (lodged on 7 November 2003) Bill Butler*, Mike Pringle*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-570# Abuse of Older People (lodged on 6 November 2003) Alex Neil*, Rob Gibson*

S2M-569# Economic Potential of the Renewable Energy Industry (lodged on 6 November 2003) Mr Richard Baker*

S2M-565# From Oxgangs to Africa Housing Initiative (lodged on 5 November 2003) Mike Pringle*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-564# World AIDS Day 2003 (lodged on 5 November 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Richard Baker*, Mike Pringle*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-563# Sustainable Development in Education (lodged on 5 November 2003) Rob Gibson*

S2M-558 Support for the Firefighters (lodged on 4 November 2003) Rob Gibson*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-555# MS Standards of Care (lodged on 4 November 2003) Fiona Hyslop*, Frances Curran*, Shiona Baird*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-553# European Parliament Seat Numbers (lodged on 4 November 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-552# Alternatives to New Forth Crossing (lodged on 4 November 2003) Rob Gibson*

S2M-551 Glasgow Black History Month (lodged on 4 November 2003) Marilyn Livingstone*, Frances Curran*

S2M-544# Access to Terrestrial TV Channels in Rural Areas (lodged on 4 November 2003) Eleanor Scott*, Rob Gibson*

S2M-542 Maggie's Centre Glasgow - First Birthday (lodged on 3 November 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-538# MMR Vaccine (lodged on 31 October 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-516# Asthma Care in Scotland (lodged on 28 October 2003) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-511# Review of Maternity Services in Glasgow (lodged on 24 October 2003) Bruce Crawford*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-503 British Baker of the Year - Brownings the Bakers Kilmarnock (lodged on 16 October 2003) Mr Richard Baker*

S2M-488 United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (lodged on 9 October 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-481# Women's Social and Political Union (lodged on 9 October 2003) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-474# Horse Racing Industry in Scotland (lodged on 8 October 2003) John Scott*

S2M-417# Royal Mail Withdrawal from Use of Rail (lodged on 26 September 2003) Mr Richard Baker*

 

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