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Business Bulletin No. 40/2004

Thursday 4 March 2004

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-994# Johann Lamont: Report on Responses to Prostitution-That the Parliament notes and welcomes the report A Critical Examination of Responses to Prostitution in Four Countries, commissioned by Glasgow Routes Out Social Inclusion Partnership; welcomes the contribution it makes to the debate on strategies to tackle prostitution; recognises that the report provides evidence that legalisation or regulation of prostitution does not create any safer an environment for women involved in prostitution and that the Swedish approach, where there are legal penalties for those men who create the demand for prostitutes, offers a realistic alternative; welcomes the report's evidence that highlights the importance both of protecting women and of challenging those men who use prostitutes; confirms that prostitution is a form of abuse and that all strategies must understand the importance of recognising and tackling this abuse, and believes that the Scottish Executive Working Group on Prostitution should take proper account of this report's findings in its deliberations.

*S2M-993 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during the Stage 3 proceedings of the Vulnerable Witnesses (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 Stage 3 begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress)

Groups 1 and 2 - no later than 45 minutes

Groups 3 and 4 - no later than 1 hour 10 minutes

Group 5 - no later than 1 hour 30 minutes

Groups 6 and 7 - no later than 1 hour 45 minutes

Group 8 - no later than 2 hours

Groups 9 to 11 - no later than 2 hours 30 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 3 hours 20 minutes

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-992 Helen Eadie: NHS Fife and NHS Tayside "Keep Yer Shirt On" Project-That the Parliament congratulates NHS Fife and NHS Tayside on their successful skin cancer awareness project "Keep Yer Shirt On", designed to raise the awareness in children of the need to protect skin from ultraviolet (UV) light and, in particular, welcomes their partnership with the relevant councils to encourage pre-school establishments to adopt sun awareness policies which include the prevention of future cases of skin cancer through the continued education of young people on the risks of exposure to UV light.

*S2M-991 Trish Godman: A New Order for Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow-That the Parliament congratulates the management and workforce of Ferguson Shipbuilders, Port Glasgow, for winning the contract to build a vessel for the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency; believes that ministers and the officials of the agency, by placing this important order with the Port Glasgow shipyard, have shown a commendable confidence in the men and women who are employed at the yard, who rightly have an excellent reputation for the building of first-class, specialist ships, and looks forward to the yard securing other such orders in the years to come.

*S2M-990 Mr Duncan McNeil: Ofgem Scottish Office-That the Parliament welcomes Ofgem's recent announcement that the Ofgem office in Scotland is central to its efforts to protect the interests of Scottish gas and electricity consumers and calls on Ofgem to work with the Scottish Executive to ensure that Scotland's targets for renewable energy, energy efficiency and fuel poverty can be met at the earliest opportunity and at the lowest cost to consumers.

*S2M-988 Jeremy Purvis: Higher Education in the Borders-That the Parliament recognises the very high standard of education provided in the Scottish Borders and the high percentage of school leavers that enter into further and higher education; welcomes the applications for major investment in the further education sector for the redevelopment of Borders College, which will provide state-of-the-art facilities in Galashiels, Hawick and wider access in all other parts of the Borders; congratulates the college and other partners, including Heriot-Watt University, on their partnership working; expresses serious concern, however, that Heriot-Watt University may wish to withdraw textile design courses from the Netherdale Campus and relocate these to Edinburgh, and expresses further concern that such a move would be wholly detrimental to the partnership working that has developed and damaging to the creation of a centre of excellence in education in Netherdale for both further and higher education, founded on 130 years of provision of training and education in textiles.

*S2M-982*#* Colin Fox: Twentieth Anniversary of the Miners' Strike-That the Parliament recalls the historic events of the 1984-85 miners' strike which began 20 years ago this month; believes that, looking back, it was not only the most bitter political division in post-war Britain but also a turning point in politics, and believes that the defeat of the National Union of Mineworkers, after a brave and heroic struggle, ushered in two decades of unremitting attack on the rights of working people, their trade unions, their employment rights and their communities and had far-reaching political consequences across the world.

S2M-981 Support for Nursery Nurses (lodged on 1 March 2004) Campbell Martin*, Ms Sandra White*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Bruce McFee*

S2M-979# The Role of the Higher and Further Education Sector in Attracting Fresh Talent (lodged on 27 February 2004) Frances Curran*

S2M-978 BT Internet Green X Code (lodged on 27 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-977# Nursery Nurses' Pay and Conditions (lodged on 27 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*, Susan Deacon*, Cathy Peattie*

S2M-976 LGBT Youth Scotland National Gathering, 5 to 7 March 2004 (lodged on 27 February 2004) Chris Ballance*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-975 Gift Aid (lodged on 27 February 2004) Shona Robison*, Alex Neil*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Robin Harper*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

*S2M-974.1 Mark Ballard: Civil Contingencies Bill - UK Legislation-As an amendment to motion (S2M-974) in the name of Cathy Jamieson, leave out from "and" to end and insert "but does not agree that the relevant provisions in the Bill should be considered by the UK Parliament because it considers that there are certain key elements of the Bill, such as the definition of an emergency in the Bill, that must be fully debated in the Scottish Parliament before it can consider a further Sewel motion on the issue."

S2M-972# Millennium Development Goals (lodged on 27 February 2004) Margaret Jamieson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Michael Matheson*, Murray Tosh*, Chris Ballance*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Susan Deacon*, Bill Butler*, Marlyn Glen*, Mark Ballard*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Cathie Craigie*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-971# World Health Organisation's Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 (lodged on 26 February 2004) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-970# Association of University Teachers' Industrial Dispute and Strike Action (lodged on 26 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-964 Maryhill Citizens Advice Bureau's Initiative for Asylum Seekers (lodged on 26 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-962 Highland Peace Movement (lodged on 26 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-961# Landfill at Greengairs (lodged on 26 February 2004) Scott Barrie*, Shiona Baird*, Margaret Jamieson*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Elaine Smith*

*S2M-961.1# Mark Ballard: Landfill at Greengairs-As an amendment to motion (S2M-961) in the name of Karen Whitefield, insert at end "and considers that the First Minister should intervene to stop this new landfill site as a way of demonstrating that the commitment he made to environmental justice at Greengairs two years ago is matched by action."

S2M-960 Support for Scottish Farmed Salmon Industry (lodged on 26 February 2004) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-955# A Recipe for Disaster (lodged on 24 February 2004) Margaret Jamieson*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Patrick Harvie*, Mike Pringle*, Fiona Hyslop*, Ms Sandra White*, Dr Jean Turner*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-941# Association of University Teachers Industrial Action (lodged on 24 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-939# Stop Violence Against Women (lodged on 24 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-927 GM Crops (lodged on 19 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-925 Johnstone Hospital (lodged on 19 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-924 Hull City Council (lodged on 19 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-921 Asthma in Scotland (lodged on 18 February 2004) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-920# Community Right to Oppose Supermarket Developments (lodged on 17 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-919 Aberdeen Social Work Funding Crisis (lodged on 17 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-913# Commonwealth Day 2004 (lodged on 12 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-912 British Heart Foundation "How Big is Your Heart" Campaign (lodged on 12 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-911# Airborne Initiative (lodged on 12 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-910 Smoking and Fertility (lodged on 12 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-909# Financial Management of Further Education Colleges (lodged on 12 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-900 Good Luck Message to Scottish Schools Debating Team (lodged on 10 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-874 Support for Scottish Community Drama Association (lodged on 5 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-861# Use of Electoral Register in Edinburgh Referendum on Congestion Charging (lodged on 4 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-850# Tackling Debt (lodged on 3 February 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-816# The Importance of Modern Language Learning (lodged on 23 January 2004) Cathie Craigie*, Mike Watson*, Christine May*, Bill Butler*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Margaret Jamieson*, Marilyn Livingstone*