Business Bulletin 49/2004
Wednesday 17 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-1052 Ms Margaret Curran: Action to Promote Women in Scotland-That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the report of the Strategic Group on Women, Improving the Position of Women in Scotland: An Agenda for Action, and urges all individuals and organisations that have an influence on the lives of women in Scotland to work together for the benefit of the whole of Scottish society, to deliver more opportunities for all women and greater recognition of the contribution women make through paid and unpaid work to the economic and social well-being of the country.
Supported by: Mrs Mary Mulligan*
*S2M-1051 Roseanna Cunningham: GM Crops-That the Parliament notes the recommendations of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee's report GM Foods - Evaluating the Farm Scale Trials; believes that the cultivation of Chardon LL maize should not be considered in Scotland until a full inquiry has been undertaken into the potential commercial, environmental and health impacts of such an introduction, and believes that, pending the outcome of such an inquiry, all existing legal powers should be used to block the approval of Chardon LL maize in keeping with the precautionary principle.
*S2M-1050 Fergus Ewing: Abolition of Council Tax-That the Parliament believes that the council tax should be abolished and replaced with a fair system of local income taxation based on ability to pay; notes that the Partnership Agreement published on 15 May 2003 included a commitment to establish an independent review of local government finance; further notes, however, that no such review has been established, and calls on the Scottish Executive to honour its commitment by establishing the review forthwith under an independent chair and reporting back to the Parliament by the end of 2004.
*S2M-1049 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-
(a) the following programme of business-
Wednesday 24 March 2004
Thursday 25 March 2004
Wednesday 31 March 2004
Thursday 1 April 2004
and (b) that consideration of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 4 June 2004.
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-1048 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 17 March 2004-
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-1048.1 Bill Aitken: Business Motion-As an amendment to motion (S2M-1048) in the name of Patricia Ferguson, insert at end "and the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 18 March 2004-
Supported by: Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Margaret Mitchell*, Mr David Davidson*, David Mundell*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Alex Johnstone*, Phil Gallie*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Alex Fergusson*
*S2M-1048.2 Carolyn Leckie: Business Motion-As an amendment to motion (S2M-1048) in the name of Patricia Ferguson, leave out from "insert" to end and insert-
Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Frances Curran*, Colin Fox*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Robin Harper*, Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*, Mark Ballard*
*S2M-1047 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI-That the Parliament agrees that the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2004 be approved.
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-1046 Bristow Muldoon: Livingston FC-That the Parliament congratulates the players, staff and supporters at Livingston Football Club for their success in winning the Scottish League Cup on Sunday 14 March 2004; recognises that winning one of the main three trophies in Scottish football is a remarkable achievement for such a young club, and believes that the victory can provide a great boost to the club in what has been a difficult period.
Supported by: Michael McMahon*, Mark Ballard*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Stewart Stevenson*, Brian Adam*, Murray Tosh*, Maureen Macmillan*, Ms Sandra White*, Colin Fox*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Bill Butler*, Karen Gillon*, Scott Barrie*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Trish Godman*, Fiona Hyslop*
S2M-1045 Congratulations to Monikie Primary School (lodged on 15 March 2004) Murdo Fraser*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Shiona Baird*, Robin Harper*, Mrs Nanette Milne*
S2M-1037 Retention of Recommended Retail Price (lodged on 10 March 2004) Shiona Baird*
S2M-1036 Adoption of Fair Trade Policy by the Salvation Army (lodged on 10 March 2004) Nora Radcliffe*
S2M-1035 Proposed Closure of Midlothian Primary Schools (lodged on 10 March 2004) Shiona Baird*
S2M-1034 Holyrood Inquiry (lodged on 10 March 2004) Campbell Martin*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Elaine Smith*
S2M-1030 Voluntary GM Ban (lodged on 9 March 2004) Carolyn Leckie*
S2M-1028 Protection of Aucheninnes Moss (lodged on 9 March 2004) Alasdair Morgan*, Nora Radcliffe*
S2M-1024 WRVS "Make It Count" (lodged on 11 March 2004) Shiona Baird*, Nora Radcliffe*
S2M-1018 Stobhill Hospital (lodged on 9 March 2004) Frances Curran*
S2M-1016 Non-Gender-Specific Rape as a Crime in Scotland (lodged on 9 March 2004) Nora Radcliffe*
S2M-1015# Support Service for Victims of Trafficking (lodged on 9 March 2004) Shiona Baird*
S2M-1009 National Science Week 12 to 21 March 2004 (lodged on 8 March 2004) Eleanor Scott*
S2M-991 A New Order for Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow (lodged on 3 March 2004) Miss Annabel Goldie*
S2M-978 BT Internet Green X Code (lodged on 27 February 2004) Miss Annabel Goldie*
S2M-575 Aung San Sui Kyi (lodged on 7 November 2003) Murray Tosh*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*