Business Bulletin No. 68 / 2004
Friday 23rd April 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-1195 Michael Matheson: Private Prisons-That the Parliament notes the important progress that has been made by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) "Bridging the Gap" project and, in particular, the constructive relationship that has developed between the SPS and trade union partners to bid for a second new prison; regrets the decision by the Scottish Executive to contract out the first new build prison to the private sector, therefore denying the public sector the opportunity to openly compete for an important public sector service, and calls on the Executive to reconsider this decision.
*S2M-1194# Scott Barrie: Recognition of Jack Vettriano-That the Parliament notes the increasing popularity, both at home and abroad, of the Fife-born and bred artist Jack Vettriano; notes the sale by auction of his most recognised work, "The Singing Butler", for a record amount for a painting sold in Scotland by a Scottish artist; notes with dismay that not one of his works appears in any of our national galleries, and believes that at least one of his paintings should be obtained by one of our national institutions to recognise his contemporary popularity and national significance.
Supported by: Christine May*, Janis Hughes*, Rhona Brankin*
*S2M-1193 Mike Rumbles: St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Gibraltar-That the Parliament notes that May 2004 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Gibraltar; recognises the valuable contribution that the church makes to the lives of members of the British military population and other expatriates in Gibraltar, and wishes it success with the numerous events that it has planned this year to celebrate the anniversary.
*S2M-1192 Michael Matheson: Three New Primary Schools in the Falkirk Area-That the Parliament congratulates Falkirk Council on its decision to build three new primary schools at Stenhousemuir, Larbert and Maddiston; notes that these three new schools will be built without the use of PPP/PFI, and welcomes the fact that the new schools will be owned by the residents of Falkirk District, unlike the five schools built by the previous New Labour administration.
*S2M-1191 Robin Harper: Joint Marine Programme - The Tangle of the Clyde Report-That the Parliament welcomes the report by the Joint Marine Programme, The Tangle of the Clyde, revealing the historic mismanagement of the Firth of Clyde and highlighting the tangled web of conflicting and confusing legislation that affects all of Scotland's seas and coasts; notes the unacceptable free-for-all, rather than coherent legal basis, by which the seas are managed; notes the importance of the seas to the Scottish economy; supports the call for a Marine Act for Scotland, and calls on the Scottish Executive to take on board the results of this new report in its current consultation on the marine environment in the interests of protecting and restoring both marine life and the livelihoods of coastal communities.
Supported by: Campbell Martin*, Alex Neil*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Patrick Harvie*, Ms Sandra White*, Eleanor Scott*, Mark Ballard*
*S2M-1190 Jeremy Purvis: Borders Adult Learner and Students Association-That the Parliament welcomes Adult Learners' Week as a recognition of the value of learning opportunities across all age groups for individuals and society; applauds those who overcome personal challenges in accessing learning opportunities in adulthood; is aware that there are many reasons why such opportunities are accessed, for example personal or career development; recognises that there are significant barriers to such access, for example transport, accessing childcare and cost; congratulates Borders Adult Learner and Students Association (BALSA) on raising the profile of adult learning in the Borders, and is pleased to acknowledge BALSA's conference on Saturday 8 May 2004 as the start of the process of breaking down the barriers to accessing adult learning opportunities.
S2M-1189 Congratulations to Dunfermline Athletic Football Club (lodged on 21 April 2004) Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1188 Future of Clyde Boat Building and Marine Facilities (lodged on 21 April 2004) Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1187# Promoting Timber Buildings (lodged on 21 April 2004) Michael Matheson*, Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1186 Death of Ronnie Simpson (lodged on 21 April 2004) Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1183# Closure of Queen Mother's Hospital (lodged on 20 April 2004) Michael Matheson*, Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1178 Congratulations to Fife Constabulary (lodged on 19 April 2004) Alex Johnstone*
S2M-1177 National Gallery of Modern Art (lodged on 19 April 2004) Mr Brian Monteith*, Colin Fox*
S2M-1175 Global Campaign for Education's Biggest Ever Lobby of Politicians and Legislatures (lodged on 16 April 2004) Marlyn Glen*
S2M-1174 Recycling in Glasgow (lodged on 16 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Marlyn Glen*
S2M-1171# Fair Trade Footballs (lodged on 15 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, John Swinburne*, Marlyn Glen*
S2M-1170# Support for Scottish Renewables (lodged on 15 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1166 Lack of Outdoor Education Policy (lodged on 14 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1165# Shirley McKie (lodged on 14 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Adam Ingram*, John Swinburne*, Michael Matheson*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*
S2M-1164 Flood Management Research (lodged on 14 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1163 Environmental Audit (lodged on 13 April 2004) John Swinburne*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1162 Sustainable Development Commission Report (lodged on 13 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1161 Suffragette Pardon (lodged on 13 April 2004) Colin Fox*, Mr Adam Ingram*, John Swinburne*
S2M-1160 BBC Scotland Local TV News Bulletins (lodged on 13 April 2004) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, John Swinburne*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1157 Congratulations to Torryburn Primary School (lodged on 8 April 2004) John Swinburne*
S2M-1156# Siting of New Transport Agency in Glasgow (lodged on 7 April 2004) John Swinburne*, Bill Aitken*
S2M-1155 Launch of the Gretna-Lockerbie-Annan Economic Regeneration Prospectus (lodged on 6 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1154 Kenny Richey, a Scot on Death Row (lodged on 5 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mike Pringle*
S2M-1153 Support for the Scots Language (lodged on 5 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1152 Harris Superquarry (lodged on 2 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1151# Posthumous Pardon for Suffragette Prisoners (lodged on 2 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Matheson*, Karen Whitefield*, Cathie Craigie*
S2M-1150 Respite Care for Young Disabled Persons in Forth Valley (lodged on 2 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1149 Sellafield Clean Up (lodged on 2 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1148 Fire-Safe Cigarettes (lodged on 2 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Matheson*
S2M-1147 Threat to TransBus Plants at Larbert and Camelon (lodged on 1 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, John Swinburne*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1137# Standard Life Job Losses (lodged on 31 March 2004) Margo MacDonald*, John Swinburne*
S2M-1136# Scotland's Equine Sports Industry (lodged on 31 March 2004) John Swinburne*
S2M-1132.2 Chardon LL Maize (lodged on 1 April 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1130 218 Time Out Centre, Glasgow (lodged on 31 March 2004) Marlyn Glen*
S2M-1127 GATS and Water (lodged on 30 March 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Marlyn Glen*
S2M-1113# Amnesty International's Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women (lodged on 29 March 2004) John Swinburne*
S2M-1108# North East Regional Sports Facilities (lodged on 25 March 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mike Pringle*
S2M-1105 Congratulations to the Young People of Middlefield for their Bus Shelter Artwork (lodged on 25 March 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1092 Campsie Memorial Hall Premature Closure (lodged on 23 March 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1028 Protection of Aucheninnes Moss (lodged on 9 March 2004) Mr Brian Monteith*, Mary Scanlon*, John Scott*, Phil Gallie*, Margaret Mitchell*
S2M-916# Fuel Prices in Rural Scotland (lodged on 13 February 2004) John Swinburne*