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Business Bulletin No. 71 / 2004

Wednesday 28th 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-1220 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill - Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees that, during the Stage 3 proceedings of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (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 35 minutes

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

Groups 5 to 8 - no later than 1 hour 35 minutes

Groups 9 to 13 - no later than 1 hour 55 minutes

Motion to pass the Bill - no later than 2 hours 25 minutes

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1219 Cathy Jamieson: Reducing Reoffending - Improving the Effectiveness of Custodial and Non-Custodial Sentences-That the Parliament notes the publication of Reduce, Rehabilitate, Reform - A Consultation on Reducing Reoffending in Scotland and recognises the need for significant improvement and change in the management of offenders serving custodial and non-custodial sentences in order to reduce reoffending and step up the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S2M-1218 Nicola Sturgeon: European Constitution-That the Parliament calls on Her Majesty's Government to negotiate out of the draft EU Constitution the clause stipulating that the European Union shall have exclusive competence over the conservation of marine biological resources under the common fisheries policy, and ensure that the final draft of the Constitution is not detrimental to Scottish interests.

*S2M-1217 Brian Adam: Aberdeen Schools' Chess Success-That the Parliament congratulates the two teams from Aberdeen who came first and third at the Girls Team and Individual Chess Championships in Dunkeld and commends the players from Smithfield, Middlefield, Quarryhill, Bramble Brae and St Margaret's schools for their efforts.

*S2M-1216 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

(a) the following programme of business-

 

Wednesday 5 May 2004

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

Thursday 6 May 2004

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 of the National Health Service Reform (Scotland) Bill

12 noon First Minister's Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time-

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport;

Justice and Law Officers;

General Questions

3.00 pm Executive Debate on Scotland's Beaches - A National Resource

followed by Nomination of Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members' Business

and (b) that the period for lodging questions for First Minister's Question Time on 6 May 2004 should end at 2 pm on Friday 30 April 2004; and the period for lodging questions for First Minister's Question Time on 3 June 2004 should end at 4 pm on Thursday 27 May 2004.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1215 Robin Harper: Hate Crime Against Disabled People-That the Parliament notes with concern the findings of the recent Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and Capability Scotland report, Hate Crime Against Disabled People in Scotland: A Survey Report; deplores the fact that significant numbers of disabled people endure sometimes repeated criminal acts motivated by prejudice, such as intimidation, threats and even physical violence; notes the high level of support for a change in the law to combat crimes motivated by prejudice and malice against disabled people, and calls on the Working Group on Hate Crime, convened by the Scottish Executive, to take the findings of the DRC and Capability Scotland report fully into account when considering responses to its current consultation.

Supported by: Eleanor Scott*, Shiona Baird*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Murray Tosh*, Christine Grahame*, Bill Butler*, Paul Martin*, Fergus Ewing*, Mark Ballard*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Michael McMahon*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*

*S2M-1214# Bill Butler: Stamping Out Racism in Football-That the Parliament condemns all racist incidents in and around football at every level; welcomes the work of "Show Racism the Red Card" in spreading the message amongst players and fans that racial discrimination within the game must be stamped out, and considers that the 42 Scottish Premier League and Football League clubs should sign up to the UEFA Ten Point Plan which sets out a framework for action to challenge racism in football.

Supported by: Tricia Marwick*, Paul Martin*, Linda Fabiani*, Alex Neil*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Christine May*, Sarah Boyack*, Maureen Macmillan*, Marlyn Glen*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Des McNulty*, Michael McMahon*, Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Sandra White*, Mike Watson*, Robin Harper*, Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Margaret Jamieson*

*S2M-1213 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI-That the Parliament agrees that the draft Community Right to Buy (Definition of Excluded Land) (Scotland) Order 2004 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1212 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI-That the Parliament agrees that the draft Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Travel Notification Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2004 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1211 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 Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Witnesses in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2004 (SSI 2004/152).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1210 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 Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2004 (SSI 2004/149).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1209 Patricia Ferguson on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion-That the Parliament agrees-

(a) that consideration of the School Education (Ministerial Powers and Independent Schools) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 25 June 2004; and

(b) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 7 May 2004 on the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2004 (SSI 2004/149) and on the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors and Witnesses in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2004 (SSI 2004/152).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-1208# Bill Butler: Back to School Day-That the Parliament welcomes the "Back to School Day" campaign organised by the Global Campaign for Education, a coalition of local and international non-government organisations and trade unions from 180 countries, including Oxfam, Save the Children and the EIS; notes that the campaign highlights the 100 million children throughout the world with no access to education, two thirds of whom are girls and young women, and that one quarter of the total adult population of the developing world cannot read or write; recognises that a basic, free education is a human right; commends the pupils of Corpus Christi Primary School in Knightswood, Glasgow, and, indeed, all Scottish school pupils who participated in "Back to School Day" on 23 April 2004, and believes that the Scottish Executive should do all in its power, along with Westminster and governments worldwide, to support basic, free education in the developing world.

S2M-1207 Congratulations to the Solway Sharks (lodged on 26 April 2004) Alex Fergusson*

S2M-1205 Identity Cards (lodged on 26 April 2004) Frances Curran*, Tommy Sheridan*, Colin Fox*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-1203 Foster Care Fortnight (lodged on 26 April 2004) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-1200 10th Anniversary of Democracy in South Africa (lodged on 26 April 2004) Sarah Boyack*, Bill Butler*, Christine May*, Tricia Marwick*, Susan Deacon*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Maureen Macmillan*, Marlyn Glen*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Eleanor Scott*, Michael McMahon*, Fiona Hyslop*, Ms Sandra White*, Robert Brown*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Elaine Smith*, Margaret Jamieson*

S2M-1199 Closure of the Queen Mother's Hospital (lodged on 26 April 2004) Ms Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*, Alex Fergusson*, Mike Watson*, Margaret Mitchell*

*S2M-1199.1 Carolyn Leckie: Closure of the Queen Mother's Hospital-As an amendment to motion (S2M-1199) in the name of Pauline McNeill, insert at end "and further believes that there continues to be a need for consultant obstetric services on an adult acute site on the south side of Glasgow and that strategies to ensure the continuation and improvement of all existing consultant maternity sites must be found."

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-1198 Queen Anne High School and Fife Miners' Banner (lodged on 26 April 2004) Christine May*, Jackie Baillie*, Mike Watson*, Bruce Crawford*, Robin Harper*, Margaret Jamieson*

S2M-1197# 1911 and 1921 Census Records (lodged on 26 April 2004) Fergus Ewing*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-1196 Amnesty for Poll Tax Debts (lodged on 23 April 2004) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-1195 Private Prisons (lodged on 22 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-1194# Recognition of Jack Vettriano (lodged on 22 April 2004) Fergus Ewing*

S2M-1193 St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Gibraltar (lodged on 22 April 2004) Dr Elaine Murray*

S2M-1192 Three New Primary Schools in the Falkirk Area (lodged on 22 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-1191 Joint Marine Programme - The Tangle of the Clyde Report (lodged on 22 April 2004) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1189 Congratulations to Dunfermline Athletic Football Club (lodged on 21 April 2004) Bill Butler*, Colin Fox*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Christine May*, Murray Tosh*, Phil Gallie*, Tricia Marwick*, Jackie Baillie*, Mike Watson*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-1187# Promoting Timber Buildings (lodged on 21 April 2004) Mark Ballard*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-1186 Death of Ronnie Simpson (lodged on 21 April 2004) Bill Butler*, Colin Fox*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-1183# Closure of Queen Mother's Hospital (lodged on 20 April 2004) Fiona Hyslop*, Alex Fergusson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Bill Aitken*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Murray Tosh*

S2M-1179 Nursery Nurses' Just Pay Claim (lodged on 19 April 2004) Frances Curran*, Tommy Sheridan*, Colin Fox*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-1176# Abolish Prescription Charges (lodged on 19 April 2004) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-1175 Global Campaign for Education's Biggest Ever Lobby of Politicians and Legislatures (lodged on 16 April 2004) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-1174 Recycling in Glasgow (lodged on 16 April 2004) Shiona Baird*

S2M-1171# Fair Trade Footballs (lodged on 15 April 2004) Sarah Boyack*

S2M-1162 Sustainable Development Commission Report (lodged on 13 April 2004) Eleanor Scott*, Shiona Baird*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-1157 Congratulations to Torryburn Primary School (lodged on 8 April 2004) Tricia Marwick*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Christine May*, Mike Watson*, Bruce Crawford*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-1151# Posthumous Pardon for Suffragette Prisoners (lodged on 2 April 2004) Shiona Baird*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-1145# Threat to Jobs at TransBus International (lodged on 1 April 2004) Sarah Boyack*, Bill Butler*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-1144# Chiropody Care (lodged on 1 April 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Shona Robison*

S2M-1138 The Kenny Macintyre Media Centre (lodged on 31 March 2004) John Scott*

S2M-1113# Amnesty International's Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women (lodged on 29 March 2004) Sarah Boyack*

 

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