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Business Bulletin No. 81 / 2004

Thursday 13th May 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-1304# Bill Butler: Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital-That the Parliament acknowledges the pioneering work carried out at the in-patient unit of the Centre for Integrative Care at Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital in Glasgow Anniesland; notes that this service offers treatment for people with difficult chronic problems and is based on a multi-disciplinary "whole person care" model; recognises the excellent results achieved and the cost-effectiveness of this approach; welcomes research that clearly shows the substantial relief of suffering effected; believes that this unique example of patient-centred care, education and research deserves to be imitated; views with dismay reports that this service is to be closed by Greater Glasgow NHS Board in order to achieve cost savings; opposes any such proposal, and considers that the Scottish Executive should support the continuation of appropriate homeopathic care within the NHS.

Supported by: Bristow Muldoon*, Richard Baker*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Mike Watson*

*S2M-1303 Trish Godman: Erskine Hospital-That the Parliament commends the dedicated service given by all members of staff at Erskine Hospital to the veterans who reside at the hospital, some of whom were actively engaged in the victorious campaign against fascism some 60 years ago; believes that we all owe a debt of honour to these former members of the armed services, and readily acknowledges that, at the "Erskine", they are as well looked after as their international compatriots in the very best veterans' villages elsewhere in the Commonwealth.

*S2M-1302 Trish Godman: The Turning of the Tide Against Nazism-That the Parliament wishes to place on record its abiding gratefulness to those fellow Scots who, some 60 years ago along with their compatriots from the allied nations, turned the tide and destroyed the evil of Nazism and fascism in Europe and, in bringing an end to that terrible war, assisted with the new accord within Europe that has eventually, and not without struggle of a different kind, led to the European Union of 25 nations, based upon equality and fraternity that has, as one of its major aims, the elimination of poverty within its member states and elsewhere in the world.

*S2M-1301 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Ragwort Control-That the Parliament recognises the danger posed by ragwort to horses, cattle and sheep; acknowledges the distress and suffering caused to livestock by the ingestion of ragwort; recognises the distress and financial burden such poisonings create for livestock owners; welcomes, and recognises the importance of, the Ragwort Control Act 2003 which covers England and Wales, and calls on the Scottish Executive to introduce a similar measure to the Parliament at the earliest opportunity.

*S2M-1300# Cathy Peattie: Zero Tolerance to Fire Deaths-That the Parliament recommends the promotion of a culture of zero tolerance of all preventable fire deaths, that is deaths, including those resulting from arson attacks, that could be prevented by the adoption by local fire and rescue authorities of effective planning and strategies for prevention, detection and emergency intervention and considers that all fire and rescue authorities in Scotland should work towards this goal through proper strategic integrated risk management planning that combines the most effective mix of prevention, detection and intervention measures aimed at securing zero fire deaths.

*S2M-1299 Mr Jamie McGrigor: Gulbenkian Museum of the Year Award Prize-That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on winning the 2004 Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year with its outstanding "Landform" landscape structure and applauds the National Galleries of Scotland for  its commitment to excellence and exciting and innovative exhibitions and its contribution to the cultural life of Scotland. 

*S2M-1298 Irene Oldfather: UNICEF Baby Friendly Award - Oxenward Surgery, Kilwinning-That the Parliament congratulates Oxenward Surgery in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, on being awarded the prestigious UNICEF "Baby Friendly in the Community" award; notes that the surgery is the first GP practice in Scotland to win the international accolade; is aware that the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative was set up as a global programme by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation to improve standards of care provided for all mothers and babies; notes that in the United Kingdom the initiative works with health professionals to ensure that mothers and babies receive high quality support to enable successful breastfeeding; commends Oxenward Surgery for holding the presentation ceremony on 11 May 2004, during National Breastfeeding Awareness Week; recognises the hard work of all staff at Oxenward Surgery in achieving this international recognition, and hopes that many more GP surgeries in Scotland will follow suit and seek to provide quality support services for new mothers and babies.

*S2M-1297 Sarah Boyack: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Gulbenkian Prize-That the Parliament warmly congratulates the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art on winning the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year for the gallery's "Landform" exhibition by Charles Jencks; applauds Charles Jencks for his wonderful centrepiece at the gallery; welcomes the recognition for this innovative and inspiring project, and notes the achievement in winning this award against competition throughout the United Kingdom.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin*, Christine May*, Susan Deacon*, Mike Watson*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*

S2M-1296 Christian Aid Week (lodged on 11 May 2004) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Shiona Baird*, Richard Baker*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mark Ballard*, Rosie Kane*, Mike Rumbles*, Michael McMahon*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Christine Grahame*, Tricia Marwick*, Brian Adam*, Karen Gillon*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Robert Brown*, Linda Fabiani*, Margaret Jamieson*, Robin Harper*, Pauline McNeill*, Rhona Brankin*, Bruce Crawford*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-1294# Recognition of Elder Abuse (lodged on 10 May 2004) Brian Adam*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Rob Gibson*, Campbell Martin*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Shona Robison*, Dr Jean Turner*, Tricia Marwick*, Alex Johnstone*, Murray Tosh*, Robert Brown*, Linda Fabiani*, Robin Harper*

S2M-1292# Arrhythmia Awareness Week (lodged on 7 May 2004) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1291 Thiomersal in Vaccines (lodged on 7 May 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-1289 Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital - Centre for Integrative Care (lodged on 7 May 2004) Alex Fergusson*, Dr Jean Turner*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-1288 ME Awareness Day (lodged on 7 May 2004) Murray Tosh*, Fergus Ewing*, Murdo Fraser*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Shona Robison*, Phil Gallie*, Shiona Baird*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mark Ballard*, Rosie Kane*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr David Davidson*, Tricia Marwick*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Alex Johnstone*, Brian Adam*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Linda Fabiani*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Watson*, Carolyn Leckie*, Robin Harper*, John Scott*, Margo MacDonald*, Bruce Crawford*

S2M-1287 National Condom Week 10 to 16 May 2004 (lodged on 7 May 2004) Eleanor Scott*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Keith Raffan*, Chris Ballance*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Colin Fox*, Shiona Baird*, Dr Jean Turner*, Rosie Kane*, Christine May*, Richard Lochhead*, Margaret Jamieson*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Watson*, Linda Fabiani*, Rhona Brankin*, Pauline McNeill*

S2M-1286# Eviction of Asylum Seekers (lodged on 6 May 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Dr Jean Turner*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-1285# Minor Title Newspaper Access to Royal Mail Night Flights (lodged on 6 May 2004) Mike Watson*, Bill Butler*, Karen Whitefield*

S2M-1284# Carers' Week (lodged on 6 May 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Alex Fergusson*, Dr Jean Turner*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Fergus Ewing*, Bill Butler*, Irene Oldfather*, Rhona Brankin*, Karen Whitefield*

S2M-1283# Recognition of Skin Disease as a Chronic Condition (lodged on 6 May 2004) Irene Oldfather*, Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1282# Regulation of Care (lodged on 6 May 2004) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1281# Breakthrough Breast Cancer's Decision to Reject Nestlé Deal (lodged on 6 May 2004) Dr Jean Turner*, Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1280# National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2004 (lodged on 6 May 2004) Dr Jean Turner*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Susan Deacon*, Irene Oldfather*, Rhona Brankin*, Karen Whitefield*

S2M-1279# Epilepsy Awareness (lodged on 6 May 2004) Alex Fergusson*, Dr Jean Turner*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Irene Oldfather*, Rhona Brankin*, Karen Whitefield*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S2M-1269 Congratulations to Nicola Benedetti (lodged on 5 May 2004) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-1268 Airdrie United Football Club (lodged on 5 May 2004) Richard Baker*, Mike Watson*

S2M-1265 National Pet Week - 1 to 9 May 2004 (lodged on 4 May 2004) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-1264 Congratulations to Julie Fleeting (lodged on 4 May 2004) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1260 Acclaim for National Trust for Scotland Site at Culloden (lodged on 4 May 2004) Mary Scanlon*, Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1256 Young Musician of the Year Award (lodged on 4 May 2004) Mary Scanlon*

S2M-1248 Condemnation of Post Office Closures in Aberdeen (lodged on 4 May 2004) Jim Mather*, Alex Johnstone*

S2M-1247 World Asthma Day - Living on a Knife Edge (lodged on 30 April 2004) Irene Oldfather*, Rhona Brankin*, Karen Whitefield*

S2M-1238# STUC and Advertising in Schools (lodged on 30 April 2004) Chris Ballance*

S2M-1237# Thrive Scotland Exhibition (lodged on 30 April 2004) Chris Ballance*

S2M-1234# Expansion of Services Provided by the Food Train (lodged on 29 April 2004) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1228 Business in Parliament Conference (lodged on 29 April 2004) Irene Oldfather*, Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1225 Commemoration of Chernobyl Accident (lodged on 28 April 2004) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1214# Stamping Out Racism in Football (lodged on 27 April 2004) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1208# Back to School Day (lodged on 27 April 2004) Rhona Brankin*

S2M-1194# Recognition of Jack Vettriano (lodged on 22 April 2004) Tricia Marwick*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-1165# Shirley McKie (lodged on 14 April 2004) Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-1161 Suffragette Pardon (lodged on 13 April 2004) Rob Gibson*

S2M-1065# Strategic Assessment of Far North Railway (lodged on 18 March 2004) Mike Pringle*, Patrick Harvie*