Business Bulletin No. 107 / 2004
Tuesday 22nd June 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-1511 Dennis Canavan: The Crisis in Darfur-That the Parliament expresses its concern about the crisis in Darfur, Sudan; believes that the principle of non-refoulement as enshrined in refugee law should be respected with regard to refugees in Chad and that the same principle should be applied with regard to people displaced internally; urges the international community to provide financial and in-kind support for humanitarian appeals for Darfur and refugees in Chad; supports the African Union (AU) in calling for the immediate establishment of the ceasefire commission and of protection units that were requested in the 8 April 2004 agreement between the Darfur rebels and the Sudan government and for the deployment of adequate numbers of AU ceasefire monitors and the facilitation of their free movement throughout the region, and calls on Her Majesty's Government and the international community to use their influence to ensure that the recently agreed north-south peace accord is implemented effectively.
*S2M-1510# Frances Curran: Argyll and Clyde Clinical Review-That the Parliament rejects the NHS Argyll and Clyde consultation on its clinical review; believes that this consultation is flawed from the outset as it neither consults the people who live in Argyll and Clyde, nor those who use the NHS, about what kind of services they need; notes that the consultation announces a raft of severe cuts and then has the audacity to attempt to consult people on which services they would like to see cut, and considers that the proposals for cuts in this consultation should be rejected outright and, furthermore, that NHS Argyll and Clyde should withdraw this consultation and begin a new consultation with the people they serve on what kind of NHS is needed for the 21st century.
Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*
*S2M-1509 Pauline McNeill: Scottish Association for Mental Health - One in Four Music Campaign-That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Association for Mental Health for its excellent music CD entitled One in Four which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues amongst young people; believes that music is a powerful vehicle for awareness raising and change; welcomes the support of the Scottish Executive National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing to produce some 14,000 CDs which were distributed to young people during the Ten Days in May music festival in Glasgow last month, and applauds the donation of tracks free of charge from bands including Teenage Fanclub, Multiplies, Snow Patrol, The Delgados, Future Pilot A.K.A., Mogwai, Arab Strap, James Orr Complex, Belle and Sebastian, Eugene Kelly, Uncle John & Whitelock, Vera Cruise, Park Attack and Macrocosmica.
*S2M-1508 Bill Aitken: Glasgow - Intelligent Community of the Year-That the Parliament recognises the achievement by the City of Glasgow in being named as the world's Intelligent Community of the Year and offers its congratulations to all involved in the achievement of this prestigious award in the face of significant world-wide competition.
*S2M-1507 Pauline McNeill: Glasgow Metropolitan College-That the Parliament welcomes the ministerial approval given on 11 June 2004 for a merger between Glasgow College of Building and Printing and Glasgow College of Food Technology to create a new single college of further education to be named Glasgow Metropolitan College with effect from 1 August 2004; agrees that both colleges have an excellent reputation in their field, and considers that the merger will benefit 14,000 students as its aim is to boost the quality of educational provision at the adjacent sites in the city centre of Glasgow. R
*S2M-1506 John Swinburne: Senior Citizens' Views of Pension Credit-That the Parliament welcomes the first study by Age Concern that is aimed at examining the experiences of senior citizens applying for, and receiving, pension credit; acknowledges that the research shows that nine out of 10 pensioners receiving pension credit believe that Her Majesty's Government should provide a higher basic state pension; believes that a decent and fair income for senior citizens is their right and should replace the complicated, excluding and stigmatising benefits system, as 73% of pensioners in the study believe means-testing puts them off applying for pension credit; further agrees that means-testing is inefficient as the cost of administering pension credit is greater than what is actually being received by senior citizens, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to exert more influence on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to provide a fair, basic state pension and to deliver on his 1993 pledge to remove means-testing if elected to government.
*S2M-1505 Maureen Macmillan: Congratulations to Stromness Academy-That the Parliament congratulates the 18 teams of young people who took part in the Young Enterprise Scotland national finals in Edinburgh on 16 June 2004 after qualifying in their regional finals earlier this year and particularly congratulates the team from Stromness Academy, Orkney, which was the overall award winner with its business, Orkney Ink.
S2M-1504 Bear Necessities (lodged on 18 June 2004) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Rob Gibson*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Bruce Crawford*, Ms Sandra White*
S2M-1503 GM Oilseed Rape GT73 (lodged on 18 June 2004) Rob Gibson*, Tricia Marwick*, Tommy Sheridan*, Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1502 Ayrshire Cattle Society (lodged on 18 June 2004) Tommy Sheridan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*
S2M-1501 Environmental Hazards to Children (lodged on 18 June 2004) Tommy Sheridan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*
S2M-1500 ENABLE's 50th Anniversary (lodged on 18 June 2004) Stewart Stevenson*, Tricia Marwick*, Tommy Sheridan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1497 Scottish Football Museum (lodged on 17 June 2004) Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1496 Support for the Minn Family (lodged on 17 June 2004) Tommy Sheridan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1494 Taste of Grampian - 12 June 2004 (lodged on 17 June 2004) Rob Gibson*, Tricia Marwick*
S2M-1489 Sir Patrick Geddes (lodged on 16 June 2004) Rob Gibson*
S2M-1488 Liverpool's Princess (lodged on 16 June 2004) Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1487 Internet Dialler Fraud (lodged on 16 June 2004) Robin Harper*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1486 Congratulations to the British Pipe Band Championships Held at Turriff (lodged on 16 June 2004) Robin Harper*, Mark Ballard*, Rob Gibson*, Tricia Marwick*
S2M-1485 Cutting Class Sizes (lodged on 16 June 2004) Robin Harper*, Mark Ballard*, Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1484# Closure and Rationalisation of Maternity Services (lodged on 15 June 2004) Robin Harper*
S2M-1481# Urgent Need to Tackle Hepatitis C, Public Health Crisis (lodged on 15 June 2004) Robin Harper*, Tricia Marwick*, Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1480# Aberdeen Alcohol Support (lodged on 15 June 2004) Robin Harper*
S2M-1476 Hate Crime Against Disabled People in Scotland (lodged on 15 June 2004) Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1475 The Future of Forth Corinthian Yacht Club (lodged on 15 June 2004) Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1467 Victory for Graeme High School at Hampden Park (lodged on 15 June 2004) Linda Fabiani*
S2M-1465# FareShare and Food Redistribution Schemes (lodged on 14 June 2004) Rhona Brankin*, Johann Lamont*
S2M-1462# Gordon Malvenan Wins YOURS Silver Stars Contest (lodged on 14 June 2004) Tricia Marwick*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*
S2M-1461 Men's Health Week, Scotland: 14 to 20 June 2004 (lodged on 11 June 2004) Pauline McNeill*
S2M-1451 Heart Week 5 to 13 June 2004 (lodged on 9 June 2004) Pauline McNeill*
S2M-1449 RCN Scotland's Right for Nurses, Right for Patients Campaign (lodged on 9 June 2004) Robin Harper*
S2M-1442 Big Fit Walk (lodged on 8 June 2004) Sarah Boyack*, Robin Harper*
S2M-1441# Urgent Action for the Dove Centre, Edinburgh (lodged on 8 June 2004) Margaret Mitchell*
S2M-1435# Glasgow Central College - Failure to Reinstate (lodged on 8 June 2004) Colin Fox*, Ms Sandra White*
S2M-1432 Blairdardie Boys Football Club (lodged on 8 June 2004) Pauline McNeill*
S2M-1431# Education for Peace Across Scotland (lodged on 8 June 2004) Carolyn Leckie*
S2M-1424# Full Freedom for Mordechai Vanunu (lodged on 7 June 2004) Pauline McNeill*
S2M-1421 Bank of Scotland's Children's International Theatre Festival (lodged on 7 June 2004) Pauline McNeill*
S2M-1406# Reserved Contracts to Support Remploy (lodged on 2 June 2004) Elaine Smith*
S2M-1127 GATS and Water (lodged on 30 March 2004) Carolyn Leckie*