Business Bulletin No. 164/2004
Friday 12 November 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. Each Monday the full text of all motions lodged the previous week will appear in the Business Bulletin together with motions previously lodged that are due to be debated that week.
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-1996 Pauline McNeill: Yasser Arafat—That the Parliament extends its deepest condolences to the Palestinian people for the very sad loss of their leader, President Yasser Arafat, who retained popular and unified support across Palestinian communities for 30 years; believes that President Arafat should be remembered for making the world aware of the existence and the struggle of the Palestinians as a people displaced from their homeland, and further believes that the most lasting tribute to Yasser Arafat would be international effort to ensure a viable independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and to ensure the right of return of Palestinian refugees.
*S2M-1995# Jackie Baillie: Employability Programmes for Vulnerable Groups—That the Parliament notes the success of the New Futures Fund Initiative in providing early employability programmes for people who are furthest from the labour market, including those with addiction problems, the homeless and ex-offenders; acknowledges that 21% of participants entered employment, 14% entered training programmes, 12% entered further education and 10% engaged in voluntary work; notes that the funding of the initiative ends in March 2005, and considers that the Scottish Executive should put in place a long-term strategy to provide the most vulnerable adults with effective routes out of the problems they face by providing easy access to employability programmes.
*S2M-1994 Christine Grahame: Closure of Hutton and Burnmouth Primary Schools—That the Parliament notes with concern the decision on 11 November 2004 to close Hutton, with a roll of 12, and Burnmouth, with a roll of 18, primary schools in Roxburghshire and Berwickshire in the face of fierce resistance from parents; further notes with concern that these closures will tear the heart out of these communities; believes that these proposed closures must be referred to the Minister for Education and Young People, and urges him to reject these closures which are not in the interests of the children or the community.
*S2M-1993# Rob Gibson: Membership of the Convention of the Highlands and Islands—That the Parliament considers that the Scottish Executive should extend invitations to future meetings of the Convention of the Highlands and Islands so as to include all MSPs elected in the area and should afford them full speaking rights.
*S2M-1992 Mr Brian Monteith: Hearts Memorial—That the Parliament welcomes the unveiling of a memorial in the French village of Contalmaison to Heart of Midlothian players killed during the Battle of the Somme; recognises the sacrifice that saw seven players, Duncan Currie, John Allan, Thomas Gracie, James Speedie, James Boyd, Ernest Ellis and Harry Wattie, never return and 11 other players wounded or gassed; further recognises that their patriotism and valour inspired many other players and supporters from other clubs to enlist; commends the work of Jack Alexander whose book, McCrae’s Battalion, directly led to the memorial being established, and welcomes the support of the Scottish Executive, the City of Edinburgh Council and other clubs such as Hibernian FC for this fitting tribute.
Supported by: David McLetchie*
S2M-1991 Ban on Smoking in Enclosed Public Places (lodged on 10 November 2004) Eleanor Scott*, Michael McMahon*, Mr John Swinney*, John Swinburne*, Stewart Stevenson*, Bristow Muldoon*
S2M-1990 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (lodged on 10 November 2004) Jackie Baillie*
S2M-1989 Superfast Receives Best Ferry Award (lodged on 10 November 2004) Christine May*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Nora Radcliffe*, Tricia Marwick*, Sarah Boyack*, Murdo Fraser*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mike Pringle*, Jackie Baillie*, Scott Barrie*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*
S2M-1988 Public Petition PE535 (lodged on 10 November 2004) Campbell Martin*
S2M-1987 National Tree Week (lodged on 10 November 2004) Jackie Baillie*
S2M-1986# Waiting Lists for Access to Free Personal Care (lodged on 10 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Margaret Mitchell*, Alex Johnstone*, Eleanor Scott*, John Swinburne*, Carolyn Leckie*, Campbell Martin*, Chris Ballance*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr David Davidson*
S2M-1985# World COPD Day 2004 (lodged on 10 November 2004) Marilyn Livingstone*, Mr David Davidson*, Sarah Boyack*, Marlyn Glen*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Sandra White*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*
S2M-1983 National Farmers Union Scotland and Fair Trade (lodged on 9 November 2004) Mr John Swinney*, Trish Godman*
S2M-1981 National Beef Envelope (lodged on 9 November 2004) Stewart Stevenson*, Alex Johnstone*, Margaret Mitchell*, Mr David Davidson*
S2M-1977 Edinburgh Airport Rail Link (lodged on 9 November 2004) Iain Smith*, Sarah Boyack*, Nora Radcliffe*, George Lyon*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*
S2M-1976 Just One Click in Scotland (lodged on 9 November 2004) Phil Gallie*, Bruce Crawford*, Rob Gibson*, John Scott*, Robin Harper*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Alex Neil*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr David Davidson*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Alex Fergusson*
S2M-1972 Congratulations to Falkirk FC (lodged on 8 November 2004) Trish Godman*
S2M-1971 Overcrowding on Scottish Train Services (lodged on 8 November 2004) Mrs Mary Mulligan*
S2M-1966 Angus Partnership on Domestic Abuse (lodged on 5 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1953 Motion on Enforcement of EU Directive 95/29/EC Amending Directive 91/628 on the Welfare of Live Animals During Transport (lodged on 4 November 2004) Trish Godman*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Eleanor Scott*
S2M-1952 Cuts in Local Benefits Services, Dumfries and Galloway (lodged on 4 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1951 Teenage Kicks - A Tribute to John Peel for Children in Need (lodged on 4 November 2004) Shiona Baird*, Alex Fergusson*, Trish Godman*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Karen Whitefield*
*S2M-1951.1 Mr Frank McAveety: Teenage Kicks - A Tribute to John Peel for Children in Need—As an amendment to motion (S2M-1951) in the name of Pauline McNeill, insert after "Jesus and Mary Chain" ", Ballboy and Camera Obscura".
S2M-1945 Regulation of Security Firms (lodged on 3 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1944 All Councils Must Support Scottish Troops (lodged on 3 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*
S2M-1942 Solar Panels (lodged on 2 November 2004) Frances Curran*, Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1941 Borders Rail: Delay on Business Case (lodged on 2 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1927 Debt Education in Schools (lodged on 2 November 2004) Shiona Baird*
S2M-1926 The Last Post (lodged on 1 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1920 British Council Scotland and International Education Week (lodged on 29 October 2004) John Scott*
S2M-1917 Clocks in the Chamber (lodged on 29 October 2004) Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-1916# Cuts in Local Benefits Services (lodged on 28 October 2004) Jim Mather*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*
*S2M-1914.1 Mr Brian Monteith: Voting Irregularities in the US Presidential Elections—As an amendment to motion (S2M-1914) in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, leave out from "with concern" to end and insert "that the US Presidential Elections have been conducted with minimal disruption and with a record turnout in six states as over 120 million people across America exercised their right to vote; considers this a tremendous success in contrast to the first elections to the Scottish Parliament in 1999 when considerably long delays were experienced as over 2000 votes went uncounted in Lothians and votes in the City of Edinburgh Council elections were similarly uncounted; notes the increase in turnout in the United States of America with 60% of the electorate casting a ballot in comparison with the reduced Scottish Parliament turnout in 2003 of 49%, and considers it inappropriate in the circumstances to suggest that the United States has anything to learn from MSPs on the conduct of a full and fair democratic election."
S2M-1912# Pools Companies Holding Scottish Football to Ransom (lodged on 28 October 2004) Nicola Sturgeon*, Fergus Ewing*
S2M-1901 Proposed National Front March in Aberdeen (lodged on 27 October 2004) Christine May*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Ms Sandra White*
S2M-1900# Deafblindness (lodged on 27 October 2004) Alex Johnstone*, Murdo Fraser*
S2M-1676# Student Loans Payment Date (lodged on 13 September 2004) Dennis Canavan*