Business Bulletin No. 167/2004
Wednesday 17 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-2022# Richard Lochhead: Scottish History—That the Parliament recognises the educational and cultural benefits of promoting Scottish history from ancient to modern times in our schools; notes that this will allow pupils a greater understanding of Scotland in European and global contexts and will encourage a balanced perspective; appreciates that this will cultivate greater confidence and self-awareness in pupils, and considers that the Scottish Executive should investigate the level of Scottish history taught in our schools with a view to attaching greater importance to the subject.
*S2M-2021 Patrick Harvie: Fluoride—That the Parliament notes recent reports that the Scottish Executive has decided not to include water fluoridation in the forthcoming Health Service (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill; believes that the quality of research into the health impacts of drinking fluoride has been too poor to establish whether it is harmful or not; recognises that the European Convention on Human Rights clearly states that individuals have the right not be medicated without their consent; acknowledges the appalling state of oral health in Glasgow; welcomes the proposals on expanding access to dental services, maintaining good oral hygiene and tackling poor diet contained in NHS Greater Glasgow’s Oral Health Strategy; urges NHS Greater Glasgow to rule out introducing fluoride to Glasgow’s water supply, and calls on the Executive to categorically rule out fluoridation from all other future legislation.
*S2M-2020 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Class Sizes—That the Parliament agrees that class sizes in Scottish schools should be set at a national maximum level of 20 for non-practical classes and 15 or less for practical classes; condemns the Scottish Executive for failing to reach targets for maximum sizes in S1 and S2 Mathematics and English classes; calls on the Scottish Executive to provide a strategy, including a timescale, to implement those commitments already made for S1 and S2 Mathematics and English and the early stages of primary school and produce a longer-term strategy to reduce all class sizes to 20 for non-practical subjects in state schools, and considers that such a strategy should include teacher recruitment and retention in addition to a survey of school capacity.
*S2M-2019# Chris Ballance: Hollybush House Appeal—That the Parliament considers that the Scottish Executive should support the mental health charity Combat Stress’s funding appeal for new accommodation in Hollybush House, Ayr, Scotland’s only centre for combat-related stress, in order to meet the requirements of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001; notes that current Executive funding is only £54,000 over the next three years, and believes that increased funding should be allocated as a mark of support and respect for Scottish troops in active service, in recognition of the anticipated increase in demand for mental health services amongst servicemen and women as a result of the current conflict and in order to demonstrate that the First Minister’s support for Scottish troops is more than just words.
*S2M-2018 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—
Wednesday 24 November 2004
Thursday 25 November 2004
Wednesday 1 December 2004
Thursday 2 December 2004
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-2018.1 Bill Aitken: Business Motion—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2018) in the name of Ms Margaret Curran, under Thursday 25 November 2004,
Supported by: Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, David McLetchie*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Margaret Mitchell*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Miss Annabel Goldie*, David Mundell*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Mr David Davidson*, Murdo Fraser*
*S2M-2017 Chris Ballance: Detention of Mordechai Vanunu—That the Parliament condemns the new detention on 11 November 2004 of Mordechai Vanunu on alleged suspicion of passing on classified information on Israel’s nuclear weapons programme to foreign journalists; notes that, despite serving 18 years in jail for making public Israel’s nuclear arsenal, on being released earlier this year his civil and human rights were further restricted by the Israeli authorities refusing him a passport, refusing him permission to leave Israel for a year, banning his contact with foreigners except with permission, and barring him from visiting foreign embassies, meeting the foreign press and broadcast media and from giving media interviews; believes that, far from being a threat to the Israeli state, Mr Vanunu bravely acted as an independent inspector of Israel’s nuclear weapons of mass destruction; agrees with International Atomic Energy Agency director, General Dr El-Baradei, when he told the Sydney Morning Herald on 8 November 2004 that "This is not really sustainable, that you have Israel sitting with nuclear weapons capability there while everyone else is part of the non-proliferation regime", and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to make representations to the Israeli Government for the immediate release and cessation of harassment of Mr Vanunu.
*S2M-2016 Ms Sandra White: 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women—That the Parliament notes Glasgow’s participation in "16 days of action for the elimination of violence against women", an international event which runs from 25 November to 10 December 2004; believes this is an outward-looking response to something that is a serious problem around the world; congratulates Glasgow City Council and all the partner organisations involved for taking the lead and ensuring that domestic abuse and violence against women are talked about openly and are highlighted, and encourages other local authorities to take part in this campaign and help to ensure that abuse of women is brought out into the light and dealt with.
*S2M-2015 Michael Matheson: Scottish Music Hall of Fame—That the Parliament congratulates Channel 4 on its broadcasting of the UK Music Hall of Fame; sends good wishes to those who have been awarded the honour; hopes that the music industry in Scotland will see the benefits of such awards for all aspects of music within Scotland, and calls for an inter-agency approach in order that a similar Scottish Music Hall of Fame can be established.
Supported by: Bruce Crawford*, Mr John Swinney*, Ms Sandra White*
*S2M-2014 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—
(a) that the timetable for completion of consideration of the Transport (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 4 March 2005:
(b) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 26 November 2004 on the Land Registration (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2004 (SSI 2004/476), the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Rural Housing Bodies) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/477), the Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Prescribed Periods) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/478) and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland (Title Conditions Certificates) (Fees) Rules 2004 (SSI 2004/479); and
(c) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 3 December 2004 on the draft Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2004 and the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (Notice of Potential Liability for Costs) Amendment Order 2004 (SSI 2004/490).
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-2013 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Communities Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-2012 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the following instruments—
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-2011 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2004 be approved.
Supported by: Tavish Scott*
*S2M-2010 Karen Whitefield: Enterprise in Education in North Lanarkshire—That the Parliament recognises the importance of enterprise in education and, in particular, the excellent work carried out by education officers, teaching staff and pupils within North Lanarkshire in promoting an enterprising outlook, and recognises the range of approaches taken by North Lanarkshire Council’s Education Department including enterprise projects, work placements for both pupils and staff using both private and public sector employers and the use of normal recruitment procedures during the selection process for work experience so that pupils gain valuable experience before leaving school.
*S2M-2009 Mike Pringle: Citizen Foundation National Youth Parliament Competition—That the Parliament supports the National Youth Parliament Competition, organised by the Citizen Foundation, in which schools across Scotland stage and video their own parliamentary debate on a mock bill which is judged by MSPs; encourages schools across Scotland to take part in the competition, and welcomes this opportunity to help young people engage more with the parliamentary process.
S2M-2008# Edinburgh University Disinvestment in Tobacco (lodged on 15 November 2004) Robin Harper*, Eleanor Scott*, Patrick Harvie*, Shiona Baird*, Chris Ballance*, Brian Adam*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-2007 Gutted (lodged on 15 November 2004) Robin Harper*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Tricia Marwick*, Christine Grahame*, Stewart Stevenson*, Brian Adam*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Bruce Crawford*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Sandra White*
S2M-2006# St Andrew’s Day (lodged on 15 November 2004) Mark Ballard*, Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Brian Adam*, Margo MacDonald*, John Swinburne*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Michael Matheson*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*
S2M-2005 Shoebox Zoo (lodged on 15 November 2004) Michael Matheson*
S2M-2003# Lung Cancer Awareness Month (lodged on 15 November 2004) Robin Harper*, Cathie Craigie*, Scott Barrie*, Robert Brown*, Jackie Baillie*, Christine Grahame*, Brian Adam*, Mr Jamie Stone*
S2M-2001 University of Dundee’s Prestigious Science Award (lodged on 15 November 2004) Mr Andrew Welsh*
S2M-2000 Local Authority Investments in Tobacco Companies (lodged on 15 November 2004) Tommy Sheridan*
S2M-1999 Glasgow - A Fair Trade City (lodged on 12 November 2004) Michael Matheson*
S2M-1998# Encouraging School Debating (lodged on 12 November 2004) Robin Harper*, Murdo Fraser*, Murray Tosh*, Robert Brown*, Phil Gallie*, Christine Grahame*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Michael Matheson*
*S2M-1998.1# Richard Lochhead: Encouraging School Debating—As an amendment to motion (S2M-1998) in the name of Mr Brian Monteith, insert at end "and calls on the Scottish Executive to actively promote and encourage the use of debate as both a curricular and extra-curricular activity in all Scottish secondary schools."
Supported by: Mr Adam Ingram*, Stewart Stevenson*, Jim Mather*, Rob Gibson*, Eleanor Scott*, Tricia Marwick*
S2M-1995# Employability Programmes for Vulnerable Groups (lodged on 11 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Dr Elaine Murray*
S2M-1994 Closure of Hutton and Burnmouth Primary Schools (lodged on 11 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Matheson*
S2M-1993# Membership of the Convention of the Highlands and Islands (lodged on 11 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Margo MacDonald*
S2M-1992 Hearts Memorial (lodged on 11 November 2004) Mr John Swinney*, Michael McMahon*, Bill Aitken*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*
S2M-1991 Ban on Smoking in Enclosed Public Places (lodged on 10 November 2004) Margo MacDonald*
S2M-1990 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (lodged on 10 November 2004) Dr Elaine Murray*
S2M-1989 Superfast Receives Best Ferry Award (lodged on 10 November 2004) Mr Brian Monteith*
S2M-1987 National Tree Week (lodged on 10 November 2004) Irene Oldfather*, Dr Elaine Murray*
S2M-1986# Waiting Lists for Access to Free Personal Care (lodged on 10 November 2004) Bill Aitken*, Robin Harper*, Margo MacDonald*, Mrs Nanette Milne*
S2M-1985# World COPD Day 2004 (lodged on 10 November 2004) Irene Oldfather*, Margo MacDonald*, Mrs Nanette Milne*
S2M-1983 National Farmers Union Scotland and Fair Trade (lodged on 9 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-1981 National Beef Envelope (lodged on 9 November 2004) Mrs Nanette Milne*
S2M-1978 Co-operation between Parliament and Civil Servants (lodged on 9 November 2004) Chris Ballance*
S2M-1977 Edinburgh Airport Rail Link (lodged on 9 November 2004) Mr Keith Raffan*
S2M-1976 Just One Click in Scotland (lodged on 9 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Margo MacDonald*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-1972 Congratulations to Falkirk FC (lodged on 8 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1971 Overcrowding on Scottish Train Services (lodged on 8 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*, Irene Oldfather*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-1969 "Wear a Hat Day" (and possibly gloves, coat and scarf) (lodged on 8 November 2004) Mr Adam Ingram*
S2M-1967 Shifting Expenditure from Military Spending to Working for Peace (lodged on 5 November 2004) Rosie Kane*
*S2M-1960.1 Miss Annabel Goldie: The Fire (Scotland) Bill—As an amendment to motion (S2M-1960) in the name of Cathy Jamieson, insert at end "but, in so doing, seeks assurances from the Scottish Executive that the ministerial powers in part 1 of the Bill will not be used to amalgamate existing fire boards in Scotland."
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) Sarah Boyack*
S2M-1951 Teenage Kicks - A Tribute to John Peel for Children in Need (lodged on 4 November 2004) Irene Oldfather*
S2M-1921 Open Source and Free Software (lodged on 29 October 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-1916# Cuts in Local Benefits Services (lodged on 28 October 2004) Margo MacDonald*
S2M-1915# St John’s Hospital, Livingston (lodged on 28 October 2004) Robin Harper*
S2M-1914.1 Voting Irregularities in the US Presidential Elections (lodged on 11 November 2004) Bill Aitken*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*
S2M-1912# Pools Companies Holding Scottish Football to Ransom (lodged on 28 October 2004) Alex Fergusson*
S2M-1911 Investigation into Pregnancy Discrimination (lodged on 28 October 2004) Irene Oldfather*
S2M-1909 Parenting Across Scotland (lodged on 27 October 2004) Irene Oldfather*
S2M-1902# Commonwealth of Learning Award for Open University Access Programme (lodged on 27 October 2004) Irene Oldfather*
S2M-1900# Deafblindness (lodged on 27 October 2004) Bill Aitken*, Christine Grahame*
S2M-1865 White Poppies for Peace (lodged on 20 October 2004) Margo MacDonald*, Rosie Kane*
S2M-1845# Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Scotland (lodged on 11 October 2004) Roseanna Cunningham*
S2M-1837# Diabetes in Scotland (lodged on 7 October 2004) Mr Stewart Maxwell*
S2M-1816# National Anthem (lodged on 1 October 2004) Rosie Kane*
S2M-1633 A Smoke-Free Parliament (lodged on 31 August 2004) Margo MacDonald*