One week in, and there will be a debate in Parliament on Thursday to discuss the Scottish Olympic Team!!
C-ScOT has proven that there is no legal obstacle to the creation of a team, and the SNP has now put forward the subject as part of their business programme on Thursday. In addition, two questions in the afternoon's "Themed Question Time" directly relate to Scotland in 2012.
The first is fron the Independent MSP Dennis Canavan, who is Convener of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Sports, Cross Party Group and can be contacted at Dennis.Canavan.email@example.com or http://www.denniscanavan.com .
The second question from Labour MSP Michael McMahon Michael.McMahon.firstname.lastname@example.org is a direct question on the aims of C-ScOT.
You can write to them now, or to your local MSP http://www.writetothem.com/ Make sure they know what we want, and that we are watching!!
We will be writing to all parties before Thursday to ensure that the proposal is given due consideration and fully evaluated. Not much to ask from our elected representatives!!
The SNP has called for the debate, but we want all parties to get behind this initiative and make sure that the legacy benefits of the London games are maximised across the whole of the the UK.
We hope that all MSPs can put party differences aside and do what 78% of Scots want (a representative survey of over 1000 Scots)
To make sure that our MSPs do what the people ask them to do, you wil be able to watch the debate live on Holyrood TV; looks like Olympic debate will begin around 10.30am. http://www.holyrood.tv/index.asp
Tomorrow, we will give you a chance to send a message to the Parliament...
Thursday 6 October 2005
9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions
The Clerk has been advised of the topics of Scottish National Party business:
followed by Scottish National Party Business: The Scottish Economy
followed by Scottish National Party Business: The Scottish Olympic Team
2.15 pm Themed Question Time—
Education and Young people, Tourism, Culture and Sport 1. Dennis Canavan: To ask the Scottish Executive what preparations it is making for the 2012 Olympic Games. (S2O-7734)
3. Michael McMahon: To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports calls for Scotland to have its own Olympic team at the 2012 games in London. (S2O-7782)