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Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally only printed the day after the day on which they are lodged and then with the complete list of motions and amendments lodged the previous week which is published in this section of the Bulletin every Monday. That list also contains any motions lodged for debate in the forthcoming week.

Where the text of a motion or amendment is altered, the motion or amendment is re-printed with the changes marked by asterisks in the text.

Where a motion or amendment attracts additional support after it is first published, that additional support is shown separately at the end of this section.

Motions which members wish to be considered for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#).

Motions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.

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 at Current Motions

(http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/motionsAndAmendments/motions.htm). A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/motionsAndAmendments/index.htm

New and altered motions and amendments

* S2M-2406 Alex Neil:Scottish Development International—That the Parliament conveys its congratulations to Scottish Development International for being declared the “world’s most consistently high performing agency” by GDP Global Development which reached this conclusion after conducting a survey of 178 investment agencies across the world as part of an annual performance benchmarking exercise.

* S2M-2405 Lewis Macdonald:The Draft Landfill Allowances Scheme ( Scotland) Regulations 2005—That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Landfill Allowances Scheme ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Ross Finnie*

* S2M-2404 Johann Lamont:The Draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Communities Committee recommends that the draft Housing Support Grant ( Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm*

* S2M-2403 Allan Wilson:The Draft Renewables Obligation ( Scotland) Order 2005—That the Enterprise and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Renewables Obligation ( Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Mr Jim Wallace*

* S2M-2402 Malcolm Chisholm:Anti-Racism Strategy—That the Parliament fully welcomes the Scottish Executive’s continued commitment to tackling racism and promoting race equality; welcomes the high profile One Scotland Many Cultures campaign and flagship Fresh Talent initiative; supports the continuing need to raise awareness of, and tackle, racism in Scotland and to celebrate our diversity; supports the range of Executive activities and actions to promote race equality including work in health, the police and education, and is committed to eradicating racism in Scotland in whatever form it takes to ensure that we create an inclusive and prosperous Scotland.

Supported by: Johann Lamont*

* S2M-2401 Ms Margaret Curran:Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time-limits indicated (each time-limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 to 4 – 20 minutes

Group 5 – 40 minutes

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2400 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 February 2005—

Wednesday 9 February 2005

after,

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Budget ( Scotland) (No.2) Bill

insert, Ministerial Statement: Scottish Water’s Objectives

Thursday 10 February 2005

leave out,

3.00 pm Ministerial Statement: Scottish Water’s Objectives

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2399 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 23 February 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Fire ( Scotland) Bill

followed by Preliminary Stage Debate: Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill

followed by Motion on International Organisations Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 24 February 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Green Party Debate: Energy Efficiency

followed by Scottish Green Party Business

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

General Questions

3.00 pm Procedures Committee Debate: 2nd Report 2005, Final Review of Oral Questions

followed by Standards Committee Debate: 1st Report 2005, Replacing the Members’ Interest Order

followed by Motion on Disability Discrimination Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 2 March 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Preliminary Stage Debate: Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 3 March 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Socialist Party Business

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Environment and Rural Development;

Health and Community Care;

General Questions

3.00 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2398 Christine Grahame:Tory Comments—That the Parliament condemns the comments of Dominic Grieve, the Conservative Shadow Attorney General, who stated on “Good Morning Scotland” on Monday 7 February 2005 that “The problem in Scotland has absolutely nothing to do with immigration levels. I’m afraid it is to do with the fact that Scotland is not a very attractive place for people to come and settle”, comments which demonstrate an insulting and ignorant attitude to Scotland, and calls on him to apologise to the people of Scotland.

Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Alex Neil*, Fergus Ewing*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*, Rob Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Jim Mather*

* S2M-2397 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Family Law ( Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2396 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 Community Reparation Orders (Requirements for Consultation and Prescribed Activities) ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/18).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2395 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of Part 1 Land Reform ( Scotland) Act 2003: Draft Guidance for Local Authorities and National Park Authorities (SE/2005/14).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2394 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the European Communities (Matrimonial and Parental Responsibility Jurisdiction and Judgments) ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/42).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2393 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) that consideration of the Gaelic Language ( Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 18 March 2005;

(b) that the Justice 2 Committee report to the Justice 1 Committee by 25 February 2005 on Part 1 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, Draft Guidance for Local Authorities and National Park Authorities (SE/2005/14);

(c) that the Justice 2 Committee report to the Justice 1 Committee by 4 March 2005 on the European Communities (Matrimonial and Parental Responsibility Jurisdiction and Judgments) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/42); and

(d) that the Justice 1 Committee report to the Justice 2 Committee by 26 February 2005 on the Community Reparation Orders (Requirements for Consultation and Prescribed Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/18).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2392 Rosie Kane:Excessive Profits on BP and Shell Oil Companies—That the Parliament notes that the BP and Shell oil companies have announced record annual profits of over £18 billion; further notes that Shell and BP intend to pay out over £15 billion in dividends in 2005 and concludes that neither therefore requires their excessive profits for investment purposes; believes that, if carbon emissions are to be reduced, it will require the delivery of a fully-integrated public transport system, and therefore urges the Chancellor of the Exchequer to introduce a windfall tax of 50% on oil companies’ pre-tax profits, the windfall to be used solely to improve public transport in Britain such as improving ferry services to Scotland’s islands, improving rural bus services and restoring the Borders rail link.

Supported by: Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

* S2M-2391 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the timetable for consideration of the Preliminary Stage of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill be extended to 5 March 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2390 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2389 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) ( Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/34) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2388 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Remote Monitoring Requirements (Prescribed Courts) ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2387# Christine May:Fairtrade Fortnight—That the Parliament recognises that Fairtrade Fortnight will take place between 1 and 13 March 2005; supports this important series of events in raising awareness of the need to provide workers and producers in Third World countries with a better deal in return for their produce; congratulates the growing number of towns and organisations which have succeeded in achieving the Fairtrade mark; notes that more Fairtrade products are being bought by individuals and used within businesses, and encourages all MSPs and consumers to participate in these events which will help protect the livelihood of small farmers and producers who too often face exploitation.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie*

* S2M-2386 John Farquhar Munro:Ellen MacArthur—That the Parliament congratulates yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur after sailing around the world in record time and completing her 27,000 mile voyage in 71 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes and 33 seconds, beating the previous record set by Francis Joyon.

Supported by: Margaret Mitchell*, Alex Johnstone*, Linda Fabiani*, Bruce Crawford*, Phil Gallie*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Jackie Baillie*, Fiona Hyslop*, Tricia Marwick*, Shiona Baird*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Christine Grahame*, Margaret Smith*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Murdo Fraser*, Colin Fox*, Fergus Ewing*, Alex Neil*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Alex Fergusson*, Eleanor Scott*, Rosie Kane*, David Mundell*, Elaine Smith*, Murray Tosh*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Mary Scanlon*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mr John Swinney*, Mr David Davidson*, Donald Gorrie*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Christine May*

* S2M-2383# Alex Fergusson:The Museum of Lead Mining at Wanlockhead—That the Parliament recognises the 30 th anniversary of the Museum of Lead Mining at Wanlockhead in Upper Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland’s highest village; applauds the trustees in attracting over 40,000 visitors over that period and recognises the many awards which have been achieved, including the 1993 Gulbenkian Award for “Most Improved Rural Gallery”, the Small Museum of the Year Award 1993 and the Kintore Trust Award for Conservation 1996; further recognises its economic importance to Upper Nithsdale as a recognised four-star tourist attraction and as the employer of up to 20 people during the opening season and commends Dumfries and Galloway Council on its ongoing financial support; notes with concern that all these achievements, and others, have been won through local funding alone with no central recognition of this unique monument to Scottish lead mining, and believes that the Scottish Executive should recognise Wanlockhead as a museum of national importance by bringing it under the auspices of the National Museums of Scotland.

Supported by: David Mundell*, Bill Aitken*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2385 Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2005, Aberdeen (lodged on 7 February 2005) Michael Matheson*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2384 #Scottish Civic Forum (lodged on 7 February 2005) Patrick Harvie*, Alex Neil*, Jim Mather*, Mr John Swinney*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Donald Gorrie*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2382 Carers’ Cottage, Kilmarnock (lodged on 7 February 2005) Michael Matheson*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2381 Scottish Civic Forum (lodged on 7 February 2005) Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*, Donald Gorrie*, Murray Tosh*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2378 Solidarity with Glasgow Airport Firefighters (lodged on 4 February 2005) Colin Fox*, Elaine Smith*

S2M-2377 Reduce the Risk of Cancer (lodged on 4 February 2005) Donald Gorrie*, Michael McMahon*

S2M-2376 #Boundaries of the Cairngorms National Park (lodged on 4 February 2005) Michael Matheson*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2375 The Right to Protest (lodged on 4 February 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Colin Fox*, Elaine Smith*, Donald Gorrie*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-2374 A Tribute to Martyn Bennett (lodged on 4 February 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2373 #Ferguson’s Shipyard, Port Glasgow (lodged on 3 February 2005) Donald Gorrie*, Michael McMahon*

S2M-2372 #G8 Summit (lodged on 3 February 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2371 Firefighters’ Dispute at Glasgow Airport (lodged on 3 February 2005) Michael McMahon*

S2M-2370 Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (lodged on 3 February 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*

S2M-2369 Recovery, Reuse and Recycling of Mobile Phones and Printer Cartridges (lodged on 3 February 2005) Dennis Canavan*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2364 #Civilian Peace Service (lodged on 2 February 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2357 #Responses to Extreme Weather Conditions in the Western Isles (lodged on 1 February 2005) Shiona Baird*, Donald Gorrie*, Michael McMahon*

S2M-2356 Catholic Education Week (lodged on 1 February 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2347 Year of the Volunteer 2005 - Month of Youth and Children (lodged on 1 February 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2332 Holocaust Memorial Day (lodged on 26 January 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-2294 #A Better Deal for People Dealing with Cancer (lodged on 21 January 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Michael McMahon*


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