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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2275 Ross Finnie: Climate Change—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Executive’s review of its Scottish Climate Change Programme; notes the corresponding review of the UK Climate Change Programme and the Scottish contribution to this; supports the Executive’s commitment to consider options for strengthening its strategic approach to climate change, its commitment to deliver improved greenhouse gas emissions data and its commitment to assess the practicability of introducing Scottish climate change targets, and agrees that climate change, as part of the Executive’s commitment to sustainable development, is integral to policy-making in Scotland.

Supported by: Lewis Macdonald*

*S2M-2274 Rosie Kane: World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2005—That the Parliament wishes the Scotland team well in the World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2005, currently being held at Braehead, Glasgow.

*S2M-2273 Mr Jim Wallace: Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Allan Wilson*

*S2M-2272 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 26 January 2005

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by SPCB Question Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Elderly People

followed by Motion on Railways Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 27 January 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist 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 Ministerial Statement: Sexual Health

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill

followed by Motion on National Lottery Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 2 February 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution in respect of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 3 February 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish National 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-2271 Carolyn Leckie: A Right to Sexual Health and Equality of Access to Sexual Health Services—That the Parliament is concerned at reports of amendments being made to the Scottish Executive’s sexual health strategy that, if implemented, will restrict the right of all people to optimum sexual health and will create and perpetuate inequalities in access to sexual health services; believes that the sexual health needs of the population, including young people, should be the focus of the strategy and that those needs should be met equally; further believes that the meeting of those needs is of paramount importance and should take precedence in the formation, finalisation and delivery of the sexual health strategy; recognises the rights of all sections of the population to express their views, but believes that a majority of Scottish people perceive sexual health and access to sexual health services as a universal right and that it is this will that should be heeded when the full content of the strategy is published, and believes that compromises that create inequalities should be resisted.

*S2M-2270 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees (a) that the Justice 2 Committee reports to the Justice 1 Committee by 28 January 2005 in relation to the Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 (Compensation for Inadequate Professional Services) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/550); and (b) that the Justice 1 Committee reports to the Justice 2 Committee by 28 January 2005 in relation to the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Notice of Potential Liability for Costs) Amendment Order 2004 (SSI 2004/552).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2269 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the timetable for completion of consideration of the Prohibition of Smoking in Regulated Areas (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 30 December 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2268 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 Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Notice of Potential Liability for Costs) Amendment Order 2004 (SSI 2004/552).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2267 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 Solicitors (Scotland) Act 1980 (Compensation for Inadequate Professional Services) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/550).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2266 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2265.1 Bill Aitken: Closing the Opportunity Gap—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2265) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, leave out from "progress" to end and insert "everyday reality of poverty for many people living in our communities; is shocked that eight of the 10 UK local authorities with the lowest male life expectancy are in Scotland, which is wholly unacceptable in the 21st century; further acknowledges that those living in poverty suffer disproportionately from inadequate public services; therefore regrets that the Scottish Executive’s own policies on health, education and crime are serving to entrench the opportunity gap rather than reduce it; believes that concrete policy decisions rather than "objectives and targets" are required to eliminate poverty, and calls on the Executive to give every person in Scotland, regardless of income, the right to choose the school or hospital of their choice and so end the present two-tier system which deprives those in our poorest communities of quality education and health care."

*S2M-2265.2 Christine Grahame: Closing the Opportunity Gap—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2265) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, leave out from "and extending" to end and insert "but only in very limited areas; notes that one in three children, one in five working-age adults and one in five pensioners live in relative poverty despite Scotland’s wealth; notes the recent report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Strategies Against Poverty, published in December 2004 which highlighted the link between deprivation and problems such as crime, poor health, premature death, family breakdown and poor educational attainment; further notes that, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, what is required is a modest redistribution of wealth, and believes that, without power over the macro-economy, tax and benefits, any progress towards eradicating poverty will continue to be minimal so that many of Scotland’s children will continue to be born to fail and our pensioners will live in poverty or on its margins."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2263# The Closure of Rural Primary Schools in Scotland (lodged on 14 January 2005) Mary Scanlon*, Mr John Home Robertson*, Frances Curran*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-2263.1# The Closure of Rural Primary Schools in Scotland (lodged on 17 January 2005) Alex Neil*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Brian Adam*

S2M-2262# Ban on Sale of Arms to China (lodged on 14 January 2005) Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Elaine Smith*, Michael Matheson*, Rosie Kane*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2260 Wheelchair Curling Championships (lodged on 14 January 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2259 Fairtrade and South Ayrshire Council (lodged on 14 January 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2258 Withdrawn

S2M-2256 Release of Guantanamo Bay Detainees (lodged on 13 January 2005) Mark Ballard*, Frances Curran*, Elaine Smith*, Alex Neil*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-2254 War Crimes in Iraq (lodged on 13 January 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2253 Vulnerable Adults Bill (lodged on 13 January 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2252 Reinstatement of Jim O’Donovan (lodged on 13 January 2005) Frances Curran*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-2251 Congratulations to President Abbas (lodged on 13 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*, Michael Matheson*, Susan Deacon*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2250 National No School Uniform Day, Friday 21 January 2005 (lodged on 13 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*, Michael Matheson*, Pauline McNeill*, Susan Deacon*, Rosie Kane*, Eleanor Scott*, Karen Whitefield*, Shiona Baird*, Cathie Craigie*, Robert Brown*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Ms Sandra White*, Donald Gorrie*, Mike Pringle*

S2M-2249 Scottish Environment Week in the Parliament, 7 to 13 February 2005 (lodged on 12 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*, Pauline McNeill*, Susan Deacon*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-2247# Scotland Leads the Way in Revolutionary New Skin Cancer Treatment, Highlighting Partnership Between Dunfermline, St Andrews and Dundee (lodged on 12 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-2239 Scottish Polar Expedition (lodged on 11 January 2005) Dennis Canavan*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-2232# Audit of Services for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Statistical Report (2004) (lodged on 10 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-2231 The Continuing Failure of the BBC to Hand Over Tapes to the Fraser Inquiry (lodged on 10 January 2005) Mary Scanlon*

S2M-2230 Family Mediation (lodged on 10 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*, Mark Ballard*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Elaine Smith*, Mike Pringle*, Eleanor Scott*, Colin Fox*, David Mundell*, Frances Curran*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Christine Grahame*, Rosie Kane*, Shiona Baird*, Robert Brown*, Cathie Craigie*, Ms Sandra White*, Brian Adam*, Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-2226 Flooding in Carlisle (lodged on 10 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-2225# Renfrew and Inverclyde Scout Association - Lapwing Lodge (lodged on 7 January 2005) Miss Annabel Goldie*

S2M-2222 Christmas Card Recycling Scheme (lodged on 7 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-2220 The Scottish Women’s Hospital at Royaumont (lodged on 6 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-2219# School Zones (lodged on 6 January 2005) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-2217 New Nuclear Power Stations in Scotland (lodged on 6 January 2005) Mr Ted Brocklebank*

S2M-2215 Responsible Drinking (lodged on 23 December 2004) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-2211 Jim Anderson - Scottish Leading Sports Personality of the Year (lodged on 23 December 2004) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-2207# Make Poverty History Campaign in 2005 (lodged on 23 December 2004) Sarah Boyack*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-2180 Congratulations to Mordechai Vanunu (lodged on 16 December 2004) Alasdair Morgan*

S2M-2180.1 Congratulations to Mordechai Vanunu (lodged on 11 January 2005) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-2141# Eco Schools Programme (lodged on 9 December 2004) Mary Scanlon*, Dennis Canavan*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-2127 Public Liability Insurance and Community Organisations (lodged on 7 December 2004) Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2114# Robert Burns National Heritage Park (lodged on 6 December 2004) Mary Scanlon*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-2101 A Climate of Fear (lodged on 2 December 2004) Eleanor Scott*



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