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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S2M-2719# Tommy Sheridan: Smugness of English Commentators and Failure of English Football Managers—That the Parliament congratulates the two English Premiership football teams who have reached the semi-final stage of the European Champions League but regrets the continued smugness and arrogance displayed by various English football commentators in relation to this achievement; notes the failure of English-born football managers to secure success in the English FA Cup, the English Premiership, the European Champions League or indeed for the English international team, and hopes that in future years an English team managed by an English manager may reach the latter stages of domestic and European competitions and may even one day win the English Premiership.

*S2M-2718 Colin Fox: Diversions from Prosecution—That the Parliament recognises that diversion from prosecution schemes exist in several local authorities; notes that a diversion from prosecution scheme has been in place in Edinburgh and Midlothian since 1985 and that it has had success for 20 years in diverting from prosecution many first-time, low-risk offenders; recognises Monica Barry and Professor McIvor’s evaluation for the Scottish Executive in 2000, Diversion from Prosecution to Social Work and Other Services, and calls for recognition of this valuable work and for diversion from prosecution to be further developed and rolled out throughout Scotland.

*S2M-2650.1# Murdo Fraser: Protected Geographical Indicator Status for Scotch Whisky—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2650) in the name of Mr Andrew Arbuckle, leave out from first "believes" to end and insert "is aware that the Scotch whisky industry is committed to sourcing barley from Scotland wherever possible, with some 90% of its barley requirements currently sourced in Scotland; notes the Scotch whisky industry’s concerns that any legal requirement on it to use only Scottish cereals might place the industry’s sustainability at threat by putting it at the mercy of the Scottish weather and potentially damaging its international competitiveness, and further notes that Scotch whisky is already protected at EU and WTO level to a higher degree of protection than would be afforded to it, even if it were possible, by Protected Geographical Indicator status."

Supported by: Alex Johnstone*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2715 Racism Ban’d (lodged on 19 April 2005) Rob Gibson*, Alex Neil*, Eleanor Scott*, Dennis Canavan*, Jim Mather*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr John Swinney*, Karen Gillon*, Frances Curran*, Shiona Baird*, Carolyn Leckie*, Cathy Peattie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Bruce Crawford*, Scott Barrie*, Bill Butler*, Richard Lochhead*, Jackie Baillie*, Christine Grahame*, Robert Brown*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2714 World Lupus Day 2005 (lodged on 19 April 2005) Campbell Martin*, Colin Fox*, Shiona Baird*, Chris Ballance*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Christine May*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Eleanor Scott*, Elaine Smith*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-2712# Autistic Spectrum Disorder (lodged on 19 April 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2711 Stonehaven Farmers’ Market (lodged on 18 April 2005) John Scott*, Colin Fox*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-2705 Morgan Jamieson, National Clinical Lead for Children and Young People’s Health (lodged on 15 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2703 Just Youth Intergenerational DVD (lodged on 15 April 2005) Cathie Craigie*, Ms Sandra White*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-2702 Bank of Scotland Midnightleague (lodged on 14 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2701 Publicly-Owned Rail System (lodged on 14 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2700 Senior British Open Golf Championships (lodged on 14 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2699 Homeless World Cup (lodged on 14 April 2005) Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-2698 Public Control of Water and Sewerage Provision in Scotland (lodged on 14 April 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2697 Supporting People (lodged on 13 April 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2695 Tesco’s Profits (lodged on 13 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2688 Equalities Review (lodged on 11 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-2687# Race Equality Duty (lodged on 11 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*

S2M-2683# Trade Justice Week (lodged on 11 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*, Tricia Marwick*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-2682 Gourock to Dunoon Ferry Services (lodged on 11 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-2680 Congratulations to Govan Law Centre (lodged on 7 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2678 Solar One (lodged on 5 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2675# Scottish Achievements (lodged on 4 April 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2671 Baby and Infant Mortality in Inverclyde (lodged on 31 March 2005) Ms Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*

S2M-2670# Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (lodged on 31 March 2005) Mark Ballard*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2669 Crisis in Sudan (lodged on 31 March 2005) Campbell Martin*, Alex Neil*, Mr John Swinney*, Rob Gibson*, Shiona Baird*, Bruce Crawford*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Mike Pringle*, Eleanor Scott*, Rosie Kane*, Bill Butler*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-2662 Nurse Staffing Levels (lodged on 24 March 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2655.1 M74 Decision (lodged on 24 March 2005) Jackie Baillie*

S2M-2654# Archbishop Oscar Romero (lodged on 24 March 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2653 Breakthrough Breast Cancer Drug (lodged on 24 March 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2652 Defend the Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Community against Attack (lodged on 24 March 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2639# Generation Squalor (lodged on 22 March 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2522# Wipe Out Debt (lodged on 3 March 2005) Tricia Marwick*