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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2858# Mr Brian Monteith: Parental Responsibility—That the Parliament notes with concern remarks attributed by BBC News online to Julie Atkins, whose daughters each gave birth to babies last year when aged 12, 14 and 16, that “I don’t care what people say about me, I blame the schools”; believes that the passing of responsibility on to schools is symptomatic of many of the problems facing communities in Scotland and across Britain whereby parents refuse to take the necessary responsibility for their children’s actions; congratulates Prime Minister, Tony Blair, for acknowledging that “what I cannot do is raise someone’s children for them”; believes that centrally directed sexual health strategies, such as the Scottish Executive’s own sexual health and relationships strategy, will have a limited reach; and, in light of Scotland’s high rates of youth crime, antisocial behaviour, school indiscipline and under-age pregnancy, and considers that the Scottish Executive should publicly affirm the primary responsibility of parents in ensuring that their children are brought up with respect for themselves and others.

* S2M-2857 Euan Robson: 3rd Meeting, World Youth Congress—That the Parliament welcomes the Peace Child International 3 rd World Youth Congress in Stirling from 30 July to 8 August 2005, facilitated by the Scottish Executive; recognises the contribution that the event will make to youth-led sustainable development across the world; looks forward to welcoming the 600 delegates to the Parliament on the last weekend of the congress and warmly commends their efforts as youth leaders in pursuit of the UN Millennium Development Goals; supports the active involvement of young Scots in the global development agenda, as highlighted by the congress and through the Change 05 initiative, and welcomes the opportunity that the congress brings to promote Scotland on an international stage.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*

* S2M-2856 Mr Stewart Maxwell: World No Tobacco Day—That the Parliament notes that 31 May 2005 is World No Tobacco Day; congratulates Scottish health professionals on their efforts to help the estimated 70% of smokers who wish to quit, and believes that the introduction of a ban on smoking in enclosed premises in Scotland will support the efforts of health professionals to make Scotland a smoke-free country.

* S2M-2855 Mr David Davidson: All Energy Conference - Aberdeen, 25 and 26 May 2005—That the Parliament notes the All Energy 2005 conference at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 25 and 26 May 2005; welcomes and congratulates all involved in the conference; recognises the importance of Aberdeen as the energy capital of Europe and as a major centre for the development of renewable energy, including wind, wave, tidal, solar and biomass; recognises the benefit to the Scottish economy of these developments, and calls on the Scottish Executive to support the development of sustainable alternatives to onshore wind energy and to congratulate north-east companies, academics and industrialists involved in their development.

* S2M-2854 Bristow Muldoon on behalf of the Local Government and Transport Committee: 4th Report 2005 (Session 2) of the Local Government and Transport Committee, Inquiry into Issues arising from the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the Local Government and Transport Committee’s 4th Report 2005 (Session 2): Inquiry into issues arising from the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001 (SP Paper 316).

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2852 #A Cure for ME? (lodged on 20 May 2005) Fergus Ewing*

S2M-2847 Developing Marine Energy Technology (lodged on 19 May 2005) Margaret Jamieson*, Scott Barrie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mr David Davidson*

S2M-2847.1 Developing Marine Energy Technology (lodged on 20 May 2005) Patrick Harvie*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Robin Harper*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mark Ballard*

S2M-2846 Edinburgh Airport Blueprint Development (lodged on 19 May 2005) Mr David Davidson*, Sarah Boyack*, Mike Pringle*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-2845 Wave Energy (lodged on 19 May 2005) Robert Brown*

S2M-2844 #Ocean Power Delivery’s Commercial Success and Scotland’s Wave Energy Future (lodged on 19 May 2005) Fergus Ewing*

S2M-2841 #Powers of the Scottish Parliament (lodged on 19 May 2005) Christine Grahame*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Campbell Martin*, Ms Sandra White*, Fergus Ewing*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*, Alex Neil*, Mark Ballard*

S2M-2840 #Nurse Recruitment and Retention (lodged on 19 May 2005) Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2839 Ocean Power Delivery in Portugal (lodged on 19 May 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*

S2M-2836 Wind Power in the UK (lodged on 19 May 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Robin Harper*

S2M-2834 Solidarity with the Erskine Bridge Toll Workers (lodged on 18 May 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2833 #Closure of Clydesdale Bank Branches (lodged on 18 May 2005) Margaret Mitchell*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2832 #Welfare and Education at Dungavel (lodged on 18 May 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Elaine Smith*

S2M-2823 #Dungavel’s Children (lodged on 17 May 2005) Robin Harper*

S2M-2819 #Make Poverty History (lodged on 17 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2815 Adult Learners’ Week (lodged on 16 May 2005) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-2810 Solidarity with the NUJ and BECTU (lodged on 13 May 2005) Robin Harper*

S2M-2745 Careers Scotland Dispute (lodged on 29 April 2005) Margaret Smith*

S2M-2677 Development Aid for Oil (lodged on 4 April 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Patrick Harvie*, Robin Harper*, Shiona Baird*