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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3019 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 29 June 2005

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Housing (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Housing (Scotland) Bill

12 noon Ministerial Statement: White Paper on Modernising the Planning System

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by First Minister’s Motion to appoint Ministers

2.35 pm Stage 3 Proceedings: Transport (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 30 June 2005

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Finance Committee Debate: 2nd Report 2005, Cross-cutting Expenditure Review of Economic Development

10.45 am Stage 3 Proceedings: Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

12.30 pm Members’ Business

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Health and Community Care;

Environment and Rural Development

2.55 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.00 pm Decision Time

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3018 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of Standing Orders be suspended for the purpose of Members’ Business on Thursday 30 June 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3017 Donald Gorrie: Young People’s Fund for Scotland—That the Parliament notes the forthcoming launch of the Big Lottery Fund’s £20 million Young People’s Fund for Scotland, in which young people will have a major influence on the choice of the outcomes which the fund will achieve; welcomes all those attending the Young People’s Fund event on Friday 24 June 2005 in the Parliament building; congratulates the Big Lottery Fund for enabling young peoples’ views to be heard and acted upon, and thanks Young Scot for its assistance in the organisation of the event.

*S2M-3016 Rosie Kane: The War on All Terror—That the Parliament supports the efforts of Fidel Castro and the Cuban people in their pursuit of justice in relation to Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, who have openly boasted about their involvement in terrorist attacks on Cuban citizens throughout the world, including the bombing of a Cuban Airline in 1976 which resulted in the deaths of all 73 people on board, including five students who were travelling to Cuba to train as doctors and the Cuban teenage fencing team who were described disgustingly on Miami TV by Orlando Bosch as "niggers"; considers that George W Bush, the President of the United States of America, cannot wage a "War on Terror" around the world warning countries that they must not hide terrorists when his own administration is doing exactly that in relation to Carriles and Bosch; furthermore congratulates Fidel Castro for his openness and honesty in gathering together 700 delegates from 67 different countries, including the United Kingdom, America, Australia, Spain and Russia, to hear evidence at a three-day forum in Havana from 2 to 4 June 2005 which was broadcast live and unedited throughout Cuba, the Caribbean, parts of America and on the internet to the rest of the world; thanks the Cuban Government for furnishing us with video footage of the entire event, and asks that the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, raises the issue with George W Bush when they meet at Gleneagles.

*S2M-3015 Mr Tom McCabe: Financial Management 2004-5, including Provisional Outturn Figures—That the Parliament notes the improved financial management of the Scottish Executive, including the latest provisional outturn figures; encourages the Executive to continue its constructive dialogue with the Finance Committee to improve understanding, transparency and scrutiny, and notes the importance of this process to the efficient delivery of commitments outlined in A Partnership for a Better Scotland.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3014 Mr Mark Ruskell: European Greenhouse Gas Emissions - No Cause for Celebration—That the Parliament notes with grave concern the new report by the European Environment Agency, Annual European Community greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2003 and inventory report 2005, which shows that European greenhouse gas emissions are rising; further notes that European countries which accept the need for urgent action on climate change but are failing to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions have little moral authority to negotiate emissions reductions with the United States of America (USA); believes that, in advance of the G8 summit, a commitment to more serious action by all nations in Europe is vital so that maximum pressure can be applied on the G8 countries, and especially the USA; acknowledges that it is the poorest countries which will be hit hardest by droughts, water shortages, crop losses, major storm events, flooding and disease, and strongly believes that Scotland should show a lead by committing itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as a matter of urgency.

*S2M-3013 Rosie Kane: The Education Service—That the Parliament thanks the primary 6 pupils from Corpus Christi Primary School, Glasgow, who visited the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 21 June 2005 as guests of the Scottish Parliament Education Service, for their well-thought-out and challenging questions; recognises the excellent work carried out by the Education Service in the Parliament; notes the skill with which the education officers adapt their presentation to include the many age groups who visit, and looks forward to seeing many more young people enjoy and learn about the Scottish Parliament through the Education Service.

*S2M-3012 Cathy Jamieson: Legal Aid Reform—That the Parliament recognises the crucial role which publicly funded legal aid, advice and information has in guiding individuals towards resolution of legal problems; welcomes the Scottish Executive’s consultation on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of publicly funded legal assistance, and supports the Executive’s determination to continue to work in partnership with the legal profession and the public and voluntary sectors to develop a system that effectively supports those who require it.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S2M-3011 Alex Johnstone: Congratulations to Arbroath High School—That the Parliament congratulates the four sixth-year pupils from Arbroath High School who won the annual "Shares4Schools" competition; notes that, despite the fact that none of the team had any prior experience of stocks and shares, their result soundly beat many professional market analysts, and furthermore recognises the benefits open to all of a free market, capitalist economy which allows individuals to reap the benefits of their hard work and talents.

*S2M-3010 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 6 October 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3009 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 4 October 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3008 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 1 December 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3007 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 6 October 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3006 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 12.3.3A of Standing Orders be suspended for the purpose of allowing the Justice 1 Committee to meet in the morning of Wednesday 29 June 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3005 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees that—

(a) for the purposes of allowing the meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 30 June 2005 to continue beyond 5.30 pm, the word "Wednesday" in Rules 2.2.4 and 2.2.5(c) be suspended and that the word "Thursday" be substituted for it in each place, and that Rule 2.2.5(a) be suspended;

(b) under Rule 2.2.4 thus varied, the meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 30 June 2005 may continue to 7.00 pm; and

(c) Decision Time on Thursday 30 June 2005 shall begin at 6.00 pm.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3004 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Meeting of the Parliament—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) that the meeting of the Parliament on Wednesday 29 June 2005 may continue until 7.00 pm, as permitted under Rule 2.2.4; and

(b) that Decision Time on Wednesday 29 June 2005 shall begin at 6.00 pm.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3003 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Environment and Rural Development Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3002 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Eleanor Scott be appointed to replace Robin Harper on the Audit Committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3001 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Chris Ballance be appointed to replace Mark Ballard on the Procedures Committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-3000 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Shiona Baird be appointed to replace Chris Ballance on the Enterprise and Culture Committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2999 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that John Swinburne be appointed to replace Shiona Baird on the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2998 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Mark Ballard be appointed to replace John Swinburne on the Finance Committee.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2997 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (Consequential Modifications and Amendments) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2996 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Police (Scotland) Act 1967) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2995 Mark Ballard: Royal Highland Show Reception—That the Parliament welcomes the Royal Highland Show reception in the garden lobby of the Scottish Parliament building at 5.30 pm on 21 June 2005 to celebrate the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston from 23 to 26 June; notes the importance of the show in attracting 150,000 visitors annually to see 2,000 exhibitors at Scotland’s largest showcase for food and drink; further notes that the Royal Highland Showground attracts 1.2 million visitors annually, and supports the future of this excellent event at Ingliston.

*S2M-2994 Richard Baker: Free Swimming Lessons in Aberdeen—That the Parliament notes with concern that Aberdeen City Council is considering ending the provision of free swimming lessons for children in the city; notes Aberdeen City Council’s "Active City" programme which aims to encourage young people in Aberdeen to exercise and lead a healthy lifestyle; believes that free swimming lessons are an excellent way of introducing young people to exercise and healthy living; notes that the issue will be discussed at a full meeting of the council later this month, and believes that Aberdeen City Council should reconsider its plans to end the provision of free lessons.

Supported by: Rosie Kane*, Chris Ballance*, Eleanor Scott*, Frances Curran*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Michael McMahon*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Maureen Macmillan*, Shiona Baird*

*S2M-2994.1 Brian Adam: Free Swimming Lessons in Aberdeen—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2994) in the name of Richard Baker, insert at end "further notes that the Aberdeen City Council Labour Group supported the Liberal/Tory administration at the council’s Resources Management Committee when it refused to secure the future of these lessons, and hopes that the Labour Group will see sense at the next full council meeting and vote to retain free swimming lessons."

*S2M-2994.2 Mr Bruce McFee: Free Swimming Lessons in Aberdeen—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2994) in the name of Richard Baker, insert after "considering" "following the bad example of Labour-controlled Renfrewshire Council by".

*S2M-2993 Margaret Smith: Tackling Homophobic Bullying—That the Parliament recognises and deplores acts of homophobic bullying in schools throughout Scotland; endorses the work of the Scottish Executive, in conjunction with various partner organisations, towards making the school environment inclusive and supportive for staff and pupils of any sexual identity or orientation; calls on the Executive to address the current lack of specialist support for victims of homophobic bullying in Scottish schools, and welcomes the "Education for All" umbrella campaign, supported by LGBT Youth Scotland, Parents Enquiry Scotland and Stonewall Scotland, as a provider of information, research and encouragement for those schools that are seeking to develop strategies for confronting homophobic bullying.

Supported by: Patrick Harvie*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Rosie Kane*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Robin Harper*, Linda Fabiani*, Bruce Crawford*, Mike Pringle*, Ms Sandra White*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Shiona Baird*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Susan Deacon*

*S2M-2987.1# Mrs Mary Mulligan: Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2987) in the name of Fiona Hyslop, leave out from second "notes" to end and insert "suggests, however, that following the publication of Her Majesty’s Government’s White Paper, The Future of Air Transport, the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland considers alternative sites such as the west of West Lothian, an area which has the advantage of strong transport links, having both the M8 and M9 nearby and the opportunity of a railway station on the reopened Airdrie to Bathgate line, and notes that such a site would also be more accessible for people coming from Lanarkshire, Glasgow and the west of Scotland, while still linking the more rural parts of Scotland in the Borders and the Highlands."

*S2M-2776.1 Bruce Crawford: Licensing (Scotland) Bill—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2776) in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, insert at end "but, in so doing, notes the concerns expressed by the Local Government and Transport Committee in its Stage 1 Report on the Bill that, in respect of the Financial Memorandum, it considered that more robust financial details were required and as a result the committee was not in a position to determine whether the Financial Memorandum was adequate."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2992 Huntington’s Awareness Week - 20 to 27 June 2005 (lodged on 20 June 2005) Rosie Kane*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Carolyn Leckie*, Alex Johnstone*, Alex Fergusson*, Murray Tosh*, Eleanor Scott*, Mary Scanlon*, Ms Sandra White*, Fiona Hyslop*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Shiona Baird*, Murdo Fraser*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-2991 Colitis and Crohn’s Week - 18 to 26 June 2005 (lodged on 20 June 2005) Mr Bruce McFee*, Eleanor Scott*, Alex Fergusson*, Mary Scanlon*, David McLetchie*, Alex Johnstone*, Ms Sandra White*, Rosie Kane*, Fiona Hyslop*, Frances Curran*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Shiona Baird*, Murdo Fraser*, Murray Tosh*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr David Davidson*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-2990 Africa: Up in Smoke? (lodged on 20 June 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-2987# Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (lodged on 17 June 2005) Rob Gibson*, Alex Fergusson*, Michael Matheson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Chris Ballance*, Alex Johnstone*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2984 United Kingdom’s First Legal Humanist Marriage (lodged on 16 June 2005) Dr Jean Turner*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Rosie Kane*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2981 London Assembly Rejects ID Cards (lodged on 16 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2980 Upholding Rights at G8 (lodged on 16 June 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-2979 Renewable Opportunities in Scotland (lodged on 16 June 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*

S2M-2978 Gleneagles Plan of Action (lodged on 16 June 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2976 Berries on the Menu (lodged on 16 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2975 Stage 3 of Major Bills (lodged on 16 June 2005) Miss Annabel Goldie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2974 Welcome End to Slopping Out at HM Prison Edinburgh (lodged on 16 June 2005) Rosie Kane*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2971 Tartan Army Supporting the Children of Belarus (lodged on 15 June 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2969 Falling Public Support for ID Cards (lodged on 15 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2968 Green Transport Week and Bike Week, 11 to 19 June 2005 (lodged on 15 June 2005) Rosie Kane*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Mark Ruskell*

S2M-2965 Fantastic It’s Not Plastic (lodged on 14 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2964 Inside Deep Throat (lodged on 14 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2963 Keep Coca-Cola out of LIVE 8 (lodged on 14 June 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*

S2M-2959 Knife Crime in Strathclyde (lodged on 13 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2956 Diabetes Week, 12 to 18 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-2955 Men’s Health Week, 13 to 19 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Rosie Kane*, Murray Tosh*, John Scott*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Dr Jean Turner*, Murdo Fraser*, Stewart Stevenson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2954 World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-2951# W8 Summit (lodged on 10 June 2005) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-2949 The Big Ask for Scotland (lodged on 10 June 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-2938 Parliament Welcomes Jobs Fair in Glasgow (lodged on 8 June 2005) Susan Deacon*

S2M-2912 British Heart Foundation Scotland’s Help a Heart Week: 4 to 12 June 2005 (lodged on 3 June 2005) Susan Deacon*

S2M-2911# Affordable Rented Housing (lodged on 2 June 2005) Susan Deacon*

S2M-2838 Congratulations to RHET Ayrshire and Arran Countryside Initiative (lodged on 19 May 2005) Robin Harper*

S2M-2833# Closure of Clydesdale Bank Branches (lodged on 18 May 2005) Michael Matheson*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2813 Christian Aid Week - 15 to 21 May 2005 (lodged on 16 May 2005) Susan Deacon*

S2M-2703# Just Youth Intergenerational DVD (lodged on 15 April 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*



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