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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3246 Cathy Peattie: Amazon Ferry—That the Parliament congratulates the Vine Trust of Bo’ness on the commissioning of its second medical ship, the MV Amazon Hope II, which is currently touring Scotland before its departure for Peru where it will join its sister ship in providing health and hope to many communities along the banks of the Amazon and its tributaries; applauds the valuable work of Scottish volunteers involved in these and other projects in Peru, and urges the Scottish Executive and Scottish companies and public bodies to support the further extension of this and other Latin American links and aid projects.

*S2M-3245# Mrs Nanette Milne: Communication Impairment—That the Parliament notes that there are an estimated 250,000 people in Scotland who have communication impairment; recognises that communication impairment can affect every waking moment of a person’s life and that those affected by communication impairment, by definition, are not easily able to speak up about their needs, and believes that the Scottish Executive should take immediate steps to support quality social action research in order to develop a comprehensive and coherent framework for action on communication impairment in Scotland.

*S2M-3243# Helen Eadie: Supporters Hope that SFA will Admit John Thomson to Hall of Fame—That the Parliament notes that football supporters across Scotland continue to honour the memory of John Thomson, the young Celtic football player who so tragically lost his life in 1931; further notes that the people of Cardenden, in particular, and Scotland, generally, have continued annually since his death to honour and pay tribute to this legendary international football player who continues to serve as a role model for Scotland’s children as a person who was so decent, so upstanding and so honoured for setting standards for behaviour in football of all that is best, and hopes that the Scottish Football Association will admit John Thomson to Scotland’s Hall of Fame.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Rob Gibson*, Marlyn Glen*, Tommy Sheridan*

*S2M-3242# Alex Johnstone: Scottish Food Fortnight—That the Parliament congratulates the organisers of Scottish Food Fortnight which seeks to reconnect the people of Scotland with their countryside through the continuing promotion of high quality local produce to local people; recognises the importance of food production to the rural economy and supports efforts to promote rural enterprise and diversification of small businesses; notes the nutritional value of quality local fresh produce and the environmental benefits of reducing transport costs as promoted by Scottish Food Fortnight, and believes that the Scottish Executive should take measures to increase the use of local, regional and Scottish produce by organisations such as schools and hospitals.

Supported by: Phil Gallie*, Alex Fergusson*, Mary Scanlon*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Mark Ballard*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Ms Sandra White*, Eleanor Scott*, Murray Tosh*, John Scott*, Robin Harper*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Margaret Mitchell*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-3241 Stewart Stevenson: Oban Airport—That the Parliament congratulates the operators of Oban airport on winning the Flyer "UK Airport of the Year" award for the second time, the first time any airfield has repeated previous success and looks to the owners, Argyll and Bute Council, to ensure that any future development of the airfield builds on success by listening to the management who through dedication and hard work, coupled with very modest investment, have turned an all-but-derelict facility with one-fortieth of today’s aircraft movements into a winner.

Supported by: Jim Mather*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Fergus Ewing*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*

*S2M-3240# Mrs Mary Mulligan: Looked-after Young People—That the Parliament congratulates the looked-after young people of West Lothian who presented "Having Your Say" to MSPs; recognises the work of the young people in producing such a thought-provoking presentation and acknowledges the challenges they face, particularly in relation to education, and believes that MSPs should communicate further with the West Lothian young people, and other looked-after young people, to address the educational needs which they identified.

*S2M-3239 Hugh Henry: The Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson*

*S2M-3238 Lewis Macdonald: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 10) (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 10) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/431) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr*

*S2M-3237 Lewis Macdonald: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 9) (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 9) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/421) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr*

*S2M-3236 Patrick Harvie: Software Freedom Day—That the Parliament congratulates the organisers of Software Freedom Day for working to highlight the Free and Open Source Software movement; notes that a Software Freedom Day event will take place in Edinburgh on Saturday 10 September 2005 at which members of the public will be able to try free and open source software such as Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Firefox for themselves; recognises the benefits which could exist for the public sector in making greater use of such products, including those produced by Scottish software developers; further recognises that free and open source software is founded on principles with important political concepts which have the potential for application to other areas of society and the economy, and urges the Scottish Executive to examine the scope for free and open source software throughout the public sector.

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mark Ballard*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rob Gibson*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-3235 Des McNulty on behalf of the Finance Committee: Budget Process (Written Agreements)—That the Parliament notes the three written agreements on the budgeting process between the Finance Committee and the Scottish Executive on the budgeting process (SP Paper 398) and agrees their terms.

*S2M-3234 Des McNulty on behalf of the Finance Committee: Budget Process (Written Agreements)—That the Parliament notes the two written agreements on the budgeting process between the Finance Committee and (a) the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body and (b) the Scottish Commission for Public Audit (SP Papers 399 and 400 respectively) and agrees their terms.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3232 Pregnant and Productive (lodged on 6 September 2005) Patrick Harvie*, Ms Sandra White*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Chris Ballance*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-3231# World Alzheimer’s Day - 21 September 2005 (lodged on 6 September 2005) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Margaret Jamieson*, Murray Tosh*, Brian Adam*, Eleanor Scott*, Michael McMahon*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mike Pringle*, Janis Hughes*, Phil Gallie*, Helen Eadie*, Margaret Mitchell*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Ms Sandra White*, Bill Butler*, Karen Whitefield*, Robin Harper*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Sarah Boyack*, Chris Ballance*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-3230 EU Sugar Reform (lodged on 6 September 2005) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-3226# Summer Academy @ Strathclyde (lodged on 5 September 2005) Christine May*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Trish Godman*, Chris Ballance*, Paul Martin*, Michael McMahon*, Robin Harper*

S2M-3225 International Suicide Prevention Week: "Help a Friend Stay in the Game" (lodged on 5 September 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-3223 Support for the Scottish Football Team (lodged on 2 September 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-3222 Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (lodged on 2 September 2005) Chris Ballance*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-3221 Removal of Asylum Seekers’ Children (lodged on 1 September 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-3220# The Future Provision of Emergency and Unscheduled Care Services in Ayrshire and Arran (lodged on 1 September 2005) Mr David Davidson*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Alex Neil*, Mike Rumbles*, Bill Aitken*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Ms Sandra White*, Margaret Mitchell*

S2M-3219# Future of Crofting (lodged on 1 September 2005) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S2M-3218 Stop Climate Chaos (lodged on 1 September 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-3215 Goats, A Pair of Oxen and a Plough (lodged on 31 August 2005) Alex Neil*, Robin Harper*, Rob Gibson*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Ms Sandra White*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Fiona Hyslop*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-3212 Eco Prize for Creativity (lodged on 31 August 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-3204# Planning Applications for Wind Power Developments (lodged on 30 August 2005) Mary Scanlon*

S2M-3202 Costs of Backing the British Council (lodged on 29 August 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rob Gibson*

S2M-3194 Single Status Agreement (lodged on 29 August 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-3193 Drug and Alcohol Project (Levenmouth) (lodged on 29 August 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S2M-3192 Arbroath Abbey Pageant Society (lodged on 26 August 2005) David McLetchie*

S2M-3188 Robin House (lodged on 24 August 2005) Trish Godman*

S2M-3171# Victims’ Rights (lodged on 19 August 2005) Janis Hughes*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S2M-3135# Wallace and Moray Commemoration (lodged on 29 July 2005) Mrs Margaret Ewing*



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