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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 eligible for consideration for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#).

Motions submitted for members’ business in the Parliament but which have not yet received the requisite cross-party support are marked with a diamond symbol (u ).

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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3600 Dr Jean Turner: Outsourcing of NHS Laboratory Services—That the Parliament condemns any proposals that laboratory services provided in the NHS should be outsourced to private laboratories, either in the United Kingdom or abroad; recognises that laboratory services are an essential clinical component in the management of patients and are not "figure factories"; notes that close consultation between laboratory consultants and the referring clinician is essential to maintain a safe clinical environment for patients, and believes that it is essential that laboratories continue to provide training and expertise at both medical and scientific levels and that acquired skills are not lost.

*S2M-3599 John Swinburne: The Return of Pension Contributions to Ex-employees of the Scottish Bus Group—That the Parliament deplores the unacceptable treatment accorded to the former employees of the Scottish Bus Group in respect of their pension entitlement which was appropriated by HM Treasury when the Bus Group was privatised in 1990; further deplores the decision by HM Treasury to return only 45% of the contributions taken, and demands that the remaining 55%, which totals around £100 million plus the interest accrued, be returned immediately.

*S2M-3598 Robin Harper: Welcome Barnardo’s Scotland to the Parliament—That the Parliament welcomes the Barnardo’s Scotland stall which will be in the Garden Lobby of the Parliament for the week beginning 21 November 2005; recognises that the stall will be highlighting the organisation’s 62 children’s services, which support almost 10,000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families in overcoming challenges, including sexual abuse, exclusion from school, HIV/AIDS, leaving care, substance misuse, disabilities, mental health issues and social exclusion, and notes that representatives of Barnardo’s Tayside Domestic Abuse Initiative, Glasgow Street Team and Fighting Against Child Exploitation (FACE) services will be present on the stall to discuss their work.

*S2M-3597 Patrick Harvie: Former MI5 Chief’s Comments on ID Cards—That the Parliament agrees with comments by Dame Stella Rimington, former MI5 Director General, that ID cards are documents that could be easily forged and are therefore effectively useless in efforts to end terrorism; notes that Dame Stella further commented that people working for intelligence services, particularly MI5, would be unlikely to press for ID cards; further notes that, of the 25 countries that have been most adversely affected by terrorism since 1986, 80% have national identity cards, one third of which incorporate biometrics; believes that the introduction of the UK Identity Cards Bill will be a costly, impractical and ineffective response to the problems of security and fraud, and calls on the UK Government to drop its current proposals for ID cards and a national identity database.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop*, Stewart Stevenson*, Carolyn Leckie*, Murdo Fraser*, Derek Brownlee*, Ms Sandra White*, Campbell Martin*

*S2M-3596 Shiona Baird: Scottish Parliament Crèche—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) is currently reviewing, and considering making cuts to, its provision of crèche facilities within the Parliament; believes that the crèche has an important role to play in upholding the founding principles of the Scottish Parliament, especially with regard to equal opportunities, accessibility and openness; acknowledges that childcare facilities within the workplace exemplify best practice for employers, a standard to which the Parliament is essentially committed; notes the success of the Scottish Executive’s nursery at Victoria Quay, which currently has a waiting list in addition to space for 36 children, and suggests that the SPCB canvasses the requirements of MSPs, staff and all visitors in order to assess critically the structure and scope of the Parliament’s crèche provision, so that the service can be developed to meet the needs of all interested parties.

Supported by: Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Chris Ballance*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Sandra White*, Robin Harper*, Tommy Sheridan*, Cathy Peattie*, Dennis Canavan*, Colin Fox*, Carolyn Leckie*

*S2M-3593 Shiona Baird: Safe Haven for Trafficked Women in Glasgow—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow City Council on its establishment of a 30-day "safe haven" for women trafficked into the sex trade so that they can receive medical assistance, legal guidance and counselling; notes that the Home Office has dispensed with its usual immigration rules in this instance so that trafficked foreign women will be afforded assistance and support to escape from the sex trade rather than face instant deportation; commends this initiative for reflecting a core tenet of a recent Council of Europe Directive on the trafficking of human beings, despite it not being Home Office policy, and urges the Scottish Executive to put pressure on the UK Government to adopt this humanitarian directive and expedite the removal of all legal obstacles to the establishment of safe havens for trafficked women in Scotland.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Fiona Hyslop*, Ms Sandra White*, Eleanor Scott*, Robin Harper*, Chris Ballance*

*S2M-3593.1 Carolyn Leckie: Safe Haven for Trafficked Women in Glasgow—As an amendment to motion (S2M-3593) in the name of Shiona Baird, after second "establishment of" insert "permanent".

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3591 Investing in Our Children’s Future (lodged on 16 November 2005) Ms Wendy Alexander*, Jackie Baillie*, Sarah Boyack*, Chris Ballance*, Bill Butler*, Bruce Crawford*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Christine May*, Kate Maclean*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mike Pringle*, Karen Whitefield*, Colin Fox*, Tommy Sheridan*, Eleanor Scott*, Fiona Hyslop*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-3590 Local Authority Environmental Services Fail to Clean Up Deprived Neighbourhoods (lodged on 16 November 2005) Brian Adam*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-3589 Save the Alexander Elder War Memorial Chapel in the Glasgow Western Infirmary (lodged on 16 November 2005) Phil Gallie*, Robin Harper*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-3586 Scottish Fiscal Autonomy (lodged on 16 November 2005) Stewart Stevenson*, Mr John Swinney*

S2M-3576 Winter Festivals (lodged on 15 November 2005) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3575 Reality at Work in Scotland (lodged on 15 November 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Murdo Fraser*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3574 Scottish Definitive Postage Stamps: Self-Adhesive and Book Format (lodged on 15 November 2005) Mr John Swinney*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3573 Dawn Raid on Ahmed Family (lodged on 15 November 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-3572 Scottish Football Team (lodged on 15 November 2005) Bruce Crawford*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-3571 Support for Museum of Photography (lodged on 15 November 2005) Chris Ballance*, Robin Harper*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-3568 Dundee Sun City (lodged on 14 November 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-3567 Pringle of Scotland and the Declaration of Arbroath (lodged on 14 November 2005) Mr John Swinney*

S2M-3566 Fourth World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet (lodged on 14 November 2005) Shiona Baird*, Linda Fabiani*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Euan Robson*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Butler*, Tommy Sheridan*, Eleanor Scott*, Margaret Mitchell*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Cathy Peattie*

S2M-3562 World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse (lodged on 14 November 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-3561 Comprehensive Protection for the Nation’s Emergency Workers (lodged on 14 November 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Helen Eadie*, Phil Gallie*, Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Des McNulty*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-3560 Stirling Students’ Support for Palestinian Right to Education Campaign (lodged on 11 November 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Campbell Martin*, Tommy Sheridan*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S2M-3558# The Tayside Project (lodged on 11 November 2005) Brian Adam*, Bruce Crawford*

S2M-3556# Deanburn Primary School (lodged on 10 November 2005) Jackie Baillie*, Shiona Baird*, Sarah Boyack*, Chris Ballance*, Helen Eadie*, Robin Harper*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Margaret Mitchell*

S2M-3555 Compensation for Hearing Loss for Ex-Servicemen and Women (lodged on 10 November 2005) Robin Harper*, Stewart Stevenson*, Bruce Crawford*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-3548# Excess Winter Deaths (lodged on 9 November 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-3542 Teaching of Scottish History (lodged on 8 November 2005) Mr Bruce McFee*

S2M-3529 Congratulations to Bankhead Academy, Aberdeen (lodged on 7 November 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-3528 Supermarket Buying Power (lodged on 7 November 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Mr John Swinney*

S2M-3526 Look at Me - Moving Forward at the Royal Blind School, Edinburgh (lodged on 7 November 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-3524 British Heart Foundation’s Food4Thought Campaign 2005 (lodged on 7 November 2005) Mike Pringle*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-3414 Trade Justice (lodged on 13 October 2005) Iain Smith*

S2M-3387 Treatment for Mild Depression (lodged on 4 October 2005) Mike Pringle*

S2M-3378 Guide Dogs for the Blind Re-think Rehab (lodged on 3 October 2005) Margaret Mitchell*

S2M-3320# Promoting Energy Saving Using Micro and Small-Scale Renewable Technology (lodged on 20 September 2005) Mark Ballard*

S2M-3245# Communication Impairment (lodged on 7 September 2005) Mike Pringle*

S2M-3190# Supply of Affordable Housing in Rural Areas (lodged on 26 August 2005) Mr Andrew Welsh*

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