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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 (<>).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a declarable interest are marked with an "R".An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3604 Shiona Baird: Edinburgh University Students Vote for Zero Waste—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association, taken at its recent AGM, to pass a motion setting itself a target for zero waste; notes that, as well as calling for waste to be reduced by half every five years, the motion also sets a charge for plastic bags in Students’ Association shops; congratulates the students at Edinburgh University for being the first group in Scotland to set a zero waste target, and calls on the University of Edinburgh and the University’s Accommodation Services to accede to student calls to set similar targets.

*S2M-3603# Dr Elaine Murray: One Plus Grow Your Own Training Programme—That the Parliament welcomes the support given to lone parents and other excluded groups by One Plus and its partner organisations, including offering access to vocational training and employment, and believes that the "Grow Your Own" training programme for community workers in north west Dumfries, organised by the Maxwelltown Umbrella Group and One Plus, is an excellent example of partnership working.

*S2M-3602 Patrick Harvie: Campaigners of the Year—That the Parliament warmly congratulates the pupils from Drumchapel High School, who have been named Campaigners of the Year at the Herald Diageo Politician of the Year Awards, and everyone in the school and the wider community who have supported them; recognises that the most fitting reward for their efforts would be for the children of asylum seekers to be given the same basic standards of protection that all other children are entitled to in Scotland and throughout the world, so that they can live in safety and without fear, and therefore urges the Scottish Executive to redouble its efforts and deliver this protection as a matter of the utmost urgency.

*S2M-3601 Fiona Hyslop: Tam the Gun—That the Parliament notes the death of Staff Sergeant Thomas McKay, known as Tam the Gun, who fired the One o’Clock Gun from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle for more than 25 years; acknowledges his contribution to the Scottish tourist industry and the Army Benevolent Fund, and extends its condolences to his family.

Supported by: Margaret Smith*, Mike Pringle*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mark Ballard*

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.

Supported by: Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Colin Fox*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Eleanor Scott*, Tommy Sheridan*, Brian Adam*, Robin Harper*

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.

Supported by: Mr David Davidson*

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, Robin Harper*, Mr David Davidson*, Brian Adam*, Eleanor Scott*, Nora Radcliffe*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rob Gibson*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mike Pringle*

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, Mark Ballard*, Susan Deacon*

*S2M-3595 Donald Gorrie on behalf of the Procedures Committee: Admissibility and Closure of Public Petitions—That the Parliament notes the Procedures Committee’s 6th Report, 2005 (Session 2), Admissibility and Closure of Public Petitions (SP Paper 420), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 30 November 2005.

*S2M-3594 Donald Gorrie on behalf of the Procedures Committee: The Sewel Convention—That the Parliament notes the Procedures Committee’s 7th Report, 2005 (Session 2), The Sewel Convention (SP Paper 428); endorses its conclusions and recommendations, and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 30 November 2005, subject to the requirement in new Rule 9B.3.1 applying only in relation to Bills introduced, or amendments agreed to or tabled (as the case may be), after that date.

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, Mr Mark Ruskell*

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".

S2M-3592 Mike Pringle: Every Penny Counts for Mature Students—That the Parliament supports the Edinburgh University Students’ Association’s "Every Penny Counts" campaign; supports its call that tertiary education should be truly accessible to all students irrespective of age; notes that every penny does count when dealing with student debt and is disappointed that Lothian Buses discriminates against full-time students over the age of 25 by refusing to issue them with student ridacards, and calls on Lothian Buses to reverse this decision.

S2M-3591 Scott Barrie: Investing in Our Children’s Future—That the Parliament notes the Scottish launch of the Fostering Network’s and British Association for Adoption and Fostering’s publication, The Cost of Foster Care; commends the work done by all of those involved in producing this report; notes the gap in funding that exists in Scotland regarding payments to approved foster carers, and considers that all foster carers in Scotland should receive a uniform fostering allowance that fully covers the cost of the care that they provide.

Supported by: Mr Frank McAveety, Margaret Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Helen Eadie, Janis Hughes, 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 Dr Jean Turner: Local Authority Environmental Services Fail to Clean Up Deprived Neighbourhoods—That the Parliament condemns local authorities who fail to clean up deprived neighbourhoods as indicated in a research study by the University of Glasgow, published recently by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; notes that the research, which was based on a survey of 49 local authorities and detailed work in four areas, highlighted that residents in deprived neighbourhoods are getting lower standards of street cleaning and refuse collection services than residents in more affluent areas and that deprived areas have a greater range and severity of problems, particularly regarding graffiti, litter, fly-tipping and poorly maintained public spaces; further notes that, despite the greater problems faced by such neighbourhoods, local authorities are not deploying levels of services and resources which are sufficient to meet their needs; notes that responsible residents living in deprived neighbourhoods, who might previously have been motivated to take good care of their surroundings, lose heart when environmental problems remain unresolved, and considers that the Scottish Executive has a key role in ensuring that the most intensely disadvantaged local authorities have the resources they need to tackle problem neighbourhoods without jeopardising service standards elsewhere.

Supported by: Ms Rosemary Byrne, Brian Adam, Robin Harper, Patrick Harvie, Tommy Sheridan

S2M-3589 Dr Jean Turner: Save the Alexander Elder War Memorial Chapel in the Glasgow Western Infirmary—That the Parliament welcomes any effort by NHS Greater Glasgow to save the Alexander Elder War Memorial chapel when the Western Infirmary closes in 2010-11; notes that the chapel, which was built by John James Burnet, commemorated its 80th year on 8 November 2005 and houses many beautiful stained glass windows and plaques dedicated to doctors and nurses of the Western Infirmary who gave their lives in two world wars, and therefore believes that the chapel should be retained completely, not only because of its historical importance and beauty, but because it is used daily by all faiths and has multi-faith pastors and nuns and because its very existence came about as an act of remembrance for those lost in war.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Phil Gallie, Robin Harper, Tommy Sheridan

S2M-3588 Lewis Macdonald: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 16) (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 16) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/579) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

S2M-3587 Lewis Macdonald: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 15) (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 15) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/575) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

S2M-3586 John Swinburne: Scottish Fiscal Autonomy—That the Parliament considers that the Scottish Executive should call on the UK Government to undertake a referendum to determine whether there is a majority of the Scottish electorate in favour of Scottish fiscal autonomy.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill, Donald Gorrie, Jim Mather, Brian Adam, Stewart Stevenson, Mr John Swinney, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-3582 Mark Ballard: Right to Education—That the Parliament notes that the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) AGM passed a motion to twin EUSA with the Student Council at Birzeit University in the West Bank; further notes that the motion will associate EUSA with the Birzeit "Right to Education" campaign and calls on the University of Edinburgh to twin itself formally with Birzeit University; recognises the difficulties faced by students across the developing world in realising their right to education, and believes that Palestinian education faces enormous challenges resulting from Israeli Defence Forces’ policy and that British institutions such as the University of Edinburgh have an opportunity to assist the emergence of a vibrant Palestinian civil society by supporting the right to education in Palestine.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie

S2M-3576 Margaret Smith: Winter Festivals—That the Parliament welcomes the outcome of research into the popularity of the city of Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay winter festivals; notes their considerable popularity with Edinburgh residents, who make up 43% of their audience, as well as visitors from the rest of the United Kingdom and abroad; recognises that 73% of visitors say that they are more likely to return to Edinburgh after visiting one of the Edinburgh Winter Festival events; celebrates the £35.9 million in economic benefit generated for the city by the 2004-05 winter festivals, and supports the City of Edinburgh Council in its ambition to cater for more than 500,000 visitors during the course of the 2005-06 winter festivals.

Supported by: Mike Pringle, Sarah Boyack, Susan Deacon, Robin Harper, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop

S2M-3575 Dr Jean Turner: Reality at Work in Scotland—That the Parliament continues to recognise the contribution that the voluntary sector and social economy makes to Scotland and, in particular, towards fulfilling the Closing the Opportunity Gap objectives; commends the work of organisations such as Reality at Work in Scotland, which works with local authorities and helps them to fulfil their statutory obligations, providing looked-after children with holidays, and urges the Scottish Executive to continue to press towards the practice of full cost recovery in contracting with local authorities, as well as the development of a detailed strategy to provide more stable direct funding for the voluntary sector, particularly where a strong contribution is made to Closing the Opportunity Gap objectives.

Supported by: Mark Ballard, Ms Sandra White, Rob Gibson, Richard Lochhead, Christine Grahame, Mike Pringle, Eleanor Scott, Chris Ballance, Robin Harper, Carolyn Leckie, Nora Radcliffe, Tommy Sheridan, Shiona Baird, Donald Gorrie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Murdo Fraser, Fiona Hyslop

S2M-3574 Roseanna Cunningham: Scottish Definitive Postage Stamps: Self-Adhesive and Book Format—That the Parliament welcomes Royal Mail’s continuing the production of Scottish definitive stamps; notes, however, market research findings that public awareness of the stamps is low; regrets that the Scottish stamps are not available in tourist centres or many retail outlets; believes that the availability and use of these stamps would be much greater if they were made available in book and self-adhesive format as is done with the UK definitive issue, and supports the campaign by the St Andrew Society and Postwatch Scotland to persuade Royal Mail to promote the Scottish definitive stamps and produce them in book and self-adhesive formats.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Stewart Stevenson, Ms Sandra White, Michael Matheson, Donald Gorrie, Mr John Swinney, Fiona Hyslop, Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*, Eleanor Scott*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Brian Adam*, Derek Brownlee*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Murray Tosh*, Fergus Ewing*, Jim Mather*, Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bruce Crawford*

S2M-3573 Patrick Harvie: Dawn Raid on Ahmed Family—That the Parliament condemns the treatment endured by the Ahmed family, who were removed in a dawn raid recently from their Royston home; considers that the Home Office practice of dawn raids is unacceptable; believes that the horrific experience of the Ahmed family again demonstrates the inhumane and unnecessary methods used by the UK Government in the removal and detention of families with children prior to deportation, which cause fear and distress to the children involved as well as the wider community; further condemns the UK Government for separating 16-year-old Fahad Ahmed, who is still a child under the terms of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, from his family by deporting them to Pakistan without his knowledge; considers that any protocol which is put in place to protect the welfare of children in asylum cases must cover all children, including 16 and 17-year-olds, and calls on the Scottish Executive to demand urgently an end to the practice of dawn raids in Scotland in order to protect the welfare of the children concerned.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Chris Ballance, Linda Fabiani, Robin Harper, Nora Radcliffe, Eleanor Scott, Tommy Sheridan, Rob Gibson, Mike Pringle, Ms Sandra White, Bill Butler, Michael Matheson, Donald Gorrie, Mr Mark Ruskell, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Shiona Baird, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Fiona Hyslop

S2M-3572 Michael Matheson: Scottish Football Team—That the Parliament condemns the British Olympic Association (BOA) on its attempts to undermine the Scottish Football Association (SFA); notes its latest stunt of an internet survey which it claims demonstrates that a majority of Scots support the idea of a GB football team; notes that the survey results included responses from Cumbria and the Isle of Man, demonstrating the BOA’s need for a lesson in Scottish geography; further notes that in total only 90 Scots responded to the survey, highlighting that this was nothing more than a political stunt orchestrated by the BOA; supports the SFA and the majority of Scottish football fans, including the tartan army, who wish Scotland to maintain an independent international football team, and calls on the BOA to focus on organising a successful London Olympics and to respect the decision of the SFA.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, Rob Gibson, Jim Mather, Christine Grahame, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Alasdair Morgan, Campbell Martin, Ms Sandra White, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Donald Gorrie, Richard Lochhead, Mr Bruce McFee, Fergus Ewing, Brian Adam, Alex Neil, Mr John Swinney, Carolyn Leckie, Bruce Crawford, Tommy Sheridan

S2M-3571 Michael Matheson: Support for Museum of Photography—That the Parliament expresses its support for the proposal by the Scottish National Photographic Centre (SNPC) to establish, within the old Royal High School on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, the Hill Adamson Museum of Photography, which will celebrate the unique and profound contribution of Scotland to the art of photography, a contribution which continues to the present day; welcomes the collaboration between the SNPC and the National Galleries of Scotland, which has resulted in an agreement to house the internationally important Scottish National Photography Collection in the care of the SNPC; congratulates the City of Edinburgh Council for its strong endorsement of the plan and Sony UK for its considerable commercial sponsorship of the SNPC to date, and expresses the hope that the outcome of present discussions between the Scottish Executive and the SNPC with regard to a positive contribution by the Executive to these plans will come to fruition at an early date, particularly as without such support the SNPC’s present application to the Heritage Lottery Fund, due to be decided in early December, will be put at risk.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Fiona Hyslop, Christine Grahame, Stewart Stevenson, Alasdair Morgan, Ms Sandra White, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Dr Jean Turner, Mike Pringle, Mr Jamie Stone, Donald Gorrie, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Richard Lochhead, Fergus Ewing, Brian Adam, Jim Mather, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Tricia Marwick, Alex Neil, Mr Jim Wallace, Mr John Swinney, Chris Ballance, Robin Harper, Mr Andrew Welsh, Bruce Crawford, Mr Brian Monteith, Tommy Sheridan

S2M-3568 Shiona Baird: Dundee Sun City—That the Parliament congratulates all involved in the Dundee Sun City initiative, a multi-agency partnership aimed at promoting sustainable urban development by maximising awareness and adoption of both energy-efficiency measures and renewable energy; welcomes the relaunch of the scheme on 18 November 2005 which will see a renewed drive to boost local manufacturing and installation of renewables, including micro-renewables which have the potential to reduce fuel bills and lift households out of fuel poverty; notes that Dundee has the greatest potential for solar energy in Scotland and that Tayside has enormous potential for on and offshore wind, marine renewables and biomass, and believes that the combination of experts from the council, private sector and academia will provide the best opportunity for maximising research and development and job creation in this sustainable growth sector, as well as offering a vision for Scotland’s green future.

Supported by: Eleanor Scott, Mark Ballard, Cathy Peattie, Chris Ballance, Mr Mark Ruskell, Kate Maclean, Patrick Harvie, Rob Gibson, Robin Harper, Richard Lochhead, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Ms Rosemary Byrne

S2M-3567 Christine Grahame: Pringle of Scotland and the Declaration of Arbroath—That the Parliament notes the decision of Pringle of Scotland to withdraw a range of T-shirts containing lines from the Declaration of Arbroath because they perceived them as "anti-English"; notes that the sentiments articulated within this document were in the context of the day an expression of resistance to tyranny, oppression and imperial ambition directed towards the people of Scotland; recognises that the declaration is a founding constitutional document establishing for all time in Scotland conditional monarchy and the sovereignty of the people and that it was the basis for the Declaration of American Independence; congratulates officials of the Parliament who recently exhibited the Declaration of Arbroath and maintain a copy on public display, and therefore urges Pringle of Scotland to reconsider its decision and to recognise in so doing the international significance of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Richard Lochhead, Brian Adam, Fergus Ewing, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Mr Andrew Welsh, Michael Matheson, Mr John Swinney

S2M-3566 Chris Ballance: Fourth World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet—That the Parliament welcomes the decision to hold the fourth World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet in Edinburgh; wishes the delegates well in their deliberations, and hopes that the Chinese Government will respond positively to this initiative and enter more fully into dialogue with the Tibetan government in exile to resolve the difficulties facing their two peoples.

Supported by: Christine Grahame, Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, 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, Elaine Smith*

S2M-3565 Allan Wilson: The Draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Enterprise and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Nicol Stephen

S2M-3564 Johann Lamont: The Draft Private Landlord Registration Modification (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Communities Committee recommends that the draft Private Landlord Registration Modification (Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm

S2M-3563 Rhona Brankin: The Draft Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2005—That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Ross Finnie

S2M-3562 Robin Harper: World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse—That the Parliament recognises the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse on Saturday 19 November 2005; notes Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which requires states parties to take all appropriate legislative, administrative, educational and social measures to protect children from any form of abuse and neglect; encourages the Scottish Executive to maintain momentum in implementing its child protection reform programme and related initiatives; welcomes the CHILDREN 1ST awareness-raising campaign about the needs of children who have suffered abuse and neglect, and agrees that child protection is everybody’s responsibility.

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Mike Pringle, Bruce Crawford, Jackie Baillie, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Fiona Hyslop, Richard Lochhead, Christine Grahame, Eleanor Scott, Marlyn Glen, Cathy Peattie, Chris Ballance, Bill Butler, Linda Fabiani, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Jim Wallace, Ms Sandra White, Karen Whitefield, Shiona Baird, Donald Gorrie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Tommy Sheridan

S2M-3561 Trish Godman: Comprehensive Protection for the Nation’s Emergency Workers—That the Parliament reasserts its long-held view that emergency workers, employed in hospitals, clinics and elsewhere, must be given comprehensive protection as they go about their important work; believes that it was right and proper for the Parliament to enact appropriate legislation in order to give greater security to those who perform such vital, often lifesaving roles, but is of the view that they will continue to be vulnerable to violent assault if the courts fail to inflict condign punishment on those convicted of such vicious crimes.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Donald Gorrie, Jackie Baillie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Helen Eadie, Phil Gallie, Rob Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Des McNulty, Marilyn Livingstone

S2M-3438 Malcolm Chisholm: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Housing (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Johann Lamont

S2M-3415# Roseanna Cunningham: TV Licence and Digital Reception—That the Parliament recognises that there are still many areas in Scotland, including parts of Perthshire, where digital television reception is not possible; notes with concern the desire by the BBC to increase the television licence fee by 2.3% above inflation, and believes that, until such time as the BBC’s entire broadcast output is available to all licence payers, a differential should be introduced into the licence fee to ensure that people who are not receiving a full service do not pay the same licence fee as those who do.

Supported by: Mrs Margaret Ewing, Shiona Baird, Brian Adam, Stewart Stevenson, Nora Radcliffe, Jim Mather, Christine Grahame, Mr Adam Ingram, Rob Gibson, Eleanor Scott, Mr John Swinney, Mr Mark Ruskell, Ms Sandra White, Alex Neil, Donald Gorrie, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Bruce Crawford, Robin Harper, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Tommy Sheridan, Michael Matheson, Richard Lochhead, Mr Bruce McFee, Dr Jean Turner*, Alasdair Morgan*, Alex Fergusson*, John Farquhar Munro*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-3320# Sarah Boyack: Promoting Energy Saving Using Micro and Small-Scale Renewable Technology—That the Parliament believes that micro and small-scale renewable technology offers huge opportunities to tackle both fuel poverty and the causes of climate change; notes the Scottish Executive’s target of achieving a 20% improvement in energy efficiency on 2000 levels by 2010; believes that, to help achieve this target, building standards should be amended to include micro-renewable technology as permitted developments and should require generation capacity to be included in all new developments; particularly notes examples of good practice in Edinburgh Central such as Dunedin Canmore Housing Association’s European award-nominated Slateford Green Development; believes that local authorities should be required to consider the role that micro-generation targets could deliver in achieving sustainable energy and to set appropriate targets accordingly; notes the Energy Savings Trust’s proposal of a flat rate reduction on council tax or its replacement for houses which incorporate certified energy efficiency or micro-renewable technology, and believes that fiscal measures such as these should be actively considered.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Shiona Baird, Cathie Craigie, Bruce Crawford, Helen Eadie, Trish Godman, Patrick Harvie, Dr Sylvia Jackson, Pauline McNeill, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Mark Ruskell, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Robin Harper, Mike Pringle, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Des McNulty, Marlyn Glen, Marilyn Livingstone, Margaret Jamieson, Christine May, Euan Robson, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Cathy Peattie, Ms Wendy Alexander, Chris Ballance, Rob Gibson, Eleanor Scott, Richard Lochhead, Donald Gorrie, Iain Smith, Dr Jean Turner, Susan Deacon, Alex Fergusson, Scott Barrie, Mr Jamie Stone, Murray Tosh, Mark Ballard

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3560 Stirling Students’ Support for Palestinian Right to Education Campaign (lodged on 11 November 2005) Marlyn Glen*

S2M-3559<> A Full Discussion on CFP Withdrawal (lodged on 11 November 2005) Richard Lochhead*

S2M-3557 Congratulations to St Mirren Football Club (lodged on 10 November 2005) Scott Barrie*

S2M-3556# Deanburn Primary School (lodged on 10 November 2005) Patrick Harvie*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-3553# The Thistle Travel Card Scheme (lodged on 10 November 2005) Mr David Davidson*

S2M-3548# Excess Winter Deaths (lodged on 9 November 2005) Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-3418 Use of Scottish Airports by CIA Rendition Flights (lodged on 17 October 2005) Mike Pringle*

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