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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

(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-5376 Ross Finnie: The Draft Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007—That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin*

*S2M-5375 Richard Lochhead: Commemoration of the 1806 Stotfield Fishing Disaster—That the Parliament notes that, on Christmas Day 1806, 21 men of Stotfield in Lossiemouth were all lost at sea and recognises that the local community commemorated the disaster on Christmas Day 2006 to mark its bicentenary; further notes that the local community plans to further commemorate the 1806 tragedy by erecting a granite memorial in the area of Lossiemouth’s West Beach car park, a memorial that will also be dedicated to all the souls from Lossie and all around the coast who have lost their lives to the sea since then, and warmly commends everyone who has helped to organise, and who has contributed to, the Stotfield Disaster Memorial Fund which aims to raise £20,000 towards the cost of the memorial.

*S2M-5374 Donald Gorrie: Indian Music and Dance Co-operative—That the Parliament is concerned at the ending of the funding of the Indian Music and Dance Collective by the Scottish Arts Council from January 2007; values the contribution that the collective has made over 11 years by bringing together people from all races, backgrounds and cultures through learning and performing Indian music and dance; recognises that the collective provides the only regular classes in Scotland for sitar music and related instrumental and vocal music and that these have attracted a big increase in participants; believes that such projects should be supported as important pillars of a culturally vibrant and diverse Scotland, and urges the Scottish Arts Council to rethink its position and the Scottish Executive to support the Indian Music and Dance Collective through cultural and educational funding such as the Youth Music Initiative and through community development and diversity funds.

S2M-5346 Mr Tom McCabe: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure—

(a) charged on the Scottish Consolidated Fund; and

(b) payable out of that Fund for existing purposes,

in consequence of the Act.

S2M-5336 Cathy Jamieson: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Johann Lamont

S2M-5332# Margaret Jamieson: Neighbourhood Services—That the Parliament congratulates East Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran on the establishment of the North West Kilmarnock Primary Care Neighbourhood Services Centre, an ambitious multi-agency partnership project delivering world-class public services for local communities through the co-location of interconnected public bodies at a single site where those who need them most can access them, exemplifying the practice of building public services around the people who use them.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White

S2M-5327# Colin Fox: Bring Back Our Buses Campaign—That the Parliament notes that several vital community bus services in the Edinburgh area have been cut or made virtually unaffordable through fare increases over the last year; applauds the efforts of the South Queensferry Bus Users’ Group in campaigning for affordable fares and of the "Bring Back our Buses" campaign in calling for the retention of frequent services on the 13, 18, 38 routes and the reinstatement of full services on the 67, 20 and 60 routes, which are much used by OAPs and other vulnerable members of excluded communities in Blackhall, Ratho, Dumbiedykes, Wester Hailes and Pilton, and believes that local authorities should be allowed to regulate bus routes and timetables to ensure that marginalised communities are able to access services and amenities.

Supported by: Rosie Kane, Frances Curran, Donald Gorrie

S2M-5302 Withdrawn

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5373 Concern Over New Glasgow Children’s Hospital (lodged on 21 December 2006) Christine Grahame*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rob Gibson*, Frances Curran*, John Swinburne*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-5372 Agency Workers (lodged on 21 December 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-5369 Old Parr Superior, the Finest Whisky in the World (lodged on 21 December 2006) John Swinburne*

S2M-5367 My Money is as Good as Yours (lodged on 20 December 2006) John Swinburne*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*

S2M-5365 Death Threats to Colombian Trade Unionists (lodged on 20 December 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-5359# Cervical Cancer and the HPV Vaccine (lodged on 20 December 2006) Bill Butler*, Frances Curran*

S2M-5358 Welcome Gas Rebate (lodged on 20 December 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-5357 Recognition and Support for Carers (lodged on 20 December 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-5351 Rape and Female Asylum Seekers (lodged on 19 December 2006) Tommy Sheridan*, Shiona Baird*

S2M-5350 Compulsory Advertisements for Charities (lodged on 19 December 2006) Chris Ballance*, John Swinburne*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-5347 Play and the Curriculum for Excellence (lodged on 18 December 2006) Frances Curran*, Chris Ballance*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-5345 Climate Change and Planning (lodged on 18 December 2006) Chris Ballance*, Shiona Baird*, Frances Curran*, Robin Harper*

S2M-5344 Safe Zones (lodged on 18 December 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-5329 Label Scotch in Gaelic (lodged on 14 December 2006) Richard Lochhead*

S2M-5316 Information and Support for Polish Non-UK Nationals in Scotland (lodged on 13 December 2006) Frances Curran*

S2M-5304 More Support Needed for Motor Neurone Disease Sufferers (lodged on 11 December 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-5300 Cancer Poverty (lodged on 11 December 2006) Frances Curran*

S2M-5299 Academic Freedom Must be Safeguarded (lodged on 8 December 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-5287 Trident Renewal Debate (lodged on 6 December 2006) Sarah Boyack*

S2M-5270 Meter Relief (lodged on 5 December 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-5175 Congratulations to the National Osteoporosis Society (lodged on 16 November 2006) John Scott*

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