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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5516 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Prostitution (Public Places) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 16 February 2007.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5515 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 7 February 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Promotion of Tartan and Scotland’s Tartan Industry

followed by Debate on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2007

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 8 February 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish National Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning;
Justice and Law Officers

2.55 pm Stage 3 Debate: Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 14 February 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 15 February 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Education, Tourism, Culture and Sport;
Finance and Public Services and Communities

2.55 pm Stage 3 Debate: Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5514 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 23 February 2007.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5513 Richard Lochhead: Scottish Environment Week—That the Parliament welcomes the forthcoming Scottish Environment Week which takes place from 5 to 11 February 2007; notes that the event will highlight the importance of our environment and its value to Scotland’s society and economy; further notes the importance of combating climate change which is threatening our planet, and recognises that Scotland, which is rich in clean-energy technology and renewable resources, should be at the forefront of tackling climate change to ensure that future generations can enjoy the same benefits from the environment.

*S2M-5512 Elaine Smith: Positive Lives: Positive Response to HIV—That the Parliament welcomes Positive Lives to Scotland, acknowledging this unique international project that photographs and documents the social and emotional impact of the global HIV/Aids pandemic and challenges the stigma and prejudice surrounding the disease; recognises the success of the initiative in depicting the courage of people living with HIV/Aids and those who care for them in communities around the world; congratulates Positive Lives on its success in attracting over four million people to exhibitions globally, including one at Holyrood this year; acknowledges the role that Scotland played in the early years of the project through the photographs of John Sturrock and the work of Dr Roy Robertson in Muirhouse, Edinburgh; considers that 2005 saw the largest annual increase in HIV diagnoses on record in Scotland; appreciates the potential of Positive Lives to serve as a focus for debate, education and raising public awareness, and expresses support for the exhibition’s return to Scotland, where it will tour for the next year, and its aim of highlighting the shared global problem of HIV/Aids.

*S2M-5511 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Referral of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2007 be considered by the Parliament.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5510 Mr Mark Ruskell: Scottish Water—That the Parliament notes growing pressure for Scottish Water to be privatised; further notes the substantial improvements that have been made in Scottish Water’s performance, all of this having been achieved while keeping Scottish Water in the public sector; notes the Water Industry Commission’s lack of a wider social and environmental remit and its use of a regulatory model more suited to a private utility than to a public one; considers that improving the service, upgrading the water and sewerage system, reducing leakages and ensuring effective regulation should not centre on short-term efficiency measures but on the quality and safe delivery of services in the long term, and affirms its commitment to keeping Scottish Water under public ownership and control.

Supported by: Mark Ballard*

*S2M-5509 Patrick Harvie: Microsoft Government Leaders’ Forum—That the Parliament notes the Microsoft Government Leaders’ Forum, taking place in the Parliament with the purpose of discussing the impact of ICT on governments, parliaments and citizens; considers that ICT has the potential to play a liberating role in developing a sustainable and just society; regrets that this event is taking place under the banner of Microsoft, whose products and business practices it considers undermine that liberating role; further regrets the widespread public sector reliance on closed-source and proprietary systems, which can threaten democratic accountability; welcomes the fact that the "KDE aKademy 2007" will be held in Scotland, bringing free software developers together to discuss their work; considers that the free software movement offers a more co-operative and democratic philosophy for the role of ICT and its impact on society, as well as bringing high-quality products to the consumer, and considers that government should endorse the principles of the free software movement and that the Scottish Executive and public sector should begin using non-proprietary document formats and free and open source software wherever possible.

*S2M-5508 Frances Curran: James Watt College—That the Parliament notes the Further Education Development Directorate’s confidential report which reportedly uncovered financial mismanagement, poor governance, a "blame culture" and "overspending" by senior managers at James Watt College; regrets that this report has remained confidential and calls for it to be made public so that the staff and students of the college can have an insight into the origins of the college’s current problems, and considers that, in the interests of transparency at our further education institutions and accountability of their managers, a public inquiry into the situation at James Watt College should be held.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Campbell Martin*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-5501*♦* Shona Robison: Awareness of Long-Term Conditions—That the Parliament welcomes the role of the Long-Term Conditions Alliance Scotland, set up to give an independent voice to the concerns of the estimated two million people in Scotland who live with a long-term medical condition; further welcomes the success of the alliance in bringing together 150 voluntary and community organisations covering a wide range of conditions; understands that, according to the 2003 Scottish Health Survey, it is estimated that 39% of people in the Tayside NHS board area have a long-term medical condition; whilst recognising the Scottish Executive’s role in supporting the establishment of the Long-Term Conditions Alliance Scotland, notes with concern that in most industrialised nations and in many developing countries long-term conditions are now the most common cause of death and that social deprivation is strongly associated with the prevalence of long-term conditions; further recognises that long-term conditions affect all age groups in different ways and at different times throughout their lives, including the lives of friends, relatives and carers, and *considers that* policy-makers *should take account of* the impact of their policies on people with long-term conditions.

*S2M-5494.1 Tommy Sheridan: Green Procurement—As an amendment to motion (S2M-5494) in the name of Patrick Harvie, insert at end "and that the social and environmental criteria should include trade union recognition and facilitation and evidence of corporation tax payment within the United Kingdom."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5505 Congratulations to Scotland’s Latest World Champion (lodged on 29 January 2007) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Cathie Craigie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Christine May*, Alex Neil*, Bill Butler*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Margaret Mitchell*, Phil Gallie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Dave Petrie*, Murdo Fraser*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-5500 Action on Positional Plagiocephaly (lodged on 29 January 2007) Mr Jamie Stone*, Carolyn Leckie*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Phil Gallie*, Bruce Crawford*

S2M-5499 Anstruther Fish Bar (lodged on 29 January 2007) Alex Neil*, Margaret Mitchell*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-5495 Beating Bowel Cancer - 8th Loud Tie Campaign (lodged on 26 January 2007) Christine Grahame*, Michael McMahon*

S2M-5492# Rum’s Red Deer (lodged on 26 January 2007) Bill Aitken*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*, David McLetchie*, John Scott*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*

S2M-5491 Scotland’s Window on Europe (lodged on 26 January 2007) Michael McMahon*

S2M-5488 Congratulations and Best Wishes to Bell Baxter High School Rugby Team (lodged on 26 January 2007) Dave Petrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-5487 Closure of the Parliament to the Public (lodged on 26 January 2007) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-5486 Congratulations to Labour Councillor on Airgun Initiative (lodged on 25 January 2007) Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-5484 James Watt College (lodged on 25 January 2007) Murray Tosh*

S2M-5483 Depleted Uranium Weapons (lodged on 25 January 2007) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-5482 Congratulations to Ross-shire Women’s Aid (lodged on 25 January 2007) Dave Petrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-5481# Clyde Fishermen Ahead of the Game on Conservation! (lodged on 25 January 2007) John Scott*, Alex Fergusson*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Derek Brownlee*

S2M-5479 The John Murray Archive (lodged on 25 January 2007) Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-5477 "Black Watch" Wins South Bank Show Award for Theatre (lodged on 25 January 2007) Christine Grahame*

S2M-5475# Motor Neurone Disease (lodged on 25 January 2007) Christine Grahame*

S2M-5474 New Museum and Visitor Attraction Dedicated to Robert Burns (lodged on 25 January 2007) Christine Grahame*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-5466 Support for FSB Report on the Effect of Supermarkets on Town Centres (lodged on 23 January 2007) David McLetchie*

S2M-5458# Autism Parliamentary Network (lodged on 23 January 2007) Mr Andrew Welsh*, David McLetchie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-5457 Keep Annan Jobs in Annan (lodged on 23 January 2007) Christine Grahame*

S2M-5450# Disabled Access to Shotts Railway Station (lodged on 23 January 2007) Christine Grahame*

S2M-5445 James Watt College (lodged on 22 January 2007) Christine Grahame*

S2M-5444# Threat to Crichton Campus in Dumfries (lodged on 22 January 2007) Christine Grahame*

S2M-5385# Awareness of Coeliac Disease (lodged on 9 January 2007) Mr Andrew Welsh*, Alex Johnstone*, Karen Gillon*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-5359# Cervical Cancer and the HPV Vaccine (lodged on 20 December 2006) Christine Grahame*, Dr Jean Turner*

S2M-5290# 90th Anniversary of Passchendaele (lodged on 6 December 2006) David McLetchie*, Dr Jean Turner*

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