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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5608 Johann Lamont: Community Safety—That the Parliament acknowledges the good progress being made towards making our communities safer; notes that crime is falling and violent crime is at its lowest level since devolution; welcomes the record numbers of police officers now helping to prevent and detect crime; notes that antisocial behaviour legislation has made a real difference, with effective use being made by the police and local authorities of new measures contained in the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004; welcomes work by community safety partnerships to focus resources on tackling crime and disorder in response to local community needs, and supports the Scottish Executive’s determination to keep working with communities and to make further progress with its partners towards ensuring that decent and law-abiding people can feel safe in their homes and on their streets wherever they live.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson*

*S2M-5607 Richard Lochhead: The Environment—That the Parliament welcomes the recent ruling by the High Court in London that declared the UK Government’s decision to back new nuclear power stations illegal due to a failure to consult adequately; recognises that the judgement is a further blow to the UK Government’s pro-nuclear policy, and rejects the case for new nuclear power stations in Scotland in favour of developing our nation’s enormous renewables and clean energy potential which is the quickest, most effective, safest and less expensive energy option for tackling climate change.

*S2M-5606 Margaret Smith: Junior Chamber International—That the Parliament commends Junior Chamber International Edinburgh on its new enterprise programme for young entrepreneurs; supports the programme’s aim of helping to create more confident and successful new businesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians; recognises that our future is vested in our young people, and applauds this example of role models and leadership emerging from the peer group of our young achievers.

*S2M-5605 Colin Fox: Congratulations to Craig Murray, New Rector of the University of Dundee—That the Parliament congratulates the former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, on his election as the new rector of the University of Dundee; believes that Craig Murray’s election further shames Tony Blair, the British government and, in particular, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and that Craig was dismissed for refusing to cover up British complicity in horrific human rights abuses carried out by the Karimov regime in Tashkent; congratulates the students and staff at Dundee on having elected a man who has been at the forefront of exposing Britain’s double standards on the so-called "war on terror" and "war on drugs", and wishes Craig Murray every success in his new post.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie*

*S2M-5604 Dennis Canavan: International Workers’ Memorial Day—That the Parliament recognises International Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April and urges widespread recognition of it throughout Scotland to commemorate all the workers who have lost their lives in the course of their employment and to highlight the need to improve standards of health and safety at work.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Rosie Kane*, Frances Curran*, Campbell Martin*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Robin Harper*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mark Ballard*, Cathy Peattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Shona Robison*, Bill Butler*, Phil Gallie*, Rob Gibson*, Donald Gorrie*, Elaine Smith*

S2M-5596*#* Mr Alasdair Morrison: Celebrating Success—That the Parliament welcomes the substantive progress being made in tackling sectarianism in Scotland; commends the initiatives undertaken by Scotland’s largest football clubs, Rangers FC and Celtic FC, to counter sectarian attitudes; congratulates the football clubs on their initiatives, Pride over Prejudice and Bhoys Against Bigotry; notes the success of their highly commendable joint educational programme, the Old Firm Alliance, within Glasgow schools; recognises that the significant progress achieved in tackling sectarianism represents a continuing determination by both clubs to help eradicate the problem, and also commends the informal arrangements between old firm supporters in the Western Isles as an example for the rest of the country.

Supported by: Scott Barrie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Jim Wallace*, John Home Robertson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, David McLetchie*, Dennis Canavan*, Mr Charlie Gordon*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Margaret Jamieson*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Butler*, Donald Gorrie*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5603 National Tartan Register - Located in Hawick (lodged on 16 February 2007) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-5602 National Post Office Week (lodged on 16 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5601♦ Future For Our Post Offices (lodged on 16 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-5600 Government’s Decision to Pursue a Programme of New Nuclear Power Stations - "Unlawful" (lodged on 16 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-5599 Success for the University of Edinburgh (lodged on 15 February 2007) Mr Jim Wallace*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5597 Diageo’s Proposal for New Malt Whisky Distillery in Moray (lodged on 15 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-5592 Unicef Report on Child Poverty Shames UK (lodged on 14 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-5591 Scottish NHS Treatment and Care of Former Servicemen and Women (lodged on 14 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5584 Against Bullying in the Workplace (lodged on 14 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5582 Location of Creative Scotland (lodged on 14 February 2007) David McLetchie*

S2M-5576 Congratulations to the Highland Mountain Culture Association (lodged on 13 February 2007) John Swinburne*, Dennis Canavan*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-5575 Growing Up with Loch Leven (lodged on 13 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5573 Scottish Power Meter Madness (lodged on 13 February 2007) John Swinburne*, Scott Barrie*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-5569 Investment in Building Affordable Rented Homes (lodged on 8 February 2007) John Swinburne*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, John Farquhar Munro*, Donald Gorrie*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*

S2M-5568 Western Isles Demographic Trends (lodged on 8 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5567 Biometric and Surveillance Systems in Schools (lodged on 8 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5566# The Battle of Prestonpans, 1745 (lodged on 8 February 2007) Dennis Canavan*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5564 Increasing the Use of the Donald Dewar Room (lodged on 8 February 2007) Euan Robson*, Dr Jean Turner*, David McLetchie*, Robin Harper*, Mike Pringle*

S2M-5563 ME Charities’ Response to DWP Guidance on ME/CFS (lodged on 7 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5562 Widespread Support for Airgun Ban (lodged on 7 February 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5548 Cork It (lodged on 6 February 2007) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-5532 Shadow Round for European Funding (lodged on 2 February 2007) Robin Harper*, Mike Pringle*

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