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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5750 Rosie Kane: Say No to Fluoridation of Scotland’s Water Supply—That the Parliament is concerned about recent comments made by Andy Kerr, Minister for Health and Community Care, in Holyrood in support of mass medication through the fluoridation of Scotland’s water supply; notes that fluoridation of the water supply has been linked with brittle bone disease, cancer and many other conditions; further notes that not enough is known about the dangers of the cumulative effects of fluoride on the individual; believes that the claimed benefits in relation to preventing tooth decay may be outweighed by the documented negative side effects of water fluoridation, and finally agrees to oppose any future legislation to introduce mass medication through Scotland’s water supply.

*S2M-5749 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 4: 55 minutes

Groups 5 to 6: 1 hour 35 minutes

Groups 7 to 12: 2 hours 20 minutes.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5748 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 2: 1 hour 5 minutes

Groups 3 to 5: 1 hour 35 minutes.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5747 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 21 March 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 22 March 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Scotland in the United Kingdom

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Members’ Business

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning
Justice and Law Officers

2.55 pm Executive Debate: Education

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 28 March 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Final Stage: Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 29 March 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Executive Business

1.00 pm Decision Time

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5746 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 15 March 2007—

after,

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

insert,

followed by Members’ Business – S2M-5725 Karen Gillon: Malawi

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5745 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Congratulations to WOZA—That the Parliament applauds the work of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) in empowering Zimbabwean women with knowledge and skills designed to stimulate courageous activities within the community and to enable them to make independent decisions and actively participate in their communities’ development; notes that the current situation in Zimbabwe continues to deteriorate with hundreds of thousands going hungry and annual inflation running at 1,700%, the highest in the world; further notes the continual lack of human rights afforded to ordinary citizens as well as opposition activists, and congratulates WOZA on raising awareness about the issues in Zimbabwe and on supporting ordinary Zimbabweans to fight human rights abuses.

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Sandra White*, Rosie Kane*

*S2M-5744 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Pay Nurses a Proper Wage Rise—That the Parliament notes that the decision on Scottish nurses’ pay was announced at a Labour Party meeting and not in the Parliament or indeed in the Cabinet; believes that this shows a serious lack of respect for the Parliament; also notes that, although nurses in Scotland will get their pay rise in one stage, the pay rise is still below the rate of inflation and is in effect a pay cut, and calls on the Scottish Executive to reward all public sector workers in Scotland with an above inflation rise and continue to ignore the Chancellor as they have done today.

*S2M-5743 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Business Improvement Districts (Ballot Arrangements) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5742 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5741 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5740 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5739 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5738 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft National Waste Management Plan for Scotland Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5737 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Number of Inner House Judges (Variation) Order 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5736 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Representation of the People (Post-Local Government Elections Supply and Inspection of Documents) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5735 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Representation of the People (Postal Voting for Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5734 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Allowances and Expenses) Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5733 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Gambling Act 2005 (Mandatory and Default Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5732 Maureen Macmillan: Support for Micropower—That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Executive is currently finalising its planning guidance on renewable energy, Scottish Planning Policy 6 (SPP 6); believes that micropower, including community-scale combined heat and power, has considerable potential to power and heat Scotland’s homes, public buildings and businesses if given the right support at this crucial stage in the industry’s development; believes that micropower can help reduce CO2 emissions from buildings and therefore has a vital role to play in combating climate change; believes that SPP 6 should set ambitious but achievable targets for the inclusion of micropower in new developments, and therefore calls on the Executive to require new developments to reduce their predicted CO2 emissions by at least 15% over building regulations through the use of on-site micropower technologies, to apply initially to developments over 500m2 in size, and to all new developments over time.

*S2M-5731 Mrs Nanette Milne: Learning About Long-Term Conditions—That the Parliament welcomes the visit by people living with long-term conditions, their carers and representatives of long-term conditions’ voluntary organisations to the parliamentary reception, organised by the Long-Term Conditions Alliance Scotland, in Committee Room 1 on Wednesday 14 March 2007; notes that positive action such as the development of a national strategy, support for self-management, better prevention and earlier detection and a smoother transition between services would improve the lives of people with long-term conditions; further notes that 19 different conditions will be reflected at the reception: Alzheimer’s disease, autism, arthritis, Huntington’s disease, asthma, polio, epilepsy, rheumatoid arthritis, dystonia, blindness, cancer, diabetes, CHD, stroke, multiple sclerosis, lung conditions, osteoporosis, myeloma and psoriasis, and encourages MSPs to take this opportunity to meet and hear from people from across Scotland who live with long-term conditions.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5730 Slave Labour - the Hidden Cost of Chocolate (lodged on 12 March 2007) Elaine Smith*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-5729# Welcome for the First of Midlothian’s 1,000 New Council Houses (lodged on 12 March 2007) Frances Curran*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-5728 ICC Cricket World Cup (lodged on 12 March 2007) Phil Gallie*, Margaret Mitchell*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mike Pringle*, Mr David Davidson*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Scott Barrie*, Murdo Fraser*, Iain Smith*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Robin Harper*, Alex Johnstone*

S2M-5726# Crichton Campus and the University of Glasgow (lodged on 9 March 2007) Dr Elaine Murray*

S2M-5725# Malawi (lodged on 9 March 2007) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Eleanor Scott*, Irene Oldfather*, Alex Neil*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Michael Matheson*, Robin Harper*

S2M-5724 Real Nappy Week (lodged on 8 March 2007) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-5716 Promoting Race Equality through Education (lodged on 7 March 2007) Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Stewart Stevenson*, Jackie Baillie*, Eleanor Scott*, Nora Radcliffe*, Maureen Macmillan*, Scott Barrie*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Janis Hughes*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Michael McMahon*, Bruce Crawford*, Elaine Smith*, Shiona Baird*, Robin Harper*, Ms Sandra White*, Tommy Sheridan*, Bill Butler*

S2M-5693 Disability Payments by Glasgow City Council (lodged on 5 March 2007) Nora Radcliffe*, Robin Harper*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-5663 Save Meadowbank Stadium (lodged on 27 February 2007) Robin Harper*

S2M-5637# Changing Places (lodged on 22 February 2007) Mr Andrew Welsh*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-5626 Scottish Commission for Public Audit (lodged on 21 February 2007) Karen Gillon*

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