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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5761 Margaret Mitchell: Charities and Churches Water Charge Exemption—That the Parliament notes with regret that the consultation paper regarding the proposed charging arrangements for the payment of water charges for non-household premises from 2010 contained no specific reference to relief for churches and charities; further notes that, following the closure of the consultation in January 2007, the Scottish Executive has confirmed that it has no plans to extend the current exemption scheme beyond 2010 or to establish a replacement for the scheme when it expires; considers that this decision is short-sighted and will merely serve to place a significant burden on the majority of charities and church organisations, despite the fact that seeking to maintain the long-term future of these organisations is crucial to ensuring that they continue to play an integral part in the well-being of our communities, and calls on the Executive to reconsider this decision.

*S2M-5760 Phil Gallie: Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill - Final Stage—That the Parliament agrees that the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill be passed.

Supported by: Alasdair Morgan*

*S2M-5759 Phil Gallie on behalf of the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee: 1st Report, 2007 (Session 2) of the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee, Report on the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill and European Protected Species—That the Parliament notes the 1st Report, 2007 (Session 2) of the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee, Report on the Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill and European Protected Species (SP Paper 761), and agrees that the construction of the Airdrie-Bathgate railway project should not impact on the favourable conservation status of otters.

Supported by: Alasdair Morgan*

*S2M-5758 Mr John Swinney: Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill.

Supported by: Dennis Canavan*, Murdo Fraser*, Mr Mark Ruskell*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5757 Supporting Scotland’s Only Subway (lodged on 14 March 2007) Ms Sandra White*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5755 Pi Day (lodged on 14 March 2007) Alasdair Morgan*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Brian Adam*, Fergus Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Richard Lochhead*, Jim Mather*, Marlyn Glen*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-5754 Thinking Outside the Box (lodged on 14 March 2007) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Christine Grahame*, Shiona Baird*, Robin Harper*, Donald Gorrie*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-5753 Together Since 1957 - 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome (lodged on 14 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5752 The Poverty Premium (lodged on 14 March 2007) Ms Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-5750 Say No to Fluoridation of Scotland’s Water Supply (lodged on 13 March 2007) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-5745 Congratulations to WOZA (lodged on 13 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5732 Support for Micropower (lodged on 13 March 2007) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Donald Gorrie*, John Farquhar Munro*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Trish Godman*

S2M-5731 Learning About Long-Term Conditions (lodged on 13 March 2007) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Robin Harper*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5728 ICC Cricket World Cup (lodged on 12 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*, John Scott*

S2M-5727 Micropower and SPP6 (lodged on 12 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5726# Crichton Campus and the University of Glasgow (lodged on 9 March 2007) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5724 Real Nappy Week (lodged on 8 March 2007) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-5723 Creative Scotland (lodged on 8 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5722# Bid to Increase Financial Limits for Small Claims (lodged on 8 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5721 Future of the Digital Spectrum (lodged on 8 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*, Nora Radcliffe*, Helen Eadie*

S2M-5718 Hospital Car Parking Charges - a Pay Cut for NHS Staff? (lodged on 7 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-5717 Congratulations to St Mary’s Nursery School, Kirkintilloch (lodged on 7 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-5716 Promoting Race Equality through Education (lodged on 7 March 2007) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-5714 Mary Slessor Centenary (lodged on 7 March 2007) Roseanna Cunningham*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-5697 Living with Heart Failure (lodged on 6 March 2007) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-5637# Changing Places (lodged on 22 February 2007) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-5618 Bus Connectivity in Scotland and the Competition Commission (lodged on 20 February 2007) John Scott*

S2M-5615 They Suffered So That We Might Vote (lodged on 20 February 2007) Shiona Baird*

S2M-5569 Investment in Building Affordable Rented Homes (lodged on 8 February 2007) John Scott*

S2M-5519.1 Time to Act (lodged on 5 March 2007) Nora Radcliffe*

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