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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-108 George Foulkes: Tesco Distribution Depot Workers, Livingston—That the Parliament expresses its deep concern that drivers at the Tesco distribution plant, Livingston, have been threatened with dismissal unless they accept new terms and conditions under a plant relocation proposal; notes that the proposed new depot is to be located just 500 yards from the existing site; further notes that it is possible that drivers will lose up to £5000 from their annual incomes despite the supermarket giant recently announcing record annual profits of £2.5 billion; strongly supports the drivers’ unanimously approved industrial action to uphold their terms and conditions and the drivers’ union, Unite T&G Section, in its ongoing efforts to uphold the local agreement and reach a negotiated settlement; condemns Tesco’s attempts to break the strike through use of non-union and unaware migrant labour, and acknowledges that Tesco may be using the Livingston site to undermine the workforce’s terms and conditions and that failure to reach a mutual conclusion could result in prolonged national industrial action.

*S3M-107 Cathie Craigie: Antonine Centre—That the Parliament welcomes the opening of the Antonine Centre at Cumbernauld town centre; congratulates all those who worked so hard to see this development come to fruition; recognises the investment in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth which the Antonine Centre promises; welcomes the new jobs being created through this development; recognises the success of the partnership approach taken by developers, the local authority, Cumbernauld College and local employment agencies; celebrates the huge expansion of new retail opportunities in the Cumbernauld town centre and Wardpark areas, and recognises such developments as a renaissance for the entire Cumbernauld and Kilsyth community.

*S3M-106 Cathie Craigie: Cumbernauld’s 50th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates Cumbernauld on its 50th anniversary; notes that the new town was established in 1957 as a population overspill for Glasgow; notes that Cumbernauld now boasts a population of approximately 52,000 people, making it the eighth largest town in Scotland; recognises the commitment of ordinary people who moved into this budding community, and thanks all individuals, groups and organisations who have fostered the strong community which exists in Cumbernauld today.

*S3M-105 Alasdair Allan: Nicolson Institute Under-15s Football Team—That the Parliament congratulates the Nicolson Institute U15 football team that won the U15 Scottish cup, beating Lasswade High School 2-1 on Monday 28 May 2007 at Victoria Park, Dingwall, and notes that this represents a huge triumph for the players, management and the school.

Supported by: Sandra White*

*S3M-104 Sandra White: Classroom Assistant Action Group—That the Parliament notes the increasingly vital role that classroom assistants play in supporting teachers and pupils, with many now taking groups for reading and maths and working with disruptive or special care pupils, but expresses serious concern over the Equal Opportunities Commission Scotland’s recent report which found that Scotland’s classroom assistants receive "scandalously low wages" and are undervalued; welcomes the recommendations contained in the report calling for a national action group led by local authorities in partnership with the Scottish Executive and trade unions, and urges the Executive to give due consideration to these proposals.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Ken Macintosh*, Stuart McMillan*, Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*, Alex Neil*, Bill Wilson*, Christina McKelvie*, John Wilson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-96*#* Cathy Jamieson: Congratulations to Adi Roche—That the Parliament congratulates Adi Roche who was recently honoured with the Burns Humanitarian Award for outstanding humanitarian efforts; recognises the work that Adi Roche and the Chernobyl Children’s Project International, which she established, have undertaken to work with children and families affected by the Chernobyl disaster, and supports the Burns Humanitarian Award in preserving and promoting the compassionate, international view of the world symbolised by the work and values of Robert Burns.

Supported by: Ken Macintosh*, Helen Eadie*, Robin Harper*, Margaret Smith*, Marlyn Glen*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Iain Gray*, Bashir Ahmad*, John Scott*, Alex Johnstone*, Alasdair Allan*, David Stewart*, Sandra White*, Patrick Harvie*, Trish Godman*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Butler*, Hugh Henry*, Bill Kidd*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-82*#* Patricia Ferguson: Re-regulation of Scotland’s Buses—That the Parliament recognises the plight of communities throughout Scotland where the lack of an accessible bus service makes hospital visits, shopping trips and other routine journeys unacceptably difficult and notes that this problem is particularly acute for elderly people and for young families; further notes that hundreds of Maryhill residents have indicated their support for the re-regulation of bus services, and considers that steps towards re-regulation should be taken as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, James Kelly*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Cathy Peattie*, Paul Martin*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-103 Grampian Police Pipe Band Centenary (lodged on 30 May 2007) Nanette Milne*, Elizabeth Smith*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Willie Coffey*, Bill Wilson*, Alex Johnstone*, Sandra White*, Nigel Don*, Michael Matheson*, Christina McKelvie*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bill Kidd*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Christine Grahame*, Bashir Ahmad*

S3M-100 Football in Dundee (lodged on 30 May 2007) Michael Matheson*

S3M-99 Darfur and Chad: Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal (lodged on 30 May 2007) Michael Matheson*, Sandra White*

S3M-98 Education Authorities Inspection Report on Schools in Aberdeen (lodged on 30 May 2007) Willie Coffey*, Bill Wilson*, Michael Matheson*, Nigel Don*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-97# Beauly Denny Public Inquiry (lodged on 30 May 2007) Keith Brown*, Michael Matheson*, Nanette Milne*

S3M-95 Congratulations to the Nicolson Institute Under-15s Football Team (lodged on 30 May 2007) Johann Lamont*, Trish Godman*, Patricia Ferguson*, John Park*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Elaine Smith*, Elaine Murray*, Mary Scanlon*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Cathy Peattie*, Jackie Baillie*

S3M-94 Scottish Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary (lodged on 30 May 2007) Michael Matheson*

S3M-92# Recognising Success in the Voluntary Sector (lodged on 29 May 2007) Richard Baker*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-91# Autism Parliamentary Network (lodged on 29 May 2007) Tricia Marwick*, Robin Harper*, Liam McArthur*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bill Wilson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Michael Matheson*, Claire Baker*, Sandra White*

S3M-86# Johnston Newspapers Decision to Stop Printing in Falkirk (lodged on 29 May 2007) Sandra White*, John Wilson*, Ian McKee*, Bashir Ahmad*, Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bill Wilson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Cathy Peattie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Brian Adam*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-85# Water Rates and Charitable Organisations (lodged on 29 May 2007) Robert Brown*, Ken Macintosh*, Jim Hume*, Robin Harper*, Mike Rumbles*, Brian Adam*, Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*

S3M-83 Scottish Rural Development Plan (lodged on 24 May 2007) Sandra White*

S3M-81# Rescue from Moving Water (lodged on 24 May 2007) Michael Matheson*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-80# Can’t Afford to Foster (lodged on 24 May 2007) Michael Matheson*, Mary Scanlon*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-79# Read All About It (lodged on 24 May 2007) Michael Matheson*

S3M-78# Glasgow Chinese School 35th Anniversary (lodged on 24 May 2007) Andrew Welsh*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-76 Tourism in Inverclyde (lodged on 24 May 2007) Michael Matheson*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S3M-73# Motor Neurone Disease (lodged on 24 May 2007) Jackson Carlaw*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-72# Glasgow Milton and Chirnsyde Community Initiative (lodged on 24 May 2007) Patrick Harvie*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S3M-71 Support for Tesco Lorry Drivers Based at the Livingston Distribution Centre (lodged on 24 May 2007) Margo MacDonald*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S3M-69 Early Years Education (lodged on 23 May 2007) Michael McMahon*

S3M-66♦ Youth Unemployment (lodged on 23 May 2007) Sandra White*

S3M-65 Closure of Remploy Factories (lodged on 23 May 2007) Sandra White*

S3M-63# Implementation of the Glasgow Crossrail Scheme (lodged on 22 May 2007) Sandra White*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-60 Barnardo’s Child Poverty Briefing (lodged on 22 May 2007) Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-59# Tartan Day Celebrations (lodged on 22 May 2007) John Lamont*, Mary Scanlon*

S3M-58# Dumfries House (lodged on 22 May 2007) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-56 National Epilepsy Week (lodged on 22 May 2007) Johann Lamont*, Sandra White*

S3M-54 Local Delivery of Health Service (lodged on 22 May 2007) Sandra White*

S3M-52 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Area Committee (lodged on 22 May 2007) Sandra White*

S3M-49 Date of Scottish Parliament and Local Authority Elections (lodged on 22 May 2007) Christine Grahame*, John Lamont*, Keith Brown*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Brian Adam*, Derek Brownlee*, Joe FitzPatrick*, David McLetchie*

S3M-48 Scottish Parliament Elections (lodged on 22 May 2007) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-47# Threatened Post Office Closures (lodged on 22 May 2007) Dave Thompson*, Sandra White*

S3M-45 Continuing the Campaign to Beat Bowel Cancer (lodged on 22 May 2007) Michael McMahon*, Sandra White*

S3M-43# Demolition of Cooling Towers at Chapelcross Power Station (lodged on 22 May 2007) Michael McMahon*

S3M-41 Affordable Housing (lodged on 22 May 2007) Michael McMahon*, Sandra White*

S3M-40# Education is a Human Right (lodged on 22 May 2007) Johann Lamont*, Sandra White*

S3M-39# Expanding Higher Education Provision at the Crichton Campus in Dumfries (lodged on 22 May 2007) Michael McMahon*

S3M-38# Town Centre Regeneration (lodged on 22 May 2007) Michael McMahon*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-37# Success of Community Warden Scheme in North West Dumfries (lodged on 22 May 2007) Michael McMahon*

S3M-29# Alimta for Mesothelioma Sufferers (lodged on 17 May 2007) Johann Lamont*, Dr Richard Simpson*, John Scott*

S3M-12# Scottish Norwegian Commercial Co-operation (lodged on 15 May 2007) Dave Thompson*

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