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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

*S3M-268 Jim Hume: Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline—That the Parliament congratulates the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity, which raises money to send Belarusian children aged between six and 13 who are living in areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster to locations all over the United Kingdom, on its success; notes the beneficial health effects and social experiences that the charity provides in arranging for the children to spend a month in the UK with a host family; further notes that a month in the UK can extend the children’s life expectancy by two years, and recognises the vital role the host families, particularly in the Scottish Borders, play in improving the children’s health and broadening their life skills.

*S3M-267 Ian McKee: Fundo Mhura, Scotland’s Brightest Boxing Prospect—That the Parliament expresses concern that Fundo Mhura, one of Scotland’s brightest boxing prospects, missed out on the chance of representing Scotland at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and now risks missing the chance of selection for Team GB in the coming Olympic Games due to delays in processing his request for citizenship, despite having lived in Scotland since the age of five months and other members of his family being naturalised, and calls on the UK Government to deal urgently with his application.

*S3M-266 Jamie Hepburn: Ticket Prices for France v Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern the ticket prices of £41 and £82 being imposed on the fans of the Scottish national football side for its upcoming European Championship qualifying match against France in Paris and, given that these prices are far in excess of those applied to the previous fixture in Glasgow, asks the Scottish Football Association to engage with the French Football Federation to look at this again and to apply pricing that is reasonable for the average, loyal football supporter.

*S3M-265 Alison McInnes: Swimming in the North East—That the Parliament recalls that the successful London 2012 Olympic bid contained a commitment that local communities around the United Kingdom would benefit from increased investment in sporting facilities; notes the success of members from Aberdeen’s swimming team, COAST, and the Garioch Amateur Swimming Club at both national and local level; congratulates Hannah Miley from Inverurie for breaking the British records in Barcelona for the 400 and 200 metres individual medleys; recognises that good quality training facilities are vital for the further development of elite athletes; notes that the nearest 50-metre swimming pool is in Stirling, over 100 miles away, and calls for the Scottish Executive to make funding available to Aberdeen City Council to build a 50-metre swimming pool in Aberdeen for the north east of Scotland.

Supported by: Nicol Stephen*

*S3M-264 Hugh Henry: School Wardens—That the Parliament notes the problems of litter and antisocial behaviour which sometimes can be evident in the vicinity of schools; believes that these can be intimidating to the local community and can affect the confidence of pupils not involved; also notes the success of neighbourhood/community wardens across Scotland, and believes that the introduction of school wardens, working in partnership with police and neighbourhood/community wardens, would be of real benefit to schools and local communities.

*S3M-263 Claire Baker: 1st Methil Girls’ Brigade Success and Gift Aid—That the Parliament warmly congratulates Kirsten Wilson, Shereen Petrie, Jade Turner and Danielle Scobie from 1st Methil Girls’ Brigade for their great achievement in winning a national competition to design t-shirts for the Glasgow 10K road race that took place on 13 May 2007; further congratulates over 400 girls and women who ran the race representing the Girls’ Brigade for their efforts; praises the fundraising efforts of the Girls’ Brigade with over £30,000 already raised through sponsorship and more to be counted; commends the Girls’ Brigade for giving 50% of the proceeds to Cancer Research and for their use of HM Treasury’s Gift Aid Scheme which will see an extra 22% over and above the amounts raised go to both charities, and calls on the Scottish Executive to encourage the take-up of Gift Aid among donors and charities in Scotland.

*S3M-262 Jamie Hepburn: Scottish Railway Preservation Society—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Railway Preservation Society, based in Bo’ness, for its inclusion in the Scottish Museum Council’s Recognition Scheme and wishes the society well for the future.

S3M-256 Patricia Ferguson: Scotland’s Representation in the European Parliament—That the Parliament notes that, following the enlargement of the European Union and the reduction in the overall number of UK Members of the European Parliament, the Electoral Commission has proposed a cut in the number of Scottish MEPs; while welcoming the new EU member states, believes that the proposed cut from seven to six MEPs would be detrimental to Scotland’s interests, and further believes that Scotland’s particular geographical circumstances and its devolved system of government suggest that Scottish representation should not be reduced as suggested and that the Electoral Commission should take these factors into account when making its recommendation to the UK Government.

Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson*

*S3M-256.1 Jamie Hepburn: Scotland’s Representation in the European Parliament—As an amendment to motion (S3M-256) in the name of Patricia Ferguson, insert at end "but also recognises that various full member states of the EU with a population smaller than that of Scotland, such as the Republic of Ireland, Lithuania and Latvia, presently have more representatives within the European Parliament, and further recognises that the only way to ensure that Scotland has decent representation in the Parliament is by becoming an independent full member state of the European Union."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-261 European Cheer (lodged on 27 June 2007) Rob Gibson*, Charlie Gordon*, Jackson Carlaw*, David Stewart*, Patricia Ferguson*, George Foulkes*, Nanette Milne*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Ken Macintosh*, John Park*, Sarah Boyack*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Iain Gray*, Trish Godman*, Cathie Craigie*, Dave Thompson*, Bill Wilson*, Liam McArthur*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Butler*, Christine Grahame*, Helen Eadie*, Ian McKee*, Karen Gillon*

S3M-260 Pingat Jasa Medal (lodged on 27 June 2007) Brian Adam*, Kenneth Gibson*, Tricia Marwick*, Gil Paterson*, Christine Grahame*, Keith Brown*, Bill Kidd*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-259 Scottish Maritime Museum (lodged on 27 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-258 Industrial Action, NCP Edinburgh (lodged on 27 June 2007) Elaine Murray*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-255 Analogue to Digital Television Switchover (lodged on 27 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-253 Importance of Democracy in Palestine (lodged on 26 June 2007) Pauline McNeill*

S3M-250♦ Positive Behaviour Orders (lodged on 26 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-246 Leonard Cheshire’s Sixth Annual Scottish Disability and Business Awards (lodged on 26 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-245 Hospital Car Parking Charges (lodged on 26 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*, Elaine Smith*

S3M-236 Devolved Fuel Duty (lodged on 25 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-235 RNID Report, Here to be Heard, on Information for Hearing Aid Users (lodged on 25 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*, Sarah Boyack*, Nigel Don*

S3M-234 Social Aspect of Bingo Clubs and VAT (lodged on 25 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-231 Congratulations to West Lothian Council (lodged on 22 June 2007) Sarah Boyack*, Elaine Smith*

S3M-229 Don’t Give Fire A Home (lodged on 21 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-228 Women and Human Trafficking (lodged on 21 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-225 Glasgow Sleepout (lodged on 21 June 2007) Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-224 Blair, Middle East Envoy (lodged on 21 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-223 Congratulations to Scottish Under-20 Football Team (lodged on 21 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-222 Welcome for the Cervical Cancer Vaccine (lodged on 21 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-221 Polls Apart 5 Report (lodged on 21 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-214 EU Ban on Cat and Dog Fur (lodged on 20 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-210 Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens (lodged on 20 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-209 Strathclyde Police: Operation Reclaim (lodged on 20 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-207 Young Scottish Muslim Awards (lodged on 19 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-202# Younger Patients with Dementia (lodged on 19 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-191 Living Below The Radar (lodged on 18 June 2007) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-162.1 Car Parking Charges Review (lodged on 20 June 2007) Trish Godman*

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