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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-1190 Jim Tolson: Fife Jazz Festival—That the Parliament welcomes the first Fife Jazz Festival on 8 to 10 February 2008; notes that the promoters hope to make the festival an annual fixture; acknowledges the positive effect that this festival will have on cultural wellbeing of people across Fife and the visitors to the area, and congratulates Fife resident, Tommy Sampson, on leading his Big Band on the occasion of his 90th birthday on 28 April in the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.

*S3M-1189 Nigel Don: Respect for Scottish Bank Notes—That the Parliament notes with concern that there are still a number of establishments in England and Wales that refuse to accept Scottish banknotes; recognises the frustration and embarrassment caused to Scottish visitors by the minority of businesses that do not accept Scottish notes; supports the actions of the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, who has urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to raise awareness of Scottish notes south of the border, and calls for Scottish bank notes to be afforded equal respect across the United Kingdom. 

*S3M-1188 Bashir Ahmad: Gaza Strip Blackout—That the Parliament condemns the Israeli fuel blockade of the Gaza Strip; believes that both Israel and Palestine have a right to defend their citizens from aggression within international law; agrees with both UN and EU officials that the fuel blockade, which has led to the shutting down of the Gaza Strip’s power stations, equates to collective punishment; expresses grave concern that hospitals are being adversely affected which will undoubtedly result in the loss of further innocent life, and calls on the state of Israel to resume fuel supplies to Gaza immediately.

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Alasdair Allan*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Christine Grahame*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Alex Neil*

*S3M-1187 John Swinney: Draft Valuation and Rating (Exempted Classes) (Scotland) Order 2008—That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Valuation and Rating (Exempted Classes) (Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

Supported by: Jim Mather*, Stewart Stevenson*

*S3M-1186 Kenny MacAskill: Draft Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 Fixed Penalty Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 Fixed Penalty Order 2008 be approved.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*

*S3M-1185 Kenny MacAskill: Draft Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Supplemental Provisions) Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Supplemental Provisions) Order 2008 be approved.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*

*S3M-1184# Ian McKee: Torphin Hill Golf Club—That the Parliament notes with approval the initiative of the Torphin Hill Golf Club, Edinburgh, in encouraging young but possibly financially impoverished young people under the age of 25 to take up golf by allowing them to become full members of the club at half the usual membership fee; congratulates the club on encouraging its members to speak to their employers, as many do not realise that a growing number of companies are willing to subsidise sports club membership as part of their health at work policy, and, in light of the Scottish Government’s healthy living priorities, considers that this type of initiative should be given the widest possible support and publicity.

S3M-1168*#* Mary Mulligan: Voices for Change—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Nationwide Study of Recreation and Leisure Opportunities for Young People with Additional Support Needs, conducted by the Playback Trust and funded by the Youth Opportunities Fund; acknowledges the research conducted by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People with young people in North Aryshire and Edinburgh which provided the basis for the nationwide study; recognises that there are still significant barriers to accessing leisure and recreational opportunities and that it is vital for local authorities to fulfil their duties and obligations to those young people and to actively listen to and engage with them in the process of developing recreation and leisure services, and congratulates the young people involved in the study for the excellent way that they presented it to a very interested audience, outlining their experiences of friendship, leisure and recreation in their local community.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-1183 Scottish Federation of Housing Associations - Fuel Poverty in Scotland (lodged on 18 January 2008) Jamie Stone*, Jim Hume*

S3M-1181 Shetland Islands Council Appeal Against State Aid Ruling (lodged on 18 January 2008) Mike Rumbles*, Brian Adam*, Liam McArthur*, Ross Finnie*, Trish Godman*

S3M-1179 Congratulations to Saint Mungo’s Academy (lodged on 18 January 2008) Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Margaret Curran*

S3M-1178 Publication of The Birds of Scotland (lodged on 17 January 2008) Rhoda Grant*, David Stewart*, Marlyn Glen*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Ken Macintosh*, Jim Tolson*, Helen Eadie*, Iain Gray*, Liam McArthur*, Karen Gillon*, Christine Grahame*, Trish Godman*

S3M-1177 Clarinda (lodged on 17 January 2008) Robin Harper*, Alasdair Allan*, Christine Grahame*, Jack McConnell*

S3M-1175 Winter Break for Scottish Football (lodged on 17 January 2008) Cathie Craigie*, Helen Eadie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Jackie Baillie*, Tavish Scott*

S3M-1174# Celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight (lodged on 17 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Cathie Craigie*, Cathy Jamieson*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Iain Gray*, Tavish Scott*, Jack McConnell*

S3M-1173 Campaign to Ban Snaring in Scotland (lodged on 17 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-1172 Farmhouse Breakfast Week (lodged on 17 January 2008) Cathie Craigie*, Robin Harper*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Jackie Baillie*, Tavish Scott*

S3M-1169 No Excuse for Elder Abuse (lodged on 17 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-1165 Jason MacIntyre (lodged on 17 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-1164 Trade Union Democracy (lodged on 17 January 2008) Christine Grahame*

S3M-1161 Royal Hospital for Sick Children (lodged on 16 January 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-1160# Glasgow Greenspace Saved (lodged on 16 January 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-1157 Sacking of Chairs of Sportscotland and the Scottish Institute of Sport (lodged on 16 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-1151 New Schools and Extensions to Existing Schools (lodged on 15 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1150 Congratulations to The Initiative (lodged on 15 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1146 Fife Council Places Elderly People in Danger (lodged on 15 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1145# Maximising Migrants’ Opportunities (lodged on 15 January 2008) John Park*, Jack McConnell*

S3M-1142 Scottish Environment Week (lodged on 15 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Mary Mulligan*, Patrick Harvie*, Nigel Don*, Jack McConnell*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-1137 Welcoming the Small Claims (Scotland) Amendment Order (lodged on 15 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1136 100 Years on, Remembering Emmeline Pankhurst (lodged on 15 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1135 Wheelchairs - an Essential Aid (lodged on 15 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1128 Car Parking at the Vale of Leven Hospital (lodged on 14 January 2008) Helen Eadie*

S3M-1125 Keeping Health Services Local (lodged on 14 January 2008) Helen Eadie*

S3M-1121 Woodland Trust Scotland’s Christmas Card Recycling Scheme (lodged on 11 January 2008) Jim Tolson*

S3M-1114 "Where is Your Child Tonight?" Campaign (lodged on 10 January 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1100# Scottish Campuses Can Go Greener (lodged on 7 January 2008) Sarah Boyack*, Pauline McNeill*

S3M-919 Glasgow City Council’s Fire Cadet Partnership Programme (lodged on 23 November 2007) Keith Brown*

S3M-916# Central Scotland Rail Improvements (lodged on 22 November 2007) Keith Brown*

S3M-892 Proposed Closure of Corrie Primary School, Isle of Arran (lodged on 20 November 2007) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-483# Time for a Fresh Debate on Organ Donation (lodged on 14 September 2007) Mary Mulligan*

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