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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-1902 Nicola Sturgeon: Free Personal Care—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of Lord Sutherland’s independent review of free personal and nursing care and the Scottish Government’s acceptance in full of the report’s recommendations, including the commitment to provide £40 million a year in additional funding; notes Lord Sutherland’s clear conclusion that the UK Government should not have withdrawn the attendance allowance funding in respect of self-funding clients in care homes, currently valued at over £30 million a year, and urges the Scottish Government to pursue vigorously with UK Ministers the reinstatement of this funding while longer-term work to re-assess all funding streams relevant to the care of older people in Scotland takes place.

Supported by: Shona Robison*

*S3M-1901 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Access to Land by the Scottish Ministers) Order 2008 be approved.

*S3M-1900 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Access to Land on Application) Order 2008 be approved.

*S3M-1899 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 21 May 2008

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Smoking Prevention Action Plan

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Hepatitis C

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 22 May 2008

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: Fuel Poverty

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Wildlife Crime

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 28 May 2008

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 29 May 2008

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

*S3M-1898 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Edinburgh Academy Junior School - Euroquiz Champions 2008—That the Parliament congratulates Edinburgh Academy Junior School for winning the prestigious nationwide Euroquiz contest for 2008, which was held in the Parliament for the first time this year; further congratulates all 100 pupils from 25 primary schools across Scotland who participated in the final, having their knowledge tested on history, geography, sport, culture, EU institutions and general knowledge; notes that the organiser, the Scottish European Educational Trust, estimates that the Euroquiz has increased awareness of Europe among 15,000 young people and their families since it began in 1993, and welcomes this successful event for helping to develop interest and knowledge of European affairs in Scotland’s schools.

*S3M-1897 Keith Brown: All Aboard to Alloa—That the Parliament welcomes the long-awaited reopening of a rail passenger service running from Alloa to Stirling and Glasgow on 19 May 2008; believes that putting Clackmannanshire on the railway network will enhance its links with the rest of Scotland, thereby bringing economic benefits, and provide another alternative to car use, thereby bringing environmental benefits; recognises the contribution of all involved in bringing the project to fruition, including Clackmannanshire Council (for steering a private bill through the Parliament), successive Holyrood administrations and Transport Scotland, and encourages MSPs and the public to find time to take the train to visit the Wee County.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell*, Christopher Harvie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Bashir Ahmad*, Murdo Fraser*, Sandra White*

*S3M-1896 George Foulkes: NHS Lothian Performs Scotland’s 100th Pancreas Transplant—That the Parliament recognises that the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is the only centre in Scotland to offer pancreas transplant operations; notes that Stephen Proctor recently received a pancreas and kidney double transplant, becoming the 100th patient in Scotland to receive this ground-breaking operation; congratulates all the staff at the Transplant Unit for the terrific work that they do; acknowledges the wonderful gift of the donor who made this transplant possible yet remembers the hundreds of Scots who are yet to find their perfect match and are currently on the transplant register; encourages everyone to join the NHS Organ Donor Register by calling 0845 60 60 400, and calls on the Scottish and UK governments to introduce a system of opt-out organ donation at the earliest opportunity.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Whitefield*, Marlyn Glen*, Sarah Boyack*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Park*

*S3M-1895 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Removing the Barriers to Microgeneration—That the Parliament welcomes the publication on 13 May 2008 of the Energy Saving Trust’s report, Generating the Future: An analysis of policy interventions to achieve widespread microgeneration penetration in Scotland; notes the report’s finding that, with the right policy support, microgeneration has the potential to deliver Scottish savings of 9.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2050; agrees with the report’s authors that one of the barriers to wider microgeneration take-up at present is the requirement to apply for planning permission; notes that the Scottish Government’s consultation on removing the requirement for planning permission for certain microgeneration installations ended on 12 May; welcomes the Scottish Government’s ambition to remove the barriers to microgeneration in Scotland, and is confident that the Scottish Government will take careful note of the responses submitted to the consultation.

*S3M-1894 Richard Lochhead: Draft Scotland Act 1998 Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2008—That the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee recommends that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2008 be approved.

Supported by: Michael Russell*

*S3M-1893 Elaine Murray: Scottish Agricultural Wages Board—That the Parliament supports the efforts of Unite - the Union to retain the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board as a separate body and for its remit to be expanded to cover all workers in the agricultural sector, including those in private and ornamental gardens and all types of fish farming; believes that the board’s future is at risk as a result of the First Minister’s statement on more effective government; believes that the Orders set by the board covering 25,000 workers constitute a model of best practice in industrial relations, and supports the role performed by the board since 1949, in light of the unique nature of the work conducted by those in the agricultural sector, the notoriously high fatality and injury rates in agriculture and the prevalence of gangmasters in the sector, controlling thousands of migrant workers from the EU accession states who are at a greater degree of risk of exploitation.

*S3M-1892 Karen Whitefield: Psychological Support for People with Diabetes—That the Parliament acknowledges the need for psychological support for people with diabetes in Scotland and welcomes the seminar taking place in Committee Room 3 of the Parliament on the morning of Thursday 15 May 2008 to look at ways to provide emotional and psychological support in Scotland’s diabetes communities; recognises that access to emotional and psychological support is a high priority for the near 200,000 people in Scotland who have diabetes; welcomes the acquisition of skills by some NHS staff in psychological interventions and motivational techniques, and urges everyone involved in the treatment of diabetes to consider the emotional and psychological elements of living with this condition.

Supported by: Mary Mulligan*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Nanette Milne*, Jim Hume*, Bill Kidd*, Elaine Murray*, Bill Wilson*, Helen Eadie*, Marlyn Glen*

*S3M-1865# Claire Baker: A Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme for Scotland—That the Parliament is concerned that the withholding of deposits unreasonably continues to be a problem for tenants in the private rented sector; notes that the private rented sector provides over 230,000 homes to households in Scotland, some 8% of all households, including families, students, migrant workers and young professionals; further notes that many tenants, on leaving a tenancy, rely on the return of their deposit to pay the upfront deposit and rent for their new property and that withholding a deposit unfairly can lead to hardship, debt and ultimately homelessness; highlights recent research by St Andrews University Students’ Association that found that 24% of students there have had unjustified deductions made from their deposits and 28% have faced unreasonable delays of more than 28 days in returning their deposits; acknowledges the successful introduction of the tenancy deposit protection scheme in operation in England and Wales which ensures protection for both landlords and tenants, and believes that powers already on statute in the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 could be used to further a deposit protection scheme for Scotland, building on landlord registration and accreditation initiatives already in place.

Supported by: Ken Macintosh*, Helen Eadie*, John Park*, Iain Gray*, Jackie Baillie*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Des McNulty*, Jim Tolson*, Sarah Boyack*, Robert Brown*, Liam McArthur*, Karen Whitefield*, Mary Mulligan*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-1891 Scottish Union Learning (lodged on 12 May 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Helen Eadie*, Marlyn Glen*, Margaret Curran*, Iain Gray*, James Kelly*, Des McNulty*, Jackie Baillie*, Johann Lamont*, Claire Baker*, Jamie Hepburn*, Sarah Boyack*, Elaine Murray*, Bill Kidd*, Cathy Peattie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-1890 The Path is Green (lodged on 12 May 2008) Stuart McMillan*, Bill Wilson*, John Park*, Bill Kidd*, Liam McArthur*, Jamie Hepburn*, Kenneth Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Alasdair Allan*, Alex Neil*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-1889 Congratulations to Nicola Benedetti (lodged on 12 May 2008) Liam McArthur*, John Lamont*, Iain Gray*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Robert Brown*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Ross Finnie*

S3M-1888# Increasing Access to Insulin Pumps (lodged on 12 May 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Iain Gray*, Jamie Hepburn*, Ross Finnie*, Mike Pringle*, Mary Scanlon*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-1886 Melissa Stribling’s Stamp Artwork (lodged on 12 May 2008) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Ross Finnie*

S3M-1885 Widening Access to TV for Young Deaf People (lodged on 12 May 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1884 2008 Edinburgh Marathon (lodged on 12 May 2008) John Park*, John Lamont*, Sandra White*, Murdo Fraser*, Nanette Milne*, Elizabeth Smith*, Jamie Hepburn*, Ted Brocklebank*, Mike Pringle*, Alex Johnstone*

S3M-1883 No to Nestlé (lodged on 9 May 2008) Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Keith Brown*, Bashir Ahmad*, Jamie Hepburn*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-1882 Glasgow Prestwick International Airport - Best Cargo Airport (lodged on 9 May 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1881 The National Game on Terrestrial Television (lodged on 9 May 2008) Kenneth Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Bashir Ahmad*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bob Doris*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Aileen Campbell*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Wilson*

S3M-1879 Muslim Police Association (lodged on 9 May 2008) Jamie Stone*, Patrick Harvie*, Jim Tolson*, Jackson Carlaw*, Bill Kidd*, Alex Neil*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1878 Universal Infant Pneumococcal Vaccination (lodged on 9 May 2008) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Keith Brown*

S3M-1877 Kelvingrove Art Gallery - Scotland’s Top Attraction (lodged on 9 May 2008) Jamie Stone*, Ken Macintosh*, Keith Brown*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Patrick Harvie*, Aileen Campbell*, Rob Gibson*, Jim Tolson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Ross Finnie*, Alex Neil*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Mike Pringle*, Robert Brown*

S3M-1876 Congratulations to Park School (lodged on 9 May 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1875 Congratulations to Pupils from East Ayrshire Schools (lodged on 9 May 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1874 Aberdeen Forensics Laboratory (lodged on 9 May 2008) Helen Eadie*, Trish Godman*

S3M-1873 Annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (lodged on 9 May 2008) Sandra White*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Bob Doris*, Claire Baker*, Trish Godman*

S3M-1872 Edinburgh Scots Music Group (lodged on 8 May 2008) Mike Pringle*, Jim Tolson*, Mary Mulligan*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Whitefield*, Pauline McNeill*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-1871 A School of Ambition - Kirkland High (lodged on 8 May 2008) Iain Gray*, Karen Whitefield*, Trish Godman*

S3M-1870 Baroness Michie of Gallanach (lodged on 8 May 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1869 Stroke Awareness Day (lodged on 8 May 2008) Karen Whitefield*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1868 International Nurses Day 2008 (lodged on 8 May 2008) Karen Whitefield*, Mary Scanlon*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1867 World Hepatitis Day (lodged on 8 May 2008) Karen Whitefield*, Mary Scanlon*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1866 Flying the Rainbow Flag at Holyrood on International Day Against Homophobia (lodged on 8 May 2008) John Park*, Keith Brown*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1864 Keep INTO Out (lodged on 8 May 2008) Christopher Harvie*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1863 Congratulations to Preston Lodge Rugby Football Club (lodged on 8 May 2008) Sarah Boyack*, Des McNulty*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Ross Finnie*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-1862 Congratulations to Cove Rangers, Champions of the Scottish Highland Football League (lodged on 8 May 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-1861# Support for Veterans in Scotland (lodged on 8 May 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1860 Getting it Right for Every Deaf Child (lodged on 7 May 2008) Keith Brown*

S3M-1858 National Epilepsy Week (lodged on 7 May 2008) Keith Brown*, Jamie Stone*

S3M-1856 Possible Replacement of Disability Living Allowance (lodged on 7 May 2008) Keith Brown*, Christopher Harvie*

S3M-1854 Rangers in the UEFA Cup Final (lodged on 7 May 2008) Liam McArthur*

S3M-1847 Cyclone in Burma (lodged on 6 May 2008) Christopher Harvie*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-1842 Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman Centenary (lodged on 6 May 2008) Christopher Harvie*

S3M-1841 Saving the Environment Energy and Money Project in Barra and Vatersay (lodged on 6 May 2008) Christopher Harvie*

S3M-1839# Family Law Disputes (lodged on 2 May 2008) Lewis Macdonald*, Christopher Harvie*

S3M-1832 Replacing GDP with Wellbeing Indicators (lodged on 1 May 2008) Christopher Harvie*

S3M-1815 2012 Olympic Games Contracts (lodged on 30 April 2008) Sandra White*, Christopher Harvie*

S3M-1573 Opportunities and Success for Young Women in YWCA Scotland (lodged on 13 March 2008) John Park*

S3M-1347 Violence Against Betting Shop Workers (lodged on 13 February 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

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