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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2218 Sarah Boyack: "Shrink Paper" in the Parliament—That the Parliament welcomes the news that it has recorded a 28% reduction in paper use in the building in the last financial year, significantly exceeding the Parliament’s Environmental Steering Group’s target of 7.5%; congratulates all those involved in all parts of the building on achieving this success, particularly the Environmental Performance Manager; notes, however, with concern, and notwithstanding the development of recycling, that world consumption of paper has quadrupled since the 1960s and the use of printing paper has increased six-fold despite the development of electronic alternatives; is further concerned that just 10% of the world’s population in western Europe and north America consumes more than 50% of the world’s paper, six times above the world average, and therefore welcomes the "shrink paper" initiative by the European Environmental Paper Network, supported by its website www.shrinkpaper.org/index.shtml, as a means to encourage other organisations and individuals to follow the example set by staff in the Scottish Parliament and significantly reduce paper consumption where possible.

*S3M-2217 Joe FitzPatrick: Josie Pasane—That the Parliament condemns the Home Office’s decision to separate Josie Pasane from her family, with whom she has been living for seven years in Broughty Ferry, and to deport her to South Africa; expresses concern over reports that Josie received incorrect advice from the Home Office over her status which has led to the order for deportation; notes that Josie, a graduate of the University of Abertay, is in employment and is a valued member of the local community, and calls on the UK Government to urgently review her case.

*S3M-2216 David Whitton: Scottish Young Social Enterprise Awards—That the Parliament congratulates Lenzie Academy on being presented with an award for social enterprise; notes that Lenzie Academy is working with, and has assisted in, setting up a school in Malawi, and notes the achievements of Kate Priester from Lenzie Academy who was the winner of the Young Scottish Social Entrepreneur of the Year prize.

*S3M-2215 Bill Aitken: The Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/239).

*S3M-2214 Bill Aitken: The Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian’s Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian’s Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/238).

*S3M-2213 Bill Aitken: The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/237).

*S3M-2212 Bill Aitken: The Court of Session etc: Fees Amendment Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/236).

*S3M-2211 Dr Richard Simpson: Handcuffing of Pregnant Women—That the Parliament notes with regret that despite the statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on 1 May 2008 that handcuffing pregnant women is "absolutely unacceptable" (Official Report c. 8177), the Scottish Prison Service and the Cabinet Secretary for Justice remain adamant that this procedure can continue in exceptional circumstances, namely potential self-harm, harm to a baby or possible danger to others; regards these as medical or psychiatric conditions, and agrees that pregnant or newly delivered offenders attending hospital from custody should be treated in the same way as other non-offenders with similar risks and should be the responsibility of obstetric, paediatric or psychiatric staff and not of the Scottish Prison Service or Reliance.

*S3M-2210 Dr Richard Simpson: Photodynamic Therapy—That the Parliament notes with sadness the death of Alf Stewart; recognises his support for the Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Unit in Dundee without which that unit would not have remained open; recognises the help which can be derived from PDT in a number of conditions at a modest cost; notes that this unit and the PDT work in Glasgow requires funding in order to continue, and calls on the Scottish Government to develop this service as a national managed clinical network.

*S3M-2209♦ Roseanna Cunningham: Community First Responders—That the Parliament recognises and welcomes the service provided to rural communities, such as Comrie in Perthshire, by the First Response scheme; notes that Community First Responders are local volunteers who undertake training in order to be able to provide lifesaving treatment, in the first few minutes prior to the arrival of an ambulance, to those people in the community who are critically injured or ill, and looks forward to the scheme being developed in communities across Scotland.

*S3M-2208 Roseanna Cunningham on behalf of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee: Report on Flooding and Flood Management—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee’s 2nd Report, 2008 (Session 3): Flooding and Flood Management (SP Paper 96).

*S3M-2207 Jamie Hepburn: US Senate Armed Services Committee on Guantanamo Bay—That the Parliament notes with concern the findings of the Armed Services Committee of the United States Senate on US interrogation techniques in Guantanamo Bay, in particular the comments of Chairman Senator Carl Levin that "The truth is that senior officials in the United States Government sought information on aggressive techniques, twisted the law to create the appearance of their legality and authorised their use against detainees"; believes that the use of torture is an abhorrent abuse of human rights in any circumstances, and calls for the closure of the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay as soon as possible.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan*, Patrick Harvie*, Sandra White*, Brian Adam*, Bill Wilson*, Alex Neil*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Bashir Ahmad*, Bill Kidd*, Elaine Smith*

*S3M-2206 Charlie Gordon: Battlefield Primary School: Champions Again—That the Parliament congratulates Battlefield Primary School, Glasgow, on winning the Bank Of Scotland Primary Sportshall Challenge in badminton for the second successive year; notes that the finals in Perth were the culmination of heats involving 1400 school children, and further notes that Battlefield Primary School’s continuing success may be attributed to the fact that the school has its own, dedicated PE teacher and that each pupil accesses at least two hours of physical education per week.

Supported by: John Park*, Jamie McGrigor*, Patrick Harvie*, Helen Eadie*, Stuart McMillan*, Des McNulty*, Alex Neil*, David Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Whitefield*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Elaine Smith*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Robin Harper*

*S3M-2205 George Foulkes: Protect our Nurseries—That the Parliament is aware of the City of Edinburgh Council’s plans to reorganise nursery care provision in the Craigmillar area; notes the overwhelming opposition from parents and staff affected by the plans; agrees that the reorganisation of nursery care in the Craigmillar area will have a devastating effect on local provision and mean a huge reduction in the number of nursery places available as well as the loss of dedicated nursery facilities, resources and staff; further agrees that the lack of consultation and information given to parents and staff is totally unacceptable; is aware that an emergency public meeting will be taking place on Thursday 19 June at 7pm at Craigmillar Settlement, 63 Niddrie Mains Terrace, Edinburgh; urges all members concerned to attend and join local parents in opposing the changes being introduced and demand a full and open discussion on these proposals, and views this latest cut as yet another consequence of a flawed SNP government budget and Concordat with local government.

Supported by: Andy Kerr*, John Park*, Helen Eadie*, Cathy Jamieson*, David Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Elaine Smith*

*S3M-2204.1 Bill Aitken: Youth Justice—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2204) in the name of Fergus Ewing, after "around" insert "notes with concern the failure of the previous administration to reduce persistent young offending by 10% and recognises the increasing drain on time and resources that offence referrals are having on the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA); recommends that an increase in disposals available to SCRA, such as an extension of drug treatment and testing orders, would enable it to intervene more effectively; recognises that the sending of 14 and 15-year-old persistent young offenders to youth courts would allow children’s panels to concentrate more on referrals for non-offence grounds."

*S3M-2204.2 Pauline McNeill: Youth Justice—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2204) in the name of Fergus Ewing, insert at end "and, while recognising the demand for services and initiatives to prevent young people offending and re-offending, considers that the criminal justice system must also seek to deal with those offenders who persist in breaking the law and disrupting communities; further recognises the important role of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2003; believes the youth court pilots have been successful and calls for further rolling out of youth courts across Scotland, and further believes that the Scottish Government should ensure adequate funding is in place to support youth services and the youth justice system across Scotland."

*S3M-2204.3 Mike Pringle: Youth Justice—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2204) in the name of Fergus Ewing, insert at end "calls on the Scottish Government to introduce children’s rights impact assessments to show how government decisions impact on the rights and wellbeing of children; notes that young people are themselves often the victims of crime and therefore calls for the extension of the Scottish Crime Survey to under 16s; believes that young people must be engaged fully in the ongoing review of the national antisocial behaviour strategy including improving the provision of diversionary activities; calls for increased involvement of young people in delivering solutions to youth crime through innovative measures such as a youth justice board and youth justice panels, and calls for an end to the use of all ultra-sonic "Mosquito" dispersal devices."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2203 Banknote Equality (lodged on 17 June 2008) Rob Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Bashir Ahmad*, Sandra White*, Stuart McMillan*, Alex Neil*, Willie Coffey*

S3M-2202 Nuclear Weapons Planning Application (lodged on 17 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Alex Neil*, Bashir Ahmad*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Brian Adam*, Rob Gibson*, Willie Coffey*, Bob Doris*

S3M-2201 BMA Report on Climate Change (lodged on 17 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2200 Congratulations to Dr Andrew Morrisson (lodged on 17 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Lewis Macdonald*, Claire Baker*

S3M-2199 Green Flag for Alness Academy (lodged on 17 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Mary Scanlon*

S3M-2190 Glasgow: The Ideal Place to Study (lodged on 17 June 2008) Sandra White*, Alasdair Allan*, Stuart McMillan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-2189 Glasgow Mela and the Scottish Academy of Asian Arts (lodged on 17 June 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Sandra White*, Alasdair Allan*, Christine Grahame*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*, Keith Brown*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bob Doris*, Des McNulty*, Bill Butler*, Hugh Henry*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-2188 GreenCity Wholefoods’ 30th Anniversary (lodged on 17 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2187 Congratulating Castlemilk High (lodged on 17 June 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Alasdair Allan*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Sandra White*, Keith Brown*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-2186 Additional Air Routes for Islands in Argyll (lodged on 17 June 2008) Murdo Fraser*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Aitken*, Christine Grahame*, John Lamont*, Sandra White*, Elizabeth Smith*, Kenneth Gibson*, Nanette Milne*, Mary Scanlon*, Bill Kidd*, Jackson Carlaw*

S3M-2185 Wise Group 25th Anniversary and 25,000th Client Into Work (lodged on 17 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Mary Scanlon*, Jamie McGrigor*, Alex Neil*, Bashir Ahmad*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bill Butler*, Stuart McMillan*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, John Park*, Sandra White*, Hugh Henry*, Iain Gray*, Kenneth Gibson*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Helen Eadie*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Whitefield*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Elaine Smith*, Elaine Murray*, Bob Doris*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-2184 Congratulations to Castlemilk High School (lodged on 17 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Mary Mulligan*, Des McNulty*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2182 Fixing the Graduate Endowment Problems (lodged on 16 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Willie Coffey*

S3M-2181 Smoking Prevention (lodged on 16 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2180 Scottish Education Awards 2008 (lodged on 16 June 2008) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2179 Breathe Easy Week 2008 (lodged on 16 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Alex Neil*, Des McNulty*, Bashir Ahmad*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Jim Hume*, Liam McArthur*, Karen Gillon*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Wilson*, Elizabeth Smith*, Murdo Fraser*, Stuart McMillan*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Elaine Smith*, Sandra White*, John Park*, Michael McMahon*, Kenneth Gibson*, Hugh Henry*, Brian Adam*, Bill Kidd*, Nanette Milne*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-2178 Fourth Annual HBOS/Barnardo’s Tug of War Competition (lodged on 16 June 2008) Sandra White*, Elizabeth Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jackson Carlaw*, Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2177 The Breast Cancer Campaign at National and Local Level (lodged on 16 June 2008) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jamie McGrigor*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2176 2008 Scottish Education Awards (lodged on 16 June 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Alasdair Allan*, Elizabeth Smith*, Alex Neil*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bashir Ahmad*, Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*

S3M-2175 Stepping Out (lodged on 16 June 2008) Nanette Milne*, Mary Scanlon*, Bill Wilson*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2174 Kirsty McWilliam (lodged on 16 June 2008) Elizabeth Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2173 North Lanarkshire Children’s Games (lodged on 16 June 2008) Nanette Milne*, Elizabeth Smith*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2172 Funding Cuts by Scottish Government to Glasgow Science Centre (lodged on 16 June 2008) Hugh Henry*

S3M-2170 Thank You! (lodged on 16 June 2008) Elizabeth Smith*, Bill Wilson*, Nanette Milne*, Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2168 Parliament Celebrates Independence...Day (lodged on 16 June 2008) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Willie Coffey*

S3M-2167 UK Referendum on Alternative Provisions to Treaty of Lisbon (lodged on 16 June 2008) Angela Constance*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2166 Avoidance of Illegal Action on Lisbon Treaty (lodged on 16 June 2008) Angela Constance*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2165 Robert Gordon’s Debaters Triumph in Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament (lodged on 13 June 2008) Hugh Henry*

S3M-2164 Irish Reject the Lisbon Treaty (lodged on 13 June 2008) Angela Constance*, Ted Brocklebank*

S3M-2163 Learning Disability Week (lodged on 13 June 2008) Duncan McNeil*, Karen Gillon*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2162 Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers Gobi Desert Challenge (lodged on 13 June 2008) Hugh Henry*

S3M-2161 Repatriation of James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell (lodged on 13 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2160 Congratulations to St Bernadette’s Primary School (lodged on 13 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2159 Carer’s Allowance (lodged on 13 June 2008) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2158 Motor Neurone Awareness Week (lodged on 13 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2157 Colitis and Crohn’s Week (lodged on 13 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2156 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (lodged on 13 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2155 Congratulations to Kilbirnie Ladeside FC (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2154 Torphichen Centenary Gala Day (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2153 Parkinson’s Disease Society (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2151 Graham’s - The Family Dairy (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2150 Nature and Sustainable Growth (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2149 Protecting Asylum-Seeker Children (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2147 First Female Chief Constable in Scotland (lodged on 12 June 2008) Angela Constance*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2146 No News is Bad News for the BBC (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2144 Approaches to Alcohol and Drugs in Scotland: A Question of Architecture (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2143# NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Proposed Changes to Maternity Services (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2142 Train Transport (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2141 "Campus Cops" (lodged on 12 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2137# Living and Dying with Advanced Heart Failure (lodged on 11 June 2008) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2134.1 Unacceptable Levels of Poverty in Scotland (lodged on 17 June 2008) Cathy Jamieson*, Helen Eadie*, Claire Baker*, Marlyn Glen*, Hugh Henry*, Iain Gray*, David Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Michael McMahon*, George Foulkes*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-2123 Here’s to More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling (lodged on 11 June 2008) Marilyn Livingstone*, Des McNulty*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2118 Scottish Schools Magazine Awards 2008 (lodged on 10 June 2008) Sandra White*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2109 Skills and Training Charter for Scotland (lodged on 10 June 2008) Hugh Henry*, David Whitton*

S3M-2107 The Scottish Government’s Welcome U-Turn (lodged on 10 June 2008) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2103 Congratulations to Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy (lodged on 10 June 2008) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-2077 Centenary of the Vatersay Raiders (lodged on 10 June 2008) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2053 Reporter Excludes Evidence at Substation Expansion Hearing (lodged on 3 June 2008) Dave Thompson*

S3M-2033 Proposed Change to the National Concessionary Travel Scheme (lodged on 2 June 2008) Alison McInnes*

S3M-2008# Refugee Week Scotland 2008 (lodged on 28 May 2008) John Park*

S3M-1981 Arrest of Bahá’ís in Iran (lodged on 22 May 2008) Dave Thompson*

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

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