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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2272 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 12.3.3A of Standing Orders be suspended for the purpose of allowing the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee to meet in the afternoon of Thursday 26 June 2008.

*S3M-2271 Lewis Macdonald: Twentieth Anniversary of the Piper Alpha Disaster—That the Parliament notes the twentieth anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster which claimed the lives of 167 offshore workers on 6 July 1988; celebrates the contribution of members of the Piper Alpha Families’ and Survivors’ Association, whose tireless campaigning in the aftermath of the disaster helped to raise the standards of offshore safety to the benefit of many thousands of other offshore workers over the last 20 years; believes that the regulation of offshore safety by the Health and Safety Executive, the provision for offshore safety representatives, support for safety initiatives, such as Step Change in the context of the government/oil and gas industry PILOT taskforce, and the recognition of trade unions offshore have supported a more positive safety culture, and looks forward to continuing active engagement in promoting that safety culture by all concerned in the North Sea and other oil provinces around the world.

*S3M-2270 Stuart McMillan: Air Weapon Ban—That the Parliament recognises the motion supported unanimously by East Dunbartonshire Council in its decision to support the Scottish Government’s call to ban air weapon ownership, other than for recognised and legitimate occupational and sporting interests; further notes the council’s concerns at the ease with which air weapons can be purchased legally throughout Scotland, and commends East Dunbartonshire Council’s action of writing to all other councils in Scotland urging them to support the call to ban ownership and use of air weapons.

*S3M-2269 Aileen Campbell: Scotland’s Youth Say "Hear Our Voice"—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Hear Our Voice report by NCH Scotland, which publishes the results of its survey among young people of their priorities for public policy in Scotland; notes that the top priority was reducing poverty, the second was tackling homelessness and the third was providing better access to leisure and recreational opportunities; believes that these chime well with the Scottish Government’s ambition for a fairer, healthier Scotland and represent an encouraging commitment to social justice on the part of Scotland’s young people, and calls on all MSPs, government and civil society in Scotland to continue listening to and learning from young people.

*S3M-2268 Brian Adam: Cove Rangers FC SFL Bid—That the Parliament congratulates Cove Rangers FC on winning the Highland League last season; notes Cove Rangers’ excellent work in the community, especially in its youth development programmes; also congratulates it on an ambitious business plan for the future, and wishes it success in its application to join the Scottish Football League.

*S3M-2267 John Swinney: Approval of SSI—That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2008 be approved.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*

*S3M-2266 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that—

Bill Kidd be appointed to replace Shirley-Anne Somerville as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee;

Willie Coffey be appointed to replace Jamie Hepburn as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Equal Opportunities Committee;

Brian Adam be appointed to replace Tricia Marwick as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Local Government and Communities Committee;

Bob Doris be appointed to replace John Wilson as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Public Petitions Committee;

Jamie Hepburn be appointed to replace Bill Kidd as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

*S3M-2265 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Membership—That the Parliament agrees that—

Kenneth Gibson be appointed to replace Rob Gibson as a member of the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee;

Rob Gibson be appointed to replace Brian Adam as a member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee;

Jamie Hepburn be appointed to replace Alasdair Morgan as a member of the European and External Relations Committee;

Angela Constance be appointed to replace John Wilson as a member of the Justice Committee;

John Wilson be appointed to replace Kenneth Gibson as a member of the Local Government and Communities Committee;

John Wilson be appointed to replace Angela Constance as a member of the Public Petitions Committee;

Alasdair Morgan be appointed to replace Jamie Hepburn as a member of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

*S3M-2264 Bob Doris: North Glasgow Local Integration Network Cuts—That the Parliament notes with serious concern the decision taken by Glasgow Community Planning Partnership to slash funding for local integration services across North Glasgow for the next three years; believes that these cuts, which see funding fall from £305,796 in 2007-08 to £221,695 this year and reduced further to £95,550 in 2009-10, are swingeing, ill conceived and unnecessary and in a part of the city with the highest asylum-seeking and refugee population in the city; further believes that the partnership, chaired by Labour Councillor Jim Coleman, was wrong not to consult the Local Community Planning Partnership Boards for Maryhill/Kelvin and Canal, and Springburn and North East Glasgow on the impact of the loss of such funding, and shares the concern of local councillors Grant Thoms and Phil Greene that those projects that were funded by the local integration network are now at serious risk, that north Glasgow’s diverse local communities may suffer as a result, and that the Partnership should reconsider this decision as a matter of urgency.

*S3M-2248 Sandra White: Aircraft Carrier Delay Could Cost Jobs—That the Parliament expresses concern over the delay in signing the contract for two new aircraft carriers, which could lead to the loss of jobs at the Clyde shipyards in Glasgow; condemns the reported comments made by Glasgow MPs Mohammad Sarwar and Ian Davidson that if Scotland were to become an independent state it would risk losing up to 50,000 jobs in the defence sector; believes that, by putting political self-interest ahead of the vital Scottish shipbuilding industry and engaging in needless scaremongering, these comments will only serve to cause uncertainty and worry for many workers and their families, and calls on all Scottish MPs to work constructively to safeguard the future of the shipbuilding industry in Scotland.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*

*S3M-2248.1 Pauline McNeill: Aircraft Carrier Delay Could Cost Jobs—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2248) in the name of Sandra White, leave out from "concern" to end and insert "continued support for the announcement of the joint venture to construct two new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, and calls on the Ministry of Defence to move quickly to formally sign the contracts confirming the construction arrangements for the carriers which will provide certainty for workers at the Scotstoun and Govan Shipyards on the Clyde and Rosyth Dockyard as well as at Portsmouth and Barrow; notes that a recent report published by the Scottish Affairs Select Committee of the House Commons warned that the sustainability of up to 50,000 highly-skilled jobs in the Scottish defence industry which are reliant on UK Government contracts would be put under threat by constitutional change and welcomes the robust defence of the sector by Glasgow’s local MPs and MSPs, and further notes that the survival and significant revival of the heavy shipbuilding industry on the River Clyde has been made possible only as a result of the UK Government’s strong commitment to Scottish defence industry jobs since 1997."

Supported by: Bill Butler*, James Kelly*, Rhona Brankin*, Karen Gillon*, Des McNulty*, Hugh Henry*, Helen Eadie*, Mr Frank McAveety*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2263 25 Years On and Glasgow’s Still Miles Better (lodged on 24 June 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Smith*, James Kelly*, Bill Aitken*, Jamie Hepburn*, George Foulkes*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Robin Harper*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-2262 Honey Bees in Scotland (lodged on 24 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-2255 Moffat Classic Car Rally (lodged on 24 June 2008) Margaret Mitchell*, Stuart McMillan*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Christine Grahame*, Elaine Murray*, Jamie Hepburn*, Mary Scanlon*, Jackson Carlaw*, Annabel Goldie*, Gil Paterson*, Jim Hume*

S3M-2254 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (lodged on 24 June 2008) Elaine Smith*, Bill Wilson*, Stuart McMillan*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Christine Grahame*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2253 Sistema Scotland’s Official Launch and the Benefits of Closer Ties with Venezuela (lodged on 24 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2252 Airdrie Academy Will Rock You (lodged on 24 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2251 Congratulations to the Borders Book Festival and Edwin Morgan - Winner of the Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award (lodged on 24 June 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Mike Pringle*, John Lamont*

S3M-2250 Glasgow Caledonian University Unions against INTO (lodged on 24 June 2008) Elaine Smith*, Christine Grahame*, Charlie Gordon*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2247 We’ve Got Big Plans for Deaf Children and Young People in Scotland (lodged on 23 June 2008) John Park*, Cathy Peattie*, Christine Grahame*, John Lamont*, George Foulkes*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2246 Edinburgh Plan to Ban Mosquitoes (lodged on 23 June 2008) Bob Doris*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2244 Congratulations to Glasgow City Council (lodged on 23 June 2008) Christine Grahame*, Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2242 Dunipace Clean Up (lodged on 23 June 2008) Bob Doris*, Alasdair Allan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Nanette Milne*, John Wilson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Keith Brown*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bashir Ahmad*, Aileen Campbell*, Des McNulty*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2240 Slàinte Nòs Ùr (lodged on 23 June 2008) Brian Adam*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2238 Woodburn Day Nursery (lodged on 20 June 2008) Bashir Ahmad*, Alasdair Allan*, Bob Doris*, Kenneth Gibson*, Keith Brown*, Sandra White*, Robin Harper*, Aileen Campbell*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2237 Register Protest against Lloyds TSB (lodged on 20 June 2008) Charlie Gordon*

S3M-2235 HBOS/Barnardo’s Tug of War Competition (lodged on 20 June 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Christine Grahame*, Keith Brown*, Andy Kerr*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-2234 Banff Academy - Young Engineers Club of the Year (lodged on 20 June 2008) Brian Adam*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2233 The Future of Scotland’s Universities (lodged on 20 June 2008) George Foulkes*

S3M-2232♦ Shortage of Indian Chefs in Aberdeen (lodged on 20 June 2008) Alasdair Allan*, Rob Gibson*, Nigel Don*, Robin Harper*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2229 Listening to Migrant Workers (lodged on 20 June 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-2228 Congratulations to the Award Winning "Touch Bionics" (lodged on 19 June 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Brian Adam*, George Foulkes*

S3M-2226 Holyrood Secondary School - Malawi Link-up (lodged on 19 June 2008) Helen Eadie*

S3M-2225 HBOS/Barnardo’s Tug of War (lodged on 19 June 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Liam McArthur*, John Park*

S3M-2223 Borderline Theatre’s Success with the Wall (lodged on 19 June 2008) Stuart McMillan*, George Foulkes*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-2222 Congratulations to Madras College (lodged on 19 June 2008) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2221 Holyrood National Youth Parliament Competition 2007-08 (lodged on 19 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-2218 "Shrink Paper" in the Parliament (lodged on 18 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-2216 Scottish Young Social Enterprise Awards (lodged on 18 June 2008) George Foulkes*, Annabel Goldie*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-2205 Protect our Nurseries (lodged on 18 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2200 Congratulations to Dr Andrew Morrisson (lodged on 17 June 2008) Helen Eadie*

S3M-2188 GreenCity Wholefoods’ 30th Anniversary (lodged on 17 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-2186 Additional Air Routes for Islands in Argyll (lodged on 17 June 2008) Annabel Goldie*

S3M-2185 Wise Group 25th Anniversary and 25,000th Client Into Work (lodged on 17 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2180 Scottish Education Awards 2008 (lodged on 16 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2179 Breathe Easy Week 2008 (lodged on 16 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2176 2008 Scottish Education Awards (lodged on 16 June 2008) Aileen Campbell*

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

S3M-2172.1 Funding Cuts by Scottish Government to Glasgow Science Centre (lodged on 19 June 2008) Brian Adam*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2170 Thank You! (lodged on 16 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2164.1 Irish Reject the Lisbon Treaty (lodged on 23 June 2008) Mr Frank McAveety*, Sarah Boyack*, Helen Eadie*

S3M-2163 Learning Disability Week (lodged on 13 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

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

S3M-2140 Ullapool Primary School (lodged on 12 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2137# Living and Dying with Advanced Heart Failure (lodged on 11 June 2008) George Foulkes*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2134.1 Unacceptable Levels of Poverty in Scotland (lodged on 17 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2131 Arrythmia Alliance Awareness Week ‘08 (lodged on 11 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*, Annabel Goldie*

S3M-2124 Children’s Climate Change Project (lodged on 11 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2123 Here’s to More Cracks in the Glass Ceiling (lodged on 11 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2118 Scottish Schools Magazine Awards 2008 (lodged on 10 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

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

S3M-2104 Nature of Farming Biodiversity Award (lodged on 10 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2094 Choices for Life (lodged on 9 June 2008) Annabel Goldie*

S3M-2093 Congratulations to COAST (lodged on 9 June 2008) Annabel Goldie*

S3M-2088 Hawick Wins Enterprise Award (lodged on 6 June 2008) Annabel Goldie*

S3M-2081 Violence is Preventable Booklet, See Us - Hear Us! (lodged on 5 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

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

S3M-2071 Good News for Ankylosing Spondylitis Sufferers (lodged on 4 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2070 Fundraising for Malawi (lodged on 4 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2069 Congratulations to the Lothian Cycle Campaign (lodged on 4 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2063 National Depression Week (lodged on 4 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2061 Brora Primary School (lodged on 4 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2054 Veterans Day (lodged on 3 June 2008) Annabel Goldie*

S3M-2041 European Maritime Day (lodged on 3 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2032 Supported and Semi-independent Accommodation for Young Care Leavers (lodged on 30 May 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2016 Postcode Lottery for Sufferers of DMD (lodged on 29 May 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2014# Rosyth to Zeebrugge Ferry Service (lodged on 29 May 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2013 UNISON Survey of Members at Leverndale Hospital (lodged on 29 May 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2005 Dog Rental Companies (lodged on 28 May 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-1988 Marie Curie Cancer Care Partnership with NHS Lanarkshire (lodged on 27 May 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-1981 Arrest of Bahá’ís in Iran (lodged on 22 May 2008) Derek Brownlee*, Bill Aitken*

S3M-1976.1 Review Hospital Parking Charges for Critically Ill and High Dependency Patients (lodged on 2 June 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-1953.1 HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales (lodged on 23 June 2008) Bob Doris*, Stuart McMillan*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Christine Grahame*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-1947 Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples (lodged on 20 May 2008) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-1864 Keep INTO Out (lodged on 8 May 2008) Marlyn Glen*, Charlie Gordon*

S3M-1792 Viva Madiba Viva! (lodged on 28 April 2008) Keith Brown*, Willie Coffey*

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