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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2572 Christopher Harvie: Return of the Rosyth-Zeebrugge Ferry—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Government and Forth Ports on securing a new operator for the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry service, which will resume in spring 2009; welcomes the decision of the new ferry operator, Norfolkline, to deploy a new vessel on the route and match the schedule previously provided and hopes that it will consider an extension to the previous schedule; further hopes that this resumption of a direct maritime contact with Europe, with its beneficial impact on freight transport and tourism, will lead to increased prosperity for Rosyth, Fife and Scotland in general, and encourages the governments of Scotland and Flanders to mark the occasion of the resumption of the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry with a celebration commemorating Scotland’s links with the Low Countries.

*S3M-2571 Bashir Ahmad: Sikhs in Scotland—That the Parliament recognises the enormous contribution made by the Sikh community in Scotland in a variety of sectors, particularly the arts, music, drama, media and sports; congratulates all the winners of the Sikhs in Scotland Achievement Awards 2008, held in the Parliament and organised by the Mel-Milaap Community Centre; notes the excellent work done by the Mel-Milaap centre in promoting the true message of Sikhism and carrying out valuable work across Scotland, and urges everyone to pay a visit to http://www.sikhsinscotland.org/.

*S3M-2570 Stuart McMillan: Gourock Celebrates 150th Anniversary as a Burgh—That the Parliament welcomes the 150th anniversary of Gourock in Inverclyde becoming a burgh; notes that this historic occasion is being marked by a series of events organised by Inverclyde Council and Gourock Community Council, and further notes that Inverclyde Tourist Group, the Royal Gourock Yacht Club and Gourock Community Council will host a £4 bus tour giving an insight into the town’s history and heritage, that alongside this there will be inter-school activities including sports events and that, in November 2008, there will be an art exhibition of the work of Inverclyde schoolchildren to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of Gourock Outdoor Swimming Pool.

*S3M-2569 Nicola Sturgeon: Draft Housing Grants (Assessment of Contributions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008—That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Housing Grants (Assessment of Contributions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 be approved.

Supported by: Stewart Maxwell*

*S3M-2568 Kenny MacAskill: Draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 be approved.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*

*S3M-2567 John Swinney: Draft Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2008—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-2566 Tricia Marwick: Congratulations Glenrothes—That the Parliament congratulates Glenrothes on receiving the coveted Rosebowl Trophy at the Beautiful Scotland Awards; notes that the award is provided to the most clean, sustainable and beautiful community in Scotland; congratulates the park staff at Fife Council and all those involved in creating such fantastic floral displays, and believes that the award is fitting recognition for Glenrothes as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan*, Christina McKelvie*, Bashir Ahmad*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*, Brian Adam*, Christopher Harvie*, Keith Brown*, Rob Gibson*, Jim Tolson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bob Doris*

S3M-2563 Nicola Sturgeon: Draft Mental Health (England and Wales Cross-Border Transfer: Patients Subject to Requirements Other Than Detention) (Scotland) Regulations 2008—That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the draft Mental Health (England and Wales Cross-border transfer: patients subject to requirements other than detention) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 be approved.

S3M-2562 Kenny MacAskill: Draft Scottish Commission for Human Rights (Specification) Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Scottish Commission for Human Rights (Specification) Order 2008 be approved.

S3M-2561 Kenny MacAskill: Draft Adults with Incapacity (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Adults with Incapacity (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

S3M-2560 Kenny MacAskill: Draft Freedom of Information (Relaxation of Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure of Information) (Scotland) Order 2008—That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Freedom of Information (Relaxation of Statutory Prohibitions on Disclosure of Information) (Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

S3M-2550 Ms Wendy Alexander: MSP Visits to GP Practices—That the Parliament congratulates the British Medical Association on its initiative in organising MSP visits to local GP practices; welcomes the opportunity to learn about current local and national issues from front-line staff working in practices; further welcomes the chance to witness first-hand the range of high-quality services available to patients; notes the integral role that GP practices play in local communities, and encourages all members who have yet to do so to sign up to this initiative.

Supported by: Nanette Milne*, Liam McArthur*, Brian Adam*, John Lamont*, Claire Baker*, Elaine Murray*, Mike Pringle*, David Whitton*, Hugh Henry*, Kenneth Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Des McNulty*, Elaine Smith*, Sarah Boyack*, Trish Godman*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Helen Eadie*, Jamie Stone*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Rhona Brankin*

*S3M-2550.1 Michael Matheson: MSP Visits to GP Practices—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2550) in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, leave out from "and encourages" to end and insert "notes the increasingly important role that practice nurses have in carrying out patient consultations, with practice nurses now carrying out 32.6% of practice consultations according to Audit Scotland, and encourages all members who sign up to this initiative to ensure that they meet all front-line staff, including practice nurses, to discuss their input into improving the nation’s health."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2565# Friendly Football (lodged on 17 September 2008) Mike Pringle*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2564# Cambuslang and Rutherglen for Fairtrade (lodged on 17 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*, Bob Doris*

S3M-2559 HBOS and Lloyds (lodged on 17 September 2008) Mary Mulligan*, Ken Macintosh*, John Park*, Elaine Murray*, Helen Eadie*, David Whitton*, David Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Trish Godman*, Richard Baker*

S3M-2558 Help for Heroes Rugby Match (lodged on 17 September 2008) Mike Pringle*, Jamie Hepburn*, Karen Whitefield*, Pauline McNeill*, Robin Harper*, John Park*, Helen Eadie*, Elizabeth Smith*, Mary Mulligan*, Hugh Henry*, Rhona Brankin*, Bill Kidd*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Des McNulty*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-2557 The Late Dr Alan F Phillips (lodged on 17 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Robin Harper*, Bob Doris*, Stuart McMillan*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-2556 Conflict Children (lodged on 17 September 2008) Christina McKelvie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Karen Whitefield*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Alex Neil*, Robin Harper*, Sarah Boyack*, Helen Eadie*, Hugh Henry*, Des McNulty*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-2555 Clarification of Acceptability of Scottish Qualifications for UK Citizenship Applications (lodged on 16 September 2008) Bill Kidd*

S3M-2548 Loss of Arctic Ice - Global Climate Concern (lodged on 16 September 2008) Ross Finnie*

S3M-2544# Missed Out, Missing Out (lodged on 15 September 2008) Christina McKelvie*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S3M-2542 Clydebank Women’s Aid Jog Group Complete the Great Scottish Run (lodged on 12 September 2008) Karen Whitefield*, Bob Doris*, Andy Kerr*

S3M-2541 Carlyle Conference (lodged on 12 September 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2540 Forth Valley College Boost (lodged on 12 September 2008) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2539# Aircraft Noise (lodged on 11 September 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2538 Biggar Little Festival (lodged on 11 September 2008) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2536 Congratulations to EMEC and OpenHydro on Deployment of Seabed Tidal Machine in Orkney Waters (lodged on 11 September 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2534 Perth Street Pastors (lodged on 11 September 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2531 Fishing for Litter (lodged on 11 September 2008) Gil Paterson*

S3M-2529# Parkinson’s Disease Society - Get it on Time Campaign (lodged on 10 September 2008) Cathy Peattie*, Richard Baker*

S3M-2527 Asthma UK Scotland (lodged on 10 September 2008) Alison McInnes*

S3M-2474 Scots Language Centre and Scottish National Dictionaries (lodged on 2 September 2008) Kenneth Gibson*, Cathy Jamieson*, Brian Adam*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Margo MacDonald*

S3M-2421 Pay Up for PCS Members (lodged on 21 August 2008) Claire Baker*

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