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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2591 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 4: 35 minutes

Groups 5 to 7: 1 hour 5 minutes.

Supported by: Kenny MacAskill*

*S3M-2590 Helen Eadie: We are Proud of Lochgelly’s Little Jack Thomson—That the Parliament congratulates three-year-old little Jack Thomson of Lochgelly who saved his mum’s life by phoning 999 not just once but a second time after the first mobile failed; congratulates and commends all of the emergency service staff who took Jack’s call for help so seriously and tracked the call to the address to which the ambulance services attended; is thankful for the collective effort in saving Jack’s mum Leanne’s life, and hopes that leaders of all our political parties will join in welcoming little Jack, his family and all the emergency services teams from Fife who played their part in securing such a phenomenal achievement, to the Parliament where we shall celebrate him.

*S3M-2589 Margo MacDonald: Legacy from Lottery Funding for Community Sport—That the Parliament, in view of the reduction in lottery funding for the development of community sport in Scotland, supports calls for a substantial sum of National Lottery funding to be released as soon as possible, without prejudice to the outcome of ongoing consultations on aspects of the wider remits of lottery funding, thus ensuring both support for ongoing coaching programmes and a legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow that benefit the population of Glasgow and all of Scotland, and believes that such funding is capable of enhancing the Glasgow games so that, in addition to supporting a spectacular event, the investment would lay the foundations for health and sporting improvements across the entire population of Scotland.

*S3M-2588 Bruce Crawford: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Mental Health (Absconding patients from other jurisdictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 be approved.

*S3M-2587 Bruce Crawford: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 be approved.

*S3M-2586 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 30 January 2009.

*S3M-2585 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 1 October 2008

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

followed by Ministerial Statement: Scottish Government Response to the Report of the Committee of Inquiry on Crofting

followed by Public Petitions Committee Debate: 3rd Report 2008: Availability on the NHS of cancer treatment drugs

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 2 October 2008

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Justice and Law Officers;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Scudamore Report into Foot and Mouth Disease

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 8 October 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 9 October 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

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Register of Tartans Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

*S3M-2584 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 24 September 2008—

after

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

delete

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scudamore Report into Foot and Mouth

and insert

followed by First Minister’s Statement: The Implications for Scotland of the Lloyds TSB Takeover of HBOS

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Implications for Scotland of the Lloyds TSB Takeover of HBOS

*S3M-2583 Alison McInnes: Aberdeenshire - Best Large Council to Work For—That the Parliament congratulates Aberdeenshire Council on being named Best Large Council to Work For in the United Kingdom; notes that it was the only Scottish local authority to finish in the top 25 overall; believes that this recognition is in large part due to the local authority’s commitment to decentralisation and staff empowerment, and urges more local authorities to follow Aberdeenshire’s example that employee job satisfaction helps contribute to good service delivery.

Supported by: Mike Rumbles*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Robert Brown*, Liam McArthur*, Bill Kidd*

*S3M-2582 Irene Oldfather: The Importance of Transport Links in North Ayrshire—That the Parliament recognises the importance of ensuring improved transport links between North Ayrshire and the rest of Scotland to the economic recovery of the area; agrees that the upgrading of the A737 and the construction of the Dalry bypass will play a vital role in attracting future private investment; notes the success of the previous administration in constructing the Three Towns Bypass on time and under budget, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to ensure that connectivity within North Ayrshire is made a priority when the outcome of the strategic transport projects review is announced.

*S3M-2581 Jamie Hepburn: Post Office Closure Programme—That the Parliament notes with disappointment the decision by Post Office Ltd to close all but one of the branches identified for closure in its Ayrshire, Inverclyde, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire area plan, including those branches in Kildrum, Queenzieburn, Banton and Plains; further notes that these closures come in the face of massive public opposition and criticism of Post Office Ltd’s case for the closure of these outlets; believes that post office branches are community assets that provide more than simple commercial operations, and encourages all interested parties to work together to explore what options may exist to ensure affected communities can still access the vital services provided by their local post office.

*S3M-2514: Withdrawn

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2580 Congratulations to Macom Technologies (lodged on 22 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Bashir Ahmad*, Sandra White*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2579 Campaign to End Child Poverty (lodged on 22 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Bashir Ahmad*, Joe FitzPatrick*, John Wilson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Duncan McNeil*, Alasdair Allan*, Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*, Ken Macintosh*, Alex Neil*, Robert Brown*, Sandra White*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Bill Wilson*, Stuart McMillan*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-2578 Celebrating 30 Years of the Lintel Trust (lodged on 22 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Keith Brown*, Nigel Don*, Des McNulty*

S3M-2577 Save the Skull Splitter Name (lodged on 22 September 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-2576 Dungavel and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (lodged on 19 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2574 Meningitis Research Foundation’s Awareness Week (lodged on 19 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Des McNulty*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-2554# Scottish Qualifications Authority (lodged on 16 September 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Mary Mulligan*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2550.1 MSP Visits to GP Practices (lodged on 18 September 2008) Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*

S3M-2499 World Suicide Prevention Day (lodged on 5 September 2008) Margaret Mitchell*

S3M-2474 Scots Language Centre and Scottish National Dictionaries (lodged on 2 September 2008) Alasdair Morgan*, Iain Smith*

S3M-2438 An Ethical Census in 2011 (lodged on 26 August 2008) Mike Pringle*

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

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