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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

( A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at:

New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-2951 Aileen Campbell: UK Fails in Duties Under the Ottawa Convention—That the Parliament notes the publication of the Landmine Monitor 2008 by the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which confirms that the UK Government has failed in its duty, under the Ottawa Convention on landmines, to clear the Falkland Islands of such munitions; further notes that the UK Government has already applied for an additional 10 years in which to complete this process; shares the ICBL’s belief that this lack of progress is disappointing, and calls on the UK Government to set a firm deadline for clearing the Falkland Islands of landmines.

Supported by: Bob Doris*

*S3M-2950 John Swinney: Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(iii) of Rule 9.12 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

*S3M-2949 Karen Whitefield: SQA Star Awards and North Lanarkshire School Bands—That the Parliament congratulates the members of the North Lanarkshire jazz band and the duo of Marina Kelmann and Emma Gilchrist for their outstanding performances during the recent SQA Awards; recognises the very high standard of the music performed by them on the night, and further congratulates North Lanarkshire Council’s Department of Learning and Leisure for all the support that it has provided to enable such a high standard of performance.

*S3M-2948 Karen Whitefield: SQA Star Award for Partnership of the Year to Coatbridge College—That the Parliament congratulates Coatbridge College on its recent success in winning the SQA Star Award for Partnership of the Year for the work that it has carried out to help the Polish community in Airdrie and Coatbridge to learn English; recognises that this work is carried out on a collaborative basis with SQA, local employers, educational professionals and members of the polish community, and wishes all those involved in the initiative every success for the future.

*S3M-2947 Jamie Stone: National House Building Council’s Pride in the Job Award—That the Parliament congratulates the 30 site managers across Scotland who have recently been awarded the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Awards for site management; recognises that more than 18,000 site managers compete in the awards, which are widely recognised as the most coveted and respected awards in the housebuilding industry; supports the aim of the awards in encouraging best practice and driving up standards in the industry, and wishes the winners luck as they proceed through further rounds of the NHBC Pride in the Job competition.

*S3M-2946 Sarah Boyack: 6 December 2008: A March for Effective Global Action on Climate Change—That the Parliament welcomes the march to be held in Glasgow on 6 December 2008 to coincide with the UN climate change talks in Poznań, Poland, to call for just solutions to the problem of climate change to be achieved through the UN talks and the Scottish Climate Change Bill; supports the call for urgent and resolute action to prevent the catastrophic effects of a significant increase in global temperature; calls on world leaders to adopt a common approach to tackling climate change including a strong emissions reductions treaty that is both equitable and effective in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and welcomes the wide range of Scottish organisations giving support to the march.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2945 Call for Parliamentary Scrutiny of Aid Effectiveness (lodged on 21 November 2008) Mike Pringle*, John Wilson*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-2943 Molendinar Park/Moore Street Housing (lodged on 21 November 2008) Paul Martin*, James Kelly*, Jackie Baillie*, Andy Kerr*

S3M-2941 Govanhill Law Centre (lodged on 21 November 2008) Michael McMahon*, Jackie Baillie*, James Kelly*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Patrick Harvie*, Paul Martin*, Andy Kerr*

S3M-2939 Scottish Water Dispute (lodged on 21 November 2008) Des McNulty*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Michael McMahon*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Robin Harper*, Cathy Peattie*, James Kelly*

S3M-2938 BBC Trust Rejects £68 Million Plan (lodged on 21 November 2008) Ian McKee*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, David Whitton*, Michael McMahon*, James Kelly*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Helen Eadie*, Robin Harper*, John Park*, Christopher Harvie*, Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-2936 Ban Tobacco Vending Machines (lodged on 20 November 2008) Ian McKee*, Robin Harper*

S3M-2935♦ Cuiken Primary and its School Playing Field (lodged on 21 November 2008) Michael Matheson*, Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*, John Wilson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Angela Constance*

S3M-2934 For £12 Billion Big Brother Bugs You (lodged on 20 November 2008) Ian McKee*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2932 Future of the Bull Hire Scheme (lodged on 20 November 2008) Christopher Harvie*

S3M-2931 Fair Tips (lodged on 20 November 2008) David Whitton*, Marlyn Glen*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Sarah Boyack*, Robin Harper*

S3M-2929 The Arches - Best Bar None (lodged on 20 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2927 Robert Burns 250th Anniversary Souvenir Stamp (lodged on 19 November 2008) Robin Harper*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2926# Shelter Scotland 40 Years On (lodged on 19 November 2008) Cathie Craigie*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Margo MacDonald*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2925 2008 Homeless World Cup Sponsorship (lodged on 19 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2923 Clydeside Action on Asbestos (lodged on 19 November 2008) Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2920 Fishermen and International Observers Kidnapped by Israel (lodged on 18 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2910 Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition (lodged on 18 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2909 Keep London Olympics’ Toxic Waste Out of Falkirk (lodged on 18 November 2008) Robin Harper*, Ian McKee*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2907 Scotland’s Tribute to One of the Most Influential Scientists of All Time (lodged on 18 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2900 Biggar Museum Archaeology Group Wins Top Award (lodged on 17 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2898# Recognising the Role of a Healthy, Competitive Television Industry in the Cultural Life of Scotland (lodged on 14 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2896 Aberdeen Bus Fare Reductions (lodged on 14 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2892 Improving Access (lodged on 14 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2891 Congratulations to JK Rowling and Children’s High Level Group (lodged on 14 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2890 Electric Shock Training - Disappointment at Decision (lodged on 14 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2886 Minimise Medical Mistakes (lodged on 13 November 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2866 UK Opt-out on the European Working Time Directive (lodged on 12 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2825 Welcoming the Designation of the Chris Hoy Cycle Way (lodged on 5 November 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-2817# World AIDS Day 2008 (lodged on 4 November 2008) Margo MacDonald*

S3M-2773 Ian McColl (lodged on 28 October 2008) Robin Harper*, Alasdair Allan*, John Scott*

S3M-2711 Oil Prices (lodged on 13 October 2008) Des McNulty*, Jackie Baillie*, Marlyn Glen*, David Whitton*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Mike Pringle*, Alex Neil*, John Wilson*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-2653# Fare Deal (lodged on 2 October 2008) Robert Brown*, Liam McArthur*

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