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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2525 Rhona Brankin: SNP Government Failure on Jobs for Newly-Qualified Teachers—That the Parliament notes with concern the recent Times Educational Supplement Scotland and General Teaching Council for Scotland surveys showing an increasing number of post-probationary teachers who are unable to secure a permanent teaching post; believes that this development represents an appalling waste of talent and is grossly unfair to those newly-qualified teachers encouraged to train to join the profession; further notes that this comes at a time when many class sizes are rising, and calls on the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning to show leadership and ensure that the Scottish Government, in conjunction with local authorities, takes early and decisive action to address this growing crisis and to make a ministerial statement before the October recess with recommendations for immediate action.

*S3M-2524 Margaret Curran: Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease in Hospitals—That the Parliament notes with deep concern the outbreak of Clostridium difficile at the Vale of Leven Hospital; considers the report from the independent review team to be a helpful starting point but believes that there are still serious questions to be addressed; notes the referral of the report by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to consider what action should be taken; recognises and supports the substantial case made by the families of Clostridium difficile victims for a public inquiry; notes that the Scottish Ministers can instruct such an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 and acknowledges the need for wider lessons to be learned throughout the NHS in Scotland in preventing and tackling Clostridium difficile, and therefore calls on the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to return to the Parliament to make a statement when the views of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal are known.

Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson*, Jackie Baillie*

*S3M-2523 Bill Wilson: Get Fair - A Citizen’s Wage and the ALBA Model for a Fairer Society—That the Parliament agrees with more than 50 organisations represented by the Get Fair anti-poverty umbrella body that Britain has become an unacceptably divided society; notes, as an example of the divide, that men living in Scotland’s most deprived areas, such as parts of Clydeside, have a life expectancy 10.7 years shorter than that of men in the least deprived areas; further notes that Get Fair contends that three-quarters of the UK population agree that the gap between the rich and the poor has grown too large; believes that such facts and opinions reflect the failure of the economic policies of successive governments of the United Kingdom, the fifth richest country in the word, and calls on the present UK Government urgently to examine alternatives to the failed neoliberal economic model, including the implementation of a citizen’s wage and the co-operative economic strategies piloted by the ALBA countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

*S3M-2522 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 6 November 2008.

*S3M-2521 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 23 January 2009.

*S3M-2520 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 17 September 2008

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Scottish Ambulance Service

followed by European and External Relations Committee Debate: 3rd Report 2008: Inquiry into International Development

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 18 September 2008

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Hill Farms and Less Favoured Areas

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Debate: 6th Report 2008: Growing Pains - can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015?

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 24 September 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 25 September 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

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Stage 3 Proceedings: Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

*S3M-2519♦ John Scott: Introduction of Sellers’ Single Survey—That the Parliament notes with concern the fragile state of the housing market in Ayrshire and Scotland; believes that adding to the cost of moving house will further damage Scotland’s housing market; notes the intention of the Scottish Government to introduce from December of this year a sellers’ single survey, which, it is forecast, could add between £500 and £700 to the cost of moving home, and considers therefore that it would be unhelpful to introduce a sellers’ single survey at this time.

*S3M-2518 Elizabeth Smith: Mountain Rescue Service - Happy Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates members of the UK Mountain Rescue team who celebrate their 75th anniversary; notes that since 1933 UK mountain rescue teams have provided outstanding service to the outdoor community, ensuring safety and speedy recovery in times of difficulty; further notes that the teams are made up of volunteers who provide first class professional support when it comes to saving lives, often in circumstances where they encounter danger themselves; notes that perhaps the best birthday present they could wish for is a recognition from the public of just how important this service is and an understanding of the need for much greater responsibility when individuals take to the hills and mountains, and wishes UK Mountain Rescue teams well in the years ahead and thanks them for their life-saving support.

Supported by: Nanette Milne*, Bill Aitken*, Bill Kidd*, Sandra White*, Jamie McGrigor*, John Lamont*, Ted Brocklebank*, Ken Macintosh*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike Pringle*, Murdo Fraser*, Mary Scanlon*, Jamie Stone*, Alex Johnstone*, Patrick Harvie*, Ms Wendy Alexander*

*S3M-2517 Bill Kidd: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Damaged—That the Parliament expresses concern over the decision of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) to approve the deal between the United States of America and India to conduct civilian atomic commerce while India retains its strategic weapons programme and is not required to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; considers this decision ironic given the fact that the NSG, formerly known as the London Suppliers’ Group, was set up to prevent atomic proliferation following India’s first underground nuclear explosion in 1974 and has, 34 years later, presided over Delhi being granted the very waiver its founding principles had opposed, and believes that this decision will encourage other countries to disregard international pressure in their desire to develop nuclear weapons.

Supported by: Bashir Ahmad*, Aileen Campbell*, Bob Doris*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Wilson*, Sandra White*, Christina McKelvie*, Alex Neil*

S3M-2499 Ian McKee: World Suicide Prevention Day—That the Parliament notes that suicide is the leading cause of death for people under 35 years of age and that each death is a tragedy which affects family members and friends; welcomes the progress of Choose Life within NHS Health Scotland in helping reduce Scotland’s suicide rate by 13% since 2002; supports the launch of the Don’t Hide it. Talk About It campaign and the ongoing work to reduce the suicide rate by 20% by 2013; notes that the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10 September 2008 is "Think Globally, Plan Nationally, Act Locally", and acknowledges the commitment of those involved in Choose Life along with their partners at both a local and national level.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Angela Constance*, Alex Neil*, Christina McKelvie*, Michael Matheson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Jamie Stone*

*S3M-2499.1 Dr Richard Simpson: World Suicide Prevention Day—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2499) in the name of Ian McKee, after "2002" insert "but expresses concern that four out of 23 local authorities responding to a recent freedom of information request have reported reducing funding for this programme under the new concordat, which has removed ring fencing".

S3M-2485 Margaret Smith: World Alzheimer’s Day 2008—That the Parliament expresses support for World Alzheimer’s Day, on Monday 22 September, when Alzheimer Scotland and Alzheimer’s charities around the world concentrate their efforts in raising awareness of dementia; notes that between 58,000 and 65,000 people in Scotland have dementia; commends all those people and organisations working to help people with dementia and their carers, and acknowledges that it is important to raise awareness of dementia as an illness and campaign to reduce the misunderstandings that exist about the condition and the stigma that surrounds it.

Supported by: Jack McConnell*, Jim Tolson*, Bob Doris*, Sarah Boyack*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Angela Constance*, Jackson Carlaw*, Ken Macintosh*, John Wilson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Irene Oldfather*

*S3M-2485.1 Dr Richard Simpson: World Alzheimer’s Day 2008—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2485) in the name of Margaret Smith, insert at end "and further acknowledges the leading role being played in this field by the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2516 Real Garlicky Win (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2515# Aberdeen Crossrail Project (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Rhona Brankin*, Nanette Milne*, Alex Johnstone*, Mary Mulligan*, Iain Gray*, John Park*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-2514♦ Legacy from Lottery Funding for Community Sport (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2513 Rectors for All of Scotland’s Universities (lodged on 8 September 2008) Bill Wilson*, Bill Kidd*, Aileen Campbell*, Bob Doris*, Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*, Christina McKelvie*, Alex Neil*

S3M-2512♦ Glasgow 2014 Lottery Funding (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Bashir Ahmad*, Bob Doris*, Alasdair Allan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, Alex Neil*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2511 BBC Alba - Speed Up Freeview Option (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2510 Perth Street Pastors (lodged on 8 September 2008) Murdo Fraser*

S3M-2509 Good Luck to Andy Murray (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jim Tolson*

S3M-2508 Commissioner for Children and Young People, Professor Kathleen Marshall (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Angela Constance*, Jamie Stone*, Nigel Don*, Christina McKelvie*, Sandra White*

S3M-2507 Congratulations to Marchmont and Sciennes Business Association (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2506# 2014: A Year of Sport for Scotland (lodged on 8 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-2504 The Fire and Rescue Service (lodged on 8 September 2008) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2502# Bannockburn Battlefield (lodged on 5 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, John Wilson*, Jackson Carlaw*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Angela Constance*, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-2501 Tragedy, Loss, Hope, Help, Rescue and Survival (lodged on 5 September 2008) Jack McConnell*, Ian McKee*, Elaine Smith*, John Park*, Ken Macintosh*, Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2500 Congratulations to WRVS Renfrewshire (lodged on 5 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2498 Barra, Scottish Calor Village of the Year Finalist (lodged on 5 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-2497# Sex and Power (lodged on 4 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Elaine Smith*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-2492 Quarriers’ National Epilepsy Assessment Centre (lodged on 4 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2491 MacDiarmid Remembered (lodged on 4 September 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2487 Black Watch Heritage Appeal (lodged on 3 September 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2486# Muscle Disease Awareness Week (lodged on 3 September 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2483 Wear it Pink (lodged on 3 September 2008) Jack McConnell*, John Lamont*

S3M-2460 Scottish Schools World Debating Team (lodged on 1 September 2008) Jamie Stone*

S3M-2454 End the Inhumane Long-Distance Transportation of Live Horses for Slaughter in Europe (lodged on 28 August 2008) John Wilson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Rob Gibson*, Jackson Carlaw*, Ken Macintosh*, Sandra White*, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-2447 Breaking Israel’s Blockade of Gaza (lodged on 27 August 2008) Pauline McNeill*

S3M-2432 Reduce VAT on Building Repairs (lodged on 25 August 2008) Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-2423# Childhood and Sport-Related Injuries (lodged on 22 August 2008) George Foulkes*

S3M-2418 Congratulations to Chris Hoy (lodged on 21 August 2008) Jamie Stone*

S3M-2411 Peace Voyage to Gaza (lodged on 20 August 2008) Pauline McNeill*

S3M-2391 Lt Col Blair Mayne - Posthumous Award of Victoria Cross (lodged on 13 August 2008) Andrew Welsh*

S3M-2367 Aids 2008 (lodged on 4 August 2008) Ian McKee*

S3M-2350 Medical Aid to Palestine (lodged on 28 July 2008) Pauline McNeill*

S3M-2309 Proposal for a Glasgow Museum of Industry, Science and Technology (lodged on 7 July 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Peter Peacock*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-2232# Shortage of Indian Chefs in Aberdeen (lodged on 20 June 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2229 Listening to Migrant Workers (lodged on 20 June 2008) Elaine Smith*

S3M-1839# Family Law Disputes (lodged on 2 May 2008) Angela Constance*

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