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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 which members wish to be considered for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash 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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

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New and altered motions and amendments

* S2M-2385 Brian Adam:Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2005, Aberdeen—That the Parliament congratulates the city of Aberdeen on its successful bid to host the Commonwealth Local Government Conference from 15 to 17 March 2005 and hopes that this prestigious gathering, which will attract a number of heads of state and world statesmen, will enhance Aberdeen and Scotland’s position on the world stage.

* S2M-2384# Linda Fabiani:Scottish Civic Forum—That the Parliament notes the concerns raised about the financing of the Scottish Civic Forum; further notes that the forum was set up to help fulfil the founding principles of the Parliament and, in particular, the engagement of Scotland’s people in the new democracy; considers that all those who have an interest in the open democracy heralded in 1999 should act to ensure a continued and healthy future for the forum, and believes that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body should investigate the possibility of funding the forum directly.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Tricia Marwick*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Fiona Hyslop*, Christine Grahame*, Bruce Crawford*

* S2M-2382 Margaret Jamieson:Carers’ Cottage, Kilmarnock—That the Parliament congratulates the Princess Royal Trust East Ayrshire Carers Centre on the opening of the Carers’ Cottage, Howard Park, Kilmarnock, and recognises the donations of time, money, goods and vision by many individuals, public and private organisations to make the facility a reality for adult and young carers in East Ayrshire.

* S2M-2381 Chris Ballance:Scottish Civic Forum—That the Parliament recognises that Scottish Civic Forum was established, in line with the Constitutional Steering Group’s recommendations, as a key element for encouraging and enabling civic engagement with the Parliament and that its role was reaffirmed by the Procedures Committee in 2003; notes that over 2,500 people have participated in forum events in 32 areas of Scotland over the last two and a half years and that the Forum publicises Scottish Parliament consultations, publications and issues independently and neutrally to over 5,000 contacts each month; further notes that the forum acts as an independent commentator on public participation and the Parliament and forms a conduit for civic society to articulate its own agenda to politicians, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to guarantee continued funding to Scottish Civic Forum and indeed consider increasing funding in order to enable the forum to establish participatory hubs across Scotland.

* S2M-2373*#* Trish Godman:Ferguson’s Shipyard, Port Glasgow—That the Parliament is of the view that Ferguson’s Shipyard, Port Glasgow, is one of the very best shipyards in Europe, is an important element in the local economy in an area of population decline and cannot be allowed to slip away and believes that it is of the utmost importance that the Scottish Executive does all in its power to ensure that both management and workforce are given a fair share of government contracts which, going by the yard’s excellent record, would be built on time, to cost and to the highest levels of design and construction.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2379 Keep CalMac Public (lodged on 4 February 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2378 Solidarity with Glasgow Airport Firefighters (lodged on 4 February 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2376 #Boundaries of the Cairngorms National Park (lodged on 4 February 2005) Stewart Stevenson*

S2M-2371 Firefighters’ Dispute at Glasgow Airport (lodged on 3 February 2005) Cathie Craigie*, Christine May*

S2M-2369 Recovery, Reuse and Recycling of Mobile Phones and Printer Cartridges (lodged on 3 February 2005) Phil Gallie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-2367 #Call for Action on the A90 (lodged on 3 February 2005) Brian Adam*

S2M-2366 #Norwegian Smoking Ban Not Bad for Business (lodged on 3 February 2005) Stewart Stevenson*

S2M-2357 #Responses to Extreme Weather Conditions in the Western Isles (lodged on 1 February 2005) Chris Ballance*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-2356 Catholic Education Week (lodged on 1 February 2005) Jackie Baillie*

S2M-2347 Year of the Volunteer 2005 - Month of Youth and Children (lodged on 1 February 2005) Marlyn Glen*

S2M-2340 Congratulations to the World Wheelchair Curling Champions - Scotland (lodged on 28 January 2005) Jackie Baillie*, Pauline McNeill*

S2M-2337 Recognition of Social Workers (lodged on 27 January 2005) Jackie Baillie*

S2M-2336 McDonald’s Continued Presence in Primary Schools (lodged on 27 January 2005) Pauline McNeill*

S2M-2332 Holocaust Memorial Day (lodged on 26 January 2005) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S2M-2232 #Audit of Services for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Statistical Report (2004) (lodged on 10 January 2005) Phil Gallie*