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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

(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

* S2M-2241 Hugh Henry:Victims and Witnesses—That the Parliament acknowledges that the interests and diverse needs of victims and witnesses are central to criminal justice reform; welcomes recent legislation that improves the status of victims and witnesses in the justice system, including the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 and the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003; notes the progress made in implementing the Strategy for Scottish Victims and the recommendations of the Lord Advocate’s Working Group on Support for Child Witnesses; notes the major steps that have been taken within the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, in particular the establishment of the Victims Information and Advice Service and the instigation of a detailed review of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences, and recognises the Executive’s commitment to make further improvements for victims including the reflection of their interests in proposals for reducing re-offending.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson*

* S2M-2240 Nicola Sturgeon: Make Poverty History—That the Parliament expresses sympathy and support for the individuals, families and countries devastated by the effects of the tsunami; congratulates the people of Scotland for their magnificent efforts in collecting money and supplies to help ease the immediate plight of those affected and encourages all MSPs to make a payroll donation of one day’s pay to the appeals; recognises that long-term support is needed to restore the infrastructure of the countries of South East Asia and that Scotland is well placed to assist in this vital work; calls for a summit of Scottish aid agencies and other interested parties to be organised to discuss and co-ordinate such activities; recognises that more than 200,000 people die of preventable causes every week and that more assistance by the richer countries is needed to tackle global poverty, and supports the Make Poverty History campaign which seeks to remind the member countries which make up the G8 of their responsibilities to the rest of the world and to demand that they take action on a debt repayments, trade agreements and aid assistance to prevent people dying because of starvation and poverty.

Supported by: Tricia Marwick*

* S2M-2239 Michael Matheson: Scottish Polar Expedition—That the Parliament congratulates Craig Mathieson of Bo’ness for leading the first-ever dedicated Scottish expedition to the South Pole; notes that Craig and his fellow Scot100 team successfully trekked 730 miles in conditions of 53 degrees below zero centigrade across Antarctica to the South Pole, and notes that the expedition has been successful as a fundraiser for Cancer Research UK Scotland, Childline Scotland, MS Society Scotland and the Scottish Huntington’s Association and in raising, not only the profile of these charities, but also the issue of polar exploration.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani*, Alex Neil*

* S2M-2238 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 12 January 2005—

Wednesday 12 January 2005

leave out from

followed by Education Committee Debate: 8th Report of the Education Committee on Child Protection Issues”

to

followed by Members’ Business: Debate on the subject of S2M-2216 Rosie Kane: Earthquake and Tsunami which hit the coasts of South Asia on Boxing Day 2004”

and insert

followed by Member’s Oath/Affirmation – Andrew Arbuckle

followed by Ministerial Statement on the Tsunami Disaster

followed by Education Committee Debate: 8th Report of the Education Committee on Child Protection Issues

followed by Motion on the Gambling Bill - UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.15 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business: Debate of the Subject of S2M-2216 Rosie Kane: Earthquake and Tsunami which hit the coasts of South Asia on Boxing Day 2004”

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2237 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 19 January 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Closing the Opportunity Gap

followed by Motion on Constitutional Reform Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 20 January 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Further and Higher Education ( Scotland) Bill

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport;

Justice and Law Officers;

General Questions

3.00 pm Executive Debate: Climate Change

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 26 January 2005

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by SPCB Question Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 27 January 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

General Questions

3.00 pm Stage 1 Debate: Budget ( Scotland) (No.2) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2236 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Decision Time—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of Standing Orders that Decision Time on Wednesday 12 January 2005 be taken at 5.15 pm.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2235 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Criminal Procedure (Amendment) ( Scotland) Act 2004 (Incidental, Supplemental and Consequential Provisions) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2234 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Smoking, Health and Social Care ( Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 29 April 2005.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2233# Mr John Swinney: Flooding in Perthshire—That the Parliament notes with concern the recent flooding which has occurred from the River Tay, River Tummel and River Isla and their catchment areas; expresses its sympathy and support to those affected, particularly in the Birnam, Aberfeldy, Logierait and Spittalfield areas where flooding has caused severe damage to homes and businesses; notes that this is the second time in just over 10 years that the Tay has burst its banks in this area; seeks urgent assistance for those affected by the flooding, and considers that the Scottish Executive should put funding in place for additional flood prevention measures, particularly at Birnam and Dunkeld.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop*

* S2M-2180.1 Robert Brown: Congratulations to Mordechai Vanunu—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2180) in the name of Patrick Harvie, leave out from first “believes” to end and insert “applauds his long stand for peace and human rights in the Middle East; deplores the harassment that he continues to suffer at the hands of the Israeli authorities; welcomes recent moves towards detente and withdrawal from the Palestinian Occupied Territories; urges Her Majesty’s Government to do all in its power to help secure a peaceful Middle East based on vindication of individual human rights across the region and on full recognition of democratic and independent Israeli and Palestinian states, and calls on Her Majesty’s Government to press the Israeli Government to allow Mordechai Vanunu to leave Israel and be inaugurated as Glasgow University Rector.”

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

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

S2M-2230 Family Mediation (lodged on 10 January 2005) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-2228 Population and Poverty (lodged on 10 January 2005) Bruce Crawford*, Richard Lochhead*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Fiona Hyslop*, John Swinburne*, Campbell Martin*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr John Swinney*

S2M-2226 Flooding in Carlisle (lodged on 10 January 2005) Bruce Crawford*, Robin Harper*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Murdo Fraser*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Jackie Baillie*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Brian Adam*, Mary Scanlon*, Des McNulty*, Alex Fergusson*, Bill Aitken*, Carolyn Leckie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-2225 # Renfrew and Inverclyde Scout Association - Lapwing Lodge (lodged on 7 January 2005) Murray Tosh*, Robin Harper*, Alex Neil*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Campbell Martin*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-2224 #Perth City Bid (lodged on 7 January 2005) Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Margaret Mitchell*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mary Scanlon*, Phil Gallie*

S2M-2223 Stoddard International PLC (lodged on 7 January 2005) Sarah Boyack*, Karen Whitefield*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Irene Oldfather*, Karen Gillon*

S2M-2222 Christmas Card Recycling Scheme (lodged on 7 January 2005) Margaret Smith*, Irene Oldfather*, Michael Matheson*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-2221 Curl Aberdeen: A New Curling Rink for Aberdeen (lodged on 6 January 2005) Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-2220 The Scottish Women’s Hospital at Royaumont (lodged on 6 January 2005) Murdo Fraser*, Margaret Mitchell*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Mary Scanlon*, Rob Gibson*, Phil Gallie*, Margaret Smith*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Karen Gillon*, Fiona Hyslop*, Alex Fergusson*

S2M-2219 # School Zones (lodged on 6 January 2005) Patrick Harvie*, Colin Fox*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-2218 # Scotland on the Internet (lodged on 6 January 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-2217 New Nuclear Power Stations in Scotland (lodged on 6 January 2005) Mary Scanlon*, Bill Aitken*, Alex Fergusson*

S2M-2216 # Earthquake and Tsunami Which Hit the Coasts of South Asia on Boxing Day 2004 (lodged on 5 January 2005) Campbell Martin*, Carolyn Leckie*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Frances Curran*, Dennis Canavan*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-2211 Jim Anderson - Scottish Leading Sports Personality of the Year (lodged on 23 December 2004) Colin Fox*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-2207 # Make Poverty History Campaign in 2005 (lodged on 23 December 2004) Mr John Swinney*, Margaret Smith*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Irene Oldfather*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Brian Adam*, Karen Gillon*

S2M-2204 Ritalin Concern (lodged on 22 December 2004) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-2186 Right to Read (lodged on 17 December 2004) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-2185 Closure of Aberdeen City Council Workplace Nursery (lodged on 17 December 2004) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-2180 Congratulations to Mordechai Vanunu (lodged on 16 December 2004) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-2178 # Philip Lawrence Awards 2004 (lodged on 16 December 2004) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2106 Withdrawn

S2M-2076 # Network Rail GSM-R Masts (lodged on 25 November 2004) Margo MacDonald*, Mark Ballard*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Aitken*, Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*



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