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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S2M-2341 Colin Fox: The Life and Work of Alexander Naysmith—That the Parliament recognises the outstanding life and work of the Scottish artist, Alexander Naysmith; notes that the man, born in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket in 1758, was trained originally as a coach painter, was a gifted engineer and developed under the tutorship of Allan Ramsay to become a renowned portrait painter; notes that this friend and collaborator of Robert Burns suffered because of his strong support for a Scottish republic and his sympathies for the French and American revolutions by being blacklisted and denied work but later retrained as a landscape artist of outstanding regard, and believes that the Parliament should mark the life of Alexander Naysmith by displaying some of his work in Holyrood amongst its collection of artwork.

*S2M-2340 Ms Sandra White: Congratulations to the World Wheelchair Curling Champions - Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates the World Wheelchair Curling Champions, Scotland, on their outstanding victory at Braehead during the World Wheelchair Curling finals; further notes the excellent example set by Scotland’s World Wheelchair Curling team for both disabled and able-bodied athletes throughout the country; notes that the sport will be part of the Winter Paralympics for the first time in Turin later this year, and wishes Scotland’s winning team all the best in that event.

S2M-2339 Colin Fox: Proposed New Powers for Home Secretary—That the Parliament views with grave concern proposals from the UK Home Secretary in relation to further extension of anti-terrorism legislation; views legislation that would enable the Home Secretary to order individuals to surrender their passport, the imposition of curfews, electronic tagging, reporting regularly to police, limits on use of the telephone and the internet and house arrest without being placed on trial as being totally unacceptable and a further extension of the already draconian powers available to the Home Secretary; notes that the number of people from Asian backgrounds stopped and searched by police has increased by 300% since the Terrorism Act 2000 came into force and further notes the comments of Guy Mansfield QC, chairman of the Bar Council, who said that "Disproportionate measures risk radicalising the community from which a detainee comes. That may make this country less rather than more safe"; notes that already there is press speculation that the new powers may also be used to target individuals such as animal right activists; notes that anti-terrorism legislation was used routinely during the policing of peace demonstrations at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, and believes that it opens the door for the Home Secretary to target those taking legitimate and peaceful protest action with the proposed new powers.

S2M-2338 Mr Tom McCabe: Transport (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Transport (Scotland) Bill, agrees to—

(a) any expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(ii) of Rule 9.12 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders;

(b) any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(iii) of that Rule; and

(c) any payments in relation to which paragraph 4 of that Rule applies,

arising in consequence of the Act.

S2M-2337 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Recognition of Social Workers—That the Parliament welcomes the report, Housing & Social Work: Performance Indicators 2003/2004, from Audit Scotland; recognises the positive results of the report, such as 95.5% of court reports being submitted by the due date and a 13% rise in the number of community service orders being completed, and congratulates social workers on achieving these results despite the huge problems that persist in the recruitment and retention of staff and the obvious knock-on effect this has on the remaining staff trying to cover the caseloads of staff who have left.

S2M-2336 Mark Ballard: McDonald’s Continued Presence in Primary Schools—That the Parliament notes the decision of McDonald’s to curtail its presence in UK primary schools, as reported in Marketing Magazine on 12 January 2005; welcomes the withdrawal of McDonald’s-sponsored educational material and teaching assistants from primary schools; hopes that this will lead to a complete withdrawal of McDonald’s material from schools, and calls on McDonald’s and other corporations to stop using educational sponsorship as a vehicle for advertising their products to children in compulsory schooling.

Supported by: Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2335# Dr Elaine Murray: Rise of Drugs Misuse in South West Scotland—That the Parliament notes with concern the significant rise in drugs misuse in parts of south-west Scotland at a time when national figures are declining; notes that drugs misuse in Dumfries and Galloway rose by 52% between 2000 and 2003 according to the recent study by the Centre for Drugs Misuse Research and the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health; notes that one person in 40 misuses drugs in Dumfries and Galloway and that this is the fourth highest rate in Scotland, and believes that drugs services in Dumfries and Galloway, along with other areas which have shown a significant increase in drugs misuse over the period of the study, should be subject to an independent external audit, as announced by the Scottish Executive in its Review of Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Services, in order to assess whether drugs services in Dumfries and Galloway are appropriate, accessible and adequately funded.

S2M-2334 Dr Jean Turner: Fair Trade in Milk Prices for Dairy Farmers—That the Parliament recognises that dairy farmers are increasingly receiving a less than fair return for their milk as the difference between the price paid to dairy farms and the supermarket shelf price is increasing year on year; commends the efficiency and quality of dairy output in Scotland, and calls on the Scottish Executive to ensure that the stranglehold on pricing held by supermarkets does not jeopardise farm businesses by a fairer allocation of monies for all concerned in milk production.

Supported by: Shiona Baird, Alex Johnstone, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Ms Sandra White*, Alex Neil*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Patrick Harvie*, Robin Harper*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*

S2M-2333 Rhona Brankin: The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/34) be approved.

Supported by: Mr Andy Kerr

S2M-2332 Mr Stewart Maxwell: Holocaust Memorial Day—That the Parliament recognises the significance of Holocaust Memorial Day; acknowledges that this is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945; reaffirms the need to educate and inform future generations of the horrors that can stem from ignorance and prejudice, and resolves to promote the values of respect and acceptance of others as an appropriate memorial to those who died in the Holocaust.

Supported by: Tricia Marwick, Michael McMahon, Fergus Ewing, Cathie Craigie, Eleanor Scott, Nicola Sturgeon, Ms Sandra White, Linda Fabiani, Stewart Stevenson, Patrick Harvie, Shona Robison, Robert Brown, Murray Tosh, Margaret Smith, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Jim Mather, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Dr Jean Turner, Mr Adam Ingram, Mr Bruce McFee, Christine Grahame, Michael Matheson, Scott Barrie, Roseanna Cunningham, Richard Lochhead, Robin Harper, Chris Ballance, Fiona Hyslop, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Mr Andrew Welsh, Rob Gibson, Margaret Mitchell, Karen Gillon, Phil Gallie, Mr John Swinney, Alex Neil, Carolyn Leckie, Janis Hughes, Mike Pringle, Shiona Baird*, Bill Butler*, Des McNulty*, Cathy Peattie*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Bristow Muldoon*, Christine May*, Jackie Baillie*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Bill Aitken*

S2M-2330 Cathy Jamieson: International Organisations Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament recognises the need for the United Kingdom to implement the international obligations for which the International Organisations Bill makes provision, and agrees that those provisions in the Bill that fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament and have the effect of conferring functions on the Scottish ministers should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Hugh Henry

S2M-2329# Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Rail Links in Central Belt of Scotland—That the Parliament supports the creation of rail links at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports as developments which will benefit the citizens of Scotland, tourists and employees of businesses, industry and commerce throughout the lowland belt and which will develop and advance the competitiveness of the Scottish economy in Scotland’s best interests.

Supported by: David McLetchie

S2M-2328*#* Christine May: Fife Constabulary - Use of Antisocial Behaviour Powers—That the Parliament welcomes the success of Fife Constabulary in obtaining a closure order on a flat in Leven under the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004; notes that the new powers introduced under this legislation made it possible for such an order to be granted; congratulates Fife Constabulary and Fife Council for this innovative use of the new powers; agrees with Mr Richard Martin of Leven who noted that it was regrettable that an Act of the Scottish Parliament was needed to deal with the antisocial behaviour to which he and his neighbours had been subjected for a lengthy period of time but nevertheless welcomes this addition to the legal framework in Scotland; regrets the opposition which was shown to the Bill in its passage through the Parliament by those who argued that such powers would not be needed and would prove ineffective; congratulates ministers and the Parliament for their courage in passing the legislation, and considers that all involved in dealing with antisocial behaviour should study the actions of Fife Constabulary to see if similar solutions can be used across Scotland.

Supported by: Scott Barrie, Marilyn Livingstone

S2M-2327 Carolyn Leckie: Avoid Compromising the Smoking Bill—That the Parliament supports a ban on smoking in public places; believes that this would be a positive pro-health measure, albeit limited, in the context of poverty-related ill-health; is concerned, however, that the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill, as introduced by the Scottish Executive, undermines the chance of a ban being introduced by including other controversial measures within the Bill such as further marketisation of health care and intellectual property and the plans for expansion of the authority to deem adults incapable of making informed decisions about their health needs or care; considers that these measures should not be introduced under the cover of such a high profile debate as the smoking ban and that they should have individual scrutiny as measures in themselves, and believes that, unless the Executive removes these sections from the Bill, the very laudable public health measure that is the smoking ban would be seriously compromised and risk defeat.

Supported by: Rosie Kane, Frances Curran, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2326# Frances Curran: Use of Rubber Bullets—That the Parliament is concerned and alarmed about recent press reports that the Scottish Police Force is training to use rubber bullets in anticipation of the G8 summit at Gleneagles in July; believes that rubber bullets should not be used on the streets of Perthshire, and considers that the Scottish Executive should clarify whether there is an intended use of rubber bullets.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White, Colin Fox, Dennis Canavan, Rosie Kane, Eleanor Scott, Carolyn Leckie, Chris Ballance*, Mark Ballard*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2325 Dr Jean Turner: Congratulations to Kirkintilloch Skatepark Initiative—That the Parliament applauds the initiative of everyone involved in the Kirkintilloch Skatepark project which will help to keep children off the streets and will benefit them by giving valuable exercise and improving physical fitness; congratulates East Dunbartonshire Council and everyone working hard on the fundraising efforts for this skatepark initiative; commends the commitment of the chartered surveyors and planning advisers who are helping with funding and planning applications, and recognises the great effort by the future users of the skatepark who are also making a video to support their fundraising.

Supported by: Frances Curran, Rosie Kane, Des McNulty, Chris Ballance, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Eleanor Scott, Ms Sandra White, Margaret Mitchell, Elaine Smith, Carolyn Leckie, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-2324 Pauline McNeill: Kenny Richey Reprieve—That the Parliament congratulates Kenny Richey on having his murder conviction and sentence overturned after 18 years on death row in the United States; notes that the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that Richey must be retried within 90 days or freed came only two days before the 18th anniversary of his incarceration at Mansfield Correctional Institution following his conviction for arson and murder in 1986 and his sentence to death on 27 January 1987; further notes that, although his case has been overturned on a technicality, Kenny Richey has always maintained his innocence and has been prepared to be executed rather than make a false confession; acknowledges the campaigning efforts, spearheaded by Amnesty International, in raising the public profile of this injustice, claiming it was one of the most compelling cases of apparent innocence that human rights campaigners have ever come across; welcomes the support of the British government and cross-party support of many MSPs in signing an amicus curiae and petitions; further welcomes the support that the campaign has received from the European Parliament, Pope John Paul II and the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and considers that MSPs and campaigners should keep up the pressure to support the campaign as the State of Ohio may continue with appeal proceedings against this decision within 14 days or set a date for a retrial within 90 days.

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Colin Fox

S2M-2323 Mike Rumbles: JD Wetherspoon Pubs to be Smoke-Free—That the Parliament welcomes the decision by JD Wetherspoons to ban smoking in all of its pubs; notes the comments of Chairman, Tim Martin, firstly that a "significant number of people are staying away from pubs and restaurants because they are too smoky" and secondly that the UK Government’s approach does not make sense since pubs can get around it by giving up food sales; welcomes the fact that smoking will be banned in its Aberdeen and Glasgow pubs from May 2005; commends this decision taken on straightforward business grounds, and welcomes the intention of the Scottish Executive to introduce a ban on smoking in enclosed public places from March 2006.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson, Mr Stewart Maxwell

S2M-2322 Richard Baker: Beating Bowel Cancer - 6th Loud Tie Campaign—That the Parliament notes that approximately 3,500 Scots are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year and that it is the second most common cause of cancer death in Scotland with around 1,600 people dying from it each year; recognises that early detection can save lives and therefore welcomes the Scottish Executive’s commitment to planning for the introduction of bowel cancer screening; recognises the importance of access to services and welcomes the improvements in staffing and equipment that have resulted from the Scottish Cancer Plan, Cancer in Scotland: Action for Change; supports awareness-raising campaigns like those in the west of Scotland and Lanarkshire and Forth Valley areas and urges the development of similar campaigns across Scotland; supports Beating Bowel Cancer’s 6th Loud Tie Campaign and wishes the charity every success, and urges MSPs to help raise awareness of bowel cancer by wearing a loud tie or scarf.

Supported by: Ms Wendy Alexander, Scott Barrie, Sarah Boyack, Frances Curran, Marlyn Glen, Rosie Kane, Richard Lochhead, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Cathie Craigie, David Mundell, Marilyn Livingstone, Margaret Jamieson, Colin Fox, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Paul Martin, Maureen Macmillan, Mr David Davidson, Mike Watson, Helen Eadie, Elaine Smith, Ms Sandra White, Jackie Baillie, Mike Pringle, Christine May, Trish Godman, Karen Gillon, Robin Harper, Mary Scanlon, Alex Neil, Eleanor Scott, Bill Butler*, Karen Whitefield*, Mr Duncan McNeil*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2321 Alex Johnstone: 1000th Anniversary of the Birth of Macbeth and Connections with Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire—That the Parliament notes that 2005 is the 1000th anniversary of the birth of Macbeth, King of Scotland from 1040 to 1057; regrets that Macbeth is misportrayed in the Shakespeare play of that name when in fact he was a successful Scottish King; notes the historic connections that Macbeth had with a number of locations in Scotland, including Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire, where he met his death at the Battle of Lumphanan in 1057, and is of the opinion that marking this 1000th anniversary would both boost understanding of this historic period and increase awareness, especially among tourists, of locations such as Lumphanan that have ties with Macbeth.

Supported by: Eleanor Scott, Chris Ballance, Murdo Fraser, Bill Aitken, Brian Adam, Ms Sandra White, Fergus Ewing, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Rob Gibson, Mr Jamie McGrigor, Mr Brian Monteith, Roseanna Cunningham, Shiona Baird, Fiona Hyslop, Mrs Nanette Milne, Mary Scanlon, Robin Harper

S2M-2319 Mr Tom McCabe: Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund in consequence of the Act.

S2M-2318 Mr Tom McCabe: Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2005—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/19) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott

S2M-2317# Nora Radcliffe: Responsible Deer Management—That the Parliament notes the collaborative work on responsible deer management being undertaken in Scotland and the vital role of deer management groups and their use of the Deer Commission for Scotland’s best practice guidance; acknowledges the importance of culling deer using such guidance to avoid poor condition of deer in late winter and unnecessary death by starvation or as a consequence of inadequate habitat and shelter to support them; notes the support of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in ensuring that culling is carried out professionally and humanely; recognises the contribution that sustainable deer management can make to sustaining rural development, with increased rural employment and public benefits such as habitat regeneration, enhanced biodiversity and reducing risk of road accidents; considers that deer management groups should take the issue forward constructively, implementing deer management planning and setting targets that can be monitored to ensure progress, and concludes that deer management groups should be supported by representation from wider public interests, including local community, recreational and conservation interests, which would be particularly useful during preparation and review of deer management plans.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Margaret Smith, Chris Ballance, Mike Rumbles, Mr Mark Ruskell, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Dr Elaine Murray, Sarah Boyack, George Lyon, Shiona Baird*

S2M-2315 Mr Mark Ruskell: International Climate Change Taskforce—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of Meeting the Climate Challenge, the latest report of the International Climate Change Taskforce; notes with grave concern its conclusion that irreversible climate change will occur once atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations reach 400 parts per million (ppm); further notes that, with such concentrations currently at 379 ppm and rising at around 2 ppm per year, this limit is likely to be reached in around 10 years time, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to suspend all major projects that will undermine progress towards tackling climate change, such as the M74 extension, the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and the expansion of Glasgow International Airport.

S2M-2300 Dr Jean Turner: Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Unit (ACAD) Safe Working—That the Parliament acknowledges that the safety of patients and staff within the NHS is paramount, especially when operative procedures are performed; realises that, even within the best circumstances, sometimes unexpected side-effects or emergency situations can, and occasionally do, arise out of very straightforward procedures, and therefore urges the Scottish Executive to only consider establishing Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Units (ACADs) with day-surgery theatres provided that they are attached to a district general hospital with in-patient beds providing medical, surgical, coronary care, intensive care/high-dependency and casualty services, thus ensuring safer working conditions as well as adding capacity within the general hospital to enable elective work to be carried out on patients not fit to be treated as day cases.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie, Tommy Sheridan, Phil Gallie, Alex Neil, Chris Ballance, Ms Sandra White, Frances Curran, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Shiona Baird*

S2M-2299# Dr Jean Turner: NHS Bed and Theatre Numbers—That the Parliament acknowledges the need to reduce waiting times and waiting lists safely; notes that, in order to help achieve this, the Scottish Executive should have more information than just what adequate numbers of trained NHS staff are required at all stages of the patient journey; therefore urges the Executive to identify how many hospital beds are necessary to cope, with ease, with the anticipated demands of emergency and elective workloads and the extra beds required, as stand-by, to maintain smooth working and thus prevent delays in admission for elective procedures due to lack of beds or staff; considers that the Executive should establish the number of surgical theatres necessary for special, general, elective and emergency procedures to allow surgeons access to a theatre without having to wait until one becomes free, and also considers that the Executive should establish how many high-dependency and intensive care beds are required to cope comfortably with the work of surgical theatres and wards in order that delays in admission for elective procedures will not occur due to lack of such beds and/or staff of any kind.

Supported by: Carolyn Leckie, Tommy Sheridan, Alex Neil, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Chris Ballance, Frances Curran, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-2297 Colin Fox: Robert Burns - Red Rose—That the Parliament congratulates the makers of Red Rose, the new film about Robert Burns; regrets however that the film failed to get funding from Scottish Screen; believes, nonetheless, that it deserves to be seen across Scotland; calls on the Scottish Executive to place Robert Burns at the heart of Scotland’s cultural heritage and tourist strategy, and urges all Scots to see this film and to understand the importance of Burns today.

Supported by: Mike Pringle, Frances Curran, Carolyn Leckie, Alex Neil, Rosie Kane, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Chris Ballance, Fiona Hyslop

S2M-2296# Robert Brown: Cost of Alcohol Abuse—That the Parliament is appalled at the scale and cost of alcohol abuse in Scotland, said to be costing the nation £1.1 billion a year and resulting in untold misery and damage to individuals, families and communities; considers that the Scottish Executive should call an urgent, top-level meeting to identify a programme of effective measures to tackle the problem and to change the culture of excess drinking, particularly among young people, and believes that there should be substantially increased resources focused on reducing alcohol abuse.

Supported by: Nora Radcliffe, Mr Stewart Maxwell

S2M-2243 Cathy Jamieson: Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament recognises the importance of building safe and secure communities and agrees that the provisions of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill that relate to devolved matters and those that relate to the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Hugh Henry

S2M-2243.1 Margo MacDonald: Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill - UK Legislation—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2243) in the name of Cathy Jamieson, leave out from "and agrees" to end and insert "but does not agree that the provisions of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill that relate to devolved matters and those that relate to the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers should be considered by the UK Parliament because it considers that no further action should be taken by the Parliament on this issue or any other Sewel motion not yet agreed by the Parliament until the Procedures Committee reports on its current inquiry into the Sewel Convention."

Supported by: Campbell Martin, Dr Jean Turner, Dennis Canavan*, Robin Harper*

S2M-2242 Cathy Jamieson: Inquiries Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament recognises the benefits of a modern statutory framework for the holding of inquiries into matters of public concern and agrees that the provisions in the Inquiries Bill, so far as they relate to matters within the legislative competence of the Parliament or to the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Hugh Henry

S2M-2178# Susan Deacon: Philip Lawrence Awards 2004—That the Parliament congratulates the youth volunteer group at LGBT Youth Scotland for winning one of the eight 2004 community safety Philip Lawrence Awards for their contribution to the community grid and to improving the lives of others; notes that LGBT Youth Scotland was the only Scottish organisation to reach the finals of the community safety awards section; recognises the significant work done by LGBT Youth Scotland in tackling homophobia and bullying; believes that this work continues to make a crucial difference to the lives of young people in Scotland, and commends this work to all who are working to challenge prejudice in Scotland.

Supported by: Elaine Smith, Christine May, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Bruce Crawford, Rob Gibson, Tommy Sheridan, Chris Ballance, Carolyn Leckie, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Bill Butler, Jackie Baillie, Robin Harper, Eleanor Scott, Alex Neil, Sarah Boyack, Shiona Baird, Margaret Smith, Patrick Harvie, Frances Curran, Marlyn Glen, Mr Jamie Stone, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Mr Adam Ingram, Trish Godman, Donald Gorrie, Iain Smith, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Sandra White, Dr Elaine Murray, Irene Oldfather, Linda Fabiani, Scott Barrie, Cathie Craigie, Mark Ballard, Colin Fox, Cathy Peattie*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-1916# Brian Adam: Cuts in Local Benefits Services—That the Parliament expresses great concern about the impact of the proposed cuts by the Department of Work and Pensions in local provision of benefits advice; regrets the likely reduction in benefits uptake by many vulnerable people; deplores the unfair geographical spread of the cuts, leaving Grampian, Tayside and Fife without any local offices; recognises the consequential increased workload that will fall on local authority and voluntary sector money advice services, and believes that the Scottish Executive should make representations to protect the interests and incomes of the vulnerable in Scotland.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham, Stewart Stevenson, Tricia Marwick, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Richard Lochhead, Bruce Crawford, Rob Gibson, Eleanor Scott, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Carolyn Leckie, Mr Adam Ingram, Michael Matheson, Ms Sandra White, Dr Jean Turner, Donald Gorrie, John Swinburne, Jim Mather, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Linda Fabiani, Margo MacDonald, Shiona Baird, Nora Radcliffe, Frances Curran, Rosie Kane, Christine Grahame*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Robin Harper*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mike Pringle*

S2M-1819 Mr Andy Kerr: Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill - Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure or increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b)(ii) or (iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

S2M-1812 Peter Peacock: Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Euan Robson

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2295 LGBT National Gathering in Dumfries Friday 18 to Sunday 20 February 2005 (lodged on 21 January 2005) Bill Butler*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2289# Newspaper and Magazine Industry (lodged on 21 January 2005) Alex Johnstone*, Margaret Mitchell*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Alex Neil*, Mike Pringle*

S2M-2277 Newspaper and Magazine Supply Chain (lodged on 19 January 2005) Phil Gallie*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-2276# The Future of Clydeside Shipyards (lodged on 19 January 2005) Shiona Baird*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2252 Reinstatement of Jim O’Donovan (lodged on 13 January 2005) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Shiona Baird*

S2M-2232# Audit of Services for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Statistical Report (2004) (lodged on 10 January 2005) Mrs Nanette Milne*, Shiona Baird*

S2M-2133 Road Safety for the Elderly (lodged on 8 December 2004) Bill Butler*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-1956 Rail Action Group, East of Scotland (lodged on 4 November 2004) Mr Ted Brocklebank*