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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2447 Richard Lochhead: Subtitling of Sweet Sixteen—That the Parliament notes the bizarre decision by the BBC to screen Ken Loach’s critically acclaimed movie "Sweet Sixteen" with subtitles on Saturday 19 February 2005; further notes that television programmes and movies from Wales, Ireland and the English regions are not subtitled when the characters are speaking with an accent; believes that the BBC decision gives the impression that people are incapable of understanding Scottish accents, and considers that the BBC should explain why it has treated a film made in Scotland as a foreign language feature.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr John Swinney*, Alex Neil*, Rob Gibson*

*S2M-2446# Robert Brown: VIP On Air—That the Parliament congratulates VIP On Air, the first internet based radio station for blind and visually-impaired people, on its achievements in providing the only fully-accessible radio broadcast studio in the country, in being run by three staff and a mix of sighted, blind, and partly-sighted volunteers and in offering a model of inclusive employment which offers specialist job opportunities and work experience to visually-impaired producers, presenters and others; acknowledges that for many people with sight problems VIP On Air is an invaluable resource to keep up-to-date with news, current affairs, business, finance, sport and areas of interest; supports the work that the radio station does to alert listeners to employment, training and development opportunities, and wishes VIP On Air every success.

*S2M-2445 Carolyn Leckie: Sodexho Fingerprinting Plans—That the Parliament is appalled to learn of Sodexho’s plans at Glasgow Royal Infirmary to introduce a fingerprinting system of clocking in and out; considers that the actions of this multinational, if it does not refrain from introducing this system, brings the whole Parliament into disrepute because of its contract with the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, and believes that Sodexho should issue a commitment immediately to draw back from this draconian proposal and, if not, supports any action workers in trade unions choose to take to resist.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2443# Tribute to Helen MacFarlane (lodged on 18 February 2005) Frances Curran*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*, Colin Fox*

S2M-2442 Trafficking in People (lodged on 18 February 2005) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Bruce Crawford*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mike Pringle*, Marlyn Glen*, Rob Gibson*, Scott Barrie*, Elaine Smith*, Fiona Hyslop*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Bristow Muldoon*, Margaret Smith*

S2M-2441 National Pubs Week (lodged on 18 February 2005) Murray Tosh*, Mr Jamie Stone*, John Scott*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2440 Microcredit (lodged on 17 February 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2438 National Science Week - 11 to 20 March 2005 (lodged on 17 February 2005) Mr David Davidson*, Rob Gibson*, Stewart Stevenson*, Nora Radcliffe*, Richard Lochhead*, Mike Pringle*, Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Michael Matheson*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2436 Funding for Free Personal Care (lodged on 15 February 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2435 Kyoto Climate Change Protocol Into Force (lodged on 15 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2434 Family Mediation Borders (lodged on 15 February 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2433 Remarks by Ken Livingstone (lodged on 15 February 2005) Stewart Stevenson*, Alex Neil*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-2432 Cairnfield Place/Auchmill Road Junction (lodged on 15 February 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2431 Richards Pension Scheme (lodged on 15 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Rob Gibson*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-2430 Victory for McLibel Two (lodged on 15 February 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2429 Richard Holloway - Chair of the Scottish Arts Council (lodged on 15 February 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2428 Congratulations to Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles (lodged on 11 February 2005) Alex Johnstone*

S2M-2427 Congratulations to Home Aid, Bathgate (lodged on 11 February 2005) Colin Fox*

S2M-2425# Franz Ferdinand Rocks (lodged on 11 February 2005) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-2424 The Fight Against Email Spam (lodged on 11 February 2005) Bill Aitken*

S2M-2416 British Heart Foundation - Real Valentine Appeal (lodged on 10 February 2005) Michael McMahon*

S2M-2386 Ellen MacArthur (lodged on 8 February 2005) Frances Curran*

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