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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2487 Mr Kenny MacAskill: Celebrate the Life and Works of Robin Jenkins—That the Parliament notes with sadness the passing of Robin Jenkins, but warmly recognises his excellent works, such as The Cone Gathers, The Changeling and So Gaily Sings the Lark, which have engaged readers both young and old and further believes that the quality of his 30 novels makes him worthy of the accolade of being one of the greatest Scottish authors of the 20th century.

*S2M-2486 Mr Brian Monteith: Support for Geography Teachers—That the Parliament acknowledges the importance of geography in engaging meaningfully with issues such as sustainable development and global citizenship; notes with concern that the number of geography teachers has fallen by one third in the past 13 years; recognises that universities are currently not training sufficient numbers of geography teachers to replace those who are due to retire in the next decade, and recommends that the Scottish Executive ensures that universities are able to provide adequate places for potential geography teachers in the future.

*S2M-2485 Michael Matheson: Human Cloning—That the Parliament congratulates the United Nations’ legal committee for supporting the declaration against all forms of human cloning and endorses its call for member states "to prohibit all forms of human cloning inasmuch as they are incompatible with human dignity and the protection of human life."

*S2M-2484 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Guide Dogs for the Blind Association—That the Parliament congratulates the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association on the launch of its new publication, Enhancing Care Provision for Blind and Partially Sighted People in GP Surgeries: Guidelines for Best Practice; notes that the launch of the guidelines represents a key milestone in the charity’s Access for All – NHS Services campaign; notes that over 95% of visually-impaired people surveyed by the association have never received letters or prescriptions in a format that they could read, such as Braille, large-print or email; further notes that over half felt that access to and within their local GP surgery needed improvement; recognises the real need for visual impairment awareness training for all NHS staff; acknowledges the need to make services and information fully accessible for blind and partially-sighted people, and calls for the support of the Scottish Executive in rolling out the best practice guidelines to all GP surgeries in Scotland.

Supported by: Alex Fergusson*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Brian Adam*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Murdo Fraser*, Mr David Davidson*, Murray Tosh*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Christine Grahame*, Alex Johnstone*, Robin Harper*

*S2M-2483# Mrs Margaret Ewing: Commonwealth Week, 14 to 20 March 2005: Year of Africa—That the Parliament welcomes the well-established work undertaken by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) (Scotland Branch) and the Scottish Executive since the establishment of the Parliament in 1999 to strengthen ties between Scotland and other Commonwealth countries; notes that this year the CPA (Scotland Branch) and the Executive have, as their key focus, sub-Saharan Africa; regards this as totally appropriate in the Year of Africa; welcomes Scotland’s long-standing humanitarian work to help the poorest nations in sub-Saharan Africa, and therefore considers that all MSPs should support sustained assistance which can eradicate poverty and the cycle of deprivation which causes millions of deaths per year in sub-Saharan Africa.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mike Pringle*

*S2M-2482# Scott Barrie: Quality of Fife’s Train Services—That the Parliament notes the importance of the rail network to an efficient public transport system in east central Scotland; notes previous debates in the Parliament that highlighted the poor service offered to Fifers by train operators in respect of reliability and punctuality; regrets that the improvements made to the rail infrastructure in Fife, including longer platforms and increased capacity, are still not meeting the level of demand; notes that the service has failed to improve under the new franchisee; believes that the current level of train cancellation and late running is unacceptable, and further believes that First ScotRail, in particular, must ensure that it improves its performance so that a viable alternative to car usage is available.

Supported by: Christine May*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Helen Eadie*, Tricia Marwick*

*S2M-2481 Rosie Kane: Campaign Against Coca-Cola Conference in Leeds—That the Parliament congratulates the international campaign against Coca-Cola on its forthcoming activists’ conference being held in Leeds University on Saturday 26 February; notes that the international boycott of Coca-Cola has been in place since 22 July 2003, called to hold the multinational company accountable for its oppressive activities in Colombia, India and around the world; applauds the campaign on its emergence as one of the most formidable community-led, anti-corporate campaigns in recent history, intrinsically linking human rights, labour rights and environmental justice to advocate for community rights over corporate profits; thanks Juan Pablo Ochoa, Colombian student activist, Gearoid Oloingsigh from the Latin American Solidarity Centre, Ireland, and Amit Srivastava from the India Resource Centre and all activists for taking part in this conference and for the incredible work they undertake in the name of oppressed peoples and environmental justice, and resolves at the very least to remove all Coca-Cola products from sale in the Parliament estate and connected workplaces, following the example of universities and trade unions throughout the country, in order to show solidarity with this struggle.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Campbell Martin*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

*S2M-2480# Cathy Peattie: Asthma: Out of Sight, Out of Mind—That the Parliament welcomes the report by Asthma UK Scotland, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, to be launched on 10 March 2005, which offers a definitive assessment of the state of asthma in Scotland today; notes that the report examines the impact of asthma on people living in Scotland, revealing how people are affected by their asthma and highlighting the barriers preventing them from controlling their condition; notes with concern that 390,000 people in Scotland have asthma, resulting in 275,000 asthma consultations with GPs every year and 7,500 hospital admissions; commends Asthma UK Scotland for its objective of reducing the burden of asthma through its work with healthcare professionals, policy makers, researchers and people with asthma to increase everyone’s understanding of the condition, and considers that the Scottish Executive should work to ensure that asthma is dealt with as a long-term condition that is neither kept out of sight nor out of mind.

*S2M-2479# Cathy Peattie: What Century is This? Campaign—That the Parliament welcomes and congratulates the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Close the Gap partnership on the launch of the What Century is This? campaign in the run-up to International Women’s Day; notes that the raison d’être for the campaign is that women still get paid 16% less than men, and considers that employers and employees and their representative organisations should support the campaign, to carry out pay audits and to develop action plans to address the persistence and challenge the injustice of this pay discrimination.

S2M-2478 Mark Ballard: Law Lords Judgement on Detainees at HM Prison Belmarsh—That the Parliament welcomes the historic ruling of the Law Lords on 16 December 2004, granting the appeal of nine men detained without charge or trial at HM Prison Belmarsh and elsewhere under Part IV of the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001; notes that in order to apply this law Britain has had to derogate from the part of the European Convention on Human Rights that prohibits arbitrary imprisonment; welcomes the decision by the Law Lords that this derogation is unjustifiable; affirms that the rights of people in Scotland would be better safeguarded by legislation which complies, fully and without derogation, with the European Convention on Human Rights, which respects the ancient principle of habeas corpus and the principle of innocent until proven guilty, which ensures that individuals can only be deprived of their liberty as a result of a fair and open trial in a properly constituted court and which avoids implicit or explicit racial discrimination, and expresses the hope that the men who were certificated as "suspected international terrorists" under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 will be afforded respect for their right to liberty and to freedom from persecution and will not be deported in violation of these rights.

Supported by: Rosie Kane, Frances Curran

S2M-2477 Jackie Baillie: Portuguese Socialists Prepare for Government—That the Parliament warmly welcomes the new Socialist government in Portugal, who in a landslide general election victory gained 45% of the popular vote, their biggest-ever win at the polls, indicating the eagerness of voters for change and belief in Socialist leader Jose Socrates’ promises of reforms to bring about a broad modernisation of the economy, focusing on education and professional training, and further agrees with the comments in Jornal de Negocios that "a new country was born yesterday".

S2M-2476 Frances Curran: Freedom for Sandra Bakutz—That the Parliament deplores the arrest and imprisonment of the Austrian human rights activist, Sandra Bakutz, by the Turkish authorities when she visited the country to observe an ongoing trial there; notes that the authorities in Turkey continue to carry out human rights abuses including torture and imprisonment of political opponents despite claiming to have taken "giant steps towards democratisation" as part of the process of EU membership; declares that solidarity, internationalism and defending the rights of oppressed people are not crimes; further notes that Sandra Bakutz is due to appear in court in Turkey on 24 February 2005, and calls for her immediate release.

S2M-2475 Rosie Kane: Murder of Dionisio Ribeiro Filho—That the Parliament notes with regret the murder of the Brazilian environmentalist, Dionisio Ribeiro Filho; expresses condolences to his family and to the people of Brazil; pays tribute to Dionisio Ribeiro Filho for his tireless work in protecting the rain forest and in establishing the Tingua Biological Reserve; notes that this murder comes only 10 days after the murder of the environmentalist, Dorothy Stang; condemns utterly the use of death squads used by illegal loggers and ranchers to invade forest areas, and calls on the Scottish Executive to put pressure on the world community for greater protection of local communities, environmentalists and the land they protect.

Supported by: Colin Fox*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2474 Hugh Henry: The Draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2005—That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Civil Legal Aid (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson

S2M-2473 Hugh Henry: The Draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2005—That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance (Financial Conditions) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson

S2M-2472 Hugh Henry: The Draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005—That the Justice 2 Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson

S2M-2471 Murdo Fraser: Debt Relief—That the Parliament notes that this is the 60th anniversary year of the creation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank; recognises that the IMF and the World Bank have voiced a commitment to ensuring that individual countries determine their own economic path; acknowledges that aid and debt relief on their own will never solve the problem of global poverty but that good governance, free enterprise, free markets and fairer trade are required; believes that trade protection for developed countries at the expense of the developing world is both immoral and hypocritical, and believes that faster and deeper debt relief alongside the promotion of free enterprise and encouraging freer, fairer trade will help lift millions of people out of poverty.

S2M-2470# Tommy Sheridan: Support for Strike on 23 March 2005 Against Pensions Robbery—That the Parliament notes the UK Government’s proposals to attack the pension rights of millions of public sector workers through raising the retirement age from 60 to 65 and replacing final salary schemes with inferior "career average" or "defined contribution" schemes; believes that these pension proposals represent an unprecedented attack on public sector workers and will result in increased poverty and illness among millions who already try to survive on low wages and inadequate pensions; notes that the average pension level in local government amounts to only £3,800 a year and that the Government’s proposals will make matters worse not better, and accordingly declares its full support for the one-day strike action on 23 March 2005 planned by public sector unions in opposition to New Labour’s pensions plunder and robbery.

Supported by: Rosie Kane*, Campbell Martin*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2469 Tommy Sheridan: Drop Charges Against Martin Gleeson—That the Parliament notes the decision of Greater Manchester Police to prosecute Oldham Trades Council leader and Amicus trade union activist, Martin Gleeson, for criminal damage for placing a wreath on top of one previously laid by the fascist British National Party (BNP) during Holocaust Memorial Day in Oldham; recognises that the fascist BNP propaganda seeks to deny the Holocaust; believes that removing or covering a wreath laid by this deeply offensive and racist party does not constitute criminal damage but is the reasonable action of any committed anti-fascist, anti-racist and trade union member, and calls for charges against Martin Gleeson to be dropped immediately and the fascist and racist character of the BNP to be exposed at every opportunity.

Supported by: Rosie Kane*, Campbell Martin*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mark Ballard*

S2M-2468 Chris Ballance: Nuclear Non-Proliferation—That the Parliament warmly welcomes the national tour being conducted in February and March by the veteran and inveterate peace campaigner and CND Vice-President, Bruce Kent, to draw attention to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference taking place in New York in May; supports the theme of the tour, as organised by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, to build the conditions to "Abolish all nukes now", recognises that the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has, since 1968, formed the basis for a near-universal non-proliferation regime, with a commitment to nuclear disarmament at the heart of this; recalls that, under the NPT, the nearly 200 non-nuclear weapons states promised not to obtain nuclear weapons in exchange for disarmament by existing nuclear weapons states, which unfortunately has not been implemented despite the requirements of Article Six of the NPT upon the nuclear weapons signatory states, comprising the United Kingdom, United States of America, Russia, China and France; recalls that, at the 2000 NPT Review Conference, the nuclear weapons states made ‘an unequivocal undertaking’ towards nuclear disarmament and agreed on 13 steps towards disarmament, and calls on the UK Government to honour this commitment.

Supported by: Mark Ballard, Campbell Martin, Frances Curran, Carolyn Leckie, Eleanor Scott, Rob Gibson, Brian Adam, Roseanna Cunningham, Mr Mark Ruskell, Tommy Sheridan, Patrick Harvie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Robin Harper, Shiona Baird

S2M-2467 Roseanna Cunningham: Rotary International 100th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates rotarians throughout Scotland celebrating their 100th anniversary on their contribution to humanitarian achievements at home and abroad since Rotary International, the world’s largest international service organisation, was founded by Paul Harris; notes that 1.2 million volunteer men and women rotarians in 166 countries will be celebrating the anniversary; notes that Rotary’s donation of $600 million for the worldwide eradication of polio in partnership with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); commends Rotary for its visionary Rotary Africa Hope project, in partnership with Hope and Homes for Children, for orphans of the Rwandan genocide and AIDS victims in South Africa; applauds rotarians for extensive community work with the needy, schools and the elderly, and encourages present and future rotarians to continue with their commitment to the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Michael Matheson

S2M-2466 Mr David Davidson: Montrose Air Station Heritage Trust—That the Parliament welcomes the Heritage Lottery Fund award of £30,600 to Montrose Air Station Heritage Trust; congratulates all those involved in developing the museum, restoring original equipment and applying for the funds; wishes the Trust every success as it begins the task of using the funds to develop and maintain its important and historic collection, and further welcomes the injection of lottery monies into the north east and looks forward to the area receiving a greater share of lottery funding in future.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie

S2M-2465 Bill Butler: Drumchapel Community Credit Union—That the Parliament congratulates Drumchapel Community Credit Union on the occasion of its 35th anniversary; notes that it is widely acknowledged as having been the first credit union in Scotland; further notes that it currently has 2,000 full members and 500 junior members; acknowledges the contribution which Drumchapel Community Credit Union and credit unions throughout Scotland make in providing low-cost loans and encouraging regular saving in respect of their members, and wishes Drumchapel Community Credit Union every success for the future.

Supported by: Mark Ballard, Mr Frank McAveety, Mike Watson, Frances Curran, Carolyn Leckie, Eleanor Scott, Mrs Mary Mulligan, Brian Adam, Christine May, Rob Gibson, Roseanna Cunningham, Donald Gorrie, Mr Bruce McFee, Dr Elaine Murray, Tommy Sheridan, Trish Godman, Chris Ballance, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Robert Brown, Patrick Harvie, Ms Sandra White, Jackie Baillie, Helen Eadie, Marlyn Glen, Elaine Smith, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Cathie Craigie, Nora Radcliffe, Sarah Boyack, Scott Barrie, Michael Matheson, Tricia Marwick, Marilyn Livingstone

S2M-2461 Mr Kenneth Macintosh: Top Marks for East Renfrewshire—That the Parliament congratulates East Renfrewshire Council and its Education Department on the outstanding report it has received from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education; notes that in every single category of inspection the authority was given the highest rating of "very good"; recognises that this assessment and praise is a reflection of the level of service the department provides to schools and their staff and to pupils and their parents in East Renfrewshire; acknowledges the success the authority has had, measured not only in the achievements of its pupils, but in its support for inclusion and the ethos it has developed in its schools, and highlights the need for the Scottish Executive to continue to provide support to the local authority so that it can build on this success to help all young people in East Renfrewshire develop to their full potential.

Supported by: Trish Godman

S2M-2460 Donald Gorrie: Eurosource (Falkirk) Quality Scotland Award—That the Parliament congratulates the recycling group, Eurosource, based in Falkirk, on winning the Corporate Citizenship award at Quality Scotland’s recent "Scottish Awards for Business Excellence" ceremony and welcomes the organisation’s success and its contribution to the fundraising activities of a number of Scotland’s charities, its commitment to community involvement and the useful work that it does in reducing the amount of waste going to landfill in Scotland.

Supported by: Michael Matheson, Rob Gibson, Fiona Hyslop, Alex Neil, Mr David Davidson, Mr Jamie Stone, Margaret Mitchell, Eleanor Scott, Robin Harper, Patrick Harvie, Tommy Sheridan

S2M-2459 Jackie Baillie on behalf of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee: Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill - Preliminary Stage—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill and that the Bill should proceed as a Private Bill.

Supported by: Phil Gallie

S2M-2458 Christine Grahame: Newlands Primary School—That the Parliament congratulates the parents and community in winning a stay of execution on the proposal to close Newlands Primary School in the Scottish Borders; notes the determined and professional campaign mounted to prevent closure against the wishes of the community; has concerns that the closure proposal is conditional on the parents and wider community raising £1 million to keep the school open when taxation and council taxes have already been paid for this purpose; considers that this may establish an unhealthy precedent which may require communities elsewhere in the Borders to seek a similar solution to proposed closure; notes that Highland Council has a policy of non-closure of small primary schools if it is opposed by the community, and urges the Scottish Executive, which has undertaken to put schools "at the heart of the community", to provide additional funding to cash-strapped rural councils for the sole purpose of keeping their small but essential local primary schools open.

Supported by: Michael Matheson

S2M-2456 Mr Tom McCabe: Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9A.14.3(b)(ii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

S2M-2455 Mr Tom McCabe: Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9A.14.3(b)(ii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

S2M-2454 Irene Oldfather: Stress Down Friday, 4 March 2005—That the Parliament recognises that 16% of workers now work more than 60 hours per week; is aware that 23% of men over 40 have visited their doctor because of work-related stress; agrees that employers should be aware of this and take steps to reduce stress in the workplace; welcomes Capability Scotland’s initiative, Stress Down Friday, due to take place on 4 March 2005 whereby, for a small donation, participants receive a pack full of ideas on how to de-stress at work, such as taking a proper lunch break and cutting down on caffeine, and encourages as many employers as possible to participate in the event.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Trish Godman

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, Tommy Sheridan, Mr Adam Ingram, Roseanna Cunningham, Michael Matheson, Eleanor Scott, Frances Curran, Fiona Hyslop

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.

Supported by: Frances Curran, Carolyn Leckie, Murray Tosh, Eleanor Scott, Margaret Smith, Rob Gibson, Bill Butler, Tommy Sheridan, Stewart Stevenson, Nora Radcliffe, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Robin Harper, Cathie Craigie, Shiona Baird, Trish Godman, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Donald Gorrie, Mr David Davidson, Chris Ballance, Pauline McNeill*

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.

Supported by: Frances Curran, Tommy Sheridan, Ms Rosemary Byrne

S2M-2387# Christine May: Fairtrade Fortnight—That the Parliament recognises that Fairtrade Fortnight will take place between 1 and 13 March 2005; supports this important series of events in raising awareness of the need to provide workers and producers in Third World countries with a better deal in return for their produce; congratulates the growing number of towns and organisations which have succeeded in achieving the Fairtrade mark; notes that more Fairtrade products are being bought by individuals and used within businesses, and encourages all MSPs and consumers to participate in these events which will help protect the livelihood of small farmers and producers who too often face exploitation.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie, Mary Scanlon, Mr John Swinney, Nora Radcliffe, Mr Jamie Stone, Robin Harper, Dr Elaine Murray, Elaine Smith, Richard Baker, Mr Andrew Arbuckle, Robert Brown, Tricia Marwick, Eleanor Scott, Mike Pringle, Brian Adam, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Alex Neil, Ms Wendy Alexander, Chris Ballance, Margaret Jamieson, Bill Butler, Linda Fabiani, Des McNulty, Richard Lochhead, Karen Gillon, Sarah Boyack, Michael McMahon, Mr Frank McAveety, Christine Grahame, Mr Bruce McFee, Mrs Margaret Ewing, Bristow Muldoon, Trish Godman, Fiona Hyslop, Susan Deacon, Mr Kenneth Macintosh, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Marlyn Glen, Helen Eadie, Cathie Craigie, Mike Rumbles, Scott Barrie, Marilyn Livingstone, Patrick Harvie, Ms Sandra White, Tommy Sheridan, Maureen Macmillan, Mr Adam Ingram, Shiona Baird, Pauline McNeill, Cathy Peattie, Rosie Kane, Frances Curran, David Mundell, Murdo Fraser, Margaret Smith, Bruce Crawford, Mark Ballard, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2351 Nicol Stephen: Transport (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Transport (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Tavish Scott

S2M-2350 Malcolm Chisholm: Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Johann Lamont

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-2225# Mr Bruce McFee: Renfrew and Inverclyde Scout Association - Lapwing Lodge—That the Parliament recognises the good works carried out by voluntary organisations in Scotland; notes that Renfrew and Inverclyde Scout Association, supported by East Renfrewshire Council, has made a funding application to the Scottish Rural Partnership Fund – Local Capital Grants Scheme for the modernisation of facilities at Lapwing Lodge, Renfrewshire, to increase the flexibility of the facility and allow a wider range of groups to access Lapwing, beyond the 40% usage currently enjoyed by community groups, and to ensure the long-term sustainability of this outdoor centre for the next 25 years and beyond; recognises the value of such centres, and consequently wishes Renfrew and Inverclyde Scout Association every success in its funding application.

Supported by: 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, Donald Gorrie, Ms Rosemary Byrne, Ms Sandra White, Dr Jean Turner, Trish Godman, Mr Stewart Maxwell, Miss Annabel Goldie, Ms Wendy Alexander, Mr Duncan McNeil, Frances Curran

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2442 Trafficking in People (lodged on 18 February 2005) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2435 Kyoto Climate Change Protocol Into Force (lodged on 15 February 2005) Marlyn Glen*

S2M-2434 Family Mediation Borders (lodged on 15 February 2005) David Mundell*

S2M-2425# Franz Ferdinand Rocks (lodged on 11 February 2005) Irene Oldfather*

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

S2M-2411# Co-operative Education (lodged on 9 February 2005) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2408# Suicides by Older People in Scotland (lodged on 9 February 2005) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2398.1 Tory Comments (lodged on 15 February 2005) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-2382 Carers’ Cottage, Kilmarnock (lodged on 7 February 2005) Mr Brian Monteith*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-2263# The Closure of Rural Primary Schools in Scotland (lodged on 14 January 2005) Phil Gallie*

S2M-2259 Fairtrade and South Ayrshire Council (lodged on 14 January 2005) Chris Ballance*

S2M-1900# Deafblindness (lodged on 27 October 2004) Mr Bruce McFee*, Dennis Canavan*