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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2508 Shiona Baird: Support for Tidal Power—That the Parliament welcomes the £1 million funding awarded by the Scottish Executive towards the establishment of a tidal test centre at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney; recognises that it is vital to fund the speedy development and commercialisation of a range of renewable technologies in order to avert climate change and to capitalise on opportunities for home-grown Scottish enterprise; expresses its concern, however, that £1 million represents a mere drop in the ocean, and calls for increased funding urgently for more development of tidal power in Scotland.

*S2M-2507 Frances Curran: School Meals and Our Children’s Future—That the Parliament notes that all serious nutritionists are predicting that obesity will double in Scotland over the next 10 years, causing a health crisis which will dramatically increase demand for health services and lower average life expectancy; therefore endorses the principle that radical action is required to tackle Scotland’s diet-related health problems; believes that there can be no better use of Scotland’s resources than to invest in our children’s future, and congratulates the National Assembly for Wales and the city councils of Hull and Glasgow for their action in providing free breakfasts for all primary children and the councils for their further commitment to extending free, nutritious school lunches to all their primary school pupils.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*

*S2M-2506 Rosie Kane: The Right to Protest at Gleneagles—That the Parliament puts on record its support for Article 20 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that "everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association"; notes that the G8 summit will be meeting in Gleneagles in July this year, and resolves to uphold and support the right to peaceful assembly and protest in Scotland, in particular in Edinburgh at the Make Poverty History demonstration and at the summit itself in Gleneagles.

Supported by: Colin Fox*

*S2M-2505 Christine Grahame: ISEA’s Success—That the Parliament is reminded of the valuable work of Independent Special Education Advice Scotland (ISEA) which, because of the failure of the Scottish Executive over the years to respond with funding for this most effective charity, led to a forced closure of its operations in March 2004 with over 1,200 clients on its books; notes that it has now reopened having secured £90,000 from Comic Relief to fund a parliamentary liaison officer and a further £124,000, both over three years, from the Big Lottery Fund for advocacy services, specifically for the new tribunal procedure under the Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act 2004; is concerned that an application for funding from the Executive of £65,000 over three years for an ethnic minority worker has this week been rejected, and calls on the Executive to revisit this decision soon.

Supported by: Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Fiona Hyslop*, Shiona Baird*

*S2M-2504# Robert Brown: Centenary of Barnardo’s—That the Parliament notes the centenary of the death of Dr Thomas Barnardo in 1905; recognises that, although it no longer runs orphanages, the charity he founded has grown and developed over the years, and congratulates the modern-day Barnardo’s for its work, which includes the management of 60 services that support almost 10,000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families to overcome challenges including sexual abuse, exclusion from school, HIV/AIDS, leaving care, substance misuse, disabilities, mental health issues and social exclusion.

*S2M-2503 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 9 March 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – Debate on the subject of S2M-1900 Margaret Mitchell: Deafblindness

Thursday 10 March 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish National Party Business

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: Infrastructure Investment Plan

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 16 March 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Committee Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 17 March 2005

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Conservative 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 Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2502# Nora Radcliffe: Trial Reintroduction of the European Beaver—That the Parliament notes Scottish Natural Heritage’s proposal for a trial reintroduction of the European beaver, a proposal which follows the successful reintroduction of the species in 24 other countries, and considers that the Scottish Executive should give serious consideration to issuing a licence for the trial so that it can be determined, in a controlled and properly monitored way, whether the benefits to the environment and tourism observed after previous reintroductions elsewhere can be replicated in a Scottish context without significant adverse effects on existing land uses.

*S2M-2501 Rosie Kane: Agent Orange—That the Parliament applauds the people of Vietnam in their decision to bring a civil law suit that seeks class action status, claiming that up to 4 million Vietnamese people suffered dioxin poisoning due to Agent Orange; condemns utterly the stance taken by the Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto to attempt to have this action dismissed; rejects totally the claim by Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto that there is no connection between Agent Orange and the health problems that it is known to cause; further rejects the idea that the lack of a law on corporate liability in the 1960s is any defence, and agrees to send a message of support and solidarity to the people of Vietnam in this case.

*S2M-2500 Mr Stewart Maxwell: No Smoking Day, 9 March 2005—That the Parliament notes that 9 March 2005 is No Smoking Day; supports the efforts of the estimated 70% of smokers who wish to give up smoking, and, as part of that support, commits itself to introducing a ban on smoking in all enclosed public places in Scotland by 2006 at the latest.

*S2M-2499 Ms Rosemary Byrne: The Old Racecourse in Ayr—That the Parliament congratulates all involved in the campaign to conserve the Old Racecourse playing fields in Ayr; recognises the hard work and dedication involved in this campaign; acknowledges that this is a victory for communities and for the value that local people put into green space and common land; further recognises that this victory is a shining example to all communities in Scotland fighting to save their local environment, and supports the call for the Old Racecourse to be granted conservation status.

*S2M-2498 Mr David Davidson: International Self-Injury Awareness Day - 1 March 2005—That the Parliament supports International Self-Injury Awareness Day on 1 March 2005; recognises that over 160,000 people in the United Kingdom have been recognised as suffering from this and that many more cases remain unknown; calls for greater awareness of this form of mental health problem, particularly in young people, and further calls for research to be conducted on quantifying the problem in Scotland and the development of guidelines for all health professionals, social workers, teachers and families on early recognition of the condition.

Supported by: Alex Johnstone*, Chris Ballance*, Nora Radcliffe*, Christine Grahame*, Brian Adam*, Eleanor Scott*, Stewart Stevenson*, Des McNulty*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

*S2M-2497# Carolyn Leckie: TETRA Masts—That the Parliament congratulates North Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee for rejecting two applications to erect TETRA masts in Cumbernauld; agrees with the committee in asking for the burden of responsibility for considering the health risks of TETRA to be transferred to the Scottish Executive; believes that there is mounting evidence of serious health risks associated with TETRA and other forms of electro-magnetic radiation; notes that the applicant, O2, did not challenge the health evidence presented by the objectors and therefore believes that at least the precautionary principle should apply; considers that there should be a moratorium on the erection of these masts whether under current legislation planning permission is required or not; further considers that in future planning legislation health should always be admissible as a material consideration, and in the meantime encourages all local authorities to follow the example of North Lanarkshire by refusing to grant similar applications.

*S2M-2496 Mike Watson: Glasgow City Council’s Gaelic Education Provision—That the Parliament welcomes Glasgow City Council’s decision to relocate the Glasgow Gaelic School and Nursery Class to a refurbished building on the site of the former Woodside Secondary School; recognises that this is in response to the continuing increase in demand by parents who want their children to be educated in the medium of Gaelic; notes that the new Glasgow Gaelic School will provide education for pupils aged 3 to 18 on an incremental basis; further notes the appointment of a Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher (Primary) and Depute Head Teacher (Secondary) to oversee the organisation of the school for commencement in August 2006, and believes that this positive development, following the establishment of Bòrd na Gàidhlig in 2003 and the introduction of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill in the Parliament, will help secure the future of Gaelic, part of Scotland’s cultural heritage.

*S2M-2495 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Referral at Stage 1—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Transport Committee be designated as lead committee, and that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as secondary committee, in consideration of the Licensing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2494 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 2 Committee be designated as lead committee in consideration of the Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/80).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2493 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the Justice 1 Committee report to the Justice 2 Committee by 1 April 2005 on the Police (Retention and Disposal of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/80).

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2492 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2004 Amendment Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2491 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.2) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/69) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

*S2M-2490 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Modifications of Schedule 5) (No.2) Order 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2489# Grampian Dental Crisis (lodged on 28 February 2005) Eleanor Scott*, Ms Sandra White*, Shona Robison*, Michael Matheson*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-2488 Aberdeen Fairtrade City (lodged on 28 February 2005) Michael Matheson*

S2M-2487 Celebrate the Life and Works of Robin Jenkins (lodged on 25 February 2005) Bruce Crawford*, Eleanor Scott*, Ms Sandra White*, Tricia Marwick*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Richard Lochhead*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-2485 Human Cloning (lodged on 25 February 2005) Alex Neil*

S2M-2484 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (lodged on 25 February 2005) Cathie Craigie*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-2483# Commonwealth Week, 14 to 20 March 2005: Year of Africa (lodged on 25 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Nora Radcliffe*, Iain Smith*

S2M-2482# Quality of Fife’s Train Services (lodged on 25 February 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Iain Smith*

S2M-2481 Campaign Against Coca-Cola Conference in Leeds (lodged on 25 February 2005) Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-2480# Asthma: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (lodged on 25 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2479# What Century is This? Campaign (lodged on 25 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2478 Law Lords Judgement on Detainees at HM Prison Belmarsh (lodged on 24 February 2005) Eleanor Scott*, Linda Fabiani*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-2477 Portuguese Socialists Prepare for Government (lodged on 24 February 2005) Mr Frank McAveety*

S2M-2476 Freedom for Sandra Bakutz (lodged on 24 February 2005) Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-2475 Murder of Dionisio Ribeiro Filho (lodged on 24 February 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Chris Ballance*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2471 Debt Relief (lodged on 24 February 2005) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-2468 Nuclear Non-Proliferation (lodged on 23 February 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2467 Rotary International 100th Anniversary (lodged on 23 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Nora Radcliffe*, Iain Smith*

S2M-2466 Montrose Air Station Heritage Trust (lodged on 23 February 2005) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-2465 Drumchapel Community Credit Union (lodged on 23 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2460 Eurosource (Falkirk) Quality Scotland Award (lodged on 22 February 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-2458 Newlands Primary School (lodged on 22 February 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2454 Stress Down Friday, 4 March 2005 (lodged on 22 February 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2446# VIP On Air (lodged on 21 February 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Iain Smith*

S2M-2441 National Pubs Week (lodged on 18 February 2005) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-2426# Resources to Police Boards (lodged on 11 February 2005) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-2420 Congratulations to Franz Ferdinand (lodged on 10 February 2005) Bill Aitken*

S2M-2419 Responsible Development of Onshore Wind Farms (lodged on 10 February 2005) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-2416 British Heart Foundation - Real Valentine Appeal (lodged on 10 February 2005) Mr Stewart Maxwell*

S2M-2411# Co-operative Education (lodged on 9 February 2005) Alex Neil*, Carolyn Leckie*, Tricia Marwick*, Robin Harper*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-2387# Fairtrade Fortnight (lodged on 8 February 2005) Rob Gibson*, Iain Smith*

S2M-2372# G8 Summit (lodged on 3 February 2005) Tricia Marwick*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2225# Renfrew and Inverclyde Scout Association - Lapwing Lodge (lodged on 7 January 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2207# Make Poverty History Campaign in 2005 (lodged on 23 December 2004) Iain Smith*

S2M-1900# Deafblindness (lodged on 27 October 2004) Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Shona Robison*



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