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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2534 Christine Grahame:Stop Elder Abuse—That the Parliament congratulates Age Concern on the launch of its booklet to publicise the incidence of elder abuse in Scotland, whether it takes the form of verbal abuse, financial abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse or neglect; notes that the booklet identifies ways to prevent the occurrence of abuse, where to seek professional advice and whom to ask for help, underlines that everyone has the right to live without fear, to have a safe and healthy relationship and to have control over their own lives and notes that abuse, if not resisted, will progressively worsen; further notes that 100,000 copies of the booklet are available, and urges the Scottish Executive to use its best endeavours to publicise this campaign.

Supported by: Scott Barrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr David Davidson*, David Mundell*, Alex Neil*, Fiona Hyslop*, Linda Fabiani*

* S2M-2533 Carolyn Leckie:International Women’s Day - Women, Low Pay and Nursery Nurses—That the Parliament recognises International Women’s Day on 8 March 2005; celebrates the achievements of women through struggle but recognises that women still lag behind in terms of pay and rights and that they are still unequal; notes that women are more likely to be poor and in low-paid jobs and more likely to be victims of violence and abuse; recognises that it is now a year since the all-out strike action by nursery nurses and that they still have not achieved acceptable national pay, and believes that the Scottish Executive should live up to its promises and correct this injustice.

* S2M-2532 Dr Elaine Murray:Gretna Football Club - Promotion to the Second Division—That the Parliament congratulates Gretna FC on its promotion to the Scottish Second Division and on being the first British club to be promoted this season.

* S2M-2531 David Mundell:Promotion of Gretna Football Club—That the Parliament congratulates the team, management, supporters and all those associated with Gretna FC on achieving promotion from the Third Division at a record-equalling time in the season, after only three years in the Scottish Football League; commends the club on its many community and youth initiatives, and wishes it well in its attempts to secure the Third Division Championship.

Supported by: Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Alex Johnstone*, John Scott*, Mr David Davidson*, Phil Gallie*, Bruce Crawford*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

* S2M-2530 Margaret Jamieson:Darvel Remembers Sir Alexander Fleming—That the Parliament congratulates the Community Council of Darvel on its organisation of events which remember the life of Sir Alexander Fleming who was born at Lochfield Farm, Darvel, in 1881, discovered penicillin in 1928, was knighted in 1943, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1945 and died on 11 March 1955 and whose work as a research biologist continues to save lives across the world today.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2529 Aberdeenshire Sports and Recreation Facilities (lodged on 4 March 2005) Rob Gibson*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-2528 Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Inquiry (lodged on 4 March 2005) Mark Ballard*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2526 Jamie Oliver Invitation (lodged on 4 March 2005) Alex Neil*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-2524 #International Women’s Day, 8 March 2005 (lodged on 3 March 2005) Jackie Baillie*, Sarah Boyack*, Cathie Craigie*, Linda Fabiani*, Rob Gibson*, Margaret Jamieson*, Tricia Marwick*, Tommy Sheridan*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Bristow Muldoon*, Cathy Peattie*, Margaret Smith*, Christine Grahame*, Bill Butler*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Patrick Harvie*, Karen Whitefield*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-2523 Developing Better Legal Responses to Rape (lodged on 3 March 2005) Christine Grahame*, Mark Ballard*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Patrick Harvie*, Elaine Smith*

S2M-2522 #Wipe Out Debt (lodged on 3 March 2005) Jackie Baillie*, Rob Gibson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2521 First-time House Purchasers (lodged on 3 March 2005) Mike Rumbles*

S2M-2520 #Outsourcing of Rail Call Centre Work from Dingwall and Edinburgh (lodged on 3 March 2005) Robin Harper*, Maureen Macmillan*, Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2518 Publication of Scotland 2020 (lodged on 2 March 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2517 SCIAF 40th Anniversary (lodged on 2 March 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2516 #Scottish Mini-Olympics (lodged on 2 March 2005) Christine Grahame*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-2515 Profits of Royal Bank of Scotland Group and HBOS plc (lodged on 2 March 2005) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-2514 Good Food for Primary School Pupils (lodged on 2 March 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2513 #No Smoking Day 2005 (lodged on 2 March 2005) Robin Harper*, Christine Grahame*, Scott Barrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-2509 Developing School Meals (lodged on 2 March 2005) Chris Ballance*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-2504 #Centenary of Barnardo’s (lodged on 1 March 2005) Elaine Smith*, Maureen Macmillan*, Scott Barrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-2502 #Trial Reintroduction of the European Beaver (lodged on 1 March 2005) Elaine Smith*

S2M-2496 Glasgow City Council’s Gaelic Education Provision (lodged on 1 March 2005) Bill Butler*, Alex Neil*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Jim Mather*, Scott Barrie*, John Farquhar Munro*

S2M-2487 Celebrate the Life and Works of Robin Jenkins (lodged on 25 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2484 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (lodged on 25 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2480 #Asthma: Out of Sight, Out of Mind (lodged on 25 February 2005) Cathie Craigie*, Robin Harper*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Scott Barrie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2479 #What Century is This? Campaign (lodged on 25 February 2005) Scott Barrie*

S2M-2477 Portuguese Socialists Prepare for Government (lodged on 24 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2469 Drop Charges Against Martin Gleeson (lodged on 23 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2468 Nuclear Non-Proliferation (lodged on 23 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2465 Drumchapel Community Credit Union (lodged on 23 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2460 Eurosource (Falkirk) Quality Scotland Award (lodged on 22 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2446 #VIP On Air (lodged on 21 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Scott Barrie*

S2M-2442 Trafficking in People (lodged on 18 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2438 National Science Week - 11 to 20 March 2005 (lodged on 17 February 2005) Mr Jamie Stone*

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

S2M-2427 #Congratulations to Home Aid, Bathgate (lodged on 11 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2419 Responsible Development of Onshore Wind Farms (lodged on 10 February 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-1900 #Deafblindness (lodged on 27 October 2004) Margaret Jamieson*, Jackie Baillie*