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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2689 Cathy Jamieson:Women Offenders—That the Parliament notes the continued increase in the female prison population; recognises that, to reduce this, greater emphasis on rehabilitation within prisons and in community sentences is required to ensure that problems, including drug misuse, are addressed; believes that community sentences can play a significant role for those women who pose little risk to the public or communities in which they live; acknowledges that family and community support is vital in ensuring that women offenders are able to successfully reintegrate into the community, and recognises that a more integrated system of community and prison-based support services to improve the management of women offenders is required in order to reduce reoffending.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

* S2M-2688 Cathy Peattie:Equalities Review—That the Parliament welcomes the Department of Trade and Industry and Cabinet Office’s decision to set up an equalities review to examine the long-term and underlying causes of inequality that need to be addressed by public policy; expresses disappointment that there is no Scottish representative on the review team, and calls on the Scottish Executive to take measures to ensure that the work of the review and the recommendations it makes fully encompass Scotland.

* S2M-2687# Cathy Peattie:Race Equality Duty—That the Parliament welcomes the initial progress that key public authorities in Scotland have made to address their statutory duty to promote race equality under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000; recognises the supportive and enforcement measures that the Commission for Racial Equality Scotland has taken to assist them in getting to this stage; notes that authorities are required to review their arrangements for complying with the duty over the next three years by November 2005, and considers that all authorities should fully implement their existing arrangements and refresh their arrangements by November in order to ensure that they reflect best practice and make continued advancement towards eliminating the considerable racial inequalities which continue to exist in the provision of services.

* S2M-2686# Dennis Canavan: Falkirk Are The Champions—That the Parliament congratulates Falkirk Football Club on winning the First Division of the Scottish Football League and wishes the Bairns every success in the Scottish Premier League.

* S2M-2685 Rhona Brankin:The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) ( Scotland) Order 2005—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) ( Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/208) be approved.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*

* S2M-2684 Lewis Macdonald:The Draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2005—That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Ross Finnie*

* S2M-2683# Mark Ballard:Trade Justice Week—That the Parliament commends groups like Oxfam, the World Development Movement and Friends of the Earth for campaigning during Trade Justice Week for new trade rules that rebalance global trade in favour of local communities and their environment; believes that governments should have the right to decide their own trade policies to protect people and the environment from destruction and abuse; acknowledges the conflict between the current free trade agenda and the world’s environmental limits and accepts that the emphasis on growth, regardless of environmental costs, puts pressure on natural resources, often contributing to climate change, and concurs with Friends of the Earth Scotland’s Chief Executive, Duncan McLaren, that “Current trade under the World Trade Organisation is widening gaps between rich and poor, stripping rights from local communities and plundering the Earth’s natural resources. Rich countries and big business are forcing their agenda of free trade and open markets upon the world but this model is failing with devastating results. Trade Justice Week is about sending a clear message to politicians that the world needs trade justice, not free trade.” R

* S2M-2682 Jim Mather:Gourock to Dunoon Ferry Services—That the Parliament recognises the different commercial and geographical situations of the Gourock to Dunoon ferry services and the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services; welcomes the suspension of plans to tender the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services; believes that the decision of the Parliament on 8 December 2004 relates only to the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to continue to seek expressions of interest from potential operators of unrestricted and unsubsidised ferry services between the town-centre piers of Gourock and Dunoon, on the condition that employees’ terms and conditions, including pensions, will be unaffected by any possible route development.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Brian Adam*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2681 Future of Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital In-patient Ward (lodged on 8 April 2005) Stewart Stevenson*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Fiona Hyslop*, Phil Gallie*, Mike Pringle*, Alex Neil*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Bill Butler*, Mark Ballard*, John Swinburne*, Robin Harper*

S2M-2680 Congratulations to Govan Law Centre (lodged on 7 April 2005) Brian Adam*, Robert Brown*, Michael McMahon*, Alex Neil*, Bill Butler*, Susan Deacon*

S2M-2678 Solar One (lodged on 5 April 2005) Robin Harper*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-2674 Motion of Condolence (lodged on 4 April 2005) Mr David Davidson*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Trish Godman*, Sarah Boyack*, Peter Peacock*, Maureen Macmillan*, Karen Whitefield*, Jim Mather*

S2M-2654 #Archbishop Oscar Romero (lodged on 24 March 2005) Karen Whitefield*

S2M-2653 Breakthrough Breast Cancer Drug (lodged on 24 March 2005) Sarah Boyack*, Cathie Craigie*, Margaret Jamieson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Alex Neil*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr John Swinney*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Butler*, Robin Harper*, Elaine Smith*, Christine May*

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

S2M-2180 Congratulations to Mordechai Vanunu (lodged on 16 December 2004) Mr Bruce McFee*