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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2893 Cathy Jamieson:Antisocial Behaviour—That the Parliament believes that people in all parts of Scotland should be able to live free from fear and harassment; welcomes the commencement of the Antisocial Behaviour etc. (Scotland) Act 2004 and the progress made to date to act against antisocial behaviour; believes that the preparation of antisocial behaviour outcome agreements linked to antisocial behaviour strategies by local authorities working with local communities will help build confidence across Scotland; notes that ongoing work is needed to build confidence in our communities, and urges local agencies across Scotland to use the full range of measures at their disposal appropriate to local circumstances.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

* S2M-2892 Cathy Jamieson:Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated (each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress):

Group 1 – 25 mins
Groups 2 to 4 – 50 mins
Groups 5 to 8 – 1 hour 15 mins
Groups 9 to 11 – 1 hour 55 mins

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

* S2M-2891 Dr Jean Turner:Healthcare Migration from Developing Countries—That the Parliament notes with concern the increasing levels of migration of healthcare workers from countries in the developing world to Scotland and other developed countries which, according to the British Medical Association International Committee, is having devastating consequences for the developing world; agrees with the British Medical Association’s recommendations, made at a recent conference of commonwealth health ministers in Geneva and attended by the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Commonwealth Medical Association, the Commonwealth Nurses Federation, Health Canada, the Medical Council of Canada, the Royal College of Nursing and the South African Medical Association, that the continuing failure to train enough doctors in the developed world is resulting in a major emergency in the developing world, that in Ghana there are only 1,500 doctors for a population of 20 million people, with two-thirds of their doctors leaving the country within three years of graduating and that the efforts to tackle global health problems are being undermined by the skills drain from the developing countries; further agrees with the British Medical Association’s four key action points that all countries should try and become self-sufficient in their healthcare workforce and should sign up to ethical recruitment policies, that developed countries must help developing countries retain their workforce by providing incentives for their governments to invest in healthcare, that all countries must ensure that their healthcare workers are educated and funded to meet the needs of their populations and that any action to combat the skills drain must take into account human rights and not prevent healthcare staff from working overseas if they choose to, and believes that Scotland should consider this issue in the long term and could help itself, as well as helping others, by building a hospital or hospitals in countries such as Malawi and rotating staff for training through them, thus ensuring that Scottish staff would gain experience.

* S2M-2890 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Change of Decision Time—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 11.2.4 of the Standing Orders that Decision Time on Thursday 2 June 2005 shall begin at 5.30 pm.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2889 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2888 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau:Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 8 June 2005

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: G8

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 9 June 2005

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Environment and Rural Development;
Health and Community Care

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.55 pm Stage 3 Proceedings: Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 15 June 2005

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Final Stage: Baird Trust Reorganisation Bill

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 16 June 2005

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Justice and Law Officers;
Enterprise, Lifelong Learning and Transport

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: Tavish Scott*

* S2M-2887 Alex Neil:Arrest of Paul Foreman in Sudan—That the Parliament condemns the actions of the Sudanese authorities for arresting Paul Foreman of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for publishing what they claim is a “false” report that identifies over 500 incidences of rape in the Darfur region in a four-and-a-half-month period; calls on the international community to do all it can to bring pressure to bear on the government of Sudan and press for a rescinding of all charges laid against Paul Foreman; congratulates MSF for the work it has done to highlight the appalling abuse of women that is ongoing in Darfur which the United Nations has also identified as happening on a regular basis, and utterly condemns those involved in these crimes against humanity.

* S2M-2886 Iain Smith:Congratulations to Tayport FC—That the Parliament congratulates Tayport FC on winning the 2005 OVD Scottish Junior Cup, its third victory in the last 10 years; recognises the valuable contribution that the club makes to the local community and to the development of football in Fife, and wishes its players, officials and supporters continuing success in future seasons.

* S2M-2885 Brian Adam:Haudagain Roundabout, Aberdeen—That the Parliament notes that the Haudagain roundabout in Aberdeen has been labelled the worst roundabout in the country and suffers from congestion at all times on a daily basis; recognises that the Scottish Executive is responsible for this area of trunk road, and calls on ministers to make its improvement a priority.

* S2M-2881.1 Alex Neil:Support for the London Olympic 2012 Bid—As an amendment to motion (S2M-2881) in the name of Mr Frank McAveety, leave out from “that the legacy” to end and insert “, though, that Her Majesty’s Government’s current plans to finance the Games, should the bid be successful, place an undue financial burden on Scotland, with Scottish good causes and grassroots sport set to lose out on over £70 million of funding and fail to illustrate how Scotland will benefit culturally and economically if the bid is successful; disputes the value of the £50,000 to £60,000 of expenditure incurred by the Scottish Executive and its agencies on directly backing London’s bid; contends that these funds might be put to better use towards a Scottish bid to host the Commonwealth Games, and calls on the Executive to make clear to Her Majesty’s Government that its support for the London bid is contingent upon Scotland not losing out on any funding.”

S2M-2818 Susan Deacon:YWCA 150th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates the YWCA on its 150th anniversary; acknowledges the significant contribution that the YWCA has made in enabling young women in Scotland to reach their full potential and participate at all levels of society; notes that, in working with women of all faiths and none, YWCA Scotland continues to be relevant to young women today; commends the powerful 104 *Pairs of* Shoes exhibition on its contribution to raising awareness of domestic violence; also commends the work of the YWCA young women volunteers in the promotion of positive body image and in developing their confidence; recognises the importance of providing women-only opportunities and environments to ensure the full participation of girls and women, and encourages support for YWCA Scotland in its activities.

Supported by: Cathy Peattie*, Linda Fabiani*, Dr Jean Turner*, Maureen Macmillan*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-2884 Cycling in Edinburgh (lodged on 26 May 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2883 #The Future of BBC Highland (lodged on 26 May 2005) Mr John Swinney*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Jim Mather*, Dr Jean Turner*, Robin Harper*, Brian Adam*, Stewart Stevenson*, Rob Gibson*, Fiona Hyslop*, Rosie Kane*, Mary Scanlon*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Neil*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-2882 Circus Ban (lodged on 26 May 2005) Christine Grahame*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2880 Rising Cost of ID Cards (lodged on 26 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Stevenson*, Alex Neil*

S2M-2879 Welsh Decision on Tuition Fees (lodged on 26 May 2005) Ms Sandra White*, Robin Harper*, Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*, Alex Neil*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-2878 Tax Credits and Debts (lodged on 26 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2873 School Pupils’ Evidence to the Public Petitions Committee (lodged on 25 May 2005) Christine Grahame*, Dennis Canavan*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2872 Haste Ye Back (lodged on 25 May 2005) Shiona Baird*, Christine Grahame*, Nora Radcliffe*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-2871 Medical Student Debt (lodged on 25 May 2005) Eleanor Scott*, Christine Grahame*, Shiona Baird*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Stewart Stevenson*

S2M-2869 #Learning Disability Week, 19 to 26 June 2005 (lodged on 25 May 2005) Christine Grahame*, Christine May*, Linda Fabiani*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr John Swinney*, Robin Harper*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Brian Adam*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Tricia Marwick*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Marlyn Glen*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Patrick Harvie*, Robert Brown*, Kate Maclean*, Helen Eadie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Margaret Jamieson*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Rob Gibson*, Sarah Boyack*, Eleanor Scott*, Elaine Smith*

S2M-2860 2011 Census - Additional Question on Closure of Records (lodged on 24 May 2005) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2859 Congratulations to BBC Staff (lodged on 24 May 2005) Christine Grahame*, Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2853 Confirmation That Tasers Will Not Be Used at G8 (lodged on 20 May 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2852 #A Cure for ME? (lodged on 20 May 2005) Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Fiona Hyslop*, Linda Fabiani*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-2848 3rd Anniversary of Timor-Leste’s Independence (lodged on 20 May 2005) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Bruce Crawford*, Robin Harper*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*, Fiona Hyslop*, Jackie Baillie*, Chris Ballance*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr John Swinney*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-2847 Developing Marine Energy Technology (lodged on 19 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2847.1 Developing Marine Energy Technology (lodged on 20 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2845 Wave Energy (lodged on 19 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2844 #Ocean Power Delivery’s Commercial Success and Scotland’s Wave Energy Future (lodged on 19 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2843 Scottish Biodiversity Week, 21 to 29 May 2005 (lodged on 19 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2842 #Make 2 July 2005 Free Transport Day (lodged on 19 May 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*

S2M-2841 #Powers of the Scottish Parliament (lodged on 19 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-2839 Ocean Power Delivery in Portugal (lodged on 19 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2838 Congratulations to RHET Ayrshire and Arran Countryside Initiative (lodged on 19 May 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Phil Gallie*

S2M-2837 Inquiry into Climate Change (lodged on 19 May 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2836 Wind Power in the UK (lodged on 19 May 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-2833 #Closure of Clydesdale Bank Branches (lodged on 18 May 2005) Fiona Hyslop*, Linda Fabiani*, Dennis Canavan*, Des McNulty*

S2M-2832 #Welfare and Education at Dungavel (lodged on 18 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2823 #Dungavel’s Children (lodged on 17 May 2005) Chris Ballance*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2821 Identity Cards Bill (lodged on 17 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2819 #Make Poverty History (lodged on 17 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2817 #Congratulations to Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital Campaigners (lodged on 17 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2815 Adult Learners’ Week (lodged on 16 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2813 Christian Aid Week - 15 to 21 May 2005 (lodged on 16 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2812 Keir Hardie Memorial Primary School Eco School Award (lodged on 16 May 2005) Carolyn Leckie*, Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2810 Solidarity with the NUJ and BECTU (lodged on 13 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2808 NUJ Freelance Day of Action 7 June 2005 (lodged on 12 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2807 Buy Your Own White Stick! (lodged on 12 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-2804 Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfer in the Firth of Forth (lodged on 12 May 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-2803 Co-Housing (lodged on 12 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2802 #ME Awareness Week (lodged on 11 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2801 Right to Buy (lodged on 11 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2800 Credit Union Funding (lodged on 11 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2799 Congratulations to Scottish Natural Heritage for Gaelic Website (lodged on 11 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2797 Reintroduction of the Beaver (lodged on 11 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2791 Jack Nicklaus - St Andrews Community Council Snub (lodged on 10 May 2005) David Mundell*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mary Scanlon*

S2M-2789 HIV/AIDS and the G8 Summit (lodged on 10 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2784 #Stop Violence Against Women (lodged on 10 May 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2783 Leak of Plutonium and Uranium (lodged on 10 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2761 #Scotland’s Energy Future (lodged on 4 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2760 Outstanding Legacy of Bob Hunter, Co-Founder of Greenpeace (lodged on 3 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2752 Foster Care Fortnight, 9 to 22 May 2005 (lodged on 3 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2751 International Nurses’ Day 2005: Patient Safety and Targeting Counterfeit and Substandard Medicines (lodged on 3 May 2005) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-2745 Careers Scotland Dispute (lodged on 29 April 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2741 #Merchant Ships, Maritime Skills and Shipyards (lodged on 28 April 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-2725 Glasgow to Host the 2007 UEFA Cup Final (lodged on 21 April 2005) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-2615 #Protecting Land Used for Organised Sport and Other Forms of Physical Activity (lodged on 18 March 2005) Marlyn Glen*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Adam Ingram*



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