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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3026 Mike Pringle:All-Write - in South Edinburgh—That the Parliament congratulates all those involved in production of the new book, All Write - in South Edinburgh; pays tribute to the Community Learning Groups at Burdiehouse/Southhouse, Gilmerton and Inch Community Centres, Goodtrees Neighbourhood Centre, Henderson Resource Centre, Deanbank Centre, Gracemount Leisure Centre and Woodhall at the Inch, as well as many individual adult learners who contributed stories, poems and photographs to the project; thanks all the volunteers and staff who gave their time and effort; acknowledges the support of Learning Connections (Communities Scotland), Community Learning and Numeracy (CLAN) Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council, and wishes all the learners every success in the future.

* S2M-3025 Eleanor Scott:Preventing Childhood Obesity—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of Preventing childhood obesity by the British Medical Association (BMA); notes with concern that nearly one-in-three Scottish children are overweight by the age of 12, that around half of 13-year-olds drink sugary drinks and eat sweets every day, while less than one quarter eat vegetables every day and that less than one third of 13-year-old girls and less than half of boys meet the guidelines for moderate physical activity; further notes that recent research indicates that the treatment of ill health caused by poor diet costs the NHS over £170 million per year; further notes, while commending initiatives taken by the Scottish Executive to date to address the issue, the BMA’s recommendations, in particular those on mandatory standards for school meals, on banning the sale of unhealthy food and drink products in schools and on improving access to sport and recreation facilities within schools and communities, and calls on the Executive to go further and adopt these recommendations in its attempts to improve Scotland’s health.

* S2M-3024 Bruce Crawford:Plea to BBC to Recognise the Contribution and Sacrifice Made by Scots at the Battle of Trafalgar—That the Parliament notes that the BBC website has an article recording the fact that it is 200 years since the British fleet defeated Napoleon’s combined French and Spanish forces at the Battle of Trafalgar; expresses its disappointment that the map of the battle, supporting the article, describes the British forces as being English, and exhorts the BBC to amend the map to reflect accurately the historical fact that it was a British fleet, therefore properly recognising the contribution and sacrifice made by the many Scots who helped secure the famous victory.

* S2M-3023 Mr David Davidson:Obesity and Diabetes—That the Parliament recognises that obesity plays a significant part in the development of type 2 diabetes whose unchecked growth in numbers places considerable strain on NHS resources; acknowledges that early intervention after detection of impaired glucose tolerance can help to postpone or prevent the progression to type 2 diabetes and would be consistent with the recommendations in the Kerr report, and urges the Scottish Executive, in considering the new priorities for the Scottish Diabetes Framework, to include weight management for those patients where there is evidence of impaired glucose tolerance.

* S2M-3022 Roseanna Cunningham:Dunning Summit—That the Parliament welcomes the Dunning summit which will be held from 28 to 30 June 2005 in Dunning, Perthshire; notes that 22 delegates will be attending from nine African countries; commends the people of Dunning for organising this event; awaits with anticipation the final communiqu é from the event, which will be delivered to the G8 by bike by the local police officer, and urges the delegates to the G8 summit to give consideration to the outcome of this excellent example of positive engagement between the people of Strathearn and the issues involved in the G8 summit.

Supported by: Eleanor Scott*, Brian Adam*, Mr John Swinney*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Fiona Hyslop*, Bruce Crawford*, Karen Gillon*, Jim Mather*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Rob Gibson*, Linda Fabiani*, Patrick Harvie*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Chris Ballance*, Robin Harper*, Phil Gallie*, Alex Neil*, Shiona Baird*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3020 #Invest in Local High Streets (lodged on 22 June 2005) Mark Ballard*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, John Swinburne*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-3011 Congratulations to Arbroath High School (lodged on 21 June 2005) Mr David Davidson*, Phil Gallie*, Bill Aitken*

S2M-2994 Free Swimming Lessons in Aberdeen (lodged on 21 June 2005) Robin Harper*

S2M-2994.2 Free Swimming Lessons in Aberdeen (lodged on 21 June 2005) Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-2993 Tackling Homophobic Bullying (lodged on 21 June 2005) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Iain Smith*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-2992 Huntington’s Awareness Week - 20 to 27 June 2005 (lodged on 20 June 2005) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, John Scott*, Bill Aitken*, John Swinburne*

S2M-2991 Colitis and Crohn’s Week - 18 to 26 June 2005 (lodged on 20 June 2005) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, John Scott*, Bill Aitken*

S2M-2990 Africa: Up in Smoke? (lodged on 20 June 2005) Mark Ballard*, Robin Harper*

S2M-2988 Small Towns Review (lodged on 20 June 2005) Shiona Baird*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Robin Harper*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Ms Sandra White*, John Swinburne*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-2987 #Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (lodged on 17 June 2005) Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-2987.1 #Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (lodged on 21 June 2005) Bristow Muldoon*

S2M-2982 #Scotland Supporting the Right to Die at Home (lodged on 16 June 2005) Alex Fergusson*, Mark Ballard*, Eleanor Scott*, David McLetchie*, Robin Harper*, Scott Barrie*, Chris Ballance*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Karen Gillon*, Ms Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*, Shiona Baird*, Robert Brown*, Margaret Jamieson*, Patrick Harvie*, Mr David Davidson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, John Swinburne*, Paul Martin*

S2M-2981 London Assembly Rejects ID Cards (lodged on 16 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2979 Renewable Opportunities in Scotland (lodged on 16 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2976 Berries on the Menu (lodged on 16 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2975 Stage 3 of Major Bills (lodged on 16 June 2005) John Scott*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2973 Statues of Justice and Mercy (lodged on 15 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2972 Violation of Human Rights Prevented in China (lodged on 15 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2971 Tartan Army Supporting the Children of Belarus (lodged on 15 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2969 Falling Public Support for ID Cards (lodged on 15 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2967 #Supporting School Science (lodged on 15 June 2005) Mrs Nanette Milne*

S2M-2966 #Arjo Wiggins’ Corpach Paper Mill (lodged on 15 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Fergus Ewing*, Rob Gibson*

S2M-2960 Commemoration of Spanish Civil War Veteran, George Dickie (lodged on 13 June 2005) Alex Fergusson*

S2M-2956 Diabetes Week, 12 to 18 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Iain Smith*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2955 Men’s Health Week, 13 to 19 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Iain Smith*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2954 World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2953 #Proposed Closure of Carrongrove Paper Mill (lodged on 13 June 2005) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-2945 Traffic and Travel Information in South-West Scotland (lodged on 9 June 2005) John Scott*

S2M-2919 Abolition of Prescription Charges for Chronic Conditions (lodged on 3 June 2005) Mr Andrew Welsh*