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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3042 Mr Jack McConnell: Appointment of Junior Scottish Ministers—That the Parliament agrees that George Lyon and Robert Brown be appointed as junior Scottish Ministers.

*S2M-3041 Mr Jack McConnell: Appointment of Minister—That the Parliament agrees that Tavish Scott be appointed as a Minister.

*S2M-3040 Marlyn Glen: Dundee University and African Development—That the Parliament congratulates Dundee University on its established record in assisting countries in Africa to address issues of social, economic and health development through its imaginative healthcare schemes for the training of nurses and other professionals in the health sector, including creating scholarships for Rwandan women; notes its Centre for Medical Education and distance learning courses, its International Virtual Medical School and the research being done in life sciences by Professor Michael Ferguson and others on malaria and other tropical diseases which is expected to lead to improved drugs and treatments; commends the university for its sustained action in these areas over a number of years; welcomes the Scottish Executive’s and the UK Government’s commitment to tackling African debt at the G8 summit, and hopes that the work of Dundee University can inform the ongoing development of Africa.

*S2M-3039 Nicol Stephen: Transport (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Transport (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran*

*S2M-3038 Bruce Crawford: Zimbabwe—That the Parliament urges the Scottish Executive to make urgent representations to Her Majesty’s Government in respect of the Zimbabwean Government’s policy of "Murambatsvina" which is causing unnecessary displacement, starvation, misery and death to tens of thousands of the Zimbabwean population; calls on Her Majesty’s Government to suspend the possible deportation of the 116 Zimbabwean asylum seekers, currently held in the United Kingdom, until the internal crisis in Zimbabwe stabilises, and, to that end, supports the intervention of the United Nations and eagerly awaits the report of the UN’s Special Envoy, Anna Tibaijuka.

Supported by: Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Alex Neil*, Shiona Baird*, Rob Gibson*

*S2M-3037 Robin Harper: Friends of the Forth Funding Shortfall—That the Parliament notes the excellent work done by Forth Estuary Forum to raise awareness of the issue of coastal litter, remove litter and identify the sources of litter in the Forth through the highly successful Coastal Litter Campaign which ended after three years in 2004; recognises that the follow-on project, Friends of the Forth, will continue to work on the Coastal Litter Campaign; notes that funding for the Forum is time-limited and expires shortly and that there is a shortfall of £5,000 to start the project and draw on financial support already offered, and calls on the Scottish Executive to provide funding to enable this new project to commence.

*S2M-3036 Campbell Martin: Sir William Wallace—That the Parliament recognises the historic significance of the contribution of Sir William Wallace in fighting against the English occupation of Scotland and securing international recognition of the right of Scotland to exist as an independent nation; further recognises that Wallace’s example, heroism and devotion continue to be an inspiration to those Scots who seek the restoration of Scotland’s independence, and calls on the Scottish Executive to ensure that the Saltire of Scotland is flown at half mast from every public building in Scotland on 23 August 2005 in remembrance of William Wallace, who was kidnapped from Scotland and murdered in London on 23 August 1305.

*S2M-3035 Bruce Crawford: Andrew Murray—That the Parliament recognises the superb effort made by Scots tennis player, Andrew Murray from Dunblane, in reaching the third round of this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament; applauds him for the skill, tenacity and maturity that he displayed throughout the tournament which will stand him good stead as he goes on to represent Scotland and win major grand slam tennis tournaments in the future; is dismayed at the apparent lack of resources made available to support young sporting talent from Scotland, and urges the Scottish Executive to review the level of resources made available and how best existing resources can be used to identify, develop and support young sporting talent from Scotland to achieve its full potential.

Supported by: Alex Neil*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Rob Gibson*, Fergus Ewing*, Tricia Marwick*, Christine Grahame*

*S2M-3034 Sarah Boyack: Congratulations to Edinburgh Junior Chamber of Commerce—That the Parliament congratulates Edinburgh Junior Chamber of Commerce (EJCC) on the award of JCI Most Outstanding Local Chamber in Europe 2005 and also congratulates EJCC’s Melanie Harris for the individual award of JCI Best Local President in Europe 2004-05; commends the achievements of all Junior Chamber members and the wider JCI network in promoting a culture of social responsibility and entrepreneurship in young people; recognises the value of actively encouraging Scotland’s young people to develop themselves through involvement in community enterprise projects, and pledges support for the onward development of the JCI organisation in Scotland.

*S2M-3033# Dennis Canavan: Andy Murray—That the Parliament congratulates Andy Murray on his magnificent performance at Wimbledon; wishes him every success in his future career, and hopes that his example will be an inspiration to many other young Scots to strive for sporting excellence.

*S2M-3032 Mr Andrew Arbuckle: Keep Scotland Beautiful—That the Parliament welcomes the latest campaign by Keep Scotland Beautiful which, through adverts on the rear of buses, reminds motorists not to throw litter out of their vehicles and regrets that roadside litter, in addition to despoiling the countryside, costs the Scottish taxpayer £1 million a year in collection.

*S2M-3031 Des McNulty on behalf of the Finance Committee: 2nd Report of the Finance Committee, Cross-cutting Expenditure Review of Economic Development—That the Parliament notes the recommendations contained in the Finance Committee’s 2nd Report, 2005 (Session 2): Cross-cutting Expenditure Review of Economic Development (SP Paper 312).

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3029 Battle of Bannockburn (lodged on 24 June 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3028 Met Office, Aberdeen (lodged on 24 June 2005) Scott Barrie*, Marlyn Glen*, Sarah Boyack*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Ms Sandra White*, Shiona Baird*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Bill Butler*, Mr David Davidson*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Jackie Baillie*

S2M-3026 All-Write - in South Edinburgh (lodged on 23 June 2005) Jackie Baillie*, Colin Fox*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-3025 Preventing Childhood Obesity (lodged on 23 June 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3024 Plea to BBC to Recognise the Contribution and Sacrifice Made by Scots at the Battle of Trafalgar (lodged on 23 June 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3023 Obesity and Diabetes (lodged on 23 June 2005) Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Alex Johnstone*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Bill Aitken*

S2M-3022 Dunning Summit (lodged on 23 June 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3020# Invest in Local High Streets (lodged on 22 June 2005) Shiona Baird*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-3011 Congratulations to Arbroath High School (lodged on 21 June 2005) Mr Ted Brocklebank*

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

S2M-2994.1 Free Swimming Lessons in Aberdeen (lodged on 21 June 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2992 Huntington’s Awareness Week - 20 to 27 June 2005 (lodged on 20 June 2005) Trish Godman*

S2M-2991 Colitis and Crohn’s Week - 18 to 26 June 2005 (lodged on 20 June 2005) Mr Ted Brocklebank*

S2M-2988 Small Towns Review (lodged on 20 June 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-2987# Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (lodged on 17 June 2005) Shiona Baird*

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

S2M-2982# Scotland Supporting the Right to Die at Home (lodged on 16 June 2005) Mike Watson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Trish Godman*, Dennis Canavan*, Karen Whitefield*

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

S2M-2980 Upholding Rights at G8 (lodged on 16 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2978 Gleneagles Plan of Action (lodged on 16 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2976 Berries on the Menu (lodged on 16 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2975 Stage 3 of Major Bills (lodged on 16 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-2974 Welcome End to Slopping Out at HM Prison Edinburgh (lodged on 16 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

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

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

S2M-2970 The President of the United States of America’s Gas Bill (lodged on 15 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2969 Falling Public Support for ID Cards (lodged on 15 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*, Shiona Baird*

S2M-2965 Fantastic It’s Not Plastic (lodged on 14 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

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

S2M-2959 Knife Crime in Strathclyde (lodged on 13 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2956 Diabetes Week, 12 to 18 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-2955 Men’s Health Week, 13 to 19 June 2005 (lodged on 13 June 2005) Tommy Sheridan*

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

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

S2M-2918 Introduction of Scottish Bravery Award (lodged on 3 June 2005) Robin Harper*