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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a declarable interest are marked with an "R".An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S2M-3247# Helen Eadie: International Credit Union Day 2005—That the Parliament notes that International Credit Union Day will take place on 20 October 2005; recognises that 2005 has been another continued year of growth for the credit union movement in Scotland; further notes that credit unions are now eligible to apply for services of general economic interest status, allowing for government funding to provide simple financial products targeted at the financially excluded; applauds the work being done by credit unions to encourage savings and provide low cost loans to their members, and believes that credit unions have a valuable and unique role to play in tackling financial exclusion in Scotland.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3246 Amazon Ferry (lodged on 7 September 2005) Ms Wendy Alexander*, Shiona Baird*, Chris Ballance*, Bill Butler*, Alex Fergusson*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Cathie Craigie*, Helen Eadie*, Linda Fabiani*, Rob Gibson*, Karen Gillon*, Trish Godman*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, John Home Robertson*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Christine May*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Eleanor Scott*, Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Karen Whitefield*, Susan Deacon*, Michael Matheson*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr John Swinney*, Christine Grahame*, Sarah Boyack*, Ms Sandra White*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-3245# Communication Impairment (lodged on 7 September 2005) Brian Adam*, Chris Ballance*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Murdo Fraser*, Robin Harper*, Margaret Mitchell*, Eleanor Scott*, Alex Neil*, John Scott*, Murray Tosh*, Shiona Baird*, Donald Gorrie*, Ms Sandra White*, Mary Scanlon*, Bill Aitken*

S2M-3243# Supporters Hope that SFA will Admit John Thomson to Hall of Fame (lodged on 7 September 2005) Jackie Baillie*, Trish Godman*, Robin Harper*, Alex Johnstone*, Michael McMahon*, Michael Matheson*, Cathy Peattie*, John Swinburne*

S2M-3242# Scottish Food Fortnight (lodged on 7 September 2005) Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Mr John Swinney*, Murdo Fraser*, Karen Gillon*, Nora Radcliffe*, Shiona Baird*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S2M-3241 Oban Airport (lodged on 7 September 2005) Robin Harper*, Michael Matheson*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-3240# Looked-after Young People (lodged on 7 September 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3236 Software Freedom Day (lodged on 7 September 2005) Shiona Baird*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3232 Pregnant and Productive (lodged on 6 September 2005) Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*, Shiona Baird*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-3231# World Alzheimer’s Day - 21 September 2005 (lodged on 6 September 2005) Ms Wendy Alexander*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr John Swinney*, Cathie Craigie*, Karen Gillon*, Christine May*, Trish Godman*, Alex Neil*, John Scott*, Shiona Baird*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*, John Swinburne*

S2M-3226# Summer Academy @ Strathclyde (lodged on 5 September 2005) Karen Gillon*, Alex Neil*, John Scott*, Donald Gorrie*, Cathy Peattie*

S2M-3225 International Suicide Prevention Week: "Help a Friend Stay in the Game" (lodged on 5 September 2005) Karen Gillon*, John Scott*

S2M-3224 Don’t Shop at Supermarkets Day (lodged on 2 September 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3223 Support for the Scottish Football Team (lodged on 2 September 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3221 Removal of Asylum Seekers’ Children (lodged on 1 September 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-3220# The Future Provision of Emergency and Unscheduled Care Services in Ayrshire and Arran (lodged on 1 September 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3219# Future of Crofting (lodged on 1 September 2005) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr David Davidson*, Mary Scanlon*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*

S2M-3218 Stop Climate Chaos (lodged on 1 September 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3217 Folding Bicycles (lodged on 31 August 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3216 Condolences to the People of Baghdad (lodged on 31 August 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Donald Gorrie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-3215 Goats, A Pair of Oxen and a Plough (lodged on 31 August 2005) Tommy Sheridan*, Nora Radcliffe*, Shiona Baird*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3214 Sustainable Timber Certification Standards (lodged on 31 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3213 Big Lottery Seniors Fund (lodged on 31 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3212 Eco Prize for Creativity (lodged on 31 August 2005) Nora Radcliffe*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3202 Costs of Backing the British Council (lodged on 29 August 2005) Alex Neil*

S2M-3201 Slow Food UK (lodged on 29 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3193 Drug and Alcohol Project (Levenmouth) (lodged on 29 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*, Cathy Peattie*

S2M-3192 Arbroath Abbey Pageant Society (lodged on 26 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3191# Walk for Wallace (lodged on 26 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3190# Supply of Affordable Housing in Rural Areas (lodged on 26 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3177 Aberdeen City Council Pay Restructuring (lodged on 24 August 2005) Helen Eadie*

S2M-3176 Clydesdale Bank Branch Closures in the North East (lodged on 23 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3174 Scottish Regimental Cap Badges (lodged on 22 August 2005) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-3171# Victims’ Rights (lodged on 19 August 2005) Helen Eadie*, Cathy Peattie*

S2M-3168 Sculpture for Women of Suffrage (lodged on 18 August 2005) Helen Eadie*

S2M-3163 Glasgow’s Bid for Commonwealth Games (lodged on 17 August 2005) Helen Eadie*, John Scott*

S2M-3155# Accident Record on the A9 (lodged on 15 August 2005) Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr David Davidson*, John Farquhar Munro*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-3115 Funding of Scottish Civic Forum (lodged on 20 July 2005) Marlyn Glen*

S2M-2977# 50 Years of Chapelcross (lodged on 16 June 2005) Mary Scanlon*

S2M-2758# A 21st Century Bridge for 21st Century Fife (lodged on 3 May 2005) Helen Eadie*

S2M-2653 Breakthrough Breast Cancer Drug (lodged on 24 March 2005) Helen Eadie*