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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 eligible for consideration 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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

( A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at:

New and altered motions and amendments

*S2M-3253 Tavish Scott: Clyde and Hebrides Lifeline Ferry Services—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Executive’s further detailed consideration of the EU requirements relating to the Clyde and Hebrides lifeline ferry services; notes the serious consequences of these services not being compatible with the regulations; recognises the Executive’s commitment to secure the continued employment of the Caledonian MacBrayne workforce and the protection of their terms, conditions and pension rights, and acknowledges that the tendering of the Clyde and Hebrides lifeline ferry services is required to protect these vital services.

Supported by: Ms Margaret Curran*

*S2M-3252 Mike Pringle: Trams Come Early to Edinburgh—That the Parliament welcomes the arrival of a replica tram in East Princes Street Gardens from 8 to 23 September 2005; further welcomes the chance for the public to have the opportunity to inspect what a modern, accessible tram looks like; notes the benefits which trams will bring as part of an integrated transport system in the city; encourages everyone to visit the exhibition and inspect the tram for themselves, and looks forward to the reintroduction of trams to Scotland’s capital.

*S2M-3251 Mr Brian Monteith: Free Use of MECS—That the Parliament notes the decision of Stirling Council to introduce an annual charge of £52 for use of the Mobile Emergency Care System (MECS); believes that the charge is a significant cost for many vulnerable pensioners; further believes that the charge makes a mockery of the Scottish Executive’s much-vaunted claims of free personal care for the elderly, and calls on Stirling Council to remove the charge with immediate effect to ensure that this valuable service is available free to some of the Stirling community’s most vulnerable people.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3249 Protection of Australian Old Growth Forest and Sustainable Timber Certification Standards (lodged on 9 September 2005) Mark Ballard*, Patrick Harvie*, Chris Ballance*, Robin Harper*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-3246 Amazon Ferry (lodged on 7 September 2005) Marlyn Glen*

S2M-3245# Communication Impairment (lodged on 7 September 2005) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-3243# Supporters Hope that SFA will Admit John Thomson to Hall of Fame (lodged on 7 September 2005) Scott Barrie*

S2M-3242# Scottish Food Fortnight (lodged on 7 September 2005) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

S2M-3231# World Alzheimer’s Day - 21 September 2005 (lodged on 6 September 2005) Mr David Davidson*

S2M-3225 International Suicide Prevention Week: "Help a Friend Stay in the Game" (lodged on 5 September 2005) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-3204# Planning Applications for Wind Power Developments (lodged on 30 August 2005) Mr David Davidson*

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

S2M-3171# Victims’ Rights (lodged on 19 August 2005) Pauline McNeill*, Irene Oldfather*

S2M-3156 Memorial to Scottish Women’s Hospitals and the "Dames Ecossaises" (lodged on 15 August 2005) Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*