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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 submitted for members’ business in the Parliament but which have not yet received the requisite cross-party support are marked with a diamond 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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3670 Malcolm Chisholm: Violence Against Women—That the Parliament believes that the International Day of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence are vital in continuing to raise awareness of violence against women; supports the work of the Scottish Executive in seeking to challenge violence against women in its commitment to the new Violence Against Women Fund and the Rape Crisis Specific Fund; welcomes the work of the Scottish Law Commission and Crown Office to review the law on rape and its investigation and prosecution to ensure it is effective, fair and robust, and, in particular, supports all efforts to challenge the attitudes which place the blame on the woman and not the perpetrator, thereby allowing gender-based violence including domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault to continue.

Supported by: Johann Lamont*

*S2M-3669 Rosie Kane: Donation to Glasgow Dog and Cat Home—That the Parliament pays tribute to Kate and Rikki Fulton, who left £800,000 to Glasgow Dog and Cat Home in their will; recognises the generosity of Mr and Mrs Fulton, which is in stark contrast to the terrible cruelty reported recently where some young people in Glasgow killed a hamster by tying it to a firework and lighting it; is concerned that incidents of animal cruelty appear to be on the increase, and finally congratulates the Scottish SPCA for the great work it does in caring for vulnerable and sick animals.

*S2M-3668 Margaret Smith: Fairbridge in Scotland—That the Parliament notes the recent annual review of Fairbridge in Scotland, No Laughing Matter; congratulates Fairbridge in Scotland on another successful year of working with more socially excluded young people in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee than ever before; recognises the contribution made by Fairbridge in Scotland to tackling the NEETS agenda; considers that informal education and learning through experience play a vital part in the work of the voluntary sector in re-engaging with hard-to-reach young people, and welcomes the intention of Fairbridge to expand its services into other communities of need over the next four years.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-3666 Scottish Empowerment Awards (lodged on 1 December 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3664 Peace and Justice for the People of Chechnya (lodged on 30 November 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3661 World Heritage Site Status for the Forth Rail Bridge (lodged on 30 November 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3656<> Scottish Children and Fuel Poverty (lodged on 29 November 2005) Richard Lochhead*, Robin Harper*

S2M-3654 Senior Citizens Scotland (lodged on 29 November 2005) Christine Grahame*

S2M-3649 Swiss Say No to GMOs (lodged on 29 November 2005) Shiona Baird*, Phil Gallie*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-3647 Asthma UK Scotland Initiative, Out There and Active (lodged on 29 November 2005) Phil Gallie*, Pauline McNeill*, Cathy Peattie*

S2M-3646 Positive Action in Housing (lodged on 28 November 2005) Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-3645 Fair Trade in Schools (lodged on 28 November 2005) Phil Gallie*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-3644 Black Watch Red Hackle (lodged on 28 November 2005) Phil Gallie*

S2M-3642# Beauly to Denny Power Line: Concerns Over Increase of Childhood Leukaemia (lodged on 28 November 2005) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-3641 Congratulations to Arran Schools on Improvements to School Meals (lodged on 28 November 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-3640 Humanitarian Crisis in Pakistan (lodged on 28 November 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-3639 Opposition to Nuclear Power (lodged on 28 November 2005) Iain Smith*

S2M-3638 World AIDS Day 2005: Red Ribbon (lodged on 28 November 2005) Frances Curran*, Robin Harper*, Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*, Pauline McNeill*, Cathy Peattie*, Iain Smith*

S2M-3632 Parliament Welcomes the Civil Partnership Act (lodged on 24 November 2005) Iain Smith*

S2M-3618 FSB Report - The Future of the High Street (lodged on 22 November 2005) Robin Harper*

S2M-3592 Every Penny Counts for Mature Students (lodged on 16 November 2005) Fiona Hyslop*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-3592.1 Every Penny Counts for Mature Students (lodged on 23 November 2005) Cathy Peattie*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-3562 World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse (lodged on 14 November 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-3560 Stirling Students’ Support for Palestinian Right to Education Campaign (lodged on 11 November 2005) Rosie Kane*

S2M-3557 Congratulations to St Mirren Football Club (lodged on 10 November 2005) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-3551 T in the Park Success at UK Festival Awards 2005 (lodged on 9 November 2005) Brian Adam*

S2M-3530 Holocaust Memorial Day (lodged on 7 November 2005) John Swinburne*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S2M-3417 Muscular Dystrophy "My Life" Campaign (lodged on 14 October 2005) Marlyn Glen*

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