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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4134 Mr Mark Ruskell: Wild Animals in Circuses—That the Parliament is concerned for the welfare of wild animals in circuses; commends the Born Free Foundation for its investigation into this issue and notes the findings of the scientifically based report by the Born Free Foundation and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; recognises that, due to their dependency on regular travel, circuses cannot provide sizeable and complex living conditions for wild animals; further recognises that, under such circumstances, satisfactory standards of welfare cannot be provided, and therefore supports the introduction of measures to end the use of wild animals in circuses.

*S2M-4133 Pauline McNeill: Unions Work: Rebuilding Scotland’s Trade Union Movement—That the Parliament joins with the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) in welcoming the rise in trade union membership levels in Scotland; acknowledges that statistics show that 2005 saw a rise of over 4,000 in the membership of STUC-affiliated trade unions, giving a membership density of some 33.7 per cent; believes that the increase in the number of women members is particular proof that Scotland’s unions are organising better, campaigning better and recruiting better around the issues that concern Scottish workers; believes that membership of a trade union remains the best way for individual workers to achieve better workplaces and a better Scotland; congratulates the STUC and its affiliates on the success of the "Unions Work" campaign, and declares that modern, growing trade unions are an important, indeed vital, part of both Scottish society and of the viability and future success of Scotland’s economy.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*

*S2M-4132 Stewart Stevenson: E85 Biofuel—That the Parliament notes the pilot introduction in Somerset, England, of E85 fuel, which is largely ethyl alcohol distilled from renewable resources and hence is nearly carbon neutral, and calls on the Scottish Executive to promote a pilot in Scotland which will have the benefits of raising awareness, moving local production of ethyl alcohol for fuel closer to being commercially attractive and giving Scottish farmers a new cash crop by growing a range of raw materials which may feed the distillation process.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mike Pringle*, Fergus Ewing*, Jim Mather*, Ms Sandra White*, Brian Adam*, Christine Grahame*

*S2M-4131 Lord James Douglas-Hamilton: Hand of Friendship and Fellowship Across Scotland—That the Parliament, recalling that King Robert I sent out his supporters after his enthronement in March 1306 to extend the hand of friendship and fellowship across Scotland, sends its greetings and best wishes to the descendants of those courageous and patriotic men and women as they gather from across the globe at Scone on 26 March 2006 to mark the 700th anniversary of the accession of Scotland’s Hero King.

*S2M-4130 Jackie Baillie on behalf of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee: 1st Report 2006 (Session 2) of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment on the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area—That the Parliament notes the 1st Report 2006 (Session 2) of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee, Appropriate Assessment on the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area (SP Paper 486), and agrees that the works proposed in the Bill will not adversely affect the integrity of the Firth of Forth Special Protection Area.

*S2M-4129 Jackie Baillie on behalf of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee: Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill be passed.

*S2M-4127 Alex Neil: Extension of Winter Fuel Payments to the Severely Disabled—That the Parliament believes that Her Majesty’s Government should extend the eligibility for receipt of winter fuel payments to include severely disabled people under the age of 60 who are presently in receipt of the middle rate or higher rate of the care component of the Disability Living Allowance and on the higher rate of the mobility component and commends the newspaper, Disability Now, funded by the organisation, Scope, for its campaign to achieve this aim.

Supported by: Ms Sandra White*

*S2M-4126 Karen Gillon: Congratulations to Scottish Swimmers—That the Parliament congratulates Scottish swimmers, Caitlin McClatchey and David Carry, on their stunning gold medal wins on first day of the Commonwealth Games and hopes that these early successes will be an inspiration to others as the games progress.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*, Murray Tosh*

*S2M-4125 Dennis Canavan: Congratulations to Caitlin McClatchey and David Carry—That the Parliament congratulates Caitlin McClatchey and David Carry on winning gold medals for swimming at the Commonwealth Games and wishes every success to all of Scotland’s participants.

Supported by: Mr John Swinney*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, John Swinburne*, Bill Butler*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Michael Matheson*, Nora Radcliffe*, Stewart Stevenson*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Richard Lochhead*, Alex Johnstone*, Rob Gibson*, Rosie Kane*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Brian Adam*, Eleanor Scott*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Fergus Ewing*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Carolyn Leckie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Frances Curran*, Christine Grahame*, Campbell Martin*, Karen Gillon*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Ms Sandra White*, Trish Godman*, Shiona Baird*, Murdo Fraser*

*S2M-4056.1 Jeremy Purvis: Abbotsford House - Home of Sir Walter Scott—As an amendment to motion (S2M-4056) in the name of Christine Grahame, leave out from "calls on" to end and insert "notes that we can look to Sir Walter Scott for the most apt description of those list MSPs seeking to be seen as constituency MSPs in "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, Marmion), and notes that the MSP for Abbotsford and Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale has already met, and will continue to work with, Scottish Borders Council, the Scottish Executive, national cultural bodies and local literary figures to discuss the future potential of this remarkable asset to the Borders and to Scotland."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4124 Tourette Scotland (lodged on 15 March 2006) Rosie Kane*, Eleanor Scott*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Derek Brownlee*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Fergusson*, Alex Johnstone*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Bruce Crawford*, Frances Curran*, Christine Grahame*, Carolyn Leckie*, Bill Aitken*, Mary Scanlon*, Tommy Sheridan*, Tricia Marwick*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Shiona Baird*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4122 Artists’ Rates of Pay (lodged on 15 March 2006) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4121 Support the Strike for Pension Rights on 28 March 2006 (lodged on 15 March 2006) Ms Sandra White*, Campbell Martin*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-4120 Outreach Services (lodged on 15 March 2006) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4119 Lothian Buses Fares Increases (lodged on 15 March 2006) Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Margaret Smith*

S2M-4118 Unbearable Cruelty (lodged on 15 March 2006) Rosie Kane*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*, Mark Ballard*, Patrick Harvie*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4117 Mehmet Tarhan is Free (lodged on 15 March 2006) Rosie Kane*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Richard Lochhead*, Carolyn Leckie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4113 Closure of Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (lodged on 14 March 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Alex Neil*

S2M-4111 Congratulations to West Lothian Council (lodged on 14 March 2006) Sarah Boyack*

S2M-4104 Tesco (lodged on 14 March 2006) Rosie Kane*, Dr Jean Turner*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Richard Baker*, Mr John Swinney*, Tommy Sheridan*, Karen Gillon*

S2M-4103# Strathaven Academy (lodged on 13 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-4102 Meet the Patients (lodged on 13 March 2006) Jeremy Purvis*

S2M-4101# Post Office Card Accounts (lodged on 13 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*

S2M-4100 NHS Prescription Charges (lodged on 13 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-4099 Jimmy Johnstone: A True Legend (lodged on 13 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Rosie Kane*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4098 Jimmy "Jinky" Johnstone (lodged on 13 March 2006) Rosie Kane*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4096 Brain Injury Awareness Week: 13 to 19 March 2006 (lodged on 10 March 2006) Brian Adam*, Frances Curran*, Rosie Kane*

S2M-4094 Scottish Paramedic Relief Squad (lodged on 9 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4093 Prescription Charge Exemption for Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers (lodged on 9 March 2006) Frances Curran*, Linda Fabiani*, Carolyn Leckie*, John Swinburne*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Dr Jean Turner*, Ms Sandra White*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-4092 Give Cyclists Room (lodged on 9 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Frances Curran*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4091# RIP Cigarettes (lodged on 9 March 2006) John Swinburne*

S2M-4090 National Science Week 2006 (lodged on 9 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4087 Congratulations to Sharon Colman on her Oscar Nomination (lodged on 8 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4086 Scotland’s Return to the EU Beef Market (lodged on 8 March 2006) John Swinburne*

S2M-4085 Compensation for Public Sector Housing Relocations (lodged on 8 March 2006) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4084 Withdraw Troops from Iraq (lodged on 8 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4083 Support Aberdeen Strikers (lodged on 8 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4082 The End of Ivor Cutler (lodged on 8 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4080# Supporters Direct in Scotland (lodged on 8 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4078 Solar Panels at Culduthel Farm (lodged on 7 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4072 "I am concerned for you to enjoy yourself within the limits of British decency" - Death of Ivor Cutler (lodged on 7 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4068 50th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (lodged on 7 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-4067 No Smoking Day 2006 - "Serious About Stopping?...You Can Do It!" (lodged on 7 March 2006) John Swinburne*

S2M-4064 Congratulations for Glasgow’s Fairtrade Status (lodged on 7 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4062 St Andrews - The Best Place in Scotland to Bring up Children (lodged on 6 March 2006) John Swinburne*

S2M-4061 Nuclear Power in Scotland (lodged on 6 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4059 Stop the Traffik (lodged on 3 March 2006) Richard Lochhead*, Pauline McNeill*, Eleanor Scott*, Brian Adam*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*, Bill Butler*, Rosie Kane*, Marlyn Glen*, Jackie Baillie*, Stewart Stevenson*, Margaret Jamieson*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Jim Mather*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Murray Tosh*, Tommy Sheridan*, Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*, Christine May*, Bruce Crawford*, Trish Godman*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-4057# 20th Anniversary of Nuclear Accident at Chernobyl (lodged on 2 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4056 Abbotsford House - Home of Sir Walter Scott (lodged on 2 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4055 Congratulations to Puerto Rico (lodged on 2 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4053 Save Borderline Theatre Company! (lodged on 2 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4052# New Powers for Credit Unions (lodged on 2 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4050 Renaming of Prestwick International Airport (lodged on 2 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4049.1 Removal of Tolls from the Erskine Bridge (lodged on 15 March 2006) Brian Adam*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4048 Neptune Warrior Military Exercises (lodged on 1 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4043 National Business Plan Competition (lodged on 1 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4037 Action Mesothelioma (lodged on 28 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4025 Andy Murray British Number 1 (lodged on 28 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4023 International Self Harm Awareness Day (lodged on 27 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4018 Labour Party’s New Policy on Nuclear Power (lodged on 28 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4011# Fairtrade Fortnight (lodged on 24 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4010 The Hidden Heroes of the NHS (lodged on 24 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4009 British and American Nuclear Testing (lodged on 23 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-4007 Tartan for the Royal Regiment of Scotland: Robert Noble and Company (lodged on 23 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-3999 The Scottish Parliament as a Showcase for Scottish Publishing (lodged on 22 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-3983# The Trafficking of Impoverished Women into Forced Prostitution in Scotland (lodged on 21 February 2006) Linda Fabiani*

S2M-3866 Replacement of Trident (lodged on 24 January 2006) Bruce Crawford*, Mrs Margaret Ewing*

S2M-3739 Home Education (lodged on 14 December 2005) Mr Bruce McFee*

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