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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4205# Christine Grahame: Closure of Borders CABx—That the Parliament notes with concern the closure of four Citizens Advice Bureaux (CABx) in the Scottish Borders, at Jedburgh, Innerleithen, Coldstream and Chirnside; further notes that four other centres at Galashiels, Hawick, Peebles and Berwickshire are having their hours of opening severely cut; commends the work of CABx in the Borders which, as elsewhere in Scotland, provide free and accessible services on complex issues such as debt, benefits, housing, employment and family relationships, often to the most vulnerable people, and recognises that last year these offices recovered a total of £2.5 million for clients and therefore that immediate support should be provided by the Scottish government to prevent these cuts in service.

*S2M-4204 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during the Final Stage of the Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill, the debate on groups of amendments shall be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated (that time being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when the meeting of the Parliament is suspended or otherwise not in progress):

Groups 1 to 4 - 35 minutes
Groups 5 to 7 - 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4203 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 19 April 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by European and External Relations Committee Debate: European Commission’s Legislative and Work Programme 2006

followed by Procedures Committee Debate: 2nd Report 2006: Procedures relating to Crown appointments

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 20 April 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Non-Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;
Finance and Public Services and Communities

2.55 pm Executive Debate: Civil Justice Reform

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 26 April 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Debate: Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Police and Justice Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 27 April 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Environment and Rural Development;
Health and Community Care

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4202 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Rule 2.7.2—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 2.7.2 that the Parliament shall meet in Committee Rooms 2 and 6 of the Parliament at Holyrood as recommended by the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body until 21 April 2006.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4201 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Establishment of Committee—That the Parliament agrees to establish a committee of the Parliament as follows:

Name of Committee: Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Bill Committee;
Remit: To consider and report to the Parliament on the Edinburgh Airport Railway Link Bill;
Duration: Until the Bill has received Royal Assent, falls or is withdrawn;
Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Labour Party and the Deputy Convener will be a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party;
Membership: Christine Grahame, Jamie McGrigor, Iain Smith, Elaine Smith, Charlie Gordon.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4200 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 30 March 2006—

Thursday 30 March 2006

delete,

2.55 pm Executive Debate: Curriculum Review

and after,

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning;
Justice and Law Officers

insert,

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: Scottish Enterprise

followed by Executive Debate: Curriculum Review

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4199 Irene Oldfather: James Watt College—That the Parliament recognises the contribution that James Watt College makes to the local communities and economies of Kilwinning, Greenock and Largs; welcomes the educational opportunities that the college and its staff provide for, on average, 150,000 students per year, including international students and those with additional support needs; notes with regret the present operational difficulties facing the college; further regrets the breakdown of communication in informing staff and stakeholders of these difficulties; calls for urgent action and partnership working by all parties involved, and urges all parties to get back round the table to resume discussions in order to avoid damaging industrial action.

*S2M-4198 Christine Grahame: Palestinian Children’s Images Exhibition - Life Under Occupation—That the Parliament sends its greetings to the children of Palestine; recognises the difficult circumstances in which they are growing up, as illustrated in the pictures displayed in the Parliament’s Garden Lobby with images of terror and hardship and of a lost childhood; thanks the children for the paintings they have made which portray in simple but disturbing images the life of children under occupation, and conveys its heartfelt wishes for a peaceful future for them soon.

*S2M-4197 Shona Robison: Bridge Tolls—That the Parliament agrees that the tolls on the Tay bridge should be removed.

Supported by: Alasdair Morgan*

*S2M-4196 Michael Matheson: Sport—That the Parliament congratulates Team Scotland for winning 29 medals at the 18th Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, which is the largest number of medals ever won by a Scottish team at an overseas games; recognises that this success is due to the hard work and dedication of our athletes and coaching staff; believes that Team Scotland’s success in Melbourne should act as a springboard to ensure even greater success for our sportsmen and women in the international sporting arena and will also inspire many young Scots to participate in sport; recognises that access to good sporting facilities plays a significant role in the development of our nation’s sporting talent, and calls on the Scottish Executive to publish sportscotland’s audit of local sports facilities to ensure that the necessary facilities are in place to develop our future sporting talent.

Supported by: Alasdair Morgan*

*S2M-4195<> Pauline McNeill: Global Stop TB Campaign: World TB Day and Sir John Crofton—That the Parliament congratulates the Stop TB Partnership on the success of this year’s World TB Day, which took place on 23 March 2006, and acknowledges that each year nearly two million people die and nine million become sick with tuberculosis (TB) despite the disease being both preventable and curable; recognises that TB is a global pandemic and an emergency in Africa and Eastern Europe; further notes that TB is the biggest killer of people with HIV/AIDS; welcomes the launch of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 which, if implemented, will lead to 14 million more lives being saved over the next decade and to Millennium Development Goal targets on TB being met, and further recognises the contribution of Sir John Crofton who has helped save as many as 10 million lives worldwide as a result of his pioneering work at Edinburgh University between 1952 and 1977.

*S2M-4194 Roseanna Cunningham: Red Hackles Against the Mergers—That the Parliament laments the passing of the Black Watch; commiserates with all serving and past soldiers of the regiment and their friends and families; commends the campaign to retain the regiment, and condemns the Westminster Government for its disregard for the history and traditions of the regiment.

*S2M-4193 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Tourist Boards (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 30 June 2006.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4192 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 30 June 2006.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4191 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to Scottish Ministers) (No.2) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4190 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Modification Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4189 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Amendment) (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4188 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Charity Test (Specified Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4187 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4186 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Community Justice Authorities (Establishment, Constitution and Proceedings) (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4185 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Education Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4184 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that Bill Aitken be appointed to replace Miss Annabel Goldie as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Justice 1 Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4183 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that Mrs Nanette Milne be appointed to replace Bill Aitken as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4182 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Robin Harper be appointed to replace Chris Ballance on the Procedures Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4181 Chris Ballance: Election in Belarus—That the Parliament expresses concern that international observers have criticised the election process in Belarus; notes that the opposition suffered "a pattern of intimidation"; further notes that the President, Mr Lukashenko, has said that his police would "wring the necks" of anyone caught protesting; notes the lack of freedom of expression afforded to writers in Belarus, and supports EU proposals for targeted sanctions against Belarus.

*S2M-4180 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Congratulations to North and East Ayrshire TISEE—That the Parliament congratulates the North and East Ayrshire TISEE (Transition into Supportive Education and Employment) programme organisers and participants on the success of the programme; recognises that, in order to take forward the findings of the programme, further funding from the Scottish Executive will be required, and asks the Scottish Executive to provide additional funding in order to further develop findings from the project.

Supported by: Donald Gorrie*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4179 Planning for Success (lodged on 27 March 2006) Michael Matheson*

S2M-4178<> Unchecked Spiral in Land Prices (lodged on 27 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-4177 Health and Safety at Work (lodged on 24 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4176 Fairtrade NUS (lodged on 24 March 2006) Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Donald Gorrie*, Eleanor Scott*

S2M-4175 Anti-Trades Union Practices at Asda Wal-Mart (lodged on 24 March 2006) Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Jackie Baillie*, Trish Godman*, Eleanor Scott*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4173 Whisky Duty on Ice (lodged on 23 March 2006) Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-4172 An Energy Institute for the Energy Capital (lodged on 23 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-4171# Ensuring the Independence of Scottish National Statistics (lodged on 23 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-4170 Redundancies at James Watt College (lodged on 23 March 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4169 Congratulations to Scotland’s Paralympic Curling Team (lodged on 23 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-4168 Taiwan’s Exclusion from the WHO: Avian Flu (lodged on 23 March 2006) Mrs Nanette Milne*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4167 Public Information Broadcasts in the South of Scotland (lodged on 22 March 2006) Michael Matheson*

S2M-4166 Early Morning Raids: Mary Semirimu (lodged on 22 March 2006) Robin Harper*, Donald Gorrie*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-4150 Transport and General Workers Union "Free to Pee" Campaign (lodged on 21 March 2006) Robin Harper*, Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-4134 Wild Animals in Circuses (lodged on 16 March 2006) Robin Harper*

S2M-4133 Unions Work: Rebuilding Scotland’s Trade Union Movement (lodged on 16 March 2006) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-4131 Hand of Friendship and Fellowship Across Scotland (lodged on 16 March 2006) John Scott*

S2M-4120 Outreach Services (lodged on 15 March 2006) Mrs Nanette Milne*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-4094 Scottish Paramedic Relief Squad (lodged on 9 March 2006) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-4092 Give Cyclists Room (lodged on 9 March 2006) Maureen Macmillan*

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