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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4221 Linda Fabiani on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: The European Commission’s Work Programme 2006—That the Parliament notes the European Commission’s Legislative and Work Programme for 2006 and its importance for the work of the Parliament and its committees and to Scotland.

*S2M-4220 Shona Robison: Caledonia Youth Funding Cuts—That the Parliament notes with concern the funding cuts to Caledonia Youth in Dundee; understands that Caledonia Youth provides sexual health education and advice to Dundee’s youths and vulnerable adults; notes that in 2003-04 Dundee recorded the highest rate of teenage pregnancy at 64.4 per 1,000 against the national average of 42.4 per 1,000; recognises the excellent work carried out by the Corner Project, but believes that Dundee requires more, not fewer, services to tackle its teenage pregnancy problems; further notes that the closure of this facility will not only mean that Tayside will be losing five highly skilled professionals but that the young people who rely on this service will be missing out on much needed support, and calls on NHS Tayside to reconsider this decision.

*S2M-4219 Donald Gorrie on behalf of the Procedures Committee: Procedures relating to Crown Appointments—That the Parliament notes the Procedures Committee’s 2nd Report 2006 (Session 2), Procedures relating to Crown appointments (SP Paper 515); endorses its conclusions and recommendations, and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 20 April 2006.

*S2M-4218 Brian Adam on behalf of the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill Committee: Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill be passed.

S2M-4216 Richard Lochhead: The Spiralling Cost of the Nuclear Clean-Up—That the Parliament notes with great concern the news that the clean-up cost for existing nuclear facilities is set to rise by £*14* billion to £*70* billion; believes that this highlights that nuclear power is expensive as well as dangerous and dirty; considers that Scotland has no need for new nuclear power stations which, according to the UK Government-appointed Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, if built, would produce radioactive waste nine times stronger than currently exists and will cost billions of pounds to both build and clean up, and also believes that we should reject Labour’s nuclear ambitions, while promoting clean and safe energy technologies with which Scotland has the potential to lead the world.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*, Frances Curran*

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.

Supported by: Sarah Boyack*, Helen Eadie*, Marlyn Glen*, Rob Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Butler*, Nora Radcliffe*, Eleanor Scott*, Chris Ballance*, Maureen Macmillan*, Trish Godman*, Robin Harper*, Fiona Hyslop*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Christine May*, Des McNulty*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mike Pringle*, Stewart Stevenson*, Murray Tosh*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Patrick Harvie*, Bruce Crawford*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Margaret Smith*, Linda Fabiani*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4215 Solidarity with Local Government Workers in Their Fight to Defend Their Pensions (lodged on 29 March 2006) Frances Curran*, Rosie Kane*, Donald Gorrie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4213 DC Thomson Takeover of Aberdeen Journals (lodged on 29 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4212 More Overseas Success for Scottish Marine Renewables (lodged on 29 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4211 Publication of a Consultation Paper on the Proposed UK Marine Bill (lodged on 29 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4209 No Place for a Child: Stop Detaining Children Now! (lodged on 29 March 2006) Chris Ballance*, Rob Gibson*, Alex Neil*, Jim Mather*, Patrick Harvie*, Campbell Martin*, Shiona Baird*, Eleanor Scott*, Robin Harper*, Carolyn Leckie*, Fiona Hyslop*, Tommy Sheridan*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Linda Fabiani*, Christine Grahame*

S2M-4208 Scottish Record at the Commonwealth Games (lodged on 29 March 2006) Alex Neil*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Dr Sylvia Jackson*, Phil Gallie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Donald Gorrie*, Jackie Baillie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-4207 The Meteoric Rise of Gretna Football Club (lodged on 29 March 2006) Murray Tosh*, Nora Radcliffe*, Bill Butler*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Chris Ballance*, Trish Godman*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Michael McMahon*, Mr Alasdair Morrison*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Des McNulty*, Brian Adam*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Sandra White*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-4206 Congratulations to Ross Gazey and Cameron Fraser (lodged on 29 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4205# Closure of Borders CABx (lodged on 28 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4199 James Watt College (lodged on 28 March 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4198 Palestinian Children’s Images Exhibition - Life Under Occupation (lodged on 28 March 2006) Brian Adam*, Bruce Crawford*, Jackie Baillie*, Trish Godman*, Robin Harper*, Patrick Harvie*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mike Pringle*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Donald Gorrie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4181 Election in Belarus (lodged on 28 March 2006) Linda Fabiani*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-4179 Planning for Success (lodged on 27 March 2006) Mr John Swinney*, Fiona Hyslop*, Tricia Marwick*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4178u Unchecked Spiral in Land Prices (lodged on 27 March 2006) Robin Harper*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*

S2M-4176 Fairtrade NUS (lodged on 24 March 2006) Nora Radcliffe*, Carolyn Leckie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-4175 Anti-Trades Union Practices at Asda Wal-Mart (lodged on 24 March 2006) Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S2M-4173 Whisky Duty on Ice (lodged on 23 March 2006) Nora Radcliffe*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Margaret Jamieson*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S2M-4172 An Energy Institute for the Energy Capital (lodged on 23 March 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4170 Redundancies at James Watt College (lodged on 23 March 2006) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4169 Congratulations to Scotland’s Paralympic Curling Team (lodged on 23 March 2006) Nora Radcliffe*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4160 Support Your Local Shops Campaign (lodged on 21 March 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4159 Commercial Activities in Schools (lodged on 21 March 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4147 Decentralising UK Energy (lodged on 20 March 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4145 Sports Facilities (lodged on 20 March 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4142 Labour’s "Loans for Lordships" Scandal (lodged on 20 March 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4136 Anniversary of Halabja Massacre (lodged on 17 March 2006) Alex Neil*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-4118 Unbearable Cruelty (lodged on 15 March 2006) Mike Pringle*

S2M-4091# RIP Cigarettes (lodged on 9 March 2006) Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-4089 Scottish Hunt Crimewatch (lodged on 8 March 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Chris Ballance*, Eleanor Scott*, Patrick Harvie*

S2M-3897 UK Government Report - Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change (lodged on 31 January 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-3866 Replacement of Trident (lodged on 24 January 2006) Fiona Hyslop*

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