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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4296 Mike Pringle: A Cow for the Scottish Parliament—That the Parliament believes that CowParade Edinburgh 2006 will be one of the most significant arts and cultural events in Edinburgh this year and notes that over 80 life-size fibre-glass cows, each a unique work of art, will be grazing Edinburgh for 10 weeks from 15 May until 23 July 2006; supports the 21 community projects and the full range of age groups involved in creating their own cows for this event; further supports the auction of the majority of cows in September to raise funds for OneCity Trust and VETAID; believes that the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) should support such an event as a way of promoting the local arts and allow a cow to be sited within the Parliament estate, and asks the SPCB to explain why it is not participating in CowParade Edinburgh 2006 by offering to host a cow on the estate as part of this event.

Supported by: Margaret Smith*, Donald Gorrie*

*S2M-4295 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit 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 (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 3: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Groups 4 to 6: 1 hour and 50 minutes

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4294 Mr Frank McAveety: Deaf Awareness Week—That the Parliament recognises that 1 to 7 May 2006 is Deaf Awareness Week and supports the work carried out by the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) Scotland and many other organisations to change the world for deaf and hard of hearing people across the country; recognises the great work done by Deaf Connections in the Glasgow Shettleston constituency in empowering deaf and hard of hearing people to improve their lives; further notes than one in seven people in Scotland are deaf or hard of hearing, some 758,000 people, and encourages as many people as possible to take part in Britain’s Biggest Soundcheck on Wednesday 3 May, during which RNID hopes to have 100,000 people across the UK, 25,000 of them in Scotland, check their hearing by telephone on 0845 600 5555, and further notes that hearing loss left unchecked can have a debilitating effect upon people’s lives and that we should do all that we can to ensure genuine social inclusion for all.

*S2M-4293 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 3 May 2006

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Member’s Oath/Affirmation

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Scottish Commissioner for Human Rights Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 4 May 2006

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Green Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Justice and Law Officers;

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Bill

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

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 10 May 2006

2.15 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 11 May 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—

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4292 Brian Adam: Maternity Leave for Nursing and Midwifery Students—That the Parliament believes that nursing and midwifery students who become pregnant during their studies should continue to receive their bursary during an agreed period of maternity leave; notes that students in Scotland do not automatically have this right, while those in England do; further notes that this often leads to these students dropping out of their courses and being lost to the profession, and calls on the Scottish Executive to bring the financial support arrangements for nursing and midwifery students taking maternity leave in Scotland into line with those south of the border.

*S2M-4291 Christine Grahame: Gardening Scotland and Forth Road Bridge Closures—That the Parliament recognises that Gardening Scotland has become established, since its inception some six years ago, as Scotland’s premier national horticultural show, incorporating an ever-widening range of arts, crafts and environmentally friendly and cultural aspects, with just over 400 exhibitors and traders; notes that some 40% of exhibitors are Scottish and that some 26,000 to 33,000 people attend over the three days of the show at Ingliston; is concerned that in the last two years lane closures on the Forth Road Bridge have had a detrimental impact on attendances, with consequential impact on businesses; notes that for the duration of the Royal Highland Show bridge works are apparently to be suspended, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to require equivalent concessions for Gardening Scotland.

*S2M-4290 Ms Sandra White: Backpack for Malawi Appeal—That the Parliament applauds the "Backpack for Malawi" appeal, launched in Glasgow on 24 April 2006; recognises the effort that is being put in by pupils in Holyrood Secondary School, ten primary schools, two nurseries and two special educational needs schools; observes that the young people’s initiative will include the gathering of 2006 backpacks to be filled with useful items for youngsters in Africa; notes that they will also raise the money required to send them there, and sends its warmest congratulations to the young people for their resourcefulness, effort and common humanity of which their city and country should be proud.

*S2M-4289 Murdo Fraser: Autism Treatment Trust’s Treatment Consultation Centre—That the Parliament congratulates the charity, Autism Treatment Trust, on the opening of Europe’s first "autism specific" treatment consultation centre, which is based in Edinburgh; notes that the new treatment consultation centre is specifically designed to give access to biomedical testing, treatment and complementary advice on education and behavioural matters involving autistic children, and believes that the centre will help in the understanding and treatment of the condition. R

*S2M-4288 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Maximum Number of Part-Time Sheriffs (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4287 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 15 September 2006.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4286 Mrs Nanette Milne: Welcome Gomel State University Choir to Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes Dziannitsa, the Choir of Gomel State University to Scotland; notes that this visit to Aberdeen has been arranged to mark the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in April 1986, a catastrophe which hugely affected the people of Aberdeen’s twin city of Gomel; congratulates the people of Gomel on the fortitude with which they have coped in the aftermath of this disaster, and further congratulates the partnership between the Aberdeen Gomel Trust, the Friends of Gomel and the University of Aberdeen Choral Society, which invited the Gomel State University Choir to Aberdeen to take part in a joint concert to commemorate the event.

Supported by: Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Alex Johnstone*, Ms Sandra White*, Chris Ballance*, Derek Brownlee*, Brian Adam*, Mr Dave Petrie*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*

*S2M-4285 Shiona Baird: Renewable Energy - UK in the Dock—That the Parliament notes with concern that the United Kingdom (UK) is one of eight European countries facing legal proceedings for failing to support renewable energy properly; points out that, while it is the UK facing legal action, responsibility for renewable energy is wholly devolved to the Scottish Parliament, and therefore calls on the Scottish Executive to take immediate action to ensure full compliance with European legislation on renewable energy.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4284# Funding the Voluntary Sector (lodged on 24 April 2006) Mr Andrew Arbuckle*, Christine Grahame*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mike Rumbles*, Des McNulty*, Chris Ballance*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4281 Discrimination at Brigham Young University (lodged on 24 April 2006) Rosie Kane*, Mark Ballard*, Carolyn Leckie*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Chris Ballance*, Jackie Baillie*, Frances Curran*

S2M-4280 Parkinson’s Awareness Week 24 to 30 April 2006 (lodged on 24 April 2006) Christine Grahame*, Michael Matheson*

S2M-4276 Rock the Kelvin! Restore the Kelvingrove Park Bandstand and Amphitheatre (lodged on 21 April 2006) Trish Godman*, Fiona Hyslop*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-4275 The Panchen Lama (lodged on 20 April 2006) Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-4274# Future Funding of Borderline Theatre Company (lodged on 20 April 2006) Christine Grahame*, Michael Matheson*, John Scott*, Mr Adam Ingram*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4273 Scottish Monument in Flanders (lodged on 20 April 2006) Mrs Nanette Milne*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Christine Grahame*, Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*, Mr Adam Ingram*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4266 Congratulations to St Mirren Football Club (lodged on 20 April 2006) Mrs Nanette Milne*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4265 No to Closure of the Raeden Centre, Aberdeen (lodged on 20 April 2006) Fiona Hyslop*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Mr Adam Ingram*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4264 Hazizi Family Released (lodged on 20 April 2006) Fiona Hyslop*, Roseanna Cunningham*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4257 Privatisation of Search and Rescue Services (lodged on 19 April 2006) Fiona Hyslop*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4256 Death of Calum Kennedy (lodged on 19 April 2006) Michael Matheson*, Fiona Hyslop*

S2M-4244 National Depression Week (lodged on 18 April 2006) Fiona Hyslop*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4241 Just Pull Yourself Together? (lodged on 18 April 2006) Fiona Hyslop*, John Swinburne*

S2M-4235 Access to Palliative Care for People with Chronic Progressive Conditions (lodged on 12 April 2006) Jeremy Purvis*, Mr Jim Wallace*

S2M-4233 Defeat of "First Job Contracts" (lodged on 11 April 2006) Frances Curran*

S2M-4230 "We’re Trashin’ It" (lodged on 10 April 2006) Rosie Kane*, Trish Godman*, Mike Pringle*, Chris Ballance*, Rob Gibson*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Mark Ruskell*

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

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

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