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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S2M-4422 Chris Ballance: Nuclear Power Stations in Scotland—That the Parliament opposes the construction of any new nuclear power stations in Scotland.

*S2M-4421 Pauline McNeill: Financial Support for Gaza and the West Bank—That the Parliament welcomes the latest humanitarian assistance plan, initiated by the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States of America, to deliver funding for the management of essential public services such as health care and education in the West Bank and Gaza; supports further international humanitarian assistance measures required to address the tragic lack of hospital resources and supplies in both territories; recognises that the freezing of foreign aid since January 2006 has greatly diminished the ability of the Palestinian Authority to pay over 165,000 public sector employees; notes that 25% of West Bank and Gaza residents depend on Palestinian Authority wages for their livelihoods, and therefore opposes the continued withholding of crucial tax and customs revenues from the authority.

*S2M-4420 Mr John Swinney: Gateway to the Glens Museum in Kirriemuir—That the Parliament congratulates the Gateway to the Glens Museum in Kirriemuir on celebrating its fifth anniversary on 18 May 2006; notes that the museum aims to promote and celebrate the history and heritage, culture and environment of Kirriemuir and the western Angus glens including Glen Prosen, Glenisla, Glen Clova and Glen Doll; congratulates Angus Council, its staff and other agencies involved in the funding and operation of the museum, and records its appreciation to the Gateway to the Glens Museum staff on the excellent work which they undertake to support the museum as a major tourist attraction in Kirriemuir.

*S2M-4419# Christine Grahame: Leisure Facilities in Penicuik—That the Parliament notes with concern the proposed closure of Ladywood Leisure Centre, Queensway Leisure Centre and the Jackson Street Centre and the threat to Penicuik Town Hall, all valuable resources for Penicuik’s people; notes that the consultation by Midlothian Council was initiated after the decision to make the closures and is only directed at the transition of provision to the Penicuik High School development; considers that, while the facilities being provided adjacent to Penicuik High School are to be welcomed, these will not meet the requirement for those facilities which are to be closed nor will have the capacity to accommodate all activities; further considers that these closures will impact on the community’s health and well-being, will remove the provision of services to the young in keeping them off the streets and to mothers and elderly people in providing a point of social contact, and considers that the Scottish government should enter into discussions with local community groups, including the community council, to assist in identifying options to ensure that these facilities remain open.

Supported by: Brian Adam*, Ms Sandra White*, Ms Maureen Watt*

*S2M-4418 Maureen Macmillan: Electric Shock Collars—That the Parliament condemns the use and sale of electric shock collars to train and control dogs; notes that a wide range of animal welfare organisations, veterinary surgeons, respected dog trainers and behaviour experts call for the sale and use of electric shock collars to be prohibited in Scotland; further notes that the use of electric collars for both police and military dogs is already subject to a voluntary ban; considers the use of such devices to be cruel and unnecessary; understands that alternative positive training methods produce dogs which are trained more quickly and reliably with no potential for abuse or cruelty, and calls on the Scottish Executive to introduce a complete ban on the sale and use of electric shock collars in Scotland under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill.

S2M-4381*#* Mrs Mary Mulligan: National Epilepsy Week, 14 to 20 May 2006—That the Parliament recognises that 14 to 20 May 2006 is National Epilepsy Week and calls on the Scottish Executive to resource NHS provision of patient information to those affected by epilepsy and to encourage community health partnerships to establish epilepsy specialist nurse posts, linking primary and secondary services to provide local support, given Scotland’s aging population and the prevalence of chronic conditions identified in the Kerr report and the Care 21 report.

Supported by: Dr Elaine Murray*, Janis Hughes*, Marlyn Glen*, Karen Gillon*, Euan Robson*, Bristow Muldoon*, Eleanor Scott*, Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Sandra White*, Bill Butler*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Cathie Craigie*, Alex Neil*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Shiona Baird*, Helen Eadie*, Mike Pringle*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Patrick Harvie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Gordon Jackson*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Margaret Mitchell*, Karen Whitefield*, Robin Harper*, Murray Tosh*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Bruce Crawford*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4417 Humanitarian Disaster in Africa (lodged on 17 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4415 Literacy in Angus (lodged on 17 May 2006) Mr John Swinney*

S2M-4414 Recognising Scotland’s Volunteers Providing Overseas Aid (lodged on 17 May 2006) Mr John Swinney*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Maureen Macmillan*, Trish Godman*, Rob Gibson*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Ms Sandra White*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Bristow Muldoon*, Mike Pringle*, Michael McMahon*, Tommy Sheridan*, Karen Gillon*, Dave Petrie*, Murdo Fraser*, Cathie Craigie*, Donald Gorrie*, Helen Eadie*, Patrick Harvie*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Bill Butler*

S2M-4413 Broadband Access Across Scotland (lodged on 17 May 2006) Mr John Swinney*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Maureen Macmillan*, Trish Godman*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mike Pringle*, Sarah Boyack*

S2M-4412 Broadcast of Scottish Women’s Football Cup Final (lodged on 17 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4411# Migrant Workers in the Highlands (lodged on 17 May 2006) Jackie Baillie*, Rob Gibson*, Christine May*, Nora Radcliffe*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Trish Godman*, Eleanor Scott*, Bill Butler*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-4410# Supporting the Telecommunications Industry in Lanarkshire and the Rest of Scotland (lodged on 16 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4406 Sex Trafficking and the World Cup (lodged on 16 May 2006) Shiona Baird*, Rob Gibson*, Rosie Kane*, Mr Andrew Welsh*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Nora Radcliffe*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Eleanor Scott*, Brian Adam*

S2M-4402 Scottish Football Team - Kirin Cup Winners (lodged on 16 May 2006) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-4401 Malaysian Service Medal (lodged on 16 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4400 Sun Awareness Week (lodged on 16 May 2006) Chris Ballance*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Karen Whitefield*, Rosie Kane*, Mr David Davidson*, Donald Gorrie*, Brian Adam*

S2M-4398 Congratulations to Tennent’s Scottish Cup Finalists (lodged on 15 May 2006) Chris Ballance*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Mr Brian Monteith*, Brian Adam*, Marlyn Glen*

S2M-4397 Christian Aid Week, 14 to 20 May 2006 (lodged on 15 May 2006) Marilyn Livingstone*, Rosie Kane*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Donald Gorrie*, Karen Whitefield*

S2M-4396 North Ayrshire Council Garden Tidy Scheme (lodged on 15 May 2006) Chris Ballance*, Rosie Kane*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4394 24 Hour Noise Helpline for Ayrshire (lodged on 12 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4393 Aberdeen Evening Express "Protect our Kids" Campaign (lodged on 12 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4392 Senior Citizens’ Rebate for Water and Sewerage Rates (lodged on 12 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4391 Congratulations to Baird Memorial Primary School (lodged on 12 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4390 Increased Support for Home Renewables Needed (lodged on 12 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4389 Contraceptive Services for Drug Users (lodged on 12 May 2006) Rosie Kane*

S2M-4388 Royal Aberdeen Golf Club: Walker Cup (lodged on 12 May 2006) Eleanor Scott*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4387# C-me West Lothian (lodged on 11 May 2006) Bristow Muldoon*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Eleanor Scott*, Donald Gorrie*, Fiona Hyslop*, Trish Godman*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Sarah Boyack*, Helen Eadie*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Patrick Harvie*, Tommy Sheridan*, Robin Harper*

S2M-4385 Regulatory Impact Assessment (lodged on 11 May 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-4384 The Chagos Islanders (lodged on 11 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4382 International Nurses’ Day, 12 May 2006 (lodged on 11 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*, Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4378 Renew for Freedom (lodged on 11 May 2006) Frances Curran*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4376 The Coach House Trust (lodged on 10 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4375 Fairtrade Town Status for Livingston (lodged on 10 May 2006) Rosie Kane*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4374 Congratulations to the Action Group (lodged on 10 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4373 Local Sports Facilities and Reform of the Law of Trusts (lodged on 10 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4372 National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2006 (lodged on 9 May 2006) Frances Curran*, Donald Gorrie*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4369 ME Awareness Week (lodged on 9 May 2006) Rosie Kane*, Donald Gorrie*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4364 Girls’ and Women’s Football on the Way Up! (lodged on 9 May 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4356 World Lupus Day 2006 (lodged on 5 May 2006) Rosie Kane*

S2M-4235 Access to Palliative Care for People with Chronic Progressive Conditions (lodged on 12 April 2006) Alex Fergusson*

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