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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

( A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at:

New and altered motions and amendments

*S2M-4500 Dr Elaine Murray: Moffat Mountain Rescue: Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service—That the Parliament congratulates Moffat Mountain Rescue Team on its success in achieving a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this year, in recognition of its many years of work dealing with mountaineering emergencies, and commends the team for its dedication, commitment and bravery.

*S2M-4499 Brian Adam: Evening Express - Vandalism Everyone Pays Campaign—That the Parliament notes that last year there were 5,290 acts of vandalism reported in Aberdeen; further notes that such vandalism cost Aberdeen City Council £1.5 million; commends the Evening Express for mounting its Vandalism - Everyone Pays campaign, and hopes that Aberdonians will co-operate with Grampian Police to try to stem this problem.

*S2M-4498 Des McNulty: My Friend Needs A Teacher—That the Parliament welcomes the visit of the young people of Lawmuir, Clarkston and Echline primary schools to the Parliament on 14 June 2006 to highlight the My Friend Needs A Teacher campaign, part of the Global Campaign for Education; supports the campaign’s aim of ensuring that there is primary education for all by 2015 and solving a global teacher crisis; notes that 100 million children around the world are still being denied the opportunity to go to school and that two-thirds of them are girls; acknowledges the need for at least 15 milion teachers worldwide if every child is to receive a quality education; agrees that the lack of enough teachers for every child is unacceptable and unnecessary, and supports the efforts of the members of the Global Campaign for Education, including Save the Children and Oxfam, to raise awareness of the campaign.

Supported by: Michael McMahon*, Margaret Smith*, Karen Whitefield*

*S2M-4497 Margo MacDonald: Controlled Trials of Medically Prescribed Heroin—That the Parliament urges the Scottish Executive to institute controlled trials of medically prescribed heroin in order to compare these with the outcomes of methadone programmes from the viewpoint of addicts themselves, their families and communities and in relation to the impact on levels of criminality and deaths from drug use.

*S2M-4496 Colin Fox: West Lothian College Nursery—That the Parliament recognises the essential role that the on-campus nursery at West Lothian College plays in the development of the children who attend it and in facilitating students furthering their education; very much regrets the decision by the board of directors of West Lothian College to close this first-class facility; believes there has been insufficient consultation with the students affected; further believes that, as well as being a resource for parents, the nursery also provides essential training facilities for childcare students, and calls on the board of directors to reconsider its decision and the Scottish Executive to fund a much-needed expansion of this nursery facility.

*S2M-4495 Mrs Nanette Milne: Cow Parade 2006—That the Parliament welcomes Cow Parade 2006, the collection of life-size fibreglass cows strikingly decorated and painted in various cities across the globe, which is now the world’s largest public art event; notes that Cow Parade has grown in stature to become a major force in world art; further notes that, as well as ensuring significant exposure for the artists and designers involved and entertaining the public, the cows have an "udder" job to do as selected cows will be auctioned after the event, with 75% of the net proceeds being donated to VETAID and OneCity Trust, and calls on members and their staff to give generously to help to bid for "Salty", the cow outside the Parliament.

*S2M-4494 Scott Barrie: Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches’ Website—That the Parliament welcomes the important work done by over 3,500 Neighbourhood Watch schemes throughout Scotland; notes the launch of the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watches’ website on 2 June 2006 at Lauder College in Dunfermline; congratulates all those involved in the design of the website, which can be accessed at; believes that it will provide an invaluable national information exchange on crime prevention practice, and hopes that the website will allow local neighbourhood watches to continue to grow and develop throughout Scotland.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4492 The Continuing Rise of Chlamydia (lodged on 1 June 2006) Pauline McNeill*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mark Ballard*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-4491 Grand Prix Snooker in Aberdeen (lodged on 1 June 2006) Rob Gibson*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4490 90th Anniversary of the Easter Rising (lodged on 1 June 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Campbell Martin*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-4489 Ken Loach and Paul Laverty - Palme d’Or Prize (lodged on 1 June 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mark Ballard*, Frances Curran*, Carolyn Leckie*

S2M-4488 Northfield Nuggets School Paper (lodged on 1 June 2006) Stewart Stevenson*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Robin Harper*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Bruce Crawford*, Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4484 Maid of the Loch (lodged on 1 June 2006) Mr Brian Monteith*

S2M-4483 Animal Testing of Drugs (lodged on 1 June 2006) Tommy Sheridan*, Carolyn Leckie*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4480 Scottish Government and Scottish Ministers (lodged on 31 May 2006) Derek Brownlee*

S2M-4432 Local Food is Miles Better (lodged on 22 May 2006) Mr Mark Ruskell*

S2M-4401 Malaysian Service Medal (lodged on 16 May 2006) Mr David Davidson*, Bill Aitken*, Derek Brownlee*

S2M-4228# Muscular Dystrophy "My Life" Campaign (lodged on 5 April 2006) Sarah Boyack*

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