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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4527 Scott Barrie: Congratulations to Kelburn Brewery on Cart Blanche, Champion Beer of Scotland—That the Parliament, occupying the site of a former brewery, notes the importance of beer to the Scottish economy and particularly recognises the value of microbrewers to their local area; welcomes the Campaign for Real Ale’s 4th Scottish Traditional Beer Festival back to Edinburgh, and congratulates the Kelburn Brewery of Barrhead on producing Cart Blanche, the Champion Beer of Scotland. R

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

*S2M-4526 Robin Harper: Procurement Advice for School Buildings—That the Parliament notes that good design and management of school buildings can produce distinct advantages for pupils’ health and learning; accepts that many local authorities have poor procurement procedures and ignore the best advice from the Scottish Executive provided in a wide variety of planning advice notes, and calls on the Executive to consider what steps it should take, including introducing higher regulation standards, to address the situation.

*S2M-4525<> Dr Jean Turner: National Bed Assessment—That the Parliament notes that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde now has responsibility for a population of approximately one million; considers, therefore, that an urgent assessment is required of all numbers of beds, including high dependency and intensive care beds and those set aside for barrier nursing, since availability of every type of bed is crucial to the best clinical decisions and nursing care, as well as to the smooth and easy flow of the patient journey from one area of a hospital to another as their medical condition changes for better or worse; recognises that not having appropriate beds of any kind, in any speciality at any one time, can mean that a patient may have to stay in intensive care longer than necessary and thus block a bed for a patient who should be transferred from a high-dependency bed or theatre to an intensive care unit bed; acknowledges that delays to admission from casualty, accident and emergency or trauma departments may also be due to a lack of all types of beds being available, thus resulting in the discharge of patients in the evening in order to free a bed for an emergency admission; recognises that important elective procedures and operations may have to be cancelled at short notice as a result of no appropriate bed being available because of a general bed shortage, and therefore, in the light of an increasingly ageing population with more complex conditions and in anticipation of a further rise of medical admissions including all types of infections, in particular MRSA, winter and summer vomiting viruses which often close wards, considers that work should done to address our present problems within such a large NHS board and as a result decrease waiting times and lists.

*S2M-4524 Frances Curran: Solidarity with Venezuelan Workers—That the Parliament expresses concern over the situation regarding the Venezuelan company, Drogueria Race, which has sacked two workers, Andry Key and Jhonny Coronil, for organising the SUPROFARD trade union; notes that this trade union has been recognised by the Venezuelan Ministry of Labour and that the company must therefore grant recognition to the union in accordance with the constitution of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Republic; is concerned that the management is trying to introduce a company union in order to impede the workers’ rights to organise collectively; further notes that the workers have called for international support and solidarity for their case through the Hands Off Venezuela campaign; calls on the Venezuelan Ministry of Labour to intervene in the case and instruct the company to reinstate the sacked workers and recognise the SUPROFARD trade union with immediate effect, and offers solidarity to the workers in their struggle and to the continuing process of the socialist Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Rosie Kane*, Carolyn Leckie*, Colin Fox*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Mark Ballard*, Chris Ballance*, Elaine Smith*

*S2M-4523 Shona Robison: Dementia Awareness Week—That the Parliament recognises Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Awareness Week which takes place from 5 to 11 June 2006; notes that around 64,000 people in Scotland currently suffer from the condition; applauds Alzheimer Scotland’s campaign to raise general awareness of the condition; welcomes the campaign’s focus on people in middle age, encouraging them to take pro-active and preventative measures now to guard against dementia in later life, and calls on all MSPs to raise awareness of dementia among their constituents to help people live lives which are as long and as fulfilling as possible.

*S2M-4522 Ms Sandra White: Windsave (Glasgow) - European Environment Business Award Winner—That the Parliament sends its warmest congratulations to the Glasgow-based company, Windsave, which recently became the UK winner of the prestigious European Business Awards for the Environment; notes that the award was for the formulation of a compact wind turbine designed for private homes and offices which delivers renewable electricity directly into the mains supply; recognises that Windsave beat off competition from 139 other entries, and suggests that this level of Scottish expertise, invention and resourcefulness, especially in this field, augurs well for Scotland becoming the renewables capital of Europe.

*S2M-4521 Jackie Baillie: Ofcom Consultation on Junk Food Advertising—That the Parliament is very concerned that almost one fifth of boys and 14% of girls aged 2 to 15 in Scotland are obese; recognises that childhood obesity is a public health time bomb which needs to be tackled urgently and that poor diet is a key contributory factor; notes that TV advertising is the primary way in which junk foods are marketed to children; recognises that a wide range of health and consumer groups, including the British Heart Foundation Scotland, Sustain, Which? and many others, have called for children to be protected from junk food television adverts before the 9 pm watershed; notes with disappointment that the recent Ofcom consultation on restricting food advertising to children rules out protecting children from junk food television adverts before the 9 pm watershed as "disproportionate"; calls on Ofcom to attach greater weight to the health and well-being of young people than it does to the interests of the advertising and food industries, and urges Ofcom to give the option of ending junk food TV adverts before the 9 pm watershed equal consideration in its consultation as its other, weaker, options.

*S2M-4520 Margaret Jamieson: "Choices for Life" Anthem—That the Parliament congratulates Grange Academy choir from Kilmarnock who, assisted by John Richardson, recorded the anthem, composed by John McLaughlin, for this year’s national "Choices for Life" event at the SECC, which delivered the message to primary seven pupils about alcohol, drugs and healthy living and was organised by the Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4516 Diabetes Week - 11 to 17 June 2006 (lodged on 7 June 2006) Sarah Boyack*, Derek Brownlee*, Eleanor Scott*, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton*, Stewart Stevenson*, Christine Grahame*, Alex Neil*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Robin Harper*, Margaret Mitchell*, John Scott*, Bruce Crawford*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Murray Tosh*, Fergus Ewing*, Murdo Fraser*, Tricia Marwick*, Elaine Smith*, Mr Charlie Gordon*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, David McLetchie*, Marlyn Glen*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Trish Godman*, Shiona Baird*, Richard Lochhead*, Mr Bruce McFee*, Frances Curran*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Brian Adam*, Margaret Jamieson*, Kate Maclean*, Dave Petrie*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bill Butler*, Chris Ballance*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Alex Fergusson*

S2M-4515# Main Road and Rail Transport Links to the Highlands (lodged on 7 June 2006) Derek Brownlee*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Mr John Swinney*, Jim Mather*, Ms Sandra White*, John Scott*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4514 Refugee Week in Scotland (lodged on 7 June 2006) Brian Adam*, Jackie Baillie*, Chris Ballance*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Cathie Craigie*, Marlyn Glen*, Robin Harper*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Kate Maclean*, Tricia Marwick*, Christine May*, Michael McMahon*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Tommy Sheridan*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Frances Curran*, Sarah Boyack*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4513 Launch of Co-operative Education Trust Scotland (lodged on 7 June 2006) Alex Neil*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4512 Welcome for Research into the Co-operative and Mutual Sector (lodged on 7 June 2006) Alex Neil*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4511 Scotland’s Long Walk for Peace (lodged on 7 June 2006) Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Mark Ruskell*, Frances Curran*, Chris Ballance*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4509 Plight of the Karen People in Burma (lodged on 7 June 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-4506 World Cup Germany 2006 - Yes to Football - No to Exploitation and Abuse of Women (lodged on 6 June 2006) Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4504 TV Licensing Savings Stamps (lodged on 6 June 2006) Roseanna Cunningham*, Alex Fergusson*, Ms Sandra White*, Shona Robison*, Brian Adam*, Christine Grahame*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Robin Harper*, Bruce Crawford*

S2M-4499 Evening Express, Vandalism - Everyone Pays Campaign (lodged on 5 June 2006) Ms Maureen Watt*

S2M-4498 My Friend Needs A Teacher (lodged on 5 June 2006) Shiona Baird*, Chris Ballance*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-4492 The Continuing Rise of Chlamydia (lodged on 1 June 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4488 Northfield Nuggets School Paper (lodged on 1 June 2006) Shiona Baird*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4484 Maid of the Loch (lodged on 1 June 2006) Shiona Baird*, Bruce Crawford*, Mr David Davidson*

S2M-4480 Scottish Government and Scottish Ministers (lodged on 31 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4463 Football Clubs and Community Involvement (lodged on 30 May 2006) Chris Ballance*, Eleanor Scott*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-4457 School Environment (lodged on 30 May 2006) Rosie Kane*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Adam Ingram*, Ms Sandra White*, Eleanor Scott*, Fiona Hyslop*, Chris Ballance*, Frances Curran*

S2M-4445# Carers Week 2006 (lodged on 24 May 2006) Mr Bruce McFee*, Nicola Sturgeon*, Euan Robson*, Mike Rumbles*, Derek Brownlee*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4442 Offside! Labour Rights and Sportswear Production in Asia (lodged on 23 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4441 The Big Lottery Young People’s Fund (lodged on 23 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4435 Competition Commission Decision on Merger of Waterstone’s and Ottakar’s (lodged on 23 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4418 Electric Shock Collars (lodged on 18 May 2006) Miss Annabel Goldie*

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

S2M-4406 Sex Trafficking and the World Cup (lodged on 16 May 2006) Carolyn Leckie*, Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4401 Malaysian Service Medal (lodged on 16 May 2006) Mr Jamie McGrigor*

S2M-4389 Contraceptive Services for Drug Users (lodged on 12 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

S2M-4387# C-me West Lothian (lodged on 11 May 2006) Mr Adam Ingram*

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