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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4634 Cathy Jamieson: Compensation Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament agrees that the UK Parliament should consider those provisions of the Compensation Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on 2 November 2005, which will legislate in the devolved area of damages law in respect of joint and several liability, as laid out in LCM(S2) 8.1.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*

*S2M-4633 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees that Rule 5.6.1(c) of Standing Orders be suspended for the purposes of Members’ Business on Thursday 29 June 2006.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4632# Maureen Macmillan: Elgin Bypass—That the Parliament notes the continued strong public support for an Elgin bypass; believes that a bypass is necessary to relieve the increasing problem of congestion in and around Elgin; welcomes the Moray 2020 strategy which recognises that, in order to enhance the area to attract inward investment, government dispersals and growing businesses, local transport links need to be transformed, and therefore believes that both Moray Council and the Scottish Executive should give a commitment to re-examine the case for an Elgin bypass.

*S2M-4631 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Suspension of Standing Orders—That the Parliament agrees that, for the purposes of debating motion S2M-4634 (Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM(S2) 8.1) relating to the Compensation Bill - UK legislation) on Thursday 29 June 2006, the second sentence of Rule 9B.3.5 of Standing Orders be suspended.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4630 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Parliamentary Direction Under Rule 11.8.3—That the Parliament directs that, for the purposes of its consideration of the Planning etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2, the Communities Committee may vote using the electronic voting system, in accordance with Rule 11.8.3 of Standing Orders.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4629 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Establishment of Committee—That the Parliament agrees to establish a sub-committee of the Justice 2 Committee as follows:

Name of Committee: Justice 2 Sub-Committee;

Remit: To inquire into and report to the Justice 2 Committee on—

  • The extent of information which local communities should receive on child sex offenders within their locality;
  • The way in which housing is allocated to sex offenders;
  • Whether steps need to be taken to distinguish sexual offences against children from such offences against adults;
  • Whether changes need to be made to the way in which sexual offences against children are considered and disposed of by the courts, and in particular, whether adequate sentencing options exist.

Duration: Until the end of December 2006.

Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Labour Party and the Deputy Convener a member of the Scottish National Party.

Membership: Jackie Baillie, Alex Fergusson, John Home Robertson, Mr Kenny MacAskill, Jeremy Purvis.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4628 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that the timetable for completion of consideration of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be extended to 24 November 2006.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4627 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 6 September 2006

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 7 September 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—

Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning;
Justice and Law Officers;

2.55 pm Executive Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4626 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 29 June 2006—

(a) after,

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

delete,

followed by Executive Debate: International Development / Malawi

and insert,

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Tourist Boards (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Compensation Bill – UK Legislation

(b) after,

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Health and Community Care;

Environment and Rural Development

delete,

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Tourist Boards (Scotland) Bill

and insert,

2.55 pm Executive Debate: International Development / Malawi

and (c) after,

5.00 pm Decision Time

delete,

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4625 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Transport Committee be designated as lead committee, and that the Procedures Committee be designated as secondary committee, in consideration of the Transport and Works (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4624 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4623 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Supplementary Provisions) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4622 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Human Organ and Tissue Live Transplants (Scotland) Regulations 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4621 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (River Tweed) Order 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4620 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that Chris Ballance be appointed to replace Shiona Baird as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Communities Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4619 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that Shiona Baird be appointed to replace Robin Harper as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Finance Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4618 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that Eleanor Scott be appointed to replace Chris Ballance as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Audit Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4617 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that Mr Mark Ruskell be appointed to replace Eleanor Scott as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Environment and Rural Development Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4616 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Robin Harper be appointed to replace Eleanor Scott on the Audit Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4615 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Membership of Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Chris Ballance be appointed to replace Robin Harper on the Procedures Committee.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-4614 Christine Grahame: The SNP Celebrates 30 Years of Independence—That the Parliament notes that the Seychelles gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1976 and congratulates the Seychelles National Party as it celebrates 30 years of independence on Thursday 29 June 2006; notes that since independence per capita output has expanded to roughly seven times the old near-subsistence level; further notes that with an estimated population of 81,541 the Seychelles has its own voice in the United Nations, and looks forward to our SNP celebrating the gaining of this ancient nation’s independence from the United Kingdom shortly after the elections in 2007.

Supported by: Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Jim Mather*, Ms Maureen Watt*, Rob Gibson*, Alex Neil*, Fergus Ewing*

S2M-4607*#* Christine Grahame: The Hidden Price of Treatment—That the Parliament notes with concern the findings of Macmillan Cancer Support that, while the average cancer patient in the United Kingdom pays £325 in travel and parking costs over the course of treatment, in Scotland this cost rises to £636 as cancer patients travel on average 53 times to hospital for treatment, a situation which is exacerbated in rural areas such as the south of Scotland; further notes that, of the 70% of cancer patients who face extra costs to get treatment, only 22% receive financial help and, of these, only 4% receive help from existing government schemes; notes that this situation is compounded by an average loss of income of 50% as a direct result of cancer, and therefore considers that the Scottish government should review urgently the financial assistance available for travel costs and consider an exemption from hospital car parking charges for all who require repeat courses of treatment for cancer and other life-threatening conditions.

Supported by: Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Tommy Sheridan*, Donald Gorrie*, Eleanor Scott*

*S2M-4601.1 Christine Grahame: Race Equality—As an amendment to motion (S2M-4601) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, insert at end ", condemns however the treatment of asylum seekers who after years in Scotland, often with children born in Scotland, can still be deported and while living here are prevented from seeking employment despite their wish to do so, and considers that this situation completely contradicts the Fresh Talent initiative and the culture of an inclusive Scotland which the Executive quite rightly seeks to promote."

*S2M-4601.2 Dave Petrie: Race Equality—As an amendment to motion (S2M-4601) in the name of Malcolm Chisholm, leave out from "supports Scottish Executive priorities" to end and insert "welcomes the intention to support improved integration and understanding between all groups in the community, and urges the Scottish Executive to deliver tangible improvements in the lives of Scotland’s diverse communities whilst ensuring resources are maximised and directed to best effect".

S2M-4577*#* Pauline McNeill: Passengers Before Profits - Greater Accountability in Public Transport—That the Parliament reiterates its strong view that decent local bus services are vital to all Scotland’s communities and its belief that such services are integral to cutting road congestion and safeguarding the environment; welcomes the significant investment in bus infrastructure, including better terminuses, priority bus lanes and fast track traffic management systems which have received Scottish Executive support throughout Scotland; expresses significant concern that withdrawal of services is continuing resulting in, for example, a much poorer after-hours service in Glasgow, undermining investment and attempts to deliver more integrated and accessible health care and other public services, as well as leaving many areas of both urban and rural Scotland without adequate services, and *believes that* the Executive and Transport Scotland, in return for the increased investment, *should* ensure greater accountability of the bus industry for services across Scotland, *should* undertake speedily a review of how quality bus partnerships are operating and *should* consider seriously all possible options which could prevent the loss or absence of vital services, including new and greater forms of regulation such as franchise agreements or allowing the new Regional Transport Partnerships the power to determine routes and timetables, so as to guarantee all Scottish communities the bus links which they need and deserve.

Supported by: Nora Radcliffe*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-4613 Students Stamping Out Sectarianism (lodged on 26 June 2006) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Jim Wallace*, Sarah Boyack*, Cathy Peattie*, Shiona Baird*, Jackie Baillie*, Cathie Craigie*, Christine Grahame*, Maureen Macmillan*, Alex Neil*, Marlyn Glen*, Donald Gorrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Michael McMahon*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mrs Mary Mulligan*

S2M-4609 Antonine Wall and Kinneil Museum (lodged on 26 June 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4608 Montrose Academy (lodged on 23 June 2006) Donald Gorrie*

S2M-4606 European Football Championships (lodged on 23 June 2006) Rob Gibson*, Dave Petrie*, Alex Neil*, Jim Mather*, Brian Adam*, Phil Gallie*, Ms Sandra White*

S2M-4604 Election of Cuba to UN Human Rights Council (lodged on 22 June 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-4603 Support for GMB Strike Vote at Asda (lodged on 22 June 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-4599 Cetacean Protection from Sonar (lodged on 22 June 2006) Chris Ballance*

S2M-4598 Trade in Dog and Cat Fur (lodged on 22 June 2006) Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4595 Timebanks (lodged on 21 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4594 United Nations Universal Declaration for Animal Welfare (lodged on 21 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-4593 Genetic Testing Waiting Times (lodged on 21 June 2006) Shiona Baird*, Alex Neil*

S2M-4590# Farmers Weekly’s Local Food is Miles Better Campaign (lodged on 20 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*, Chris Ballance*

S2M-4585 PURE Hydrogen (lodged on 20 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4584 Homeopathy Awareness Week (lodged on 20 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4582 UNICEF Award for Raigmore Midwives (lodged on 20 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4576# Justice for Mesothelioma Sufferers (lodged on 19 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4572 National Parks’ Week - 21 to 28 July 2006 (lodged on 19 June 2006) Nora Radcliffe*

S2M-4566 Barnardo’s and Support for Children Abused Through Prostitution (lodged on 15 June 2006) Alex Neil*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-4553 No VAT on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (lodged on 14 June 2006) Dave Petrie*, Alex Neil*

S2M-4513 Launch of Co-operative Education Trust Scotland (lodged on 7 June 2006) Robin Harper*

S2M-4386 Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Aberdeen (lodged on 11 May 2006) Shiona Baird*

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

S2M-4372 National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2006 (lodged on 9 May 2006) Shiona Baird*

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