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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5290♦ Murdo Fraser: 90th Anniversary of Passchendaele—That the Parliament notes that 31 July 2007 will mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele which was launched on 31 July 1917 and continued until the fall of Passchendaele village on 6 November 1917; notes that Passchendaele saw the biggest loss of life of any battle in the First World War with over half a million British, Commonwealth and German troops killed, wounded or missing; notes that the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 is currently planning a number of events to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the battle, including unveiling a Celtic cross as a memorial to commemorate Scottish soldiers who took part in the battle; thanks all governments, organisations and individuals that have contributed towards commemorations planned and towards the memorial; welcomes the memorial as it will commemorate the Scottish regiments that played a pivotal role in the battle, which saw the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the Black Watch, the Cameronians, the Gordon Highlanders, the Highland Light Infantry, the King’s Own Scottish Borderers, the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, the Royal Scots, the Scots Guards and the Seaforth Highlanders in combat for the United Kingdom, fighting with dignity, skill and honour in treacherous conditions, and believes that the Scottish Executive should mark the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and contribute towards the commemorations.

*S2M-5289 Trish Godman: Congratulations to Inverclyde Council Tenants on Voting for a Housing Stock Transfer—That the Parliament congratulates Inverclyde Council tenants for voting overwhelmingly for the transfer of the ownership of their houses from Inverclyde Council to the housing association, River Clyde Homes; believes that this shows both good sense and trust in those who advocated such a radical change; welcomes River Clyde Homes’ commitment to install 3,500 new kitchens and 2,600 new bathrooms and to construct 1,000 new houses; recognises that tenants, by way of democratically-elected tenant representatives, will play a direct, central and effective managerial role in the management of this housing association, thereby guaranteeing that the association becomes a genuine, community-based housing association, based on participation and equality, and calls on the Scottish Executive and River Clyde Homes to guarantee such an outcome that is entirely satisfactory to the tenants’ interests and needs and is based on the principles of tenant participation.

Supported by: Mr Duncan McNeil*

*S2M-5288 Christine Grahame: Award for Penicuik Teenagers—That the Parliament recognises the quick thinking and actions of Liam Dugan, Daniel Sturrock and Aaron Moore of Penicuik in rushing to the aid of a seriously injured man, when their army cadet first-aid training may very well have saved his life and calls on the Scottish Executive to present an award to three admirable young men who are an example to us all and remind us that, despite young people so often being portrayed as antisocial, the majority are decent, thoughtful people who are an asset to their communities.

*S2M-5287 Bill Butler: Trident Renewal Debate—That the Parliament notes the publication by the UK Government of its White Paper on the future of the Trident nuclear missile system on Monday 4 December 2006; acknowledges the Prime Minister’s call for "a very full process of debate" on this profoundly serious area of policy; recognises the need for the debate fully to explore the military, economic and political consequences of Trident renewal; believes that a convincing case can be made, in military, economic and political terms, for the non-renewal of Trident, and therefore advises electors to lobby their Westminster representatives to urge them to vote against the renewal of Trident in any debate held on that subject in the House of Commons.

Supported by: Marlyn Glen*, Trish Godman*, Michael McMahon*, John Swinburne*, Stewart Stevenson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Patrick Harvie*, Mike Rumbles*, Elaine Smith*, Kate Maclean*

*S2M-5286 Linda Fabiani: Peace Brigades International - 25th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates Peace Brigades International (PBI) on its 25th anniversary and commends the work that has been done to date in providing protective accompaniment to non-violent human rights defenders around the world; supports and applauds both the courageous human rights defenders that PBI protects and the commitment of its volunteers in their efforts to promote respect for human rights, justice and international humanitarian law; recognises the value of non-violent resolution in many conflict situations, and looks forward to the continuation of Peace Brigades International’s life-saving and vital work.

*S2M-5284♦ Ms Sandra White: Scotland’s Voice Must Be Heard—That the Parliament notes, with due concern in respect of the legitimacy of open and free democratic debate, that the outcome of the much-publicised debate on a replacement to Trident has already been reached through the Conservative Party’s committed support to the Government’s stated position; expresses disappointment that a real debate cannot be secured in either the House of Commons or the Scottish Parliament; considers that this issue is of great importance to the people of Scotland, especially considering the very real danger to Glasgow and much of the west through contamination in the event of a nuclear accident, and therefore believes that the people of Scotland should be given the chance to debate this tough issue and to decide by means of a referendum on Trident, echoing the sentiments of the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament when, as reported in The Scotsman, he stated that referenda "provide citizens with tangible power over what they see as the crucial issues of the day, even if these have been ignored by the Executive and the Parliament".

Supported by: John Swinburne*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-5231*#* Mike Pringle: South Edinburgh Bottle Marking Initiative—That the Parliament congratulates Lothian and Borders Police for launching, on 30 November 2006, a bottle marking scheme in south Edinburgh to tackle underage consumption of alcohol; welcomes the success of the scheme in the Scottish Borders where coded markings are placed on bottles which can be read under ultraviolet light so that the police can trace which shops are selling to underage people or can identify adults who are purchasing drinks for those who are under age; is pleased that most shopkeepers in south Edinburgh have signed up to the scheme, and looks forward to it being rolled out across the city next year.

Supported by: Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-5207*#* Nora Radcliffe: The Carbon Trust—That the Parliament notes the recent successful parliamentary reception held by the Carbon Trust; values the role the trust plays in Scotland in helping organisations to reduce carbon emissions, develop low-carbon technologies and respond to climate change; notes the positive views about the Carbon Trust in Scotland expressed by representatives of RHI Refractories in Clydebank and Ocean Power Delivery, two of the many Scottish companies that have received support from the Carbon Trust; *notes that Aberdeen City Council pioneered the Local Authority Carbon Management Programme which Aberdeenshire Council is also using*; notes with interest that organisations that take steps to reduce carbon emissions not only help the environment but can also benefit financially from more efficient use of energy, and *believes that* everyone concerned with reducing carbon emissions and improving business efficiency *should be encouraged to* spread the good word about what the Carbon Trust can do to help organisations, both large and small, across all sectors in Scotland to ensure that our nation’s carbon footprint on the world is as small as possible.

Supported by: Mr Jamie Stone*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5280# Rise in Alcohol-Related Crime Figures in the Highlands and Islands (lodged on 5 December 2006) Mr Frank McAveety*, Bill Butler*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Trish Godman*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Sarah Boyack*, Dave Petrie*

S2M-5273 Parliament Crèche in Danger (lodged on 5 December 2006) Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, John Swinburne*

S2M-5272 Victory for Militant Trade Union Action at Glasgow City Council (lodged on 5 December 2006) Tommy Sheridan*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-5271 Focus Environment 2006 (lodged on 5 December 2006) Richard Lochhead*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Margaret Jamieson*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Trish Godman*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mr David Davidson*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Sarah Boyack*, Dave Petrie*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-5267 Scottish Funders’ Forum (lodged on 4 December 2006) Nora Radcliffe*, Robin Harper*, Dave Petrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, John Swinburne*

S2M-5263♦ Towards a Litter-Free Scotland (lodged on 4 December 2006) Helen Eadie*

S2M-5261# Success of Scots Trad Music Awards 2006 (lodged on 4 December 2006) Robin Harper*, Ms Rosemary Byrne*, Dave Petrie*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Richard Lochhead*

S2M-5254 Values Into Action (VIA) Scotland Launch (lodged on 30 November 2006) Ms Rosemary Byrne*

S2M-5249 Strategic Approach to Race Equality (lodged on 29 November 2006) Jackie Baillie*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-5247 Carers’ Rights Day (lodged on 29 November 2006) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-5241 Launch of the White Ribbon Campaign (lodged on 28 November 2006) Michael McMahon*

S2M-5232 Heather Badges for St Andrew’s Day from SBO Enterprises at Torry Academy, Aberdeen (lodged on 28 November 2006) Mr Mark Ruskell*

S2M-5230 Launch of University of Dundee’s UNESCO Centre for Water, Law, Policy and Science (lodged on 28 November 2006) Mr Mark Ruskell*

S2M-5221 New Deer Wins Calor Scottish Community of the Year 2006 (lodged on 23 November 2006) Mr David Davidson*

S2M-5199 Fair Trade in Our Schools (lodged on 21 November 2006) Irene Oldfather*

S2M-5124 Holytown Primary School Supports Malawi (lodged on 8 November 2006) Karen Whitefield*

S2M-4982 T in the Park Success at UK Festival Awards 2006 (lodged on 20 October 2006) Irene Oldfather*

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