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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5355 Nicola Sturgeon: Trident—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; recognises the need for a full debate to explore the military, economic and political consequences of Trident renewal and believes that a convincing case can be made, in military, economic and political terms, for the non-replacement of Trident, and calls on the UK Government not to go ahead at this time with the proposal in the White Paper.

*S2M-5354 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Office of the Clerk—That the Parliament agrees that from 3 January to 2 April 2007 the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except on Saturdays and Sundays.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5353 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day Trading (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 19 January 2007.

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5352 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 10 January 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: Finance

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 11 January 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time—

Environment and Rural Development;

Health and Community Care

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Supported by: George Lyon*

*S2M-5351 Carolyn Leckie: Rape and Female Asylum Seekers—That the Parliament welcomes research by the Black Women’s Rape Action Project and Women Against Rape into the experiences of rape survivors at asylum appeal hearings; calls on the Home Office to ensure that women seeking asylum or refuge in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights after fleeing sexual violence perpetrated by agents of the state are enabled to speak about all the violence they have suffered and to have access to adequate legal representation and appropriate medical and other expert advice, and calls on the UK Government to ensure that women seeking asylum are treated according to international precedents and the 2000 Asylum Gender Guidelines, which must be assigned statutory status, and that they are granted refugee status or human rights protection in the same ways as men who are found to have suffered from torture or inhuman and degrading treatment.

Supported by: Frances Curran*, Rosie Kane*

*S2M-5350 Donald Gorrie: Compulsory Advertisements for Charities—That the Parliament is concerned that the Scottish Executive is considering compelling charities to pay up to £500 for advertisements whenever they plan significant changes to their charitable aims; believes that such advertisements represent very bad use of a charity’s funds since very few people will read them, and further believes that making better use of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator’s website to publicise the changes would reach more people at less cost, that charities taking out such advertisements could be open to challenge for misuse of their funds in a way that does not provide best value for money and that donors will be deterred from giving if they consider that their money will go to pay for an administrative advertisement.

*S2M-5349 Mr John Swinney: Post Offices—That the Parliament expresses its concern at the reductions in the post office network proposed by the UK Government and calls on the Scottish Executive to make representations to the UK Government to ensure that Scotland retains a comprehensive and accessible post office network.

*S2M-5348 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006 be approved.

Supported by: George Lyon*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5347 Play and the Curriculum for Excellence (lodged on 18 December 2006) Mr Mark Ruskell*, Mark Ballard*, Eleanor Scott*, Shiona Baird*, Patrick Harvie*, Mike Pringle*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*

S2M-5344 Safe Zones (lodged on 18 December 2006) Phil Gallie*, Mr Jamie McGrigor*, Mr Ted Brocklebank*, Dave Petrie*, Mrs Nanette Milne*, Alex Johnstone*, Murdo Fraser*

S2M-5342 ScottishPower Learning (lodged on 15 December 2006) Jackie Baillie*, Christine May*, Susan Deacon*, Mr David Davidson*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Sarah Boyack*, Shiona Baird*, Margaret Mitchell*, John Swinburne*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Trish Godman*

S2M-5330 Discrimination Doesn’t Work (lodged on 14 December 2006) Alex Neil*, Bruce Crawford*

S2M-5329 Label Scotch in Gaelic (lodged on 14 December 2006) Shona Robison*, Brian Adam*, Fergus Ewing*, Jim Mather*, Stewart Stevenson*

S2M-5328 Betting Shop Staff Safety (lodged on 14 December 2006) Nora Radcliffe*, Maureen Macmillan*, Mr Kenny MacAskill*, Dr Elaine Murray*, Mike Pringle*, Rob Gibson*, Karen Whitefield*, Trish Godman*, Karen Gillon*, Frances Curran*, Christine May*, Rosie Kane*, Shona Robison*, Carolyn Leckie*, Brian Adam*, Eleanor Scott*, Margaret Jamieson*, Tommy Sheridan*, Mr Kenneth Macintosh*, Mr Stewart Maxwell*, Michael McMahon*, Jackie Baillie*

S2M-5325♦ Demonstrate in Falkirk: Not a Minute on the Day, Not a Penny off the Pay (lodged on 14 December 2006) Colin Fox*

S2M-5323 A Dog is for Life (lodged on 13 December 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-5320 Report on Inquiry into Accountability and Governance (lodged on 13 December 2006) Mr John Swinney*

S2M-5316 Information and Support for Polish Non-UK Nationals in Scotland (lodged on 13 December 2006) Susan Deacon*

S2M-5307 Support for Prescribing of Tysabri for MS Sufferers in Scotland (lodged on 12 December 2006) Alex Fergusson*

S2M-5305 Tysabri for People with MS (lodged on 12 December 2006) Tommy Sheridan*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S2M-5301 Solidarity with the Victims of the Pinochet Dictatorship (lodged on 11 December 2006) Susan Deacon*, Trish Godman*

S2M-5300 Cancer Poverty (lodged on 11 December 2006) Maureen Macmillan*

S2M-5293 Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities (lodged on 7 December 2006) Margaret Smith*

S2M-5280# Rise in Alcohol-Related Crime Figures in the Highlands and Islands (lodged on 5 December 2006) Tommy Sheridan*

S2M-4950 UK Residents Detained in Guantanamo Bay (lodged on 12 October 2006) Margo MacDonald*

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