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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5572 Mr Andy Kerr: Making the NHS Local—That the Parliament supports the goal of further shifting the balance of care away from reactive, episodic care in the acute sector towards preventive, integrated and continuous care embedded in local communities; congratulates NHS Scotland on the significant progress in making its service more local, as required by "Delivering for Health"; welcomes for instance the 50% increase in funding for primary medical services over the period from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and unprecedented investment in primary and community care premises; supports the new community hospital strategy with its focus on providing local facilities and services appropriate to modern-day demands; welcomes the establishment of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth in Grampian and the approaches it will bring to widening access to specialist services, such as seen in the tele-neurology service in Orkney; commends the shift from hospital-based provision to local access for services such as chemotherapy and dialysis and expects community health partnerships to continue to accelerate such a shift; recognises the benefits to communities of more local access for the majority of their unscheduled care needs that will be brought about by the development of community casualty units; welcomes the continuing development of new staff roles and expertise as a means to carry services closer to patients; supports the community pharmacy minor ailments service as an excellent example of improved local access; supports the Scottish Executive’s intention to improve Scotland’s health, focussing especially on reducing inequalities between those with the best and worst health; acknowledges the contribution to improving health of services in local communities for people of all ages, from improving children’s dental health in Glasgow to promoting walking for health by older people; applauds the world-leading anticipatory care "Keep well" services which tackle coronary heart disease in the most deprived communities, and welcomes this package of service change and the continued development of local community health partnerships as a strong and coherent response to the changing pattern of demand that NHS Scotland will face.

Supported by: Lewis Macdonald*

*S2M-5571 Ms Rosemary Byrne: Not Value for Money - Not Fit for Purpose—That the Parliament notes the concerns raised by leading architect, Malcolm Fraser, regarding the use of private finance to build schools; notes with concern his anxieties regarding the physical and mental well-being of children in schools built with private finance and the potential detrimental effects on children’s educational attainment; acknowledges that the Educational Institute of Scotland still has "serious reservations" about the value of PPP; believes that private finance neither gives value for money nor is fit for the purpose of building schools, and calls on the Scottish Executive to publish what evidence it has on the value of PPP in building schools and to undertake a full investigation into the mental and physical effects of schools built under private finance initiatives and their impact on children’s educational attainment.

Supported by: Tommy Sheridan*, Campbell Martin*

*S2M-5570.1 Ms Rosemary Byrne: School Education—As an amendment to motion (S2M-5570) in the name of Mr Brian Monteith, leave out from "plays" to end and insert "has a vital role to play in ensuring that all Scotland’s children receive an equal and quality education; believes that there is a need to ensure that all aspects of additional support needs are scrutinised by HMIE and that all children with additional support needs and their parents are invited to contribute by interview or questionnaire regarding the quality of education received, including assessments, educational plans, input into regular reviews and SQA concessions, and further believes that during every school inspection there should be at least one member of the HMIE team with a qualification and experience in teaching children with additional support needs."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S2M-5567 Biometric and Surveillance Systems in Schools (lodged on 8 February 2007) Mark Ballard*

S2M-5557 CAB Blended Learning (lodged on 6 February 2007) Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-5550 Cork It Campaign - Worthy of Support (lodged on 6 February 2007) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-5548 Cork It (lodged on 6 February 2007) John Swinburne*, Dennis Canavan*

S2M-5538 Maintenance Contracts for Senior Citizens’ Central Heating Systems (lodged on 5 February 2007) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-5525# Switch Off Energy Debt (lodged on 1 February 2007) John Swinburne*, Mr Jamie Stone*, Karen Whitefield*

S2M-5523# Making our Transport Fit for Purpose (lodged on 1 February 2007) John Farquhar Munro*

S2M-5517 NUS Scotland Campaign (lodged on 31 January 2007) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-5512 Positive Lives: Positive Response to HIV (lodged on 30 January 2007) Dennis Canavan*

S2M-5501# Awareness of Long-Term Conditions (lodged on 30 January 2007) Cathy Peattie*

S2M-5491 Scotland’s Window on Europe (lodged on 26 January 2007) Mrs Mary Mulligan*, Mr Jamie Stone*

S2M-5385# Awareness of Coeliac Disease (lodged on 9 January 2007) Alex Fergusson*, Dr Elaine Murray*

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