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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

*S3M-3325 Sarah Boyack: Forestry—That the Parliament notes widespread and clearly expressed public concern about the potential effects on biodiversity, access, employment and the ability of Forestry Commission Scotland to continue to carry out its functions effectively as a result of the Scottish Government’s proposals to lease large tracts of the forestry estate to the private sector for decades into the future; notes that the Parliament is being asked by the Scottish Government to scrutinise a proposal that it has now said does "not necessarily represent the best or only option" to achieve its objectives; also notes that the Scottish Government has not set out what it believes would be the other or better options; further notes the lack of published detail or business plan and the inability of the Scottish Government to answer a series of questions on the full implications of its proposals at this time, and calls on the Scottish Government to reconsider its plans to proceed with the leasing proposal and end the uncertainty surrounding the proposals by dropping the provisions that would permit this from the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*

*S3M-3324 Linda Fabiani: Gaelic Language Plan—That the Parliament recognises that Gaelic is an integral part of Scotland’s heritage, national identity and current cultural life; welcomes and supports the launch of the consultation on the Scottish Government’s draft Gaelic Language Plan, and acknowledges the work being carried out on the implementation of other Gaelic language plans by Argyll and Bute Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Edinburgh City Council, Glasgow City Council, Highland Council, the Scottish Parliament and Highland and Islands Enterprise.

Supported by: Bruce Crawford*

*S3M-3323 Ken Macintosh: Posthumous Honour for Jane Haining—That the Parliament pays tribute to the moving courage and sacrifice of Scottish missionary Jane Haining who, following the outbreak of the Second World War, ignored orders to return to Scotland from Budapest, refusing to leave the Jewish orphans in her care, and, as a result, was arrested by the Nazis and died in Auschwitz-Birkenau in July 1944; celebrates the example of moral courage that her actions set for young people today; recognises the honour bestowed on her by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial authority, in naming her as Righteous Among the Nations, non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews from the Nazis, and supports the Holocaust Educational Trust, The Scotsman and others in calling for a posthumous honour for Jane Haining and other heroes of the Holocaust in recognition of their bravery and selflessness.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin*, Charlie Gordon*, Bill Butler*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Hugh Henry*

*S3M-3322 Des McNulty: Transport Priorities—That the Parliament notes that the Strategic Transport Projects Review lacks detail on timescales and does not commit the Scottish Government to deliver a programme of expenditure for the vast majority of the projects identified; also notes the concern of communities along the length of the A82, A77, A9 and A96 that no indication has been given as to when their needs for road improvements will be addressed; notes in particular the disappointment of people in Elgin, Inverness and Maybole who were led to believe by the SNP prior to the 2007 election that their bypass schemes would be given priority by an SNP government, and reminds ministers of the principle of collective responsibility and the need to ensure that communities are not misled about the Scottish Government’s intentions.

*S3M-3321 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Private Landlord Registration (Modification) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

*S3M-3320 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

*S3M-3319 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Modification Order 2009 be approved.

*S3M-3318 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Parliamentary Recess Dates—That the Parliament agrees the following parliamentary recess dates under Rule 2.3.1: 12 – 25 October 2009 (inclusive), 21 December 2009 – 4 January 2010 (inclusive), 15 – 21 February 2010 (inclusive) and 29 March – 11 April 2010 (inclusive).

*S3M-3317 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Office of the Clerk—That the Parliament agrees that, between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 27 November 2009, 24 December (pm), 25 and 28 December 2009, 1 and 4 January 2010, 2 and 5 April 2010 and 3, 28 and 31 May 2010.

*S3M-3316 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 13 February 2009.

*S3M-3315 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 27 March 2009.

*S3M-3314 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 February 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2009

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 5 February 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Liberal Democrats Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Early Years Framework

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 11 February 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 12 February 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

*S3M-3313 John Park: Monthly Bin Collections in Fife—That the Parliament notes plans by Fife Council to pilot monthly bin collections; is concerned that these proposals are the latest in a series of cuts by the local authority, such as the increase in care charges, that are impacting on Fife residents; understands that efforts to reduce waste are important for a sustainable future but is concerned that four-weekly collections of residual waste will lead to an increase in overflowing bins and on-street litter; believes that efforts to increase recycling and the green disposal of food waste should be encouraged but not at the expense of local communities’ quality of life, and calls on Fife Council to reconsider its proposals.

Supported by: David Whitton*, Trish Godman*, Michael McMahon*, Hugh Henry*

*S3M-3312 Christopher Harvie: Tree Planting at Glen Arklet—That the Parliament expresses concern about plans by Forestry Commission Scotland to plant trees in Glen Arklet as part of the Great Trossachs Forest despite the fact that this landscape of loch, heather, moorland and blanket bog has lasted for almost as long as human life in Scotland; notes that the open moorland with its spectacular views across Loch Lomond to the Arrochar Alps has been valued by the local population, tourists, photographers, historians, filmmakers, artists and writers, from Sir Walter Scott to Jules Verne, and that the glen, the loch and the burn that flows out of them to Loch Lomond also flow in Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Inversnaid, one of the greatest nature poems in the English language, graven on the walls of Holyrood and as iconic as Wordsworth’s daffodils at Grasmere, "O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet", and hopes that other ways to manage the land and control natural regeneration will be explored fully and used at Loch Arklet to preserve the views and natural environment.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-3311♦ Support for Computer Games Development (lodged on 26 January 2009) Alex Neil*

S3M-3306 Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health - 25th Anniversary (lodged on 26 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Alex Neil*

S3M-3305 Beating Bowel Cancer’s 2009 Be Loud! Be Clear! Campaign (lodged on 26 January 2009) Cathie Craigie*, Jackson Carlaw*, Ken Macintosh*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Jackie Baillie*, Marlyn Glen*, Ross Finnie*, Mike Pringle*, Jamie McGrigor*, Trish Godman*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, Hugh Henry*, Karen Whitefield*, Alex Neil*, Christine Grahame*, James Kelly*

S3M-3304 BBC Refusal to Help in Humanitarian Appeal for Gaza (lodged on 26 January 2009) Roseanna Cunningham*, Elaine Smith*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, Cathy Peattie*, Alex Neil*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-3303 BBC Refusal to Broadcast the Emergency Appeal for Gaza (lodged on 26 January 2009) Elaine Smith*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Patrick Harvie*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Trish Godman*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, Cathy Peattie*, Alex Neil*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-3302 BBC and the Gaza Appeal (lodged on 26 January 2009) Roseanna Cunningham*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, Iain Smith*, Alex Neil*

S3M-3301 Free Football for Under-16s (lodged on 26 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3298 Congratulations to Katie Dorman (lodged on 23 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3297 Scottish Banknotes (Acceptability in the United kingdom) Bill (lodged on 23 January 2009) Mary Scanlon*, Stuart McMillan*, Annabel Goldie*

S3M-3295 Support Renfrewshire Faitrade Zone Campaign (lodged on 23 January 2009) Patrick Harvie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, Trish Godman*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3294 The Threat of Polio (lodged on 23 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3293# Combating Human Trafficking (lodged on 23 January 2009) Alex Neil*, Trish Godman*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, John Scott*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3291 Anstruther Fish Bar, UK Fish and Chip Shop of 2008 (lodged on 23 January 2009) David Whitton*, Aileen Campbell*, Ross Finnie*, Trish Godman*, Brian Adam*, Bob Doris*, Jim Tolson*, Ted Brocklebank*, Stuart McMillan*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Hugh Henry*, John Park*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-3290 Supporting the Gaiety Theatre (lodged on 23 January 2009) Trish Godman*, Johann Lamont*, Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3288 Aiming for a Nuclear-free World and a Nuclear-free Scotland (lodged on 22 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-3287 Congratulations to Scotswomen of the Year (lodged on 22 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, John Scott*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3286 Congratulations to the International Scotswoman of the Year (lodged on 22 January 2009) Trish Godman*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, John Scott*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3285 Congratulations to the Scots Sportswoman of the Year (lodged on 22 January 2009) Cathie Craigie*, Trish Godman*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, John Scott*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3284 Investment in Schools in North Highland (lodged on 22 January 2009) Mike Rumbles*, Jim Tolson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3283 Congratulations to Award Winning Fife Eateries (lodged on 22 January 2009) Iain Smith*, Gil Paterson*, John Scott*

S3M-3282 Kind Hearts in Livingston’s Centre Support Marie Curie Cancer Care (lodged on 22 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3281 Congratulations to Kirkintilloch High School (lodged on 20 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-3279 Volunteer Development Scotland, 25th Anniversary (lodged on 22 January 2009) Johann Lamont*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*, John Scott*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-3276 Kirkintilloch High School (lodged on 22 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3275 Siadar Wave Power Scheme (lodged on 22 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, John Scott*

S3M-3274 Labour Party’s Attitude Towards Inquiry into Iraq (lodged on 22 January 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-3269 The Murison Burns Collection (lodged on 21 January 2009) John Scott*

S3M-3268 Loss of Jobs at Vion, Cambuslang (lodged on 21 January 2009) Cathie Craigie*, Johann Lamont*

S3M-3267 NESTA and UKERC Carbon Crucible (lodged on 21 January 2009) Trish Godman*, Liam McArthur*, John Park*, David Stewart*, Marlyn Glen*, Bill Wilson*

S3M-3263 Recreational Fishing - Article 47 (lodged on 21 January 2009) Trish Godman*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-3262 Call to Suspend Military Trials at Guantánamo Bay (lodged on 21 January 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-3255 Sunday Post’s 90th Birthday (lodged on 20 January 2009) Johann Lamont*, John Scott*

S3M-3251 Racism and the UK Borders Agency (lodged on 20 January 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-3242 West Whitlawburn Housing Co-operative (lodged on 19 January 2009) Johann Lamont*

S3M-3240 Generals Say Trident Completely Useless (lodged on 16 January 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-3239 Partick Thistle Celebrates 100 Years in Maryhill (lodged on 16 January 2009) Johann Lamont*

S3M-3238 Bush Administration Admits Torture in Guantánamo Bay (lodged on 16 January 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-3233 University of the West of Scotland Nursery Provision (lodged on 15 January 2009) Cathie Craigie*, Johann Lamont*

S3M-3152 Public Analyst Laboratories (lodged on 19 December 2008) Mike Pringle*, Ross Finnie*, Robert Brown*, Jim Tolson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Hugh Henry*

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