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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5071 John Swinney: The Scottish Economy—That the Parliament recognises the impact of the recession on Scotland and notes the actions that the Scottish Government is taking to support jobs and communities, strengthen education and skills and invest in innovation and industries of the future to ensure that the nation is both protected from the worst of the downturn and well placed to take advantage of any recovery.

*S3M-5070 Bill Wilson: Detention without Trial Is an Assault on Human Rights and Civil Liberties—That the Parliament recognises the right to due process for all detainees and therefore is disturbed that there are people in the United Kingdom who have been held in custody and without trial for an extended period; believes that due process entails all detainees knowing the charges against them, having access to legal advice and receiving a fair trial within a reasonable time, and believes that, when the basic human rights and civil liberties of some are breached, the rights and liberties of all are threatened and that disregarding rights and liberties does nothing to make the United Kingdom a safer country or combat terrorism.

*S3M-5069 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965 Modification Order 2009 be approved.

*S3M-5068 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 26 March 2010.

*S3M-5067 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 18 December 2009.

*S3M-5066 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 November 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scotland’s National Parks

followed by Ministerial Statement: Making Skills Work for Scotland: ScotAction

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 5 November 2009

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

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Autumn Fisheries Negotiations

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 11 November 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 November 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

Justice and Law Officers;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

*S3M-5065 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 29 October 2009—

delete

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Marine (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Marine (Scotland) Bill

and insert

9.00 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Influenza A (H1N1)

followed by Ministerial Statement: Elder Abuse

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Marine (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Marine (Scotland) Bill

*S3M-5064 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that "9:00" be substituted for "9:15" in Rule 2.2.3 for the purpose of allowing the meeting of the Parliament on Thursday 29 October 2009 to begin at 9.00 am.

*S3M-5063 Pauline McNeill: The Scottish Parliament Welcomes Fire Fighters from Nablus—That the Parliament warmly welcomes the firefighters from Nablus who are in Scotland for three weeks to receive fire service training at the Scottish Fire Services College in Gullane, East Lothian; congratulates the Fire Brigades Union, the Scottish Government and the college for organising and supporting the project that exemplifies the fire service as a fraternity that exists across international boundaries, and believes that this type of collaboration with Palestinian public service workers is important in keeping skills up to date and will benefit ordinary citizens living in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Supported by: Elaine Smith*

*S3M-5062 Bill Wilson: Israel’s Detention of Mohammad Othman—That the Parliament endorses calls by Jewish Voice for Peace for the release by Israel of human rights activist Mohammad Othman, arrested and detained by Israeli soldiers at the Jordan/Palestine border on his return from Norway where he was campaigning in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israeli human rights abuses; notes that this non-violent campaign has the support of students, cultural workers, unionists, churches, progressive governments and sports fans throughout the world, and believes that the most effective way that the Government of Israel could remove the threat of boycott, divestment and sanctions would be by respecting human rights, accepting the findings of the report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict to the United Nations Human Rights Council and prosecuting those guilty of war crimes, releasing illegally held detainees, dismantling illegal Jewish settlements while ceasing the destruction of Palestinian homes and compensating those whose homes have been destroyed, withdrawing from the occupied territories and ending the blockade of Gaza, the continued enforcement of which has seen many civilians killed, including unarmed children reportedly shot by the Israeli Defence Force without provocation when it was not threatened.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*, Robin Harper*

*S3M-5061 John Swinney: Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b)(i) or (iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

*S3M-5060 Linda Fabiani: Skillbuild 2009, Congratulations to National Construction College Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates the National Construction College Scotland for its success at the recent Skillbuild 2009 competition held at South Lanarkshire College, with particular congratulations to Mark Doris, winner of the gold medal for reinforced bitumen membrane roofing and Stephen Ferguson and Graeme Highlands, winners of the gold and silver medals respectively for roof sheeting and cladding.

*S3M-5059 Gavin Brown: "Unighting" to Tackle Crime—That the Parliament congratulates the Unight scheme on picking up the Outstanding Achievement accolade at the inaugural Scottish Police Awards; notes that the scheme, which links up 45 nightclubs and other venues with late licences across Edinburgh, resulted in reducing serious assaults by 50% and drug offences by 55%; commends clubs across the city on playing such a vital role in tackling antisocial behaviour, and wishes the scheme continued success in the future.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Aitken*, Mary Scanlon*, John Lamont*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Jackson Carlaw*, Margaret Mitchell*, Trish Godman*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-5057 Halifax Bank of Scotland Charges (lodged on 26 October 2009) Willie Coffey*, Bill Wilson*, Ken Macintosh*, Tricia Marwick*, Stuart McMillan*, Brian Adam*, Alasdair Allan*, Liam McArthur*, Christine Grahame*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Sandra White*

S3M-5055 Let’s Show Racists the Red Card (lodged on 26 October 2009) Pauline McNeill*, Christine Grahame*, Elaine Murray*, Michael McMahon*, Mr Frank McAveety*, John Park*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Margaret Curran*, Liam McArthur*, Trish Godman*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-5054 Fireworks and Furry Friends (lodged on 26 October 2009) David Whitton*, Des McNulty*, Christine Grahame*, Elaine Murray*, Karen Whitefield*, Cathy Jamieson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Pauline McNeill*, Claire Baker*, Trish Godman*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-5053 Biggar Little Festival 2009 (lodged on 26 October 2009) Malcolm Chisholm*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-5052 Chambers Harrap Publishers (lodged on 26 October 2009) Rob Gibson*, Aileen Campbell*, Christopher Harvie*, Bill Wilson*, Ken Macintosh*, Brian Adam*, Trish Godman*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-5051 Unite for Workers of Falkirk Sign Factory (lodged on 26 October 2009) John Wilson*, Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-5042♦ Fair Treatment for All Investors in Kaupthing, Singer and Friedlander (lodged on 22 October 2009) Maureen Watt*

S3M-5039 Congratulations to Grampian Police on Scottish Policing Awards Success (lodged on 21 October 2009) Maureen Watt*, Trish Godman*

S3M-5038 RNID Report, Who Benefits? (lodged on 21 October 2009) Maureen Watt*

S3M-5033 The Bravery of Corporal Scott Cox of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (lodged on 20 October 2009) Stewart Maxwell*

S3M-5032 Charities Banking on Lloyds (lodged on 20 October 2009) Mr Frank McAveety*, Trish Godman*, David Whitton*

S3M-5029 Bookstart (lodged on 19 October 2009) Mr Frank McAveety*, Maureen Watt*, Trish Godman*

S3M-5028 Music to Our Ears for Forty Years (lodged on 19 October 2009) Trish Godman*

S3M-5024 Concern over Asylum Process Changes (lodged on 15 October 2009) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-5020 Congratulations to Charles Sim of Scotwest Credit Union (lodged on 14 October 2009) Johann Lamont*, Bill Kidd*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Sandra White*

S3M-5015 Action for Children (lodged on 13 October 2009) Des McNulty*, Margo MacDonald*

S3M-5012 National Identity Fraud Prevention Week (lodged on 12 October 2009) Maureen Watt*

S3M-5006 Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds (lodged on 9 October 2009) Maureen Watt*

S3M-5004 Vivendi Should Treat Scotch Whisky Pensioners Fairly (lodged on 9 October 2009) Rhona Brankin*, James Kelly*, John Wilson*, Karen Gillon*, Bill Butler*, Ken Macintosh*, Mary Mulligan*, David Whitton*, Trish Godman*

S3M-4641# Celebrating the Scottish-Polish Connection (lodged on 29 July 2009) Dr Richard Simpson*

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