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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-2755 Jim Hume: New Lanark World Heritage Site—That the Parliament notes the educational, historical and economic importance of New Lanark World Heritage Site as one of Scotland’s top attraction sites, which receives over 400,000 visitors each year; recognises the excellent work carried out by the New Lanark Trust in achieving world heritage site status in 2001 following the restoration and development of the New Lanark village, building on the principles of philanthropist Robert Owen’s own campaign for a fairer and better society; further recognises the importance of the trust’s work not only in preserving New Lanark as a sustainable community with a resident population, but also in creating new opportunities for employment; deeply regrets the recent lack of grant money available on which the trust has been so reliant in previous years; recognises the potential threat this poses for the future of the trust’s work in the continued development of the site, and calls on the Scottish Government to take the steps necessary to safeguard the future of this educationally, historically and economically vital world heritage site.

*S3M-2754 Jim Hume: Save Sheuchan Street Postal Services—That the Parliament deplores the decision taken by Post Office Ltd to remain committed to its original post office branch closure programme across the South of Scotland despite the numerous strong objections made by individuals, businesses and community groups; further deplores the loss in particular of Sheuchan Street Post Office in Stranraer; notes with deep concern the detrimental impact that this loss of service provision in Stranraer will have on the economy of the immediate local community and surrounding area, individuals and small to medium-sized businesses reliant upon a service that is very localised and customised to their specific needs and that provides face-to-face personal support and advice to elderly, disabled and vulnerable people, and calls on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to retain effective and comprehensive postal services in Stranraer and the rest of the South of Scotland.

*S3M-2753 Jim Hume: Post Office Closures—That the Parliament deplores the decision taken by Post Office Ltd to remain committed to its original post office branch closure programme across the South of Scotland despite the numerous strong objections made by individuals, businesses and community groups; further deplores the loss in particular of Greenlaw Post Office, which was shown to be a thriving and profitable business; notes with deep concern the detrimental impact that this loss of service provision in Greenlaw will have on the economy of the immediate local community and surrounding area, individuals and small to medium-sized businesses reliant upon a service that is very localised and customised to their specific needs and that provides face-to-face personal support and advice to elderly, disabled and vulnerable people, and calls on the Scottish Government to take urgent action to retain effective and comprehensive postal services in Greenlaw and the rest of the South of Scotland.

*S3M-2752 Patrick Harvie: Congratulations to Shawlands Academy—That the Parliament congratulates the staff and pupils at Shawlands Academy on Glasgow’s Southside for their award as the United Kingdom’s greenest school; notes that the school fought off competition from schools throughout Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland; recognises the contribution that schools can make both to direct environmental improvements and to fostering a lasting culture of sustainable living; considers that many parts of the public sector can learn from the examples shown by Shawlands Academy and the other schools in the competition, and urges the Scottish Government to use the forthcoming climate change bill to provide incentives for urgent action throughout Scotland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of environmental damage.

*S3M-2751 Roseanna Cunningham: Bank Bonuses—That the Parliament notes with dismay that both Northern Rock and Lloyds TSB have indicated that they will pay out senior staff bonuses this year; regards this to be an unacceptable practice after being in receipt of billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to ensure that they could continue trading; is of the view that no bank that has received such public money should even contemplate the paying of bonuses to senior staff; believes that to do so will be viewed as a calculated insult to the millions of people now facing a recession with the potential loss of their homes and jobs, and would expect that the bank chiefs will reconsider their position on this as a matter of urgency.

*S3M-2750 Tavish Scott: Shetland Times Petition on Airline Charges—That the Parliament notes that airlines are adding extra charges to their basic ticket prices; further notes that such extra charges often include the use of debit and credit cards and seat reservations; is concerned that such charges often seem to bear very little relationship to the actual costs that the airlines face and that such extra charges have been imposed on the air services between Shetland and the UK mainland; understands the concerns that this has raised and believes that there should be no charge for using a debit card or for reserving a seat and that the charges applied to credit cards should reflect the actual cost to the airline, and congratulates Shetland Times on its petition campaign to see seat reservation and debit card charges dropped and credit card charges lowered.

Supported by: Liam McArthur*

*S3M-2749 Jamie Hepburn: R (On The Application of Bancoult) v Secretary of State For Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs—That the Parliament recalls motion S2M-04384 (The Chagos Islanders), lodged by Sandra White on 11 May 2006; notes with extreme concern the judgment delivered on 22 October 2008 by the House of Lords in R (On The Application of Bancoult) v Secretary of State For Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; recognises injustices perpetuated for a long period of time by the British state against the people of the Chagos Islands, particularly forced expulsion of human beings from the British Indian Ocean Territory in violation of international law; calls on the UK Government not to contest any case brought before the European Court of Human Rights by the Chagossians on this matter and to allow the Chagos Islanders a right to return home, and expresses solidarity with the Chagos families and condemns the actions of the British establishment in overseeing this ongoing violation of human rights.

Supported by: Bashir Ahmad*, Bill Wilson*, Bill Kidd*

*S3M-2748 Jamie Hepburn: United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities—That the Parliament notes the decision by the UK Government not to be present at the Conference of State Parties taking place at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York between 31 October and 3 November 2008, which will discuss implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities; further notes that this convention is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century and that the United Kingdom is a signatory but has not yet ratified the treaty; expresses concern that the UK Government intends to opt out of the convention on crucial areas, including education, armed forces, mental capacity and asylum/immigration; believes that, since the convention allows for progressive realisation of social and economic rights, such action is unnecessary, and calls on the UK Government not to pick and choose on this issue, but to live up to its signed commitment to recognise fully the human rights of disabled people in the UK and around the world.

Supported by: Bob Doris*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Bashir Ahmad*, Christina McKelvie*, Alex Neil*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Robin Harper*, Sandra White*

*S3M-2747 Gavin Brown: Cowgate Under 5’s Centre—That the Parliament congratulates the Cowgate Under 5’s Centre on reaching the final of the Nursery of the Year awards, organised by Nursery World; notes that the centre is Scotland’s only representative out of the three nurseries that have reached the final in that category; congratulates all the staff and children on this achievement; further notes the centre’s performance in the most recent HM Inspectorate of Education report, which identified the outstanding quality of staff interaction throughout the centre, the excellent progress of children in all aspects of their learning and the exceptional leadership of the head of the centre and deputies, and wishes the Cowgate Under 5’s Centre every success in the Nursery of the Year awards to be held in London on 21 November 2008.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, John Lamont*, Mary Scanlon*, Murdo Fraser*, Margaret Mitchell*, Ken Macintosh*, Stuart McMillan*, Robin Harper*, Jamie McGrigor*

*S3M-2746 Richard Baker: Success as Edinburgh’s Nightclubs "Unight" to Tackle Violent Crime—That the Parliament welcomes the success of Unight, an innovative new safety initiative set up a year ago in a partnership between 21 of Edinburgh’s top nightclubs aiming to improve communication between bars and nightclubs to make the city’s nightlife safer; congratulates all 21 nightclubs for their involvement in the scheme and commitment to tackling antisocial behaviour, drugs and violent crime; welcomes the collaborative approach of participating nightclubs in sharing CCTV footage of antisocial and drug-carrying customers; supports moves to ban troublemakers from all city establishments; believes a zero tolerance policy against drugs, assaults and weapons is the right approach in tackling violent crime and antisocial behaviour; notes the full support of Lothian and Borders Police and the positive feedback received from customers; welcomes recent figures from Lothian and Borders Police that show a 21% reduction in overall crime at Unight venues since the scheme was introduced, with the decline in criminal activity reaching as much as 70% in some venues; supports calls to roll out schemes such as Unight that enable higher standards of supervision and safety to become reality in towns and cities across Scotland, and supports proposals to make such schemes a national standard throughout the club and bar industry in Scotland.

Supported by: John Park*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Mary Mulligan*, Marlyn Glen*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Ken Macintosh*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Jackie Baillie*, Robin Harper*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Paul Martin*

*S3M-2745 Tavish Scott: Lerwick Port Authority Achieves Highest Environmental Certification—That the Parliament notes that Lerwick Port Authority has been awarded an ISO 14001 certificate, the highest environmental standard certificate in the world, in recognition of the efforts that have been made to improve the environmental practices of the operation of the port; further notes that this has been achieved by introduction of new management procedures with built-in environmental benefits, including the monitoring of all fuel and electricity used in port premises and vehicles and the recycling of all waste; recognises that, as the same standards have been achieved by the Peterson SBS oil service base in the port, Lerwick is now the only UK port capable of decommissioning oil and gas rigs while upholding the same environmental standards as the oil industry, and congratulates the port’s management and staff on the efforts they have made in order to reach the high environmental standards that holders of the ISO 14001 certificate have to achieve.

*S3M-2744 Sandra White: Pensioners Take Their Place at Holyrood—That the Parliament welcomes the ringing endorsement for the establishment of a pensioners’ parliament, unanimously agreed at the recent SNP conference in Perth; notes that a clear objective of one of the longest-standing cross-party groups (CPG) in the Parliament, the CPG on Older People, Age and Ageing, has been for the establishment of this forum, and looks forward to working with all relevant parties in making this commitment a reality.

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Bob Doris*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Bashir Ahmad*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Christina McKelvie*, Alex Neil*, Christine Grahame*

*S3M-2743 Stuart McMillan: Bishopbriggs Teacher Best in Britain—That the Parliament congratulates David Miller from St Ninian’s High School in Bishopbriggs for winning the Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School award at the 2008 Teaching Awards; notes his commitment to children in the area by serving on a children’s panel, prompting his decision to take up teaching; also notes the excellent standard of teaching in Scotland’s schools, and recognises the hard work that teachers in Scotland put in to create a safe and enjoyable learning atmosphere.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell*, Bashir Ahmad*, Alasdair Allan*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*, Robin Harper*, Bill Wilson*, Rob Gibson*, Sandra White*, Kenneth Gibson*, Ken Macintosh*, Keith Brown*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Christina McKelvie*

*S3M-2742 David Whitton: Secondary School Teacher of the Year 2008—That the Parliament congratulates David Miller from St Ninian’s High School in Bishopbriggs, who was named Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School at the 2008 Teaching Awards; notes the achievement of the English teacher who, even though being in the teaching profession for only five years, is a tutor to trainee English teachers, and also notes the praise given to him by pupils, former pupils and parents of pupils at St Ninian’s for his flexible use of computers in class and his discussion-based teaching style.

Supported by: Bashir Ahmad*, Alasdair Allan*, Bob Doris*, Jamie Hepburn*, Robin Harper*, Karen Gillon*, John Park*, Ken Macintosh*, Jackson Carlaw*, James Kelly*, Cathy Jamieson*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Ross Finnie*, Pauline McNeill*, Mary Mulligan*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Frank McAveety*

*S3M-2741 Kenneth Gibson: People Living with Epidermolysis Bullosa—That the Parliament congratulates the work of the charity, DebRA, that helps people living with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) to live the best quality of life possible; understands that EB is the name of a group of genetic disorders that causes blistering and shearing of the skin by the smallest amount of friction; is saddened that around 1 in 17,000 live births in the United Kingdom will be an infant with a form of EB; notes the good work of DebRA as the main funder in the UK of specialist EB treatment and research facilities, and further notes that DebRA provides travelling nurses to visit children and adults living with EB, while also providing respite holiday accommodation for families living with the disease.

Supported by: Bob Doris*, Jackson Carlaw*, Liam McArthur*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Kidd*, Christina McKelvie*, Ken Macintosh*, Bill Wilson*, Alex Neil*

*S3M-2740 Bill Kidd: Radiation Exposure at Faslane—That the Parliament commends the bravery of workers at Faslane nuclear submarine base on the Clyde who were forced to close by hand the doors on a radiation source after equipment failure that led to them being exposed to more radiation than the annual limit for members of the general public; expresses serious concern that this latest incident comes after safety lapses at the base that have reached an all-time high with 100 recorded between June 2006 and May 2007, and believes that the UK Government should conduct an inquiry into the lamentable and potentially fatal safety record at Faslane.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Alasdair Allan*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Rob Gibson*, Christopher Harvie*, Alex Neil*, Bashir Ahmad*, Bill Wilson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bob Doris*, Dave Thompson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Stuart McMillan*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Christina McKelvie*

*S3M-2739 Andy Kerr: Glasgow Rangers and UNICEF—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow Rangers on establishing a partnership with UNICEF that will see the Rangers Charity Foundation raising £300,000 by 2011 to fund a UNICEF education programme in India called Reducing the Gender Gap: Quality Education for Girls, which will focus on improving the quality of children’s education and working to ensure that all children, especially girls and those from disadvantaged or socially excluded backgrounds, have access to schools in the Indian states of Assam, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajastan, Gujurat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Supported by: Bill Butler*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bob Doris*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Helen Eadie*, Murdo Fraser*, Paul Martin*, Bill Kidd*, Margaret Curran*, John Park*, Sandra White*, Michael McMahon*, Kenneth Gibson*, Karen Gillon*, Nanette Milne*, Elaine Murray*, John Lamont*, Marlyn Glen*, Cathie Craigie*, Jamie McGrigor*, Trish Godman*, Ken Macintosh*, Mary Mulligan*, Mr Frank McAveety*

*S3M-2738 Lewis Macdonald: Congratulations to Cinnamon Aberdeen—That the Parliament congratulates the Cinnamon restaurant in Aberdeen on its success in winning the British Curry Award for Best Restaurant in Scotland and Northern Ireland for 2008 and wishes the restaurant every success in the future.

Supported by: Mr Frank McAveety*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Richard Baker*, Helen Eadie*, Robin Harper*, Nanette Milne*, Trish Godman*, Jamie McGrigor*, Mary Mulligan*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S3M-2737 Marlyn Glen: A Budget for Peace not War—That the Parliament congratulates Scotland’s for Peace for organising the People’s Budget for Peace gathering on Saturday 25 October 2008 in George Square, Glasgow; notes that supporters of the gathering include Scottish CND, UNISON Scotland, STUC, Oxfam, Campaign Against Arms Trade and the Scottish Islamic Foundation; considers that the UK Government’s plan to renew and replace Trident would have an impact on matters devolved to the Parliament for the next 50 years; expresses concern that the UK Government is spending £2 billion a year on Trident, almost twice as much as five years ago, and at least another £2 billion a year on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; suggests that Scotland’s share of that money would be £340 million a year; acknowledges that most Scots think that this money should be spent instead on tackling poverty and climate change; believes that a convincing case can be made, in military, economic and political terms, for the non-renewal of Trident; is concerned that that the money for Trident will be paid for by cuts in other UK Government budgets, including public services, and calls on the majority of Scottish MPs of all parties who voted against Trident renewal on 14 March 2007 to encourage the UK Government to spend this money on public services and tackling global climate change and world poverty.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Bashir Ahmad*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*, Robin Harper*, Sandra White*, Kenneth Gibson*, Cathy Peattie*, Bill Butler*, Bob Doris*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Christina McKelvie*, Elaine Smith*, Hugh O’Donnell*

*S3M-2736 Mary Scanlon: Congratulations to Forres in Bloom—That the Parliament congratulates Forres in Bloom for winning gold in the town category of Britain in Bloom; notes that over 1,000 villages, towns and cities entered this year’s contest and that Forres has a history spanning more than two decades of winning national awards in floral competitions; further notes that the judges were particularly impressed by the involvement of youngsters from Applegrove Primary School, who won the Britain in Bloom Young People’s Award, with both their knowledge of gardening and the school garden impressing the officials, and congratulates the Forres in Bloom team and all their supporters for the tremendous effort they put into the floral displays each year, which bring many visitors to the town.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan*, Murdo Fraser*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Sandra White*, Kenneth Gibson*, Robin Harper*, John Lamont*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jim Tolson*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Elizabeth Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Karen Whitefield*, Jackson Carlaw*, Bill Aitken*, Dave Thompson*, Stuart McMillan*, Ted Brocklebank*, Margaret Mitchell*

*S3M-2735 Cathy Jamieson: World Osteoporosis Day—That the Parliament marks World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October 2008; welcomes the recent publication by the National Osteoporosis Society of Your bones and osteoporosis: What every man, woman and child should know, a major report that shows that almost half of 18 to 24-year-olds do not know that there are steps they can take to keep their bones healthy, with more than half unaware that exercise can help to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and one in three unaware about the positive role that diet can play; notes these statistics and the importance of taking action to prevent osteoporosis in later life, and supports the recommendations to improve the public’s knowledge of bone health across all ages in Scotland.

Supported by: John Scott*

S3M-2729 Kenneth Gibson: Councillor Craig Taylor—That the Parliament expresses its deep regret and sadness at the death of respected councillor Craig Taylor, who died of a sudden heart attack on the evening of Tuesday 14 October 2008, aged 58; notes that Craig diligently represented Kilbirnie and Beith on North Ayrshire Council since his election in May 2007; offers its sympathy and condolences to his wife, Alison, sons, *Ian*, Robert and William, and his extended family and friends, and recognises Craig’s significant contribution to the communities that he represented and to Kilbirnie Auld Kirk, where he served as Clerk to the Session for many years.

Supported by: Alex Neil, Alasdair Allan, Irene Oldfather, Bill Wilson, Brian Adam, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Aileen Campbell*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Keith Brown*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bob Doris*, Bashir Ahmad*, Angela Constance*, Bill Kidd*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Christopher Harvie*, Dave Thompson*, Stuart McMillan*, Christina McKelvie*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2699 Claire Baker: Congratulations on Scottish University World Rankings—That the Parliament notes the publication of the 2008 Times Higher Education QS World University Rankings; congratulates the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews for being ranked in the top 100; further congratulates the University of Aberdeen for being ranked in the top 200 universities in the world; recognises that Scottish universities make up four of the 29 UK universities in the top 200; notes the improved ranking of the University of Glasgow and the drop in ranking for the University of St Andrews and University of Aberdeen; notes the drop in ranking of the University of Dundee out of the top 200 world universities; further notes the delay in publishing the final report of the Joint Future Thinking Taskforce on Universities; highlights the serious financial concerns expressed by many leaders across the university sector in Scotland over the last few weeks, and calls on the Scottish Government to come forward with concrete and substantive proposals to ensure Scotland’s universities maintain and build on their current international position over the coming years.

Supported by: David Stewart, Sarah Boyack, Robert Brown, Elaine Murray, Mike Pringle, John Park, Liam McArthur, Robin Harper, Dr Richard Simpson, Marlyn Glen, Mary Mulligan, Marilyn Livingstone, Ken Macintosh, Jackie Baillie, Rhona Brankin, George Foulkes, Jack McConnell, Trish Godman

*S3M-2699.1 Joe FitzPatrick: Congratulations on Scottish University World Rankings—As an amendment to motion (S3M-2699) in the name of Claire Baker, leave out from second "notes" to end and insert "congratulates the University of Dundee for being shortlisted as the only Scottish institution for the Times Higher Education Award of University of the Year; also congratulates its Politics Department, which came top for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey this year, and welcomes the investment being made by the Scottish Government in restoring Scotland’s reputation for having a world-class education system."

Supported by: Bob Doris*, Keith Brown*, Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bill Kidd*, Bashir Ahmad*, Rob Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, Alex Neil*

S3M-2655# Kenneth Gibson: Become Lupus Aware—That the Parliament notes that October 2008 is Lupus Awareness Month, with members and supporters holding a Lunch4Lupus and other events across the country to raise awareness of this condition; recognises that around 5,000 people in Scotland and over five million people worldwide, of whom around 90% are women, have lupus; further recognises that, while lupus can be mild, it may also be disabling and sometimes fatal, has no known cure and causes many different symptoms, including joint and muscle pain, fatigue, depression and kidney, heart, lung and brain symptoms, as well as recurrent miscarriages; acknowledges that there is an urgent need to increase awareness in Scotland of the debilitating impact of lupus and the difficulty that can arise in gaining a diagnosis, given that it mimics a number of other diseases; supports Lupus UK and other organisations across the world in calling for increases in funding for medical research on lupus and targeted education programmes for health professionals; believes a review of the provision of specialist services in the NHS for those with the condition to be of pressing concern, and regrets the lack of a national clinical centre for excellence in Scotland like that of the St Thomas Lupus Trust in London.

Supported by: Elaine Smith, Jackie Baillie, Bill Kidd, Rob Gibson, Aileen Campbell, Joe FitzPatrick, Angela Constance, Alex Neil, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dr Richard Simpson, Michael Matheson, Roseanna Cunningham, Brian Adam, Jamie Hepburn, Stuart McMillan, Hugh O’Donnell, Trish Godman, Nanette Milne, Elizabeth Smith, Robin Harper, Gil Paterson, Sarah Boyack, Helen Eadie, Ken Macintosh, Irene Oldfather, George Foulkes

S3M-1926# Elaine Murray: Success of First Year of Co-Operative Development Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the success of Co-operative Development Scotland in promoting and facilitating the development of co-operative enterprises across Scotland since it became fully operational in April 2007; notes that research carried out by Heriot-Watt University in 2006 estimated the combined annual turnover of co-operatives and mutuals in Scotland to be around £4 billion; believes that the contribution of this sector to the Scottish economy nationally and to local urban and rural economies, such as that of Dumfries and Galloway, could be increased, and believes that government funding for Co-operative Development Scotland should be extended beyond March 2009.

Supported by: Jack McConnell, Johann Lamont R, Ken Macintosh, Andy Kerr, James Kelly, Claire Baker, John Park, Jackie Baillie, Bill Wilson, Cathy Jamieson, Iain Gray, Rhona Brankin, Margaret Curran, David Whitton, Bill Butler R, George Foulkes, Mary Mulligan, Patricia Ferguson, Dr Richard Simpson, Trish Godman, Karen Gillon, Mr Frank McAveety, Marilyn Livingstone, Karen Whitefield, Marlyn Glen, Cathy Peattie, Peter Peacock, Rhoda Grant, David Stewart, Hugh Henry, Michael McMahon, Sarah Boyack, Cathie Craigie, Jim Hume

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2734 Girlguiding UK - Girls Plus Action Equals Change (lodged on 17 October 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Kenneth Gibson*, Ross Finnie*, Jackson Carlaw*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie Stone*, Bob Doris*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Liam McArthur*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Marlyn Glen*, Robin Harper*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Ken Macintosh*, Jim Tolson*, Jackie Baillie*

S3M-2732 Energy Saving Week Campaign 2008 (lodged on 17 October 2008) John Park*, Nanette Milne*, Elizabeth Smith*, Jim Tolson*, James Kelly*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Andy Kerr*, George Foulkes*, Rob Gibson*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Cathie Craigie*, Karen Whitefield*, Robin Harper*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Karen Gillon*, Margaret Curran*, Ken Macintosh*, Stuart McMillan*, Jamie Hepburn*, John Scott*

S3M-2731 Universal Service Obligation (lodged on 17 October 2008) Rob Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Bob Doris*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*, Alasdair Allan*, Patrick Harvie*, Bashir Ahmad*, Alex Neil*

S3M-2730 Ofcom Charges for the RNLI (lodged on 17 October 2008) Alasdair Allan*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Kidd*, Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*, Ross Finnie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Robin Harper*, Bill Wilson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Alex Neil*, Jim Tolson*, Margaret Smith*, Trish Godman*, Robert Brown*, Dave Thompson*, Ken Macintosh*, Jamie Hepburn*, Iain Smith*, Sandra White*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Mike Rumbles*

S3M-2728 Mod 2011 in Western Isles (lodged on 16 October 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Jamie McGrigor*, Robin Harper*, Bob Doris*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Stuart McMillan*, Ken Macintosh*, Mary Scanlon*, Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Keith Brown*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2727 No Place for BNP in Scotland (lodged on 16 October 2008) Malcolm Chisholm*, Angela Constance*, Bob Doris*, Cathy Peattie*, Robin Harper*, Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2726 Death of Eddie Thompson (lodged on 16 October 2008) Mr Frank McAveety*, Nanette Milne*, James Kelly*, Bob Doris*, Jim Tolson*, Murdo Fraser*, Lewis Macdonald*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*, Alasdair Allan*, Nigel Don*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2725 This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me (lodged on 16 October 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Alasdair Allan*, James Kelly*, Rob Gibson*, Claire Baker*, Patrick Harvie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Bill Butler*, Angela Constance*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Bashir Ahmad*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Margaret Curran*, Sandra White*, Ross Finnie*, Robin Harper*, Michael McMahon*, Elaine Murray*, Cathie Craigie*, Trish Godman*, Karen Whitefield*, Alex Neil*, Bill Kidd*, Elaine Smith*, Marlyn Glen*, Ken Macintosh*, Bob Doris*, Mary Mulligan*, Stuart McMillan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2722 Congratulations to Eddy Gemmell (lodged on 15 October 2008) Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2721 Falkirk Welcomes the Mod (lodged on 15 October 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2720 Glasgow in World’s Top 10 (lodged on 15 October 2008) Bob Doris*, Jackson Carlaw*, Alasdair Allan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Bashir Ahmad*, Aileen Campbell*, Keith Brown*, Jamie Hepburn*, Sandra White*, Alex Neil*, Bill Wilson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Stuart McMillan*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2719 Unemployment and Work-for-Dole Proposals (lodged on 15 October 2008) Bashir Ahmad*, Aileen Campbell*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Bob Doris*, Christina McKelvie*, Alex Neil*

S3M-2718 Class 5b Dunoon Primary Win (lodged on 15 October 2008) David Stewart*

S3M-2717 Dystonia Society’s Silver Jubilee (lodged on 15 October 2008) Rob Gibson*, Cathy Peattie*, Sandra White*, Stuart McMillan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2716 Secrecy Over Real Nuclear Threat Revealed (lodged on 15 October 2008) Sandra White*, Robin Harper*, Dave Thompson*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2715 Renfrewshire School Visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp (lodged on 14 October 2008) Jim Tolson*, Murdo Fraser*, Nanette Milne*, Cathy Peattie*, Robin Harper*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2714 Who Cares? Scotland (lodged on 14 October 2008) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2713 HBOS Takeover (lodged on 13 October 2008) Angela Constance*

S3M-2712# Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action (lodged on 13 October 2008) Mr Frank McAveety*, James Kelly*, Nanette Milne*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Cathy Peattie*, Robin Harper*

S3M-2711 Oil Prices (lodged on 13 October 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2710♦ Homecoming of Mary Queen of Scots (lodged on 13 October 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2709 Alcohol Consumption and Infant Health (lodged on 13 October 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2708 Julie Fowlis - First Gaelic Ambassador (lodged on 13 October 2008) Jamie Hepburn*, Alasdair Allan*, Andrew Welsh*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*

S3M-2706 Sprinklers Save Lives (lodged on 10 October 2008) John Park*, Elaine Murray*, Elaine Smith*, Cathie Craigie*, Karen Whitefield*, Karen Gillon*, Trish Godman*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-2705 When Do Three Cs Make a B? (lodged on 10 October 2008) John Park*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Karen Whitefield*, Trish Godman*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-2704 Scottish Government Investment in Glasgow Housing (lodged on 10 October 2008) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2703 British Medical Association Get Scotland Moving (lodged on 10 October 2008) James Kelly*, Nanette Milne*, Jim Tolson*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-2702 Ending Mass Rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (lodged on 10 October 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Robin Harper*

S3M-2701 Science and the Parliament 2008, Educating our Scientists of Tomorrow (lodged on 10 October 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Cathy Peattie*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2700 Award a UK Medal to Arctic Convoy Crews (lodged on 10 October 2008) Robin Harper*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-2697 Regret for Continuing Complacency on Reducing Clostridium Difficile Hospital Infections (lodged on 9 October 2008) Jackie Baillie*

S3M-2696 Black Pudding Makers of Stornoway (lodged on 9 October 2008) James Kelly*, Trish Godman*, Johann Lamont*, Andy Kerr*, Mary Mulligan*, Rhoda Grant*, David Stewart*, Ken Macintosh*, Lewis Macdonald*, Karen Gillon*, Elaine Murray*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Marilyn Livingstone*, John Park*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-2695 Plight of Wives of Miami Five (lodged on 9 October 2008) Robin Harper*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-2694 Tackling Wildlife Crime (lodged on 9 October 2008) Nanette Milne*, Robin Harper*

S3M-2693# Community Service Volunteers (CSV) (lodged on 9 October 2008) Jackie Baillie*

S3M-2687# Save Scottish Sharks (lodged on 8 October 2008) John Scott*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-2684# Welcoming the Launch of Community Energy Scotland (lodged on 7 October 2008) Mary Scanlon*

S3M-2673# Scottish Asian Action Committee’s 25th Anniversary (lodged on 7 October 2008) Hugh O’Donnell*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2663 Red Cross Civilians and Conflict Month (lodged on 3 October 2008) Marlyn Glen*

S3M-2660# Growing Old Together - Older People and Debt (lodged on 3 October 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Robert Brown*, Patricia Ferguson*

S3M-2653# Fare Deal (lodged on 2 October 2008) George Foulkes*

S3M-2651 Scottish Pensioners’ Parliament (lodged on 2 October 2008) Nanette Milne*, Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-2630# 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (lodged on 30 September 2008) Patrick Harvie*

S3M-2625 Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (lodged on 30 September 2008) Patrick Harvie*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Alex Neil*, Keith Brown*, Bashir Ahmad*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-2612 Supermarkets in the Highlands (lodged on 26 September 2008) Peter Peacock*

S3M-2550 MSP Visits to GP Practices (lodged on 16 September 2008) Lewis Macdonald*

S3M-2544# Missed Out, Missing Out (lodged on 15 September 2008) John Park*

S3M-2511 BBC Alba - Speed Up Freeview Option (lodged on 8 September 2008) Nanette Milne*, Bashir Ahmad*

S3M-2454 End the Inhumane Long-Distance Transportation of Live Horses for Slaughter in Europe (lodged on 28 August 2008) Gavin Brown*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-2438 An Ethical Census in 2011 (lodged on 26 August 2008) Lewis Macdonald*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-2309 Proposal for a Glasgow Museum of Industry, Science and Technology (lodged on 7 July 2008) Dave Thompson*

S3M-2306 Bright Future for Scottish Shipbuilding (lodged on 4 July 2008) Bob Doris*

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