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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-4369 Bill Wilson: Volunteer Centre Renfrewshire—That the Parliament congratulates the Volunteer Centre Renfrewshire on organising the Let’s talk about volunteering event at St Mirren Park in Renfrewshire; recognises the work that the organisation does in promoting, supporting and developing volunteering throughout Renfrewshire, and acknowledges that the awards presented at the event highlighted the best aspects of volunteering across Renfrewshire.

*S3M-4368 Bill Wilson: Congratulations to Home-Start Renfrewshire—That the Parliament congratulates Home-Start Renfrewshire on winning the Investing in Volunteers competition organised by the Volunteer Centre Renfrewshire; recognises the work carried out by volunteers at the charity in helping families with children whom face day-to-day and extraordinary challenges by offering practical support and friendship, and wishes Home-Start continued success in providing vital help to hard-pressed families throughout Renfrewshire.

*S3M-4367 Jackson Carlaw: Hampered by Hormones? Addressing the Needs of Men with Prostate Cancer—That the Parliament supports the Prostate Cancer Charity in launching the Hampered by Hormones? campaign, which aims to address the needs of men with prostate cancer who are receiving hormone therapy treatment; notes that the side effects of hormone therapy can have a significant impact on men’s lives; expresses concern that research undertaken by the charity shows that over half of these men are receiving too little information and support to help them manage the side effects of hormone therapy and are not receiving the standard of care and support that they are entitled to; calls on the Scottish Government and the Scottish Cancer Taskforce to review the charity’s research findings and campaign recommendations and take action to improve the care of men living on hormone therapy, and further calls on the Scottish Cancer Taskforce to ensure that, through the National Cancer Quality Steering Group, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland takes into consideration the findings of the campaign report during the development of the planned standard for the management of urological cancer services.

*S3M-4366 Alasdair Allan: Hebridean Celtic Festival Tweed—That the Parliament welcomes the creation, by the Harris Tweed Artisans Cooperative, of a special Harris Tweed for the Hebridean Celtic Festival, due to take place in Stornoway on 15 to 18 July 2009, that will used by individual artisans to make a variety of unique products for sale over the festival period; recognises that this represents a new development in the production of this internationally renowned tweed; notes that the Harris Tweed Artisans Cooperative was formed in February 2009 when 10 businesses involved in creating Harris Tweed products joined together with the aim of working collectively to promote and market their unique and diverse Harris Tweed products; believes that this is a timely boost to the Harris Tweed industry and forms a perfect example of the Hebridean Celtic Festival’s aims to work with other island businesses and the community to display the many attributes of the islands; believes that Harris Tweed is a product of enormous versatility and reputation on a world-wide platform, and wishes the Harris Tweed Artisans Cooperative every success in future ventures.

*S3M-4365 Stuart McMillan: Wemyss Bay Gala Weekend—That the Parliament wishes the Wemyss Bay Gala Weekend, which will be held on 12 to 14 June 2009, every success; notes that it kicks off with a Homecoming disco on Friday evening followed by a day of events on Saturday, including dancing displays and the gala king and queen crowning, and culminates on Sunday with the Ardgowan Football Development Gala Day; further notes that entertainment on Saturday includes laser quest, magic teacups, a bouncy castle, beat the keeper, a coconut shy, temporary tattoos, face-painting, a portable ceramics studio, nail bar and more; wishes everyone taking part in Wemyss Bay’s Got Talent all the best; congratulates the organisers of the gala weekend for all their hard work, and recognises that similar events are beginning to take place around Scotland and that they provide a boost to the local economy as well as a great atmosphere and demonstration of community spirit.

*S3M-4364 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Edinburgh’s Got Talent—That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of Tesco Personal Finance’s new headquarters at Haymarket in Edinburgh and plans to increase the workforce from 250 to 450 employees over the next 12 months; believes that the decision to base its financial headquarters in Edinburgh is testament to the resilience of the city’s financial services industry; recognises the diversity of the sector in Edinburgh, with insurance, pensions providers, banks, fund managers and asset service companies all based in the city; notes that three of Edinburgh’s universities have internationally recognised expertise in finance; believes that Edinburgh’s highly educated and skilled workforce will help maintain the city’s reputation as a leading centre for international finance; recognises that Edinburgh’s expertise in other industries, including the city’s growing life sciences industry, provides further cause for optimism, and is confident that Edinburgh’s got what it takes to weather the current economic storm.

*S3M-4363 Tricia Marwick: Armed Forces Day—That the Parliament notes that 27 June 2009 has been designated Armed Forces Day, giving people across Scotland the opportunity to recognise the brave service of servicemen and women past and present; further notes that events will be taking place across Scotland, beginning in Fife on 13 June and with celebrations in Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh on 27 June; welcomes the decision of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to fly the commemorative flag at the Parliament on Armed Forces Day and the efforts of councils and communities across the country to mark Armed Forces Day, and, in recognising the sterling work of serving personnel, urges people across the country to show their support for serving personnel and veterans.

*S3M-4362 Willie Coffey: 10th Anniversary of ILO Convention Against Child Labour—That the Parliament notes that the 2009 World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of International Labour Organization Convention 182, which addresses the need for action to tackle the worst forms of child labour; further notes that, while celebrating progress made during the last 10 years, the 2009 world day will highlight in particular the exploitation of girls; calls on Scottish consumers and businesses to use their purchasing power to influence and press for action to address the causes of child labour, paying particular attention to the situation of girls, and looks forward to a world day that is widely supported by all those concerned with tackling child labour.

*S3M-4361 Kenneth Gibson: Arran Folk Festival—That the Parliament strongly supports the Arran Folk Festival, held from 7 to 14 June 2009; acknowledges the hard work and determination of the festival organisers, many of whom are volunteers; applauds Terry Stevens and Donal Boyle for restoring this key cultural event by implementing a sustainable festival structure; commends the festival for raising Arran’s profile on a local, national and international platform; further acknowledges that tourist revenue to the island will increase as people are encouraged to holiday at home and discover what Scotland has to offer; recognises that the organisers run the festival in a responsible way, ensuring that the unique environment of the island can be enjoyed for years to come, and looks forward to the festival’s continued success.

Supported by: Jim Tolson*, Sandra White*, Ross Finnie*, John Lamont*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie McGrigor*, Stewart Maxwell*, Pauline McNeill*, Bill Wilson*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*

*S3M-4360 Patricia Ferguson: Maryhill Juniors Boys Club—That the Parliament congratulates Maryhill Juniors Boys Club on its recent victory in the Glasgow and District Youth Football League Under-14 League 1, the SPL of youth football; recognises that this is a remarkable achievement for the team, which is in its first year of existence, against many well established teams; welcomes the opportunities that team membership offers the boys, most of whom are from Maryhill and Summerston, and wishes everyone involved with the team all the very best for future successes that will see Maryhill Juniors Boys Club go from strength to strength.

Supported by: James Kelly*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Butler*, Pauline McNeill*, Sarah Boyack*, Cathy Jamieson*, Karen Whitefield*, Mary Mulligan*, Trish Godman*, Mr Frank McAveety*, David Whitton*, Des McNulty*, George Foulkes*

*S3M-4359 Sandra White: Quality Housing and Associated Services for Scotland’s Older People—That the Parliament recognises the growing need of Scotland’s older population for quality housing and associated services; acknowledges that as people are living longer Scotland’s population of older people continues to grow; recognises the importance that independent housing plays in helping older people to maintain independent and fulfilling lives in an environment of respect, security and dignity, and believes that a wider debate on the future direction of and investment in specialist housing and support services for older people is required.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Rob Gibson*, Mary Scanlon*, Robin Harper*, Bill Wilson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-4358 Remploy’s Contract with Thistle Systems Group (lodged on 10 June 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*, Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*, Rob Gibson*, Robin Harper*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, John Wilson*, Mike Pringle*, Bob Doris*, Trish Godman*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4357 Good Luck to Edinburgh Global Partnerships Students (lodged on 10 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-4356 Bicentenary of Galston Parish Church (lodged on 10 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4355 Amateur Football Hat Trick for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (lodged on 10 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4353 Quarriers Condemned Campaign (lodged on 10 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4352 Gordon Lennon (lodged on 10 June 2009) Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*, Pauline McNeill*, Andy Kerr*, Michael McMahon*, Liam McArthur*, James Kelly*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Kidd*, Patricia Ferguson*

S3M-4351 All Rise for Dumbarton Sheriff Court (lodged on 10 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4350 Wick Academy FC Success (lodged on 10 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mary Scanlon*, Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*, Jamie Stone*, Brian Adam*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie McGrigor*, Stewart Maxwell*

S3M-4349 Men’s Health Week, 15-21 June 2009 (lodged on 10 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*, Jim Tolson*, Mary Scanlon*, Bill Wilson*, Ross Finnie*, Bill Butler*, John Lamont*, Jackie Baillie*, Robin Harper*, James Kelly*, Patrick Harvie*, Margaret Mitchell*, Patricia Ferguson*, Trish Godman*

S3M-4346 European Parliament Elections in Scotland (lodged on 9 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4345 No Platform for the BNP, Working Together to Combat Racism (lodged on 9 June 2009) Elaine Smith*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Alison McInnes*, Cathie Craigie*, Sandra White*, Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4337 Maryhill Housing Association’s Campbell Street Development (lodged on 9 June 2009) Trish Godman*

S3M-4336 No to Wild Animals in Circuses (lodged on 9 June 2009) Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4333 Citizens Advice Scotland Report on Debt Levels among CAB Clients (lodged on 9 June 2009) Ms Wendy Alexander*, Gil Paterson*, Christina McKelvie*, Liam McArthur*

S3M-4332 Refugee Week (lodged on 9 June 2009) Pauline McNeill*, Elaine Smith*, Cathy Jamieson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Elaine Murray*, Gil Paterson*, Mike Pringle*, John Park*, Christina McKelvie*, Marlyn Glen*, Ken Macintosh*, Margaret Curran*, Hugh Henry*, Rob Gibson*, Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*, Liam McArthur*, Trish Godman*, Bill Wilson*, Brian Adam*, Robin Harper*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Anne McLaughlin*, Robert Brown*, Jim Tolson*, Karen Whitefield*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Dave Thompson*, Lewis Macdonald*, Mary Mulligan*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4331 Amber Nectar Goes Green (lodged on 9 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Cathie Craigie*, Stuart McMillan*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-4327 No Place for the BNP (lodged on 8 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-4326 Escape to Arran (lodged on 8 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*

S3M-4325# Shark Tagging in the Solway (lodged on 8 June 2009) Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4324 Bishopbriggs Victory (lodged on 8 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*

S3M-4323 C in The Park (lodged on 8 June 2009) Sandra White*

S3M-4322 National Men’s Health Week, Access to Services (lodged on 8 June 2009) Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4321 Mebyon Kernow, The Party for Cornwall (lodged on 8 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4320 The Magnificent Sevens (lodged on 5 June 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4319 RIP Cigarettes Cut Fire Deaths (lodged on 5 June 2009) Maureen Watt*, Dave Thompson*, Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4317♦ The Child Support Agency, A Case for Urgent Reform or Abolition? (lodged on 5 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-4315 Congratulations to the Scotland Netball Team (lodged on 4 June 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4314 Support the Beatson Pebble Centre (lodged on 4 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*

S3M-4313 Argyll Arcade (lodged on 9 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-4312 Tribute to Lawrence Daly 1924-2009 (lodged on 4 June 2009) George Foulkes*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4311 World Oceans Day (lodged on 4 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*, Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4310 The Wright Stuff (lodged on 3 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4309 Abseil for Enable (lodged on 3 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*

S3M-4308 Eat - The Guide to Food and Drink in the Clyde Valley (lodged on 3 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4306 Bra Nicht Moonlight Walk (lodged on 3 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4305 Happy 100th Birthday, West Linton Primary School (lodged on 3 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*

S3M-4303 Congratulations to Kilbirnie Ladeside FC (lodged on 2 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-4302 Cross-party Opposition to UK Government Budget Cuts (lodged on 1 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4299 Anniversaries of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Kildrum Parish Church (lodged on 2 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4295 Low Bids Undermine Royal Mail Privatisation Plan (lodged on 2 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4294 64 for Aung San Suu Kyi (lodged on 2 June 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4293 Edinburgh Diversity Cup (lodged on 2 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4290 RNIB Work Focus Success (lodged on 2 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4288 The Edinburgh Diversity Cup 2009 (lodged on 1 June 2009) George Foulkes*

S3M-4284 Congratulations to Winners of Amnesty International Scottish Media Awards (lodged on 1 June 2009) Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4283 Congratulations to Karen Gillan (lodged on 1 June 2009) Peter Peacock*

S3M-4282# Giving Blood, Giving the Gift of Life (lodged on 1 June 2009) Irene Oldfather*

S3M-4282.1# Giving Blood, Giving the Gift of Life (lodged on 3 June 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4281 Congratulations to Largs Thistle FC (lodged on 1 June 2009) Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-4273 Renfrewshire Council and respectme’s Anti-bullying Service (lodged on 29 May 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*

S3M-4227 Congratulations to Beith Juniors FC (lodged on 26 May 2009) Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-4174 Congratulations to Dalry Thistle (lodged on 19 May 2009) Jamie McGrigor*

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