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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-4699 Willie Coffey: Hon. George Fowlds, from Fenwick to the New Zealand Parliament—That the Parliament notes that 17 August 2009 is the 75th anniversary of the death of the Hon. George Fowlds, a member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1899 to 1911, serving as Minister of Education and Public Health from 1906 to 1911; further notes that Mr Fowlds emigrated from Fenwick, Ayrshire in 1882 and that his father, the weaver, Matthew Fowlds, lived on in Fenwick and reached his centenary year in 1906; records that Mr Fowlds returned for the centenary celebration, accompanied by Sir Joseph Ward, then serving as Prime Minister of New Zealand; notes also that a commemorative service will be held in Fenwick on the anniversary, organised by the modern day Fenwick Weavers’ Society, for which messages of appreciation have been received from the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Hon. John Key, and the Mayor of Auckland City, the Hon. John Banks QSO.

*S3M-4698 Robert Brown: Britain’s Oldest Man—That the Parliament regrets the passing of Robert Taggart, Scotland and Britain’s oldest man, and pays tribute to his long life and experiences; sends its condolences to his daughters and wider family; notes that he was born and bred and lived his life in the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen, itself fittingly Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh; recalls his long association and achievements over 70 years with Overtoun Park Bowling Club, formerly Rutherglen Public Bowling Club, latterly as a life member, and mourns the passing of a generation who gave so much to Scotland and Britain.

*S3M-4697 Bob Doris: Congratulations to North Kelvin United on its 10th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates all those involved with the North Glasgow Football Development Group and North Kelvin United, whose senior team celebrates its 10th anniversary this year; pays tribute to players and coaching staff alike; acknowledges the wide community benefit that the club provides to its various youth and senior teams, and considers that a number of players have shown considerable effort, reliability, loyalty and service to the club over those years, not least the six senior squad players, David Kelly, Mark S Adams, Craig Gilfillan, Chris Campbell, Scott McKinnon and Alex Kay, who have played for each of the first 10 seasons, clocking up almost 1,300 appearances among them with four of them also reaching a landmark 200 appearances.

*S3M-4696♦ Sandra White: Concerns over Children’s Beauty Salon—That the Parliament notes with concern the opening in Glasgow of Scotland’s first beauty salon targeted at children, Tantrums and Tiaras, which caters for tots to 16-year-olds, offering pamper parties accompanied with glasses of alcohol-free bubbly served up in champagne glasses; believes that the further erosion of childhood innocence and the continuing sexualisation of children pressurises children into acting and behaving in ways that are detrimental to their natural healthy development, leading to possible problems in the future such as emotional distress, anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders and depression; notes the findings of The Good Childhood Inquiry, which was commissioned by The Children’s Society with the aim of renewing society’s understanding of modern childhood and which, alongside its other recommendations, believes that the premature sexualisation of children should be discouraged, and hopes that this inquiry and other work done in this field will help inform and shape policy toward providing children with the best possible childhood.

*S3M-4695 Patricia Ferguson: Revive MS Support - 25 Years of Service—That the Parliament congratulates the workers, volunteers and users of Revive MS Support as they celebrate 25 years of service to those affected by Multiple Sclerosis; notes that every year over 2,500 people benefit from the therapies, information and support provided by the charity; recognises the strong emphasis on partnership working which is at the heart of the organisation, and commends all those involved in both the centre in Maryhill and at the outreach clinics operated across Scotland.

*S3M-4694 Mike Pringle: New Adult Education Programme—That the Parliament congratulates the City of Edinburgh Council on the launch of its new adult education programme comprising hundreds of day, evening and weekend courses; welcomes the accessibility of the prospectus in libraries, council buildings, GP surgeries and some bookshops; applauds the clarity of the council’s online information and booking system, and wishes the citizens of Edinburgh enjoyment and success with the development of their academic and recreational skills.

*S3M-4693 Mike Pringle: Cash Boost for Telecare Services—That the Parliament welcomes the City of Edinburgh Council’s massive £1 million home care boost to increase funding for its Telecare programme now being extended across Edinburgh, which will allow vulnerable and older people to remain independent in their own homes, reduce the need for long-term care or hospital admission and save an estimated 3,000 hospital bed days and 3,000 care home days per year, while also expanding the Telecare programme to offer increased support to domestic abuse sufferers and disability groups.

*S3M-4692 Jackson Carlaw: European Men’s Health Forum’s Prostate Health Project—That the Parliament welcomes the prostate health project being run by the European Men’s Health Forum (EMHF), which aims to gather information from men across Europe on their experiences of developing problems involving the prostate as they seek support, diagnosis and treatment and also on the responses that they have had from health service providers regarding these issues with a view to using this information to inform health professionals and policy makers in dealing with men’s prostate-related healthcare; notes that the EMHF is establishing a website to provide men with information on the issues of prostate health, which will go live on 14 August 2009, and encourages men to share their experiences of suffering from problems with the prostate in their respective countries through this web-based facility.

*S3M-4691 Christopher Harvie: Alloa Athletic Football Club—That the Parliament commends Alloa Athletic Football Club on its support of military personnel by allowing serving members of the armed forces free entry to Alloa Athletic home games; acknowledges the efforts of the board of directors of Alloa Athletic Football Club in recognising the dangerous job that the armed forces do; commends the board’s solidarity with those who have been in extreme peril and stress, and encourages other football clubs throughout Scotland to follow this example and provide free access to football grounds for army personnel in Scotland.

S3M-4690 Duncan McNeil: 30 Years of Headway—That the Parliament congratulates Headway on reaching its 30th anniversary; notes that for three decades its dedicated and hard-working team has been providing vital and much-needed support and advice to brain injury survivors and their families; acknowledges that it has grown from humble beginnings to set up more than 100 groups and branches across the United Kingdom, including 13 in Scotland; welcomes its efforts to challenge the discrimination suffered by people with brain injuries, and offers the brain injury charity its support and best wishes for the future.

S3M-4689 Linda Fabiani: The Arc of Recovery—That the Parliament considers that Scotland is being held back by the mismanagement of the UK economy as evidenced by the forthcoming publication of the OECD Economic Outlook, which, on 17 August 2009, will report that the UK has the worst underlying financial balance as a percentage of GDP of any member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and that the UK’s current account balance will show a $56.3 billion deficit this year and a $56.2 billion deficit next year (-2.6% and -2.4% of GDP); believes that Scotland’s recovery would be faster and stronger as an independent nation and contrasts Scotland’s position as part of the UK with OECD figures for other nations, which show that Ireland will move from a deficit of $1.4 billion to a surplus of $2.1 billion (-0.6% to +0.9% of GDP), Iceland’s deficit equivalent will be $0.4 billion and $0.1 billion (-3% and -1.1% of GDP), Finland will have a surplus of $0.9 billion this year and a $1 billion surplus next year (+0.4% and +0.4% of GDP), while Norway will show a $70.3 billion surplus followed by a $84.9 billion surplus (+18.2% and +20.6% of GDP), and further considers that Scotland has got what it takes to get through this recession and would be better off with the same freedom and flexibility as these independent nations in this arc of recovery.

Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-4688 Kenneth Gibson: Launch of Lifelong Carers Service—That the Parliament warmly commends ENABLE Scotland on the successful launch of its Lifelong Carers service for south-west Scotland; notes that this service, covering North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, is supported by the Big Lottery Fund and will support family carers who are over 50 and care for adult relatives with learning disabilities; is aware that there are 465 people in North Ayrshire alone with learning disabilities, almost half of whom live at home; recognises that many people who have cared for their loved ones, often their children, are understandably anxious about their future, and acknowledges that the Lifelong Carers service will help older carers and the people they care for create an emergency plan for any eventuality, ensuring that they have the right information to make decisions for the future.

Supported by: Angela Constance*, Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4687 Ian McKee: Edinburgh Has Got What it Takes—That the Parliament welcomes the four progress reports submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Economic Development Committee, showing that the capital has not been as seriously affected by the economic recession as other comparable cities across the United Kingdom on the following four of five main indicators: house prices, city centre footfall, airport passenger numbers and new business formation; considers that the tourism sector has thrived in Edinburgh thanks to the success of Homecoming, the Royal Highland Show and, more recently, the Edinburgh festivals, which have boosted a wide range of businesses, including hotels, restaurants and other local businesses; further notes that the number of new start-up businesses registered for VAT rose by 26% over the April to June quarter and that the city has attracted more foreign investment packages in the first half of the year than in the whole of 2007 and 2008; highlights that, although Edinburgh’s labour market has been badly affected by the recession, the unemployment rate, at 3.1%, remains lower than the UK average, and believes that the people of Edinburgh have got what it takes to fight back against the economic recession.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Alasdair Allan, Bill Kidd, Rob Gibson

S3M-4686 Margaret Mitchell: The Well Foundation—That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of the Hamilton-based charity, the Well Foundation, in January 2009; notes that the foundation aims to raise funds to provide wells and hand pumps for communities lacking safe drinking water; further notes that 1.1 billion people worldwide presently lack access to safe drinking water and that almost two million children die annually due to a lack of clean water and inadequate sanitation, and thus wishes the Well Foundation every success in its efforts over the years ahead.

Supported by: John Lamont*, Jackson Carlaw*, Bob Doris*, Elizabeth Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-4685 Jim Tolson: Bruce Festival 2009—That the Parliament welcomes the Bruce Festival, taking place in Dunfermline, Scotland’s ancient capital city, on 15 and 16 August 2009, featuring jousting, storytelling, a re-enactment group, musicians and displays from local groups, including the Scottish Lime Centre, Dunfermline Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland and McDonald Armouries; notes that full details are available at www.visitdunfermline.com; further notes that the event attracted 12,000 visitors last year, and welcomes the positive effect that the festival will have on the cultural wellbeing of people across Fife and visitors to the area.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Ross Finnie*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Park*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-4684 Margaret Smith: Edinburgh’s Resilience in Difficult Times—That the Parliament welcomes the progress reports showing that Scotland’s capital is surviving the recession much better than predicted, with main indicators such as house prices, city centre footfall, airport passenger numbers, employment and new business formation stronger than expected in the current climate; notes the contribution that events such as the Royal Highland Show, Homecoming and Edinburgh’s festivals have made to this success; applauds the efforts of the City of Edinburgh Council in developing an Economic Resilience Action Plan and an Economic Resilience Network to allow the city to respond rapidly to the changing economic circumstances, and, recognising the importance to Scotland as a whole of a strong, successful capital city, supports the ongoing work of the council and key partners to ensure that Edinburgh continues to thrive.

Supported by: Mike Pringle, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4683 Michael Matheson: Town Centre Regeneration Fund Investment for Falkirk, Denny and Stenhousemuir—That the Parliament welcomes the news that the town centres of Falkirk, Denny and Stenhousemuir will benefit from the £2 million from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund allocated to Falkirk Council; congratulates all agencies involved in the bid for funding, and believes that this investment in town centres will make them more attractive and help boost the economy in these difficult economic times.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Bob Doris*, Alasdair Allan*

S3M-4682 Pauline McNeill: Burma Court Finds Aung San Suu Kyi Guilty—That the Parliament expresses its deep concern at the news that Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest; notes that Ms Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace laureate, has spent nearly 14 of the last 20 years in detention following her National League for Democracy (NLD) party’s victory in the 1990 elections and that the NLD was never allowed to take power; further notes the international condemnation of the sentence and the belief that the verdict is designed to prevent Ms Suu Kyi from taking part in next year’s planned multi-party elections, and calls on the international community to continue to apply pressure on Burma’s military junta in order that human rights and democracy can properly flourish in the country.

Supported by: Sarah Boyack, Robert Brown, Kenneth Gibson, Marlyn Glen, Bill Kidd, Bill Butler, Bob Doris, Robin Harper, Cathy Jamieson, Mary Mulligan, Des McNulty, Christine Grahame, Ross Finnie, Patricia Ferguson, Rhona Brankin, Bill Wilson, Liam McArthur, Mike Pringle, Ms Wendy Alexander, Margaret Mitchell, Ken Macintosh, Jackie Baillie, Anne McLaughlin, Malcolm Chisholm, Hugh Henry, Hugh O’Donnell*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4681 Christine Grahame: Town Centre Regeneration Fund Investment for Hawick—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that Hawick will benefit from £353,000 from the Town Centre Regeneration Fund, part of a £40 million package of funding from the Scottish Government that will boost town centres and support jobs; notes that the successful bid was made achievable through the coordinated efforts of local shopkeepers and that the money will be spent on improving the high street, on maintenance and on funding for local festivities that will attract more people to Hawick, and encourages more Border towns to put forward substantive applications for the final tranche of funding.

S3M-4680 Brian Adam: Stanley Robertson, 1940-2009—That the Parliament recognises the great achievements of Stanley Robertson, a world-acclaimed north-east storyteller, ballad singer and piper, who brought a greater understanding of the Traveller way of life and did much to spread Scotland’s national culture globally, and expresses its deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones at this time of his passing.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Rob Gibson, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Wilson, Robin Harper, Jim Hume, Stuart McMillan, Alasdair Allan, Nanette Milne, Anne McLaughlin, Bob Doris, Nigel Don, Hugh Henry, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4679 Des McNulty: Fair Deal for Dunbartonshire—That the Parliament expresses concern that, of the £40 million assigned to 48 towns across Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund, nothing whatever has been allocated to either East or West Dunbartonshire; notes that Clydebank was identified by Experian earlier this year as one of five Scottish town centres most at risk as a result of the economic downturn; is concerned that the criteria against which projects were considered were not published in advance, and calls on ministers to explain why none of the four bids put forward by West Dunbartonshire Council was granted funding despite its being the second most deprived council area in Scotland and the area with one of the the highest unemployment rates.

S3M-4678 Aileen Campbell: National Youth Orchestra of Iraq—That the Parliament congratulates Zuhal Sultan, a young pianist from Baghdad, on setting up the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq at the age of 17; notes that the 35-piece orchestra will perform its first concert on 16 August 2009 in the northern Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah; wishes the orchestra the best of luck with this inaugural concert; notes the bravery of the members of the orchestra, who are reported to receive death threats for playing western classical instruments; believes that the cultural landscape in Iraq can still thrive and young talents still be discovered despite the backdrop of conflict, and hopes that Zuhal Sultan will succeed in her goal of establishing a haven for the next generation of Iraqi musicians.

Supported by: Anne McLaughlin, Bill Kidd, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Jamie Hepburn, Rob Gibson, Robin Harper, Alasdair Allan, Bob Doris, Bill Wilson, Stuart McMillan, Liam McArthur, Hugh Henry, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4677 Christina McKelvie: The Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research—That the Parliament welcomes the opening of The Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research and the arrival of Siddharthan Chandran as Professor of Neurology at the University of Edinburgh and director of the centre; considers that Professor Chandran’s appointment and the pooling of international expertise at the centre offers an excellent chance of advancing the knowledge of degenerative diseases and the practice of regenerative medicine, and looks forward to the centre producing novel interventions to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from degenerative diseases and to extend the time during which patients can enjoy that improved quality of life.

S3M-4676 David McLetchie: Waterwalks for Leonard Cheshire Disability—That the Parliament welcomes Leonard Cheshire Disability’s sponsored Waterwalks from Colinton Village to Edinburgh Quay on 13 September 2009, which are not only a healthy way of raising money for charity but also encourage people to discover Edinburgh’s beautiful hidden gem, the Union Canal, and wishes all participants an enjoyable and successful day out.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Bill Aitken, Sarah Boyack, John Lamont, Alex Johnstone, Elizabeth Smith, Murdo Fraser, Jackson Carlaw, Margaret Mitchell, Kenneth Gibson, Ken Macintosh, Mary Scanlon, Bill Kidd, Jackie Baillie, Robin Harper, Gavin Brown, Ted Brocklebank, Mike Pringle, Joe FitzPatrick, Mary Mulligan*, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4675 Margo MacDonald: Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections—That the Parliament, in light of the seriousness of Professor Hugh Pennington’s assessment of the penetration of Clostridium difficile in Scotland’s hospitals and while recognising the various initiatives taken by the Scottish Government to counteract the presence and spread of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare associated infections, calls on the health spokespersons of all parties to form an ad hoc committee to review ongoing initiatives and agree a focused and effective way forward to minimise healthcare associated infections and restore patient confidence in Scotland’s hospitals.

S3M-4674 Aileen Campbell: Town Centre Regeneration Fund Investment for Biggar and Carluke—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that 48 towns across Scotland will benefit from £40 million of funding from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund, the boost that this will bring to town centres and the estimated 640 jobs that it will help to support; congratulates The Bubbles Factory in Carluke and the Biggar Theatre Workshop for being allocated £550,370 and £197,350 respectively, and believes that both projects will be a welcome addition and help to make these towns even better places to live.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Alasdair Allan, Stuart McMillan, Christina McKelvie, Bob Doris, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4673 Robin Harper: Same as You, Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability—That the Parliament notes the contents of the research published by the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability, Adults with Learning Disabilities Implementation of "The Same As You?", published on 10 August 2009; notes in particular that adults with learning disabilities now have access to a wider range of day opportunities, that full-time attendance at a day centre has declined from 37% in 2003 to 12% in 2008, that 16% has used a Local Area Co-ordinator to help them become more involved in their community but that only 18% are in paid employment and that one in five aged 35 and over still live with a family carer; congratulates, however, local authorities on the progress that they have made so far, while noting that it is essential that efforts continue to ensure that people with learning disabilities benefit from government policies to promote independent living, and calls on the Government to continue to support and assist in the extension of the scope of support presently in place for those with learning disabilities.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Bill Kidd, Bill Butler, Mike Pringle, Ken Macintosh, Patrick Harvie, Hugh Henry, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4672 Alasdair Allan: Tattoo Hebrides—That the Parliament congratulates the Stornoway Amenity Trust for organising Tattoo Hebrides in Stornoway on 7 and 8 August 2009; notes that Friday 7 August saw over 5,000 people enjoy Homecoming celebrations at the first island tattoo for over 40 years in the grounds of Lews Castle, which saw pipe bands from across Scotland perform along with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band of Canada and massed Gaelic choirs, and recognises and commends the hard work done by the local organisers to make this event such a success.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Robin Harper, Bill Kidd, Michael Matheson, Kenneth Gibson, Stuart McMillan, Mary Scanlon, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Angela Constance, Brian Adam, Bob Doris*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4671 Aileen Campbell: Surviving the Recession, A Lesson from Scandinavia—That the Parliament notes the comments of Christian Ketels, economist at Harvard Business School and Stockholm School of Economics, in a recent Guardian newspaper article saying that Sweden, Denmark and Norway will return more quickly and in better shape economically than most countries in the world due in part to the tighter banking regulations put in place in those countries in the 1990s and their strong welfare and public sectors; notes with interest that Norway, due to its oil and gas revenues, currently possesses a sovereign wealth fund now worth 2.384 trillion Kroner (£228 billion), 1.4 times its GDP, and is able to stimulate its economy without having to cut public spending as the UK Government is set to do; believes that if an independent Scotland was in control of its oil and gas revenues and every other power that normal independent countries possess, Scotland would be facing a brighter economic future beside its Scandinavian counterparts than it does inside "bankrupt Britain", and welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s discussion paper, An Oil Fund for Scotland: Taking forward our National Conversation.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Alasdair Allan, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Angela Constance, Maureen Watt, Brian Adam, Christine Grahame, Christina McKelvie, Bob Doris, Joe FitzPatrick, Rob Gibson, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4670 Jamie Hepburn: Reviving Scotland’s Town Centres—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that £40 million has been assigned to 48 towns across Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund; notes that this funding will revitalise town centres across central Scotland, with £2.7 million having been allocated to North Lanarkshire Council for projects in Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Wishaw and, as part of the £2 million grant allocated to Falkirk Council, Bo’ness, Stenhousemuir and Grangemouth; welcomes further bids for the second tranche of funds, amounting to £20 million, to be allocated later this year, and believes that, in the current economic climate, these funds will facilitate vital improvements for Scotland’s town centres by improving community amenities, supporting local economies and sustaining and creating jobs.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Michael Matheson, Kenneth Gibson, Bob Doris*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4669 Pauline McNeill: Glasgow is Top Destination for Conferences—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow on attracting more international delegates to top-level conferences in 2008 than any other British city, including London; notes that statistics from the International Congress and Convention Association show that Glasgow welcomed 20,070 people to international association meetings in 2008; further notes that these international conferences contribute about £131 million to the city’s economy, and also notes that the four biggest international conferences held in Glasgow last year were held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), that they all attracted record numbers of delegates and were worth a total of more than £26 million.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Charlie Gordon, Kenneth Gibson, Johann Lamont, Bill Butler, Cathy Jamieson, Jackie Baillie, Andy Kerr, George Foulkes, Hugh Henry, Gil Paterson*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-4668 Panorama: Britain’s Homecare Scandal, An Example of Investigative Journalism at its Best (lodged on 7 August 2009) Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4666 Tombstoning, Jumping into the Unknown (lodged on 7 August 2009) Claire Baker*

S3M-4665 Inquiry into Allegations of MI5 and MI6 Complicity in Torture (lodged on 7 August 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-4664 We Will Remember Them (lodged on 7 August 2009) Hugh O’Donnell*, Michael Matheson*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-4663♦ Devolving Marine Conservation (lodged on 7 August 2009) Michael Matheson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4662 Welcoming Town Centre Investment (lodged on 6 August 2009) Michael Matheson*

S3M-4661 Congratulations to Scotland’s 7th World Taekwondo Championship Medallists (lodged on 5 August 2009) Michael Matheson*

S3M-4660 Prison Overcrowding (lodged on 5 August 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-4657 Celebrate Gourock Outdoor Pool’s Centenary (lodged on 4 August 2009) Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4655 HMP Low Moss (lodged on 4 August 2009) Michael Matheson*

S3M-4653 BBC Trust Support for Scottish Football on Terrestrial TV (lodged on 3 August 2009) Michael Matheson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4651 Rag Tag ‘n’ Textile, Social Enterprise (lodged on 31 July 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4647# Campaign Against Diageo Closures (lodged on 30 July 2009) Ian McKee*

S3M-4646# Tokyo Beer (lodged on 30 July 2009) Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4645 Scottish Police Board (lodged on 30 July 2009) Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4639 Proposed Closure of Thistle Nursery by Glasgow College of Nautical Studies (lodged on 29 July 2009) Ken Macintosh*, Des McNulty*

S3M-4632 Olympic-sized Swimming Pool for Aberdeen (lodged on 28 July 2009) Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-4632.1 Olympic-sized Swimming Pool for Aberdeen (lodged on 5 August 2009) Michael Matheson*

S3M-4611 Killie and Jags Rally Behind Diageo Workers (lodged on 21 July 2009) Ian McKee*

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