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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4739 Brian Adam: Scotland against Continual Fuel Duty Hikes—That the Parliament notes with great concern the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s plans to increase fuel tax by two pence per litre; also notes that this is far from the first hike in fuel duty under the current administration; is concerned that these increases are causing growing inflation on the price of groceries and other goods due to high shipping costs, and calls on the Chancellor to take measures on behalf of the haulage industry, Scottish business and the Scottish people, to forego the tax increase and to bring forward measures to create more stability in the Scottish financial sector.

*S3M-4738 Margaret Mitchell: Deafblind Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the work of Deafblind Scotland, which seeks to enable Scots who are both deaf and blind to receive the support and recognition that they require to be equal citizens; notes with concern the difficulties faced by deafblind people in freely accessing public transport due to the varying restrictions placed by local authorities on concessionary travel for that guide communicators who provide professional communication and guiding support, and therefore believes that all relevant bodies must work together to ensure deafblind citizens can enjoy full access to public transport.

Supported by: Mike Pringle*, Sandra White*, Jackson Carlaw*, Nanette Milne*, Elizabeth Smith*, John Scott*, Jamie McGrigor*, John Lamont*, Bill Aitken*, Karen Gillon*, Bill Kidd*

*S3M-4737 Stuart McMillan: Winter is Looming so Time to Contact The Energy Saving Trust—That the Parliament recognises that the winter months are nearing in Scotland and considers that it is vital that people, especially those on low incomes and older people, contact the Energy Saving Trust to ascertain what assistance is available to them to tackle fuel poverty; notes that the Energy Saving Trust, which manages the Energy Assistance Package on behalf of the Scottish Government, takes an integrated approach to tackling fuel poverty by reducing high fuel costs through giving advice on social tariffs and improving the energy efficiency of properties through advice, insulation and heating measures; further notes that there is a free telephone advice line that people can contact on 0800 512 012 to seek assistance, and urges all constituents who are concerned about the winter months ahead to contact the advice line as soon as possible.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Brian Adam*, Maureen Watt*, Rob Gibson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Aileen Campbell*

*S3M-4736 Ms Wendy Alexander: Lance Armstrong Cycles into Paisley—That the Parliament notes the recent visit of seven-times winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong, to Paisley and his invitation to local cyclists to join him; further notes that he issued the invitation via his Twitter page which led to between 200 and 300 riders, including cycling star Graeme Obree, joining this Renfrewshire cycle; welcomes the very positive publicity for Paisley brought about by this impromptu visit, and hopes that it will encourage others to visit local attractions like Paisley Abbey, Weaver’s Cottage in Kilbarchan and the Lochwinnoch RSPB reserve.

*S3M-4735 Sandra White: Rangers Charity Foundation Teams up with Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement from the Rangers Charity Foundation that the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association (GOPWA) will be its new community charity partner for season 2009-10; acknowledges that the support that GOPWA provides, such as its heat-and-eat service, which gives older people the opportunity to get out and socialise with one another before being safely returned home, is essential in maintaining and enhancing the wellbeing of many older people, and believes that the generosity of the Rangers Charity Foundation, which will help to provide a dedicated bus for this invaluable service, will ensure that many older people continue to benefit from this excellent service.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Aileen Campbell*

*S3M-4734 Fiona Hyslop: Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill.

*S3M-4733 Elaine Smith: Auchengeich Colliery Disaster—That the Parliament notes the 50th anniversary of the Auchengeich Colliery disaster, which claimed the lives of 47 miners on 18 September 1959; recognises that the tragedy not only directly affected the 41 widows and 76 children left fatherless but also impacted on all of the people of the Chryston area and surrounding communities; appreciates that this devastating event continues to be significant to the people of the area; welcomes local projects set up in memory of the tragedy including the opening of a memorial garden in St Michael’s Primary School, Moodiesburn and a fund-raising amateur boxing tournament in Auchengeich Miners Welfare, both of which ensure continued awareness of the disaster among future generations; commends the local community for the dignity and respect that it has shown to the memory of the victims and their families during commemorative events held annually at the disaster memorial; considers that such events play an important role in ensuring that those who die as a result of work are not forgotten, and urges support for the 50th anniversary commemoration event organised by the Auchengeich Colliery Memorial Committee which takes place on 20 September 2009.

Supported by: James Kelly*, Helen Eadie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*, Ken Macintosh*, Pauline McNeill*, Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*, Michael McMahon*, John Wilson*, Margaret Curran*, Mary Mulligan*, Karen Whitefield*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Butler*, Bob Doris*, Rob Gibson*, Cathy Peattie*, Maureen Watt*, Cathie Craigie*

*S3M-4732 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Campaign for Queen’s Gallantry Medal for Ewan Williamson—That the Parliament supports the call for firefighter Ewan Williamson to be posthumously awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal; pays respect to the courage of the 35-year-old who died while tackling a blaze in the Balmoral Bar on Dalry Road on Sunday 12 July 2009; recognises that the brave action of Mr Williamson and his colleagues in Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service helped save 20 lives that morning; salutes the bravery of all firefighters who routinely put their lives at risk to save others; welcomes the news that Mr Williamson is to be honoured at the annual International Firefighters Service of Remembrance in London, and supports the Edinburgh Evening News-backed petition to have Mr Williamson honoured with a bravery medal, which is available to sign online at www.edinburghnews.com/ewanwilliamsonpetition.

*S3M-4731 Jamie Hepburn: Senator Edward Kennedy, 1932-2009—That the Parliament notes with sadness the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy, one of America’s most progressive legislators, and passes on its condolences to the Kennedy family at this sad time.

Supported by: Bob Doris*, Gil Paterson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Ken Macintosh*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Stuart McMillan*, Alasdair Allan*, Nanette Milne*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Des McNulty*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Kidd*, John Park*, Andrew Welsh*, Robin Harper*, Brian Adam*, Liam McArthur*

*S3M-4730 Bill Kidd: Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust Waste Collection Scheme—That the Parliament commends the work being carried out by the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust, a Scottish charity based in the Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch areas of Glasgow, which in May 2009 launched a food waste collection scheme for the residents of the Kingsway high-rise flats in Scotstounhill; notes that this pioneering scheme sees the conversion of residents’ food waste to compost that can then be used for other purposes, and believes that this scheme provides an excellent example for other community groups across Scotland that seek to develop and implement initiatives that promote environmental sustainability in the local area.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan*, Gil Paterson*, Bob Doris*, Kenneth Gibson*, Michael Matheson*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Robin Harper*

*S3M-4729 Stuart McMillan: Excellent Holy Family Primary School and Nursery Class HMIE Report—That the Parliament congratulates Holy Family Primary School and Nursery Class, Kirkintilloch, for achieving an excellent evaluation in its recent HM Inspectorate of Education report; notes that the primary school achieved two of the three excellent evaluations awarded and that the nursery class achieved one excellent and two very good evaluations; further notes that the children are highly motivated and keen to learn and that the quality of relationships among children and staff is a particular strength of the school; acknowledges that this is a commendable report, and wishes the pupils and staff the very best for the future.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*

*S3M-4728 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business–

Wednesday 2 September 2009

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Decision on Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi

2.00 pm Ministerial Statement: Diageo

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 3 September 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Ministerial Statement: Influenza A (H1N1)

followed by First Minister’s Statement: Scottish Government’s Programme

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Government’s Programme

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 Continuation of Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Government’s Programme

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 9 September 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 10 September 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

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

*S3M-4727 Ken Macintosh: The Life of Ernest Levy—That the Parliament pays tribute to the life of Ernest Levy, holocaust survivor and inspiration to successive generations; admires the warmth and humanity that characterised Ernest’s teachings despite the brutalising experience and inhumanity that he suffered at the hands of the Nazis; feels privileged that, after leaving his native Hungary, Ernest chose to make Scotland his home; believes that his more than 40 years here has made our country a richer place; is grateful for the countless times that Ernest selflessly made himself available to talk to young and old about the horrors of the holocaust despite the toll recounting his years in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the other death camps took on him; recognises the contribution that Ernest made as cantor of the Giffnock and Newlands congregation, the love that he gave and received from his own family, the respect in which he was held in the wider community and the impact that he had on all who met him, and thanks Ernest for a life that could so easily have been cut short but instead has shone like the single light that gave him hope and inspiration at a time of hate and prejudice.

Supported by: George Foulkes*, James Kelly*, Elaine Smith*, Stuart McMillan*, Johann Lamont*, Bill Wilson*, Jackson Carlaw*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Karen Whitefield*, Paul Martin*, Michael McMahon*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Des McNulty*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Elaine Murray*, Nicol Stephen*, Robin Harper*, Mike Pringle*, Andrew Welsh*, Patricia Ferguson*, Stewart Maxwell*, Margaret Curran*, Liam McArthur*, Andy Kerr*, Cathie Craigie*, Mr Frank McAveety*

*S3M-4726 Stuart McMillan: On Your Bike—That the Parliament recognises the initiative to get people cycling in the Scottish Government’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places scheme; acknowledges the £5 million being spent in Scotland over the next three years to encourage people to cycle more; commends the seven areas of Dundee, Glasgow’s east end, Falkirk, Dumfries, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and Orkney for taking forward the project; congratulates the Scottish Government on its aim to get 10% of the population out of their cars and on their bikes; welcomes the inclusion in the initiative of projects such as self-service cycle hire schemes, Get Cycling road shows in schools, upgrading cycling and walking routes and improving public cycle storage facilities and bike racks, and encourages people to take up the challenge of using their cars less in order to create a greener and healthier Scotland.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Angela Constance*, Bill Kidd*, Sandra White*, Bob Doris*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Alasdair Morgan*

*S3M-4725 Irene Oldfather: Marymass Festival 2009—That the Parliament congratulates the Marymass Development Committee, Irvine Carters’ Society and North Ayrshire Council for another successful Marymass Festival, held in Irvine between 13 and 24 August 2009; notes that the festival’s origins date back to the middle ages and celebrate Irvine’s heritage and community spirit; recognises the continuing role that the festival has in the local area and the contributions made by local churches and organisations, in particular, Irvine Incorporated Trades, Irvine Burns Club and the rotary clubs of Irvine; congratulates Greenwood Academy pupil Laurie Swan for being crowned this year’s Marymass Queen; notes that the Marymass Festival welcomes back former Irvine residents living both in Scotland and elsewhere in the world; thanks the organisers and volunteers of this year’s series of events, and looks forward to the festival’s continued success in years to come.

*S3M-4724 Mr Frank McAveety: Daily Record’s Gie’s a Game Campaign Helping Unemployed Footballers—That the Parliament congratulates the Daily Record for its Gie’s a Game campaign to help unemployed footballers by creating a database of footballers looking for work and clubs seeking players; welcomes the successes in the campaign, with Jim Duffy using the database to recruit a striker for Brechin City; notes with concern the record number of unemployed footballers at the moment, and calls on the Scottish Government to do all it can to assist the campaign and work to help those footballers who find themselves out of work.

*S3M-4723# David Stewart: Insulin Pump Therapy—That the Parliament acknowledges the benefits that insulin pumps have for people with type 1 diabetes in assisting with the condition; notes that between 4% and 14% of people with type 1 diabetes meet the criteria for eligibility for insulin pump therapy under current clinical guidance; notes the variation in financial provision across NHS boards for insulin pump therapy, whereby in Fife funding has been allocated for 10 pumps per year, whereas in Highland there is no separate budget despite all NHS boards having received funding for access to insulin pumps; further notes the differences in waiting times for eligible patients whereby in Lothian the average waiting time including waiting for training and education is estimated to be around 12 months and in Grampian and Orkney the current waiting time is six months; notes with concern the low level of insulin pump usage in Highland, which, at 0.9%, is the second lowest in Scotland, after Ayrshire and Arran; believes that further steps are required to monitor NHS boards to avoid a postcode lottery for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes, and looks forward to renewed commitment to action on diabetes in Scotland in 2010 and beyond.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*, Rhoda Grant*, James Kelly*, Hugh Henry*, Margaret Curran*, Ken Macintosh*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Sarah Boyack*, Mike Pringle*, Robin Harper*, George Foulkes*, Karen Gillon*, Mary Mulligan*, Cathy Jamieson*, Rob Gibson*, Elaine Smith*, Cathy Peattie*, Bill Kidd*

*S3M-4722 Bill Wilson: Excessive Charges for Users of Prepayment Meters—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations’ support for the National Housing Federation’s (NHF) campaign against excessive charges levied by power companies on those who use prepayment meters; congratulates Scottish Power, Npower and E.ON for removing such premiums on gas and electricity; notes, however, that, according to the NHF, British Gas, EDF Energy and Scottish and Southern Energy still penalise their gas prepayment customers by charging them up to £40 a year more for their fuel; further notes that, between 2006 and 2008, many premiums were far higher despite EU directives limiting premiums to only the extra cost of installing and maintaining meters, which Ofgem estimates at around £40 a year for gas and £30 a year for electricity; understands that, despite hundreds of letters sent by consumers, no company has yet offered a rebate; wishes the NHF and Consumer Focus well with their investigation of this matter, which potentially involves a breach of EU legislation, and calls on all power companies to cease practices that discriminate against the poorest members of society, make reparations for such practices in the past and treat all customers fairly.

Supported by: Elaine Smith*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gil Paterson*, Christopher Harvie*, Bill Kidd*, Brian Adam*

*S3M-4706*#* Duncan McNeil: IBM Pensions Proposals—That the Parliament expresses concern that IBM, a highly profitable company with substantial revenues and cash reserves which employs around 18,000 staff in the United Kingdom, including many in Scotland at its base in Greenock and other locations, is proposing changes to its final salary pension scheme that will see it closed to existing employees by 2010; believes that this will have a devastating impact on future pensions, and considers that the genuine concerns of loyal and hard-working employees should be addressed and their pension benefits protected.

Supported by: Des McNulty, Karen Gillon, Kenneth Gibson, Mr Frank McAveety, Gil Paterson, Mary Mulligan, Bill Kidd, Ms Wendy Alexander, James Kelly, Brian Adam, Bill Butler, Ken Macintosh, Stuart McMillan, John Park, Trish Godman, Charlie Gordon, Jamie Hepburn*, David Whitton*, Pauline McNeill*, Cathy Peattie*, Andy Kerr*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Bill Wilson*

*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, Tantrims 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.

Supported by: Angela Constance, Marlyn Glen, Robert Brown, Robin Harper, Bill Kidd, Charlie Gordon, Margaret Curran, Hugh O’Donnell, Ian McKee, Gil Paterson, Dave Thompson*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4647# Willie Coffey: Campaign Against Diageo Closures—That the Parliament, further to motion S3M-4568 lodged on 6 July 2009, notes that a major cross-party campaign has been established to oppose Diageo’s restructuring proposals that would see the closure of plants at Kilmarnock, Hurlford and Port Dundas with the loss of hundreds of jobs in the Scotch whisky industry and a devastating impact on local communities; endorses the statement by the First Minister calling these proposals socially unacceptable; welcomes the action of the Scottish Government in commissioning an alternative business plan for consideration by Diageo, and echoes the call of thousands of people who took part in the march and rally in Kilmarnock on 26 July for a secure and successful future for the workers and their communities and for the company.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Nigel Don, Kenneth Gibson, Ross Finnie, Rob Gibson, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Christopher Harvie, Stewart Maxwell, Sandra White, Alasdair Allan, Trish Godman, Maureen Watt, Jamie Hepburn, Bill Wilson, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Aileen Campbell, Michael Matheson, John Scott, Andrew Welsh, Cathy Jamieson, Gil Paterson, Christina McKelvie, Irene Oldfather, Joe FitzPatrick, Ian McKee, Robin Harper

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-4721 Nordic Studies Centre Expands (lodged on 21 August 2009) Anne McLaughlin*, Robin Harper*, Mary Scanlon*, Brian Adam*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, John Wilson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*, Jamie McGrigor*, Angela Constance*, Jamie Stone*, Gil Paterson*, Bill Kidd*, Liam McArthur*

S3M-4720 Glendale Life (lodged on 21 August 2009) Tricia Marwick*, Robin Harper*, Stewart Maxwell*, Stuart McMillan*, Alasdair Allan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Bill Kidd*, Angela Constance*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4719 Equality for All Armed Forces Veterans (lodged on 21 August 2009) Trish Godman*, Gil Paterson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Christina McKelvie*, Michael Matheson*, Bob Doris*

S3M-4718 Release of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi (lodged on 21 August 2009) Cathie Craigie*, David Whitton*, Paul Martin*, Jack McConnell*, Mary Mulligan*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Hugh Henry*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Robert Brown*, Lewis Macdonald*, Bill Butler*, Helen Eadie*, Margaret Curran*, Richard Baker*

S3M-4716 The Need to Protect Attendance Allowance (lodged on 21 August 2009) Anne McLaughlin*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Gil Paterson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Stuart McMillan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*, Willie Coffey*

S3M-4715 Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi (lodged on 21 August 2009) Nanette Milne*, Lewis Macdonald*, Robert Brown*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-4714 Lockerbie, In the Name of Justice (lodged on 20 August 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4713 Arctic Convoys Memorial at Lyness (lodged on 20 August 2009) Nicol Stephen*, Gil Paterson*, Des McNulty*, Sarah Boyack*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4711 Special Olympics National Summer Games (lodged on 20 August 2009) Gil Paterson*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-4710 Congratulations to Annie Lennox (lodged on 19 August 2009) Gil Paterson*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4709 Business and Human Rights (lodged on 19 August 2009) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-4708 Congratulations to Thorfinn FC (lodged on 19 August 2009) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-4707 Scotland Cares (lodged on 19 August 2009) Gil Paterson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*, Sandra White*

S3M-4704 Congratulations to Clydebank Museum (lodged on 17 August 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Sarah Boyack*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4703 Piping Live 2009 (lodged on 17 August 2009) Gil Paterson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Mary Scanlon*, Sarah Boyack*, Jackie Baillie*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4702 Recognition of Andy Murray’s Achievements (lodged on 17 August 2009) Nanette Milne*, Jackie Baillie*, Alison McInnes*

S3M-4701 World Pipe Band Championships (lodged on 17 August 2009) Nanette Milne*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-4700 Conservative Party Attacks on the NHS (lodged on 17 August 2009) Rob Gibson*, Ian McKee*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-4699 Hon. George Fowlds, from Fenwick to the New Zealand Parliament (lodged on 14 August 2009) Michael Matheson*

S3M-4697 Congratulations to North Kelvin United on its 10th Anniversary (lodged on 14 August 2009) Michael Matheson*

S3M-4691 Alloa Athletic Football Club (lodged on 14 August 2009) Christina McKelvie*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-4690 30 Years of Headway (lodged on 13 August 2009) Jackie Baillie*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4689 The Arc of Recovery (lodged on 13 August 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-4688 Launch of Lifelong Carers Service (lodged on 13 August 2009) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-4684 Edinburgh’s Resilience in Difficult Times (lodged on 12 August 2009) Alison McInnes*

S3M-4683 Town Centre Regeneration Fund Investment for Falkirk, Denny and Stenhousemuir (lodged on 12 August 2009) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-4682 Burma Court Finds Aung San Suu Kyi Guilty (lodged on 12 August 2009) Alison McInnes*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4681 Town Centre Regeneration Fund Investment for Hawick (lodged on 11 August 2009) John Lamont*

S3M-4680 Stanley Robertson, 1940-2009 (lodged on 11 August 2009) Christina McKelvie*, Alison McInnes*

S3M-4679 Fair Deal for Dunbartonshire (lodged on 11 August 2009) David Whitton*, Jackie Baillie*

S3M-4676 Waterwalks for Leonard Cheshire Disability (lodged on 11 August 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4673 Same as You, Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (lodged on 10 August 2009) Cathy Peattie*

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

S3M-4644# Votes for Women (lodged on 30 July 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4639 Proposed Closure of Thistle Nursery by Glasgow College of Nautical Studies (lodged on 29 July 2009) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-4638 Increase in Hepatitis C Cases in Grampian (lodged on 29 July 2009) Margaret Mitchell*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-4629 Concern at UCU Report on Education Cuts (lodged on 24 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4627 Student Hardship Crisis in Scotland (lodged on 24 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4625 Engine Shed Awarded Social Enterprise Mark (lodged on 24 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4622 Glasvegas Shortlisted for Mercury Award (lodged on 23 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4618 Barred Campaign Goes Nationwide (lodged on 22 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4617 Widening Access to the Arts (lodged on 22 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4588 Eigg Crowned North Regional Winner of Scottish Calor Village of the Year 2009 (lodged on 10 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4587# Robert Tannahill (lodged on 9 July 2009) Willie Coffey*, Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4581 Village of the Year Awards (lodged on 8 July 2009) Cathy Peattie*

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