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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

( A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at:

New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-4948 Iain Smith on behalf of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee: 7th Report 2009: Determining and Delivering on Scotland’s Energy Future—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee’s 7th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Determining and delivering on Scotland’s energy future (SP Paper 313).

*S3M-4947 Sandra White: Glasgow’s Culture Quarter—That the Parliament congratulates all those involved in the 8th annual Merchant City Festival in Glasgow, which saw a record number of visitors attending the vast array of performances across the Merchant City; welcomes the festival’s enormous growth since its inception, to become one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful multi-arts platforms, and believes that the area’s rich cultural and architectural tapestry further cements the immense national and international appeal of Glasgow.

*S3M-4946 Rob Gibson: Thurso Groaties Take the Biscuit—That the Parliament congratulates Reids of Caithness, in Thurso, for its win in the 2009 Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food; recognises the hard work and innovation that goes into devising products of a high enough standard to gain a gold star, such as Reids’ Groaties; further recognises the commitment of the Reid family to the baking industry in Caithness since the 1960s and wishes them every success with their business in the future.

*S3M-4945 Ross Finnie: Praises St John’s Primary School—That the Parliament praises St John’s Primary School in Port Glasgow for its wonderful HM Inspectorate of Education report; notes that St John’s received three good ratings and two very good ratings, and further notes that the children’s behaviour and the head teacher’s commitment to improving the quality of the children’s learning were particularly praised in the report.

*S3M-4942 Ross Finnie: Inverclyde Community Maternity Unit Must Remain 24/7—That the Parliament notes that, despite NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde agreeing, in August 2008, to retain a community maternity unit (CMU) at Inverclyde Royal Hospital for a further three years while a community education programme was run to promote the benefits of the CMU, the board has now decided to change the operations of the CMU from 24/7 to an on-call service at nights and weekends, which clearly reduces the attractiveness of the CMU as no-one can predict the hour of a baby’s arrival; condemns the board’s petulant response to the recommendations of the Independent Scrutiny Panel, and calls on the board to deliver the undertakings that it gave in August 2008 in full and drop its proposals to convert the CMU at Inverclyde Royal Hospital to a 9 am to 5 pm service.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Smith*, Mike Pringle*

*S3M-4942.1 Stuart McMillan: Inverclyde Community Maternity Unit Must Remain 24/7—As an amendment to motion (S3M-4942) in the name of Ross Finnie, after "2008" insert ", after a strong and concerted campaign by local residents that led to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing instigating a review of maternity services".

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-4944 Stop the Park Gallery Closing (lodged on 25 September 2009) Alasdair Allan*, Rob Gibson*

S3M-4943 Glasgow Design Team the Best in the World (lodged on 25 September 2009) Pauline McNeill*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Aileen Campbell*, Dave Thompson*, Jackie Baillie*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4939 25 Years of Victim Support Scotland (lodged on 25 September 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Maureen Watt*, Christine Grahame*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-4938 Congratulations to Falkland and St Andrews (lodged on 25 September 2009) Jackie Baillie*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-4933 The Scotland-Malawi College Partnership (lodged on 24 September 2009) Sarah Boyack*, Karen Gillon*, Murdo Fraser*

S3M-4926 David Matthews Diabetes Centre (lodged on 24 September 2009) Elaine Smith*

S3M-4924 Ya Beauty (lodged on 23 September 2009) Aileen Campbell*

S3M-4918 Congratulations to the Forth Valley Disability Sport Team (lodged on 23 September 2009) Aileen Campbell*

S3M-4916 Bill Speirs (lodged on 23 September 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-4913 Beautiful North Lanarkshire (lodged on 23 September 2009) Aileen Campbell*

S3M-4912 Congratulations to Beautiful Scotland Awards Winners 2009 (lodged on 23 September 2009) Aileen Campbell*

S3M-4909 Aberdeen City Beautiful Scotland Awards Success (lodged on 22 September 2009) Angela Constance*

S3M-4903 Smoking Bans Cut Heart Attacks (lodged on 22 September 2009) Angela Constance*

S3M-4899 Scotland’s Students are Overstretched and Overdrawn (lodged on 22 September 2009) Ross Finnie*

S3M-4892 Congratulations to Glasgow Schools’ Symphony Orchestra (lodged on 21 September 2009) Angela Constance*

S3M-4891 Enterprising Student Awards (lodged on 21 September 2009) Angela Constance*

S3M-4889 Clydebank Bowling Club, 125 Years and Still Going Strong (lodged on 18 September 2009) Angela Constance*

S3M-4888 Congratulations to Kilbowie Primary School (lodged on 18 September 2009) Angela Constance*

S3M-4880 Rok Apprentice Awards (lodged on 18 September 2009) Marlyn Glen*, Angela Constance*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4878 Pilot of a National Emergency SMS Text Service (lodged on 17 September 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4876 Seal the Deal During Global Climate Week (lodged on 17 September 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4870 UN Condemns War Crimes in Gaza (lodged on 16 September 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4852# Charter of Rights for People with Dementia in Scotland (lodged on 15 September 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-4849 Imprisonment of Peaceful Protestor Min Ko Naing (lodged on 15 September 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4848 Open University Graduation Ceremony in Shetland (lodged on 15 September 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-4844 Mary’s Last Letter (lodged on 14 September 2009) Angela Constance*

S3M-4841 Opening of the Small Animal Hospital (lodged on 14 September 2009) Ross Finnie*

S3M-4786 Welcome to Lothian Buses’ Pink Top (lodged on 4 September 2009) Peter Peacock*

S3M-4701# World Pipe Band Championships (lodged on 17 August 2009) Elaine Smith*

S3M-4493# Breast Cancer Awareness Month (lodged on 24 June 2009) Cathy Peattie*

S3M-4459 Shared Surfaces and Disabled People (lodged on 19 June 2009) Jim Hume*

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