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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4974 Jamie Hepburn: Whitelees Primary is Scotland’s Best Green School—That the Parliament congratulates Whitelees Primary School, Cumbernauld, on its achievement of the Best Green School Award, sponsored by eaga, at the Scottish Green Awards; believes that this is well-deserved recognition of the dedication of the staff and pupils of the school to environmental and global justice issues; notes the wide range of activities carried out by the school to promote environmentally friendly behaviour both in the classroom and the wider community, and hopes that the award will inspire all schools to continue working towards a greener Scotland and a fairer world.

Supported by: Bob Doris*, Rob Gibson*, Aileen Campbell*, Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*

*S3M-4973 Maureen Watt on behalf of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee: Committee: 5th Report 2009: Rural Housing—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee’s 5th Report, 2009 (Session 3): Rural Housing (SP Paper 256).

*S3M-4972 John Park: Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Technician Training Scheme—That the Parliament welcomes the 1,000th apprentice to complete the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Technician Training Scheme; notes that the training scheme is the oil and gas industry’s response to the need for a competent, stable and flexible technician workforce to meet its current and future needs and is a partnership between Oil & Gas UK, the Offshore Contractors Association, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board and OPITO, - The Oil & Gas Academy; further notes that the industry has invested more than £73 million in the scheme, which creates around 100 positions annually on the four-year course, and congratulates the scheme on achieving a 91% retention rate; further welcomes the development of a fully integrated industry approach to attracting new talent that provides a visible and long-term commitment to technician training in the United Kingdom, and hopes that the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Technician Training Scheme will continue to play a vital role in securing a competent, reliable and highly skilled workforce to meet future production in the North Sea.

Supported by: Bill Butler*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Brian Adam*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Bill Kidd*, Liam McArthur*

*S3M-4937.1 Liam McArthur: The Power of Scotland Renewed Report Publication—As an amendment to motion (S3M-4937) in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, leave out from "calls on" to end and insert "notes that the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change’s consultation paper, issued on 17 June 2009, would require a new coal-fired power station only to demonstrate at the outset a carbon capture and storage (CCS) capacity of 400MW gross; recognises that, if this were applied to the proposed 1,600MW coal-fired power station at Hunterston, 75% of the CO2 emissions would continue unabated until the technology is proven, which could take at least 15 or 20 years; regrets that Scottish ministers have confirmed their intention to align the Scottish position with that of the United Kingdom, irrespective of the implications for the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009; believes that CCS technology would best be developed on existing coal-fired and gas-fired stations, such as Longannet; believes that the Scottish Government must differentiate between existing coal-fired and gas-fired stations and new coal-fired and gas-fired stations, and calls on the Scottish Government to introduce policy for consenting to new thermal power plants under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, which supersedes the National Planning Framework, to prevent any new coal power stations from being granted planning consent unless they make full use of CCS technology from the outset."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-4971 Celebrating 125 Years of Putting CHILDREN 1st (lodged on 2 October 2009) Liam McArthur*, Maureen Watt*, Jamie McGrigor*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jim Hume*, Mike Pringle*, Christine Grahame*, Karen Whitefield*, Jim Tolson*, Aileen Campbell*, Bob Doris*, Jackie Baillie*, Ross Finnie*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-4970# The Food Train Rides Out (lodged on 2 October 2009) Dr Richard Simpson*, David Whitton*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Sarah Boyack*, Jackson Carlaw*, Cathy Jamieson*, Jim Hume*

S3M-4967# World Porridge Day (lodged on 2 October 2009) Margaret Mitchell*, Murdo Fraser*, Jackson Carlaw*, Nanette Milne*, Angela Constance*, Anne McLaughlin*, John Lamont*, Jackie Baillie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Michael Matheson*, Christine Grahame*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-4964 MOBOs Deliver a Sell-out Show for Glasgow (lodged on 1 October 2009) Liam McArthur*

S3M-4963 United Against Racism (lodged on 1 October 2009) Michael Matheson*

S3M-4961 Britain in Bloom Awards 2009, Uddingston (Glasgow) Silver Gilt Award (lodged on 1 October 2009) Jackson Carlaw*

S3M-4941 Doors Open Day Proves a Hit (lodged on 25 September 2009) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-4936 New Fast Train Service Between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Via Shotts (lodged on 24 September 2009) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-4933 The Scotland-Malawi College Partnership (lodged on 24 September 2009) Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-4852# Charter of Rights for People with Dementia in Scotland (lodged on 15 September 2009) Jackson Carlaw*

S3M-4793 Shelter Scotland Report (lodged on 7 September 2009) Pauline McNeill*

S3M-4774 Mental Health Awareness Week (lodged on 3 September 2009) Marlyn Glen*, Liam McArthur*

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