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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5598 Ken Macintosh: Bullyproof—That the Parliament commends the work of Radio 1’s Bullyproof campaign in raising awareness of bullying, in building self-confidence and in addressing the concerns of young people; deplores bullying in all of its forms; considers that the Bullyproof campaign provides children and young people with the tools to combat bullying and guidance on how to cope if they are the victims of bullying; believes that bullying is a serious issue in Scotland’s schools and that all efforts to help children and young people cope are to be commended; acknowledges the effectiveness and innovation of the Bullyproof campaign in reaching as many people as possible with its interactive use of numerous social networking sites and high-profile endorsers, and particularly welcomes the opportunity that it provides for young people who have experienced bullying to be heard and supported by their peers.

*S3M-5597 Patricia Ferguson: RSAMD’s New Dance School at Spiers Lock, Glasgow—That the Parliament welcomes the news that the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama will open a new dance school in the Spiers Lock area of Glasgow later this year; notes that the development of this new £6.3 million campus will be the first part of a three-stage process to expand the academy’s facilities taking it a step closer to its aim of becoming the United Kingdom’s finest conservatoire; further notes that the new dance school will sit in close proximity to the Scottish Opera facilities and National Theatre of Scotland offices at Spiers Lock, and welcomes this important addition to Spiers Lock as a cultural quarter in Glasgow.

*S3M-5596 Margaret Mitchell: Atlantic Fast Food—That the Parliament congratulates Atlantic Fast Food in Coatbridge on being named the best fish and chip shop in the United Kingdom by Seafish; notes that the awards are based on aspects such as food quality, responsible seafood sourcing, customer service, food hygiene and community spirit; further notes that this is the third successive year in which the award has been won by a Scottish shop, and congratulates the owner, Giovanni Fionda, and all his staff on their achievement.

*S3M-5595 Alasdair Allan: Am Pàipear, Community Newspaper of the Year 2010—That the Parliament congratulates Am Pàipear, the community newspaper of the Uists, on being named the Community Newspaper of the Year at the 2010 Highlands and Islands Media Awards; considers that Am Pàipear has played a vital role in its local island community since its establishment in 1976 in working for and campaigning on behalf of all the communities of the Uists; believes that this award recognises the immense efforts made by the staff and contributors of Am Pàipear over the years, and wishes them every success in the future.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Sandra White*, Jamie McGrigor*, John Wilson*, Rob Gibson*, Robin Harper*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-5594 Jamie Hepburn: UK Government Bank Ownership and the Public Interest—That the Parliament notes reports that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is providing finance to Kraft Foods Inc in support of its bid to purchase Cadbury plc; believes that, given that the UK Government holds an 84% share in RBS, this essentially represents the use of public money to fund the foreign acquisition of a UK-based company; understands that the UK Government has previously refused to use its majority shareholding in banks to renegotiate payment terms of PFI contracts or end the cross-subsidisation of rail rolling stock that is owned by such banks, and calls on the UK Government to consider how best it can use its majority shareholding in banks to protect jobs and leverage better deals for the public purse in order to avoid it becoming the case that, despite being bailed out at public expense, the banks can ignore the public interest.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell, Anne McLaughlin, Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper, John Wilson, Joe FitzPatrick, Michael Matheson, Bob Doris, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Bill Wilson*

S3M-5593 Sarah Boyack: Conversion Needed for Scottish Rugby Coverage—That the Parliament considers that there are significant gaps in broadcast coverage in Scotland of rugby, particularly on terrestrial television and particularly around the community game and high performance professional teams; is disappointed that despite the strenuous efforts of Scottish Rugby there is little interest to broadcast the sport sufficiently on either terrestrial or satellite television, and, finally, considers that the broadcasting of rugby is essential to further increase participation in the sport thus increasing fitness levels, promoting Scotland to a wider audience and creating a platform for greater Scottish sporting achievements.

Supported by: Mary Mulligan*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Stewart Maxwell*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Wilson*, James Kelly*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5592 Robert Brown: Barnardo’s Scotland Fostering and Adoption Week—That the Parliament notes that the Fostering Network has calculated that Scotland needs an extra 1,700 carers; notes research from Barnardo’s indicating that people in Scotland are the least likely to consider fostering and that a perceived lack of training and support is the most common reason for this; recognises the dedication of Scotland’s foster carers; believes that fostering not only provides a loving home for some of the most vulnerable children in Scotland but can also be immensely rewarding to those who foster; welcomes the launch of Barnardo’s Scotland Fostering and Adoption Week on 18 January 2010 as one of a range of initiatives that will encourage more Scots to consider fostering, and congratulates Barnardo’s Scotland Fostering service in Glasgow for the work that it does in finding placements for children under the age of 13 with emotional and behavioural difficulties and for the training and support that it offers foster carers and potential foster carers.

S3M-5591 Christina McKelvie: Stop the Traffik—That the Parliament supports the work of Stop the Traffik, the international campaign against people trafficking; notes that people trafficking is a growing concern, with up to an estimated four million men, women and children being trafficked across borders and within their own countries every year; joins Stop the Traffik’s 1,000 member organisations in 50 countries worldwide in condemning the outrage of this ongoing enslavement of human beings; further notes the reported success that Stop the Traffik has had in forcing Cadbury, Mars and Nestlé to reduce the amount of chocolate that they use from Côte d’Ivoire, where thousands of children who have been trafficked are used to harvest the cocoa beans that make over a third of the world’s chocolate; endorses the campaigns at to encourage confectionary manufacturers to increase their use of certified fairly traded cocoa beans, to encourage business travellers to learn how to recognise and report incidences of trafficking and to raise awareness of the dangers of the 2012 Olympic Games being used as an opportunity by people traffickers, and congratulates the Rev John Carswell and his colleagues at Cadzow Parish Church in Hamilton on organising a fundraising and awareness-raising concert in aid of Stop the Traffik, which will take place on the evening of 20 February 2010.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*, Rob Gibson*, Robin Harper*, Bob Doris*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Anne McLaughlin*

S3M-5590 David Whitton: Graduates for Business Scheme—That the Parliament deplores the decision by Scottish Enterprise to scrap the Graduates for Business scheme with the loss of seven jobs; considers that the decision to cut the graduate employment scheme was made by Scottish Enterprise purely on cost grounds despite the programme being viewed as a great success by employer organisations: notes that 250 flexible graduate internships were arranged annually with two thirds of participants offered permanent posts after being on the programme, and calls on Scottish Enterprise to act on the open letter from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to invest in the future of Scotland’s young people and reinstate the graduate programme as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Bill Butler*, Michael McMahon*, Andy Kerr*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Claire Baker*, Tom McCabe*, Robin Harper*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5589 Robin Harper: Bee Research, Monoculture and Allotments—That the Parliament notes the publication of research by the French National Institute for Agronomic Research, based in Avignon, proving for the first time that a more diverse diet of different kinds of pollen can boost bee immunity; considers that this suggests that modern intensive monoculture farming is one of at least three major factors contributing to the alarming rates of decline in bee numbers across Europe, amounting in the United Kingdom to a 20% loss in the 2008-09 winter period, and calls on the Scottish Government to work, in this, the international year of biodiversity, to see what improvements in biodiversity can be made through assistance to large-scale farming and extra assistance to small-scale and organic farming and, in particular, encouragement to local authorities to persuade them to open up land for allotment development in order to address this serious problem and halt the decline in honey and bumblebees that afflicts the countryside at present.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Wilson*

S3M-5588 Iain Smith: Cleaning Systems UK—That the Parliament congratulates Cleaning Systems UK, based at Prestonhall Industrial Estate, Cupar, Fife, on being awarded a royal warrant for carrying out specialist floor cleaning services at Holyrood Palace; considers that this distinction is as a result of the dedication and hard work of the chairman and founder, Sandy Pearson, and his staff, and further considers that the entitlement to display By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen on its literature and fleet of vehicles is a great boost in terms of prestige for Cleaning Systems UK and for Cupar.

S3M-5587 John Swinney: UK Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 20 July 2009, to alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers in respect of the civil service and to make provision within the legislative competence of the Parliament and to alter that legislative competence in respect of Convention rights proceedings brought under the Scotland Act 1998 should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Jim Mather

S3M-5586 Nicola Sturgeon: UK Equality Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Equality Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 24 April 2009, to make provision within the legislative competence of the Parliament and to alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers in respect of the public sector duty to promote equality; the hearing of disability discrimination school education cases by the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland; the arrangements for educational endowments; the power to prescribe qualification authorities in relation to equality, transitional arrangements for single sex educational establishments; a duty on relevant public authorities in Scotland, when making decisions of a strategic nature about how to exercise their functions, to have due regard to socio-economic disadvantage; and reasonable adjustments to common parts of buildings to suit the needs of disabled people who live in those buildings, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Alex Neil

S3M-5585 John Swinney: UK Energy Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the UK Energy Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 19 November 2009, relating to the disbursal of funds for any future Carbon Capture and Storage demonstration projects that will be the subject of assistance schemes (as they relate to environmental issues), so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, or alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Jim Mather

S3M-5584 Jamie Hepburn: Architecture Students’ Vision for Cumbernauld’s Future—That the Parliament congratulates the students of Bauhaus College, Germany, who have taken part in a competition to develop new ideas for the future of Cumbernauld town centre; notes the wide range of innovative strategies developed and that five finalists have now been chosen by a Cumbernauld-based panel; encourages members of the public in Cumbernauld and beyond to visit the display of the finalists’ ideas in Cumbernauld town centre or online at the centre’s website,, and vote for their favourite idea; believes that the entries show how some imagination and creative thinking can help develop a sustainable future for Cumbernauld and town centres across Scotland, and looks forward to seeing one day some of the ideas expressed in the competition influencing the future development of Cumbernauld town centre.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Kenneth Gibson, Linda Fabiani, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Maxwell, Alasdair Allan, Aileen Campbell, Sandra White, Gil Paterson, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5583 Jack McConnell: Cadbury, Kraft and Fairtrade—That the Parliament notes the proposed takeover of Cadbury by the American firm, Kraft Foods; notes Cadbury’s commitment to Fairtrade for its flagship Cadbury Dairy Milk brand and other products; notes the work of the groundbreaking Cadbury Cocoa Partnership that Cadbury established in 2008 with the United Nations Development Programme and the governments, farmers and communities of Ghana, India, Indonesia and the Caribbean, and calls on Kraft to continue and build on Cadbury’s commitment to Fairtrade and the cocoa partnership.

Supported by: Des McNulty, David Stewart, Cathy Jamieson, Sandra White, Margaret Curran, Patricia Ferguson, Marilyn Livingstone, Michael Matheson, Christina McKelvie, Mike Pringle, Jamie Stone, Jackie Baillie, Karen Gillon, Rhona Brankin, Joe FitzPatrick, George Foulkes, Hugh O’Donnell, Ian McKee, Robin Harper, Kenneth Gibson, Mr Frank McAveety, Bill Kidd, Marlyn Glen, Brian Adam, Ms Wendy Alexander, Sarah Boyack, Bill Butler, Linda Fabiani, Hugh Henry, Ken Macintosh, Pauline McNeill, Mary Mulligan, Elaine Murray, Cathy Peattie, Jamie Hepburn, Maureen Watt*

S3M-5582 Cathy Jamieson: Queen Margaret Academy, Ayr, and Scotwest Credit Union—That the Parliament commends pupils and staff at Queen Margaret Academy in Ayr who have worked with Scotwest Credit Union to set up a credit union branch in the school; notes that this branch is open to all 600 pupils in the school, that it is operated by pupils on a voluntary basis, allowing them to gain experience of financial services and work towards recognised qualifications, and that it also offers an option for pupils to save for a school trip to Holland next June, and calls on the Scottish Government to encourage and support similar initiatives in other schools.

Supported by: Des McNulty*, David Stewart*, Ken Macintosh*, John Wilson*, Cathy Peattie*, Mary Mulligan*, Karen Whitefield*, John Scott*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Trish Godman*, Bill Butler*, Hugh Henry*, Sandra White*, Robin Harper*, James Kelly*, Jackie Baillie*, Pauline McNeill*, Elaine Smith*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-5581 Christine Grahame: Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill.

S3M-5580 Jackie Baillie: Fairness for Thalidomide Survivors in Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the recent statement of regret from the Right Honourable Mike O’Brien QC MP, Minister of State for Health, for the pain and suffering endured by thalidomide survivors and their families; further welcomes the pilot scheme of £20 million to explore a more personalised way of meeting their health needs; congratulates the National Advisory Council of the Thalidomide Trust for successfully campaigning to ensure that the needs of thalidomide survivors are adequately met by health and care services; recognises that the trust will use its expertise and knowledge to distribute money to survivors to minimise deterioration of their condition, which is likely to reduce long-term demands on the NHS; further recognises that almost 30% of survivors live in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; warmly welcomes the decision of the Northern Ireland Assembly to contribute funding over and above the £20 million for pilot schemes, and calls on the Scottish Government to commit resources for similar pilots to meet the assessed health needs of those people who have suffered the effects of the drug, thalidomide, and invest in preventative care for thalidomide survivors in Scotland.

Supported by: Sarah Boyack, Hugh Henry

S3M-5579 Liam McArthur: Orkney Today, Highlands and Islands Newspaper of the Year—That the Parliament notes the important role played by the local print and broadcasting media in the Highlands and Islands, where they contribute much to the communities that they serve; considers that they provide access to important news that is overlooked by the central belt-dominated national media; welcomes the annual Highlands and Islands Media Awards, which reward newspapers and individual reporters and photographers for their high-quality work; congratulates all the winners of this year’s awards; particularly congratulates Orkney Today for winning the Newspaper of the Year award in recognition of its good layout and all-round coverage of news, features and sports, and looks forward to enjoying Orkney Today and the output of the other papers and broadcasters covering the Highlands and Islands over the coming year.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell, Hugh O’Donnell, Jamie McGrigor, Mary Scanlon, Jamie Stone, Bill Kidd, Robin Harper, Rob Gibson, Ross Finnie, Willie Coffey, Hugh Henry, Des McNulty, Alasdair Allan*

S3M-5578 Jim Tolson: Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Chef of the Year Competition—That the Parliament congratulates chef Peter McKenzie of South Lanarkshire Council on winning Coeliac UK’s Gluten-free Chef of the Year competition; notes that the Gluten-free Chef of the Year competition is part of Coeliac UK’s Eating Out campaign through which it aims to raise awareness of coeliac disease and the gluten-free diet among chefs and catering students, and believes that such competitions will encourage all entrants and winners to be passionate about providing gluten-free options on their menus throughout their careers.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Aileen Campbell, Hugh O’Donnell, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cathy Peattie, Kenneth Gibson, Patricia Ferguson, Gil Paterson, Nanette Milne, Robin Harper, Jamie Stone, Jim Hume, Anne McLaughlin, Mike Pringle, Hugh Henry, David Whitton, Bob Doris*, Trish Godman*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-5577 Stuart McMillan: Congratulations to Gibshill Children’s Day Centre—That the Parliament congratulates Gibshill Children’s Day Centre in Inverclyde for receiving a fantastic HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) report; notes that the day centre received five very good evaluations, which indicates major strength on the HMIE judgment scale; further notes that the day centre received praise for its welcoming and supportive ethos and its high-quality learning experiences, and acknowledges the hard work of all those involved in the day centre and hopes that it goes from strength to strength.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Stewart Maxwell, Bill Kidd, Anne McLaughlin, Aileen Campbell, Gil Paterson

S3M-5576 Jackie Baillie: Hands off Parklands Special School—That the Parliament notes with concern that Argyll and Bute Council is reviewing the role of Parklands Special School, which provides quality education for profoundly and multiply-disabled children and young people; understands that this review has come about because of the declining school roll; recognises that there is a presumption to include pupils with additional support needs in mainstream education; considers that mainstream education is not always the best solution for pupils with multiple and complex needs; acknowledges the quality and value of the work undertaken by the staff at Parklands Special School; believes that any proposal that involves closing or substantially altering the school would mean a great loss to the community of Helensburgh and Lomond, and therefore calls on Argyll and Bute Council to continue support for the school in its current role.

Supported by: Des McNulty, Rhona Brankin, Pauline McNeill, Marilyn Livingstone, Robin Harper, Hugh O’Donnell, Mr Frank McAveety, James Kelly, Bill Butler, Trish Godman, Ken Macintosh, Karen Whitefield, Hugh Henry, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-5575# Christine Grahame: Happy 20th Birthday, Radio Borders—That the Parliament recognises the important role of local radio such as Radio Borders, which is celebrating 20 years of broadcasting on Friday 22 January 2010; notes its invaluable role throughout the year in reporting on local issues and acting as an important messaging service, in particular in the recent bad weather, keeping people up to date with the travel and weather situation thanks to the presenters getting into work, and offers best wishes and thanks to all local radio stations but, in particular, Radio Borders.

Supported by: Derek Brownlee, Jamie Hepburn

S3M-5574 Bill Wilson: Renfrewshire’s Budget Priorities—That the Parliament congratulates SNP-led Renfrewshire Council on being the first local authority in Scotland to set its budget this year, with the emphasis on helping young and older people in Renfrewshire; recognises the £2.5 million additional funding for foster care, as well as the extra £312,000 being targeted towards older people to enable them to move out of hospital; notes the £250,000,000 investment programme in community, education and leisure facilities, and commends Renfrewshire Council on freezing council tax for a third successive year, all set against a backdrop of Labour cuts from Westminster.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Aileen Campbell, Anne McLaughlin, Kenneth Gibson, Joe FitzPatrick, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Brian Adam, Gil Paterson, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5571 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Taught by the Pen Book Festival—That the Parliament welcomes the Taught by the Pen Edinburgh book festival organised by the Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh in association with Radio Ramadan Edinburgh; notes that this festival runs from 7 to 13 February 2010 and that admission is free for all ages; highlights the many events planned that include meet-the-author sessions, book discussions and calligraphy classes; wishes everyone involved the best of luck for a successful festival, and notes that further information and a programme of events can be found at

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Sarah Boyack, Robin Harper, Aileen Campbell, Stuart McMillan, Bill Kidd, Christina McKelvie, Rob Gibson, Willie Coffey, Elaine Smith, Gil Paterson, Sandra White, Anne McLaughlin, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5570 Robin Harper: Scotland and Solway Tweed River Basin Management Plans—That the Parliament welcomes the recent publication of the first basin management plans for the Scotland and the Solway Tweed river basin districts; acknowledges that, on the back of the early passing of the Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 by the previous Parliament, these management plans have the potential to keep Scotland ahead in Europe in the second decade of the 21st century; considers that the Scottish Government has established the most comprehensive, risk-based regulatory tools in Europe for protecting and improving the water environment, ensuring that water management is based on assessments of genuine environmental risk and that developments are considered against criteria to encourage sustainable development and deliver benefits that outweigh risks to the water environment; welcomes its determination that regulation is not just about protection but about improvement, as shown in the long-term restoration plans for those elements of Scotland’s water environment that remain downgraded; congratulates the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Scottish Government for the levels of integration of planning already achieved, but calls on all stakeholders in the Scotland and Solway Tweed river basin districts, especially local authorities and farming, fishing, industrial, tourism and developer interests, to work closely together to ensure that the ambitious targets set for all water bodies in Scotland will be achieved over the next 17 years.

Supported by: Hugh Henry, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd

S3M-5569 John Lamont: Bill McLaren—That the Parliament notes with deep sadness the death of the "voice of rugby", Bill McLaren CBE, OBE, MBE, at the age of 86 in his home town of Hawick; recognises his huge contribution to the rugby world over almost 50 years of commentating for the BBC, and extends its condolences to his family.

Supported by: Anne McLaughlin, Bill Aitken, Ms Wendy Alexander, Kenneth Gibson, John Wilson, Elizabeth Smith, Patricia Ferguson, Robin Harper, Nanette Milne, Ted Brocklebank, Ian McKee, Murdo Fraser, Bill Wilson, John Park, John Scott, Jamie Hepburn, Rob Gibson, Stewart Maxwell, Jamie McGrigor, Bill Kidd, David McLetchie, James Kelly, Jim Hume, Stuart McMillan, Peter Peacock, Cathy Jamieson, George Foulkes, Brian Adam, Andy Kerr, Elaine Smith, Aileen Campbell, Mike Pringle, Des McNulty, Gavin Brown, Bob Doris, Margaret Mitchell, Ken Macintosh, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Derek Brownlee, Christine Grahame, Karen Gillon, Liam McArthur, Dr Richard Simpson, Sarah Boyack, Trish Godman, Hugh Henry, Gil Paterson, Bill Butler, Maureen Watt*, Willie Coffey*, David Whitton*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5568 Bill Wilson: Moon-shot Mission, 10 New Drugs for 10 Neglected Diseases by 2020—That the Parliament welcomes the call by Professor Andrew Hopkins for enhanced collaboration among the pharmaceutical industry, academic research institutions and charities to drive major projects and scale up drug discovery for tropical diseases; notes his belief that this could lead to new procedures and result in major new discoveries, and welcomes his proposed "grand ‘moon-shot’ type of mission" to develop 10 new drugs for the 10 major neglected diseases by 2020.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan, Hugh O’Donnell, Robin Harper, Bob Doris, Kenneth Gibson, Sandra White, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5564 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Centre for Cities’ Report—That the Parliament welcomes the Centre for Cities’ report, Cities Outlook 2010, which places Edinburgh as one of the top UK cities to bounce back to recovery from the recession; highlights the think-tank’s claim that the turnaround of the UK’s largest cities will be critical to national recovery and that Edinburgh has the right ingredients to succeed after the recession has passed; considers that, with a key percentage of highly skilled workers, low youth unemployment and a number of knowledge-intensive businesses, the city continues to be a strong financial European capital, and congratulates the City of Edinburgh Council on its Economic Resilience Action Plan, which has supported the capital in being a good place to live and work during these tough economic times.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Stewart Maxwell, Mike Pringle, Aileen Campbell, Kenneth Gibson, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson

S3M-5563 Hugh Henry: UK Government Consultation on Post Bank—That the Parliament welcomes the consultation on the proposal for a Post Bank; considers that the Post Office already provides a vital service in local communities across Scotland; further considers that the Post Office has established public confidence and trust; believes that the creation of a Post Bank would provide essential banking services in a way that some major high street banks do not; considers that a Post Bank service would bring banking services back to the heart of local communities and would improve the sustainability of the Post Office network; welcomes the continued support for a Post Bank from the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Unite the Union and other trade unions; believes that the scope of the consultation should be widened to look at all structural options, including the Post Bank having its own financial licence as well as a wider range of funding options, and believes that the creation of a Post Bank should have the full support of the Scottish Parliament.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Bill Kidd, Robin Harper, Marlyn Glen, Cathy Peattie, Patricia Ferguson, David Whitton, Cathy Jamieson, Cathie Craigie, John Wilson, Elaine Murray, Des McNulty, Jackie Baillie, Margaret Curran, Mike Pringle, Karen Whitefield, Marilyn Livingstone, Kenneth Gibson, Hugh O’Donnell, John Park, Dr Richard Simpson, Sarah Boyack, Elaine Smith, Trish Godman, Mr Frank McAveety, Bill Butler, Mary Mulligan, Rhona Brankin, Ms Wendy Alexander

S3M-5562 Hugh Henry: School Transport in Renfrewshire—That the Parliament notes with regret the decision by Renfrewshire Council to remove school transport from almost 1,000 secondary school pupils; believes that this will endanger many pupils and diminish their education; notes the decision of the council to reward top officials with an extra £321,000 in June 2008, and believes that the salaries of these officials should be cut back to help pay for the £274,000 needed in the next financial year to maintain school transport in Renfrewshire at existing levels.

Supported by: Ms Wendy Alexander, Jackie Baillie, David Whitton, Cathy Jamieson, Des McNulty, Elaine Smith, Trish Godman, Karen Whitefield, Marilyn Livingstone, Dr Richard Simpson, Mary Mulligan, Ken Macintosh, Bill Butler*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-5561 Michael Matheson: Support for Haiti—That the Parliament understands the far-reaching consequences of the earthquake in Haiti; admires the swift response of governments and charitable organisations around the world for their admirable support; notes the difficulties that other organisations are having in joining this campaign, and encourages support for the Grangemouth-based International Rescue Corps, which has provided vital disaster relief in the past and is currently attempting to allocate enough donations to continue its heroic duties.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Jack McConnell, Christina McKelvie, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Aileen Campbell, Alasdair Allan, Brian Adam, Hugh O’Donnell, Willie Coffey, Gil Paterson, Joe FitzPatrick, John Wilson, Linda Fabiani, Bob Doris, Des McNulty, Sandra White, Hugh Henry, Mr Frank McAveety, Ian McKee, Maureen Watt*, Jackie Baillie*, Cathy Peattie*, Rob Gibson*, Ken Macintosh*, Stewart Maxwell*

S3M-5560 Nicola Sturgeon: Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Shona Robison

S3M-5559 Richard Lochhead: Marine (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Marine (Scotland) Bill be passed.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham

S3M-5558 Stuart McMillan: Free Cook Schools in Inverclyde—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement by Inverclyde Council and Stepwell Consultancy Ltd that they are to team up to introduce free cook schools throughout Inverclyde to reduce the amount of food thrown away; notes that the six cook schools will be held over the next two months, from January to March 2010, and are open to everyone; further notes that the classes will cover a variety of skills such as basic cookery expertise, how to make the most of your freezer and how to ensure that you get the perfect portion, and acknowledges that this is an excellent initiative that will give the people of Inverclyde an opportunity to improve their cooking skills and at the same time learn how to save food and money.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Anne McLaughlin, Alasdair Allan, Bob Doris, Stewart Maxwell, Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Rob Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Aileen Campbell, Gil Paterson

S3M-5557 Tom McCabe: University of Glasgow Beatson Pebble Appeal—That the Parliament congratulates the University of Glasgow’s Beatson Pebble Appeal on reaching the half-way stage in its fundraising, with £5 million of the £10 million raised; notes that the Beatson Pebble Appeal aims to build the Beatson Translational Research Centre (TRC) to help speed up the process of turning scientific discoveries into treatments for patients with cancer; applauds the appeal’s announcement that it will be the first cancer research facility in Scotland dedicated to translational research and welcomes the fact that the Beatson TRC will be part of the West of Scotland Comprehensive Cancer Centre in partnership with the NHS, Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia Research and will therefore directly serve over 60% of the Scottish population; recognises that scientific discoveries have the potential to be of benefit to patients worldwide, and wishes the Beatson Pebble Appeal, its fundraisers and supporters every continuing success in their important work.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Robin Harper, Patricia Ferguson, Mary Mulligan, Bob Doris, Jackie Baillie, Joe FitzPatrick, Linda Fabiani, Hugh O’Donnell, Jackson Carlaw, Jamie Hepburn, Cathy Jamieson, Rhona Brankin, Malcolm Chisholm, Pauline McNeill, Elaine Smith, Aileen Campbell, Elaine Murray, Des McNulty, Bill Kidd, Ken Macintosh, Jack McConnell, Bill Aitken, Alasdair Allan, Marilyn Livingstone, Sandra White, Dr Richard Simpson, Sarah Boyack, Cathy Peattie, Trish Godman, Margaret Mitchell, Claire Baker, Christina McKelvie, Karen Whitefield, Cathie Craigie, Stuart McMillan, Hugh Henry, Ian McKee, Gil Paterson, Bill Butler, Irene Oldfather, Maureen Watt*, Andrew Welsh*, Michael Matheson*, David Whitton*, Rob Gibson*, Ross Finnie*, David McLetchie*, John Scott*

S3M-5556 Willie Coffey: Guide Dogs’ Talking Buses Campaign—That the Parliament acknowledges the role of accessible local bus services in the mobility of disabled people; recognises that the lack of audiovisual information systems on buses makes those services difficult to use for many people, and supports the Talking Buses campaign, led by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and supported by many other organisations concerned with the needs of disabled people, which calls on the UK Government to amend the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 to require audible and visual information systems on all new buses to provide information on the current stop, next stop and final destination.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Elaine Smith*, Aileen Campbell*, Jackie Baillie*, Robin Harper*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*, Bill Wilson*, Bob Doris*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Ross Finnie*, Hugh Henry*, Joe FitzPatrick*, John Wilson*, Des McNulty*, Linda Fabiani*, Robert Brown*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-5555 Bill Wilson: Renfrew Ferry—That the Parliament regrets the proposal by the Labour-dominated Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to close the Renfrew Ferry, a centuries-old crossing of the Clyde that currently provides 140,000 passenger journeys every year; notes the importance of this connection for the people of Renfrew and Yoker, and calls on the SPT not to remove this vital connection between Glasgow and Renfrewshire.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan, John Wilson, Christopher Harvie, Rob Gibson, Bob Doris, Gil Paterson, Stewart Maxwell

S3M-5554 Maureen Watt: Calum Brown, Young Burnsian of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates 10-year-old Calum Brown from Culter on winning the prestigious Young Burnsian of the Year award through his piping performances; notes with sadness the recent passing of John Stewart who taught many pipers over the years, including Calum Brown, and applauds Calum’s decision to dedicate his victory to his former tutor.

Supported by: Nanette Milne, Bill Kidd, Brian Adam, Rob Gibson, Aileen Campbell, Bob Doris, Jamie McGrigor, Gil Paterson, Nigel Don, Stewart Maxwell, Jamie Hepburn, Jack McConnell, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5553 Murdo Fraser: BT Scotland Including You—That the Parliament congratulates British Telecom (BT) Scotland on its recent event on 14 January 2010 in the Scottish Parliament to highlight disability and inclusion; praises the work of BT and its partner organisations, Help the Aged, Everybody Online and Remploy, to create and improve services and products for disabled people; recognises the positive aims of BT’s Including you campaign, which brings together all aspects of inclusion policy from product design to work practices and people policies, and finally congratulates BT and its partner organisations on the work being done to include excluded people and to create a society in which everyone can participate.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Linda Fabiani

S3M-5552 Jackie Baillie: Keep Local Area Co-ordinators in Argyll and Bute—That the Parliament is disappointed to learn that Argyll and Bute Council is proposing to cut the local area co-ordination service; believes that, by doing so, Argyll and Bute Council will, unfortunately, be marking the 10th anniversary of the publication of The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities by rejecting one of the major recommendations made in that report; considers that the service provided by local area co-ordinators is a valued and essential part of learning disability provision at a local level; understands that local area co-ordination models build inclusive communities in which people with learning disabilities and their families can fully participate; further believes that this model is cost effective for local authorities as it saves money by building an individual’s capacity and, with early intervention, diverts people from using statutory services, and therefore urges Argyll and Bute Council to abandon this detrimental proposal.

Supported by: Dr Richard Simpson, Pauline McNeill, Robin Harper, Des McNulty, Mary Mulligan, Rhona Brankin, Hugh O’Donnell, Elaine Smith, Sarah Boyack, Marilyn Livingstone, Trish Godman

S3M-5551 Christina McKelvie: A New Campus for Motherwell College and a New Era for Ravenscraig—That the Parliament welcomes the official opening on Friday 15 January 2010 of Motherwell College’s new campus on the site of the former Ravenscraig steelworks; notes that the £70 million project provides state-of-the-art facilities for learners in Lanarkshire, including an automotive shop, a dance studio, training kitchens and an onsite nursery; congratulates the Motherwell College Board of Management, staff, students and College Principal, Hugh Logan, on the time and effort that they have put into the realisation of this inspiring learning environment; believes that the opening of the campus marks a milestone in the regeneration of the iconic Ravenscraig site, and looks forward to Motherwell College continuing to produce high quality graduates who have the skills and knowledge that Scotland needs to flourish in the years to come.

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Michael Matheson, Rob Gibson, Robin Harper, Anne McLaughlin, Bob Doris, Aileen Campbell, Margaret Mitchell, Stewart Maxwell, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Linda Fabiani, Jack McConnell, John Wilson, Gil Paterson

S3M-5550 Sandra White: Haiti Earthquake Disaster—That the Parliament expresses its profound sadness for the victims of the Haitian earthquake, which has seen over 200,000 feared dead while over a million people have been left homeless and in desperate need of basic humanitarian aid; commends the spirit of compassion and generosity that has been shown by the Scottish people in their response to the disaster, and hopes that, through the immense efforts being made by people worldwide, immediate relief can be delivered to the people of Haiti and that lasting reconstruction can begin.

Supported by: Ian McKee, Maureen Watt, Rob Gibson, Liam McArthur, Kenneth Gibson, Aileen Campbell, Nanette Milne, Elizabeth Smith, Alasdair Allan, Bill Kidd, Brian Adam, Robin Harper, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Ken Macintosh, Stuart McMillan, Hugh O’Donnell, John Lamont, Gil Paterson, Margaret Mitchell, Bob Doris, Elaine Smith, Jamie Hepburn, Cathy Jamieson, Linda Fabiani, Jim Tolson, Trish Godman, Hugh Henry, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5549 John Park: Congratulations to Calaiswood School and Nursery Class—That the Parliament congratulates Calaiswood School and Nursery Class for receiving an excellent HM Inspectorate of Education report, published on 19 January 2010; recognises that Calaiswood School was formed following the merger of Headwell and Robert Henryson schools and provides specialist education to meet the needs of children and young people who have complex and additional support needs; is delighted to note that, in all aspects of the work of the school and nursery class, the evaluations received are either of very good or excellent standard; welcomes the report’s recognition of the huge commitment and achievements of Headteacher Maureen Lorimer and all staff at the school, and believes that pupils, parents and staff can be rightly proud of the fantastic achievements of the school and its pupils.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Elizabeth Smith, Mary Mulligan, Des McNulty, Ken Macintosh, Hugh O’Donnell, Jim Tolson, Paul Martin, James Kelly, Helen Eadie, Bill Kidd, Cathy Jamieson, Marilyn Livingstone, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Frank McAveety

S3M-5548 Ms Wendy Alexander: Congratulations to Lloyds TSB Foundation Chief Executive Mary Craig OBE—That the Parliament congratulates Mary Craig, the Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation, on her recent OBE, awarded by HM the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list; notes that the honour is recognition of the invaluable work of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland in communities across the country; further notes the ongoing dispute between the foundation and Lloyds Banking Group, and urges the group to support the foundation to continue its vital work with sufficient funding and its independence intact.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Patricia Ferguson, Mr Frank McAveety, Robin Harper, Mary Mulligan, Robert Brown, Dr Richard Simpson, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Ken Macintosh, Ian McKee, Hugh O’Donnell, Rhona Brankin, Des McNulty, Pauline McNeill, Karen Whitefield, Liam McArthur, Elaine Smith, Sarah Boyack, Jack McConnell, Marilyn Livingstone, Trish Godman, Hugh Henry

S3M-5547# Richard Baker: Supporting Scotland’s Supported Workplaces—That the Parliament recognises the fundamental importance of supported employment of disabled people in Scotland; notes the challenges faced by supported businesses as they look to secure a long-term future; notes, in particular, efforts to establish a long-term, sustainable enterprise in Aberdeen to carry on the excellent reputation and achievements of the Glencraft factory, which sadly closed in November 2009 after over 150 years of operation, resulting in 52 workers losing their jobs before Christmas; pays tribute to the tenacity shown by the former workforce of Glencraft and Community Union, which have campaigned tirelessly, with the support of thousands of people locally, to see Glencraft re-open and restore sustainable employment for the workforce; congratulates local businesses for helping develop a sustainable enterprise in Aberdeen, while recognising the crucial role to be played by the Scottish Government, local authorities and appropriate agencies in ensuring that any supported business is sustainable, and would welcome greater awareness and use of Article 19 of the EU public procurement directive, which allows public sector contracts to be reserved for workplaces where more than 50% of the workforce is disabled, to ensure procurement through supported businesses wherever possible.

Supported by: Karen Gillon, Lewis Macdonald, Johann Lamont, Des McNulty, Ken Macintosh, James Kelly, Mary Mulligan, Robin Harper, Marlyn Glen, John Park, David Whitton, Jackie Baillie, Elaine Smith, Nanette Milne, Sarah Boyack, Patricia Ferguson, Rhona Brankin, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Murray, Jack McConnell, Alison McInnes, Marilyn Livingstone, Trish Godman, Dr Richard Simpson, Mr Frank McAveety, Hugh Henry, Gil Paterson

S3M-5546 Ms Wendy Alexander: Threat to Renfrew Ferry—That the Parliament regrets the threat to the Renfrew Ferry, the second cut proposed to public transport infrastructure in Renfrewshire, following the Scottish Government’s cancellation of the Glasgow Airport Rail Link; notes that the Renfrew-Yoker ferry links the north and south banks of the Clyde, is 500 years old and one of Scotland’s oldest ferry links, is used by over 140,000 passengers a year and costs £1.10 for a single adult journey; considers the ferry to be a vital public transport link, and calls on every avenue to be explored to retain this link, including, if necessary, support from the Scottish Government.

Supported by: Des McNulty, Mary Mulligan, David Whitton, Mr Frank McAveety, Jackie Baillie, Robin Harper, Hugh Henry, Bill Butler, Sarah Boyack, Rhona Brankin, Marilyn Livingstone, Karen Gillon, Trish Godman, Dr Richard Simpson, Patricia Ferguson, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-5546.1 Bill Kidd: Threat to Renfrew Ferry—As an amendment to motion (S3M-5546) in the name of Ms Wendy Alexander, leave out from "threat" to end and insert "intention of Labour-led Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to sink the Renfrew Ferry service; notes that the Renfrew-Yoker ferry links the north and south banks of the Clyde, is 500 years old and one of Scotland’s oldest ferry links, is used by over 140,000 passengers a year and costs £1.10 for a single adult journey; considers the ferry to be a vital public transport link, and calls on Labour-led SPT, which is funded by all local authorities in Strathclyde, to deliver key services in the region to retain this link when it considers the matter on 22 January 2010".

Supported by: Sandra White, Bob Doris, Aileen Campbell, Anne McLaughlin, Stuart McMillan, Brian Adam, Bill Wilson, Christina McKelvie, Gil Paterson

S3M-5544.1 Willie Coffey: Recognition of Council Workers’ Efforts during the Big Freeze—As an amendment to motion (S3M-5544) in the name of Cathy Jamieson, leave out from first "South Ayrshire" to end and insert "other local authority areas who made tremendous efforts to keep services going and respond to the public during the recent severe weather; considers that efforts to cope with the severe weather were hampered by the decision of the previous Labour/Liberal Democrat executive to privatise the maintenance of Scotland’s trunk roads, a decision condemned by the chairman of the Scottish Police Federation as having led to a reduced standard of winter maintenance; recalls that one of the few inputs by the Labour Party to the budget process for 2009-10 was a proposal to take £10 million out of the roads maintenance budget to fund air travel and that this was rightly rejected by every other party in the Parliament, and condemns the actions of members who supported these policies and have criticised the efforts of local councils during one of the most severe weather events of recent years."

Supported by: Brian Adam, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Alasdair Allan, Gil Paterson

S3M-5543 Dave Thompson: Decision to Close the Beechwood House DP—That the Parliament notes with dismay the decision to close the designated place (DP) at Beechwood House in Inverness, which, for 19 years, has been open to over 900 referrals annually by the police, the NHS and other agencies for people struggling with the impact of alcohol; notes that the Beechwood House DP provides, as an alternative to police custody, a safe place for recovery and rehabilitation for those deemed drunk and incapable and is one of only two in the whole of Scotland, of which the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland thematic inspection report of October 2008, Medical Services for people in police custody, noted "Throughout the Scottish police service both are considered to be examples of good practice that could usefully be extended across Scotland."; considers that the decision by the Highland Alcohol and Drugs Partnership to remove support from the Beechwood House DP without identifying any alternative options will have a dramatic knock-on effect on the NHS and on the police service, which will be forced to use police cells and other resources to manage drunk and incapable people who need only a safe place to recover, and, finally, calls on the board of NHS Highland, which received a 45% increase in funding in 2009-10 (to £2,267,711) to deal with alcohol misuse, to now urgently consider taking responsibility for the DP as recommended in the 2009 Scottish Government report, Managing the Needs of Drunk and Incapable People in Scotland: a Literature Review and Needs Assessment.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell, Michael Matheson, Stuart McMillan, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Robin Harper, Jack McConnell, Gil Paterson, Christina McKelvie, Anne McLaughlin, Sandra White, Rob Gibson, John Wilson, Bill Wilson, Jamie Stone, Ian McKee, Maureen Watt*

*S3M-5543.1 Rhoda Grant: Decision to Close the Beechwood House DP—As an amendment to motion (S3M-5543) in the name of Dave Thompson, leave out from "finally" to end and insert "calls on the Scottish Government to now urgently provide the required funding to the Beechwood House DP to ensure its continued operation".

S3M-5536.1 Elaine Smith: Breaking the Circle of Violence: Scared to Go Home—As an amendment to motion (S3M-5536) in the name of John Wilson, leave out from "praises" to end and insert "understands, however, that this is overwhelmingly a crime of male violence against women and children with 88% of crimes and offences of domestic abuse and 95% of crimes of indecency, which are mostly crimes of sexual assault, being perpetrated by men against women, making it clearly a gender issue and an exploitation of power."

Supported by: Cathy Peattie, Marlyn Glen

S3M-5517 Elaine Smith: Grand Theft Childhood—That the Parliament notes with concern recent research that indicates that video games featuring high levels of violence can be detrimental to those playing them; acknowledges that these games can have a particularly negative effect on children and young people; recognises that violent video games are successfully marketed to and easily obtained by children and young people; notes with concern evidence to suggest that parents are purchasing video games for children younger than the certified age range; believes that parents should be made aware of the possible risk to children’s emotional and psychological development as a result of prolonged use of violent video games; further believes that the Scottish Government should engage in a productive debate among parents, legislators and video games producers to highlight the potential dangers of high rates of exposure to virtual violence, and encourages the Scottish Government to define the public policy options that are likely to be most effective in addressing the negative effects of these games.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Marlyn Glen, Jackie Baillie, Ian McKee, Trish Godman, Rhoda Grant, Marilyn Livingstone

S3M-5517.1 Joe FitzPatrick: Grand Theft Childhood—As an amendment to motion (S3M-5517) in the name of Elaine Smith, leave out from the first "notes" to end and insert "celebrates Scotland’s world-leading video game development sector; recognises that, although there is a correlation between playing violent games and aggressive behaviour, there is no evidence to suggest that one causes the other; further considers that most video games are suitable for children; notes that just 3% of games in 2007 were classified as an 18 certificate; agrees that there is a place for the development of adult video games for all adult players; urges the UK Government to enact the Pan-European Game Information classification system at the earliest opportunity, and warns parents to buy only games that are appropriate to their children’s age and that retailers should strictly enforce the classification system when selling video games to the public."

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Alasdair Allan, Ian McKee, Willie Coffey

S3M-5443# Christine Grahame: Post Office Development and Diversification—That the Parliament, recognising the key role of Scotland’s post office network in both urban and rural communities such as the Scottish Borders, commends the Post Office Diversification Fund, which helps post offices improve and diversify during the recession and was introduced by the Welsh Assembly Government, and considers that similar support should be provided to the post office network in Scotland.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Patrick Harvie, Alasdair Allan, John Lamont, Robin Harper, Maureen Watt, Bill Kidd, Angela Constance, Gil Paterson, Willie Coffey

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-5537 Scottish Rugby Celebrated at Parliament (lodged on 14 January 2010) Margaret Curran*, Stewart Maxwell*, Nigel Don*, Elaine Smith*, Pauline McNeill*, Jackie Baillie*, James Kelly*, Liam McArthur*, Elizabeth Smith*, Robin Harper*, Sandra White*, John Park*, Hugh Henry*, Bill Wilson*, Stuart McMillan*, John Wilson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Rhona Brankin*, Jamie McGrigor*, Kenneth Gibson*, Trish Godman*, Bob Doris*, Andy Kerr*, Ken Macintosh*, Nanette Milne*, Ross Finnie*, David Whitton*, Mike Pringle*, Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-5530 Eglinton Watercolours (lodged on 14 January 2010) Maureen Watt*

S3M-5527 Congratulations to the Isle of Eigg, Winner of the Big Green Challenge (lodged on 13 January 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-5513# Local Newspapers (lodged on 12 January 2010) Marlyn Glen*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-5491 Scotland Needs Boiler Scrappage Scheme (lodged on 11 January 2010) Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-5490# Bo’ness Scottish Railway Museum (lodged on 11 January 2010) Dave Thompson*

S3M-5489 Why Must Our Children Pay? (lodged on 11 January 2010) Jackie Baillie*, James Kelly*, Trish Godman*

S3M-5483 Construction of National Indoor Sports Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and Sports Arena (lodged on 8 January 2010) Maureen Watt*

S3M-5479 Parliamentarians’ Endorsement in Support of a Nuclear Weapons Convention (lodged on 7 January 2010) Dave Thompson*

S3M-5479.1 Parliamentarians’ Endorsement in Support of a Nuclear Weapons Convention (lodged on 14 January 2010) Dave Thompson*

S3M-5478# Highlands Dairy Industry (lodged on 7 January 2010) Annabel Goldie*

S3M-5384 EU Tax on Mobility Scooters is Tax on Disability (lodged on 9 December 2009) Maureen Watt*

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