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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5902♦ Bob Doris: Tackling Organised Crime—That the Parliament believes that the cross-party Glasgow crime summit on Monday 8 March 2010 is a welcome initiative in tackling serious and organised crime; affirms its desire to find political consensus for the various methods of tackling serious and organised crime, and would welcome further work to close in on the seemingly respectable business activities of organised criminals and find solutions that will protect the safety of the public and seize assets from criminal networks.

*S3M-5901 Johann Lamont: International Women’s Day—That the Parliament notes International Women’s Day on 8 March 2010; welcomes that this day will be marked in the Scottish Parliament chamber on Saturday 6 March as well as with 216 other events across the United Kingdom; believes that this day provides an opportunity to celebrate the central role of women in society, among many other things supporting their families and holding communities together in tough economic times; regrets that too many women in Scotland and across the world remain the victims of abuse, discrimination, violence and exploitation; considers that, despite progress on equality, women are still likely to be paid less than men, are underrepresented in positions of power and face discrimination in all aspects of their social and working lives, and believes that International Women’s Day provides an important opportunity to restate a commitment to securing equality for women and reaffirm the need to ensure that government at every level acts to improve the position of women and address all the barriers that prevent women from being safe and achieving their full potential.

*S3M-5900 Robin Harper: School Playgrounds—That the Parliament considers the importance of school playgrounds in enriching childhood through getting children active, giving them regular experiences of nature, developing their social skills and helping them to learn and develop citizenship and pride of place; is concerned that many of Scotland’s school playgrounds are in poor shape and that only a minority of local authorities have any proactive programme in place to develop them, and urges the Scottish Government to give local authorities a clear responsibility to provide school playgrounds in which children can play, enjoy nature, learn and thrive.

*S3M-5899 Nigel Don: Congratulations to Transition Extreme—That the Parliament congratulates Aberdeen’s Transition Extreme centre, a youth charity centred around extreme sports, on winning a gold award at COSLA’s Excellence Awards 2010; notes that the award recognises the social enterprise’s innovative work to encourage young people in Aberdeen to become active in extreme sports, art and music; considers that the centre has a crucial role as part of the city’s regeneration programme and welcomes its success in attracting people from the local area and further afield to Aberdeen, and wishes the centre continued success in making a difference to young people in Aberdeen.

*S3M-5898♦ Peter Peacock: The Future of Library Services—That the Parliament applauds the contribution made by libraries and library staff, which it considers to be essential to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland’s communities for the past 150 years, including those in the Highlands and Islands; understands that more people in Scotland visit libraries than football matches or cinemas; considers that, despite investment in the library service, more work needs to be done to keep libraries central to their communities; welcomes Unison’s Love Your Libraries campaign, which will assess the major contribution made by those working in the library service and library users and make recommendations on safeguarding the future of the library service, and believes that all options should be considered to ensure the long-term viability of this essential service.

*S3M-5897 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Edinburgh Named Best UK Port of Call—That the Parliament congratulates Edinburgh on being named the Best UK Port of Call in the 2009 CruiseCritic.co.uk Editors’ Picks Awards; highlights that the editor of Cruise Critic notes the city’s magnificent historic structures and gorgeous natural setting as significant contributions to Edinburgh being called a marquee destination on any itinerary; considers that cruise ships bring great economic, cultural and tourist benefits to Edinburgh; understands that, in recent years, the number of visiting cruise passengers has increased by over 50%, with many ships returning each year as well as new ships being attracted by the vibrancy and beauty of Scotland’s capital and leading waterfront city, and recognises that Forth Ports is involved as a founding partner in the newly launched Cruise Edinburgh, a public and private sector initiative that aims to attract 40% more cruise passengers to the city by 2013.

*S3M-5896 Rob Gibson: Moray Walks to Fitness—That the Parliament recognises and congratulates Moray communities for taking on the NHS Grampian initiative to get people walking to fitness with trained health workers; notes that the scheme will match groups of walkers with volunteer leaders in Elgin, Lossiemouth, Forres, Buckie, Dufftown and Rothes; further notes that people of all abilities are encouraged to take part to build their fitness levels; wishes them well in their endeavours to build a local knowledge of safe and interesting local walks, and considers that this is an excellent way to create a healthier Scotland.

Supported by: Robin Harper*

*S3M-5895♦ Cathy Jamieson: Industrial Communities Alliance, the Real Impact of the Recession Report—That the Parliament notes the report by the Industrial Communities Alliance (ICA), The Impact of Recession on Unemployment in Industrial Britain; considers that the current recession has greatly affected Scotland’s former industrial communities, including in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley and the South of Scotland; welcomes the continued efforts of the ICA to influence policies, and would welcome detailed examination of the report and engagement with the ICA on the reports’ recommendations.

*S3M-5894 David Whitton: Go Large with McDonald’s and the Scottish FA—That the Parliament congratulates McDonald’s and the Scottish Football Association on announcing a new community partner programme for the next four years; considers that this programme has, over the last eight years, played an intrinsic role in creating even better standards with community football clubs across Scotland; notes that, over the next four years, the programme aims to attract 13,000 new volunteers to club football, deliver 10,000 fully trained new coaches into local clubs, support over 200 community football champions and provide support to 600 clubs and 52,000 players, and hopes that this programme will continue to develop the grassroots game across Scotland.

Supported by: Mary Mulligan*, Andy Kerr*, Trish Godman*, Karen Gillon*, Cathie Craigie*

*S3M-5893 Mary Scanlon: Congratulations to Moray Carers’ Project—That the Parliament congratulates Moray Carers’ Project, part of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers Network, on its recent £50,000 award from the Long-Term Conditions Alliance; considers that this award will enable it to further develop support for unpaid carers in Moray; notes that through the appointment of a digital storyteller the project will be able to produce films in which carers share their experience, concerns and needs, and believes that this will have a number of outcomes, including the creation of a resource that can be used to raise carer awareness among professionals and the wider public, while supporting the sustainability of the project through a possible social enterprise venture.

*S3M-5892 Jackie Baillie: Proper Funding for Dumbarton Academy, Not a Cut-price School—That the Parliament is alarmed by the apparent substantial reduction in funding being proposed by the Scottish Government for the rebuilding of Dumbarton Academy; understands that West Dunbartonshire Council and the former Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning acknowledged that it would cost approximately £30 million to rebuild Dumbarton Academy on its current site; further understands that West Dunbartonshire Council committed itself to £10.3 million of capital borrowing and expected £20 million from the Scottish Government; is deeply concerned that it now appears that the Scottish Government is prepared to contribute only £11 million; believes that this significant reduction will compromise the quality and facilities at the new school and potentially jeopardise the timetable for delivery, and therefore calls on the First Minister to intervene and restore the previously expected level of funding to ensure that Dumbarton gets a top-quality school, not a cut-price one.

S3M-5891 Ms Wendy Alexander: Congratulations to Renfrewshire Carers’ Centre—That the Parliament congratulates Renfrewshire Carers’ Centre, part of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers’ Network, on its successful application to the Big Lottery Fund and understands that, working closely with Renfrewshire Council, Diane and the team at Renfrewshire Carers’ Centre have been awarded £273,639, which will enable the centre to develop and deliver a crucial and valuable project to help older carers and create bespoke emergency care plans should a crisis arise or they become unable to continue their caring role.

S3M-5890 Marilyn Livingstone: Cuts to Fife’s Extra-curricular Music Service—That the Parliament regrets the decision by Fife Council to implement education cuts that will see the extra-curricular music service’s core budget cut by 50% over the next few years; notes that the cuts could result in 17 staff members losing their jobs in each of the next three years; expresses concern at the reduced opportunities for young people in Fife to learn to play a musical instrument and the building of confidence and skills that this brings; considers that the cuts will be detrimental to the culture of musical excellence in Fife, local music groups such as Fife Youth Orchestra and events such as the Fife Festival of Music, which attracts thousands of people each year, and considers the decision to be inconsistent with the Celebrating Fife in 2010 initiative through which £2 million has been invested in culture.

Supported by: John Park*, Mary Mulligan*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Robin Harper*, Trish Godman*

S3M-5889 Kenneth Gibson: Lessons from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—That the Parliament applauds the success of marine reserves in rejuvenating the health of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef; recognises that, within two years of the establishment of no-take zones, the numbers of coral trout in these reserves doubled and the coral showed fewer signs of damage; notes that the fish population is twice as dense in the designated green zones as it is in the rest of the reef; understands that, as fish in the marine reserves grow larger and more populous, they contribute their larvae to areas outside of the protected waters, benefiting the entire ecosystem and the local fishing industry; commends the Scottish Government’s commitment to countering the impact of global climate change, notably by establishing Scotland’s first no-take zone at the north end of Lamlash Bay in 2008 following a long and dedicated campaign by members of the Community of Arran Seabed Trust, and urges the Scottish Government to redouble its efforts toward environmental preservation by expanding the no-take zone in Lamlash Bay.

Supported by: Sandra White, Rob Gibson, Alasdair Allan, John Wilson, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Kidd*, Bill Wilson*, Stuart McMillan*, Robin Harper*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-5888 Malcolm Chisholm: Tackling Homophobic Bullying in Schools—That the Parliament welcomes Stonewall Scotland’s FIT DVD, to be launched on Tuesday 9 March 2010, a new film produced to tackle homophobic bullying and gender stereotyping in schools, which will be delivered to every school in Scotland during March; applauds the presentation of information in a style that young people can relate to and talk about; notes that the DVD provides teacher guidance on meeting a wide range of Curriculum for Excellence outcomes; further notes that, according to Stonewall’s 2009 research, The Teachers’ Report, 90% of secondary school teachers believes that lesbian and gay issues should be addressed through the curriculum and nine out of 10 secondary school teachers have witnessed young people experiencing homophobic bullying, name-calling or harassment in their schools; acknowledges the steps taken by the Scottish Government and its predecessor to combat homophobic bullying, and considers that local authorities have an important role in building the skills and confidence of Scotland’s teachers in dealing with the issues in the DVD.

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Elaine Murray*, John Park*, Rhona Brankin*, Elaine Smith*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Bill Kidd*, Bill Wilson*, Trish Godman*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Butler*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Cathy Peattie*, George Foulkes*

S3M-5887 Cathy Jamieson: Congratulations to Amy Kinnaird—That the Parliament congratulates Amy Kinnaird of Ochiltree on the publication of Mair Stravaigin, a collection of articles that previously appeared in Scottish Home and Country and have been reproduced with permission of the Scottish Women’s Rural Institutes; thanks her for recording and keeping alive many local stories and customs from across Ayrshire; thanks her for her contribution to local walking groups and Ayr Opportunities in Retirement, and wishes her well for future stravaigin.

Supported by: Hugh Henry, Sandra White, John Scott, James Kelly, Kenneth Gibson, Jackie Baillie, Elaine Smith, Nanette Milne, Rhona Brankin, Cathy Peattie, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-5886 Johann Lamont: Michael Foot—That the Parliament notes with great sadness the passing of Michael Foot (1913-2010) at the age of 96; recognises his dedication to the Labour Party, the Labour movement, the cause of socialism and to British parliamentary democracy; acknowledges his lifelong and inspirational commitment to peace and justice, giving voice to those who opposed apartheid in South Africa, to those who fought injustice at home and across the world, and in championing British unilateral nuclear disarmament; considers that he made a huge contribution as a minister and as the leader of the Labour Party in fighting tirelessly during times of a global energy crisis and domestic economic breakdown to protect the most vulnerable; recognises that Michael Foot was a man deeply passionate about politics, literature and learning, devoted to the Labour Party and his beloved Plymouth Argyle FC, and considers that he fought tirelessly for his values and beliefs, was one of the most eloquent speakers to ever grace the House of Commons, that his legacy, in word and action, speaks to a life well lived in the service of others and that this finest of examples of a politician of honesty, decency, integrity, humanity and compassion will be sadly missed.

Supported by: Iain Gray, Marlyn Glen, Michael McMahon, Hugh Henry, Robin Harper, Richard Baker, Cathy Jamieson, Liam McArthur, Jim Hume, George Foulkes, Cathy Peattie, Patrick Harvie, Sandra White, Bill Butler, Margaret Curran, David Stewart, John Park, James Kelly, Karen Gillon, Kenneth Gibson, Patricia Ferguson, Bob Doris, Cathie Craigie, Jackie Baillie, Elaine Smith, Rhoda Grant, Peter Peacock, Paul Martin, Trish Godman, Elaine Murray, Rhona Brankin, Ms Wendy Alexander, Karen Whitefield, Marilyn Livingstone, Dr Richard Simpson*, Jim Tolson*, David Whitton*, Des McNulty*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Andy Kerr*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Charlie Gordon*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-5885 Christopher Harvie: Kinship Care Allowance Cuts—That the Parliament considers that kinship carers offer very valuable care to vulnerable members of their extended families; believes that children looked after within their extended family have a better long-term outcome in relation to educational attainment and becoming integrated members of their community; notes with regret that Clackmannanshire Council, having implemented kinship care allowance on a par with foster care, is now reducing this allowance by over 60%; sees this as a short-sighted attempt to reduce budget overspends, and urges that this decision be reversed immediately.

Supported by: Trish Godman*

S3M-5884 Kenneth Gibson: The Completeness and Accuracy of Electoral Registers—That the Parliament notes the Electoral Commission report, The completeness and accuracy of electoral registers in Great Britain, which provides snap shots of electoral registers in eight local authorities, including Glasgow and South Ayrshire; recognises the issue of low voter registration, particularly among young people between 17 and 24 years of age, ethnic minorities and those who have recently changed address; considers that there is room for modernization of the system, such as moving the annual canvass, currently held in autumn, closer to elections; commends the Electoral Commission’s campaigns specifically targeting groups less likely to register, and urges Scottish authorities to follow its example, particularly in light of elections this year and next, in order to better serve the Scottish people.

S3M-5883 Alasdair Allan: Harris Tweed Weavers Training—That the Parliament welcomes the training course for twelve new Harris Tweed weavers, due to start in Stornoway later this month and funded by the European Social Fund, Skills Development Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; notes that this course has been developed by Cardonald College in Glasgow, which has recruited two weavers to deliver the training from a specifically set up Stornoway training centre, and that, for the first time, formal training will be available to encourage new weavers into the industry, and considers that, with a strong order book predicted for 2010, new weavers are crucial in an industry that is dependent on a small number of highly skilled, self-employed home weavers to maintain the weaving way of life in the Western Isles.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Sandra White, Stewart Maxwell, Rob Gibson, Jamie Stone, Kenneth Gibson, John Wilson, David Stewart, Mike Pringle, Aileen Campbell, Jamie McGrigor, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Robin Harper*, Bob Doris*, Mary Scanlon*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5882 Sarah Boyack: Some People are Gay. Get over it!—That the Parliament notes its concern at findings by Stonewall Scotland that indicate that two thirds of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender community in Edinburgh have been victims of verbal assault while one third have been physically attacked; is further concerned at recent news reports of homophobic bullying; welcomes the Stonewall Scotland campaign, Some people are gay. Get over it!, which has been taken up by the Edinburgh Community Safety Partnership in collaboration with Stonewall Scotland to stress that homophobic and transphobic hate crime will not be tolerated; encourages people who are the victims of homophobic hate crimes to report them to the police; further welcomes the Lothian and Borders Police Safer Communities Department’s commitment not to tolerate any sort of discrimination in Edinburgh and its stated pride in the city’s multicultural communities, and supports the view that all forms of bullying are unacceptable and have no place in Scottish society.

S3M-5881 Willie Coffey: Congratulations to Kilmarnock College—That the Parliament warmly congratulates Kilmarnock College on its recent very positive report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) following the external HMIE review that took place in November 2009; notes that the college received outstanding feedback, with four confidence statements relating to the key principles of high quality learning, learner engagement, learner progress and leadership; recognises this as a tremendous achievement for Principal Heather Dunk, who took up position in October 2008, and the dedicated staff of the college; acknowledges the support provided to the college by the Scottish Government and East Ayrshire Council, and is delighted with the college’s successful transformation under Heather Dunk’s leadership.

Supported by: Cathy Jamieson, Jamie Hepburn

S3M-5880# Mary Scanlon: Investment in Bog Myrtle—That the Parliament regrets that the Scottish Government cannot provide any funding under the Scotland Rural Development Programme’s Rural Priorities scheme toward the growing of the bog myrtle plant; welcomes the commitment of Essentially Scottish Botanicals Ltd, based in Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire, to developing the bog myrtle plant as a commercial crop; considers that the bog myrtle industry has huge economic potential for Scotland; understands that the plant’s properties are similar to that of Australian tea tree oil, which is reportedly worth over US$25 million in export sales to Australia each year; further understands that the bog myrtle plant holds even greater antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties than tea tree oil; considers that bog myrtle has a huge advantage over tea tree oil in that it is hypoallergenic at relatively high concentrations; understands that the Australian Government part-funded research into the tea tree industry in order that oil yields could be increased from 148kg per hectare to 250kg per hectare; believes that, after initial planting investment, a low-maintenance bog myrtle plantation can have an average life of 20 years, and would welcome consideration of the ways in which research into increasing the yields of bog myrtle could be funded in order to make it a commercially attractive non-food crop.

Supported by: Nanette Milne, Margaret Mitchell, Jamie McGrigor, John Scott, John Wilson, Robin Harper, Ken Macintosh, Bill Aitken, Bill Kidd, Jim Hume, Elaine Smith, Annabel Goldie*

S3M-5879 Cathy Peattie: Big Fit Walk—That the Parliament congratulates the Big Fit Walk project on winning the Active Nation Award at the Active Factor 2010 Awards, the first ever awards ceremony held by the Physical Activity and Health Alliance; notes that the firstBig Fit Walk was held in June 2004 in Grangemouth and involved over 3,000 people andthat the walks haveattracted more walkers each year; wishes this year’sBig Fit Walk, the seventh, great success,and looks forward to MSPshaving the opportunity to participate inthe Big Fit Walk in June 2010.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn

S3M-5878 John Farquhar Munro: Commemoration Statue for Tom Johnston—That the Parliament considers that the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board (NOSHEB) brought valuable economic and social benefits to communities across the Highlands and Islands after it was set up in 1943; believes that, without the work of Tom Johnston, first as the wartime Secretary of State for Scotland and then as Chairman of NOSHEB, NOSHEB may well not have been established and almost certainly would not have had the enlightened social and economic outlook that brought so many benefits to the Highlands and Islands, and further believes that Tom Johnston should be commemorated by a statue overlooking one of the great hydro-electric schemes that were his legacy to the people of the Highlands and Islands and to Scotland so that future generations never forget what Scotland owes him.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Mike Pringle, Des McNulty, Dave Thompson, Jamie Stone, John Park, Hugh O’Donnell, Liam McArthur, Mr Frank McAveety, Ms Wendy Alexander, John Wilson, Jackie Baillie, Mary Scanlon, David Stewart, Bill Butler, Robin Harper, Jamie Hepburn, David Whitton, Hugh Henry, Bill Kidd*, Jack McConnell*

S3M-5877 Margaret Curran: Glasgow East YouthBank—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow East YouthBank (GEYB) on its five-year anniversary; notes that GEYB, which is run and managed by young people, continues to provide the opportunity for people between the ages of 11 and 25 to benefit their local community by funding projects proposed by the members of GEYB, such as sports activities, community safety, youth development and community relations; further notes that, in the last five years, Glasgow East YouthBank has funded 310 projects that have been proposed by a total of 730 young people throughout the east end of Glasgow, and encourages further support for this organisation and praise for the demonstrated benefits that it has for both the young people involved and the wider community in the east end of Glasgow as a whole.

Supported by: Ken Macintosh, Cathy Jamieson, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Mr Frank McAveety, David Stewart, Hugh Henry, James Kelly, Des McNulty, Bob Doris, Trish Godman, Robin Harper, Jackie Baillie, Sandra White, Paul Martin, Mary Mulligan

S3M-5876 John Park: Plugged in to Ultra-low-carbon Vehicles—That the Parliament welcomes the UK Government’s action to boost the UK’s low-carbon supply chain by introducing its £230 million ultra-low-carbon vehicle incentive programme and in particular measures that offer UK consumers a discount of up to £5,000 off the cost of environmentally friendly vehicles, including electric and plug-in hybrid cars; further welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of a £30 million fund for a network of plugged-in places, a network of electric vehicle hubs, that will see battery charging infrastructure appearing in car parks, major supermarkets, leisure centres, retail centres and on streets; recognises the crucial role that more environmentally friendly vehicles could play in bringing down the UK’s carbon emissions and the importance of early market creation and adequate infrastructure provision for such vehicles, and applauds the hard work of organisations such as Europe’s largest independent lithium-ion battery systems supplier, Axeon, in pioneering research and development to significantly improve the commercial viability of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Supported by: Marlyn Glen

S3M-5875 Jackie Baillie: Keep the Early Intervention and Network Support Teams in West Dunbartonshire—That the Parliament notes with concern the proposal by SNP-led West Dunbartonshire Council to disband the acclaimed early intervention and network support teams; acknowledges that the early intervention team has played a lead role in tackling illiteracy in West Dunbartonshire and has received national and international praise for the results that it has achieved; further acknowledges the work of the network support team in assisting children with special needs to access the curriculum; understands that West Dunbartonshire Council plan to carry out this budget cut without any further consultation or discussion; believes that cutting the early intervention and network support teams would have a negative impact and could jeopardise the future of young children in West Dunbartonshire, and therefore urges the Scottish Government to intervene to encourage West Dunbartonshire Council to drop the proposal to disband the early intervention and network support teams immediately.

Supported by: Des McNulty, James Kelly, Trish Godman, Cathy Jamieson, Mr Frank McAveety, Pauline McNeill, Helen Eadie, Mary Mulligan, Ms Wendy Alexander, Malcolm Chisholm, Robin Harper, Ken Macintosh, Hugh Henry, Elaine Smith, Cathy Peattie, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-5874 Jamie Stone: Competition as a Planning Consideration for Remote and Rural Communities—That the Parliament considers that remote and rural communities in Scotland such as Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross are disadvantaged by the lack of consumer choice in their areas; further considers that, as remote and rural communities are often serviced by only a limited range of supermarket chains, this can potentially have a negative effect on promoting competition; also considers that, with growing population centres in remote and rural communities in Scotland, there is an increasing demand for more consumer choice; considers further that local authorities across remote and rural Scotland face difficult choices on planning decisions relating to commercial developments, and agrees that the implementation of measures via planning legislation to include competition as a material consideration would help create greater consumer choice in remote and rural communities.

S3M-5873 Bill Wilson: Who Benefits from GM Crops and Large-scale Agribusiness?—That the Parliament welcomes Friends of the Earth’s (FOE) report on GM crops, Who benefits from GM Crops 2010?, which raises serious questions about the claims for the benefits of GM crops made by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), an organisation thought to be funded by Monsanto and other entities with economic interests in GM technology; notes that the report states that there is little sign of new GM traits reaching the commercial production stage, that in six key GM-growing countries serious concerns have arisen regarding the social and environmental impacts of GM crops, that in the Southern Cone of Latin America vast GM plantations are displacing peasant and indigenous communities, pushing the agricultural frontier deeper into the forests and increasing pollution and health problems due to the increased use of pesticides, that an analysis of GM trends shows little or no evidence for the contention that GM crops can help tackle climate change, that GM crops are not generally grown to feed people and that opposition to them remains strong; believes that the FOE report is bolstered by the revelations of the film, Food, Inc., regarding the practices of Monsanto and the consequences of these for the genetic diversity of crops, small farmers and food security; also welcomes issue 259 of Resurgence magazine on the future of food, which offers further extensive criticism of the short and long-term effects of large-scale agribusiness; agrees with FOE, Food, Inc., Resurgence, the Soil Association and others that a healthy and sustainable food supply can only be secured through adopting alternative approaches such as agro-ecology, organic farming and non-GM crop science, and calls on individuals and governments to examine the report and take appropriate action.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Brian Adam, Bill Kidd, Robin Harper, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Jamie Hepburn, Sandra White

S3M-5870 Jamie Hepburn: Remembering Thomas Muir of Huntershill—That the Parliament recalls the life and work of the 18th century political reformer, Thomas Muir, often known as Thomas Muir of Huntershill; recognises that, for his advocacy of the democratisation of the Scottish and British political system, he was sentenced to be transported to Australia, with his trial being marked by Robert Burns acknowledging that it had at least in part served as inspiration to write Scots Wha Hae; remembers that, following his escape from the Australian penal colony and flight to the Americas, he was held in Spanish captivity where he was seriously wounded before being released into French protection, arriving in France to be hailed as a martyr of liberty before dying at the age of 33 in relative obscurity; believes that Muir is still too obscure a figure today given his importance to the democratisation of Scotland; considers that more should be done to raise awareness of the life of Thomas Muir of Huntershill; notes that a petition is presently before the Scottish Parliament in the name of Paddy Scott Hogg, calling for the erection of a statue in memory of Thomas Muir, and believes that this might be an appropriate way to commemorate him.

Supported by: Hugh O’Donnell, Bill Kidd, Charlie Gordon, Christopher Harvie, Stuart McMillan, Rob Gibson, Alasdair Allan, Brian Adam, Joe FitzPatrick, Jack McConnell, Cathy Peattie, Gil Paterson, Robin Harper*, Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-5869 Pauline McNeill: BBC Asian Network and BBC 6 Music—That the Parliament notes that the BBC’s first public purpose is to "represent the different nations, regions and communities to the rest of the UK"; believes that the BBC Asian Network plays an important role in fostering cross-community cohesion; further believes that BBC 6 Music plays an important role in the development of Scotland’s contemporary cultural output and provides a platform for new and innovative artists, and calls on the BBC Trust to review its proposals to close down the BBC Asian Network and BBC 6 Music.

Supported by: Jack McConnell, Marlyn Glen, Patricia Ferguson, Robin Harper, Patrick Harvie, Jackie Baillie, John Park, Trish Godman, Cathy Peattie, Elaine Smith, Rhona Brankin, Irene Oldfather, Elaine Murray, Marilyn Livingstone

S3M-5857# Elaine Murray: Local News Coverage in the South of Scotland—That the Parliament notes that the current news coverage provided by ITV Tyne Tees & Border consists of a six-minute opt-out for the former Border region plus 21 minutes of coverage from Tyne Tees; is concerned that residents in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are receiving a disproportionate amount of news content that is of little relevance to them; believes that residents in the South of Scotland are being disadvantaged compared with the rest of Scotland with regard to coverage of matters relating to the activities of the Scottish Parliament, and further believes that the UK Department for Media, Culture and Sport’s proposals to fund regional TV pilots provides an opportunity for bidders to offer a half-hour current affairs programme relevant to the South of Scotland and thereby build up capacity in TV broadcasting and stimulate the creative industries across the region.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm, Trish Godman, Christine Grahame, Sarah Boyack, Cathy Peattie, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Mr Frank McAveety, David Stewart, Hugh Henry, Ken Macintosh, Robin Harper, Jackie Baillie, David Whitton, Lewis Macdonald, Mary Mulligan, Sandra White

S3M-5856 Robin Harper: Stop the Illegal Killing of Birds of Prey—That the Parliament notes the submission of a petition by RSPB Scotland entitled Stop the illegal killing of birds of prey; remains extremely concerned that birds of prey continue to be killed in Scotland despite it having been illegal for the last 50 years; urges ministers to do more to protect birds of prey through the speedy and effective implementation of the recommendations of the 2008 joint thematic inspection of wildlife crime; is aware that the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 gives courts powers to jail those involved in serious wildlife crime for up to six months but that, so far, this penalty has only been applied to egg collectors; further notes that in January 2010 the Natural Protection Service of the Guardia Civil in Spain found a stockbreeder guilty of placing poisoned meat baits in the same area where a bearded vulture from a regional government environmental reintroduction programme had been found dead around five days previously and that subsequently the perpetrator was sentenced to a year and a half in prison and 18 months of disqualification from hunting, fishing and public employment or position; commends the Spanish authorities for handing down a sentence that it believes will act as a deterrent to others who would consider such an activity, and urges the authorities in Scotland to follow this example of good practice and ensure that penalties reflect the seriousness of the crime and act as a real deterrent.

Supported by: Jim Hume, Christine Grahame, Mike Pringle, Mary Mulligan, Hugh O’Donnell, Bill Wilson, Ms Wendy Alexander, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Patrick Harvie, Jack McConnell, Ken Macintosh, Cathy Jamieson, Alison McInnes

S3M-5855 Cathy Jamieson: Girvan Youth Trust Z1 Youth Bar—That the Parliament congratulates Girvan Youth Trust on the success of its showcase event to mark the formal opening of the Z1 youth bar; thanks everyone who has been involved in bringing this project to fruition after many years of tireless fundraising and hard work; considers that project manager Bill Logan and many local adults and young people have made a huge contribution over the years; recognises the contribution of John McClelland, who has volunteered weekly with the project since 1993 as a supporter of both the Oasis project and Girvan Youth Trust; further considers that, at 71 years young, Mr McClelland was a worthy and popular choice to perform the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the formal opening of Z1, and wishes him and Girvan Youth Trust every success in future. R

Supported by: Jack McConnell, Jackie Baillie, Malcolm Chisholm, Helen Eadie, Hugh Henry, James Kelly, Bill Butler, Bill Kidd, Sandra White, Cathy Peattie, Stuart McMillan*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-5854 Bill Kidd: Anti-terrorism Fatwa—That the Parliament notes the issuing, on 2 March 2010, of a comprehensive fatwa (religious ruling) by the renowned mainstream scholar, Shaikh Dr Tahir ul-Qadri, prohibiting terrorism and suicide bombings; believes that this comprehensive theological refutation of Islamist terrorism sets an important precedent that will allow other scholars to also condemn the ideas behind terrorism and thus end the religious justification for acts of terrorism, and hopes that this ruling will be promoted by the press and other media as evidence of the true belief system of Muslims across Scotland who are opposed to terrorism and indeed reportedly the most likely to be victims of Islamic extremism.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Ian McKee, Stuart McMillan, Elaine Smith, Anne McLaughlin, Kenneth Gibson, Bob Doris, Rob Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Bill Wilson, Robin Harper, Jim Tolson, Dave Thompson*

S3M-5853 Jamie Hepburn: Congratulations to Lorne Brown—That the Parliament congratulates Lorne Brown of Dullatur on his efforts to raise funds for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association by travelling to East Greenland to obtain a husky dog driving licence; highlights the vigorous training regime that Lorne will have to go through to train for the Husky Dog challenge, and wishes him well in his efforts to meet his fundraising target of raising £5,000 for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan, Robin Harper, Jamie McGrigor, Sandra White, Aileen Campbell, Bob Doris, Joe FitzPatrick, Bill Kidd, Margaret Mitchell, Trish Godman, Ian McKee, Maureen Watt, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5851 Linda Fabiani: Lanarkshire, Excellent for Business—That the Parliament commends South and North Lanarkshire councils for their continued commitment to business excellence as evidenced at the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2010, which were held on 26 February 2010; thanks both councils, media partners Johnston Press plc and Scottish and Universal Newspapers, main sponsor Amey and award sponsors QTS Group, Lanarkshire Colleges Consortium, UK Steel Enterprise Ltd, Lanarkshire Area Tourism Partnership, Lanarkshire Enterprise Services, Morrisons, Saltire Ltd and Westcrowns Contracting Services Ltd for their support, and congratulates all nominees, particularly the category winners: Lanarkshire’s Best Green Business, CMS Enviro Systems, Lanarkshire Employer of the Year, Clyde Valley Housing Association, Lanarkshire’s Best New Business, Edge Testing Solutions Ltd, Best Performance in Manufacturing and Innovation, Intaglio Glass and Design Ltd, Lanarkshire Tourism Excellence Award, Holiday Inn Express, Hamilton, Lanarkshire’s Best Small Business (25 employees or less), Alba Facilities Services Ltd, Best Performing Social Enterprise, Liber8 (Lanarkshire) Ltd, Lanarkshire Food and Drink Award, Lazy Day Foods Ltd, Business Growth through Marketing and Sales, M&D Leisure Ltd and Lanarkshire’s Best Business (26 employees or more), Healthcare Environmental Services Ltd, which have all demonstrated excellence in their field.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Hugh O’Donnell, Kenneth Gibson, Aileen Campbell, Jamie Hepburn, Bill Kidd, Jack McConnell, Stuart McMillan, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5850 Stewart Stevenson: The National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Older and Disabled Persons (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010—That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that the National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Older and Disabled Persons (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 be approved.

Supported by: John Swinney

S3M-5849 Linda Fabiani: Strathaven, Celebrating a Marketplace That is Fair and Sustainable—That the Parliament congratulates the pupils and staff of Strathaven Academy for their Madinafest celebration, held on 25 February 2010, Madina being recognition of fair trade as a mutually beneficial exchange in the marketplace, and notes that Strathaven Academy gained Fairtrade status in September 2009, marking the continued success of Strathaven Fair Trade Town.

Supported by: Willie Coffey, Ken Macintosh, Rob Gibson, Stuart McMillan, Stewart Maxwell, Jamie Stone, Hugh O’Donnell, Anne McLaughlin, Kenneth Gibson, Aileen Campbell, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Andy Kerr, Jamie Hepburn, Bill Kidd, Margaret Mitchell, Bill Butler, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5848 Kenny MacAskill: The International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010—That the Justice Committee recommends that the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 be approved.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing

S3M-5847 Jim Mather: The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010—That the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee recommends that the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 be approved.

Supported by: John Swinney

S3M-5846 Christine Grahame: Why Ad Hoc?—That the Parliament notes with concern the establishment of an ad hoc committee to consider the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill; notes that the first paper on this issue submitted to the Parliamentary Bureau was unequivocal in advising that the Bill was within the remit of the Health and Sport Committee; further notes that a second and subsequent undisclosed paper resulted in the decision to establish an ad hoc committee; notes, however, that, of the six members of the ad hoc committee, four are serving members of the Health and Sport Committee, including the Convener, who is Deputy Convener of the Health and Sport Committee; requires the bureau to produce that second paper to clarify for what reason the ad hoc committee is fit for purpose and the existing Health and Sport Committee is not, and further requires the bureau to state the number of occasions when clear advice to the bureau has been rejected and the number of occasions when, and in what form, further advice has been requested.

Supported by: Bill Wilson, Rob Gibson, Alasdair Allan, Bob Doris, Christopher Harvie, Kenneth Gibson, Stewart Maxwell, Jamie Hepburn, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dave Thompson*

S3M-5845 Joe FitzPatrick: Celebrating 10 Years of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency—That the Parliament notes that the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency will mark its 10th anniversary on 5 April 2010; considers that it has a unique role as a forum for the exchange of ideas and development of policy, bringing together parliamentarians and representatives from industry, academia, non-governmental organisations and civic society over the first 10 years of the Parliament; congratulates its 700-plus membership for their support for the efficient use of sustainable energy for the economic, environmental and social good of Scotland, and applauds Robin Harper’s role as the longest continuously serving convener of a cross-party group in the Scottish Parliament.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Alasdair Allan, Robin Harper, Stuart McMillan, Dave Thompson, Bill Kidd, Bob Doris, Brian Adam, Christopher Harvie, Dr Richard Simpson, Kenneth Gibson, Mike Pringle, Anne McLaughlin, Nigel Don, Jamie Hepburn, Patrick Harvie, Liam McArthur, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Ken Macintosh, Marlyn Glen, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5844 Joe FitzPatrick: COSLA Warning over Westminster Cuts—That the Parliament endorses the warning from COSLA President Pat Watters to all parties at the general election that a cut in funding by the UK Government to Scotland and Scotland’s local authorities following this year’s election would be catastrophic for services in Scotland; acknowledges the letter from Pat Watters to all parties and the letters from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth and the First Minister to Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats in Westminster, and urges all parties to ensure that any changes in the UK budget following the election do not effect budgets already set by the Scottish Government and Scotland’s local authorities.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Bill Wilson, Sandra White, Alasdair Allan, Christine Grahame, Bob Doris, Aileen Campbell, Dave Thompson, Brian Adam, Christopher Harvie, Nigel Don, Kenneth Gibson, Stewart Maxwell, Anne McLaughlin, Jamie Hepburn, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5843 Joe FitzPatrick: Games Tax Relief—That the Parliament congratulates the video games industry on its contribution to the country’s economy; notes that the video games industry contributes over £1 billion annually to the United Kingdom’s gross domestic product, generates £400 million for the Exchequer in tax revenues and supports 28,000 jobs, over a tenth of which are in the Dundee area; recognises the threat to the UK games industry that comes from its main competitors, including the United States of America, Canada and South Korea, which all offer major tax breaks at either national or regional level for game production or other substantial government financial support; welcomes the research by TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry, into tax relief, which shows that a tax break would create or save 3,550 graduate-level jobs or the vocational equivalent and increase and protect £415 million in new and saved tax receipts over five years, and calls on the Scottish Government to lobby the UK Government to implement such a tax break for game production in this year’s budget.

Supported by: Sandra White, Alasdair Allan, Kenneth Gibson, Gil Paterson, Stuart McMillan, Bill Kidd, Jamie Hepburn, Michael Matheson*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-5842 Hugh O’Donnell: Give Me a Chance, Be Fair to a Child in Care Campaign—That the Parliament supports the recent launch of the Give me a Chance, Be Fair to a Child in Care campaign, which is a call from the children themselves to members of the Scottish public asking them to improve their attitudes toward children in residential care; acknowledges the importance of such a campaign in helping to tackle the prejudices and reduce the stigma faced by Scotland’s most vulnerable young people; further acknowledges the efforts made by the charity behind this campaign to raise awareness of this serious issue and to dispel many of the misconceptions that currently exist; believes that the success of this campaign is vital for the wellbeing and security of children currently dependent on residential care, and admires the children involved for actively working to make their lives and those of other children better.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Jackie Baillie, Bob Doris, Robin Harper, Jim Hume, Cathy Jamieson, Mike Pringle, Stuart McMillan, Bill Kidd, Bill Wilson, Robert Brown, Trish Godman, Jim Tolson, Kenneth Gibson, Hugh Henry, Elaine Smith, Jack McConnell, Ken Macintosh, Sandra White, Liam McArthur, Marlyn Glen, Bill Butler, Elaine Murray, Dr Richard Simpson, Cathy Peattie, Margaret Mitchell, Alison McInnes, Dave Thompson*

S3M-5841 Rob Gibson: Divert RBS Investment from Tar Sands Oil Extraction—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the report, Cashing in on Tar Sands - RBS, UK Banks and Canada’s Blood Oil, by Friends of the Earth, Platform and other green groups, which deplores the exploitation of tar sands in north-west Canada by international oil companies such as Shell and BP; raises concerns about the effects on climate change of the greenhouse gases released in processing this low-grade oil source; welcomes the Co-operative and the Fair Pensions lobby group release of a special briefing paper to alert shareholders in the companies involved; particularly points to the alleged £4.9 billion in loans made to these oil extraction operators in the last three years by Royal Bank of Scotland, and urges UK Financial Investments Limited to order a change of direction in energy investment toward Scottish wind, wave and tidal power as a sustainable means for RBS, which is over 80% owned by the UK taxpayer, to restore its balance sheet in the long term.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Bill Kidd, Bill Wilson, Joe FitzPatrick, Kenneth Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Patrick Harvie, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5840 Margaret Mitchell: World Maths Day 2010—That the Parliament congratulates Olivia Greener, a primary seven pupil at Hamilton College, South Lanarkshire, and Gavin Robson, a second year pupil at Denny High School, Falkirk, on becoming the Scottish Ambassadors for World Maths Day 2010; recognises the work of Hamilton College in introducing mathletics in both the junior and secondary schools; acknowledges the college’s role as a partner in the Scottish Schools Maths Challenge 2009, a competition in which it came second; notes that a team from Denny High School made it to the national finals of the Scottish Enterprising Mathematics competition at the University of Glasgow, where it came third best in the whole of Scotland and that it also won the Scottish heats of the Mathematics Challenge; further notes that World Maths Day, whereby pupils compete with other pupils across the world in live games of mental arithmetic, will take place on 3 March 2010; considers that the event provides an excellent forum for Scots pupils to cultivate their mathematical skills in a fun way, and therefore encourages teachers, parents and pupils across Scotland to get involved with World Maths Day this year.

Supported by: John Lamont, Kenneth Gibson, Nanette Milne, Elizabeth Smith, Jackson Carlaw, Stuart McMillan, Mary Scanlon, Des McNulty, Bill Aitken, Bill Kidd, Jamie McGrigor, Jamie Hepburn, Ken Macintosh, Ted Brocklebank, Jackie Baillie, Liam McArthur, Sandra White, Cathy Peattie, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5839 Christina McKelvie: 25th Anniversary of the Scottish Refugee Council—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Refugee Council on 25 years of providing practical help and moral support to people who have come to Scotland to escape persecution and human rights abuses in their own countries; notes that, since its inception in 1985, the Scottish Refugee Council has co-ordinated protection programmes for refugees from Vietnam, Chile, Bosnia and Kosovo and now assists independent asylum seekers from countries across the world; further notes that in 2008 almost 3,000 people were supported through the asylum process in Scotland; believes that in 2010 the work done by the Scottish Refugee Council to assist and support people seeking asylum, promote public understanding of refugee issues and promote dialogue and integration within and between Scotland’s diverse communities is more vital then ever, and fully supports the Scottish Refugee Council’s aim of securing for Scotland and the UK a humane asylum policy that respects and protects individual and collective social welfare and human rights.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Alasdair Allan, Brian Adam, Bob Doris, Rob Gibson, Christopher Harvie, Anne McLaughlin, Bill Wilson, Malcolm Chisholm, Bill Kidd, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Hugh Henry, Elaine Smith, Des McNulty, Stuart McMillan, Jack McConnell, Robin Harper, Jackie Baillie, Sandra White, Liam McArthur, Joe FitzPatrick, Hugh O’Donnell, Marlyn Glen, Bill Butler, Michael Matheson*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-5832# Sandra White: Commonwealth Day 2010, Science, Technology and Society—That the Parliament considers that the Commonwealth has a valuable role in strengthening relationships between nations across the world; welcomes the continued contribution of Scotland and its people to those relationships; reaffirms its support for the work of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA); notes that, this year, the CPA Scotland Branch and the Scottish Government have, as a key focus, continued to develop relationships with Australia, Canada, Malawi and New Zealand; considers that Scotland has contributed throughout the Commonwealth to promoting technological innovation as a powerful tool for fighting poverty and climate change; commends the CPA Secretariat for facilitating an online discussion via web and teleconferencing during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009; believes that it would be helpful if international organisations and donors focussed on science and technology to strengthen expertise in this area, particularly among developing countries, and commends the theme of Commonwealth Day this year, Science, Technology and Society.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Maureen Watt, Alasdair Allan, Des McNulty, Patrick Harvie, Bill Butler, Ted Brocklebank, Stuart McMillan, Mary Scanlon, Rob Gibson, Joe FitzPatrick, Bill Kidd, Brian Adam, Mike Pringle, Gil Paterson, Christine Grahame, Hugh O’Donnell, Sarah Boyack, Ken Macintosh, Michael Matheson*

S3M-5336# Des McNulty: St Margaret of Scotland Hospice—That the Parliament notes with deep concern the decision of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to remove the funding for 30 continuing care beds from the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Clydebank by 2013, which will impact adversely on the service model provided by the hospice’s dedicated staff as well as on the hospice’s finances; notes that this decision came immediately after an inspection by the Care Commission that rated provision at the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice as being excellent on every indicator, and believes that the approach adopted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in its dealings with the hospice is unacceptable.

Supported by: Jack McConnell, Gil Paterson, Ross Finnie, Hugh O’Donnell, Pauline McNeill, Rhona Brankin, Dr Richard Simpson, Elaine Smith, Michael McMahon, Jackie Baillie, David Whitton, Robin Harper, Margaret Curran, Karen Whitefield, James Kelly, Trish Godman, John Park, Stuart McMillan, Malcolm Chisholm, Mary Mulligan, Hugh Henry, Jackson Carlaw, Robert Brown, Tom McCabe, David Stewart, Marilyn Livingstone

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-5835 No Smoking Day 2010 (lodged on 26 February 2010) Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-5831 Campaign for Improved Neonatal Care Comes to Parliament (lodged on 26 February 2010) Michael Matheson*

S3M-5826 Lloyds Banking Group "Bullies" Lloyds TSB Foundation and Threatens Future of Scottish Charities (lodged on 25 February 2010) Dave Thompson*

S3M-5770 Gilmerton Core Store (lodged on 15 February 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Jamie Stone*

S3M-5769 Diabetes UK Scotland’s Measure Up Road Show (lodged on 15 February 2010) Dave Thompson*

S3M-5759# 450th Anniversary of the Reformation (lodged on 11 February 2010) Dr Richard Simpson*, Robert Brown*

S3M-5704 Congratulations to the Finola Education Trust (lodged on 9 February 2010) Dave Thompson*

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