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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-6104 Margaret Curran: 352nd Baillieston Brownies—That the Parliament joins the 352nd Baillieston Brownies in its celebration of the centenary year of girlguiding; notes that girlguiding continues to assist girls reach their potential by providing support in a girls-only space; applauds the activities of the Baillieston Brownies and appreciates its positive effects in the community of Glasgow Baillieston, and looks forward to the continued participation of the Baillieston Brownies and its leaders in helping girls reach their potential for the benefit of both themselves and their communities.

*S3M-6103 Karen Whitefield: Dunrobin’s Dreamlike Joseph—That the Parliament congratulates the pupils, staff and parents of Dunrobin Primary on the success of their recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; recognises the talent of the children who participated in the show, and acknowledges the great benefits accrued by involving pupils in such an ambitious show in relation to building confidence and self-esteem.

*S3M-6102 Stuart McMillan: Inverclyde Schools Community Space Programme—That the Parliament welcomes the Community Space Programme artwork by pupils at St Columba’s High School, Gourock, and Notre Dame High School, Greenock, which is on display at the Tramway, Glasgow, between 25 March to 5 April 2010; notes that the pupils from both schools were asked to create places where people of all ages could meet, mix and play and that they chose four areas of land in Inverclyde that they would like to change for the better; further notes that Stand, an award-winning design-based company, worked in collaboration with the pupils to create their designs and that the exhibition was also sponsored by Inverclyde Council and Ballyconnelly Group, which is an Inverclyde-based property development company; acknowledges the hard work of all the pupils, from both schools, to create their designs, and looks forward to their talented work being recognised by members of the public who visit the Tramway.

Supported by: Stewart Maxwell*, Alasdair Allan*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Bill Wilson*, Robin Harper*

*S3M-6101 Mr Frank McAveety: Congratulations to St Mungo’s Academy—That the Parliament congratulates St Mungo’s Academy of the east end of Glasgow for its achievement of one of the best secondary school reports from HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE); recognises the outstanding leadership of the headteacher, Mr John Reilly, and the commitment of his staff and faculty to school improvement and to setting high expectations of success for all young people and staff; applauds the faculty for its determination to provide pupils with a very broad range of experiences to meet their needs while challenging them to achieve their potential; recognises the pupils, staff and headteacher for a strong and shared commitment to bringing out the best in all to make the school very well-placed to continue to provide a high quality of education, and, finally, hopes for the continued improvement of St Mungo’s Academy in serving the communities of the east end.

*S3M-6100 Liam McArthur: Fishing Musical Chairs—That the Parliament notes that Ian Gatt is to step down as the President of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and is to join the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) as its new Chief Executive, replacing Derek Duthie who, in turn, is moving to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to become its new Director of Administration and Finance; recognises the track record of service to Scotland’s vital fishing industry that both Ian Gatt and Derek Duthie will take with them to their new posts; believes that the SFF’s loss is the SPFA’s gain and vice versa; welcomes the fact that the expertise each gentleman has brought to the fishing industry will not be lost, and wishes both of them every success in their new posts.

*S3M-6099 Elaine Smith: Remembering John Wheatley MP 80 Years On—That the Parliament pays tribute to John Wheatley MP on the 80th anniversary of his death on 12 May 2010; notes that he emigrated with his family from County Waterford in Ireland to spend his formative years in Bargeddie, near Coatbridge; acknowledges the pioneering work that he undertook in attempting to alleviate poverty and social deprivation through his 1924 Housing Act, which contained a visionary 15-year plan based on rising central government subsidies to local government; recognises with concern, however, that, although Wheatley fully understood the link between housing and health, many of the inequalities that he endeavoured to abolish still exist today; believes that the fact that large discrepancies in life expectancy in modern day Scotland between the most affluent areas and those that suffer from inadequate housing and ill health is a national tragedy; also believes that there should be an end to slum housing conditions, the introduction of rent controls and a massive building programme of new, modern, affordable council and social rented housing, and hopes that future housing legislation will be based on the premise that a house is a fundamental human right, not simply a commodity, and thus enshrine a right to rent.

Supported by: Marlyn Glen*, Michael McMahon*, James Kelly*, Dave Thompson*, Elaine Murray*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Robin Harper*, Bill Butler*

*S3M-6098 Gil Paterson: Opening of the Robert the Bruce Heritage Centre, Renton—That the Parliament congratulates the Strathleven Artizans on the opening of the Robert the Bruce Heritage Centre in the old railway station in Renton; praises its efforts to promote historical links in Strathleven toward King Robert the Bruce and King David II and hopes that the new centre will further these aims and raise the awareness of the general public to take an interest in these important historical times, and further welcomes the adopt-a-station policy set up by ScotRail, which ensures that non-operational stations are not left to wrack and ruin but can continue to play a part in local communities.

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Stuart McMillan*, Christina McKelvie*, Brian Adam*, Dave Thompson*, Bill Wilson*, Stewart Maxwell*, Elaine Smith*, Rob Gibson*, Maureen Watt*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Jackie Baillie*

*S3M-6097 Marilyn Livingstone: Care Services in Fife—That the Parliament welcomes the findings of the recent Care Commission report, Making the Grade?, that Fife care services are the best in Scotland with the biggest percentage of highly rated facilities and the third-lowest proportion of poorly rated services; notes that more than 11,000 inspections were carried out of public, private and voluntary sector services with inspectors evaluating quality themes, including care and support, information and environment, staffing, management and leadership, rated on a scale of 1-6, from unsatisfactory through weak, adequate, good and very good to excellent; commends the fact that Fife had just 0.4% of its services in the bottom two categories and 40.4% of them in the top two groupings, giving it the best overall performance, and welcomes the fact that the Care Commission now has the ability to check whether the good quality of care provided by most services has been maintained, where the quality of care in Scotland is improving and where further action is needed to ensure that improvements are made.

Supported by: Paul Martin*

*S3M-6096♦ Sandra White: Glasgow Kelvin Hall Under Threat—That the Parliament notes with concern the proposals by Glasgow City Council for Glasgow’s historic Kelvin Hall, which include options to use Kelvin Hall as a storage facility or to close the building entirely; further notes that Glasgow City Council has in the past wished to develop the site for private housing despite strong community opposition; believes that any development of this iconic building must put the local community at its heart to strengthen and enhance its value to the community, and hopes that, in the course of considering its future, Glasgow City Council will realise its undeniable value as a great community asset.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell*, Alasdair Allan*, Christine Grahame*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Stuart McMillan*

*S3M-6095 Stuart McMillan: Lenzie Academy Represents Scotland at UK Final—That the Parliament congratulates Lenzie Academy for representing Scotland at the UK Final of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition; notes that Team Lenzie was Scotland’s only representative at the finals and that the team of 15 students came top of their league but, unfortunately, lost out to two other teams that scored more points in their respective leagues; further notes that each team competed in three rounds where they acted as either prosecution or defence for cases that they had been preparing; acknowledges the hard work of all those students that took part, and wishes them the very best for the future.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*

*S3M-6094 Jamie Hepburn: Green and Ethical Investment by Publicly-owned Banks—That the Parliament notes the announcement in the UK Budget of a £2 billion fund toward establishing a green investment bank; considers that this sum, while welcome, pales in comparison to the hundreds of billions of pounds spent on bailing out high street banks and financial services companies; believes that, as a majority shareholder in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and a major shareholder in the Lloyds Banking Group, the UK Government should be using this influence to encourage ethical and green investment decisions by these institutions; welcomes a campaign by the World Development Movement (WDM) calling for such decisions to be made and notes with concern reports by WDM that RBS investment in OPTI Canada is helping to fund exploitation of tar sand areas in Alberta, which is leading to the poisoning of natural resources and food and water sources used by local indigenous communities in those areas; believes that public ownership of UK banks presents an unrivalled opportunity to encourage sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly investment, and calls on the UK Government to develop a strategy for such investments by the banks it owns on behalf of the taxpayer.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Bill Kidd*, John Wilson*, Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*, Dave Thompson*, Aileen Campbell*

*S3M-6093 Jamie McGrigor: Air Iomlaid Art Exhibition 10 April to 9 May 2010—That the Parliament notes that the Air Iomlaid exhibition of artwork by pupils of Bun-sgoil Shlèite, Skye, and Tollcross Primary School, Edinburgh, takes place at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery from 10 April until 9 May 2010; is aware that the exhibition marks the culmination of an intensive process of art tuition, conducted in Gaelic, over 18 months at both primary schools, devised and developed by artist Julie Brook, which has produced an excellent range of sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, poems, animation and collaborative large-scale artworks; commends the pupils involved in this exciting exchange of ideas and techniques and positive exploration of culture and shared ideas through the medium of art and Gaelic, and encourages members of the public to visit the exhibition and see the first-class creative work that has resulted from this inspirational project.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Murdo Fraser*, Bill Aitken*, Nanette Milne*, Elizabeth Smith*, Alasdair Allan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Gil Paterson*, Karen Whitefield*, Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*, Mary Scanlon*, John Lamont*, Ted Brocklebank*, Dave Thompson*

*S3M-6092 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Extension to the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme—That the Parliament calls on HM Treasury to extend the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, due to end in March 2011; notes that the scheme enables listed places of worship to claim back 100% of the VAT incurred on repairs and maintenance to the building, professional fees and repair works to fixtures such as bells and organs; further notes that this has helped those who look after these valuable heritage and community buildings, such as the Church of the Good Shepherd, to maintain them for future generations; notes that this Edinburgh church is Grade 1 listed and was the first place of worship designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, in 1890, who continued his work with the design of the Thistle Chapel in St Giles Cathedral and the National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle, and highlights that the loss of this grant scheme will have a huge impact on those congregations who will have to find extra funding to cover the VAT on the costs of repairs.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Maureen Watt*, Dave Thompson*

*S3M-6091# Aileen Campbell: Brownsbank Fellowship—That the Parliament notes with concern the decision by South Lanarkshire Council to withdraw its funding for the Brownsbank Writing Fellowship, a position aimed at promoting creative writing throughout the local authority area and which has helped maintain Brownsbank Cottage, near Biggar, in the South of Scotland region, the final home of Scots makar Hugh McDairmid, as a centre of literary activity; notes that withdrawal of funding will result in withdrawal of match funding from the Scottish Arts Council and lead to the end of the fellowship; believes that since its inception in 1993, the six Brownsbank fellows to have held the post have helped improve literacy and appreciation of Scottish literature in South Lanarkshire and beyond, and hopes that a way can be found to help the Biggar Museum Trust, which administers the fellowship, to continue supporting this important position.

Supported by: Robin Harper*, Rob Gibson*, Sandra White*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*

*S3M-6090 Stuart McMillan: Extra Resources for Primary Schools in Inverclyde—That the Parliament welcomes the news that Inverclyde Council is to target £225,000 at primary schools in its most deprived communities; notes that the council is to reduce class sizes and expand breakfast clubs by allocating funding in the February budget for 2010-11 to schools with a high free meal entitlement; further notes that five extra teachers will be deployed in Newark Primary in Port Glasgow and King’s Oak Primary School in Greenock, which will allow another 120 pupils to be educated in class sizes of 18 or under in P1 to P3; notes, however, that the SNP group at Inverclyde Council proposed eight new teachers rather than the five on which the council decided, and acknowledges that the Scottish Government, through the concordat, extended the entitlement to free school lunches to pupils whose parents or carers are in receipt of both maximum working tax credit and maximum child tax credit from August 2009 and that this action was of benefit to approximately 44,000 pupils across Scotland.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell*, Stewart Maxwell*, Alasdair Allan*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*

*S3M-6089 Kenneth Gibson: Time to Curb Excessive Interest Rates—That the Parliament notes with concern the sky-high interest rates being charged by short-term credit agencies, such as, which advertises loans of up to £1,000 on television at up to 2,689% APR of interest; believes that such companies take advantage of some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland’s society, and calls on the UK Government to act to limit maximum interest rates, as already happens in other EU countries.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Gil Paterson*, Sandra White*, Patrick Harvie*, Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*, Stuart McMillan*, Bob Doris*, Brian Adam*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Dave Thompson*, Aileen Campbell*

*S3M-6088 Joe FitzPatrick: Dundee College Wins Five Business to College Awards—That the Parliament congratulates Dundee College on winning five awards at this year’s Business to College Awards; notes that Dundee College was named College of the Year, won the Impact Award - Private Sector for its work with Print Matters of Brechin and also came top in the Business Start-Up Award category with Discovery Packaging & Design; further notes that Dundee College won the Sustained Relationship Award in partnership with McGill Electrical and also won the Workforce Development Award after being nominated by Servite Housing Association; recognises the importance of the awards, which offer the opportunity for businesses to acknowledge colleges that have supported business sustainability, and further congratulates all the staff at Dundee College for the positive impact that they are having on the business community.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Marlyn Glen*, Nanette Milne*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*, Nigel Don*, Maureen Watt*

*S3M-6087 Bill Wilson: Knowing Me, Knowing You, Renfrewshire—That the Parliament commends the Victim Support Scotland (VSS) Renfrewshire Area Committee on organising the Knowing Me, Knowing You event at the Wynd Centre in Paisley on the 26 March 2010 and notes that the event brought together agencies and organisations working with victims of crime in Renfrewshire with the aim of building a greater level of understanding and co-operation among all those involved, for the benefit of everyone in Renfrewshire.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Stewart Maxwell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Aileen Campbell*, Sandra White*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*, Bob Doris*, Hugh Henry*

*S3M-6086 Bill Butler: Bank on Owen—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Bank on Owen campaign, which aims to have Robert Owen of New Lanark commemorated on Scottish bank notes to mark the International Year of Cooperatives in 2012; recognises the contribution that Robert Owen made to Scottish society through his pioneering work at New Lanark where he championed co-operative principles and values; notes that the co-operative sector in Scotland is worth over £3 billion to the economy and that the co-operative business model has proven extremely resilient and reliable during the recent global economic upheaval, and would welcome widespread support for this proposal.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Margaret Curran*, Rob Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, James Kelly*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Kenneth Gibson*, Marlyn Glen*, Robert Brown*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Brian Adam*, Karen Whitefield*, Johann Lamont*, Hugh Henry*, Trish Godman*, Stuart McMillan*, Bob Doris*, David Whitton*, Patricia Ferguson*, Sandra White*, Elaine Murray*, Cathie Craigie*, Pauline McNeill*, John Wilson*, Cathy Peattie*, Elaine Smith*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Mary Mulligan*, George Foulkes*

*S3M-6085 Maureen Watt: Aberdeenshire Schools Elections 2010—That the Parliament notes the result of the recent Aberdeenshire Schools General Election; congratulates each of the candidates and their participating schools; recognises the contribution that school elections can make toward fostering participation in and understanding of the democratic process among young people, and congratulates Aberdeenshire Council for its comprehensive and imaginative approach to creating such a valuable learning experience for all those who took part.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Alasdair Allan*, Elizabeth Smith*, Bob Doris*, Brian Adam*

*S3M-6084 Mary Mulligan: The Facts, Bad Housing and Homelessness for Children and Young People in Scotland 2010—That the Parliament expresses its concern regarding the findings of the report by Shelter, The facts: bad housing and homelessness for children and young people in Scotland 2010; notes that the report reveals that 22,000 children in Scotland are made homeless each year and also highlights the fact that one in 10 children live in fuel poverty; considers that this is a glaring indictment of the housing and fuel poverty programmes of the Scottish Government, and calls on the Scottish Government to take strenuous measures to reverse these trends.

Supported by: Marlyn Glen*

*S3M-6083 Irene Oldfather: Northern Ireland Committee Votes to Ban Snares—That the Parliament congratulates the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Environment Committee for taking decisive action to end the suffering to animals caused by snares; welcomes that the committee has voted to ban snares under the new Wildlife and Natural Environment Bill and considers that, in doing so, has taken a policy decision based on the clear evidence that snares cause suffering and the overwhelming public support for an end to the use of these cruel, indiscriminate traps, and therefore congratulates the League Against Cruel Sports for its efforts in raising awareness of the issue and presenting evidence of the cruelty of snaring to support this decision.

Supported by: James Kelly*, Robin Harper*, Bill Butler*, Cathy Peattie*, Rhona Brankin*, Marlyn Glen*, John Park*, Ken Macintosh*, Mary Mulligan*, Elaine Smith*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Jackie Baillie*, George Foulkes*

*S3M-6082 Patrick Harvie: Save Our Sound UK Campaign—That the Parliament agrees with the Save Our Sound UK campaign that wireless microphones are essential to live music, musical theatre, television production and sporting, community and charity events throughout the country; notes that Ofcom’s impending clearance and sale of the 800 MHz and 600 MHz frequency bands currently employed for these purposes will render valuable stocks of wireless microphones useless; further notes that Ofcom has consulted on a compensation package for affected organisations and businesses, yet understands that it is the UK Government and not Ofcom that will make the final decisions; is deeply concerned that any package based on residual value will be insufficient to cover the full costs of replacing redundant equipment and inevitably leave those affected worse off, and, finally, considers that, in order to protect vital cultural and creative events across the United Kingdom, the UK Government must step in where Ofcom cannot and spend what will inevitably be a small proportion of the proceeds from the frequency auction to ensure that affected organisations are fully reimbursed for the financial costs that they will bear as a result of the UK Government’s decision to make this change.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Robin Harper*

S3M-6076 Bill Kidd: Employment and Support Allowance Still Isn’t Working—That the Parliament welcomes *Citizens Advice England and Wales’* report, Not Working - CAB evidence on the ESA work capability assessment, in association with Mind and endorsed by Action for blind people, Action for M.E, the Child Poverty Action Group, Carers UK, Disability Alliance, the Disability Benefits Consortium, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mencap, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the National AIDS Trust, the National Autistic Society, NDCS, the Parkinson’s Disease Society, Radar, RNIB and RSI Action, which recommends that "There should be a full and independent review of the work capability assessment (WCA) which looks at not just the individual descriptors but at the underlying questions of who should be eligible for the benefit, the validity of the test at identifying those people and the accuracy of the medical assessments."

Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Aileen Campbell*, Christine Grahame*, Dave Thompson*, Stuart McMillan*, Bob Doris*

*S3M-6069.1 Rob Gibson: Sudden End to Home Renewables Grant and Home Loans Schemes—As an amendment to motion (S3M-6069) in the name of Liam McArthur, leave out from "bring forward" to end and insert "target renewables generation funding where it will make the biggest impact is both fiscally responsible and forward thinking; notes that the equivalent grants scheme for electricity generating technologies under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are already closed; welcomes the increased market demand generated by the Energy Saving Scotland home renewables grants and home loans scheme as intended, designed to support households in adopting renewable technologies to power their homes; considers the development and introduction of Feed-in tariffs (FITs) in response to this increased demand, also known as the Clean Energy Cashback Scheme, which, from 1 April 2010, to be a generous alternative to grant support that will include a minimum payment for all electricity generated by the system as well as a separate payment for the electricity exported to the grid, and finally praises the Scottish Government’s commitment to effectively and efficiently provide incentives in the developing home and community renewables markets in Scotland.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Brian Adam*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-5981# Pauline McNeill: Withdrawal of Cheques—That the Parliament notes the decision of the UK Payment Council to phase out cheques by 2018; notes that, although the use of cheques is in decline, figures show that 663 million cheques were used in 2008 and the banks stand to gain significant savings from their abolition; further notes the concerns raised by the Federation of Small Businesses and Age Scotland; is concerned that, due to this decision, many companies are already refusing to accept cheques, *and would welcome consultation on a suitable alternative method for those, in Glasgow and across Scotland, who rely on the cheque system that has the confidence of the consumer*.

Supported by: Mike Pringle, John Wilson, Ken Macintosh, Ian McKee, Andy Kerr, Gil Paterson, Bill Kidd, Cathie Craigie, Mary Mulligan, Irene Oldfather, Elaine Smith, Trish Godman, Robin Harper, Stuart McMillan, Jamie Hepburn, David Whitton, Sandra White, Liam McArthur, Elaine Murray, Sarah Boyack, Cathy Peattie, Johann Lamont, Rhoda Grant*, David Stewart*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-6080 Committee Room Names (lodged on 26 March 2010) Elaine Murray*, Karen Gillon*, Margaret Curran*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Elaine Smith*, Christopher Harvie*, Mary Mulligan*, Marlyn Glen*, Patrick Harvie*, Robin Harper*, Cathy Peattie*, Trish Godman*, Jackie Baillie*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-6077 Coatbridge College Wins Workforce Development Award 2010 (lodged on 26 March 2010) Bill Kidd*, Elaine Smith*, Margaret Mitchell*, Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6075 Congratulations to Madras College Pupils (lodged on 26 March 2010) John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-6074 Congratulations to Dundee College Staff and Students (lodged on 26 March 2010) Ken Macintosh*, Pauline McNeill*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-6073 Biggar Archaeology Group Members Become Mudlarks at Elsrickle (lodged on 25 March 2010) Jim Hume*, Bob Doris*

S3M-6072 Carbon Capture and Storage at Longannet (lodged on 25 March 2010) Charlie Gordon*, Ken Macintosh*, Mike Pringle*, Mary Mulligan*, Karen Whitefield*, Sarah Boyack*, Lewis Macdonald*, Jim Tolson*, Cathy Peattie*, Trish Godman*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, David Whitton*, Sandra White*, Margaret Curran*, James Kelly*, Dave Thompson*, George Foulkes*, Liam McArthur*, Marlyn Glen*

S3M-6071 Congratulations to Liberton High School and its Head Teacher, Donald Macdonald (lodged on 25 March 2010) Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Ken Macintosh*, Jim Hume*, Robin Harper*

S3M-6070 Boroughmuir High’s Quiz Champions (lodged on 25 March 2010) George Foulkes*, James Kelly*, Cathy Jamieson*, Gavin Brown*

S3M-6069 Sudden End to Home Renewables Grant and Home Loans Schemes (lodged on 25 March 2010) Patricia Ferguson*, Robert Brown*, Patrick Harvie*, Ross Finnie*, Iain Smith*, Jim Hume*, Mike Pringle*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-6068 Obama Health Reforms Welcome (lodged on 25 March 2010) Irene Oldfather*

S3M-6065 Rathbone Achievers Awards (lodged on 25 March 2010) Stewart Maxwell*, Aileen Campbell*, Nanette Milne*, Ken Macintosh*, Kenneth Gibson*, Karen Whitefield*, Robin Harper*, Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Gil Paterson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Bob Doris*, David Whitton*, Sandra White*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-6064 Able2Sail (lodged on 25 March 2010) Elaine Smith*, Willie Coffey*

S3M-6063 Making Children Participants, Not Pawns, in School Closure Consultations (lodged on 25 March 2010) Elaine Smith*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6060 Amnesty on Sheep EID Penalties (lodged on 24 March 2010) Jamie McGrigor*, Dave Thompson*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6058 Purple Day, Raising Awareness of Epilepsy (lodged on 24 March 2010) Irene Oldfather*, Rhoda Grant*, Bob Doris*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-6057 Walk Around the Block Protest (lodged on 24 March 2010) Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-6053 Historic Progress at Ross County FC (lodged on 24 March 2010) Rhoda Grant*, Lewis Macdonald*

S3M-6052.1 Fair Fares for Glaswegians (lodged on 26 March 2010) Ken Macintosh*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Elaine Smith*, Pauline McNeill*, Johann Lamont*, Patrick Harvie*, Elaine Murray*, Bill Butler*, James Kelly*, Trish Godman*, Margaret Curran*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-6049 Scottish Huntington’s Association (lodged on 23 March 2010) Bill Butler*, Marlyn Glen*

S3M-6048 Help for West Dunbartonshire Council (lodged on 23 March 2010) Elaine Smith*

S3M-6041 Congratulations to CWU and Royal Mail (lodged on 23 March 2010) Marlyn Glen*

S3M-6037 Passport Project Recognised with Kids Count Award (lodged on 23 March 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-6030 Congratulations to Keren Brynes MacLean (lodged on 22 March 2010) Malcolm Chisholm*, Elizabeth Smith*, George Foulkes*, Pauline McNeill*

S3M-6029 Congratulations to Aberdeen Forensic Laboratory (lodged on 22 March 2010) Lewis Macdonald*, Liam McArthur*

S3M-6028 Autism Ventures Scotland Launches First Social Firm (lodged on 22 March 2010) Nicol Stephen*

S3M-6019 50th Anniversary of Cheapside Street Fire (lodged on 22 March 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-6017 Congratulations to the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Community Health Initiative (lodged on 22 March 2010) Pauline McNeill*, Robert Brown*

S3M-6014 Microgeneration Feed-in Tariffs (lodged on 22 March 2010) Maureen Watt*

S3M-6013 Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association (lodged on 22 March 2010) Ted Brocklebank*

S3M-6012 Congratulations to ParentLine Scotland (lodged on 19 March 2010) Rhoda Grant*, David Stewart*

S3M-6009 Travis Trek 6 (lodged on 19 March 2010) Rhoda Grant*, David Stewart*, Aileen Campbell*, Robin Harper*

S3M-6008 East Ayrshire Schools’ Spring Spectacular Concert (lodged on 19 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6007 Orkney Students Win Institute of Physics National Science and Engineering Prize (lodged on 19 March 2010) Rhoda Grant*, David Stewart*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-6006 UK Government’s Response to the ICL Inquiry Report (lodged on 19 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6004 St Thomas’ Primary School in Partnership with Wishaw Credit Union (lodged on 19 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6003 Jock, You’re Immortal Now (lodged on 19 March 2010) David Stewart*, Ken Macintosh*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Butler*, Bill Kidd*, Aileen Campbell*, Michael McMahon*, James Kelly*, Christine Grahame*, Pauline McNeill*, John Park*, Mary Mulligan*, Elaine Smith*, Bob Doris*, George Foulkes*, Jackie Baillie*

S3M-6001 Fertility Postcode Lottery (lodged on 18 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6000 Williamwood High School (lodged on 18 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5999 National School Sport Week (lodged on 18 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5998 Congratulations to the Oakwood Nursery Council in Securing an Awards for All Scotland Grant (lodged on 18 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5997 Congratulations to the Toryglen Community Council in Securing an Awards for All Scotland Grant (lodged on 18 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5995 Continuing Loss of Life at Railway Level Crossings (lodged on 18 March 2010) David Stewart*, Nicol Stephen*

S3M-5995.1 Continuing Loss of Life at Railway Level Crossings (lodged on 19 March 2010) Aileen Campbell*

S3M-5992 Celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Coatbridge (lodged on 18 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5987 Congratulations to Holyrood Secondary School (lodged on 17 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5986 Sonnets from Scotland (lodged on 17 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5985 Finland Acts to Cut Number of Fire Deaths (lodged on 17 March 2010) Christine Grahame*

S3M-5983 Congratulations to St Mary’s Primary, Duntocher, and Milngavie Primary on reaching the Euroquiz Final (lodged on 17 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5977 Recognising the Benefit of Social Enterprises (lodged on 16 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5975 Congratulations to Lewis MacDonald (lodged on 16 March 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-5968 A Step forward in Hospital and Patient Communication (lodged on 16 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5965 Mr George Cairney, Clydebank Citizen of the Year (lodged on 16 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5961 Investing in the Future of Scotland’s Peatlands (lodged on 15 March 2010) Peter Peacock*

S3M-5959♦ Pushed off the EDGE (lodged on 15 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5956 Congratulations to Dykehead Primary School (lodged on 15 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5954 Dumbarton Firm Powers to World Cup Final (lodged on 15 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5953 Citizens of the Year 2010 (lodged on 15 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5950 Scotland’s Cluniac Heritage (lodged on 12 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5947 Housing Budget Cuts (lodged on 11 March 2010) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-5946 Bank of Scotland’s Commitment to Scottish Athletics (lodged on 11 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5944 Congratulations to the Urban Fox Programme (lodged on 11 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5943 Scottish Newspaper Industry (lodged on 11 March 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-5815 Fair Care for Parkinson’s (lodged on 25 February 2010) Margo MacDonald*

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

S3M-5695 WWF’s Earth Hour 2010 (lodged on 8 February 2010) Irene Oldfather*, David Stewart*, Peter Peacock*, Hugh O’Donnell*, James Kelly*, Des McNulty*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Margaret Smith*, Aileen Campbell*, Cathy Jamieson*, Iain Smith*, Karen Whitefield*, Robert Brown*

S3M-5636# Family Nurse Partnership Programme in Lothian (lodged on 28 January 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-5309# Usdaw Freedom from Fear Campaign (lodged on 30 November 2009) Ken Macintosh*

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