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Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally printed the day after they are lodged. If an amendment is lodged to a motion then the original motion will appear alongside the amendment, along with any support lodged that day, in this section.

Each Monday, this section also contains all motions and amendments lodged the previous week that are still live and any motions and amendments that have been lodged for debate in the coming week. A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn. Support for motions and amendments received after they are lodged is shown at the
end of this section the day after such support is received.

Motions and amendments can be published with various symbols:

  • Asterisks before the motion or amendment number indicate a motion or amendment published for the first time;

  • Asterisks also identify alterations to the text of a motion or amendment made since it was first published;

  • A hash symbol identifies motions eligible for debate at Members’ Business;

  • A diamond symbol identifies motions lodged for Members’ Business that have not yet attracted the required cross-party support;

  • An "R", identifies motions or amendments in which the Member who lodged it has a registrable interest.

The Parliamentary Bureau periodically deletes motions or amendments not scheduled for debate and which are over six weeks old.

A full list of current motions is available on the Scottish Parliament web site at

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

Any questions in relation to this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk, for which contact details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-6213 Bruce Crawford: Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated, each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 to 3: 25 minutes
Groups 4 to 7: 45 minutes.
Supported by: Fiona Hyslop*

*S3M-6212 Margaret Curran: Congratulations to Caledonia Primary School—That the Parliament congratulates Caledonia Primary School in Glasgow on raising £5,000 to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust; applauds the children, parents and teachers for the effort that they put into organising the fundraising day in honour of former pupil Elaine Davidson, who sadly passed away last year after raising £20,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and notes the importance of raising awareness of the issues of the care and support of teenagers with cancer.

*S3M-6211 Marilyn Livingstone: The Scottish Human Rights Commission Report on Historic Abuse in Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish Human Rights Commission report, A human rights framework for the design and implementation of the proposed "Acknowledgement and Accountability Forum" and other remedies for historic child abuse in Scotland; is encouraged by the announcement that a pilot forum will operate in Spring 2010 that will listen to and validate survivors’ experiences, create a historical record, signpost to services available and test out a confidential committee model, and notes that the commission believes that the pilot forum can play a valuable role in evaluating the steps required to secure effective access to justice, effective remedies and reparation for survivors of historic child abuse and that it has potential for identifying law, policy and practice changes at all relevant levels that would contribute to mitigating the risk of repetition of abuse.

*S3M-6210 Patricia Ferguson: Christian Aid Week, 9 to 15 May 2010—That the Parliament commends the work undertaken by Christian Aid, in partnership with local organisations in 48 countries worldwide, to help people improve their own lives, regardless of race or religion, and tackle the causes of poverty; notes that Christian Aid Week takes place from 9 to 15 May 2010; supports the many local groups, churches and individuals across Scotland that will be undertaking fundraising events; congratulates Scots for raising over £1,560,000 during Christian Aid Week last year; urges all MSPs and parliamentary staff to join in Christian Aid Week by participating in Quizaid on 12 May 2010, and encourages Scots to give generously again by logging on to

*S3M-6209 Jim Tolson: Pitcorthie Primary School and Nursery Class, Dunfermline—That the Parliament congratulates Pitcorthie Primary School and Nursery Class, Dunfermline, on receiving a very good evaluation by HM Inspectorate of Education; acknowledges the pupils’ high levels of attainment in English language and mathematics and their enthusiasm for learning; notes the commitment and teamwork of staff in providing high-quality learning experiences; further notes the support of the parent council, and acknowledges the high-quality leadership of school improvement by the head teacher.

*S3M-6208 John Scott: Ayr Rugby Football Club Scottish Hydro Cup Champions—That the Parliament notes Ayr Rugby Football Club’s 36-23 victory at Murrayfield on 24 April 2010 to win the Scottish Hydro Cup and sends its congratulations to coach Kenny Murray, skipper Damien Kelly and all players and supporters of the club.

*S3M-6207 Patricia Ferguson: North Glasgow 5K—That the Parliament congratulates all the runners, walkers and pram pushers who took part in the fifth annual North Glasgow 5K; notes that a record 2,900 people took part, helping to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process, and also recognises the hard work of the organisers, Strathclyde Police and the staff of Glasgow City Council’s Land Services Department in making this event such a huge success.

*S3M-6206 Pauline McNeill: Congratulations to The Herald—That the Parliament congratulates The Herald on winning Newspaper of the Year at the 2010 Scottish Press Awards; also congratulates its Chief Reporter, Lucy Adams, on winning Journalist of the Year and Reporter of the Year; also commends the other journalists in the Herald and Times Group who were recognised with awards at the event; considers that local newspapers like the Evening Times have a vital campaigning role to play in highlighting issues at the heart of their communities, and also congratulates all those across Scotland who won awards and recognises their contribution to their local areas.

Supported by: Karen Whitefield*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Margaret Mitchell*, George Foulkes*

*S3M-6205 Alasdair Allan: Celtic Media Festival Returns to Western Isles—That the Parliament welcomes the news that, following a successful bid by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the 32nd Celtic Media Festivalis scheduled tobe held in the Western Isles from 13 to 15 April2011; recognises that the festival exists to promote the cultures and languages of the Celtic countrieson film, television, radio and new media; notes that the first festival was established by thecurrentCabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP, and took place in Uist in 1980 and that next year will see the festival returning to its roots in the Western Isles for the first time in 32years;congratulates the festival on its enormous growth in size and influence, which has turned it into an international multi-media event, and looks forward to the economic, linguistic and cultural benefits that the festival will bring to the Western Isles.

Supported by: Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Wilson*, Michael Matheson*, Rob Gibson*

*S3M-6204 Aileen Campbell: Congratulations to Jamie Wallace—That the Parliament congratulates Jamie Wallace, a first year student at the University of Glasgow, for receiving the Duais na Gàidhlig award, which recognises Jamie’s contribution to Gaelic at the university; acknowledges his many efforts to bring the Gaelic language to South Lanarkshire and his home town of Lesmahagow, and hopes that South Lanarkshire Council will increase its efforts to promote the Gaelic language in learning and education.

*S3M-6203 Alasdair Allan: Western Isles Scouts—That the Parliament congratulates the scouting movement in the Western Isles on achieving the highest rate of growth in the United Kingdom; notes that the number of Scouts in the Western Isles almost doubled in 2009 with 45%of members having joined the islands’ scouts in the past year leading to four new units being established and helping the UK Scout Movement achieve its biggest increase in membership since 1972; believes that scouting helps young people achieve their full social, physical and intellectual potential, and looks forward to a bright future for scouting in the Western Isles.

Supported by: Michael Matheson*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mary Scanlon*, Rob Gibson*, Maureen Watt*

*S3M-6202 Jackson Carlaw: New Hope in Battle Against Osteosarcoma—That the Parliament notes the development of the drug, Mepact, to treat adolescents suffering from the rare bone cancer, osteosarcoma; considers that the approval of this treatment by the Scottish Medicines Consortium would ensure more young people being able to enjoy a full and normal life expectancy, and looks forward to it being available to all affected and suitable patients at the earliest opportunity.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-6199 Journalist Team Award for Aberdeen Evening Express (lodged on 23 April 2010) Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Brian Adam*, Pauline McNeill*, Mary Mulligan*, Marlyn Glen*, Duncan McNeil*, Paul Martin*, Rhona Brankin*

S3M-6198 Encouraging Biofoam, Bioplastic and Biowaste Innovations (lodged on 23 April 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-6197 Campaigning Newspapers (lodged on 23 April 2010) Jackie Baillie*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Rhona Brankin*

S3M-6196 Queen’s Award for Sparrows Offshore (lodged on 23 April 2010) Nanette Milne*, Christopher Harvie*, Aileen Campbell*

S3M-6195♦ Securing the Future of Glasgow’s Subway (lodged on 23 April 2010) Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, James Kelly*, Robin Harper*, Margaret Curran*, Charlie Gordon*, Rhona Brankin*, Karen Whitefield*, Michael McMahon*

S3M-6194 National Weekend of Community Service on 24-25 April 2010 (lodged on 23 April 2010) Jackie Baillie*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike Pringle*, Robin Harper*

S3M-6192 Congratulations to Linlithgow Rose FC (lodged on 22 April 2010) Jackie Baillie*, Cathy Jamieson*, George Foulkes*, Robin Harper*

S3M-6190 Congratulations to Inverness Caledonian Thistle (lodged on 22 April 2010) Liam McArthur*

S3M-6188 New Restrictions on the Independent Living Fund (lodged on 22 April 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-6187 Congratulations to Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club (lodged on 22 April 2010) Liam McArthur*

S3M-6186 UNISON’s Green Workplace Project Wins Climate Challenge Funding (lodged on 22 April 2010) Jackie Baillie*, Andy Kerr*, John Park*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Robin Harper*

S3M-6183 Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living (lodged on 21 April 2010) Bill Butler*, Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-6180# Lymphoedema Services in Scotland (lodged on 21 April 2010) Cathy Jamieson*, Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-6175 Countering Extremism (lodged on 21 April 2010) Jim Tolson*

S3M-6164 Eating Out with Coeliac Disease (lodged on 19 April 2010) Jackie Baillie*, Rob Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mary Scanlon*, Anne McLaughlin*, Bill Kidd*, Patricia Ferguson*, Nicol Stephen*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-6158 Polish President Lech Kaczynski (lodged on 16 April 2010) Rhona Brankin*

S3M-6157 Establishment of the John MacDougall Mesothelioma Trust (lodged on 15 April 2010) Rhona Brankin*

S3M-6153 Garshake and Gartocharn Nurseries (lodged on 15 April 2010) Rhona Brankin*

S3M-6101 Congratulations to St Mungo’s Academy (lodged on 31 March 2010) Margaret Curran*, Bill Aitken*

S3M-6066 Fair Fares for Fifers (lodged on 25 March 2010) Dr Richard Simpson*, Jackie Baillie*, Cathy Jamieson*, John Park*

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