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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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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 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.

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-6243 Margaret Mitchell: Congratulations to Pamela Pretswell and Sally Watson on being selected for the Curtis Cup Team—That the Parliament congratulates Pamela Pretswell, 20, of Bothwell Castle Golf Club, and Sally Watson, 18, of Elie and Earlsferry Ladies Golf Club, on their selection for Great Britain and Ireland’s 2010 Curtis Cup team, which will travel to Massachusetts in June to compete in the biennial match against an American team of amateur ladies; and commends the principles of the Curtis Cup of stimulating friendly rivalry between competitors, and bolstering international friendship and understanding.

*S3M-6242 Richard Baker: Grampian Police Rolls Out Local Policing Model—That the Parliament congratulates the move by Grampian Police to a local policing model that will see police officers working more closely with north-east communities; notes this fundamental change will see the force split into 24 divisions with dedicated local policing teams stationed in communities across the region to allow police to get to know the people and the needs of particular communities; notes the approach aims to help foster stronger relationships between the public and police officers and to build up trust and confidence, increase visibility, accessibility and maximise front-line policing effectiveness; believes the new approach under the banner of Local Policing - Closer to You will make it easier for communities to contact their local policing teams to make their concerns known, while local policing teams will have greater power to set priorities for their areas, and welcomes plans to regularly survey communities to gauge the effectiveness of this new approach.

*S3M-6241 Stewart Maxwell: International Firefighters’ Day—That the Parliament celebrates International Firefighters’ Day on 4 May 2010 in honour of firefighters past and present across the country; salutes their bravery and dedication to a job that asks them to put their life at risk and might result in the loss of life or severe injury and recognises the varied role of the Fire and Rescue Service that not only involves fire extinguishing, but also road traffic accidents, emergency and disaster relief, and a wide variety of other educational and community based activity.

Supported by: David Whitton*, James Kelly*, Kenneth Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Aileen Campbell*, Bob Doris*, Bill Wilson*, Jackie Baillie*

*S3M-6240 Hugh Henry: Communication Workers’ Union Ballot—That the Parliament welcomes the vote of the Communication Workers’ Union to agree a three year deal that will give Royal Mail staff a wage rise worth 6.9% and job security; hopes that this will lead to improved industrial relations; recognises the willingness of staff to actively participate in the transformation of a publicly owned Royal Mail, and hopes that early steps will be taken to resolve the issue of the Royal Mail pension debt.

*S3M-6239 Tricia Marwick: Levenmouth Street Pastors—That the Parliament recognises the work of the Levenmouth Street Pastors Scheme; notes that the Street Pastors will take to the streets of Levenmouth from 1 May 2010 and every Saturday thereafter to provide assistance to people enjoying a night-out; further notes that similar schemes are now in place in towns and cities across Scotland; applauds everybody involved in the scheme for developing the idea from the drawing board to the streets of Levenmouth, and believes the Levenmouth Street Pastors Scheme will play a valuable role in the local community.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Sandra White*, Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-6238 Gil Paterson: More NI Tax, Less Scottish Jobs—That the Parliament believes that the UK Government should reconsider the full implications of the proposed increase in National Insurance, which could result in £104 million being removed from the Scottish Government’s budget to the UK Treasury, at the cost of Scottish public sector jobs equivalent of 2,300 police officers or 4,000 nurses.

S3M-6237 Mr Frank McAveety: Hybrid Motor Conversion of Glasgow Launches Affordable Hydrogen Fuel Cell—That the Parliament commends Hybrid Motor Conversion of Glasgow on being the first Scottish company to supply and launch an affordable hydrogen fuel cell for hybrid fuel conversion that will allow most cars to run on a mix of standard fuel and Hydrogen Gas; acknowledges the company’s efforts to promote a greener future for Scotland, cut carbon emissions by up to 95%, increase fuel mileage, create local jobs in the south side of Glasgow, reduce road tax, save money for Scottish families, and wishes them well in their future endeavours.

Supported by: Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6236♦ Stewart Maxwell: 65th Anniversary of VE Day—That the Parliament commemorates the 65th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) when on 8 May 1945 the Allied Forces formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany; honours the contribution by veterans of all ages and from all conflicts; believes that there should be greater recognition of war veterans in Scotland, many of whom sustained severe physical or mental injuries in defending their country, and encourages veterans to take advantage of their eligibility for the Veterans’ Badge, a small, but visible token of society’s appreciation of their service.

S3M-6235 Linda Fabiani: Platinum for East Kilbride—That the Parliament congratulates conductor Diane McCrory and the Senior Wind Band from Calderglen High School for their recent success at the prestigious National Concert Band Festival in Birmingham, where they played with wind bands from throughout the United Kingdom and brought home a platinum award to East Kilbride; recognises the dedication of all staff and pupils concerned, and wishes them all success in the future.

S3M-6234 Jeremy Purvis: Nurses’ Day 2010—That the Parliament marks Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2010 by celebrating the contribution made by both regular and reservist nurses in our armed forces who are caring for the physical and mental health of service men and women in Afghanistan, elsewhere around the world and at home in the United Kingdom; thanks military nurses for their dedication, courage and professionalism while working in extremely difficult conditions, and commemorates Florence Nightingale, whose birthday is marked by Nurses’ Day each year and who, along with others, such as Mary Seacole, worked as a nurse to care for soldiers in the Crimean War and left a hugely influential legacy for the nursing profession that lasts to this day.

S3M-6233 Jim Tolson: Bluelight Initiative—That the Parliament congratulates the highly successful and well regarded youth engagement initiative, Bluelight, which aims to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour and build positive police, youth and community partnerships through a range of alcohol and drug-free youth events and programmes; notes that the Bluelight concept was first introduced into Scotland in Dunfermline in 2004, having been modelled on the successful youth programmes in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, and that projects have now been established in all Scottish police force areas; congratulates the partners involved in the delivery of Bluelight in Fife, including Fife Constabulary, Fife Council, NHS Fife, Community Volunteers, Fife Fire and Rescue Service, Carnegie College and many members from voluntary sector agencies, on the success of the initiative, and believes that Bluelight is a valuable and effective initiative that should be developed further in communities across Scotland.

Supported by: Bob Doris*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-6232 Anne McLaughlin: Glasgow’s Lone Dancer Embodies the Spirit of UNESCO International Dance Day—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow’s lone riverside dancer, performance artist Kate Deeming, on her unique daily dance performances on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow city centre; believes that artists like Kate bring joy to people’s lives, particularly during times of hardship; acknowledges the wonderful work that she has done in bringing dance and drama to children in Sri Lanka; congratulates her on performing a 24-hour outdoor dance marathon in December 2009 to raise funds for the FunforLife project, and encourages everyone in Scotland, on UNESCO International Dance Day, to be inspired by Kate and take up dance for fun, for health and for life.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Elaine Smith, Rob Gibson, Linda Fabiani, Aileen Campbell, Bob Doris, Gil Paterson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Pauline McNeill*

S3M-6231 Ian McKee: North Pole Haircut for Teenage Cancer Trust—That the Parliament congratulates Edinburgh’s award-winning hairdresser, Charlie Miller, for raising around £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust through a fundraising expedition to the Arctic Circle, led and organised by Sir Tom Farmer, which saw the first ever hair cut at the North Pole; notes that the 65-year old hairdresser travelled with entrepreneur Sir Tom Farmer, 69, who agreed to having his hair cut in temperatures below minus 30 degrees and with explorer David Hempleman-Adams, who has climbed the world’s seven highest mountains; further notes that all money raised will go towards the supply of real hair wigs for young cancer patients across Scotland, a charity project that Charlie Miller has been working on for several years, and commends the efforts of everyone involved in the expedition.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Christine Grahame, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Anne McLaughlin, Trish Godman, Aileen Campbell, Brian Adam, Michael Matheson, Robin Harper, Joe FitzPatrick*, Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*, Mike Pringle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Liam McArthur*

S3M-6230 Helen Eadie: Abolition of Special Train Fares for Pensioners in Fife—That the Parliament notes that Fife Council has approved the minutes of its meeting of 11 February 2010 that indicated that councillors agreed to end the provision allowing older people resident in Fife travel to Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow by rail for 50p per journey; further expresses concern that the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, in answer to a question about rail travel on 22 April 2010 (S3O-10179) responded about bus travel and then stated that "inaccurate misrepresentations" had been made on Labour election material in Fife, and calls for the minister to acknowledge the fact that a decision to alter the rail travel concession in Fife was made and that his response to the Parliament on this issue was erroneous and misleading.

Supported by: Michael McMahon, Dr Richard Simpson, Mary Mulligan, Jackie Baillie, Ken Macintosh*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6229 Nigel Don: Men’s Advice Line—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Scottish Government-funded Men’s Advice Line, which is Scotland’s first specialised helpline providing support and advice for male victims of domestic abuse; notes that 7,000 men in Scotland reported being abused by a partner last year, with 14% of all cases of domestic abuse reported to the police involving a male victim reporting abuse from a female partner; further notes that trained helpline advisors will provide advice and emotional support to men who are suffering abuse by their partners and will offer information about specialist services that can offer support on legal, housing, child contact and mental health issues; believes that domestic abuse is unacceptable and something that both men and women can be victims of, and urges all those experiencing abuse or worried about male friends or family to call the helpline on 0808 801 0327 for advice.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Michael Matheson*

S3M-6228 Irene Oldfather on behalf of the European and External Relations Committee: The New European Commission’s Legislative Work Programme—That the Parliament welcomes the European Commission Work Programme, published by the European Commission on 31 March 2010; notes that it is likely to inform European Union policy for the next five years, and supports in particular the proposals for delivering a new economic strategy (Europe 2020) and allied platform to combat poverty, the commitment to further develop renewable energy and the energy grid, the recognition of the need to reform both the Common Fisheries Policy and the Common Agricultural Policy and the desire to restructure the European Union’s budget.

S3M-6227# Peter Peacock: Hill Tracks in the Scottish Uplands—That the Parliament notes with concern the number of engineered hill tracks appearing in the Scottish uplands, particularly in the Highlands; notes that such tracks can be constructed without planning consent when justified as being for agricultural, forestry or repair purposes; further notes the growing number of concerns from hill walkers, ramblers and mountaineers and members of the wider public about the intrusion of these tracks into the natural landscape and the impact on otherwise wild land; considers that, given the importance of the Scottish uplands for current and future generations, this warrants greater scrutiny of proposals for such tracks within the planning system; recognises the legitimate rights of farmers and crofters to continue to construct tracks for their purposes on what will generally be lower-lying land than considered to be a problem in this context; notes that Heriot-Watt University reported on these issues in March 2007, and would welcome the urgent mapping of tracks by reviewing current knowledge of track location and control provisions and consideration of future possibilities for greater control of developing hill tracks and the criteria under which any greater controls might operate.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Dr Richard Simpson, Hugh Henry, Karen Gillon, Des McNulty, Rhoda Grant, Robin Harper, David Stewart, Sarah Boyack, Patricia Ferguson, Lewis Macdonald, Mr Frank McAveety, Trish Godman, Helen Eadie, Mary Mulligan, Elaine Murray, Hugh O’Donnell, Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6226 Jim Tolson: The Scottish Lime Centre Trust—That the Parliament congratulates Charlestown Workshops, the home of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, on promoting the use of traditional skills to effectively repair, maintain and conserve Scotland’s historic stone-built buildings; acknowledges its educational programme, providing advice, training and practical experience in the use of lime for repair and conservation of such buildings, and further acknowledges its direct links with research projects and specialist on-site consultancy advice.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn

S3M-6225 Rhona Brankin: Scottish Midland Co-operative Society—That the Parliament notes the annual results of the Scottish Midland Co-operative Society Ltd (Scotmid), Scotland’s biggest independent co-operative, including an 18% increase in annual operating profits in challenging economic circumstances; believes that such a financial performance demonstrates that the co-operative model is as relevant and enduring today as when the business was founded over 150 years ago; commends Scotmid’s contribution to the Scottish economy as an employer of over 4,000 people; welcomes the firm’s strong commitment to fair trade and its support for the Think 25 policy, and wishes Scotmid every success in the future as a community business owned and democratically controlled by its members. R

Supported by: Johann Lamont R, Patrick Harvie, Brian Adam, Karen Gillon R, Pauline McNeill, Cathy Peattie, James Kelly, Elaine Murray, Des McNulty, David Whitton, Ms Wendy Alexander, Hugh O’Donnell, Bill Butler, Elaine Smith, George Foulkes, Richard Baker, Jackie Baillie, Robin Harper, Hugh Henry, Willie Coffey, Helen Eadie, Patricia Ferguson, John Wilson, Claire Baker, Kenneth Gibson, Karen Whitefield, Mr Frank McAveety, Trish Godman, Jamie Hepburn, Stuart McMillan, Mary Mulligan, Marlyn Glen, Dr Richard Simpson, Linda Fabiani, Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6224 Willie Coffey: Gregor Keachie, Overall Winner, Ayrshire Achievement, Courage and Endeavour Awards—That the Parliament commends Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors, Ayr Central, Tesco and Westsound, for initiating the Ayrshire Achievement, Courage and Endeavour awards, aimed at young people of senior school age; congratulates the finalists, Melissa Robson from Largs Academy and Kieran Wardrop from Prestwick Academy, and the overall winner, Gregor Keachie of Kilmarnock Academy; notes that Gregor was nominated by his school for his determination and positive attitude to life despite being diagnosed with osteogenesis imperfecta when less than 24 hours old; notes further that Gregor, now 16, is a keen musician and sportsman, playing principal cornet in the school brass band and wheelchair basketball for West of Scotland, and adds its best wishes for the future to Gregor, his fellow finalists and the many other young people who overcome such challenges to make a tremendous contribution to their schools and communities.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn

S3M-6220 John Wilson: Congratulations to Shawhead Nursery Centre in Coatbridge—That the Parliament congratulates Shawhead Nursery Centre in Coatbridge for achieving a very good HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) report; notes that the nursery centre received four very good ratings and was given an evaluation of excellent for meeting learning needs; acknowledges the continued hard work of both staff and children in maintaining high standards of learning and development, and highlights the improvements in service that have resulted in a very positive start to implementing the Curriculum for Excellence.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Jamie Hepburn, Stuart McMillan, Aileen Campbell, Sandra White, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6217 Helen Eadie: Call for First Minister to Guarantee Respect for Disabled People—That the Parliament is shocked to learn of reports of insulting and offensive comments allegedly made to a wheelchair user with fibromyalgia by an SNP councillor during campaigning in Cowdenbeath; deplores any such comments made; further believes that, if substantiated, a written and public apology should be issued immediately; asks that the First Minister requires all representatives of his party to respect and honour all people irrespective of their disability, race, gender, religion or sexual orientation, and hopes that that this will remind everyone of the need to do everything possible to encourage people who experience inequality to be involved in political campaigning and stand for public office.

Supported by: Marilyn Livingstone, Jackie Baillie, George Foulkes, Elaine Murray, Ken Macintosh, Dr Richard Simpson, John Park, Michael McMahon, Claire Baker, Trish Godman

S3M-6214 Tricia Marwick: Glenrothes Heart Club—That the Parliament recognises the work of Glenrothes Heart Club; notes that the club is the only independent cardiac rehabilitation unit in Fife; applauds the organisation for hosting its Heart to Heart meeting at the Lomond Centre, Glenrothes, on Saturday 24 April 2010, which gave an insight into heart disease and how to cope with the illness, and believes that Glenrothes Heart Club plays a valuable role in the local community.

Supported by: Brian Adam, Stewart Maxwell, Michael Matheson, Claire Baker, Kenneth Gibson, Aileen Campbell, Bill Kidd, Rob Gibson, Jamie Hepburn, Stuart McMillan, Jackie Baillie, Gil Paterson*

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.

Supported by: Jack McConnell

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.

Supported by: Robin Harper, Jackie Baillie, Mary Mulligan, Marlyn Glen, Michael McMahon, David Stewart, Bill Wilson, Rhona Brankin, Dr Richard Simpson, Trish Godman, Des McNulty, Elaine Murray, Stuart McMillan, Sarah Boyack, Jamie Hepburn, Linda Fabiani, Elaine Smith*, Gil Paterson*, Ken Macintosh*

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 http://www.christianaid.org.uk/scotland/.

Supported by: Jack McConnell, Sarah Boyack, Jamie Hepburn

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.

Supported by: Mike Pringle, Hugh O’Donnell, Jim Hume, Claire Baker, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Aileen Campbell, John Park*

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.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn

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.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn

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, Bill Butler, Cathy Jamieson, Elaine Smith, Marlyn Glen, Des McNulty, Dr Richard Simpson, Hugh Henry, Jim Hume, Claire Baker, Stuart McMillan, Sarah Boyack, Jamie Hepburn, Liam McArthur*

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, Jamie McGrigor, Aileen Campbell, Stuart McMillan, Jamie Hepburn, Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*

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.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Bill Kidd, Rob Gibson, Michael Matheson, Stewart Maxwell, Stuart McMillan, Jamie Hepburn, Linda Fabiani, Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*

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, Jamie McGrigor, Stuart McMillan, Aileen Campbell, Jamie Hepburn, Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*

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.

Supported by: Mary Scanlon

S3M-5722# Elaine Smith: First ScotRail Industrial Relations—That the Parliament understands that a provision exists in the First ScotRail franchise agreement that provides the Scottish Government with discretionary powers to reimburse the company for revenues lost due to industrial action; supports the position of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) that it is wholly wrong for public funds to be used to support private companies such as First ScotRail in disputes with trade unions; also agrees with the STUC that the provision and use of such powers is not conducive to good industrial relations as it weakens the incentive for private companies to reach agreement; further supports the view of the STUC that such powers should not be used in the event of industrial action in the current dispute between First ScotRail and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT); welcomes the fact that the Scottish Government has been in dialogue with the RMT over the issues involved in the dispute, and believes that the interests of constituents in Coatbridge and Chryston, passengers, rail workers and Scotland would be best served by an early and agreed negotiated settlement to end this dispute.

Supported by: Mr Frank McAveety, Bill Butler, Marlyn Glen, Cathy Peattie, Hugh Henry, Patricia Ferguson, Robin Harper, Karen Whitefield, Ms Wendy Alexander, Des McNulty, Rhoda Grant, John Park, Hugh O’Donnell, Michael McMahon, David Stewart, Charlie Gordon, Elaine Murray, Mary Mulligan, Trish Godman, Jackie Baillie, Ken Macintosh*, Jamie Hepburn*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

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

S3M-6197 Campaigning Newspapers (lodged on 23 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6195# Securing the Future of Glasgow’s Subway (lodged on 23 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6194 National Weekend of Community Service on 24-25 April 2010 (lodged on 23 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6193 Robert Tannahill Bicentenary (lodged on 22 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6186 UNISON’s Green Workplace Project Wins Climate Challenge Funding (lodged on 22 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*, Elaine Smith*

S3M-6185 Go Play (lodged on 22 April 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6184 Congratulations to Walkers Shortbread (lodged on 22 April 2010) Maureen Watt*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6183 Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living (lodged on 21 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6180# Lymphoedema Services in Scotland (lodged on 21 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6170 MS Awareness Week 2010 (lodged on 20 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6164 Eating Out with Coeliac Disease (lodged on 19 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6158 Polish President Lech Kaczynski (lodged on 16 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

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

S3M-6154 Congratulations to West of Scotland Euroquiz Finalists (lodged on 15 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6145# Broadcasting Black Hole for Scottish Rugby (lodged on 14 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6139# Deaf Awareness Week 2010 (lodged on 13 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6134# Halt Hospice Cuts (lodged on 13 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6131 Aleke Banda (lodged on 13 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6130 National Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (lodged on 13 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6128# Full Steam Ahead from Bo’ness to Manuel (lodged on 12 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6117 Cambuslang and Rutherglen Alcohol Initiative (lodged on 9 April 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6097 Care Services in Fife (lodged on 31 March 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6066 Fair Fares for Fifers (lodged on 25 March 2010) Ken Macintosh*, David Whitton*

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

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