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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-6624 Dr Richard Simpson: Scottish Rugby Success—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish rugby team and coaches for their unparalleled success in Argentina, winning both tests against the Argentinians; notes that, in achieving this, the team played in differing weather conditions that fully tested its capacity to respond; further notes that Scotland has now won three consecutive away test matches for the first time in over 25 years, and hopes that this success will encourage many more people to take up rugby thus ensuring the continuing restoration of Scotland’s place in the rugby world.

*S3M-6623 Willie Coffey: Congratulations to the Winners of the Scottish Education Awards—That the Parliament congratulates the11 schools and four individuals recognised for their innovative work and outstanding achievements at the 2010 Scottish Education Awards, including Grange Academy, Kilmarnock,winner ofthe awardin the category of Entrepreneurial Learning; notes that the winners faced stiff competition with more than 650 nominations received from all across Scotland, andacknowledges the support of the Daily Record, as joint promoter along with the Scottish Government, and sponsors Caledonia Play, CBI Scotland, Determined to Succeed, Glasgow City Council, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Northern Books, Quality Meat Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

*S3M-6622 Jackie Baillie: Smiles for Life—That the Parliament commends Smiles for Life, for its efforts in raising money to buy a specialist wheelchair for baby Mackenzie Cameron from Cardross; notes the support from NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute’s Social Work Department in agreeing jointly to fund the £1,300 chair, and further recognises the valuable work of Smiles for Life and its Helensburgh team in enhancing and enriching the lives of children and giving disadvantaged and disabled children a chance to smile.

*S3M-6621 Alison McInnes: Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SRC) on its excellent work in helping to create sustainable change for the participation of women in the science, engineering and technology (SET) sectors in Scotland; notes that, in 2008, 29% of female graduates in SET were working in the sector that they qualified in compared with 52% of male graduates; recognises that, through running career development events, working with colleges and universities and engaging with employers, SRC is acting to address the underrepresentation of women in the SET workforce, and therefore gives its full support for SRC’s continued success.

*S3M-6620 Jackie Baillie: Police Pass on Skills to Tackle Domestic Abuse—That the Parliament congratulates the Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) that is passing on its specialist skills to police colleagues across West Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh; notes that the officers at DART have developed a range of skills, including building up trust with domestic abuse victims and appropriate referral for support; further notes that, by using such skills, the DART team has increased the overall detection rate for domestic abuse by around 10% in just three months, and congratulates Strathclyde Police for this initiative, utilising experienced officers to help their colleagues deal better with crimes of domestic abuse.

*S3M-6619 Willie Coffey: Learning for Life Values Poster Programme—That the Parliament congratulates the winners of the Learning for Life Values Poster Programme, including Rachel Neilson, winner of the Best in School award for Loudoun Academy; notes that the programme is designed to help young people identify and examine the core values and qualities needed for a successful life; acknowledges the success of the programme, which was piloted in Scotland in 2005 and is now in its fifth year in having reached over 50,000 young Scots, and particularly welcomes that the programme reflects the words inscribed on the Parliament’s mace - wisdom, justice, compassion, integrity.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-6618 Inverclyde Academy Young Engineers Club (lodged on 18 June 2010) Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Jamie McGrigor*, Kenneth Gibson*, Robin Harper*, Anne McLaughlin*, Gil Paterson*, Bill Wilson*

S3M-6617 Keep the Moratorium on Whaling (lodged on 18 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6616 Retirement of Colin Cameron, Honorary Consul of Malawi in Scotland (lodged on 18 June 2010) Andrew Welsh*, Elaine Murray*, Elaine Smith*, Robin Harper*, Hugh Henry*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Karen Gillon*, Helen Eadie*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Sarah Boyack*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6615 Keep Leuchie House (lodged on 17 June 2010) Rhona Brankin*, Des McNulty*, Hugh Henry*, Marlyn Glen*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, James Kelly*, Bill Butler*, Mary Mulligan*, Trish Godman*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6614 Ambassadors for Peace Awards for Airdrie and Coatbridge Schools (lodged on 17 June 2010) Willie Coffey*, Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6613 Break the Silence, Buy Radios for Burma (lodged on 17 June 2010) Kenneth Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Gillon*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Robin Harper*, Sandra White*, Christine Grahame*, Rhona Brankin*, Marlyn Glen*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Bill Kidd*, Mary Mulligan*, Aileen Campbell*, Anne McLaughlin*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Gil Paterson*, Trish Godman*

S3M-6612 Edinburgh Tenants Federation (lodged on 17 June 2010) Malcolm Chisholm*, Sandra White*, Sarah Boyack*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6611 Happy 20th Birthday to Dumbarton Credit Union (lodged on 17 June 2010) Des McNulty*, Elaine Smith*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Hugh Henry*, Pauline McNeill*, James Kelly*, Bill Butler*, Mary Mulligan*, Patricia Ferguson*, Trish Godman*, Sarah Boyack*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6610 Congratulations to Cunninghame Housing Association (lodged on 17 June 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6609 Tackling Traffickers and Helping Trafficked People (lodged on 17 June 2010) Christine Grahame*, Elaine Smith*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6608 Action Mesothelioma Day, 2nd July 2010 (lodged on 17 June 2010) Christine Grahame*, Sarah Boyack*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6607 Reducing VAT on Educational e-Resources (lodged on 17 June 2010) Christine Grahame*, Rob Gibson*, Willie Coffey*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6606 West Dunbartonshire Trio Going to Games (lodged on 17 June 2010) Jamie McGrigor*, Des McNulty*, Elaine Smith*, Pauline McNeill*, James Kelly*, Bill Butler*, Mary Mulligan*, Patricia Ferguson*, Sarah Boyack*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6603 Congratulations to Buckie RNLI on 150 Years of Life-saving Tradition (lodged on 17 June 2010) Kenneth Gibson*, Sarah Boyack*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6601 MND Scotland’s Field of Hope (lodged on 17 June 2010) Christine Grahame*, Sandra White*, Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Anne McLaughlin*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Mary Scanlon*, Gil Paterson*, Hugh Henry*, Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-6600 Congratulations to Greater Pollok Young Carers (lodged on 17 June 2010) Helen Eadie*, Claire Baker*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6599 Mathématiques sans Frontières (lodged on 17 June 2010) Kenneth Gibson*, Robin Harper*, Sandra White*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Aileen Campbell*, Gil Paterson*, Bob Doris*

S3M-6598 The Darker Side of the World Cup (lodged on 17 June 2010) Christine Grahame*, Sandra White*

S3M-6597 Future of Stow College (lodged on 17 June 2010) Mike Pringle*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Smith*, Ross Finnie*

S3M-6596♦ Caring for Carers (lodged on 16 June 2010) Michael Matheson*, Christine Grahame*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Robin Harper*, Christina McKelvie*, Bob Doris*

S3M-6595 Bollywood Comes to Glasgow for Mela Celebrations (lodged on 16 June 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6594 Congratulations to the Winners of the Scottish Charity Awards 2010 (lodged on 16 June 2010) Dr Richard Simpson*, Claire Baker*, Sandra White*

S3M-6593 Action Scotland Against Stalking (lodged on 16 June 2010) Elaine Smith*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-6592 Congratulations to South Parks Primary School (lodged on 16 June 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6591# Independent Living in Scotland Magazine, Rights Here Rights Now (lodged on 16 June 2010) Christine Grahame*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-6590 In Recognition of Learning Disability Week, 21 to 27 June (lodged on 17 June 2010) Christine Grahame*

S3M-6587 Arran Distillery Open Day (lodged on 16 June 2010) Jamie McGrigor*, Gil Paterson*, Ross Finnie*

S3M-6586 The Scotland Malawi Partnership (lodged on 16 June 2010) Christine Grahame*, Elaine Murray*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6585 Celebrating the Old Town Festival (lodged on 16 June 2010) Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6584 Supporting Depression Alliance Scotland’s Mood Matters Campaign (lodged on 16 June 2010) Elaine Murray*, Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6583 85th Anniversary of Preston Lodge High School (lodged on 16 June 2010) Jamie McGrigor*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6582 Connect 2010 (lodged on 15 June 2010) Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6579 Cumbernauld College, Champion Investors in People (lodged on 15 June 2010) Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6574 Congratulations to Stirling County Women’s Rugby Team (lodged on 15 June 2010) Sandra White*

S3M-6573 Breathe Easy Week (lodged on 15 June 2010) Liam McArthur*, Gil Paterson*, Ross Finnie*

S3M-6571 Sacred Heart Primary School Praised in HMIE Report (lodged on 15 June 2010) Ross Finnie*

S3M-6568 Raising Awareness in National Epilepsy Week 2010 (lodged on 14 June 2010) Elaine Murray*, Liam McArthur*, Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6566 Happy 15th Birthday to the West End Festival (lodged on 14 June 2010) Sandra White*

S3M-6565 Boghall Parish Church 50th Anniversary (lodged on 11 June 2010) Elaine Murray*

S3M-6564 Edinburgh Eco-Schools Successes (lodged on 11 June 2010) Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6562 Eye Health Week (lodged on 11 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*, James Kelly*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gil Paterson*, Cathie Craigie*, Trish Godman*

S3M-6557 Support for Princess Royal Trust for Carers (lodged on 11 June 2010) Elaine Murray*, Liam McArthur*, Sandra White*, Ross Finnie*

S3M-6551♦ What Cost Afghanistan (lodged on 10 June 2010) Sandra White*

S3M-6550 Success for Marcus Crawford Guy and the Dance School of Scotland (lodged on 10 June 2010) Bill Kidd*, Des McNulty*, Marlyn Glen*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Sandra White*, Bill Butler*, Mary Mulligan*, Anne McLaughlin*, Gil Paterson*, Hugh Henry*, Robin Harper*

S3M-6537 Support Gary’s Challenge (lodged on 9 June 2010) Elaine Murray*

S3M-6536 Glenrothes Teenagers Win St Andrews Awards for Exceptional Bravery (lodged on 9 June 2010) Elaine Murray*

S3M-6515 Young Carers in Scotland (lodged on 7 June 2010) Elaine Murray*

S3M-6499 Armed Forces Day (lodged on 3 June 2010) Elaine Murray*

S3M-6498# Support for Sport in Scotland’s Communities (lodged on 3 June 2010) Bill Butler*

S3M-6443 Revaluation of Rates for Nurseries in the Independent Sector in Fife (lodged on 1 June 2010) Elaine Murray*

S3M-6429# Carers Week 2010, A Life of Their Own (lodged on 27 May 2010) Elaine Murray*

S3M-6281 Congratulations to Gerry Hastings, Winner of the 5th STUC Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning (lodged on 11 May 2010) Elaine Murray*

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