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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-6999# Mike Rumbles: Armed Service Advice Project (ASAP)—That the Parliament thanks and honours all those who have served in the armed forces; welcomes the new Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) as the focal point for providing advice, information and support to members of the armed services community in Scotland and their dependents; congratulates Citizens Advice Scotland for agreeing to deliver the service through its existing outlets in the north east and across Scotland and a new national telephone helpline; thanks all of the organisations that have contributed to the project’s £600,000 in funding, including Poppyscotland, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Maritime Charities Funding Group, ABF The Soldiers Charity, the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Association Forces Help, the Robertson Trust and Turn2us, and hopes that both current and former personnel of the armed services in Scotland will find ASAP useful in alleviating the particular pressures that they face in reintegrating into civilian society.

Supported by: Jim Hume*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Trish Godman*

*S3M-6998 Marilyn Livingstone: Congratulations to Torbain Primary School—That the Parliament congratulates the headteacher, staff and pupils of Torbain Primary School on their recent HM Inspectorate of Education report, which it considers outstanding; further considers that, by being awarded four excellent and two very good ratings, Torbain Primary School is one of the top primary schools in Scotland; is encouraged by the findings that the school is making a difference to children’s life opportunities through its emphasis on high achievement, health and wellbeing, rights, responsibility and respect; notes that the report found that the strengths of the school include that it is very welcoming, children have a strong commitment to their own and others’ learning, partnerships with parents are excellent and that there is a high-quality provision for children who require additional support, and believes that the report reflects the standing of the school in the community and that the headteacher, staff and pupils will continue to meet these high standards in the future.

Supported by: Anne McLaughlin*

*S3M-6997 Ian McKee: Roma Rights and Free Movement of People—That the Parliament notes a recent European Parliament resolution on the French Government’s policy of deporting Roma families and demolishing their encampments, passed by 337 votes to 245; further notes the European directive on free movement of persons allowing all citizens of the European Union to freely reside in any member state; recalls the European Commission’s function as guardian of treaties with a duty to question and intervene when community law may be breached; further recalls the legal right and principle of European citizenship; welcomes Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding’s recent statement that the case may be put to the European Court of Justice; firmly believes that under no circumstances should any ethnic group be stigmatised or deported purely on grounds of ethnicity, and calls on the European Commission to introduce tougher community legislation on the protection of Roma communities and their integration in society.

Supported by: Alasdair Allan*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Christine Grahame*, Robin Harper*, Anne McLaughlin*

*S3M-6996 Jackie Baillie: Helensburgh Tiara Walk—That the Parliament congratulates Helensburgh and Lomond Carers project on organising the Helensburgh Tiara Walk on Friday 10 September 2010; understands that almost 100 participants walked three miles at night wearing tiaras to raise money for Helensburgh and Lomond Carers project, Enable and the Friends of Victoria Hall; commends the organisers for achieving what it considers to be such a high turnout for an inaugural event, and hopes that a significant amount of money has been raised for the charities.

*S3M-6995 Jackie Baillie: St Mary’s Free Play—That the Parliament congratulates the pupils of St Mary’s Primary School in Alexandria on the transformation of their playground into a free play space; understands that the pupils, working in conjunction with the Environment Trust, have changed their playground as part of Inspiring Scotland’s Go Play initiative; further understands that this project aims to reflect the Environment Trust’s vision to create school playgrounds akin to those in Scandinavia; notes that the new playground at St Mary’s will allow the teaching staff to deliver outdoor learning experiences for the pupils; further notes that the official opening of the project will take place on Thursday 23 September 2010, and hopes that the school pupils, now and in the future, will benefit from their new playground.

*S3M-6994 Jackie Baillie: Tullochan Tigers, A Roaring Success—That the Parliament congratulates the Tullochan Tigers rugby club on its achievements; notes that the club started in winter 2007 with eight girls from the Tullochan Trust in West Dunbartonshire; further notes that the team began training and secured a game against Stanningly girls’ rugby league team, playing during half time of the Leeds Rhinos and Bradford Bulls league cup final in front of 26,000 people; understands that the Tigers also reached the semi-final of the biggest international tag rugby tournament in Europe in 2009 and were Scotland’s sole representatives; further understands that the Tigers’ coaches have started a schools coaching programme, working with primary and secondary schools in a bid to inspire more young people to take up the sport, and commends the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with the Tullochan Tigers on taking the club to where it is today.

*S3M-6993 Mary Scanlon: Mental Health Awareness Week—That the Parliament supports Mental Health Awareness Week, from 4 to 10 October 2010; acknowledges that one in four people in Scotland will experience mental health problems during their lives; understands that people with mental health problems continue to experience high unemployment, stigma and discrimination; further understands that poor mental health is among the most common reasons for work absenteeism, and welcomes the launch of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) DISMISSED? campaign, which aims to achieve fairer treatment of people with mental health problems in employment.

*S3M-6992 Jamie Hepburn: 10 Years of Croy Historical Society—That the Parliament congratulates Croy Historical Society on celebrating its 10th anniversary, having been formed on 4 September 2000; considers that it has more than achieved its founding aim of identifying, documenting, cataloguing and preserving all available material of local historical interest to Croy village and district; notes the week of activities that the society is running from 12 to 18 September 2010 to commemorate the milestone of a decade’s existence; thanks the society’s committee and volunteers, headed by chairperson James "Seamus" Coleman for all their efforts, and wishes all involved well for the next decade of activity and beyond.

Supported by: John Wilson*, Rob Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Stewart Maxwell*, Stuart McMillan*, Robin Harper*, Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-6991# Congratulations to BBC Alba (lodged on 14 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Elizabeth Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Aitken*, Jamie McGrigor*, Robin Harper*, Murdo Fraser*, Brian Adam*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-6990 CAA Aberdeen (lodged on 14 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6986 Congratulations to Duncan Grant (lodged on 14 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6981 Falkirk Council Charges are an Attack on the Most Vulnerable in Society (lodged on 14 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6980 Glasgow’s Double Triumph (lodged on 14 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Angela Constance*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-6979 Tackling the Link Between Poverty and Educational Underachievement (lodged on 14 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Pauline McNeill*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-6977 World’s Biggest Ever Tea Dance (lodged on 13 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6976 Protect Glasgow’s Shipyards (lodged on 13 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6974 European Shark Week (lodged on 13 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*, Kenneth Gibson*, Sarah Boyack*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-6973 REHIS Launch International Essay Competition (lodged on 13 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6972# Science and the Parliament, Wednesday 10 November 2010 (lodged on 13 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6971 Welcoming the CREATE Campaign for Careers in Scotland (lodged on 13 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, George Foulkes*, Sarah Boyack*, Hugh Henry*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-6970 Bonsai in the Botanics (lodged on 13 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6969 Scottish Human Rights Commission, Care about Rights? (lodged on 10 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6968 Coalition Pile the Pressure on the Poor (lodged on 10 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Hugh Henry*, Bill Wilson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-6966 Save Our Ships (lodged on 10 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6966.1 Save Our Ships (lodged on 10 September 2010) Hugh Henry*

S3M-6963 Construction of Aircraft Carriers and the Strategic Defence Review (lodged on 9 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6962 Edinburgh Forensics Laboratory (lodged on 9 September 2010) David Stewart*, Robin Harper*, Hugh Henry*, Mike Pringle*, Rhona Brankin*

S3M-6961 Congratulations to Matthew Newsome on the St Ninian’s Day Tartan (lodged on 9 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6960 Gathering of Education Statistics (lodged on 9 September 2010) Margaret Smith*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-6959 The Nation Remembers Scottish Football Legend Jock Stein (lodged on 9 September 2010) Hugh Henry*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6958 Crossing Guards Cuts Proposals (lodged on 9 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6957 Award for the International Historical, Cultural and Geographical Agency (lodged on 9 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6956 Border Bows (lodged on 9 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-6954 Congratulations to Catriona Morrison (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6953 Congratulations to John McGlynn (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6952 Edinburgh Sports Facilities Cuts (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6951 World Alzheimer’s Day, 21 September 2010 (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6950 Celebrate Blas Festival 2010 (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6949 Congratulations to Highland Council’s New Youth Convener (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6942 40th Anniversary of Dumbarton and District Branch MS Society (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6941 New Era At Bonhill School (lodged on 8 September 2010) Hugh Henry*, David Stewart*

S3M-6940 Congratulations to the University of Edinburgh (lodged on 8 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6933 ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Virus Link Found in Children (lodged on 7 September 2010) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6930 Congratulations to PSYBT West Lothian Business Awards Winners 2010 (lodged on 7 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6929# Dr Elsie Inglis and Her Scottish Angels (lodged on 7 September 2010) Elaine Murray*, David Stewart*

S3M-6924 Auchengeich Colliery Disaster (lodged on 7 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6922 Congratulations to the Bullwood Project (lodged on 6 September 2010) Trish Godman*

S3M-6921 Sexual Health Week 2010 (lodged on 6 September 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6919 Call for an Edwin Morgan Memorial (lodged on 6 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6915 Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival (lodged on 6 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6914 Entrepreneurial Success (lodged on 6 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6912 Well Done Ricky (lodged on 6 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6910 Land O’ Burns Brass Band Competition (lodged on 3 September 2010) Hugh Henry*, David Stewart*

S3M-6908 Scotland’s First Housing Expo (lodged on 3 September 2010) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6906# Glas-goals Aiming High (lodged on 3 September 2010) Hugh Henry*, Charlie Gordon*, David Stewart*

S3M-6904 Shetland Fencer Off to the Commonwealth Championship (lodged on 3 September 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6898 Congratulations to Shed Media (lodged on 2 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6896 A Step Backwards for Asbestos-related Conditions (lodged on 1 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6895 Improved Mobile Phone Coverage in Rural Areas (lodged on 1 September 2010) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6892 Young Business of the Year (lodged on 1 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6890 50 Years of Alcoholics Anonymous in Dumbarton and District (lodged on 1 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6882 Flooding in Pakistan (lodged on 30 August 2010) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6879.1 The UK June 2010 Budget and Equality Assessments (lodged on 6 September 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6875 NHS Lanarkshire is UK Pioneer for New Osteoporosis Service (lodged on 27 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6874 80th Anniversary of St Kilda Evacuation (lodged on 26 August 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6873 Congratulations to Pamela Pretswell (lodged on 26 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6871 International Literacy Day 2010 (lodged on 25 August 2010) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6870 International Day of the Disappeared, 30 August 2010 (lodged on 25 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6861 You Take The High Road And I’ll Take The New Road (lodged on 24 August 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6859 Wear it Pink 2010 (lodged on 23 August 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6858 Cancellation of Rosyth-Zeebrugge Passenger Service (lodged on 23 August 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6854 Congratulations to Motherwell College (lodged on 20 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6853 Edwin Morgan, Scotland’s National Poet (lodged on 20 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6848 Scotland’s Commonwealth Games Hopefuls (lodged on 20 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6839 Edwin George Morgan OBE (lodged on 19 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6838 Cadet 150, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (lodged on 19 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6834 Stag Bakeries (lodged on 18 August 2010) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6833 Barra Airport (lodged on 18 August 2010) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S3M-6828 Congratulations to Sandaig Primary School (lodged on 17 August 2010) David Stewart*

S3M-6825 Keep Inverness to London Rail Services (lodged on 17 August 2010) David Stewart*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-6753# Keep Leuchie House (lodged on 23 July 2010) Mike Pringle*

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