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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-7128 Willie Coffey: Fèis Chill’ Mheàrnaig, the Kilmarnock Festival of Gaelic Language and Culture—That the Parliament welcomes the holding of the inaugural Fèis Chill’ Mheàrnaig, the Kilmarnock Festival of Gaelic Language and Culture, at Onthank Primary School on 17 and 18 September 2010; notes that the festival gave children from north-west Kilmarnock and across East Ayrshire the opportunity to learn Gaelic through song, to receive professional tuition in musical instruments such as the fiddle and clàrsach and to try step-dancing, shinty and Gaelic drama; welcomes the support for this event from Bòrd na Gàidhlig through its Taic Freumhan Coimhearsnachd fund, which is aimed at strengthening the acquisition and usage of Gaelic across Scotland, and from East Ayrshire Council, Comann nam Pàrant, Fèisean nan Gàidheal and Comann na Gàidhlig; recognises that the development of Fèis Chill’ Mheàrnaig builds on the Mod successes of Onthank pupils Callum Douglas, Reece Macdonald, Adele Anderson and Taliah Howard, medal winners at the Glasgow Mod, and Findlay Crawford, winner of medals at both Glasgow and National Mods, and congratulates all the staff of the Onthank Gaelic Unit, Steve Banks, headteacher of Onthank Primary School, and the parents, organisers and tutors of the event on its success.

*S3M-7127 Rob Gibson: Making Way for Scotland’s Hydrogen Economy—That the Parliament congratulates the presenters and attendees at the European conference of CIFAL, the UN-backed international training centre for local authorities and activists, entitled Making Way for Scotland’s Hydrogen Economy, that was held in Edinburgh on 29 and 30 September 2010; welcomes the progress that it is believed has been made since the Scottish Government hosted last year’s event; considers that there is a need to map and develop the practical technology, business and science that will achieve commercialisation of renewable hydrogen energy in Scotland; understands that renewable hydrogen can act as a storage system to buffer the changes between various sources of renewable energy in local, national and international grid systems as well as offering local producers and communities a means of propulsion for electric vehicles, and looks forward to the exciting development of this key renewable technology in the near future.

*S3M-7126 Ted Brocklebank: Congratulations to the Fife Village of Falkland, Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions—That the Parliament congratulates the Fife village of Falkland on retaining its prestigious title of Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions; notes that this is the second year running that Falkland has been honoured by the Royal Horticultural Society and that this is the first time that a village has won in consecutive years; pays tribute to the hard work and dedication of local volunteers, ably led by Falkland in Bloom’s Chairman, Keith Jackson; acknowledges that Falkland saw off competition from over 1,000 other entries; wishes Falkland well in continuing its commitment to biodiversity and demonstration of community participation, and pays equal tribute to Falkland’s neighbouring town of Cupar, the recipient of the Silver Gilt in the town section confirming that north east Fife can be proud of what is considered its many beautiful and attractive communities.

*S3M-7125 Iain Smith: Falkland, Champion of Champions—That the Parliament congratulates the community of the Royal Burgh of Falkland on winning the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions award for the second year running; considers that this is the culmination of many years of dedicated work by the Falkland in Bloom Committee with the unstinting support of the residents of Falkland, and looks forward to many more years of blooming success for Falkland.

*S3M-7124 Jackie Baillie: Show Some TLC—That the Parliament notes that October 2010 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; further notes that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Scotland, with around 4,000 cases diagnosed every year; recognises that an early diagnosis of breast cancer greatly improves the chances of successful treatment; welcomes Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s breast awareness message, Touch Look Check (TLC), which encourages women to know what signs and symptoms to look for and to check their breasts regularly, and calls on women in Scotland to be breast aware and, if aged over 50, to attend for regular screening.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-7123 Graduated Driving Licence Scheme (lodged on 29 September 2010) Peter Peacock*, Rhoda Grant*, George Foulkes*, Kenneth Gibson*, Robin Harper*, Mr Frank McAveety*, David Whitton*, Mary Mulligan*, Trish Godman*

S3M-7122 Alcohol Awareness Week 2010 (lodged on 29 September 2010) Willie Coffey*, Robin Harper*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Jamie Hepburn*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7121 Asthma UK Scotland’s Model of Good Asthma Care for Adults and Children (lodged on 29 September 2010) John Lamont*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Aitken*, Jamie McGrigor*, Elizabeth Smith*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Jackson Carlaw*, Hugh Henry*, Margaret Mitchell*, Karen Gillon*, Bill Butler*, Des McNulty*, Mary Scanlon*, Jackie Baillie*, Trish Godman*

S3M-7120 Opening of Scotland’s Largest Food Waste Recycling Facility (lodged on 29 September 2010) Willie Coffey*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7119 Highland Perthshire in Cairngorms National Park (lodged on 29 September 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Robin Harper*, Kenneth Gibson*, Margaret Mitchell*

S3M-7118 Cumbernauld Bowling Clubs Support Strathcarron Hospice (lodged on 29 September 2010) Willie Coffey*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7115 Victim Support Scotland, International Conference (lodged on 28 September 2010) Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-7114 Nith Inshore Rescue (lodged on 28 September 2010) Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7113 Quintinshill Rail Disaster, Special Dedication of Commemorative Plaque (lodged on 28 September 2010) Willie Coffey*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7104 Scotland’s Level Crossings Need Barriers Now (lodged on 27 September 2010) Willie Coffey*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7102 Friends of Wemyss Bay Station Wins Best Station Adoption Group (lodged on 27 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7101 Union 10 (lodged on 27 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7100 Congratulations to Port Glasgow (lodged on 27 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7099 First Young Highland Chef of the Year (lodged on 27 September 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-7098 A New Life for Portencross Castle (lodged on 27 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7097 Congratulations to Uddingston Pride (lodged on 24 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7096 Congratulations to Beautiful North Lanarkshire (lodged on 24 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7095 Victoria and Albert Museum (lodged on 24 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7094 Beautiful Scotland Awards (lodged on 24 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7091 Dundee Museum of Transport (lodged on 24 September 2010) Willie Coffey*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7090 Green Gym Comes to West Wemyss (lodged on 24 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7089 Kilmarnock to Carnoustie, a Long Walk for a Good Cause (lodged on 24 September 2010) Jim Hume*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*, Bob Doris*

S3M-7088 The Jimmy Flies the Flag for the Environment (lodged on 24 September 2010) Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Jim Hume*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7087 Councils Get on with Delivering Frontline Services (lodged on 24 September 2010) Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7086 Continuously Caring Carers, The Older Families Charter (lodged on 24 September 2010) Willie Coffey*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-7085# Renewable Energy Skills Training (lodged on 23 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7074 Pope Benedict XVI - Glasgow and Scotland Shine (lodged on 23 September 2010) Tom McCabe*

S3M-7073 Sensible Driving, Always Arriving (lodged on 23 September 2010) Hugh Henry*

S3M-7071 Coatbridge Wins Best Small City Award for Second Year in a Row (lodged on 23 September 2010) Margaret Mitchell*

S3M-7067 Welcoming the Whitlock Energy Collaboration Centre (lodged on 23 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7066 The Boys are Back in Town (lodged on 23 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7065 Adult Education (lodged on 23 September 2010) Hugh Henry*

S3M-7061 The Reverend Ian Galloway’s Comments (lodged on 22 September 2010) Tom McCabe*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-7060 World Parkinson’s Congress (lodged on 22 September 2010) Hugh Henry*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7058 Congratulations to Gillian Dick (lodged on 22 September 2010) Hugh Henry*

S3M-7057 Congratulations to Caurnie Soap (lodged on 22 September 2010) Hugh Henry*

S3M-7055 Fossil Fuel Levy (lodged on 22 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7052# Business and Human Rights Conference, October 2010 (lodged on 22 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7050 Westminster Thinking on Science Not Just Wrong, But Mad (lodged on 22 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7046 European Day of Languages 2010 (lodged on 21 September 2010) Tom McCabe*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7039 Vote for Sport (lodged on 21 September 2010) Tom McCabe*, Irene Oldfather*

S3M-7038 Shine on Scotland International Summit (lodged on 21 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7037 Carers’ Centres in Glasgow (lodged on 21 September 2010) Hugh Henry*

S3M-7036 School Trips to Auschwitz (lodged on 21 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7035 Broadband Connectivity (lodged on 21 September 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7033 International Democracy Day 2010 (lodged on 21 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7026 Suicide Prevention Week (lodged on 20 September 2010) Tom McCabe*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7018 Homelessness 2012 (lodged on 20 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-7009 Drastic Impact of Coalition’s Welfare Cuts on Glasgow City (lodged on 16 September 2010) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-6993 Mental Health Awareness Week (lodged on 15 September 2010) Tom McCabe*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

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