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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-7394 Marilyn Livingstone: Beatbullying’s The Big March—That the Parliament welcomes The Big March, a campaign by Beatbullying, the United Kingdom’s leading bullying prevention charity, which urges the UK Government to do everything in its power to tackle bullying, violence and harassment; understands that The Big March is the world’s first virtual march, mobilising hundreds of thousands of people to take action against bullying; notes that, on 15 November 2010, the first day of Anti-Bullying Week, supporters will "march" across the internet to deliver a petition to the UK Government encouraging it to do everything that it can to protect children and young people from all forms of bullying, violence and mistreatment by children and other young people; welcomes the fact that the campaign also asks the UK Government to commission a cross-departmental review investigating the best ways to tackle bullying, harassment and violence against children and young people, including the introduction of legislation where appropriate, and encourages as many people as possible to support the campaign and take action to beat bullying.

*S3M-7393♦ Jim Hume: Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS)—That the Parliament recognises the devastating impact that the death of an apparently healthy young person from a previously undiagnosed heart condition can have on the friends and family of the deceased; further recognises that, on average, 12 people in the United Kingdom die each week from a heart condition associated with sudden arrhythmia death syndrome (SADS); understands that this figure is likely to be less than the actual total because of the difficulties that it believes exist in accurately identifying and recording such deaths; congratulates the work of charities such as Cardiac Risk in the Young and the Selkirk-based Scottish HART for highlighting the deaths of young people from SADS and campaigning for greater awareness; welcomes the Cardiac Assessment of Young Athletes programme run by Professor Stewart Hillis, which screens young people involved in amateur sport for potential heart conditions, and wishes to see a greater awareness of deaths in young people from SADS.

*S3M-7392 Sarah Boyack: Congratulation to Dalry Primary School on Achieving its First Green Flag—That the Parliament congratulates Dalry Primary School in Edinburgh on achieving its first Green Flag as an eco-school; acknowledges the leadership of head teacher David Fleming and his staff, who have led pupils on a eco-programme of changes that have made achieving the Green Flag possible; notes that the Eco-Schools programme encourages whole-school awareness and action for the environment and accredits schools that make commitments to continuously improve their environmental performance; considers the achievements of these pupils a credit to their school, teachers, parents and, above all, themselves, and wishes the teachers and staff of Dalry Primary School the best of luck in sustainably improving their education.

*S3M-7391 John Swinney: Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b)(iii) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

*S3M-7390 Jim Hume: Operation Christmas Child—That the Parliament congratulates Samaritan’s Purse for its annual Operation Christmas Child initiative to provide disadvantaged children with Christmas presents; notes that the initiative is now celebrating its 20th anniversary during which over 81 million shoeboxes full of gifts have been delivered to children across the world; further notes that Operation Christmas Child delivered shoeboxes to children in 14 countries last year, including Zimbabwe, Ukraine and Belarus; recognises what it considers to be the dedication and hard work of all the regional coordinators who give their time to collect the generous donations from members of the public; congratulates East Lothian coordinator June Vasey, who has been part of the initiative for 12 years and has physically delivered thousands of shoeboxes to children in that period, and wishes Operation Christmas Child continued success in the future.

*S3M-7389 Gil Paterson: Recognition of Unsung Hero—That the Parliament congratulates Mr Tom Scott of Inchmurrin Island on reaching the grand age of 85 and, in doing so, recognises what it considers his magnificent contribution to society, with his record of rescuing over 60 people from the waters of Loch Lomond over many years; considers Mr Scott’s actions valiant and notes that he acted as a private citizen and not as a recognised, organised entity; further appreciates and supports his legacy being carried forward by his family members, and wishes to record its thanks for what it sees as a vital voluntary public service.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Alasdair Allan*, Bob Doris*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Stuart McMillan*, Hugh Henry*

*S3M-7388 James Kelly: Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association—That the Parliament congratulates Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association on its recent 30th anniversary; notes that almost £45 million has been invested in housing stock in Rutheglen and Cambuslang since its inception and that currently 800 homes are rented through the association, which also manages 420 privately owned houses as well as 55 shops; congratulates the management committees both past and present, and wishes them well as they continue their work in the Rutherglen and Cambuslang area.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Elaine Smith*, Hugh Henry*, Karen Gillon*, Jackie Baillie*, Robert Brown*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Bill Butler*, Mary Mulligan*

*S3M-7387 Karen Whitefield: Caldercruix Community Garden—That the Parliament congratulates the residents of Caldercruix on their Community Garden, which recently won a silver medal in the Urban Community category of the Beautiful Scotland campaign; notes that the judges praised the strong village atmosphere in Caldercruix, the well-led community centre and the high level of local enthusiasm for, and involvement in, the Community Garden project; further notes the judges’ approbation for the project’s engagement with eco-schools and other local groups; recognises the contribution that the Community Garden has made to the educational, environmental and social life of Caldercruix, and considers that it serves as an outstanding example of local innovation, co-operation, and collaboration.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-7386 Fife Tourism Beats the Recession (lodged on 10 November 2010) Mary Mulligan*, Trish Godman*, James Kelly*, Murdo Fraser*, Tricia Marwick*, John Park*, Gil Paterson*, Jim Tolson*, Jackie Baillie*

S3M-7383 Congratulations to Ashley Page (lodged on 10 November 2010) Jack McConnell*

S3M-7374# Concern over Relocation of Asylum Seekers (lodged on 9 November 2010) Patricia Ferguson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7373 Café Kisimul (lodged on 9 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7372 Mouth Cancer (lodged on 9 November 2010) Gil Paterson*, Elaine Smith*

S3M-7369 China To Protect Scotch Whisky (lodged on 9 November 2010) Mary Mulligan*, David Whitton*, Gil Paterson*, Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-7368 UK Assistant of the Year (lodged on 9 November 2010) Mary Mulligan*, David Whitton*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7367 Ship Welder of the Year (lodged on 9 November 2010) Mary Mulligan*, David Whitton*, Elaine Smith*, Maureen Watt*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7366 Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (lodged on 8 November 2010) Hugh O’Donnell*, Elizabeth Smith*, Bill Aitken*, Jim Tolson*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Gillon*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-7363 Save RAF Lossiemouth March and Rally (lodged on 8 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7361# Epilepsy Awareness Training (lodged on 9 November 2010) Gil Paterson*, Bill Butler*

S3M-7359 Ray Jones Receives Ed Rainy Brown Memorial Award (lodged on 5 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7358# Nine Years of Conflict in Afghanistan (lodged on 5 November 2010) Gil Paterson*, Bill Butler*

S3M-7357 20th Anniversary of the UN Human Development Report (lodged on 5 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7355 Congratulations to Eyemouth and District Community Youth Theatre Group (lodged on 5 November 2010) Elaine Smith*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7354 Cruise Ships to Visit Inverclyde (lodged on 4 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7353# Paying Tribute to Scotland’s Irish Diaspora (lodged on 4 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7352 Marine Stewardship Council Certification for North Sea Haddock (lodged on 4 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7351# St Andrew’s Day 2010 (lodged on 4 November 2010) Stuart McMillan*, Elaine Smith*, Gil Paterson*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-7349 70th Anniversary of the Norwegian Army’s Exile in Dumfries (lodged on 4 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7348 Argyll and Bute School Closures (lodged on 4 November 2010) Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-7347 End Child Detention (lodged on 4 November 2010) Gil Paterson*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-7344 Maggie’s Merry Messages (lodged on 3 November 2010) George Foulkes*

S3M-7343 Inverclyde Council’s Green Charter (lodged on 3 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7342 Biggar’s Restaurant 55 is a Top Rural Eatery (lodged on 3 November 2010) Dave Thompson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7341 Lanark’s Airshow Centenary Statue Takes Off (lodged on 3 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7340 Increasing Police Numbers in Clydesdale Subdivision of Strathclyde Police (lodged on 3 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7337 Victoria and Albert Museum Dundee Design Competition Winner (lodged on 3 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7336# Storyline Scotland (lodged on 3 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7334 National Dementia Strategy Should Include Care Homes (lodged on 3 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7332 UN Vote on Depleted Uranium (lodged on 3 November 2010) Dave Thompson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7331 Dundee FC (lodged on 2 November 2010) Gil Paterson*, Tom McCabe*

S3M-7329 Indepen-dance (lodged on 2 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7328 The Hub (lodged on 2 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7325 Orkney Athletics Club, Joint Track and Field Club of the Year (lodged on 2 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7324 The Orkney Traditional Music Project (lodged on 2 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7313 Thomas Muir Heritage Trail (lodged on 2 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7311 Beware GM Salmon (lodged on 2 November 2010) Dave Thompson*

S3M-7308 The Return of The Street (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7307 East Kilbride Folk Festival (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7305 Scotland’s Oldest College (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7304 Glenfiddich Piping Championship (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7303 Ocean Youth Trust Scotland Shortlisted for The People’s Millions (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7301 Equal Pay Day, 2 November (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7300 Dundee Science Festival (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7299 Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2010 (lodged on 1 November 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7297 Loudoun Academy, Passionate about Pudsey (lodged on 29 October 2010) Elaine Smith*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-7293 Scottish Success at World Karate Confederation Championships (lodged on 29 October 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7290 Biggar Little Festival (lodged on 29 October 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7289 NAe Bother (lodged on 28 October 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-7225# WRVS Clydesdale Community Transport and Good Neighbours Project (lodged on 18 October 2010) John Lamont*, Karen Whitefield*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Butler*, Cathy Peattie*

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