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Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally only printed the day after the day on which they are lodged and then with the complete list of motions and amendments lodged the previous week which is published in this section of the Bulletin every Monday. That list also contains any motions lodged for debate in the forthcoming week.

Where the text of a motion or amendment is altered, the motion or amendment is re-printed with the changes marked by asterisks in the text.

Where a motion or amendment attracts additional support after it is first published, that additional support is shown separately at the end of this section.

Motions eligible for consideration for debate as members’ business in the Parliament are marked with a hash symbol (#).

Motions submitted for members’ business in the Parliament but which have not yet received the requisite cross-party support are marked with a diamond symbol (♦).

Motions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.

A full list of current motions is available to view each Monday in paper copy at the Chamber Desk or alternatively on the Scottish Parliament web site at Current Motions

(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

New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-4310 Jackie Baillie: The Wright Stuff—That the Parliament congratulates Alexandria ironmonger George Murray on his business, Wright Ironmongers Ltd, being named as best local trader in Scotland by the consumer magazine, Which?; notes that Mr Murray has been running the firm for more than 30 years and was selected for his helpful advice and value for money; understands that the business will now join nine other regional winners on a shortlist for Which? UK Local Business of the Year, and congratulates Mr Murray and all the staff at Wright Ironmongers on providing a shining example of a successful local business.

*S3M-4309 Jackie Baillie: Abseil for Enable—That the Parliament welcomes Enable Scotland’s fundraising event at the Titan Crane on the 1 August 2009; notes that brave fundraisers will abseil 150 feet down from the top of the famous Scottish landmark; further notes that the last abseil from the crane led to 50 participants raising over £10,000 for the charity, and calls on all budding thrill seekers to register for the event at the Enable website, www.enable.org.uk, for a day that is sure to raise lots of money as well as pulses.

*S3M-4308 Aileen Campbell: Eat - The Guide to Food and Drink in the Clyde Valley—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of Eat - The Guide to Food and Drink in the Clyde Valley, taking place on 15 June 2009 in the headquarters of South Lanarkshire Council; notes that the launch event and guide are being supported by a range of stakeholders, including South Lanarkshire Council, the Scottish Government and the European Union through the LEADER programme; welcomes this further initiative to support and promote high quality, local produce in Scotland, which is an important part of the visitor experience in the region and recognises the key role of producers in the Clyde Valley in encouraging residents to buy local.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Elaine Smith*, Rob Gibson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*, Stuart McMillan*

*S3M-4307 Ted Brocklebank: Congratulations to the University of St Andrews—That the Parliament congratulates the University of St Andrews on maintaining its position as the best university in Scotland, as shown in The Times Good University Guide 2010; notes that St Andrews has moved up from fifth to fourth best university in the United Kingdom and is the only Scottish university in the top 10; pays tribute to the academic staff at St Andrews for the high quality of their teaching, and looks forward to even greater success under the leadership of the newly-appointed Principal, Dr Louise Richardson.

*S3M-4306 Rhoda Grant: Bra Nicht Moonlight Walk—That the Parliament welcomes the Bra Nicht Moonlight Walk, which is taking place in Inverness on Saturday 6 June 2009 to raise awareness of and money for breast cancer in the Highlands; notes that the inaugural walk last year raised £14,000, of which £7,000 was donated to the Highland Breast Care Association for the benefit of people with breast cancer and £7,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support, which, along with Citizens Advice, provides support to people with cancer who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of their illness, and congratulates everyone participating in the moonlight walk to help raise awareness of and money for tackling breast cancer.

Supported by: Peter Peacock*, David Stewart*

*S3M-4305 Christine Grahame: Happy 100th Birthday, West Linton Primary School—That the Parliament wishes the teachers, children and the community of West Linton a happy celebration of the 100th birthday of West Linton Primary School on 12 June 2009; notes that, in this Year of Homecoming, there are West Lintonians returning for both Whipman week, from 5 to 13 June 2009, and the centenary of the school, and wishes all West Lintonians a successful and fun week.

*S3M-4304 Cathy Jamieson: Congratulations to Alan Dunlop—That the Parliament congratulates Alan Dunlop on his appointment as the Victor L Regnier Visiting Chair for the 2009-10 academic year at Kansas State University; notes Mr Dunlop’s award winning work, which includes Glasgow’s Hazelwood School; believes that this appointment will further bolster the growing reputation of Scottish architecture, and wishes Mr Dunlop well in his post.

S3M-4302 Maureen Watt: Cross-party Opposition to UK Government Budget Cuts—That the Parliament notes the concern expressed by Aberdeen City Council in a letter dated 29 May 2009 to Aberdeen MPs and MSPs about the impact of the UK Government’s planned £500 million cut to the Scottish budget; further notes the cross-party opposition that has emerged in Aberdeen to the UK Government’s cuts to make such a letter possible, and calls on all parties to follow this example by joining together to oppose plans to cut £500 million from the Scottish budget at a time when it would do the most harm.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Brian Adam*, Nigel Don*, Rob Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S3M-4302.1 Lewis Macdonald: Cross-party Opposition to UK Government Budget Cuts—As an amendment to motion (S3M-4302) in the name of Maureen Watt, leave out from "Aberdeen City Council" to end and insert "the leader and depute leader of Aberdeen City Council in a letter dated 29 May 2009 to Aberdeen MPs and MSPs about the impact of the UK Government’s budget; notes that this letter fails to recognise the responsibility of Scottish ministers for central government funding of local government services in Scotland; commends the cross-party support that has emerged in Aberdeen calling for the Scottish Government to play its part in ensuring that the city council receives its fair share of public funding, and considers that the citizens of Aberdeen would be better served if councillors of all parties worked together to demand that the First Minister keeps his promise not to leave Aberdeen in the lurch as a result of the council’s continuing financial crisis."

Supported by: John Park*, Hugh Henry*, Des McNulty*, Richard Baker*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4282 *#* Rhoda Grant: Giving Blood, Giving the Gift of Life—That the Parliament notes with concern the decline in the number of blood donors in Scotland, a number that has decreased by 30,000 in the last decade; further notes that in the Highlands alone, the service requires 23,000 donors to give blood in 2009; supports the appeal by the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service for donors to give blood at least once in 2009 to reverse the decline in the donor base; believes that there would be benefit in employers giving their staff paid time off to donate blood, and hopes that Scots who have not already done so will register to give blood and give the gift of life.

Supported by: Alison McInnes*, Marilyn Livingstone*

*S3M-4282.1# Liam McArthur: Giving Blood, Giving the Gift of Life—As an amendment to motion (S3M-4282) in the name of Rhoda Grant, after "base" insert "; congratulates the 500 or so volunteers who supported the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service’s pilot scheme in Orkney at the end of May and urges the service now to commit to providing regular opportunities for those in Orkney to donate blood".

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-4303 Congratulations to Kilbirnie Ladeside FC (lodged on 2 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, John Lamont*, Ross Finnie*

S3M-4299 Anniversaries of Cumbernauld Old Parish Church and Kildrum Parish Church (lodged on 2 June 2009) Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*

S3M-4296 Inspiring Volunteers of the Year 2009 (lodged on 2 June 2009) Kenneth Gibson*, Cathy Peattie*, Alasdair Allan*, Mike Pringle*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Jackie Baillie*, Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-4295 Low Bids Undermine Royal Mail Privatisation Plan (lodged on 2 June 2009) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Maureen Watt*, Rob Gibson*

S3M-4294 64 for Aung San Suu Kyi (lodged on 2 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4293 Edinburgh Diversity Cup (lodged on 2 June 2009) Hugh Henry*, Rob Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Liam McArthur*, Robin Harper*

S3M-4292 Scottish Government Fails Fife’s Children at Risk (lodged on 2 June 2009) Karen Whitefield*, Mr Frank McAveety*, George Foulkes*, Jackie Baillie*

S3M-4290 RNIB Work Focus Success (lodged on 2 June 2009) Maureen Watt*, Jackson Carlaw*, Jamie Hepburn*, Robert Brown*

S3M-4289 Celebrate Barnardo’s Works Renfrewshire’s 10th Anniversary (lodged on 1 June 2009) Des McNulty*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4288 The Edinburgh Diversity Cup 2009 (lodged on 1 June 2009) John Park*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4285 Away the Bot, Congratulations to Auchinleck Talbot FC (lodged on 1 June 2009) George Foulkes*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4284 Congratulations to Winners of Amnesty International Scottish Media Awards (lodged on 1 June 2009) Alison McInnes*

S3M-4283 Congratulations to Karen Gillan (lodged on 1 June 2009) Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4281 Congratulations to Largs Thistle FC (lodged on 1 June 2009) Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4280# Job Losses, Profits and Subsidies at Hewlett-Packard, Erskine (lodged on 29 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Rhoda Grant*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4279 Overseas Perfomers Don’t Deserve Terrorist Treatment (lodged on 29 May 2009) Robin Harper*, Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4278# Congratulations to Glasgow Central and West Local Champions (lodged on 29 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4277 Children’s Orchard (lodged on 29 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4276 Action Duchenne’s Race Against Time Campaign (lodged on 29 May 2009) Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4274 Scottish Breast Screening Programme, 21st Anniversary (lodged on 29 May 2009) Christine Grahame*, Mary Scanlon*, Jamie Hepburn*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-4273 Renfrewshire Council and respectme’s Anti-bullying Service (lodged on 29 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4272 Remember, I’m Still Me (lodged on 28 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4270 Hewlett Packard to Reconsider Erskine Relocations (lodged on 28 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4269# Wildlife Week, 6 to 14 June 2009 (lodged on 28 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4268# Don’t Jeopardise 126 Years of Cultural Heritage (lodged on 28 May 2009) Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4267# Erskine Week, Supporting Veterans (lodged on 28 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4266 Breastlight (lodged on 28 May 2009) Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*, Rhoda Grant*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4265 Better Care for Dementia Sufferers (lodged on 28 May 2009) Dave Thompson*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4263 St Andrew’s Hospice (lodged on 28 May 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4261# Credit Unions Versus Loan Sharks (lodged on 27 May 2009) Bill Kidd*, Christine Grahame*, Elaine Smith*, Rhoda Grant*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4260 Piping Live! (lodged on 27 May 2009) Dave Thompson*

S3M-4259 4,000 Mile Cycle Journey from Glasgow to Gaza (lodged on 27 May 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4257 A Citizen’s Right to Privacy (lodged on 27 May 2009) Christine Grahame*

S3M-4256 A Post Bank, A People’s Bank (lodged on 27 May 2009) Dave Thompson*, Peter Peacock*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4251 World MS Day (lodged on 27 May 2009) Christine Grahame*, Rhoda Grant*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4248 Pathways to Palestine (lodged on 27 May 2009) Christine Grahame*

S3M-4241 Captain’s Galley in Scrabster Crowned UK’s Best (lodged on 26 May 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-4236 Congratulations to MacMillan and CAB Partnership in Lanarkshire (lodged on 26 May 2009) Christine Grahame*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4235 Honour for Professor Donald Meek (lodged on 26 May 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-4234 Congratulations to The Junction (lodged on 26 May 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4233 Borders Common Ridings (lodged on 26 May 2009) Peter Peacock*

S3M-4232 Stronger Apart (lodged on 26 May 2009) Christine Grahame*

S3M-4229 Congratulations to His Excellency President Dr Bingu wa Mutharika and Hon Joyce Banda (lodged on 26 May 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-4226 Good Luck to Boroughmuir Pupils in their Pursuit of Success (lodged on 26 May 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4225 2009 Scottish School Magazine Competition, Boclair Academy, East Dunbartonshire (lodged on 26 May 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4221 Congratulations to MS Argyll on Winning a 2009 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award (lodged on 21 May 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4220 Congratulations to Inverness City FC (lodged on 21 May 2009) Rhoda Grant*, Peter Peacock*

S3M-4219 Scottish Curry Awards 2009 (lodged on 21 May 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4215 Helensburgh and Lomond Real Ale Festival (lodged on 21 May 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4210 Scottish Government Should Capitalise on 2012 London Olympics (lodged on 21 May 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4205 Midwives Win Gold Standard (lodged on 20 May 2009) Rhoda Grant*

S3M-4191 ProjectScotland, Yes We Can (lodged on 20 May 2009) Peter Peacock*

S3M-4053 From Barlanark to Africa, Local Organisations Contribute to Poverty Alleviation (lodged on 5 May 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4047# Dispensing GP Practices in Rural Communities (lodged on 1 May 2009) Jim Hume*

S3M-4041# Time to End Sri Lankan War, Time for Humanitarian Concerns to Take a Priority (lodged on 30 April 2009) Jackie Baillie*

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