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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-1359 Cathy Peattie: Local Television—That the Parliament congratulates Ofcom on finding a means to deliver local television through Freeview to virtually every household across the United Kingdom; looks to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to introduce a licence in the near future to enable the provision of local public service television to be offered in each area at digital switchover, and urges the Scottish Government to consider how it can support the establishment of local public service television throughout Scotland.

*S3M-1358 Jamie Hepburn: Illiterate Woman Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia—That the Parliament notes with considerable concern the decision of a court in Saudi Arabia to condemn to death an illiterate woman, Fawza Falih, convicted of witchcraft; supports the calls of Human Rights Watch to King Abdullah to halt the execution and its belief that the conviction of Fawza Falih for witchcraft is a travesty of justice and reveals severe shortcomings in Saudi Arabia’s justice system, and continues to call on government at all levels in the United Kingdom to use its diplomatic influence to promote equal rights and democracy in Saudi Arabia.

*S3M-1357 Mike Pringle: Congratulations to City of Edinburgh Council—That the Parliament acknowledges the vital role that community centres play throughout Scotland both as a resource for local residents and as a means of social inclusion; commends the excellent service provided to hundreds of regular users by the staff of Burdiehouse and Southhouse Community Centre in Edinburgh despite the poor condition of their current building, and congratulates City of Edinburgh Council on its commitment to press ahead with a vital new facility despite the increased costs entailed through the withdrawal of the original developer.

*S3M-1356 George Foulkes: Nursery Cuts Must Stop—That the Parliament condemns the SNP/Liberal Democrats’ decision to cut 320 full-time nursery places in the Edinburgh City Council area; believes that changes to the allocation criteria for nursery places will affect some of the most vulnerable parents and families across Edinburgh, particularly those with additional support needs and for whom English is a second language; further believes that taking the power to allocate nursery places away from nursery headteachers and allocating places on a term-by-term basis centrally is already deterring parents from trying to get back into work or undertaking further study; considers that these new measures are just another obstacle for families trying to work their way out of poverty; hopes that opposition politicians will be successful in reinstating some elements of fairness and social justice to the city budget, and ultimately believes that the value of nursery education is too important to play politics and balance budgets with.

Supported by: Marilyn Livingstone*, Dr Richard Simpson*

*S3M-1355 George Foulkes: Portobello For a New School—That the Parliament believes that the children, parents and community of Portobello need a new high school; congratulates everyone involved in producing the Portobello For A New School campaign DVD which can be viewed on YouTube; understands that council leaders say that they need more money from the Scottish Government and the Scottish Government says that the council has all the money that it is going to get; believes that SNP and Lib Dem councillors and the SNP government should stop passing the buck and start taking responsibility for delivering the new school which is so desperately needed; believes that the SNP promised that it would match Labour "brick for brick" and that those bricks included new Portobello, Boroughmuir and James Gillespie’s high schools as well as new primary schools for St Crispin’s and St John’s, and encourages all those involved in campaigns for new schools to keep up their efforts.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin*, John Park*, Ken Macintosh*, Iain Gray*, Andy Kerr*, Jackie Baillie*, Marilyn Livingstone*

*S3M-1354 Christine Grahame: Reflecting on 40 Years of US Military Justice—That the Parliament notes that next month will mark the 40th anniversary of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam when between 350 and 500 Vietnamese civilians, the majority of them women and children, were shot dead by US troops who launched a deliberate and unprovoked attack on the village of My Lai; notes the international condemnation of this atrocity and war crime when this incident finally reached the public domain nearly 18 months later; notes that the US forces’ commanding officer Captain Ernest Medina who allegedly planned, ordered and carried out the massacre was subsequently acquitted by US military authorities and that Lieutenant William Calley served only three and a half years under house arrest despite being found guilty by a US court martial of taking a leading role in the massacre; contrasts that to the trials of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay who have already served several years of torture, interrogation and detainment and now face a series of US military tribunals, a process involving questionable prospects of a fair trial and in which even the American Bar Association, representing US attorneys, refuses to participate, and believes that, notwithstanding the seriousness of the charges made against the detainees, in true democracies only the application of law through an open, accountable and truly independent judicial process awards the right to claim authority and leadership in a cynical world increasingly torn apart by conflict, war and terrorism.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Wilson*, Bill Kidd*

*S3M-1353 Margaret Curran: British Heart Foundation—That the Parliament congratulates British Heart Foundation Scotland for the third phase of its Food 4Thought campaign encouraging children to eat more healthily; notes that 34% of primary 7s are overweight or obese and that radical action is required to tackle the rising tide of obesity; welcomes the campaign’s focus on the marketing tricks used by manufacturers of foods high in fat, sugar and salt to target children; is concerned that current regulations on broadcast advertising are insufficient as they do not offer a complete pre-watershed ban on advertising unhealthy food, meaning that some of the most popular shows with children, such as The X Factor, are not covered; notes that non-broadcast marketing of unhealthy food on the internet, via text messages, on cinema advertisements and on packaging remains unregulated; believes that young people deserve to be protected from advertising of this kind, which undermines the fight against obesity in Scotland, and urges the Scottish Government to work with the UK Government to act decisively to protect children from insidious junk food marketing in all settings.

*S3M-1352# Murdo Fraser: New Energy Strategy for Scotland—That the Parliament believes that it is time for a new approach to national energy strategy giving due regard to Scotland’s landscape; notes that a new renewable energy policy should incorporate criteria which define the type of landscape within which modern wind turbines can be accommodated and new guidelines setting out where it is appropriate and not appropriate to site a wind farm; understands that such guidelines are needed to end the numerous and speculative applications being submitted and threatening scenic areas and local economies in mid-Scotland and Fife and throughout Scotland; believes that large-scale wind farm projects which face local opposition should not be approved until a new energy strategy is put in place; further understands that Scotland’s landscape is a resource of outstanding value to outdoor recreation, tourism and the wider economy, and welcomes the John Muir Trust, the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, the Scottish Wild Land Group, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland and the Ramblers’ Association Scotland calling for a new energy strategy.

*S3M-1351 Nigel Don: Public Bodies with 08 Telephone Numbers—That the Parliament notes with concern that citizens in the north east of Scotland on low incomes are having to pay up to 40p a minute to call public bodies which use telephone numbers beginning with 08; welcomes Ofcom guidance which recommends the use of normal geographical numbers alongside 08 numbers, and encourages all public bodies to use 03 numbers which cost the same as normal geographical numbers.

*S3M-1350 Angela Constance: Congratulations to West Lothian Council on the 2008-09 Budget—That the Parliament congratulates West Lothian Council and the SNP-led administration on its 2008-09 budget which delivers a £13.9 million increase in service expenditure, bringing the total service expenditure to £338 million and overall total expenditure to £361 million; welcomes the freeze in council tax in addition to the implementation of the COSLA/Scottish Government concordat providing, for example, more police on the beat and the expansion of safer neighbourhood teams; notes that, despite scaremongering in relation to the removal of ring-fencing, West Lothian Council will invest an additional £4.7 million, an 8% increase, in resources for the most vulnerable, and welcomes and congratulates West Lothian Council on its decision not to ration free personal care and to fund a multi-agency service for victims of domestic abuse and their children, the first in Scotland.

*S3M-1349# Patricia Ferguson: Evening Times Campaign - Fighting for a Fairer Deal from Property Managers—That the Parliament notes the problems faced by many home owners living in factored properties; considers that there is a clear requirement for legislation which will ensure that all property managers are registered and that access is available to a recognised form of mediation, and congratulates Glasgow’s Evening Times newspaper on its initiative in highlighting the issue and in pressing for reform of the system.

Supported by: Cathy Peattie*, Elaine Murray*, Pauline McNeill*, Bill Butler*, Ken Macintosh*, Charlie Gordon*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*

*S3M-1348 Stuart McMillan: Third Most Neighbourly Area in the UK—That the Parliament welcomes study findings by Somerfield that Inverclyde is the third most neighbourly area in the United Kingdom; notes the great community spirit that is helping to move Inverclyde forward, and further notes the magnificent work undertaken by the volunteer-led Inverclyde Tourist Group, whose passion and enthusiasm to promote Inverclyde in a warm friendly way embodies and exemplifies the living spirit of Inverclyde, which further enhances the warm neighbourly welcome to Inverclyde.

*S3M-1347 John Park: Violence Against Betting Shop Workers—That the Parliament notes with concern the increase in physical and verbal abuse and intimidation faced by betting shop workers and the parallel rise in violent betting shop robberies; recognises that many workers do not receive adequate support from their employers following such traumatic incidents; regrets that the prevalence of workplace violence leads to a culture among employees, many of whom are lone female workers, of viewing such abuse as part of the job; acknowledges the work carried out by the trade union, Community, in challenging the problems of violence faced by its members in betting shops across Scotland, and welcomes the safety poster launch on 21 February 2008 in the Parliament to further raise awareness of Community’s campaign to stop violence against betting shop workers.

Supported by: Claire Baker*, Bill Butler*, Elaine Murray*, Marlyn Glen*, Des McNulty*, Michael McMahon*, George Foulkes*, Marilyn Livingstone*, David Whitton*, James Kelly*, Helen Eadie*, Cathie Craigie*, Jackie Baillie*, Ken Macintosh*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Duncan McNeil*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Wilson*, Andy Kerr*, Bill Kidd*, Aileen Campbell*

*S3M-1346♦ Aileen Campbell: No End in Sight to the War in Iraq—That the Parliament notes the continuing effort of Rose Gentle from Pollok, Glasgow, and Beverley Clarke from Stafford to have the legality of the Iraq War tested in court; further notes that the Stop the War Coalition has called demonstrations in Glasgow and elsewhere on 15 March 2008 to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict; recalls the massive worldwide demonstrations against the war on 15 February 2003, in which many MSPs and people from the south of Scotland and across the country participated; believes that the legality of the war should be tested in the courts and continue to be discussed in the wider public arena; supports the demonstration taking place in Glasgow on 15 March, and believes that work in the international community should continue to speedily bring about peace and stability to Iraq.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Bill Wilson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Stuart McMillan*, Dave Thompson*, Alex Neil*, Christopher Harvie*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

*S3M-1345 Shirley-Anne Somerville: Smart Meters Pilot Project—That the Parliament welcomes the installation of Scotland’s first smart meters by Scottish Hydro Electric as part of its long-term energy reduction trial; notes that smart meters provide customers with real-time information about the energy that they are using, how much it is costing, and the impact that it has on the environment; further notes that the installation of smart meters across the country could significantly reduce household consumption, cut carbon emissions and help to alleviate for thousands of households the financial impact of rising fuel prices, and calls on the UK Government to amend the Energy Bill to ensure the roll-out of smart meters to every household in Scotland over the next ten years.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Liam McArthur*, Bill Wilson*, Stuart McMillan*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Kidd*, Dave Thompson*, Kenneth Gibson*

*S3M-1344 Bob Doris: Evening Times Property Factors Campaign—That the Parliament congratulates the Evening Times for its property factors campaign; encourages as many factoring firms as possible to sign up to the Evening Times Property Factors Charter; commends the efforts of the newspaper to ensure that factored households get value for money, a high quality of service and transparent billing, and recognises the history of the Evening Times as a doughty campaigning newspaper.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Christine Grahame*, Patrick Harvie*, Alasdair Allan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Aileen Campbell*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Bashir Ahmad*, Angela Constance*, Stuart McMillan*, Willie Coffey*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Robert Brown*, Dave Thompson*, Ken Macintosh*

*S3M-1343# Sandra White: Domestic Violence and Alcohol—That the Parliament notes with grave concern the link between the over-consumption of alcohol and a rise in domestic violence, illustrated by figures showing that 60% of all domestic abuse cases reported to Strathclyde Police between April and December 2007 were alcohol related; welcomes the important work to tackle domestic abuse undertaken by the present and previous administrations; further welcomes the commitment by Strathclyde’s new chief constable, Stephen House, to promote a more rigorous approach to ending domestic violence, such as removing the offender rather than the victim from the family unit, and hopes that these achievements can be strengthened and built on to bring an end to the terrible suffering of the victims of domestic abuse.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Brian Adam*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Wilson*, Patrick Harvie*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bob Doris*, Christine Grahame*, Stuart McMillan*, Alasdair Allan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Ken Macintosh*, Alex Neil*, Bashir Ahmad*

*S3M-1342 Alasdair Allan: 80th Anniversary of the National Party of Scotland—That the Parliament notes that 11 February 2008 is the 80th anniversary of the founding of the National Party of Scotland which was inspired by young political activists from the Glasgow University Scottish Nationalist Association; recognises that this party was one of the key components in the creation of the Scottish National Party in 1934 and one of the first to promote Scottish independence; notes the success that this party has had in going from the University of Glasgow to government, and congratulates the generations of campaigners for founding the Scottish National Party without whom it is doubtful that there would be a Scottish Government at all.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Brian Adam*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bashir Ahmad*, Angela Constance*, Bill Wilson*, Bob Doris*, Sandra White*, Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Jamie Hepburn*, Kenneth Gibson*, Andrew Welsh*, Alex Neil*, Dave Thompson*

*S3M-1328*♦ * Christine Grahame: Bring Berwick Back—That the Parliament notes the referendum campaign in Berwick-upon-Tweed, 990 years after the town was ceded to Scotland following the Battle of Carham, to gauge support for the town being returned to the fold of Scottish nationhood; notes that Berwickers are once again considering the benefits of being part of Scotland; recognises the strong levels of support in the town for such a move, which sees the benefits that Scotland has derived from slowly removing the barriers to progress and prosperity by becoming increasingly independent of London control; *looks forward to warmly welcoming* Berwick-upon-Tweed back into the nation of Scotland as we move to regaining our full independence, and *considers that negotiations should begin* with HM Government to secure Berwick-upon-Tweed’s restoration as part of the nation of Scotland.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan, Rob Gibson, Bill Kidd, Roseanna Cunningham, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Wilson, Christina McKelvie, Sandra White*, Bashir Ahmad*, Angela Constance*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Dave Thompson*, Christopher Harvie*

S3M-1295# Marilyn Livingstone: Supporters Direct in Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the work of Supporters Direct in Scotland; recognises its contribution to Scottish football and believes that supporters’ trusts provide the best mechanism for involving communities in their football clubs and that the Raith Trust in the Kirkcaldy parliamentary constituency is an excellent example of where supporters’ trusts promote community empowerment and strengthen local football teams, and believes that they should continue to be supported.

Supported by: Rhona Brankin, Mike Pringle, Marlyn Glen, Jim Tolson, Bill Butler, Michael McMahon, Mary Mulligan, James Kelly, Elaine Murray, Jackie Baillie, Bill Kidd, Sandra White, Stuart McMillan, John Park, Kenneth Gibson, Lewis Macdonald, Ken Macintosh, Hugh O’Donnell, Andy Kerr, Claire Baker, Patricia Ferguson, Mr Frank McAveety, Trish Godman, Malcolm Chisholm, Cathy Jamieson, Jamie Stone, Jamie McGrigor, Irene Oldfather, Johann Lamont, Karen Gillon, Jamie Hepburn, Cathy Peattie, George Foulkes, Joe FitzPatrick*, Willie Coffey*

S3M-1224 Fiona Hyslop: Education and Skills Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Education and Skills Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 28 November 2007, to make provision within the legislative competence of the Parliament and to alter the executive competence of Scottish Ministers in respect of using and sharing information in relation to skills and training of people in Scotland, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Maureen Watt

S3M-916# Jamie Hepburn: Central Scotland Rail Improvements—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s plans to electrify the Glasgow to Edinburgh and Cumbernauld railway lines; believes that this will have a positive effect on the commuting experience for people across Scotland, particularly those in central Scotland; recognises the importance of providing alternatives to the private car to reduce congestion and pollution and of opening up social and economic opportunities to the 32% of Scottish households that do not have access to a car; notes the campaigns by various rail user groups calling for the introduction of a national railcard scheme which would provide discounted travel to all regular train users, and believes that such a scheme should be considered for introduction in Scotland.

Supported by: Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Christina McKelvie, Stuart McMillan, Patrick Harvie, Alex Neil, Rob Gibson, Alasdair Allan, Aileen Campbell, Bill Wilson, Joe FitzPatrick, Hugh O’Donnell, Roseanna Cunningham, John Wilson, Gil Paterson, Sandra White, Michael Matheson, Keith Brown

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-1341 Scottish Tourism Week (lodged on 8 February 2008) Mary Scanlon*

S3M-1339 Resettlement and Support Initiative, South Lanarkshire (lodged on 8 February 2008) Jamie McGrigor*, Elizabeth Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Mary Scanlon*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Sandra White*, Murdo Fraser*, Jackson Carlaw*, Angela Constance*, Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh O’Donnell*

S3M-1338 Reel Afghanistan Film Festival (lodged on 8 February 2008) Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*, Alasdair Allan*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Bob Doris*, Bashir Ahmad*, Bill Wilson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-1337 There is No Such Creature as British Law (lodged on 8 February 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1335 Minority Government and the Budget Process (lodged on 8 February 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-1334# Happy Birthday Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association (lodged on 7 February 2008) Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Alasdair Allan*, Mary Scanlon*, Sandra White*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bob Doris*, Karen Whitefield*, David Whitton*, Trish Godman*

S3M-1332 No to Go Ape Development in Pollok Park (lodged on 7 February 2008) Patrick Harvie*, Robert Brown*

S3M-1331 Anorexia and Bulimia (lodged on 7 February 2008) Angela Constance*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1330 Proposed Go Ape High Wire Adventure Facility in Pollok Country Park (lodged on 7 February 2008) Robert Brown*, Bill Kidd*, Bob Doris*, Bill Aitken*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-1329 Rights of Children of Prisoners (lodged on 7 February 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1327 Scottish Science Funding Crisis (lodged on 7 February 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1326 Children of Prisoners: The Invisible Victims of Crime (lodged on 7 February 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-1325 Averting Humanitarian Disaster in Afghanistan (lodged on 6 February 2008) Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bob Doris*, Stuart McMillan*, Sandra White*, Alasdair Allan*, Jamie Stone*, Alex Neil*, Bashir Ahmad*, Liam McArthur*, Robin Harper*

S3M-1324# 2008: Women and the Vote (lodged on 6 February 2008) Angela Constance*, Dave Thompson*, David Whitton*, Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-1323 Increasing Access to Insulin Pumps (lodged on 6 February 2008) Angela Constance*, David Whitton*, Andy Kerr*

S3M-1322 Save Stirling University Post Office (lodged on 6 February 2008) John Park*, Angela Constance*

S3M-1320 The Wilson Doctrine (lodged on 6 February 2008) Alex Neil*, Robin Harper*, Elaine Smith*

S3M-1319 Inverclyde Council Funding for Voluntary Groups (lodged on 6 February 2008) Aileen Campbell*

S3M-1318 American Super Bowl (lodged on 6 February 2008) Aileen Campbell*, Alasdair Allan*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-1316 Congratulating Scottish Science (lodged on 5 February 2008) Aileen Campbell*, Jamie Stone*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-1311 Launch of the Automotrice Grande Vitesse (lodged on 5 February 2008) Dave Thompson*

S3M-1309 Food Without Fear Campaign (lodged on 5 February 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-1305 Lets Go With ".sco" (lodged on 5 February 2008) Aileen Campbell*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-1304 God Bless the SNP Government (lodged on 5 February 2008) Dave Thompson*

S3M-1302 Scams Awareness Month, February 2008 (lodged on 5 February 2008) Aileen Campbell*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-1301 Rights of the Indian Hindu Minority in Malaysia (lodged on 5 February 2008) Dave Thompson*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1299 Braehead Shopping Centre (lodged on 5 February 2008) David Whitton*, Iain Gray*, Hugh Henry*, John Park*, Des McNulty*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Helen Eadie*, Jackie Baillie*, Patricia Ferguson*

S3M-1297# Upper Forth Crossing (lodged on 5 February 2008) Keith Brown*

S3M-1294 Insolvency Rates in Scotland (lodged on 4 February 2008) Dave Thompson*

S3M-1291 You’ve Had Enough of Our Money, Hands Off Our Notes (lodged on 4 February 2008) Dave Thompson*

S3M-1283 Congratulations to Buckie Community High School (lodged on 1 February 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1281 50th Anniversary of Scottish CND (lodged on 31 January 2008) Angela Constance*, Bob Doris*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-1278 Effective Energy Complaint Handling (lodged on 31 January 2008) Jamie Stone*, Bob Doris*

S3M-1274 Keeping Accident and Emergency Services Local (lodged on 31 January 2008) Alasdair Allan*

S3M-1273 VAT for Warm Homes Campaign (lodged on 31 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1270 Closure of Telephone Boxes (lodged on 31 January 2008) Jamie Stone*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1269 Scottish Winners of BBC 2 Young Folk Award 2008 (lodged on 31 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1249 Pupils on Top in Oil Competition (lodged on 29 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1247 Independent Living Funds (lodged on 29 January 2008) Dave Thompson*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1228 VAT on Sports and Leisure Trusts’ Membership Packages (lodged on 28 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1227 British Sign Language - Glossary of Science Terms (lodged on 28 January 2008) Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-1219.1 Dumbarton Academy (lodged on 29 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1218 Appointment of George Burley as the Scotland National Football Team Manager (lodged on 24 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1215 Commemoration by Royal Mail of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Robert Burns (lodged on 24 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1205 UN International Year of Languages (lodged on 23 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1202# Alternative and Augmentative Communication (lodged on 22 January 2008) Bill Wilson*, Marlyn Glen*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-1183 Scottish Federation of Housing Associations - Fuel Poverty in Scotland (lodged on 18 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1178 Publication of The Birds of Scotland (lodged on 17 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1173 Campaign to Ban Snaring in Scotland (lodged on 17 January 2008) Duncan McNeil*

S3M-1169 No Excuse for Elder Abuse (lodged on 17 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1144 Midnight Footie (lodged on 15 January 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1077 Invisible Heating Systems - Top Flight (lodged on 20 December 2007) Aileen Campbell*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-1003# Meeting the Needs of Disabled Children and their Families - £34 Million Could Go a Long Way (lodged on 7 December 2007) Ken Macintosh*

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