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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

( A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at:

New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-2547 Sandra White: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee—That the Parliament notes that the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be held this year on Friday 26 September; recognises that this event is promoted by MacMillan Cancer Support, which encourages all individuals and organisations to hold their own coffee mornings; notes that last year saw over 50,000 such events raise an incredible £7.5 million; encourages everybody to get involved in this worthwhile cause in the hope that this year’s £8.5 million target is met, and advertises the fact that, yet again, Glasgow Region SNP MSPs, in conjunction with Stelmain, will hold their own event on 22 September at 10.30 am in the Baltic Chambers in Glasgow.

Supported by: Joe FitzPatrick*, Kenneth Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Rob Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, Aileen Campbell*, Bob Doris*

*S3M-2546 Aileen Campbell: New Lanark Annual Victorian Fair—That the Parliament congratulates New Lanark on hosting another hugely successful Victorian Fair; notes that this event drew crowds of around 3,000 to witness local villagers dressing up in Victorian costumes; recognises the fantastic array of entertainment that was showcased for villagers, enthusiasts and tourists alike at this year’s event; thanks the organisers, New Lanark Primary School, Lanark Pipe Band, the Claire Brown Cheer and Dance Squad, the Britannia Panopticon Performers, the West Lothian Independent Scottish Dancers and all others who contributed to such a great event, and, finally, looks forward in anticipation to next year’s fair.

*S3M-2545 Jackie Baillie: SNP U-Turn on Single Status—That the Parliament deeply regrets the actions of SNP-controlled West Dunbartonshire Council in reversing an earlier council decision about the single status agreements reached with employees; considers that its actions in diminishing the benefits available to its employees will leave as many as 2,000 staff out of pocket; believes that this demonstrates a complete disregard for those who are the lowest paid; acknowledges the hard work of the trade unions in attempting to arrive at a collective agreement with the council; believes that the basis of the council meeting that reversed this decision is questionable and is currently the subject of independent investigation, and, notwithstanding this, calls on the SNP government to encourage its councillors to reconsider their position and support their hardworking employees.

Supported by: Des McNulty*, David Whitton*

*S3M-2544♦ Kenneth Gibson: Missed Out, Missing Out—That the Parliament welcomes the publication by Quarriers of Missed Out, Missing Out and shares Quarriers’ concern that service provision for adults with learning disabilities is inconsistent in Ayrshire and across Scotland, especially for those 12,500 adults with learning disabilities who live at home, and considers that there should be a review of data collection, planning services and the current eligibility criteria used to determine service provision for these vulnerable individuals and that all disabled adults should be provided with the proactive support required to achieve their lifestyle aspirations, including appropriate housing options, advocacy and short breaks.

*S3M-2543 Iain Smith on behalf of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee: Growing Pains - can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015?—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee’s 6th Report, 2008 (Session 3): Growing Pains - can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015? (SP Paper 141).

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2541 Carlyle Conference (lodged on 12 September 2008) Elaine Murray*, Rob Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*

S3M-2537 Mind the Gap - The Next Step (lodged on 11 September 2008) Elaine Smith*, Patrick Harvie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Charlie Gordon*, Jackie Baillie*, James Kelly*, Robin Harper*, Karen Whitefield*, Des McNulty*, Mary Mulligan*, Marlyn Glen*

S3M-2533 Opportunity Walks (lodged on 11 September 2008) Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Bashir Ahmad*

S3M-2531 Fishing for Litter (lodged on 11 September 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Aileen Campbell*, Mike Pringle*, Christopher Harvie*

S3M-2530 The Economic Impact of Rugby Matches at Murrayfield (lodged on 10 September 2008) Marilyn Livingstone*, Pauline McNeill*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Jackie Baillie*, John Park*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-2528 Police and Firefighters’ Pensions (lodged on 10 September 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-2527 Asthma UK Scotland (lodged on 10 September 2008) Andy Kerr*, Elaine Smith*, Patrick Harvie*, Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Karen Whitefield*, Robin Harper*, James Kelly*, Mary Mulligan*, Marlyn Glen*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-2516 Real Garlicky Win (lodged on 8 September 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-2515# Aberdeen Crossrail Project (lodged on 8 September 2008) Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-2514# Legacy from Lottery Funding for Community Sport (lodged on 12 September 2008) Elizabeth Smith*, Alex Neil*, Jackson Carlaw*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike Pringle*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-2508 Commissioner for Children and Young People, Professor Kathleen Marshall (lodged on 8 September 2008) Mike Pringle*

S3M-2485.1 World Alzheimer’s Day 2008 (lodged on 9 September 2008) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-2450 Unclaimed Pensioner Benefits at £4.6 Billion (lodged on 27 August 2008) Jim Tolson*

S3M-2438 An Ethical Census in 2011 (lodged on 26 August 2008) John Park*, Jim Tolson*

S3M-2437# Farming’s Retreat from the Hills (lodged on 26 August 2008) Jamie Stone*

S3M-2429 GB’s Own Goal (lodged on 25 August 2008) Alex Neil*

S3M-2421 Pay Up for PCS Members (lodged on 21 August 2008) David Whitton*

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