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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-2734 Robert Brown: Girlguiding UK - Girls Plus Action Equals Change—That the Parliament congratulates Girlguiding UK on its Changing the World project; notes that 18 charities have teamed up with Girlguiding UK to offer members of the organisation support and suggestions to raise awareness, money or take direct action to make the world a better place; further notes that, as guiding nears its centenary in 2010, over 4,000 girls in Scotland and 50,000 across the United Kingdom are on waiting lists to join this great organisation and that, without the commitment of its leaders and volunteers, many girls and young women would not have the opportunity to enjoy guiding by making new friends, having fun, being challenged by new experiences, thinking for themselves and working as part of a team, and wishes the 3,460 members in Glasgow all success in making a difference in society today.

*S3M-2733 John Scott: Proposed Increase in Charge to RNLI for Radio Channel Use—That the Parliament notes with concern the proposal by Ofcom that the annual charge paid by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) for the use of radio channels should be increased from £40,000 to £260,000; notes that the RNLI is a charitable organisation, whose lifeboats are staffed by volunteers who over the last year have rescued almost 8,000 individuals; believes that the increase in charge proposed has the potential to impact damagingly on the service provided by the RNLI, and urges Ofcom to abandon this proposed charge increase.

*S3M-2732 Sarah Boyack: Energy Saving Week Campaign 2008—That the Parliament congratulates the Energy Saving Trust for organising its 12th annual Energy Saving Week from 20 to 26 October 2008; recognises that energy efficiency is the cleanest, safest and cheapest way of reducing carbon dioxide emissions; notes that energy efficiency can play a key role in tackling fuel poverty but acknowledges that the Energy Saving Trust’s independent research shows that people believe that a lack of time is a barrier to them taking energy saving measures; further notes that many actions, such as installing low energy lightbulbs or boiling only the amount of water that you need for a hot drink, actually take very little time; urges all MSPs to show leadership in their constituencies and regions by supporting Energy Saving Week and encouraging constituents to contact their local Energy Saving Scotland advice centre on 0800 512 012 for free, independent, home energy efficiency advice, and notes that since the Energy Saving Trust was established it has funded or influenced measures giving lifetime savings of over 100 million tonnes of CO2.

Supported by: Marlyn Glen*, David Whitton*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Trish Godman*, Patrick Harvie*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Elaine Murray*

*S3M-2731 Kenneth Gibson: Universal Service Obligation—That the Parliament commends the Communication Workers Union for its ongoing campaign to save the universal service obligation (USO) for the benefit of Royal Mail, its customers and its employees; looks forward to the final report from the review of the UK postal services sector, an independent panel headed by Richard Hooper, formerly Deputy Chairman of the Office of Communications (Ofcom), to be published in the autumn; notes that the review team’s initial response in May 2008 stated that competition within the sector had "brought no significant benefits" to either the public or small businesses and went on to express its view that "there is now a substantial threat to Royal Mail’s financial stability and therefore, the universal service obligation…the status quo is not tenable. It will not deliver our shared vision for the postal sector and there is a strong case for action"; considers that the UK Government rushed into market liberalisation too quickly – some five years earlier than required by European Union legislation and some way ahead of the rest of the continent; believes that the decision to advance liberalisation together with the pro-competition brief given to industry regulator Postcomm and the operating restrictions that it has imposed on Royal Mail have combined to create a fundamentally skewed UK postal market, which unfairly advantages new competitor companies at the expense of the incumbent; is concerned that, while Royal Mail is obliged by law to provide a universal service and is subject to crippling price and product innovation restrictions, new market entrants are allowed, even encouraged, to cherry-pick business from the more profitable parts of the industry therefore eating into Royal Mail’s traditional revenues while adding zero value to the service as a whole; is alarmed that the universal service recorded a loss of the first time in 2007-08 of around £100 million compared to a profit of £2 million the previous year, that Royal Mail’s regulated business, which includes the USO, made a loss of over £200 million in 2007-08 compared to a loss of £69 million the previous year and that the Royal Mail’s overall letter business also made a loss last year of £3 million, down from a profit of £136 million the previous year; understands that the USO is vital for Scotland, particularly with regard to the many rural and remote areas where communities are dependent on reliable postal services; concurs with the view that it is absolutely crucial that the Royal Mail remains a wholly publicly-owned, integrated company and that any moves towards privatisation, share flotation or joint venture with private capital or any separation of Post Office Limited from the Royal Mail Group by the UK Government must be resisted, and calls for Postcomm and its remit to be fundamentally reformed to refocus on defending the UK’s postal services to the public, for USO to be supported, ensuring that it is funded by all who use the service so that it can then be protected and extended to cover small to medium-sized businesses and to preserve our post office network, and for the Royal Mail to be able to exercise more freedom over pricing and new product and service innovation in order to operate successfully and, in particular, to take advantage of the expanding parcels and packages market while understanding that modernisation must not become a code word for cuts and terminal decline.

*S3M-2730 Tavish Scott: Ofcom Charges for the RNLI—That the Parliament notes with concern Ofcom’s consultation document, Applying spectrum pricing to the Maritime and Aeronautical sectors, which proposes cost increases for the use of VHF radio frequencies; further notes with particular concern section 1.18 of the consultation, which states that "we are inviting views on whether charities whose objective is the safety of human life in an emergency should receive a discount"; understands that the annual charge to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) could increase from £40,000 to £260,000; recognises that the RNLI is a national charity, supported and financed by volunteers, which provides a vital life-saving service; further recognises that the proposed cost increases will certainly threaten both local and national sea and mountain search and rescue charities across the country; believes that all charities whose objective is the safety of human life should receive a 100% discount on using radio frequencies, and calls on Ofcom to reject its current proposals and enter into a process to introduce a 100% discount for these vital life-saving services.

Supported by: Liam McArthur*, Jamie Stone*, John Farquhar Munro*

*S3M-2729 Kenneth Gibson: Councillor Craig Taylor—That the Parliament expresses its deep regret and sadness at the death of respected councillor Craig Taylor, who died of a sudden heart attack on the evening of Tuesday 14 October 2008, aged 58; notes that Craig diligently represented Kilbirnie and Beith on North Ayrshire Council since his election in May 2007; offers its sympathy and condolences to his wife Alison, sons, James, Robert and William, and his extended family and friends, and recognises Craig’s significant contribution to the communities that he represented and to Kilbirnie Auld Kirk, where he served as Clerk to the Session for many years.

Supported by: Alex Neil*, Alasdair Allan*, Irene Oldfather*, Bill Wilson*, Brian Adam*

*S3M-2728 Alasdair Allan: Mod 2011 in Western Isles—That the Parliament congratulates the Western Isles following the announcement from An Comunn Gaidhealach that the Western Isles will host the Royal National Mod in 2011; looks forward to a memorable celebration of Scotland’s Gaelic culture in the heart of the Gaidhealtachd, and commends all those locally and nationally who will be organising the event and taking part in it.

*S3M-2727 Shirley-Anne Somerville: No Place for BNP in Scotland—That the Parliament is pleased to note that the British National Party (BNP) was unable to find a candidate for the council by-election for the Edinburgh Forth ward on 6 November 2008; believes there is no place for racist and fascist ideology in Scottish politics; welcomes the fact that the many ethnic minority citizens in the area will not be faced with BNP propaganda stirring up racial division, hatred and fear; believes that all members of Scottish society must stand together against the politics of fear and hatred and work to tackle the common enemy of poverty, and calls on politicians from all parties to unite in opposition to any presence in Scotland of the BNP.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Alex Neil*, Jackie Baillie*, Patrick Harvie*, Bill Wilson*, George Foulkes*, Rob Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Alasdair Allan*, Ken Macintosh*, Bashir Ahmad*, Bill Butler*

*S3M-2726 Joe FitzPatrick: Death of Eddie Thompson—That the Parliament notes with sadness the death of Eddie Thompson, who passed away on 15 October 2008 after a long battle with cancer; remembers his dedication to Dundee United FC as chairman and his work in the Scottish retail industry; notes his many achievements with Dundee United, which included reaching the Scottish League Cup Final in 2008 and bringing FC Barcelona to play at Tannadice; expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Eddie Thompson, and hopes that the good work that he carried out at Dundee United will inspire those at the club for many years to come.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Richard Baker*, Michael McMahon*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Liam McArthur*, John Park*, Alex Neil*, Jackie Baillie*, David McLetchie*, Ken Macintosh*, Brian Adam*, Rob Gibson*, David Whitton*, Marlyn Glen*

*S3M-2725 Cathy Peattie: This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me—That the Parliament welcomes Rape Crisis Scotland’s new campaign, This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me, which aims to tackle women-blaming attitudes towards rape in a nationwide advertising campaign; notes that many Scots still believe that women are in some way responsible for being raped if they are dressed in revealing clothing, are drunk, are flirting, or are known to have had many sexual partners; further notes that although rape within marriage was made a crime in Scotland from 1989, the myth persists that women are only raped by strangers and not their partners; believes that social attitudes continue to play a significant role in limiting justice for women who have experienced rape, with a Scottish conviction rate of only 2.9%, and in central Scotland as low as one conviction from seven prosecutions and 45 allegations, with an estimated 40% of rapes unreported, and congratulates the campaign for its use of distinctive images featuring women in everyday settings, challenging people’s attitudes towards rape and tackling the myths and prejudices that undermine women’s right to say no.

*S3M-2724 Ken Macintosh: Support the Lessons from Auschwitz Project—That the Parliament notes that 16 October 2008 marks the last visit to Auschwitz organised and subsidised by the Holocaust Educational Trust and supporting school pupils to fly directly from Scotland; recognises the importance of successive generations learning about one of the most horrific crimes in human history; appreciates the impact that such trips have had on young people across Scotland, including those from Fife who organised the Anne Frank and You festival in Kirkcaldy marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2007; notes the renewed funding granted by UK ministers to allow two pupils from every school in England and Wales to continue to benefit from this moving and memorable experience, and calls on the Scottish Government to reconsider its approach to Holocaust education and to match the UK Government’s funding in this devolved area of responsibility so that Scottish pupils can also continue to learn the "Lessons from Auschwitz".

*S3M-2723 Willie Coffey: Congratulations to Borland’s Delicatessen—That the Parliament congratulates Stewarton business Borland’s Delicatessen, also known as Deli on the Corner, and partners Lyndsey Phillips and Dawn Borland and their team, on being named Scotland’s Most Promising New Business in the British Chambers of Commerce Awards 2008; notes that the success of Borland’s Delicatessen is based on the determination of the partners to bring good quality affordable products to consumers and to support local suppliers; commends this business model to others, and wishes Lyndsey Phillips and Dawn Borland well when they compete in the UK Awards at London’s Natural History Museum on 27 November 2008.

*S3M-2722 Kenneth Gibson: Congratulations to Eddy Gemmell—That the Parliament congratulates Eddy Gemmell, a North Ayrshire careers advisor and developer of radio programme The Careers Show in partnership with Community Learning and Development, on being selected for a 2008 National Career Award presented by the Institute of Careers Guidance (ICG); recognises that Mr Gemmell’s award is for outstanding achievement in the area of social inclusion; notes that Mr Gemmell will be presented with his award at a prestigious ceremony on 14 November 2008, as part of the ICG Annual Career Guidance Conference and Exhibition to be held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff, on 13 and 14 November 2008; is aware that The Careers Show, which is produced and presented by Mr Gemmell with support from Careers Scotland, has continued to grow in popularity since it was first aired in June 2006; acknowledges that the show highlights a variety of careers with music in an entertaining manner, and understands that The Careers Show will soon be syndicated to other broadcasting networksthroughoutScotland to benefit a wider community audience.

Supported by: Bashir Ahmad*, John Lamont*, Jackson Carlaw*, Alex Neil*

*S3M-2721 Michael Matheson: Falkirk Welcomes the Mod—That the Parliament welcomes the Mod 2008 to Falkirk; notes the significant role that the local Mod committee has played, convened by Councillor Angus MacDonald, and the hard work that it has undertaken to bring this event to Falkirk, and wishes participants the best of luck in their various competitions.

*S3M-2720 Bill Kidd: Glasgow in World’s Top 10—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow, and its people, on being listed in the top 10 world cities by the travel guide company Lonely Planet in its Best in Travel 2009 publication.

*S3M-2719 Bill Kidd: Unemployment and Work-for-Dole Proposals—That the Parliament expresses concern that, in the light of an increase in unemployment to 1.79 million, the UK Government proposes work-for-dole measures in its welfare reform green paper, No one written off: reforming welfare to reward responsibility; considers that this amounts to punishing the victims of economic circumstance, and believes that positive measures would be both more just and more effective.

*S3M-2718 Rob Gibson: Class 5b Dunoon Primary Win—That the Parliament congratulates primary class 5b at Dunoon Primary School on winning the Making a Mint competition organised by innovation agency NESTA; believes that the Mint Magic air fresheners that the pupils designed and made themselves are both practical and imaginative; hopes that they use their prize of £1,000 of Amazon vouchers wisely both for enjoyment and education; thanks NESTA for organising and funding the competition and commends it for its work in encouraging children’s creativity and enterprise skills; further hopes that initiatives like Make a Mint will continue in the future, and looks forward to more winners from Scotland.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*

*S3M-2717 Joe FitzPatrick: Dystonia Society’s Silver Jubilee—That the Parliament congratulates the Dystonia Society for its efforts over the past 25 years in raising awareness about this little-known but severely debilitating neurological disorder, which can cause involuntary, sustained and painful muscle spasms in various parts of the body; further congratulates the society on its sustained fundraising efforts, which have culminated in two specialist physiotherapists being based in Scotland working with those suffering from cervical dystonia; is concerned that, according to the Dystonia Society, there are at least 38,000 sufferers in the United Kingdom who sometimes have to wait years for a correct diagnosis due to a lack of awareness on the part of general practitioners (GPs), and calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that adequate information is given to GPs so that a correct and timeous diagnosis can be made and to provide resources for research into the causes of dystonia.

Supported by: John Lamont*, Jackson Carlaw*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Brian Adam*, Bill Kidd*, Keith Brown*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Alex Neil*, Ken Macintosh*, Elaine Smith*, Alasdair Allan*

*S3M-2716 Bill Kidd: Secrecy Over Real Nuclear Threat Revealed—That the Parliament condemns secrecy and misinformation surrounding the nuclear industry as illustrated by documents only released after freedom of information requests revealed that key radiation alarms at Burghfield in England, where Britain’s Trident warheads are dismantled and reassembled for maintenance, designed to detect an impending nuclear accident were disabled by last year’s floods; regrets that, despite the consortium that runs Burghfield describing the risk of a critical nuclear event as incredible, the full details were deliberately kept from the public and local authorities, with UK defence ministers telling MPs that there had been only minor disruption, and believes that such manipulation by UK Government officials and the nuclear industry aimed at concealing the true dangers of nuclear weapons and energy offer further proof as to why the Parliament is justified in asserting opposition to nuclear energy and weapons.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Aileen Campbell*, Bob Doris*, Bashir Ahmad*, Jamie Hepburn*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Wilson*, Angela Constance*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*

*S3M-2715 Jackson Carlaw: Renfrewshire School Visit to Auschwitz Concentration Camp—That the Parliament welcomes news that pupils from Trinity High School, Castlehead High School, Park Mains High School, Paisley Grammar School and Renfrew High School are to visit Auschwitz concentration camp in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day 2009; passes on every good wish to the pupils and staff of these schools as they take part in this important educational visit, and reaffirms its view that ongoing school trips to Auschwitz, such as these, continue to play a crucial role in ensuring that the genocide of Jewish and other peoples and minority groups inflicted during the Holocaust is never allowed to slip from public consciousness.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Butler*, Mary Scanlon*, Ted Brocklebank*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Ken Macintosh*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Aitken*, John Lamont*, Elizabeth Smith*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Patrick Harvie*

*S3M-2714 Cathy Jamieson: Who Cares? Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates Who Cares? Scotland on its 30th anniversary; recognises the valuable role that it has played in improving policy, practice and legislation on residential, foster and throughcare, as well as giving a voice to young people with experience of being looked after; regrets that the planned gala dinner at Kelvingrove Art Gallery has had to be cancelled after the pulling out of RBS and other business and financial organisations feeling unable to support the event due to the impact of the credit crunch; notes that Who Cares? Scotland will now be unable to realise the £75,000 fundraising target it hoped to achieve from the gala dinner; further notes that the loss of this potential income will impact directly on the future service and support available to young people, and calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that Who Cares? Scotland has adequate core funding to cover all of its planned work in the coming year, including those elements that the proceeds from the Gala Dinner would have financed.

*S3M-2713 Alex Neil: HBOS Takeover—That the Parliament gives a general welcome to the measures taken by the UK and other governments to tackle the current banking crisis but calls on the UK Government to reverse its decision to make the Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS a condition of its bail-out funding; considers that the promises of the Lloyds TSB management that only the Scottish headquarters of the merged bank would be retained in Edinburgh are a totally inadequate response to Scottish demands and would result in a huge loss of jobs and decision-making powers in Scotland, particularly in Edinburgh and Fife, and calls on the UK Government to use its stakeholding in HBOS to retain it as an independent bank with its corporate headquarters in Edinburgh and to make this a condition of funding for HBOS.

Supported by: Aileen Campbell*, Sandra White*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Stuart McMillan*, Dave Thompson*, Alasdair Allan*, Christine Grahame*, Bill Kidd*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bill Wilson*, Ian McKee*, Elaine Smith*, Jamie Hepburn*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Margo MacDonald*

*S3M-2712# Bill Butler: Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action—That the Parliament supports Show Racism the Red Card’s (SRTRC) 5th annual Fortnight of Action, which takes place from 16 to 30 October 2008 and will see a number of high profile events aimed at tackling racism and celebrating cultural diversity at football matches across the country; notes that, since it inception in Scotland, SRTRC has proved consistently successful in using football as a tool to challenge racism, ignorance, intolerance and bigotry in both sport and wider society; recognises the quality of SRTRC educational resources and programmes, which are rolled out across schools in Scotland; welcomes the development of SRTRC’s Islamophobia package, which seeks to challenge many of the myths that have become attached to the subject of Islam, and wishes the Scottish Parliament’s football team the best of luck with its contribution to the campaign when it plays against the SRTRC team at Tynecastle on 17 October 2008.

Supported by: Michael McMahon*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie McGrigor*, Brian Adam*, Bob Doris*, Bashir Ahmad*, Jackson Carlaw*, Alex Neil*, Hugh Henry*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, John Park*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bill Wilson*, Stuart McMillan*, Marlyn Glen*, Ken Macintosh*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Pauline McNeill*, Sarah Boyack*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Cathie Craigie*, Liam McArthur*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Jackie Baillie*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Mary Mulligan*, Elaine Smith*, Jamie Hepburn*, Angela Constance*, Trish Godman*

*S3M-2711 Hugh Henry: Oil Prices—That the Parliament calls on the oil companies to pass on to consumers immediately decreases in the price of oil; notes how quickly increases in prices are passed on to consumers as the world price of oil goes up, and believes that consumers should benefit as soon as possible as a result of the drop in price of oil.

*S3M-2710♦ Christine Grahame: Homecoming of Mary Queen of Scots—That the Parliament acknowledges the calls by campaigners to return the remains of Mary Queen of Scots to the country of her birth; recognises that Mary was an iconic historical figure in Scotland and that her return would help educate many Scots, from the north most to the south of Scotland, about this period of our nation’s history; notes the support that campaigners have had from the Catholic Church in Scotland; further notes that Falkland Palace, in which many contemporary chroniclers believed the Scots Queen spent her happiest days, was a place of sanctuary for Mary, and nominates this Fife palace as a possible location where her remains could be interned.

*S3M-2709 Mary Mulligan: Alcohol Consumption and Infant Health—That the Parliament welcomes recent work by BMA Scotland on alcohol consumption and infant health; notes that 55% of women in the UK report drinking alcohol during their pregnancy; recognises that alcohol consumption during pregnancy can lead to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD); calls on the Scottish Government to issue clear and consistent advice that women who are pregnant, or who are planning a pregnancy, should not consume any alcohol, and further calls for guidelines to be developed and implemented for diagnosis and referral for those with FASD.

*S3M-2708 Rob Gibson: Julie Fowlis - First Gaelic Ambassador—That the Parliament congratulates Julie Fowlis, traditional Gaelic singer and multi-instrumentalist, for gaining the accolade of first Gaelic Ambassador for Scotland; welcomes the Scottish Government’s sponsorship of this new award announced at the national Mod 2008, in Falkirk; recalls that the First Minister, in opening the Mod, described Gaelic as a unique vehicle for passing Scottish understanding from one generation to the next; believes that the celebration of Gaelic raises the self-esteem of our national culture; encourages all Scots to celebrate the contribution of Gaelic to our national fabric, and praises the part that Julie’s warm personality and well-deserved public profile can play as a popular role model for all young singers and musicians.

S3M-2657*#* Ms Wendy Alexander: Paisley Festival Company/Voices in Paisley 2008—That the Parliament congratulates the continued success of the Paisley Festival Company and the Voices in Paisley 2008 choral programme between 24 October and 8 November 2008; notes that the Paisley Festival Company is a recognised Scottish charity committed to increasing the accessibility and impact on the local community through a wide variety of magnificent music and choral events from classical through to folk and jazz, and notes the company’s aims to establish Paisley and its environs as a nationally-recognised centre for all types of choral activity and deserving of the title Scotland’s Choir Town.

Supported by: Hugh Henry, Trish Godman, Hugh O’Donnell, Karen Whitefield, Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Stuart McMillan, Ken Macintosh, Paul Martin, Mary Mulligan, Sarah Boyack, Helen Eadie, Jackson Carlaw, Jackie Baillie, Mr Frank McAveety, Robin Harper, Gil Paterson, Dr Richard Simpson

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2707 Funding for Gaelic Medium Schools (lodged on 10 October 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2704 Scottish Government Investment in Glasgow Housing (lodged on 10 October 2008) Alex Neil*, Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2703 British Medical Association Get Scotland Moving (lodged on 10 October 2008) John Scott*, Bill Kidd*, Alasdair Allan*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Bob Doris*, Angela Constance*, Jack McConnell*, Jamie Hepburn*, Ken Macintosh*, Elaine Smith*, Brian Adam*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-2702 Ending Mass Rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (lodged on 10 October 2008) Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Sandra White*, Keith Brown*, Ken Macintosh*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Alex Neil*, Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bob Doris*, Jamie Hepburn*, Angela Constance*

S3M-2701 Science and the Parliament 2008, Educating our Scientists of Tomorrow (lodged on 10 October 2008) Mary Scanlon*, Jamie McGrigor*, Rob Gibson*, Nanette Milne*, Patrick Harvie*, Ken Macintosh*, Sarah Boyack*, Elaine Murray*, Brian Adam*, John Scott*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jim Hume*

S3M-2700 Award a UK Medal to Arctic Convoy Crews (lodged on 10 October 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Stuart McMillan*, Keith Brown*, Bob Doris*, John Scott*, Bill Wilson*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Brian Adam*, Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*, Michael Matheson*

S3M-2699 Congratulations on Scottish University World Rankings (lodged on 9 October 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Jackie Baillie*, Rhona Brankin*, George Foulkes*, Jack McConnell*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2697 Regret for Continuing Complacency on Reducing Clostridium Difficile Hospital Infections (lodged on 9 October 2008) Irene Oldfather*

S3M-2696 Black Pudding Makers of Stornoway (lodged on 9 October 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2695 Plight of Wives of Miami Five (lodged on 9 October 2008) Bob Doris*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jackie Baillie*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Angela Constance*, Ken Macintosh*, Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-2694 Tackling Wildlife Crime (lodged on 9 October 2008) Elaine Murray*, Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Jim Tolson*, Angela Constance*, Liam McArthur*, Elaine Smith*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-2693# Community Service Volunteers (CSV) (lodged on 9 October 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Sarah Boyack*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2692 Straiton Park and Ride (lodged on 9 October 2008) Ian McKee*

S3M-2690 Welcome for Progress in Reducing Healthcare Associated Infections (lodged on 8 October 2008) Michael Matheson*

S3M-2688 Homage to Caledonia and the International Brigade Memorial Trust (lodged on 8 October 2008) Michael Matheson*, Ken Macintosh*, Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-2687# Save Scottish Sharks (lodged on 8 October 2008) Rhona Brankin*, Patrick Harvie*, Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-2686 Neighbourhood Action Units in Edinburgh (lodged on 8 October 2008) Bob Doris*

S3M-2673# Scottish Asian Action Committee’s 25th Anniversary (lodged on 7 October 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Alex Neil*, Patrick Harvie*, Aileen Campbell*, Brian Adam*

S3M-2669 Captain’s Galley Lands Another Success (lodged on 6 October 2008) Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-2668 School Meals (lodged on 6 October 2008) Alex Neil*, Bashir Ahmad*

S3M-2665# Eco-Congregation Scotland Programme (lodged on 3 October 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-2663 Red Cross Civilians and Conflict Month (lodged on 3 October 2008) Bob Doris*

S3M-2661 Congratulations to The Herald (lodged on 3 October 2008) Elaine Smith*

S3M-2660# Growing Old Together - Older People and Debt (lodged on 3 October 2008) Bob Doris*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-2658 Boys’ Brigade 125th Anniversary (lodged on 2 October 2008) Ken Macintosh*, Elaine Smith*

S3M-2655# Become Lupus Aware (lodged on 2 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*, Helen Eadie*, Ken Macintosh*, Irene Oldfather*, George Foulkes*

S3M-2651 Scottish Pensioners’ Parliament (lodged on 2 October 2008) Bill Wilson*, Bashir Ahmad*, Alex Neil*

S3M-2650# Safe Drivers are Made, Not Born (lodged on 2 October 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-2636 Flagship or Flagging - the Uptake of Pension Credit (lodged on 1 October 2008) Bob Doris*

S3M-2630# 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (lodged on 30 September 2008) Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-2621.1 Ending the Shame of Child Poverty (lodged on 1 October 2008) Rhona Brankin*

S3M-2620 Aleke Banda (lodged on 30 September 2008) Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-2617♦ Protection for Buyers of New-Build Homes (lodged on 26 September 2008) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-2558 Help for Heroes Rugby Match (lodged on 17 September 2008) Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-2550 MSP Visits to GP Practices (lodged on 16 September 2008) Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-2511 BBC Alba - Speed Up Freeview Option (lodged on 8 September 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Aileen Campbell*, Ken Macintosh*, Jamie McGrigor*, Brian Adam*, Alex Neil*

S3M-2454 End the Inhumane Long-Distance Transportation of Live Horses for Slaughter in Europe (lodged on 28 August 2008) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-2438 An Ethical Census in 2011 (lodged on 26 August 2008) Mr Frank McAveety*

S3M-1926# Success of First Year of Co-Operative Development Scotland (lodged on 15 May 2008) Jim Hume*

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