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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S3M-2814 John Swinney: Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(iii) of Rule 9.12 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

*S3M-2813 Christine Grahame: Borders Pharmaceutical Company Expands into Lucrative US Market—That the Parliament recognises and congratulates Galashiels-based pharmaceutical company ProStrakan for the launch in the US market of Sancuso, a medical patch that helps prevent sickness in patients undergoing chemotherapy; notes that the projected annual sales in the United States of America from the release of this product to help cancer patients are expected to reach more than $100 million; considers that the launch of Sancuso demonstrates the cutting-edge medical developments of pharmaceutical companies like ProStrakan, and wishes the company and its employees well as it continues to grow.

*S3M-2812 Shirley-Anne Somerville: From Bump to Breastfeeding—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the new From Bump to Breastfeeding DVD, providing practical and supportive information on breastfeeding to new and expectant mums; notes that the DVD was devised by a children’s charity, Best Beginnings, in collaboration with NHS Health Scotland and other health organisations throughout the United Kingdom; further notes that copies of the DVD have been distributed to every NHS board and will be provided free to every expectant mum by her midwife; welcomes the Scottish Government’s target for NHS boards to increase the proportion of newborn children exclusively breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks from 26.6% in 2006-07 to 33.3% in 2010-11; recognises the health benefits of breastfeeding but also the questions and challenges experienced by many new mothers, and welcomes the additional support that this DVD will provide.

*S3M-2811 Rob Gibson: Cyclone Nargis Aid Efforts—That the Parliament congratulates, in the aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Nargis, the impressive progress toward recovery made by citizens and aid workers in Burma over the past six months; commends the efforts made by the United Nation’s World Food Programme, which is still supplying some 770,000 Burmese with food aid; highlights the success of UK-based charity Save The Children in setting up 350 temporary schools and reinhabiting a further 200 schools, and recognising that, according to the International Crisis Group, there is still much work to be done, thus supports and encourages the future efforts of these and other international aid organisations.

*S3M-2810 Kenneth Gibson: Lest We Forget—That the Parliament commemorates on 11 November 2008 the 90th anniversary of the 1918 armistice, which ended the First World War; acknowledges Scotland’s heavy sacrifice in that appalling conflict, which cost Scotland 147,609 fatalities and hundreds of thousands of wounded from the 557,000 Scots, most of them volunteers, who served in the British armed forces; notes that Scotland’s losses represent around 19% of the estimated 761,000 British war dead at a time when Scotland had less than 9.5% of Britain’s population; considers that tens of thousands of other Scots also perished while serving valiantly in the London Scottish, Liverpool Scottish, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, South African and other regiments raised throughout the British Empire; recognises that every community in Scotland and countless Scottish families suffered grievously; believes that few families endured as much as the Mochrie family of Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, which had five brothers serving in the British Army three of whom, 19 year-old Private Robert Mochrie of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 21-year-old Private Matthew Mochrie of the Cameronians, and 28 year-old Corporal James Mochrie of the Gordon Highlanders, were all tragically killed on the first day of the Battle of Loos on 25 September 1915, along with thousands of their compatriots; further notes that 36 year-old Private Andrew Mochrie, also of the Cameronians, was killed at the Battle of Arras on 9 June 1917; is aware that John Mochrie, of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment, survived the conflict as did his sister, Euphemia, a nurse with Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps, whose son, William McKim, was killed serving on HMS Hood in the Second World War, and understands that many of us are the descendents both of those who bravely fought and died for their country and those lucky enough to return home, often maimed and traumatised, to an uncertain future and that it is our solemn duty both to remember them and to commemorate their sacrifices.

Supported by: John Lamont*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*, Alex Neil*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Bashir Ahmad*

S3M-2808*#* Stuart McMillan: 65 Years of Piping Excellence—That the Parliament congratulates the College of Piping in Glasgow on its 65th anniversary year in 2009; acknowledges the importance of the college in teaching people of all ages and from all backgrounds since 27 October 1944; notes that it also welcomes students from around the world, and further congratulates the college for being the oldest piping educational establishment in Scotland.

Supported by: John Lamont*, Bill Wilson*, Jackson Carlaw*, Nanette Milne*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Ken Macintosh*, Kenneth Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Paul Martin*, Mike Pringle*, Roseanna Cunningham*

S3M-2805*#* Cathy Jamieson: Carers’ Rights Day—That the Parliament welcomes Carers’ Rights Day 2008 on Friday 5 December, aimed at increasing awareness of the invaluable role of carers across Scotland in looking after a disabled or vulnerable loved one, as well as the advice and support available to them; notes with concern research by Carers Scotland that nearly three quarters of the estimated 666,000 carers in Scotland are financially worse-off as a result of caring, with many living in poverty; is further concerned that many carers do not realise the range of financial help and advice that they are entitled to; therefore congratulates Carers Scotland on its work to improve the uptake of available assistance through the publication of its booklet Looking after someone: a guide to carers’ rights and benefits and its website, which also includes details of over 1,000 outreach events in conjunction with similar organisations across the United Kingdom, and further notes the role that MSPs of all parties can play in the Parliament and in their constituencies or regions to help ensure that carers receive the support that they richly deserve.

Supported by: Trish Godman*, John Scott*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-2809 Balochistan Earthquake (lodged on 31 October 2008) Bob Doris*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Alasdair Allan*, Jamie McGrigor*, Mike Pringle*, Rob Gibson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Robin Harper*, Alex Neil*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Keith Brown*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-2807 South Primary, Paisley (lodged on 31 October 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Cathy Jamieson*, Claire Baker*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Trish Godman*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-2806 EU Council of Ministers Call for Action on Alzheimer’s Disease (lodged on 31 October 2008) Trish Godman*, John Scott*

S3M-2804 Congratulations to Renfrewshire’s Services to Protect Children and Young People (lodged on 31 October 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Sandra White*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bashir Ahmad*, Mike Pringle*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Jamie Stone*, Bill Kidd*, Bill Wilson*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2803 National Stress Awareness Day (lodged on 30 October 2008) Rob Gibson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, Bashir Ahmad*, Alasdair Allan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Robin Harper*, Alex Neil*, Liam McArthur*, Bill Wilson*, Trish Godman*, Roseanna Cunningham*, Keith Brown*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-2802 Helensburgh Heroes - Changing the World for the Better (lodged on 30 October 2008) James Kelly*, Christopher Harvie*, Cathy Peattie*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2801 Time to Enshrine Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Law (lodged on 30 October 2008) Sandra White*, Bob Doris*, Alasdair Allan*, Robin Harper*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Wilson*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-2795 Support the PCS Pay Strike on 10 November 2008 (lodged on 30 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*, Jackie Baillie*, Cathy Peattie*, Bill Butler*

S3M-2794# Seabirds (lodged on 30 October 2008) Ted Brocklebank*, Jack McConnell*

S3M-2793 Scottish Safety Anomaly (lodged on 30 October 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Marilyn Livingstone*, David Whitton*, Marlyn Glen*, Helen Eadie*, Bill Butler*, Robin Harper*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Bill Wilson*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2792 Fundraising for Uganda (lodged on 30 October 2008) Claire Baker*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2791 Congratulations to the Bellshill Speaker on Remember our Heroes: Past and Present Campaign (lodged on 29 October 2008) James Kelly*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2789 Inverurie Paper Mill (lodged on 29 October 2008) Nicol Stephen*

S3M-2788 Epilepsy Scotland (lodged on 29 October 2008) Nanette Milne*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2787.1 The Costs of Child Poverty in the UK (lodged on 30 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2786 New Moderator Appointed by Kirk (lodged on 29 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2785 Inverclyde Council on Disability Celebrates 21st Birthday (lodged on 29 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2778 Closure of BA’s Glasgow Cabin Crew Base (lodged on 28 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2776 Mental Health in the Workplace (lodged on 28 October 2008) Marlyn Glen*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2775 Gael Power - BBC Alba, Publication of First Viewing Figures and Freeview (lodged on 28 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2774 International Robert W Service Verse Speaking Competition (lodged on 28 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2771 Neonatal Care in Scotland (lodged on 28 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*, Trish Godman*

S3M-2770 Rotary International (lodged on 28 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2762.1 All Citizens Equal (lodged on 29 October 2008) Bill Wilson*, Rhona Brankin*

S3M-2757 Tommy Sampson (lodged on 27 October 2008) Stuart McMillan*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Keith Brown*, Robin Harper*, John Park*, Claire Baker*

S3M-2756 Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival (lodged on 27 October 2008) Trish Godman*

S3M-2739 Glasgow Rangers and UNICEF (lodged on 20 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-2738 Congratulations to Cinnamon Aberdeen (lodged on 20 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-2735 World Osteoporosis Day (lodged on 20 October 2008) Rhona Brankin*

S3M-2725 This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me (lodged on 16 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-2706 Sprinklers Save Lives (lodged on 10 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-2705 When Do Three Cs Make a B? (lodged on 10 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-2703 British Medical Association Get Scotland Moving (lodged on 10 October 2008) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-2454 End the Inhumane Long-Distance Transportation of Live Horses for Slaughter in Europe (lodged on 28 August 2008) Bill Wilson*, Patrick Harvie*, Jackie Baillie*, Mike Pringle*

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