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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-3065 Stuart McMillan: Bishopbriggs Drummer Success—That the Parliament congratulates Bishopbriggs Academy pupil Steven Shedden on winning the under-16 world solo drummer award at the World Solo Drumming Championships and notes that Steven has been drumming since he was nine years old and was one of 200 people who took part in the 2008 championships event held recently in Glasgow.

*S3M-3064 Aileen Campbell: 10 Years of Crannog Services—That the Parliament notes the 10th anniversary of Aberlour’s multi-award-winning Crannog Service provision in the Dumfries and Galloway area; recognises the contribution that the service has made, through educational and social development, to the lives of many hundreds of vulnerable children and young people, most of whom are looked after and accommodated; applauds the good practice exhibited in its partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, which has led to considerable savings for the local authority; congratulates Aberlour’s Crannog Service on obtaining the status of preferred voluntary sector provider of choice of services to looked-after children and young people from Dumfries and Galloway Council; recognises the independent endorsements from HM Inspectorate of Education and from the University of Edinburgh, which praised it as "a good example of getting it right for every child in action", and believes that Aberlour’s Crannog Service’s relationship with Dumfries and Galloway Council is an excellent example of positive working relationships between local authorities and the voluntary sector.

*S3M-3063 Gil Paterson: Scottish Sporting Achievements 2008—That the Parliament wishes to express its thanks to all of our sportsmen, women and children for the effort and dedication to their sport in 2008; recognises the magnificent achievements this year from across the sporting board, which have brought such good cheer and pride to the people of Scotland; further recognises the sacrifices, by so many winners and losers alike, made in order to compete and participate on behalf of Scotland; encourages each and every one of them and wishes them well for the year ahead, and hopes that 2009 will be another successful year for Scotland in the world of sport.

*S3M-3062 Pauline McNeill: Glasgow Lighthouse Arts Centre Saved from Closure—That the Parliament welcomes the fact that the Glasgow Lighthouse Arts Centre has been saved from closure; notes that the Scottish Government’s decision not to invest in the 2010 Six Cities Design Festival seriously impacted on the Lighthouse’s funds and contributed to its £300,000 deficit; congratulates Glasgow City Council for devising the rescue package, and welcomes the fact that the Lighthouse, one of the largest temporary exhibition venues for architecture and design in Europe and which nurtures, champions and promotes Scotland’s architecture and design, both nationally and internationally, will be able to continue to bring world-class thinking and projects to Glasgow through its wide range of projects, exhibitions, events, networks, festivals, awards and publications.

Supported by: Elaine Murray*, Des McNulty*, John Park*

*S3M-3061 Roseanna Cunningham: Perth Concert Hall - Scots Trad Music Awards Venue of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates all involved with Perth Concert Hall on its being named Venue of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards; welcomes this recognition of the world-class facilities available in Perth; recognises that Perth Concert Hall is a major contributor to cultural and economic activity in Perthshire, and further congratulates all those nominated in the various different categories at the Scots Trad Music Awards and those admitted to the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, including Perthshire musician Dougie MacLean.

*S3M-3060 David Whitton: Lenzie Moss Primary—That the Parliament congratulates Lenzie Moss Primary School in East Dunbartonshire on the occasion of its 40th anniversary; notes that generations of Lenzie children and the Lenzie community have benefited from the work of the school in the last 40 years, and wishes the headteacher, Lynn Flower, the staff and pupils at Lenzie Moss Primary a happy anniversary.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Des McNulty*, John Park*

*S3M-3059 Rob Gibson: Hands Up for Trad, Na Trad—That the Parliament congratulates Hands Up For Trad for organising the sixth annual Scots Trad Music Awards, Comharrachadh Duaisean Dual-cheòl na h-Alba 2008, held in the Old Fruit Market in Glasgow on 6 December 2008; congratulates the award winners, runners-up and performers on the night who show that Scottish traditional music from Shetland to the Borders is in excellent health, attracting new supporters for Scotland’s contemporary indigenous music and bringing it to wider public notice each year, which acts as a barometer of a confident and innovative musical culture and industry in today’s Scotland; further congratulates BBC Alba for being the first broadcasting station to televise this event and looks forward to future TV coverage every year, and keenly anticipates the seventh annual awards in Dumfries in November 2009, which will conclude the Scottish Homecoming 2009 celebrations.

*S3M-3058 Nanette Milne: Launch of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland; notes that its fundraising and campaigning activities will work to improve public education as well as the care, services and treatment of people affected by breast cancer; further notes that its recently opened Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Unit in the University of Edinburgh will make a significant contribution to improving treatment for breast cancer, and further welcomes the role that Breakthrough Breast Cancer will play in ensuring that the Scottish Government’s Better Cancer Care strategy is fully implemented and fully effective.

*S3M-3057 Liam McArthur: Scots Trad Music Awards—That the Parliament congratulates all the winners of the Scots Trad Music Awards 2008; notes that the keen competition for each of the awards is a clear sign of the strength in depth of traditional music across Scotland; particularly notes that Orkney musicians have once again come to the fore with three winners, Kris Drever as Instrumentalist of the Year, The Chair as Scottish Folk Band of the Year and Jeana Leslie and Siobhan Miller as the Up and Coming Artists of the Year; believes that this is a fair reflection of Orkney’s strength in the field of traditional music, with both established and young musicians maintaining and building Orkney’s musical reputation; looks forward to next year’s Orkney Folk Festival, and recommends that visitors from across Scotland and around the world visit Orkney to hear for themselves the music played on the islands where it has its roots.

*S3M-3056 Jackie Baillie: Rebuilding of Dumbarton Academy—That the Parliament acknowledges the urgent need to rebuild Dumbarton Academy, given that the condition of the building is in a significant state of disrepair; notes that this is the stated priority for West Dunbartonshire Council and is contained in its single outcome agreement, which is endorsed by the Scottish Government; welcomes the re-profiled capital spending of £260 million made available by the UK Government to the Scottish Government for 2008-09 and 2009-10; believes that the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth is right to prioritise this spending on schools, and therefore calls on the Scottish Government to make the funds available to West Dunbartonshire Council to enable the rebuilding of Dumbarton Academy in 2009-10, recognising that any further delay will have a negative impact on the quality of the educational environment for a generation of young people from Dumbarton.

Supported by: John Park*, David Whitton*, James Kelly*, Trish Godman*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-3055 Edinburgh Waverley is a Secure Station (lodged on 5 December 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3054 Scottish Water’s Warm Pipes Campaign 2008 (lodged on 5 December 2008) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Bill Kidd*, Mike Pringle*, Jamie Hepburn*, Alex Neil*, Bob Doris*

S3M-3053 UK Government Plans to Treat Lone Parents as Repeat Offenders (lodged on 5 December 2008) Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Rob Gibson*, Alex Neil*, Bob Doris*

S3M-3052 Arrrest of British Missionaries in the Gambia (lodged on 5 December 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3051 Active Scotland Website (lodged on 5 December 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3050 SURF Place Award Winner, Animating the Canal (lodged on 5 December 2008) Jackie Baillie*, Alex Neil*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Robin Harper*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3049 Scottish Youth Parliament Website (lodged on 4 December 2008) Robert Brown*, John Lamont*, Robin Harper*, Christopher Harvie*, Jackie Baillie*, Alex Neil*, Bob Doris*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3048 North Lanarkshire Council Funding for Free School Meals (lodged on 4 December 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*, Dave Thompson*, Christopher Harvie*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3047 Support the Merger Action Group’s Appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (lodged on 4 December 2008) Christopher Harvie*, Dave Thompson*, Robin Harper*, Keith Brown*, Jamie Hepburn*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-3046 Relaunch of Scottish Youth Parliament Website (lodged on 4 December 2008) Alex Neil*, Robert Brown*, John Lamont*

S3M-3045 Daily Mail - Action on Alzheimer’s Christmas Campaign (lodged on 4 December 2008) Cathie Craigie*, Trish Godman*, Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Alex Neil*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Jamie Hepburn*, John Park*

S3M-3044 SQA School Candidate of the Year (lodged on 4 December 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3043 Ireland Raises VAT (lodged on 4 December 2008) Dr Richard Simpson*

S3M-3042 Wasps Artists’ Studios - Allowing Art to Flourish (lodged on 4 December 2008) Elaine Murray*, Alex Neil*, Bob Doris*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Nigel Don*, Pauline McNeill*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3041 Forced Redundancies at Herald and Times Group (lodged on 4 December 2008) Elaine Murray*, Dr Richard Simpson*, David Whitton*, Robin Harper*, Sandra White*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3040 NFUS and the Scottish Fair Trade Forum Join Forces (lodged on 4 December 2008) Alex Neil*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-3039 Call for Review of UK Employment Law (lodged on 4 December 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3038# Devastating Cuts At The Herald and Evening Times (lodged on 4 December 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3037 Herald and Times Group Redundancies (lodged on 4 December 2008) Dr Richard Simpson*, Liam McArthur*, Jamie Hepburn*, Elaine Murray*

S3M-3036 Climate Challenge CLEAR Project (lodged on 4 December 2008) Dr Richard Simpson*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3035 European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee’s Recognition of Right to be Educated in and Speak Scots and Gaelic (lodged on 4 December 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3034 Possible Joint Bid for Euro 2016 (lodged on 4 December 2008) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-3033 Agenda for Change Pay System (lodged on 3 December 2008) Cathie Craigie*, Robin Harper*, John Park*

S3M-3032 European Parliament’s Climate Change Committee Recommendations (lodged on 3 December 2008) Joe FitzPatrick*

S3M-3025 Increased Vulnerability of Homeowners to Reposession (lodged on 3 December 2008) Dr Richard Simpson*, Lewis Macdonald*

S3M-3024 Commemorating Servicemen and Women Killed in Iraq (lodged on 3 December 2008) Angela Constance*

S3M-3020 shmuTRAIN (lodged on 3 December 2008) Robin Harper*

S3M-3017 Congratulations to Andrew Nicoll for Debut Novel Success (lodged on 3 December 2008) Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-3015 Congratulations to the University of St Andrews Debating Team (lodged on 2 December 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-3012 Alexander Stoddart (lodged on 2 December 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-3000 Huntington’s Disease (lodged on 1 December 2008) Cathie Craigie*, Trish Godman*, Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Pauline McNeill*, Dr Richard Simpson*, David Whitton*, Robin Harper*, Marlyn Glen*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-2999# Glasgow Community Champion Awards (lodged on 1 December 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2995 International Day of Disabled People (lodged on 1 December 2008) Jack McConnell*

S3M-2992 Voluntary and Public Sector Awards (lodged on 27 November 2008) Robert Brown*

S3M-2989.1 Size Does Matter (lodged on 3 December 2008) Robert Brown*

S3M-2986 Bull Hire Scheme (lodged on 27 November 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2981.1 British Government Invoke Anti-Terrorist Legislation on Iceland (lodged on 4 December 2008) David Whitton*, Andy Kerr*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Trish Godman*, Dr Richard Simpson*, John Park*

S3M-2970 Harthill Footbridge (lodged on 26 November 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2955 Scotland’s Forests (lodged on 25 November 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2949 SQA Star Awards and North Lanarkshire School Bands (lodged on 24 November 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2948 SQA Star Award for Partnership of the Year to Coatbridge College (lodged on 24 November 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2946 6 December 2008: A March for Effective Global Action on Climate Change (lodged on 24 November 2008) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2927 Robert Burns 250th Anniversary Souvenir Stamp (lodged on 19 November 2008) Margo MacDonald*

S3M-2897 Congratulations to Reverend William Hewitt and to Kilmarnock Academy (lodged on 14 November 2008) Margaret Mitchell*, Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-2886 Minimise Medical Mistakes (lodged on 13 November 2008) Keith Brown*

S3M-2884 25th Anniversary of the Dance School of Scotland (lodged on 13 November 2008) Keith Brown*

S3M-2883 British Government Red Card over GB Football Team Proposal (lodged on 13 November 2008) Keith Brown*

S3M-2877 Larkhall Academy Unite Scotland - Let’s Celebrate (lodged on 12 November 2008) Angela Constance*, Keith Brown*

S3M-2876 UK Government’s Ideas for the Future of the Post Office (lodged on 12 November 2008) Angela Constance*, Keith Brown*

S3M-2867 Free Hospital Transport in Renfrewshire (lodged on 12 November 2008) Keith Brown*

S3M-2865 Congratulations to Dalziel High (lodged on 12 November 2008) Keith Brown*

S3M-2854 Mindroom (lodged on 11 November 2008) Rhona Brankin*

S3M-2788 Epilepsy Scotland (lodged on 29 October 2008) Angela Constance*

S3M-2665# Eco-Congregation Scotland Programme (lodged on 3 October 2008) Margaret Smith*

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