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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-4528 Mary Scanlon: Congratulations to Strathspey Thistle FC—That the Parliament congratulates Strathspey Thistle FC on its move to the Highland Football League (HFL); notes that its first home match in this senior football league will be on 6 August 2009 and believes that many people from the area will turn out to watch this match and continue to support the local team in the months and years ahead; understands the urgency to implement the changes to the ground required in order for the club to take its place in the league following a vote by existing HFL clubs in February to admit three further teams, including Strathspey Thistle, into the countrys most northern senior football league; congratulates the club on its vision to encourage youth football in the area with a youth committee formed to oversee an under-13s and under-14s team for the Moray Youth League and an under-15s team in the HFL Development League, and wishes the entire team, committee and supporters the best of luck for their first season in senior football.

*S3M-4527 Jamie Hepburn: Unfair Charges for Supplemental Oxygen by Airlines—That the Parliament notes that many individuals with a variety of conditions require supplemental oxygen when travelling by air; is concerned that many airlines continue to charge for providing passengers with the supplemental oxygen that they require; believes that this is effectively profiteering from disabled people; calls on those airlines that continue to charge passengers requiring in-flight supplemental oxygen to cease doing so by allowing such passengers either to bring personal oxygen equipment on board and use it or to have supplemental oxygen provided for them, in both cases without charge; welcomes the recent decision by British Airways, Emirates and Cathay Pacific to drop all charges; notes that as of 1 May 2009 airlines in the United States of America have to allow passengers requiring supplemental oxygen to use their own portable oxygen concentrator free of charge, and calls for airlines operating from Scotland that at present levy charges for the provision of in-flight supplemental oxygen to do the same.

*S3M-4526 Andrew Welsh on behalf of the Finance Committee: Strategic Budget Scrutiny—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Finance Committee’s 2nd Report 2009 (Session 3): Strategic Budget Scrutiny (SP Paper 283).

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*

*S3M-4525 Ken Macintosh: Participation in the Edinburgh International Film Festival—That the Parliament welcomes the 2009 Edinburgh International Film Festival and the contribution that the event makes to Scottish cultural life; appreciates the pleasure that the festival has brought audiences and the platform that it has provided to film makers from Scotland and around the world; recognises the importance of film in challenging prejudice and tackling controversial subjects; notes, for example, the number of Arab, Palestinian and Israeli productions focussing on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the number of those films reflecting varied and opposing points of view that have received funding from the Israeli Film Fund; therefore expresses concern at the decision of the film festival to return a grant made by the Israeli Embassy to help an Israeli director participate in this important cultural event; calls for all communities and voices to be heard in such a creative forum, and greets with relief the news that the Israeli director will be able to attend the Edinburgh International Film Festival after all.

*S3M-4524 Jeremy Purvis: Congratulations to the Borders Book Festival and James Kelman, Winner of the Book of the Year 2009—That the Parliament congratulates James Kelman on winning Book of the Year 2009 at the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards and the £30,000 prize for his novel, Kieron Smith, boy, at a ceremony held at the Borders Book Festival in Melrose on 19 June 2009; notes that this was the second year that the awards were held at the Melrose festival; considers that the ceremony, hosted by writer and comedian Rory Bremner, was a triumphant success and testament to the growing popularity of the Borders Book Festival; congratulates Alistair Moffat, Paula Ogilvie and team in developing the festival; recognises that the awards are indicative of the current strength of Scottish literature, and further congratulates Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, the Scottish Arts Council and the category winners, Janice Galloway (Non Fiction), Tom Pow (Poetry) and Andrea McNicoll (First Book) and all those involved in making this event such a success.

*S3M-4523 Brian Adam: Bankhead Academy, Young Engineer and Science Clubs Scotland Club of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates Bankhead Academy on winning the accolade of Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland Club of the Year; wishes the successful team members a bright future; notes the success of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry’s network of over 320 clubs across the country, and acknowledges the network’s supporters in the north east, including BP, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Lloyd’s Register, OPITO the Oil and Gas Academy and Shell.

*S3M-4522 Mr Frank McAveety: Get involved in the East End Run—That the Parliament commends the ongoing success of the East End 5K that takes place annually in Tollcross Park, Glasgow; welcomes the record number of over 2,500 participants who will take part in June 2009; encourages the involvement of local primary schools in the event; supports the opening up of the event to people of all ages; looks forward to seeing greater participation from people in the community, and highlights the ongoing regeneration in the east end of Glasgow, which is providing more opportunities for local residents and subsequently building confidence in the area.

*S3M-4521 Patricia Ferguson: More New Homes from Queens Cross Housing Association—That the Parliament notes the progress made by Queens Cross Housing Association toward the construction of 140 new homes at Murano Street in Firhill in Glasgow, the first of which will be completed by the summer of 2011; welcomes this development, which will provide homes for rent and for shared equity, including new homes for Glasgow Housing Association tenants in Hamiltonhill whose existing homes are to be demolished; acknowledges the commitment of Queens Cross Housing Association, in partnership with Glasgow City Council, to the provision of social-rented housing and affordable home ownership for residents in north west Glasgow, and congratulates it on the start of this project, which is the first of a programme of 337 new homes in the area.

*S3M-4520 Kenneth Gibson: Beith Cancer Support Group—That the Parliament congratulates Beith Cancer Support Group on raising over £26,000 this year to help local cancer patients; praises the group for raising over £309,000 for cancer research in its 20-year existence; commends the altruism and care shown by all involved in the support group under the leadership of Bill and Moira Haining; compliments the group on its innovative fundraising such as coffee mornings, whist drives and supper dances, and takes inspiration from its ever increasing drive to help local cancer patients.

*S3M-4519 Margaret Mitchell: Carers Scotland’s General Practice Resource Pack—That the Parliament welcomes and supports Carers Scotland’s general practice resource pack, which is intended to provide a selection of tools and resources to help general practices identify and support carers; notes that the resource pack and notice board were developed because carers and research have identified the critical role that primary health care and, in particular, general practice plays in identifying and supporting carers, and recognises that there are 660,000 carers in Scotland who save the Scottish economy approximately £7.6 billion each year and do so at a great personal sacrifice, with carers being a third more likely to be in poor health than non-carers.

*S3M-4518 John Swinney: Marine (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Marine (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rules 9.12 3(b)(ii) and (iii) and 9.12.4 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

*S3M-4517 Mr Frank McAveety: East End Youngsters Turning the Place Around—That the Parliament congratulates all the young people involved in the creation of Fuse, the east end youth café in Glasgow; recognises the hard work of east end youngsters in bringing former licensed premises on Shettleston Road back into use as a youth facility, providing space for music development, computer access and for public performance; commends the partnership with Shettleston Housing Association, Bringing East End Together (BEET) and Young East End Speaking (YES) and other supporters, and wishes Fuse a long future in providing a service shaped for and designed by young people themselves.

*S3M-4516 Mr Frank McAveety: A Proactive Calton Joins Campaign for a Better East End—That the Parliament congratulates all those involved in the organisation of the Calton Information Day, held at St James’ Primary School on 6 July 2009; commends the work of the Calton Area Association and its office bearers in bringing together the community of Calton to identify ways in which Calton can share in the wider regeneration of the east end of Glasgow, and calls on all partner agencies and elected members to work together to ensure that the community of Calton can make a contribution to the ongoing improvements to the east end of Glasgow.

*S3M-4515 Mr Frank McAveety: British Muslims House of Lords Award Honours Scottish Muslim Artistic Director—That the Parliament congratulates Alina Mirza, the Artistic Director of Glasgow-based arts and film production company Heer Productions, on being awarded the British Muslims House of Lords Honour Award 2009 for arts and culture, an award that celebrates her artistic merit and aims to highlight the tremendous work carried out by British Muslims in the United Kingdom; commends the work that she has undertaken to redress the balance of opportunities within the arts and film sector and to provide viable cultural and artistic space to black and minority ethnic communities through innovative projects in a mainstream context; supports the work that she has done to establish links between artistic institutions and practising artists in the UK and Pakistan, leading to collaborative work, and hopes that this appointment will encourage more talented British Muslims from all walks of life to realise their dreams and make lasting contributions to society.

*S3M-4514 Mr Frank McAveety: Govanhill Festival, Plenty to Celebrate—That the Parliament congratulates all those involved in the Govanhill Festival, held on 20 June 2009 in Govanhill Park; recognises the partnership of Govanhill Housing Association and community partners such as the Larkfield Centre, Langside College, the Govanhill Baths Trust and many others in putting together a celebration of the vibrancy and diversity of the Govanhill community; commends the efforts being made by individuals and organisations to showcase the best of community spirit in the Govanhill area, and hopes that continuing progress can be made in tackling issues such as poor quality tenement properties, neglectful private landlords and community safety.

*S3M-4513 Mr Frank McAveety: Holyrood Humanitarian Heroes—That the Parliament highly commends the pupils of Holyrood Secondary School in the south side of Glasgow for raising £70,000 to fund a charitable trip to Malawi, backed by the Glasgow Lord Provost, Bob Winter; acknowledges that during the trip they will work with local communities to help build a two-classroom block for pupils with additional support needs and renovate a number of classrooms; recognises that to date the pupils have raised more than £140,000 for Malawi through a wide range of activities involving virtually every pupil in the school; welcomes the fact that the school is working alongside the charity, Mary’s Meals, an expanding international movement based in the east end of Glasgow that provides lunches to thousands of children attending schools in Malawi, and encourages Holyrood Secondary School in its continued efforts and the people of the south side of Glasgow who have shown enormous generosity towards international projects such as this.

*S3M-4512 Richard Baker: Congratulations to Cornerstone Forensic Service, Winners of Best Social Service Team in Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates the Cornerstone Forensic Service in Aberdeen on winning the Best Social Service Team in Scotland award at the Scottish Social Services Council Care Accolades award ceremony in Dundee on 7 June 2009; welcomes the team’s structured approach and emphasis on inclusion; notes that the forensic service provides support to adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues who have a history of offending or are at risk of offending without appropriate levels of support; notes that the project aims to protect the community and prevent individuals from reoffending by introducing structured support, employment opportunities and activities that bring stability to their lives, and considers that, since the service started in August 2004, it has been a huge success with none of the individuals supported by the service going on to reoffend but instead going on to integrate successfully back into the local community and with several of the residents now in part-time employment and attending college.

Supported by: George Foulkes*, Marlyn Glen*, Hugh Henry*, Lewis Macdonald*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Kidd*, Sandra White*, Jackie Baillie*, John Park*, Mary Mulligan*, Robin Harper*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Des McNulty*, Ken Macintosh*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-4511 West Lothian Council Rent Increases (lodged on 24 June 2009) Mr Frank McAveety*, Elaine Smith*, Hugh O’Donnell*, George Foulkes*, Hugh Henry*, David Whitton*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Karen Whitefield*, Pauline McNeill*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4510 Genius Bread (lodged on 24 June 2009) Alasdair Allan*, Michael Matheson*, Elaine Smith*, Mike Pringle*, George Foulkes*, David Whitton*, Hugh Henry*, Christina McKelvie*, Mary Mulligan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jim Tolson*, Bill Kidd*, Alison McInnes*, Jamie McGrigor*, Stuart McMillan*, John Wilson*

S3M-4509 Job Losses at MGt, Kirkcaldy (lodged on 24 June 2009) Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Stuart McMillan*, Dave Thompson*, Alasdair Allan*, John Wilson*

S3M-4507 The Salvation Army Centenary (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4506 Inclusion Scotland’s Report on Accessible Housing (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4503 Get Active for Mental Health (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4502 Kibble Palace (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Rob Gibson*, George Foulkes*, Hugh Henry*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Jackson Carlaw*, Des McNulty*, Elaine Smith*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Kidd*, Karen Whitefield*, Helen Eadie*, Pauline McNeill*, Bob Doris*, Robin Harper*, John Wilson*, Trish Godman*

S3M-4501 Congratulations to the STUC Youth Conference (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-4500 Govanhill Baths, Swimming to Success (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*, John Wilson*, Alasdair Allan*, Aileen Campbell*, Patrick Harvie*

S3M-4499 Mr Ronnie Watt (lodged on 24 June 2009) Margaret Mitchell*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*, Brian Adam*, Maureen Watt*, Ted Brocklebank*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-4498 The Opening of the Acropolis Museum in Athens (lodged on 24 June 2009) Rob Gibson*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Kidd*, Jim Tolson*, Gil Paterson*, Christina McKelvie*, Sandra White*, Alasdair Morgan*, Jim Hume*

S3M-4497 UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2009 (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Bob Doris*, Robert Brown*, Ian McKee*, Elaine Smith*, Ross Finnie*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Mike Pringle*, Rob Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, Bill Kidd*, Sandra White*, Bill Wilson*, Bill Butler*, Robin Harper*, Jim Hume*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4496 Northfield Academy Moonwalk (lodged on 24 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*, Ted Brocklebank*, Bill Kidd*, Alison McInnes*

S3M-4495 Interest Rate Cap Required (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alasdair Allan*, Maureen Watt*, Bill Wilson*, Mike Pringle*, Bill Kidd*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Christine Grahame*, Gil Paterson*, Christina McKelvie*, Stuart McMillan*, Brian Adam*

S3M-4494 Airdrie Academy Presents Les Miserables School Edition (lodged on 24 June 2009) Trish Godman*, Des McNulty*, Margaret Mitchell*, Ken Macintosh*, Bill Butler*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4493# Breast Cancer Awareness Month (lodged on 24 June 2009) Jamie Hepburn*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Mary Scanlon*, Sarah Boyack*, John Park*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Trish Godman*, Gil Paterson*, Malcolm Chisholm*, David Whitton*, Pauline McNeill*, Elaine Smith*, Elaine Murray*, Karen Whitefield*, Bill Kidd*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4492 Congratulations to Tollbrae and Calderbank Primary Schools (lodged on 24 June 2009) Ken Macintosh*, Margaret Mitchell*, Trish Godman*, Des McNulty*, Gil Paterson*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4491 Vocational Qualifications Day (lodged on 23 June 2009) Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4489 National Library? (lodged on 23 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4487 Congratulations to TSC Larbert (lodged on 23 June 2009) Aileen Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4482 A New View for the Scottish Premier League (lodged on 23 June 2009) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4480 Jobcentre Plus Failing Job Seekers (lodged on 23 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4479 New Homes at Garelochhead (lodged on 23 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4478 Girlguiding Scotland 100th Anniversary (lodged on 23 June 2009) Karen Gillon*, Hugh Henry*, Christine Grahame*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Jim Hume*, Des McNulty*, Jackie Baillie*, David Whitton*, Jackson Carlaw*, John Lamont*, Ross Finnie*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Patricia Ferguson*, Karen Whitefield*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Mike Pringle*, Robert Brown*, Alison McInnes*, Robin Harper*, Jamie Stone*, Margaret Mitchell*, Ken Macintosh*, Brian Adam*

S3M-4476 Child Safety Week, 22 to 28 June 2009 (lodged on 23 June 2009) Trish Godman*, Jackie Baillie*, Charlie Gordon*, Alison McInnes*, Bill Butler*

S3M-4475 The Mary Leishman Foundation’s Dander for Mary (lodged on 23 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Jim Tolson*

S3M-4473 Scotland Wins IRB Nations Cup (lodged on 22 June 2009) Maureen Watt*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4471 Bee All You Can Bee (lodged on 22 June 2009) Ken Macintosh*, Trish Godman*, Margaret Mitchell*, Elaine Murray*, Bill Kidd*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4470# Glasgow Mela, One People One Nation (lodged on 22 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Anne McLaughlin*

S3M-4469 Learning Disability Week, Changing Places (lodged on 22 June 2009) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-4468 East Dunbartonshire Mini Water Polo (lodged on 19 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4463 Foreign Affairs Committee Calls for Trident Debate (lodged on 19 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4462 Sounding Good (lodged on 19 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Margaret Mitchell*

S3M-4461 Halt the Decline of Local Radio Services (lodged on 19 June 2009) Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Gil Paterson*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-4460 Strength to Strength, Glasgow Credit Union 20 Years On (lodged on 19 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4459 Shared Surfaces and Disabled People (lodged on 19 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Ian McKee*, Alison McInnes*, Murdo Fraser*

S3M-4458 225th Anniversary of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland and 169th Royal Highland Show (lodged on 19 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Alison McInnes*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4457 Stand Up Now for Social Work (lodged on 19 June 2009) David Whitton*, Sandra White*, Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Michael Matheson*, Hugh Henry*, Elaine Smith*, Marlyn Glen*, Bill Butler*, Mary Mulligan*, Alison McInnes*, Cathie Craigie*, Cathy Jamieson*, Bob Doris*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Robin Harper*, Jim Tolson*, Christina McKelvie*, Rhona Brankin*

S3M-4456 The Most Improved Sea Cadet Unit in the United Kingdom (lodged on 18 June 2009) Margaret Mitchell*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4455 The Development of Allotments in Wellhouse (lodged on 18 June 2009) Ken Macintosh*, Stuart McMillan*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4453# Bicentenary of the Scottish Bible Society (lodged on 18 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4451 ECHR Ruling on Domestic Abuse (lodged on 18 June 2009) Tom McCabe*

S3M-4450 Praise the Progress of James Watt College (lodged on 18 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4448 2009 Social Enterprise Schools Celebration Day (lodged on 18 June 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-4447 Calman Commission A Wasted Opportunity (lodged on 18 June 2009) Aileen Campbell*

S3M-4445 Ezra Nawi and Israel’s Continued Violation of Human Rights (lodged on 18 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4444 John Wheatley College Rakes in More Environmental Awards (lodged on 18 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Ken Macintosh*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-4443 Trident, Jobs and Scotland’s Economy (lodged on 18 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4442 Congratulations to St Joseph’s Primary School, Milngavie (lodged on 18 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4439 Congratulations to Perthshire’s Scottish Charity Champion 2009 (lodged on 17 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4435 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (lodged on 17 June 2009) Mike Pringle*

S3M-4433.1 Uist Defence Jobs Cuts (lodged on 18 June 2009) Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-4425 Depression Alliance Scotland’s Getting On, Not Getting Down Campaign and National Depression Week (lodged on 17 June 2009) Tom McCabe*

S3M-4422 Tackling Identity Fraud (lodged on 17 June 2009) Gil Paterson*, Tom McCabe*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-4403 Welcoming Wick HarbourFest (lodged on 16 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*

S3M-4398 Congratulations to Bethany Christian Trust (lodged on 16 June 2009) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-4393 Congratulations on Efforts to Secure Employment for Disabled People (lodged on 16 June 2009) Tom McCabe*

S3M-4392 Human Rights in Turkey (lodged on 15 June 2009) Tom McCabe*

S3M-4385 RNIB Scotland Campaign of the Year (lodged on 15 June 2009) Tom McCabe*

S3M-4382 Honorary Freemanship for Jackie Stewart (lodged on 15 June 2009) Dr Richard Simpson*, Tom McCabe*, Maureen Watt*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-4379 NHS Lanarkshire Laundry Team (lodged on 15 June 2009) Tom McCabe*

S3M-4367 Hampered by Hormones? Addressing the Needs of Men with Prostate Cancer (lodged on 11 June 2009) Stuart McMillan*, Alison McInnes*

S3M-4353 Quarriers Condemned Campaign (lodged on 10 June 2009) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-4256 A Post Bank, A People’s Bank (lodged on 27 May 2009) John Park*, Ken Macintosh*

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