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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An indication is also provided where motions and amendments have been withdrawn.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-5246 Rob Gibson: Announce Pentland Firth Leases Locally—That the Parliament notes that the Crown Estate Commission is due to announce in March 2010 the proposed leases of sites in the Pentland Firth for marine power development; argues that this announcement should be made in either Caithness or Orkney to show commitment to the area that will ultimately deliver on the renewable potential for Scotland and the rest of Europe, and believes that the decision to make such an important announcement elsewhere is inappropriate.

*S3M-5245 Willie Coffey: Social Workers - Taking Back Our Profession—That the Parliament supports the campaign, Social Workers - Taking Back Our Profession, and calls on those responsible for developing training in social work in Scotland, including the Association of Directors of Social Work, the Scottish Government and Scotland’s universities and colleges, to ensure that, in developing training for social work in Scotland, measures are led by a registered social worker and that any Scottish participation in United Kingdom-wide training arrangements has clear governance and accountability in Scotland and is in accordance with the legislative framework governing social work in Scotland.

*S3M-5244 Karen Whitefield: Big Lottery Boost for Newmains—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that Newmains in North Lanarkshire has been selected as one of five areas to benefit from a share of £9 million pounds of Big Lottery funding; notes that the new multi-million funding programme, Our Place, is aimed at regenerating five communities in Scotland that have not seen the expected level of lottery grants over the last three years; welcomes the emphasis in the Our Place programme of ensuring that the needs and aspirations of local people are reflected in the lottery funding that they receive, and believes that this announcement is excellent news for the people of Newmains and that it will make a real and significant difference to the local community.

Supported by: Johann Lamont*, Gil Paterson*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Hugh Henry*, Pauline McNeill*, Des McNulty*, Marilyn Livingstone*

*S3M-5243 Lewis Macdonald: Aberdeen College Awarded Royal Prize—That the Parliament congratulates Aberdeen College, Scotland’s largest college of further and higher education, on being awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in recognition of its high achievement and excellence in the oil and gas sector; notes that this is the second time that Aberdeen College has been awarded this prestigious prize, following its previous success in 1994; welcomes Aberdeen College’s cutting-edge training and facilities provided through Aberdeen Skills and Enterprise Training Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Aberdeen College accredited worldwide as a specialist training provider in the oil, gas, marine, electrical, transportation and health and safety industries, and looks forward to the continued success of the college in meeting the skills needs of these and other sectors of the economy and in improving employment opportunities for thousands of students every year.

*S3M-5242 Alasdair Allan: BP Fuel Cards—That the Parliament condemns BP for its recent decision to stop accepting BP Plus and BP Plus Bunker Fuel Cards at 13 non-BP-branded sites on the islands of Lewis, Shetland, Arran and Skye as of 18 December 2009; notes that these cards presently allow island-based businesses and organisations 7.5 pence per litre off the cost of fuel; regrets that, by this decision, BP is imposing additional costs on rural businesses on islands, many of which already have some of the highest fuel costs in the world, and calls on BP to reconsider this damaging decision.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, John Wilson*, Gil Paterson*, Robin Harper*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Rob Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Sandra White*

*S3M-5241 Robert Brown: Dance School of Scotland—That the Parliament is greatly concerned at the proposal to close Dalrymple Hall, the residential accommodation of the Glasgow-based Dance School of Scotland, the country’s only fully funded centre of excellence for vocational dance and musical theatre, threatening both the viability of the school and the futures of up to 90 promising dancers and performers a year in Scotland who, without accommodation, would be unable to attend the school; calls on the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council to work together with the University of Glasgow to ensure that the future of this valuable asset to Scotland is secured, and believes that, in the year of Homecoming, which aims to celebrate the rich culture and heritage of Scotland, everything possible should be done to maintain the school’s national and international reputation.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Bill Butler*

*S3M-5240 Rob Gibson: Moray Waste Busters, Reusing, Reducing—That the Parliament recognises the innovation of Moray Waste Busters (MWB) and congratulates it on being nominated as the Best Social Enterprise (turnover of less than £1 million) at the first ever Scottish Social Enterprise Awards, run by the Social Enterprise Coalition and presented in the Scottish Parliament on 17 November 2009 and considers that MWB’s original reuse-reclaim facility, the Waste Busters, offers quality used furniture and goods for the home and garden, is helping to continue Scotland’s proud tradition of conservation and ecological foresight and is a leading example in the continued effort to reduce waste.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Maureen Watt*, Mary Scanlon*, Bob Doris*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*

*S3M-5239 Rhoda Grant: Harris Tweed Hebrides—That the Parliament congratulates Harris Tweed Hebrides on receiving the Outstanding Contribution to Style award at the Scottish Style Awards 2009, held in Glasgow on 31 October 2009; further congratulates the company’s success earlier in the year at the Scottish Fashion Awards, at which it won the Textile Brand of the Year award; considers that Harris Tweed Hebrides, which was formed in 2007 to ensure that Harris Tweed would continue to be available to its many devotees around the world, has revived the industry by forging connections with designers and companies such as Deryck Walker, Sara Berman, Judy Clarke, Vivienne Westwood, Nike and Glasgow design firm Graven Images, which used Harris Tweed in designing the city’s first five-star hotel, and commends the board of directors and staff at Harris Tweed Hebrides for their outstanding work to produce the finest tweed at the Shawbost mill.

*S3M-5238 Sandra White: Time to Make a Wave—That the Parliament notes the decision of Glasgow City Council to ban from the centre of Glasgow The Wave, billed as Scotland’s biggest ever climate change demonstration; believes that, given the importance of highlighting the need to stop climate change and save the planet, this march should be given the full support of Glasgow City Council rather than being confined to the outskirts of the city centre, and calls on Glasgow City Council to reconsider its decision.

Supported by: Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Wilson*, Christopher Harvie*, Alasdair Allan*, Bill Kidd*, Gil Paterson*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-5235 9 to 5 Is Not an Option for Vale Babies (lodged on 18 November 2009) Mary Mulligan*, Hugh Henry*, Bill Butler*, James Kelly*, Helen Eadie*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Marilyn Livingstone*

S3M-5234 Glasgow Credit Union Strategy Conference (lodged on 18 November 2009) Bill Kidd*, Johann Lamont*, Elaine Smith*, David Whitton*, Hugh Henry*, Andy Kerr*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*, Ken Macintosh*, Margaret Curran*, Bill Butler*, Sandra White*

S3M-5233 Congratulations to Captain James Evans (lodged on 18 November 2009) Nanette Milne*, Karen Gillon*, Mary Scanlon*, Alex Johnstone*, Bill Aitken*, David McLetchie*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jim Hume*, Aileen Campbell*, Elizabeth Smith*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, John Scott*, Jackson Carlaw*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-5232 State of Scotland’s Greenspace 2009 and SROI (lodged on 18 November 2009) Bill Kidd*, Hugh Henry*, Sandra White*, Mike Pringle*, Alison McInnes*, John Wilson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-5230 Homophobic Bullying (lodged on 18 November 2009) Alasdair Allan*, Christopher Harvie*, Bill Wilson*, Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Bob Doris*, Aileen Campbell*, Patricia Ferguson*, Maureen Watt*, Bill Kidd*, Shirley-Anne Somerville*, Bill Butler*, Sandra White*, Brian Adam*, George Foulkes*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Liam McArthur*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*

S3M-5227 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Buchanan Bus Station (lodged on 18 November 2009) Robin Harper*, Bill Wilson*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-5226 All Wales Convention Report (lodged on 18 November 2009) Joe FitzPatrick*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-5225 Inverclyde Chosen for Lottery Funding Boost (lodged on 18 November 2009) Anne McLaughlin*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-5224 First Ever Social Enterprise Scotland Awards (lodged on 18 November 2009) Stuart McMillan*, Claire Baker*, Gil Paterson*, Des McNulty*, Alison McInnes*, Mary Scanlon*

S3M-5220 Banks To Force Customers Further Into Debt (lodged on 17 November 2009) Gil Paterson*, Bill Wilson*

S3M-5218 Changeworks Wins EAS EnergySavers Award (lodged on 17 November 2009) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-5214 West Dunbartonshire Success in Regeneration Funding Bid (lodged on 17 November 2009) Des McNulty*

S3M-5213 Caring Christmas Trees (lodged on 17 November 2009) Anne McLaughlin*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Gil Paterson*, Rob Gibson*

S3M-5210# World March for Peace and Nonviolence (lodged on 16 November 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-5209 Global Financial Technology Leader Investment in Glasgow (lodged on 16 November 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-5208 Boost for Glasgow 2014 (lodged on 16 November 2009) Anne McLaughlin*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-5207 Closure of Guantánamo Bay (lodged on 16 November 2009) Anne McLaughlin*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-5206 Machan Trust, Larkhall (lodged on 16 November 2009) Gil Paterson*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-5205 20th Anniversary of North Lanarkshire Parkinson’s Self Help Group (lodged on 16 November 2009) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-5204 Scottish Mining Museum, Best Visitor Experience 2009 (lodged on 16 November 2009) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-5203 Prevention of Child Abuse (lodged on 16 November 2009) Jack McConnell*, Gil Paterson*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-5202 Safety First (lodged on 16 November 2009) Jack McConnell*, Sarah Boyack*

S3M-5201 2009 Trad Music Awards (lodged on 16 November 2009) Jack McConnell*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-5200 Caldervale Remembers (lodged on 16 November 2009) Gil Paterson*, Des McNulty*

S3M-5199 Launch of a New Alcohol Charter in Edinburgh (lodged on 13 November 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-5194 It’s Scotland’s Attendance Allowance Too (lodged on 12 November 2009) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-5193 Humanitarian Work in No Man’s Land (lodged on 12 November 2009) Gil Paterson*

S3M-5191 World Diabetes Day (lodged on 12 November 2009) Jack McConnell*

S3M-5189 NHS Lanarkshire Investing in Volunteers (lodged on 12 November 2009) Jack McConnell*

S3M-5155 Congratulations to Medics Against Violence (lodged on 9 November 2009) Shirley-Anne Somerville*

S3M-5148 Concern over the Future of Glencraft (lodged on 6 November 2009) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5148.1 Concern over the Future of Glencraft (lodged on 17 November 2009) Nigel Don*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-5144 NHS Lanarkshire Reaches Finals of Health, Work and Wellbeing Award (lodged on 5 November 2009) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5143 Hate and Discrimination Have No Place in Scottish Society (lodged on 5 November 2009) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5129 Congratulations to the Holy Cross Primary School (lodged on 4 November 2009) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5123 Tollcross Community Trust Expansion (lodged on 4 November 2009) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5102 Hawthorn Housing Co-operative (lodged on 2 November 2009) Karen Whitefield*

S3M-5092 Ethical Procurement in the NHS (lodged on 29 October 2009) Cathy Jamieson*

S3M-5085 Most Vulnerable at Risk (lodged on 29 October 2009) Ian McKee*

S3M-5015 Action for Children (lodged on 13 October 2009) Dave Thompson*

S3M-4629 Concern at UCU Report on Education Cuts (lodged on 24 July 2009) Karen Whitefield*

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