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Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally printed the day after they are lodged. If an amendment is lodged to a motion then the original motion will appear alongside the amendment, along with any support lodged that day, in this section.

Each Monday, this section also contains all motions and amendments lodged the previous week that are still live and any motions and amendments that have been lodged for debate in the coming week. A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn. Support for motions and amendments received after they are lodged is shown at the
end of this section
the day after such support is received.

Motions and amendments can be published with various symbols:

  • Asterisks before the motion or amendment number indicate a motion or amendment published for the first time;

  • Asterisks also identify alterations to the text of a motion or amendment made since it was first published;

  • A hash symbol identifies motions eligible for debate at Members’ Business;

  • A diamond symbol identifies motions lodged for Members’ Business that have not yet attracted the required cross-party support;

  • An "R", identifies motions or amendments in which the Member who lodged it has a registrable interest.

The Parliamentary Bureau periodically deletes motions or amendments not scheduled for debate and which are over six weeks old.

A full list of current motions is available on the Scottish Parliament web site at

A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at

Any questions in relation to this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk, for which contact details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

New and altered motions and amendments

* S3M-6157 Claire Baker: Establishment of the John MacDougall Mesothelioma Trust—That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of the John MacDougall Mesothelioma Trust in memory of the former Member of Parliament for Glenrothes and Central Fife who died from the asbestos-related lung cancer on 13 August 2008; recognises that many people in Fife fell victim to mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos in their workplace ; notes that the trust will provide funding for medical research into the condition and support for sufferers and their families; appreciates the work done to set up the trust by John MacDougall’s daughter, Julie MacDougall, and fellow trustees, and wishes them every success as they develop the trust.

Supported by: Bill Butler*, Helen Eadie*, James Kelly*, Nanette Milne*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jim Tolson*, Karen Whitefield*, Bob Doris*, John Park*, David Whitton*, Duncan McNeil*, Bill Kidd*, Des McNulty*

* S3M-6156 Helen Eadie: Fife Perpetrators of Antisocial Behaviour Given Licence to Inflict Misery on Victims—That the Parliament is concerned that, despite an admission of long-term antisocial behaviour by Inverkeithing tenants, the behaviour has been allowed to continue unabated without resolute action by Fife Council to stop the perpetrators; further expresses serious concern that it is the victims of the antisocial behaviour who are being pressed to move house with all the financial costs and upheaval that this will entail; finds that in today’s Scotland this is simply not an acceptable state of affairs, and calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that victims of such abuse are provided with the protection to which they are entitled as provided by the powers enshrined in the legislation on antisocial behaviour.

* S3M-6155 Stuart McMillan: Inverclyde Schools Wind Orchestra Receives Gold Award—That the Parliament congratulates the achievements of the Inverclyde Schools’ Wind Orchestra for receiving a gold award at the National Concert Band Festival, which took place in Birmingham on 10-11 April 2010; notes that the event is the United Kingdom’s largest wind band and big band festival; further notes that the band performed New York by Nigel Hess and The Year of the Dragon by Philip Sparke, and acknowledges that this is a first for a band from Scotland to achieve a gold award at the national finals and, therefore, praise must go to the band and musical director David Hutcheson for their hard work and enormous achievement.

* S3M-6154 Stewart Maxwell: Congratulations to West of Scotland Euroquiz Finalists—That the Parliament congratulates the seven primary schools from the West of Scotland that have made it through to the Euroquiz final, a competition that helps young people to develop their knowledge of Europe and the European Union; wishes Milngavie, St Mary’s Duntocher, West Kilbride, St Joseph’s, St John’s and a joint team from Thorn and Wallace primary schools all the very best of luck for the final to be held in the Parliament’s debating chamber on Monday 10 May 2010, and hails the efforts of the teachers, parents and pupils.

* S3M-6153 Jackie Baillie: Garshake and Gartocharn Nurseries—That the Parliament calls on SNP-led West Dunbartonshire Council to reconsider its plans to close Garshake and Gartocharn nurseries from August 2010 as part of a programme of cost savings; believes that the alternative suggestion made by the council of privatisation is wholly unacceptable; further believes that both nurseries provide vital services for local parents and help to sustain working families; considers this another blow to parents with young children after the council imposed extra charges of almost 30% per week on nursery places, and calls on the Scottish Government to intervene in order that West Dunbartonshire Council sees sense and maintains nursery provision at Garshake and Gartocharn.

* S3M-6152 Margaret Mitchell: NHS Lanarkshire Medicine Waste Poster Campaign—That the Parliament congratulates NHS Lanarkshire on its innovative campaign to reduce medicine waste and save £2 million a year; recognises that unused medicines cannot be recycled; welcomes the campaign’s aims to raise awareness about wasting medicine and the financial cost incurred; further recognises the adverse impact on frontline services when people order medicines that they do not need; encourages people to order correct amounts of medicines; stresses that this should always be discussed with their GP or pharmacist, and notes that a poster campaign will run throughout Lanarkshire from 12 April until 23 May 2010 to highlight the issue.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-6151 Euroquiz 2010 (lodged on 14 April 2010) Bill Kidd*, Liam McArthur*, Bob Doris*, Brian Adam*, Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6150 Falling in Love Again (lodged on 14 April 2010) Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Gil Paterson*

S3M-6149 Human Rights and the Sahrawi People (lodged on 14 April 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6148 Orkney Pupils for Euroquiz Final (lodged on 14 April 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6146 The Passing of Kenneth McKellar (lodged on 14 April 2010) David Whitton*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Michael Matheson*, Jamie Stone*, Bill Butler*, Jack McConnell*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-6145# Broadcasting Black Hole for Scottish Rugby (lodged on 14 April 2010) Jamie Hepburn*

S3M-6144 Sexual Trafficking of Men to Scotland (lodged on 14 April 2010) Jamie Hepburn*, Michael Matheson*, Stuart McMillan*, Bob Doris*, Trish Godman*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bill Wilson*, Gil Paterson*, Hugh Henry*

S3M-6141 Team up to Beat Cancer (lodged on 13 April 2010) Stuart McMillan*, Sarah Boyack*, Jack McConnell*, Trish Godman*

S3M-6139# Deaf Awareness Week 2010 (lodged on 13 April 2010) Willie Coffey*, John Wilson*, Trish Godman*, Jack McConnell*

S3M-6135 Westminster Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Call for Inquiry into UK Complicity in Torture (lodged on 13 April 2010) Willie Coffey*

S3M-6134# Halt Hospice Cuts (lodged on 13 April 2010) Ross Finnie*, Trish Godman*

S3M-6133 Fife Coastal Path is the Best in Scotland (lodged on 13 April 2010) John Park*, Trish Godman*

S3M-6131 Aleke Banda (lodged on 13 April 2010) Brian Adam*, Trish Godman*, Jack McConnell*, Elaine Murray*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-6130 National Bowel Cancer Awareness Month (lodged on 13 April 2010) Jack McConnell*

S3M-6128# Full Steam Ahead from Bo’ness to Manuel (lodged on 12 April 2010) John Wilson*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Robin Harper*, Aileen Campbell*, Hugh Henry*, Rob Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Mike Pringle*, Trish Godman*, Gil Paterson*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-6124 Celtic 0 - 2 Ross County, Bucked by the Staggies (lodged on 12 April 2010) Maureen Watt*

S3M-6120 Fly the Flag on St Magnus Day (lodged on 12 April 2010) Ross Finnie*, Willie Coffey*

S3M-6118 Crime Reduction in Glasgow (lodged on 9 April 2010) Hugh O’Donnell*, Ross Finnie*, Robin Harper*, Gil Paterson*, Bob Doris*, Mike Pringle*

S3M-6117 Cambuslang and Rutherglen Alcohol Initiative (lodged on 9 April 2010) Hugh O’Donnell*, Ross Finnie*, Bob Doris*, Christina McKelvie*

S3M-6114 Glasgow Boys Exhibition Opens in Glasgow (lodged on 9 April 2010) Trish Godman*

S3M-6110 East Dunbartonshire Council for Voluntary Service (lodged on 8 April 2010) Ross Finnie*, Trish Godman*

S3M-6106 Exhibition on Israeli Technology (lodged on 6 April 2010) Christine Grahame*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Margo MacDonald*

S3M-6105 Tercentenary of Ayr Faculty of Solicitors (lodged on 6 April 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6104 352nd Baillieston Brownies (lodged on 1 April 2010) Trish Godman*

S3M-6102 Inverclyde Schools Community Space Programme (lodged on 1 April 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6096♦ Glasgow Kelvin Hall Under Threat (lodged on 31 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6095 Lenzie Academy Represents Scotland at UK Final (lodged on 30 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6094 Green and Ethical Investment by Publicly-owned Banks (lodged on 30 March 2010) Christina McKelvie*

S3M-6086# Bank on Owen (lodged on 29 March 2010) Gil Paterson*, Rhona Brankin*

S3M-6076 Employment and Support Allowance Still Isn’t Working (lodged on 1 April 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6064 Able2Sail (lodged on 25 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6058 Purple Day, Raising Awareness of Epilepsy (lodged on 24 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6055 Young Consumers of the Year Scotland 2010 (lodged on 24 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6052 Fair Fares for Glaswegians (lodged on 24 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6040 Private Training Providers, Protection of Students’ Fees (lodged on 23 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6038 Number Shop Cut Doesn’t Add Up (lodged on 24 March 2010) Gil Paterson*

S3M-6028 Autism Ventures Scotland Launches First Social Firm (lodged on 22 March 2010) Ross Finnie*

S3M-5985 Finland Acts to Cut Number of Fire Deaths (lodged on 17 March 2010) Jackie Baillie*

S3M-5851 Lanarkshire, Excellent for Business (lodged on 1 March 2010) Christina McKelvie*

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