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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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-6570 Aileen Campbell: Independent Booksellers Week 2010—That the Parliament supports Independent Booksellers Week 2010, which runs from 14 to 21 June and seeks to promote independent booksellers throughout Scotland; notes that a range of events for all ages will be taking place in over 200 bookshops throughout the country; recognises the efforts of the organisers, booksellers and authors involved in the events; encourages people to support their local bookshops, and commends the work of all involved.

*S3M-6569 Robin Harper: School Playgrounds—That the Parliament recognises the importance of school playgrounds in enriching childhood through getting children active, giving them regular experiences of nature, developing their social skills, helping them to learn and developing citizenship and pride of place; expresses concern that many of Scotland’s school playgrounds are in poor shape and that few local authorities have any proactive programme in place to develop them, and urges the Scottish Government to give local authorities a clear responsibility to provide school playgrounds in which children can play, enjoy nature, learn and thrive.

*S3M-6568 Mary Mulligan: Raising Awareness in National Epilepsy Week 2010—That the Parliament recognises the collaborative awareness-raising work of Epilepsy Scotland and other Scottish members of the Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland; applauds these organisations for highlighting issues for under-25s in National Epilepsy Week, from 13 to 19 June 2010; calls on the Scottish Government and NHS boards to ensure that the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland clinical standards for new patients to be referred to an epilepsy specialist nurse within 30 days are implemented; appreciates the importance of a smooth transition, particularly for young people with difficult-to-control epilepsy, from paediatric to adult health, education and social care services; agrees that investment in transition services and the replication of best practice as highlighted by NHS Highland will bring benefits to many under-25s; welcomes the Cross-Party Group on Epilepsy’s review of new guidelines for children led by Epilepsy Scotland; wishes this national charity’s new ambassador, Rosie Gilmour, every success at her inaugural National Epilepsy Week address, which is scheduled to take place on 16 June 2010 in the Parliament; congratulates the Scottish Government for assisting Epilepsy Scotland in developing new illustrated children’s books for 2 to 7-year-olds and for commissioning its research into Sudden and Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), which can affect the under-25s; acknowledges Epilepsy Scotland’s campaign to make anti-epileptic drugs exempt from proposed generic prescribing regulations; recognises that the Parliament’s best employment practices are informing the charity’s new occupational health guide for employers, and praises partnerships between epilepsy organisations and the Parliament that inform public attitudes, tackle social stigma and create a fair society for the 40,000 people in Scotland with epilepsy.

*S3M-6567 Alasdair Allan: Quarriers and National Epilepsy Week 2010—That the Parliament notes the importance of National Epilepsy Week, taking place this year from 13 to 19 June 2010; welcomes Quarriers’ Epilepsy Week Reception in the Parliament on Wednesday 16 June as an opportunity to mark the occasion; acknowledges the outstanding service that Quarriers provides to people in Scotland living with the condition; commends the valuable contribution that third sector organisations and specialist epilepsy services make to patient-centred treatment and epilepsy management, and believes that the planned Quarriers Scottish epilepsy centre will be a centre of excellence that will provide vital diagnostic facilities, treatment, therapeutic support and advice to individuals and families affected by epilepsy.

Supported by: Michael McMahon*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Sandra White*, Mary Mulligan*, Robert Brown*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bill Kidd*, Christina McKelvie*, Angela Constance*, Bill Wilson*, Jamie McGrigor*

*S3M-6566 Pauline McNeill: Happy 15th Birthday to the West End Festival—That the Parliament welcomes the opening of Glasgow’s West End Festival and congratulates it on its 15th birthday; congratulates the organisers of the festival, which has grown from strength to strength; further congratulates the participants in this year’s Mardi Gras parade, which was a spectacular display, and welcomes the many artists and performers who make this one of Scotland’s favourite festivals.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-6565 Boghall Parish Church 50th Anniversary (lodged on 11 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*, Ken Macintosh*, George Foulkes*, James Kelly*, Bill Kidd*, Karen Gillon*

S3M-6564 Edinburgh Eco-Schools Successes (lodged on 11 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6562 Eye Health Week (lodged on 11 June 2010) Christine Grahame*

S3M-6561 Crossroads (Harris) (lodged on 11 June 2010) Robin Harper*, Bill Kidd*, John Wilson*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-6560 The Dead Deserve Dignity (lodged on 11 June 2010) Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-6559 Scotland’s Pro-teams Go Live on BBC ALBA (lodged on 11 June 2010) Alasdair Allan*, Mike Pringle*, Stewart Maxwell*, Ken Macintosh*, Johann Lamont*, James Kelly*, Karen Gillon*, Kenneth Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Robin Harper*, Mary Mulligan*, Jamie McGrigor*

S3M-6558 Start of the World Cup 2010 (lodged on 11 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*, Christine Grahame*

S3M-6557 Support for Princess Royal Trust for Carers (lodged on 11 June 2010) Christine Grahame*

S3M-6555 Alcohol Campaign (lodged on 11 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6554 Big Fit Walk (lodged on 11 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6553# Ministry of Defence Hospital Units (lodged on 11 June 2010) Christine Grahame*

S3M-6550 Success for Marcus Crawford Guy and the Dance School of Scotland (lodged on 10 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6549 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Campaign to Defend Public Sector Jobs and Services (lodged on 10 June 2010) Michael Matheson*

S3M-6548 Fair Trade in the Highlands and Islands (lodged on 10 June 2010) Marlyn Glen*, Robin Harper*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Butler*, Karen Gillon*, Sarah Boyack*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6547 Diana Awards (lodged on 10 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6546 St Brendan’s Primary School, Eco-schools Status (lodged on 10 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6545 Citizens Advice Scotland (lodged on 10 June 2010) Bill Butler*, Sarah Boyack*, Michael Matheson*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6544 Scottish Hockey Threat to Island Teams (lodged on 10 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6543 Lib Dems Nuclear Self-destruction (lodged on 10 June 2010) Michael Matheson*

S3M-6542# 25th Anniversary of the Scottish Cot Death Trust (lodged on 10 June 2010) Joe FitzPatrick*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Butler*, Mike Pringle*, Ian McKee*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-6541 Borders Common Ridings (lodged on 10 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6540 Achieving Smoke-free Mental Health Services in Scotland (lodged on 10 June 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-6539 Welfare Reform and Means-testing of DLA (lodged on 10 June 2010) Michael Matheson*, Anne McLaughlin*

S3M-6537 Support Gary’s Challenge (lodged on 9 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6536 Glenrothes Teenagers Win St Andrews Awards for Exceptional Bravery (lodged on 9 June 2010) Sarah Boyack*

S3M-6535 Refugee Week 2010 (lodged on 9 June 2010) Marlyn Glen*

S3M-6534 Funding Cuts by Department for International Development (lodged on 9 June 2010) Michael Matheson*

S3M-6533 Kirkintilloch Walkers are Welcome (lodged on 9 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6519 Citizens Advice Scotland’s report, Fully Charged (lodged on 8 June 2010) Elaine Murray*, Irene Oldfather*, Sarah Boyack*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6518 Additional Support for Breastfeeding (lodged on 8 June 2010) Elaine Murray*, Sarah Boyack*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6516 East Dunbartonshire Council Sign up to the National Charter of Rights on Dementia (lodged on 7 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6510 Bonus Payment to Outgoing Royal Mail Chief Adam Crozier (lodged on 7 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6509 Increased Awareness of Duchenne Stems from Sunflower Day (lodged on 7 June 2010) Pauline McNeill*, Sarah Boyack*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6507 Gender Pay Gap (lodged on 4 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6504 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy (lodged on 4 June 2010) Michael Matheson*, Stuart McMillan*, Stewart Maxwell*, Gil Paterson*, Bill Kidd*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Christine Grahame*, Aileen Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Maureen Watt*, Bob Doris*

S3M-6503 The Leprosy Mission Scotland, Justice Tour (lodged on 3 June 2010) Michael Matheson*

S3M-6499 Armed Forces Day (lodged on 3 June 2010) Michael Matheson*, Ken Macintosh*, Karen Gillon*

S3M-6497 Social Norms in Schools (lodged on 3 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6496 40th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act (lodged on 3 June 2010) Michael Matheson*, Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6495 The Waitrose Foundation (lodged on 3 June 2010) Michael Matheson*

S3M-6493 Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (lodged on 2 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6488 Shelter Scotland Tayside Housing and Money Advice Line (lodged on 2 June 2010) Nigel Don*

S3M-6488.1 Shelter Scotland Tayside Housing and Money Advice Line (lodged on 9 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6486 Waverley Care Celebrates 21 Years (lodged on 2 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6471 Supermarket Boycott of Israeli Produce (lodged on 1 June 2010) Malcolm Chisholm*

S3M-6465 Congratulations to Strathallan Primary School (lodged on 1 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6440 Congratulations to Highland Wi-Fi (lodged on 1 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6429# Carers Week 2010, A Life of Their Own (lodged on 27 May 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6362.1# The Future of Community Health and Care Partnerships (lodged on 2 June 2010) Ken Macintosh*

S3M-6356 National Myeloma Awareness Week 2010 (lodged on 19 May 2010) Robin Harper*, Ken Macintosh*, Nicol Stephen*

S3M-5981# Withdrawal of Cheques (lodged on 30 March 2010) Stewart Maxwell*

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