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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-7909 James Kelly: Congratulations to Rutherglen West and Wardlawhill Parish Church—That the Parliament congratulates Rutherglen West and Wardlawhill Parish Church on its 175th anniversary; notes that the church has a history stretching back to January 1836 and celebrated this with a special service led by the Rev Dr Angus Kerr, Clerk to the Presbytery of Glasgow, the cutting of an anniversary cake and a time of fellowship over lunch, and notes that, in addition to affiliated activities, the church hosts a wide range of activities in adjoining halls used by a variety of community organisations and groups.

*S3M-7908 James Kelly: Congratulations to Flemington Hallside Church, Cambuslang East—That the Parliament congratulates Flemington Hallside Church, Cambuslang East, on its 125th anniversary; understands that the church celebrated this with a special service conducted by the Rev Neil Glover and a lunch that was attended by around 160 members of the church and community; notes that, in addition to affiliated activities, the church provides services to the community such as mothers and toddler groups, sumba dancing and a community café in February; considers that the church is community orientated and growing, and commends its contribution to the wider community.

*S3M-7907 Peter Peacock: The Future of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music—That the Parliament notes with concern the potential removal of funding by Highland Council from the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music based at Plockton High School; considers that this national centre of excellence is widely acclaimed to be an outstanding success, offering opportunities to talented young traditional musicians to develop their skills and potential while following a normal school curriculum; notes the success of the centre and of many former pupils who it considers are making a significant contribution to the traditional music scene in Scotland and the success of a number of individual pupils who have won acclamation as young musicians of the year; further understands that Highland Council previously received a specific addition to its grant aid to provide this centre and that additional funding was rolled into its annual grant when ring-fenced funding ended; urges Highland Council to reconsider any action that would threaten the future of the national centre and further recruitment of young people with particular potential in the field of traditional music, and expresses a strong desire to see the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music continue what is seen as its outstanding work in making a major contribution to enriching this dimension of Scottish cultural life.

*S3M-7906 Mike Pringle on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body: The Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland Reappointment—That the Parliament nominates Tam Baillie to Her Majesty The Queen for re-appointment for a second term as the Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland from 18 May 2011.

*S3M-7905 Mike Pringle on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body: The Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner - Reappointment—That the Parliament agrees with the recommendation of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body under Rule 3A.1.2 of Standing Orders that Stuart Allan be reappointed for a second term as the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner from 31 March 2011.

*S3M-7904 Mike Pringle on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body: The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman - Reappointment—That the Parliament nominates Jim Martin to Her Majesty The Queen for reappointment for a second term as the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman from 1 May 2011.

*S3M-7903 Kenneth Gibson: Persecution of Afghan Christians—That the Parliament condemns the decision of the Karzai regime in Afghanistan for imprisoning and allegedly torturing and threatening to hang disabled Red Cross aid worker and physiotherapist Said Musa for converting from Islam to Christianity; is concerned at what it sees as the increasing intolerance toward and ill treatment of Christians in Afghanistan and the regime’s lethal approach to apostasy, and believes it shameful that the Afghan regime appears to rely on Christian troops from western nations to preserve its security while persecuting its own Christian citizens.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S3M-7902 Radio Borders (lodged on 4 February 2011) Nanette Milne*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Aitken*, Jim Hume*

S3M-7901 Well Done, Glenrothes Strollers (lodged on 4 February 2011) Bill Kidd*, Stewart Maxwell*, Sandra White*, Claire Baker*, Jamie McGrigor*, Kenneth Gibson*, Brian Adam*, John Wilson*

S3M-7898# 30th Anniversary of the Lee Jeans Sit-in (lodged on 4 February 2011) Trish Godman*, Bob Doris*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, Elaine Murray*, James Kelly*, John Park*, David Whitton*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Jackie Baillie*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Johann Lamont*

S3M-7897 Sport Your Trainers Day, 14 March (lodged on 4 February 2011) Sandra White*, Bob Doris*, Liam McArthur*, Patricia Ferguson*, Ms Wendy Alexander*, John Park*, James Kelly*, Mary Mulligan*, Charlie Gordon*, David Whitton*, Jackie Baillie*, Karen Whitefield*, Jamie McGrigor*, Johann Lamont*, Des McNulty*

S3M-7895 Congratulations to Kinghorn Lifeboat Station (lodged on 3 February 2011) David Whitton*, John Park*

S3M-7888 Armed Services Advice Project (lodged on 3 February 2011) Nanette Milne*, Dave Thompson*, Murdo Fraser*

S3M-7881 Bike Station Dream Fund Award (lodged on 3 February 2011) Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*

S3M-7869 The Helix Project (lodged on 3 February 2011) Sandra White*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, John Wilson*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Patricia Ferguson*, Mary Mulligan*

S3M-7868 The Scottish Football Reminiscence Project (lodged on 2 February 2011) Margaret Mitchell*

S3M-7856 SS Politician (lodged on 2 February 2011) Bob Doris*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-7855 Silent Movies at the Hippodrome (lodged on 2 February 2011) Sandra White*, Rob Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Hugh O’Donnell*, Bill Kidd*, Patricia Ferguson*, Stewart Maxwell*, Mr Frank McAveety*, Mary Mulligan*, Bill Butler*, Karen Whitefield*

S3M-7843 Congratulations to Eileen McCallum (lodged on 1 February 2011) George Foulkes*

S3M-7826 Working Rite Success in Aberdeen (lodged on 31 January 2011) Sandra White*

S3M-7825 International Year of Chemistry (lodged on 31 January 2011) Brian Adam*, Rob Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rhona Brankin*, Stewart Maxwell*, Patricia Ferguson*, George Foulkes*, David Whitton*, Mary Mulligan*, Marlyn Glen*, Dr Richard Simpson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Maureen Watt*

S3M-7814 European Union Bill and Britain’s Constitutional Future (lodged on 27 January 2011) Robin Harper*

S3M-7657 Closure of Noranside Open Prison (lodged on 22 December 2010) Robin Harper*

S3M-7632 NY2SY (lodged on 20 December 2010) Linda Fabiani*, Aileen Campbell*, Murdo Fraser*

S3M-7630# Scotland’s Science Centres (lodged on 20 December 2010) Dr Richard Simpson*, Bob Doris*, Dave Thompson*

S3M-7551 Glas-goals Spectacular Success (lodged on 7 December 2010) Robin Harper*

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