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To ask the First Minister how many new jobs have been created as a result of the modern apprenticeship programme.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 14/06/2012

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the findings of the Economic and Social Research Council regarding higher education.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 10/10/2013

To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government considers that schools, pupils and teachers are adequately prepared for the new National 4 and 5 qualifications.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 09/01/2014

To ask the First Minister, following the publication of the Mortonhall Investigation, how the Scottish Government plans to support parents and families affected.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 01/05/2014
Living Wage for Interns

That the Parliament considers that interns make a valuable contribution to the workings of the Parliament; recognises, however, that unpaid positions are accessible only to those who can afford to work for free; believes that the Parliament must lead the way to a more equal and fair society by breaking down barriers, and hopes that MSPs resolve to pay their interns serving one month or more a living wage of £7.15 an hour.

Supported by: Neil Findlay, John Park, John Pentland, Jenny Marra, Neil Bibby, Humza Yousaf, Elaine Smith, Drew Smith, Graeme Pearson, Margaret McCulloch


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Edinburgh Reclaim the Night

As an amendment to motion S4M-00075 in the name of Marco Biagi (Edinburgh Reclaim the Night), leave out from “recognises” to “centre” and insert "expresses disappointment at what it sees as Edinburgh City Council’s attempt to dictate changes to the march route because of football and rugby crowds in the Grassmarket and believes that this only reinforces the need for annual Reclaim the Night marches to highlight fears that women have about public safety and promote their right to feel safe and secure in their own community".

Supported by: Drew Smith, Elaine Murray, Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, John Park, Richard Simpson, Elaine Smith, Malcolm Chisholm, John Pentland


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Edinburgh’s Festivals Are Something to Celebrate

That the Parliament notes the enormous impact of Edinburgh’s festivals on the economy of Scotland and Edinburgh in particular; notes that the 2010 festivals generated over a quarter of a billion pounds worth of additional tourism revenue for Scotland; believes that the festivals play a large part in shaping the world-wide profile and culture of the city; notes with concern the rising prices of the Fringe Festival over recent years; believes that all stakeholders should seek to set the prices at the Fringe Festival at a level that encourages participation from people of all backgrounds; welcomes the value of the festivals in inspiring children and adults alike to become interested and involved in the arts, and wishes the organisers and performers in this year’s festivals the best of luck.

Supported by: John Park, Mike MacKenzie, Graeme Dey, Ken Macintosh, Neil Findlay, Jamie Hepburn, Malcolm Chisholm, Jim Hume, Bill Kidd, Elaine Smith, John Pentland, Patricia Ferguson, Alison Johnstone, Sarah Boyack, Jackie Baillie, Neil Bibby, Marco Biagi, Hugh Henry, Elaine Murray, Mark McDonald, David Stewart


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Scotland's First Urban Community Wind Turbine?

That the Parliament notes the joint venture between Greener Leith and PEDAL (Portobello Transition Town) to build and operate the first 100% community-owned urban wind turbine at the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Plant; commends their drive in pursuing the feasibility of such a project; considers the costs involved in producing noise and wildlife impact assessments prohibitive and encourages the Scottish Government to maintain and develop the schemes that it operates to ease the burden of such explorative work; considers that the development could generate tens of thousands of pounds for the local community; recognises that the environmental impact on the landscape must be assessed alongside its value as an asset to the whole community, and looks forward to seeing the results of the feasibility study in due course.

Supported by: John Park, Bill Kidd, Mike MacKenzie, John Pentland, Elaine Murray, Sarah Boyack, Mark Griffin, Jamie Hepburn


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Standing Up for Freedom

That the Parliament congratulates Amnesty International on what it considers its excellent programme of work at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival; believes that events such as Stand Up For Freedom, the Comics versus Critics football match, Amnesty’s imprisoned writers series and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, which this year has received a record number of entries, are excellent means of celebrating and promoting freedom of expression, and further congratulates Amnesty on 50 years of relentlessly campaigning for human rights across the world and never letting legislators or governments forget that human rights are important and should be enjoyed by all by virtue of their common humanity.

Supported by: Linda Fabiani, Jamie Hepburn


Current Status: Fallen on 05/12/2011
Addiction and Relapse Prevention

That the Parliament commends the community development agency, Comas, for what it considers to be groundbreaking and innovative work in enabling recovering drug addicts and alcoholics to create new solutions to the challenges that they face when sustaining abstinence; notes that Comas supports individuals transitioning from a life of addiction into one of work and prosperity through developing their own social or community groups to create a community of peer support, self-help and self-management; welcomes this approach to recovery based on community development as one the best ways of helping to promote long-term recovery and relapse prevention; is concerned, however, that out of the £173 million that Audit Scotland estimates is spent on drug and alcohol services annually, there is no identified spend on maintaining recovery after treatment, and considers that serious investment in relapse prevention is key to any commitment to addressing failure demand and moving toward preventative spend.

Supported by: John Pentland, David Stewart, Graeme Pearson, Malcolm Chisholm, Mary Fee, Anne McTaggart, David Torrance, Jackie Baillie, Neil Findlay, John Park, Jamie Hepburn, Alison Johnstone, Neil Bibby, Claire Baker, Elaine Murray, Sarah Boyack, Hugh Henry


Current Status: Fallen on 05/12/2011