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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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.

Any questions in relation to this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk

New and altered motions and amendments

*S4M-01029 Colin Beattie: Man to be Imprisoned for Granting Wishes—That the Parliament recognises Matin Khan, proprietor of Itihaas restaurant in Dalkeith, for what it considers his outstanding dedication to charitable causes; notes that, on 7 December 2011, he will be arrested as part of an organised jailbreak in order to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation in Scotland, which grants wishes to young people fighting life-threatening illnesses; recognises that, should he not raise the money for his £2,000 bail, he will pay the difference from his own pocket, and wishes him the best for his night in jail and for raising this money.

*S4M-01028 Colin Beattie: EAE Awarded Best Green SME—That the Parliament congratulates leaflet-marketing specialists, EAE Ltd, on winning the Best Green SME Award at the 2011 Scottish Green Awards; understands that EAE has reduced its carbon footprint by over 60% and has achieved this by installing a wind turbine, introducing an electric leaflet-delivery van, setting up a national network of local distribution centres in order to reduce the number of van journeys, offering clients free uplift of recyclables, which are baled for resale to recycling companies, and recycling 100% of its office paper and 95% of its general waste; applauds EAE’s commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral company; believes that Scotland’s natural environment is key to the success of tourism in the country; considers EAE to be a market leader in both Scottish tourism and environmentally friendly business practices and congratulates the company on this, and continues to support EAE and other businesses that are dedicated to reducing their environmental impact.

*S4M-01027 Helen Eadie: Applause for North Queensferry Boat Club Volunteers—That the Parliament congratulates North Queensferry Boat Club on hosting its second Boat and Harbour Festival on 28 August 2011; applauds the efforts of the members of the boat club, led by Gordon Scobie, to organise what was considered such a successful event despite the strong winds; hopes that the volunteers who have created such a special event in the west of Fife will go from strength to strength and that the skills of boatbuilding and repair will thrive under what it sees as a superb team of volunteers; recognises the contribution of the fishermen and the Scottish Fisheries Museum in teaching the public about their work through making a 100-year-old herring drifter accessible to the general public, and applauds the boat club for reviving the traditional skiff race between North and South Queensferry and making it an annual event in future.

*S4M-01026 Bob Doris: Climate Change Fund Announcement at Lambhill Stables—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the ninth round of bids for the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund is now open; considers the fund to be innovative and is delighted that the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Stewart Stevenson MSP, chose to make this announcement at Lambhill Stables, Maryhill, a community initiative that has previously been successful in attracting Climate Change Fund investment; welcomes the Scottish Government’s guarantee of funding for the initiative of £30.9 million over the next three years; notes that, for the first time, the fund will accept applications for a Junior Climate Change Fund in order to encourage carbon-reducing initiatives from organisations representing under-18s; believes that Lambhill Stables demonstrates a commitment to the positive community environmental interventions and carbon-reducing measures that it considers the Climate Challenge Fund is ideally suited for, and wishes the stables well in the years ahead.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Marco Biagi*, Adam Ingram*, Patrick Harvie*, Humza Yousaf*

*S4M-01025 George Adam: A WISH for Paisley—That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of the group, West End is Safer and Healthier (WISH) in Paisley; notes that WISH has been created to campaign to stop individuals having an unhealthy relationship with alcohol; recognises that the group is led by Paisley West and Central Community Council with support from Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership and Renfrewshire Community Health Initiative; understands that Renfrewshire has the fourth worst record in the UK for male alcohol-related deaths and the eleventh for females; notes that the 7th Paisley Scouts delivered details of a consultation event organised by WISH to 2,500 households in the west end of Paisley, and hopes that this pilot and its findings will be an example for other communities to follow.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Roderick Campbell*, Adam Ingram*, Kenneth Gibson*, Derek Mackay*, Hugh Henry*, Clare Adamson*, Chic Brodie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Mary Fee*, Humza Yousaf*

*S4M-01024 Jackie Baillie: Pride in Our Town Week Initiative—That the Parliament welcomes the Pride in Our Town week initiative that will be held in Dumbarton between 8 and 16 October 2011; notes that this initiative encourages people to make use of local businesses; understands that the Pride in Our Town week was created by the Save Dumbarton High Street Facebook campaign, which last year had more than 2,500 supporters; further notes that events this year will include a historical photography exhibition, children’s scavenger hunt, craft fair and farmers’ market; believes that the Pride in Our Town week will help to revitalise Dumbarton, and congratulates all those involved.

Supported by: Marco Biagi*, Helen Eadie*, David Stewart*, Mary Fee*, Neil Bibby*, Jenny Marra*

S4M-01023.1 Patricia Ferguson: Digital Future of Scotland’s Heritage—As an amendment to S4M-01023 in the name of Fiona Hyslop (Digital Future of Scotland’s Heritage), leave out from "growing interest" to end and insert "work being carried out by Historic Scotland and its partners on the Scottish Ten project to scan digitally and record both Scottish and international heritage sites; acknowledges that encouraging and investing in the digital future of Scotland’s heritage should go hand in hand with encouraging more visitors to internationally renowned heritage sites; recognises that the use of modern technologies should complement and interact with any tourism strategy, including genealogical tourism; applauds the ongoing work of Scran in digitising and increasing access to images and media from museums, galleries and archives, and the work of Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland in digitising and increasing access to the built environment such as archaeological, industrial and maritime sites, ancient monuments and a wide range of architecture; understands that Scran works in partnership with over 300 cultural institutions in Scotland and the rest of the UK, and with this example in mind, calls on the Scottish Government to encourage a UK-wide approach to the digitisation of family and birth records, linking the Scottish national records with other UK records to further raise interest in the exploration of personal and family histories, and commends the work of Historic Scotland and the National Records of Scotland, estimated by SPICe to be facing a cut of approximately 30% and 35% respectively in the Spending Review period."

S4M-01022.1 Jim Hume: Housing—As an amendment to motion S4M-01022 in the name of Keith Brown (Housing), leave out from "and congratulates" to end and insert “; notes that the SNP manifesto commitment was “to build over 6,000 new socially-rented houses each year”; further notes that since the 2011 election, Ministers have referred to a target of 6,000 affordable homes rather than the manifesto pledge; recognises that socially rented houses include council and housing association homes, and calls on the Scottish Government to clarify whether the manifesto commitment has now been replaced with a different, weaker commitment.”

S4M-01022.2 Alex Johnstone: Housing—As an amendment to motion S4M-01022 in the name of Keith Brown (Housing), leave out from "recognises" to end and insert “is concerned that housebuilding in Scotland has slumped to its lowest level in almost 30 years while the number of house sales is 10% lower than last year; is further concerned that, against this background, the Scottish Government has chosen to cut spending in housing and regeneration by 30%, with a 40% cut in the Supporting Economic Growth/Housing Supply budget line, and therefore calls on the Scottish Government to take action to free up the planning system to boost the construction industry and to scrap home reports to boost house sales.”

S4M-01022.3 Lewis Macdonald: Housing—As an amendment to motion S4M-01022 in the name of Keith Brown (Housing), leave out from ", in light" to end and insert "that strengthened investment in social rented housing will benefit those in greatest need and will also stimulate economic activity and create jobs; notes the SNP’s manifesto commitment in the 2011 election campaign “to build over 6000 new socially-rented houses each year” and its failure to endorse that target while in government; regrets the lack of clarity about the Scottish Government’s future funding plans for new low-cost and mid-market housing in the Spending Review, and calls on the Scottish Government to address urgently the question of how it will enable sufficient new social rented houses to be built."

*S4M-00930 *#* John Scott: Provision of Orthopaedic Trauma Services at Ayr Hospital—That the Parliament notes the proposals by NHS Ayrshire and Arran to close the orthopaedic trauma unit at Ayr Hospital; believes that this would be to the detriment of patient care in southern Ayrshire and constitute a particular danger to patients admitted to Ayr Hospital suffering from life-threatening neck or head injuries; is concerned that the closure of the unit undermines the long-term future of accident and emergency services at the hospital, *and, therefore, condemns NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s proposals to close the orthopaedic trauma unit at Ayr Hospital*.

Supported by: Adam Ingram, John Lamont, Alex Fergusson, Willie Coffey, Kenneth Gibson, Margaret Burgess, Chic Brodie, Paul Wheelhouse, Jamie McGrigor, David Stewart, Jackson Carlaw, Murdo Fraser, Liz Smith, Nanette Milne

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-01023 Digital Future of Scotland’s Heritage ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Clare Adamson*

S4M-01016 Launch of New Information Guide for Cancer Patients in North East Scotland ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Liam McArthur*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Adam Ingram*, Hugh Henry*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nanette Milne*

S4M-01015 Cupar Arts Festival ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Marco Biagi*, Colin Beattie*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Adam Ingram*, Paul Wheelhouse*, Jean Urquhart*, Mark McDonald*

S4M-01014 Energy North Awards ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Jim Eadie*, Nigel Don*, Hugh Henry*, John Wilson*, Mary Scanlon*, David Stewart*

S4M-01013 Tayside Women Taking to the Air ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Jim Eadie*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Adam Ingram*, Fiona McLeod*, Paul Wheelhouse*, Jean Urquhart*, Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-01012 Motherwell College ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*, Hugh Henry*, Clare Adamson*, Siobhan McMahon*, Paul Wheelhouse*, David Stewart*, Neil Bibby*

S4M-01011 Arbroath’s Webster Memorial Theatre Going from Strength to Strength ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Beattie*, David Torrance*, Nigel Don*, Adam Ingram*, Paul Wheelhouse*, Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-01010 Scottish Beer and Pub Association’s Challenge 25 Campaign ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01009 East Kilbride, Talking and Hearing and Winning ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Colin Beattie*, David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*, Neil Bibby*

S4M-01007 RBS CommunityForce ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*, Margaret McCulloch*

S4M-01006 College Cuts and Deprivation ­(lodged on 04 October 2011) Michael McMahon*, Elaine Murray*, Jackie Baillie*, Hugh Henry*, Mark Griffin*, Margaret McCulloch*, Neil Findlay*, Claudia Beamish*

S4M-01005 Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Performance Opening Success ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Beattie*, David Torrance*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-01004 Kirkintilloch, 800 Years as a Royal Burgh ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-01003 The Best Green School, Craighead Primary School ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-01002 Renfrewshire Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2011 ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Hugh Henry*, Jackson Carlaw*

S4M-01001 Winning Ways of Pioneering Environmental Research Institute ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Christina McKelvie*, Bill Kidd*, Jim Eadie*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Adam Ingram*, Chic Brodie*, Paul Wheelhouse*, Jean Urquhart*, Mary Scanlon*, Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-01000 Maggie’s Gartnavel ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Jackson Carlaw*

S4M-00999 Celebrating 50 Years of the Robertson Trust ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00998 Big Lottery Fund £2,000 Award for Sport ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-00997 Youcef Nadarkhani ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, David Torrance*

S4M-00996 Congratulations to Dr Gordon Waiter ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Beattie*, David Torrance*

S4M-00995 Golden Days for the East Kilbride Pirates ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00994 The Hardest Hit Campaign by RNIB Scotland ­(lodged on 03 October 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00992 Time is Right for a Bag Charge in Scotland ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Christine Grahame*

S4M-00990 Oxjam Paisley ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00989 World’s Biggest Coffee Morning ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00988 Threat to Construction Industry National Agreements ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-00987 Congratulations to Sergeant Glen Gardiner on Winning the Military Cross ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-00986 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011 ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Sarah Boyack*, Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-00985 SAMH Work Choice Programme ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Michael McMahon*, Bill Kidd*, Patricia Ferguson*, Roderick Campbell*, Dennis Robertson*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Margaret Burgess*, Hugh Henry*, Fiona McLeod*, John Wilson*, Siobhan McMahon*, Margaret McCulloch*, Mary Scanlon*, Neil Bibby*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-00984 Milk Link Boosts Scotland’s Dairy Industry ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00983 BAE Systems Job Losses at Hillend, Fife ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00981 Citizens Advice Scotland’s Latest Evidence Report ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-00980 Alfred Dunhill Championship ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Joan McAlpine*, Mark McDonald*

S4M-00979 Loch Arthur Celebrates Two British Cheese Awards ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00978 Moving On in Inverclyde ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00977 Top Award for James Watt College ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00976 Beware of Bogus Charity Collectors ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00975 City of Soul Raises Cash for Kids ­(lodged on 29 September 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-00974 Corstorphine’s Fair Trade Campaign ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00973 RAMH Celebrates 21 Years of Service Provision ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00972 St Aidan’s Parish Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Mass ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00971 Glasgow in the Champions League ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00968 West Dunbartonshire Children’s Panel ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-00967 Enable Scotland ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-00965 Addiction and Relapse Prevention ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-00964 Scotch Whisky ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-00963 Coatbridge is Blooming Brilliant ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00962 Mass Resignation from Vale Monitoring Group ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-00960 Friends of Stepps Park Secures Big Lottery Award ­(lodged on 27 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00958 Best Breakfast Award, Auchrannie House Hotel ­(lodged on 27 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00954 Celebrating 50 Years of Arbroath Infirmary’s Queen Mother Wing ­(lodged on 27 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00953 David Bogie, Scottish and British Rally Champion ­(lodged on 27 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00952 Wangari Maathai ­(lodged on 27 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00951 Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day ­(lodged on 27 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00950 The Future of the University of Abertay ­(lodged on 27 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00948.1 Don’t Merge Abertay and Dundee Universities ­(lodged on 28 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00948 Don’t Merge Abertay and Dundee Universities ­(lodged on 26 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-00947 Europe back at the Top of Women’s Golf ­(lodged on 26 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00946 Catalan Support for Scottish Independence ­(lodged on 26 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00942 Glasgow Homelessness Network ­(lodged on 23 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00939 Congratulations to Aberdeen Forward ­(lodged on 23 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00938 Kirktonholme Flies the Green Flag in East Kilbride ­(lodged on 23 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00906 World Conference on Marine Biodiversity ­(lodged on 21 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00868 Beautiful Scotland Awards in Cumbernauld, Cumbernauld Village and Condorrat ­(lodged on 15 September 2011) Bill Kidd*

S4M-00829 Global Market Success in Kilmarnock ­(lodged on 09 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00777 Disability-Related Harassment, Hidden in Plain Sight ­(lodged on 09 September 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-00760 Fuel Poverty in Scotland ­(lodged on 30 September 2011) Sarah Boyack*, Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-00705 Full Steam Ahead for the Campaign to Save the Waverley ­(lodged on 19 August 2011) Roderick Campbell*, Margo MacDonald*

S4M-00599 Human Rights in Burma ­(lodged on 05 August 2011) Alison Johnstone*

S4M-00029 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s Rugby Stars ­(lodged on 16 May 2011) Brian Adam*