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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-01408 Richard Lochhead: Maritime Safety and Coastguards—That the Parliament notes with concern the potential impact of a number of UK Government cuts affecting maritime safety in Scotland’s seas, including the review of Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centres and the withdrawal of funding from the Scottish Emergency Towing Vessels, alongside other reductions in maritime safety provision, and agrees that this piecemeal approach driven by a cost-cutting agenda cannot deliver a proper strategy for maritime safety in Scotland.

Supported by: Keith Brown

*S4M-01407♦ Sandra White: International Day of Disabled People—That the Parliament notes the International Day of Disabled People, which takes places on 3 December 2011; notes that the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of disabled people; commends the work of organisations and individuals across Scotland in supporting disabled people in leading a full life; notes that these include the Glasgow-based group, Indepen-dance, which brings together disabled and non-disabled people through a core programme of dance classes, outreach projects and performance to create opportunities for people with diverse abilities and their carers to enjoy, express and fulfil their potential through dance, and wishes Indepen-dance and other groups seeking to empower the lives of disabled people all the best in their future endeavours.

*S4M-01406 Stewart Stevenson: Scotland’s Contribution to UN Climate Summit—That the Parliament notes that Scotland will be participating in the 17th Conference of the Parties on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a member of the UK delegation; encourages active engagement with other delegations to deliver the message that action on climate change is both necessary and urgent, and recognises that Scotland’s experience demonstrates that action on climate change can create jobs, investment, trade and economic growth opportunities.

Supported by: Richard Lochhead

*S4M-01405 Margaret Mitchell: Celtic Festival Barbados—That the Parliament acknowledges the long-standing historical, cultural and economic links between Scotland and Barbados; considers that this relationship is celebrated annually by the Celtic Festival Barbados, a week-long festival of folk music, food and culture that first began in the 1990s, designed to promote the relationship between the two countries; notes that it recently announced that next year’s festival will take place from 7 to 14 June 2012; considers this year’s Celtic Festival Barbados, which took place in May, to have been a success; notes that it featured acts such as Eddi Reader MBE and that Edinburgh chef Paul Wedgwood led the festival of flavours; believes that the festival is an excellent way to maintain, cultivate and progress the historical, cultural and economic links between Scotland and Barbados; recognises that the prospect of a direct flight between Scotland and Barbados next summer would provide an additional opportunity for residents of Scotland and Barbados to experience and explore each other’s cultures, and looks forward to the Celtic Festival Barbados 2012.

*S4M-01404 Roderick Campbell: St Andrews, British Golf Museum—That the Parliament congratulates the British Golf Museum in St Andrews on becoming the 38th collection of national significance in Scotland following the announcement by Museum Galleries Scotland on 17 November 2011; recognises the important role that golf plays in Scottish society and culture; considers the collection at the museum in St Andrews, the home of golf in Scotland, impressive, and encourages more people to consider visiting the museum to draw inspiration from the display.

Supported by: Mary Scanlon*, Kevin Stewart*, Jamie McGrigor*, Graeme Dey*, Bill Walker*, Angus MacDonald*, Neil Findlay*, Drew Smith*, Rob Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, Bill Kidd*, Tavish Scott*, Dennis Robertson*, Humza Yousaf*, Margaret Burgess*, Bob Doris*, George Adam*

*S4M-01403 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 30 November 2011

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Public Sector Pensions

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 1 December 2011

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Infrastructure and Capital Investment;
Culture and External Affairs

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Lord Carloway’s Review of Criminal Procedure

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 7 December 2011

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 8 December 2011

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Education and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

*S4M-01402 Bob Doris: Congratulating PiggeryBrae on Charitable Fundraising—That the Parliament congratulates the folk band, PiggeryBrae, on being awarded South Lanarkshire Council’s Community Service Award for 2011; understands that PiggeryBrae donates all of the money raised in the events in which it performs to charity, most recently to the Scottish Poppy Appeal and Macmillan Cancer Support; recognises that the band has donated to well over 30 different causes, seeking to improve the lives of many, and further wishes PiggeryBrae well going forward.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Dennis Robertson*, Bill Kidd*, Humza Yousaf*, Kenneth Gibson*

*S4M-01401 Neil Findlay: Excessive Top Pay is Deeply Damaging to the UK—That the Parliament thanks the High Pay Commission for what it considers its important and valuable research into high pay, Cheques With Balances: why tackling high pay is in the national interest; notes with deep concern the findings of huge increases, of nearly 4,000%, in some directors’ pay since 1980; notes the comments of the commission that “having so much wealth channelled to those at the very top is a trend that has led to such a huge rise in inequality that Britain now has a gap between rich and poor that rivals that in some developing nations”; considers that this again confirms the scandal of Britain having become a hugely unequal society; considers that all parties have had a part to play in not seeking to control these stratospheric rises; believes that such inequality is a deep scar on British society that requires repair; suggests that executive pay must be curbed, and considers that this should go hand in hand with a system of progressive taxation that sees directors pay their fair share in tax and that ensures that the same directors who earn what it considers such obscene amounts are no longer able to avoid and evade tax in the way that it understands still happens in the UK today.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm*, Mary Fee*, John Park*, Anne McTaggart*, Drew Smith*, Patricia Ferguson*, John Pentland*

*S4M-01400 John Park: Raising Ethical and Professional Standards in Banking—That the Parliament welcomes the recent launch of the Chartered Banker Professional Standards Board (CB:PSB), supported by the oldest professional banking body in the world, the Chartered Banker Institute, and its aim to increase ethical awareness and professional competence for those in the banking industry; considers this a positive step that the initial signatories to the board, serving more than 70 million customers and employing more than 350,000 people in the UK, have taken toward rebuilding trust with customers; looks forward to the board defining, for the first time, an agreed set of industry-wide ethical and professional standards for the sector; sees increased professionalism and responsibility in banking as vital to its stability and prosperity and in turn its value to society, and urges the remaining banking organisations that have not yet signed up to the board to do so without delay.

S4M-01399.1 Nanette Milne: Implementation of the Carers and Young Carers Strategy—As an amendment to motion S4M-01399 in the name of Michael Matheson (Implementation of the Carers and Young Carers Strategy), insert at end “; however acknowledges that this is a work in progress, and calls on the Scottish Government to put carers ahead of targets by clarifying how it will achieve the vision and outcomes contained in the strategy.”

S4M-01399.2 Alison McInnes: Implementation of the Carers and Young Carers Strategy—As an amendment to motion S4M-01399 in the name of Michael Matheson (Implementation of the Carers and Young Carers Strategy), insert at end “; recognises that access to short breaks is a vital part of the Scottish Government’s preventative approach, and calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that the development of a carers rights charter, in partnership with the voluntary sector, is not subject to further delay.”

S4M-01399.3 Richard Simpson: Implementation of the Carers and Young Carers Strategy—As an amendment to motion S4M-01399 in the name of Michael Matheson (Implementation of the Carers and Young Carers Strategy), leave out from “agrees” to end and insert “further acknowledges promises in successive carers strategies for increased respite hours, emergency carers plans, mutual and sustainable support, good quality information and for carers to be treated as equal partners in care and care planning, but notes with concern that respite care hours have decreased in around a third of local authority areas in the last three years and that figures are obscured by different counting methodologies such as counting overnight stays as more than two days’ respite in some areas; further acknowledges the particular roles and needs of young and kinship carers and also welcomes the aspiration that, from 2012-13 onwards, at least 20% of spend from the Change Fund for Older People’s Services will be dedicated to supporting carers to continue to care for older people, but notes concerns expressed by carers groups that this money must not be used to replace funding lost through local cuts.”

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-01398 Langside College, Pride o’Worth Award ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Bill Kidd*

S4M-01397 Pittenweem Arts Festival to be Face of Scottish Culture ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Drew Smith*, Annabelle Ewing*, Jean Urquhart*, Rob Gibson*, Chic Brodie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Joe FitzPatrick*, James Dornan*, John Wilson*, Margaret Burgess*, Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, David Torrance*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-01396 Home Safety, CO-Awareness Week ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Bob Doris*, Stewart Maxwell*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Christina McKelvie*, James Dornan*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Marco Biagi*, Rob Gibson*

S4M-01395 Congratulations to Clydebank Asbestos Group ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Bob Doris*, Stewart Maxwell*, Mike MacKenzie*, Derek Mackay*, Neil Bibby*, Annabelle Ewing*, Jean Urquhart*, Hugh Henry*, James Dornan*, David Torrance*

S4M-01394 Human Trafficking in Scotland ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Graeme Pearson*, Christine Grahame*, James Dornan*, John Finnie*, Chic Brodie*, Dennis Robertson*, Rob Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Christina McKelvie*, David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Drew Smith*, Margaret Burgess*, Aileen McLeod*, Johann Lamont*, Mary Fee*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Mason*, Bill Kidd*, Alex Fergusson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Sandra White*, Bob Doris*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Marco Biagi*, Patrick Harvie*, Alison McInnes*, John Park*

S4M-01392 United Nations’ 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Tavish Scott*, Annabelle Ewing*, Hugh Henry*, Joe FitzPatrick*, James Dornan*, Malcolm Chisholm*, David Torrance*, Margaret Burgess*, Marco Biagi*, Alison McInnes*

S4M-01391 Basil D’Oliveira ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Gil Paterson*, Tavish Scott*, Hugh Henry*, Sarah Boyack*, Lewis Macdonald*, Liz Smith*, David Torrance*, Mark Griffin*

S4M-01390 Mad Mobs and Englishmen ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Christina McKelvie*, David Torrance*

S4M-01389 Aberdeen’s European Public Sector Awards Success ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Chic Brodie*, Richard Lyle*, Joe FitzPatrick*, James Dornan*, Margaret Burgess*, Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, David Torrance*, Alison McInnes*

S4M-01388 Success of Aberdeen City Council’s Countryside Ranger Service ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Richard Lyle*, Stewart Maxwell*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, George Adam*, Humza Yousaf*, Chic Brodie*, James Dornan*, Margaret Burgess*, Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, David Torrance*, Alison McInnes*

S4M-01387 Well Done to Aberdeen’s Social Care and Wellbeing Service ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Chic Brodie*, James Dornan*, Margaret Burgess*, Dennis Robertson*, David Torrance*, Bill Kidd*, Alison McInnes*

S4M-01386 Scottish Women’s Aid ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Tavish Scott*, Neil Bibby*, Hugh Henry*, Mark Griffin*, Alison McInnes*

S4M-01385 Dunbar Community Car Club ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Neil Bibby*, Hugh Henry*, David Torrance*, Jim Hume*

S4M-01384 Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief ­(lodged on 21 November 2011) Nanette Milne*, Mike MacKenzie*, Hugh Henry*, David Torrance*, Mark Griffin*

S4M-01380 Launch of CHAS at Home in Aberdeen ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) John Wilson*, Alison McInnes*

S4M-01378 Congratulations to Butcher of the Year ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) Alison McInnes*

S4M-01376 Scotland’s Number One ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-01375 Plumbing Marvellous! ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-01374 Congratulations to Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir on its 50th Anniversary ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) Joe FitzPatrick*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, James Dornan*, John Wilson*, David Torrance*

S4M-01372 Lady’s Walk, Kilmarnock ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) Annabelle Ewing*, Jim Hume*

S4M-01371 West Sound Community Awards ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-01370 New Chair for Scottish CND ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) James Dornan*, John Finnie*, Rob Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, George Adam*, Neil Findlay*, Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Drew Smith*, Chic Brodie*, Patrick Harvie*, David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Humza Yousaf*, Margaret Burgess*, Marco Biagi*, Mike MacKenzie*, Joe FitzPatrick*

S4M-01369 Awards for All Scotland Grants, Benefitting Local Communities ­(lodged on 17 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01368 Scottish Health Awards 2011, Doctors Award ­(lodged on 17 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01364 Congratulations to Patrick McDonald ­(lodged on 17 November 2011) Bob Doris*

S4M-01363 East Kilbride and District Crime Prevention Panel ­(lodged on 17 November 2011) Graeme Pearson*

S4M-01359 125 Years and Still Going Strong ­(lodged on 16 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01356 Scottish Community Jobs Fund ­(lodged on 16 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01355 Former Chairman of the Scottish Dementia Working Group Edward McLaughlin Appointed MBE ­(lodged on 16 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01353 Bank of Scotland Foundation’s First Anniversary ­(lodged on 16 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01340 Commending Petrol and Diesel Watch ­(lodged on 15 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01329 Congratulations on Centenary Grand Charity Concert ­(lodged on 14 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01325 St Peter’s Episcopal Church Bicentennial ­(lodged on 14 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01324 Stewarton Bowling Club ­(lodged on 14 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01323 Congratulations on Citty Finlayson Nomination for Shona Donaldson ­(lodged on 11 November 2011) James Dornan*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01322 60th Anniversary of the Edinburgh People’s Festival Ceilidh ­(lodged on 11 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01321 Congratulations to Ellon Fire Station ­(lodged on 11 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01316 Protection of War Memorials against Metal Theft ­(lodged on 14 November 2011) Maureen Watt*

S4M-01314 Yoker Money Matters ­(lodged on 10 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01310 Cluster Munitions ­(lodged on 10 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01309 Celebrating Recovery in West Dunbartonshire ­(lodged on 10 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01305 Caving Jubilee Celebration ­(lodged on 10 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01304 Town Twinning Congratulations ­(lodged on 10 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01300 North Ayrshire Council Urges Refusal of the Hunterston Coal-fired Power Station Proposal ­(lodged on 10 November 2011) James Dornan*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01297 World Diabetes Day ­(lodged on 09 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01296 Cumbernauld Volunteers Build a Community Hospital in Malawi ­(lodged on 09 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01294 Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Memorial Service ­(lodged on 09 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01292 Dark Island No Longer a Dark Horse ­(lodged on 09 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01291.1 All Babies Count ­(lodged on 11 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01274 It Makes Sense ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01273 Congratulations to Aberdeen Cyrenians ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01272.1 Research Claims that Untold Distress Will Occur as a Result of Incapacity Benefit Reform ­(lodged on 09 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01271 West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Services Shortlisted ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01270 Congratulations to the Moderator Designate, the Reverend Albert Bogle ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01269 Arbroath’s Award-winning Sweet Chilli and Irn-Bru Sausages ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01268 Violence Against Women ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01267 Congratulations to Craft Town Scotland ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01265 Disability History Month ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01264 Dementia Community Roadshow ­(lodged on 08 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01261 New Parliamentary Website ­(lodged on 07 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01259 Congratulations to Sea Scouts Volunteer ­(lodged on 07 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01258 Congratulations to Aberdeen College ­(lodged on 07 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01255 30,000 People Celebrate in Paisley ­(lodged on 07 November 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01252.1 Continuation of Reshaping Care Change Fund ­(lodged on 18 November 2011) Hugh Henry*

S4M-01244 Fife Council TIF Business Case ­(lodged on 03 November 2011) James Dornan*

S4M-01243 Congratulations to GlaxoSmithKline ­(lodged on 03 November 2011) Hugh Henry*

S4M-01242 Nuclear Test Veterans ­(lodged on 09 November 2011) Alison McInnes*

S4M-01185.1 60 New Homes for Duns ­(lodged on 03 November 2011) Hugh Henry*

S4M-00450 Barnardo’s Scotland, Cut Them Free, Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation in Scotland ­(lodged on 29 June 2011) Graeme Pearson*, Gavin Brown*

S4M-00227 Emergency Lifesaving and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training in Schools ­(lodged on 07 June 2011) John Mason*

S4M-00148 Supporting Jubilee Scotland’s Call for Debt Arbitration ­(lodged on 31 May 2011) Jim Hume*