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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-01622 Fiona McLeod: Honour Bestowed on Flight Lieutenant Duncan McCuaig DFC—That the Parliament notes the recognition given to Flight Lieutenant Duncan McCuaig DFC, originally from Killearn, who sadly lost his life on 28 September 1944 while flying on a reconnaissance mission over Bremen; notes that, as a reconnaissance pilot flying solo in a small, unarmed Spitfire, Duncan took photographs that enabled the army, navy and air force to plan battle strategies; further notes that Duncan who had just successfully shot photographs of the Focke-Wulf factory in Bremen was shot down and killed, at the age of only 24, while returning with this vital information; welcomes the honour bestowed on him by RAF Benson by the rededication of its spitfire gate guardian on 23 November 2011, which depicts the colours and markings of Flight Lieutenant McCuaig’s aircraft, and further notes that the proud daughter of this brave and distinguished pilot, Karen McCuaig MacDonald from Bearsden, was in attendance.

*S4M-01621 Humza Yousaf: Quality Scotland’s 20th Anniversary—That the Parliament notes that Quality Scotland, a member-based national charity that promotes continuous improvement, quality and organisational excellence across Scotland in the private, public and voluntary sectors, is celebrating its 20th anniversary; notes Quality Scotland’s role as the national partner organisation for the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in Scotland, which, it understands, is the most used performance and organisational improvement framework in Europe; believes that there are strong links between quality assessment and awards processes and the monitoring and evaluation of successful preventative spend approaches; considers that Quality Scotland does work to help organisations throughout Scotland achieve and be recognised for excellence and, by doing so, gain real and sustainable competitive advantage; notes in particular what it believes to be the success of the voluntary sector network of Quality Scotland, which involves major charities such as Barnardo’s Scotland, Cornerstone and Alzheimer Scotland, in spreading the excellence message through the voluntary sector; agrees with Quality Scotland that excellence should become a defining national characteristic of Scotland; thanks all those in the private, public and voluntary sectors in Scotland working to deliver excellence, and commends Quality Scotland and its members for its work to support and promote widespread use of robust and effective measures and benchmarks for quality and excellence in Scotland.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, George Adam*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret Burgess*

*S4M-01620 Shona Robison: Delivery and Legacy of the Commonwealth Games—That the Parliament notes the good progress being made by the Games partners to deliver the 2014 Commonwealth Games on time and on budget; welcomes the view of the Commonwealth Games Federation’s first Evaluation Commission that Games planning is on course and that the Games partnership is a strong one; recognises the tangible benefits already realised through collaborative working between the Scottish Government and its many partners, and recognises that the current and planned activity will maximise legacy for the whole of Scotland from both the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Supported by: Nicola Sturgeon*

*S4M-01619 Liam McArthur: Citizens Advice Scotland Highlights Unfair Delivery Charges—That the Parliament welcomes the campaign by Citizens Advice Scotland and its bureaux across the country to tackle unfair delivery practices for consumers in remote and rural areas; notes the publication of Free Delivery*, the report from Citizens Advice Scotland, which notes that consumers in rural and remote areas of Scotland are often refused delivery or charged more than people in urban areas when ordering goods online; supports Citizens Advice Scotland in urging online retailers to ensure that they comply with the law on distance selling, reform their delivery policies so that any charges are kept to a minimum and are based on actual costs incurred and offer delivery via the Royal Mail wherever possible, and believes that the Royal Mail’s universal service obligation must be maintained in order to protect rural and remote consumers from high costs for delivery.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, John Mason*, Jim Hume*, Christine Grahame*, Mike MacKenzie*, Willie Rennie*, Kevin Stewart*, Tavish Scott*, Rob Gibson*, Margaret Burgess*

*S4M-01618 Humza Yousaf: Lightburn Hospital to Remain Open—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s decision to overturn plans by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow City Council to close Lightburn Hospital in Glasgow’s east end; considers that Lightburn Hospital provides a valuable service of rehabilitative care for older patients, including specialist units for stroke and for those with Parkinson’s; recognises what it considers the incredible amount of work done by the Save Lightburn Hospital campaign group, who collected 14,000 signatures in support of the hospital, and believes that this decision is a testament to their excellent grassroots campaign.

Supported by: Margaret Burgess*, David Torrance*, Kenneth Gibson*, Sandra White*, Stewart Maxwell*, Christina McKelvie*, Bob Doris*, Adam Ingram*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, George Adam*

*S4M-01617 Kenneth Gibson: Spirit of Unity—That the Parliament congratulates the Spirit of Unity, based on an idea by Isle of Arran Distillery Managing Director Euan Mitchell, for raising £90,000 so far in support of the relief effort in Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear incident; recognises that the Arran, BenRiach, Bladnoch, GlenDronach, Mitchell’s Glengyle, Kilchoman and Springbank distilleries have collaborated on this; notes that each donated a cask of single malt and that they were then blended together to create 2,000 bottles of this unique whisky, and acknowledges the hard work of everyone involved in making this initiative such a success.

Supported by: Humza Yousaf*, Margaret Burgess*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Bob Doris*, Angus MacDonald*, Rob Gibson*, Dennis Robertson*, Stuart McMillan*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, Gil Paterson*, Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*

*S4M-01616 Linda Fabiani: East Kilbride Men Trek for Charity—That the Parliament congratulates the achievement of four East Kilbride residents in raising £15,000 for the Bobath Scotland Children’s Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre in Glasgow; notes that Alan Mileham, Graeme Hughes, Gordon Barr and Colin Summers trekked 41 km through the Himalayas as well as helping to build a school for disabled children in Delhi, and commends the efforts made by the four men in raising money to help disabled children and the philanthropy of Scots who regularly contribute to charitable endeavours both at home and around the world.

Supported by: Gil Paterson*, Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Margaret Burgess*, Jim Hume*, Jamie McGrigor*, Chic Brodie*, Bob Doris*, David Torrance*, Humza Yousaf*, Annabelle Ewing*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-01615 Linda Fabiani: East Kilbride Residents Take the Cheap Way Round—That the Parliament congratulates the East Kilbride residents, John McKay and Craig Stevenson, on the recent publication of their book, The Cheap Way Round, which highlights the social and health benefits of free bus travel for seniors; notes that the authors used their free travel cards to travel around Scotland meeting people and used these stories in their book; recognises the impact that free travel has had for those eligible, and commends the Scottish Government for maintaining what it considers this vital policy.

Supported by: Gil Paterson*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Margaret Burgess*, Bob Doris*, Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*, Humza Yousaf*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-01614 Linda Fabiani: St Vincent’s Primary School, Flying the Eco-flag in East Kilbride—That the Parliament congratulates St Vincent’s Primary School, East Kilbride, on its achievement in being awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag; commends what it sees as the teamwork and inclusive spirit of pupils, staff, volunteers and helpers in achieving this award; understands that, in working toward the award, the pupils developed their social and academic skills and became more self-confident, as well as helping to raise green issues in a school environment; commends the school on encouraging its pupils to be more environmentally friendly through events such as Eco’Een where pupils were encouraged to wear homemade Halloween costumes, and further congratulates the work of the Eco-Schools programme in aiming to encourage enthusiasm for green issues through its work with schools in East Kilbride and throughout Scotland.

Supported by: Gil Paterson*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, James Dornan*, Rob Gibson*, Margaret Burgess*, Jim Hume*, Jamie McGrigor*, Chic Brodie*, Bob Doris*, Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*, Humza Yousaf*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-01613 Kenneth Gibson: Congratulations to St Ninian’s High School—That the Parliament congratulates St Ninian’s High School in East Renfrewshire, which has just been named the top performing state school in Scotland, with 47% of its pupils achieving five or more Higher passes in 2011; notes what it sees as the inspirational leadership of headteacher John Docherty and the commitment of all staff, pupils and parents in securing this level of excellence; urges all local authorities and schools to ensure that examples of best practice are shared and adopted in schools across Scotland, and wishes all at St Ninian’s High School continued success in the future.

Supported by: Richard Lyle*, Humza Yousaf*, Adam Ingram*, David Torrance*, Margaret Burgess*, Mike MacKenzie*, Ken Macintosh*, Chic Brodie*, Jackson Carlaw*, Kevin Stewart*, Gil Paterson*, Annabelle Ewing*, Stewart Maxwell*

*S4M-01612 Margaret Burgess: Specimen Dissection at Crosshouse Hospital—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the Healthcare Science Award has been presented to pathologists at Crosshouse Hospital for developing the role of biomedical scientists in specimen dissection, the first step in making an accurate diagnosis for a patient; understands that the procedure was previously carried out by consultant pathologists but now, with the development of their skills and greater use of their expertise, up to 90% of all specimen dissection is carried out by biomedical scientists, and supports this initiative, which it understands will allow more time for pathologists to be involved in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie*, Sandra White*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Humza Yousaf*, David Torrance*, Bob Doris*, Chic Brodie*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Kevin Stewart*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-01611 Wing Commander Alison Moodie ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Annabelle Ewing*, Margaret Burgess*, Adam Ingram*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-01609 Congratulations to Ben and Rosemary Scrimgeour ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bob Doris*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Jamie McGrigor*, George Adam*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Nanette Milne*, Adam Ingram*, Margaret Burgess*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-01608 Congratulations to Lucy Tuck ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Jamie McGrigor*, George Adam*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Nanette Milne*, Jenny Marra*, Margaret Burgess*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-01607 Renton Community Development Trust ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Mike MacKenzie*, Ruth Davidson*, Jackson Carlaw*, Kenneth Gibson*, David Torrance*, Annabelle Ewing*, Margaret Burgess*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-01606 Access to an Employment Tribunal ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Kevin Stewart*, David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-01605 Support for Occupy ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01604 Royal Yachting Association Annual Awards ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Angus MacDonald*, Mike MacKenzie*, Murdo Fraser*, Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Bob Doris*, Gordon MacDonald*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-01603 SEStran Thistle Assistance Card ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Maureen Watt*, Adam Ingram*, Kevin Stewart*, David Torrance*, Jackie Baillie*, Jean Urquhart*, Margaret Burgess*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Clare Adamson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Gil Paterson*, Rob Gibson*, Marco Biagi*, Bob Doris*, Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Roderick Campbell*, Chic Brodie*, Fiona McLeod*, Humza Yousaf*, Mark McDonald*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-01602 Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) David Torrance*

S4M-01601 RSBi in Springburn Wins Gold ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Jackie Baillie*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-01600 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (lodged on 15 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Aileen McLeod*, Jackie Baillie*, Margaret Burgess*

S4M-01599 Morlaggan ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) David Torrance*

S4M-01596 Independence Referendum, Let Wallace Vote ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Richard Simpson*

S4M-01595 The Invisible College ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) David Torrance*

S4M-01594 Gartocharn Green Flag ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) David Torrance*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01593 Congratulation to Jamie Calder from Balerno, Scottish Young Sailor of the Year ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) David Torrance*, Colin Beattie*, Jackson Carlaw*, Kevin Stewart*, Dennis Robertson*, Margaret Burgess*, Annabelle Ewing*, Maureen Watt*, Gil Paterson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, David McLetchie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Angus MacDonald*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*

S4M-01592 Public Health Leaders Call to Introduce Minimum Pricing ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) David Torrance*, Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01591 Glasgow Subway Celebrates its 115th Anniversary ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01586 Changing the January Pay Date ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) David Torrance*

S4M-01577 Edinburgh Domestic Abuse Court Pilot ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) Jackie Baillie*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01576 Tina Wood Bears Olympic Torch for Orkney ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) David Torrance*

S4M-01574 Proposed DVLA Closures ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) David Torrance*

S4M-01570 Remember Cunninghame Graham ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Aileen McLeod*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01569 Outstanding Achievement of Pelamis Pioneer ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) David Torrance*, Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01567 Scottish Women’s European Curling Champions ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01566 ScotRail Modern Apprenticeship Award ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Aileen McLeod*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01565 European Commission Chief Scientific Adviser ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) David Torrance*, Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01564 Citizens Advice Service and Welfare Reform ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) David Torrance*, Linda Fabiani*, Margo MacDonald*, Bob Doris*

S4M-01563 Social Enterprise Scotland ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Aileen McLeod*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01560 Jennefer Tobin, Dumfries and Galloway’s Person of the Year ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) David Torrance*

S4M-01558 High-interest Payday Loans ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Aileen McLeod*, Stewart Maxwell*, Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01557 Scotland Shows Resilience in the Storm ­(lodged on 09 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01556 The Work of Citizens Advice Scotland ­(lodged on 09 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Aileen McLeod*, Margo MacDonald*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01555 Glasgow to Host Rugby Sevens ­(lodged on 09 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01554 Oil and Gas, Rising Fortunes ­(lodged on 09 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Dennis Robertson*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01551 Tackling the Problem of Empty Homes in Scotland ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Aileen McLeod*, Margo MacDonald*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01549 Advice in Scotland 2010-11 ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Margo MacDonald*

S4M-01548 Radioactive Particles at Dalgety Bay ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01547 Scotland Sevens Rugby Champions ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01546 NUS Zero Tolerance Campaign ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01544 Letter to Santa Highlights Impact of Domestic Violence on Children ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01543 Welfare Reform Bill ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01542 Volunteer Centre East Dunbartonshire ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01539 Gold Star For Education in Fife ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01538 Community Award for Paisley on the Web ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01534 Arctic Convoy Veterans Deserve UK Medals ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01529 Fire Brigades Union Equipment from Dundee Arrives in Nablus (lodged on 07 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01515 Alny Graham Retiring after 40 Years of Service ­(lodged on 06 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01513 100 Years of Arbroath’s Edwardian Railway Station ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Stuart McMillan*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01512 Finnish Independence Day ­(lodged on 06 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01508 Turner Prize 2011 ­(lodged on 06 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01505 A Democratic Future for Gaza ­(lodged on 06 December 2011) David Torrance*, Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01504 Scottish Success at 2011 Turner Prize ­(lodged on 06 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01502 Congratulations to Martin Boyce, Winner of the Turner Prize ­(lodged on 06 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stuart McMillan*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01499 World Pipe Band Championships ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01498 Glasgow to Host World Pipe Band Championships ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01497 Restoration of Flights Between Glasgow and Lahore ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01492 Scotch Whisky’s Record Export Value ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-01491 Congratulations to Mr Ronnie McIntosh ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01489 British Sign Language ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Aileen McLeod*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01487 Environmental Research Award ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01486 Moorpark Parent Support Group Big Lottery Funding ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01482 Giant Pandas Arrive in Scotland ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Linda Fabiani*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01481 Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries ­(lodged on 05 December 2011) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-01470 ABCUL Scottish Conference, Sharing the Secret ­(lodged on 01 December 2011) Angus MacDonald*

S4M-01459 Borders College Renewables Training Centre at Hawick Campus (lodged on 01 December 2011) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-01451 Supporting Amnesty International’s Write for Rights Campaign (lodged on 30 November 2011) Aileen McLeod*