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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-01646 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Membership—That the Parliament agrees that—

John Park be appointed to replace Anne McTaggart as a member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee;

Neil Bibby be appointed to replace Claire Baker and Neil Findlay be appointed to replace Jenny Marra as members of the Education and Culture Committee;

Mary Fee be appointed to replace Claudia Beamish as a member of the Equal Opportunities Committee;

Elaine Murray be appointed to replace Margaret McCulloch and Michael McMahon be appointed to replace John Pentland as members of the Finance Committee;

Drew Smith be appointed to replace Mary Fee as a member of the Health and Sport Committee;

Margaret McCulloch be appointed to replace Neil Findlay as a member of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee;

Jenny Marra be appointed to replace James Kelly as a member of the Justice Committee;

Anne McTaggart be appointed to replace Kezia Dugdale and John Pentland be appointed to replace Mark Griffin as members of the Local Government and Regeneration Committee;

Iain Gray be appointed to replace Hugh Henry and Mark Griffin be appointed to replace Drew Smith as members of the Public Audit Committee;

Anne McTaggart be appointed to replace Neil Bibby as a member of the Public Petitions Committee;

Claudia Beamish be appointed to replace Jenny Marra and Margaret McDougall be appointed to replace Elaine Murray as members of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee;

Margaret McCulloch be appointed to replace Margaret McDougall as a member of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee; and

Michael McMahon be appointed to replace Kezia Dugdale and John Pentland be appointed to replace Drew Smith as members of the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

*S4M-01645 Mike MacKenzie: Grid Charges Fairness—That the Parliament highlights the report published by Ofgem entitled Project TransmiT - Electricity Transmission Charging: assessment of options for change; expresses concern that renewables projects sited in Scotland’s islands could pay up to seven times more in transmission charges than similar mainland ones; considers that renewable energy projects in the islands continue to be penalised at the same time as the UK Government continues to subsidise transmission costs for power stations in the South of England, and calls for a fairer system for all.

*S4M-01644♦ Colin Keir: Drum Brae Library and Community Hub Project—That the Parliament welcomes the construction of the Drum Brae Library and Community Hub project, which was successfully completed on time in November 2011 and which will be open to the public in early 2012; notes that the three-storey community-purpose building, which will include a long-awaited new library, a day-care centre for older people and office facilities, is the first project to be developed as part of the hub South East Scotland programme; believes that the hub, which is planned to be easily accessible via regular bus services, will be a real focal point for the Drum Brae, Clermiston, Clerwood, East Craigs and Parkgrove communities; further notes that the project aims to offer a wide range of services, including an adult learning facility, community information and access points and a health information point; commends the City of Edinburgh Council’s ambition to encourage community involvement, community-based activity and the building of social capital, and believes that the joint initiative of public and private sectors supported local economic growth and boosted construction industry employment.

Supported by: Jean Urquhart*, Margaret Burgess*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Mike MacKenzie*, Gil Paterson*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-01643 Richard Simpson: Chris Paterson Tribute—That the Parliament notes the decision by Chris Paterson to retire from international rugby; thanks him for what it sees as his fantastic contribution to Scottish rugby over many years; believes that he has been an inspirational role model by demonstrating that size alone is not critical to consistent high performance; further believes that he has more to contribute to Scottish rugby, and wishes him well.

*S4M-01642 Margo MacDonald: BBC Responsibility to Provide In-depth Analysis of News and Current Affairs—That the Parliament notes with concern that what it considers the excellent weekly Radio Scotland programme, Newsweek Scotland, presented by Derek Bateman, is due to end early in 2012; considers that this will deprive listeners of the only remaining in-depth weekly analysis of news and current affairs in the period leading up to the Scottish referendum, during which time it considers that the general public has a right to expect the highest quality information and examination to be provided by the BBC, and so urges the BBC Trust to reverse this decision and ensure that the corporation meets its obligation to its audience.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gordon MacDonald*, Maureen Watt*, Mike MacKenzie*, Roderick Campbell*, Angus MacDonald*, Kenneth Gibson*, Humza Yousaf*, John Mason*, Bob Doris*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-01641 Mark McDonald: Aberdeen, the UK’s Fastest Growing Airport—That the Parliament understands that Aberdeen Airport is now the fastest growing airport in the UK; notes that, compared with December 2010, passenger numbers have grown by 9.5%, 3% more than its nearest rivals and that the latest projections predict that passenger numbers will exceed three million in 2012; congratulates the airport on the completion of the runway extension on budget and eight months ahead of schedule, which it believes has contributed toward the continued success of the airport; notes that the £10 million investment in the runway is expected to result in the creation of around 110 jobs and a £20 million boost to the north-east economy by 2015, and welcomes the economic benefits that this growth brings by ensuring that the north east continues to be accessible from all over the world.

*S4M-01640 Willie Rennie: Australian Government’s Legislation on Plain Tobacco Packaging—That the Parliament congratulates the Australian Government on being the first in the world to pass legislation requiring plain packaging of tobacco products; understands that, from December 2012, all tobacco products in Australia will be sold in green or brown packaging with increased health warnings and no corporate branding; notes research suggesting that two thirds of current smokers started smoking before they were 18 and that young people are less attracted to cigarettes in plain packaging; is aware of research indicating that plain packaging increases the effectiveness of health warnings and reduces the ability of manufacturers to imply reduced health risks through lighter-coloured packaging and other devices, and looks forward to a debate in Scotland on the plain packaging of tobacco products.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Jim Hume*, David Torrance*, Liam McArthur*, Alison McInnes*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Stewart Maxwell*, Hanzala Malik*, Jenny Marra*

*S4M-01639 Nigel Don: GlaxoSmithKline Montrose—That the Parliament welcomes Scottish Enterprise’s award of £1.46 million in research and development funding to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Montrose; believes that this will boost the local economy by safeguarding existing jobs in Montrose and creating up to 25 new jobs; considers Scotland to be a global player in the life sciences industry and that it is renowned for innovation, enterprise and technology; believes the country to have the research institutions, a skills base and business environment that attract international companies such as GSK in order to continue to develop new products; considers that this is good news for Angus and Scotland as a whole and it shows that, even in tough economic times, companies such as GSK can work in partnership with Scottish Enterprise to increase efficiencies and develop new products, and believes that this highlights that the Scottish Government and its enterprise agencies are committed to supporting sustainable economic growth.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Simpson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Rob Gibson*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Humza Yousaf*, Adam Ingram*, Joe FitzPatrick*, George Adam*, Margaret Burgess*, Mark McDonald*, Stuart McMillan*, Maureen Watt*, Dennis Robertson*, Nanette Milne*, Colin Beattie*, Jean Urquhart*

*S4M-01638.1 Jackson Carlaw: Welfare Reform Bill - UK Legislation—As an amendment to motion S4M-01638 in the name of Nicola Sturgeon (Welfare Reform Bill – UK Legislation), leave out from “but regrets” to end and insert “and agrees that the relevant provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 16 February 2011 to make provision within the legislative competence of the Parliament and to alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers, should be considered by the UK Parliament.”

*S4M-01638.2 Liam McArthur: Welfare Reform Bill - UK Legislation—As an amendment to motion S4M-01638 in the name of Nicola Sturgeon (Welfare Reform Bill – UK Legislation), leave out from “but regrets” to end and insert “and believes that radical reform of the current welfare system is required; on the matter of legislative consent, agrees that the relevant provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 16 February 2011, in respect of data sharing, Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Parliament or alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers, should be considered by the UK Parliament; further agrees that the provisions in the Bill that give the Scottish Ministers the power to make consequential, supplementary, incidental or transitional provisions, by regulations, in relation to the introduction of universal credit and personal independence payments, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Parliament or alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers, should be considered by the UK Parliament; considers that this consent is necessary in order to give security to those individuals in receipt of passported benefits in Scotland, and urges the Scottish Government to work constructively with the UK Government on planning ahead for the implementation of the proposed changes.”

*S4M-01638.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Reform Bill - UK Legislation—As an amendment to motion S4M-01638 in the name of Nicola Sturgeon (Welfare Reform Bill – UK Legislation), after "should be convened" insert “with a remit to consider the implementation of the Welfare Reform Bill insofar as it affects people in Scotland, in particular the impact on passported benefits and, where benefits are devolved, the principles and operation of these, complementing the work of other relevant committees in the Scottish Parliament, UK Parliament and devolved assemblies across the UK”.

*S4M-01633♦ Jamie Hepburn: Scottish Premier League Decision to Allow Terracing—That the Parliament notes that many football supporters have been calling for terracing to be reintroduced at Scottish Premier League (SPL) grounds; understands that many supporters from Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and across Scotland would prefer to stand when attending a football game and feels that such standing areas generate a better atmosphere as a backdrop to the sport; believes that terracing can be provided at football stadia perfectly safely and that this is the case at football matches in Scotland outwith the SPL and in top-flight football divisions of many other European countries; recognises that, while there is a legislative prohibition on such standing areas in the top two divisions of English competitive football, there has never been any such legal restriction on Scottish clubs and that the ban was a decision of the football authorities themselves; welcomes the decision of the SPL general meeting on 19 December 2011 to approve requests from member clubs to pilot safe standing areas for SPL matches; considers that the safety of spectators at football matches has to be paramount and understands that this is recognised by the SPL, as any club undertaking a pilot of a safe standing area must also gain the approval of local safety committees and the police; looks forward to pilots of safe standing areas being conducted, and hopes that such pilots will be a success so that, in the long-term, terracing can return as a normal feature of top-flight Scottish football grounds.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Joan McAlpine*, James Dornan*, Margaret Burgess*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gordon MacDonald*, John Park*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-01065# Joan McAlpine: Save Introducing in Scotland—That the Parliament expresses its concern that the BBC is considering scrapping Introducing in Scotland, a radio show that aims to find the best new unsigned music talent in Scotland, as part of the BBC’s so-called Delivering Quality First plans; believes that giving new artists a platform for their music is a valuable public service; considers that the show’s producers and presenters, Ally McCrae and, previously, Vic Galloway, have done valuable work over the last 11 years in giving new talent exposure to the listening public; is further concerned that, if such programmes are centralised to London, unsigned musicians from Scotland will have less coverage; *notes* the support for Introducing in Scotland; notes that the petition to save it has received nearly 6,000 signatures in less than one week, and *further notes that the petition is available for signing* at www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/introducingscotland.

Supported by: Richard Lyle, Alison Johnstone, Jim Eadie, David Torrance, Mike MacKenzie, Jean Urquhart, Annabelle Ewing, Rob Gibson, Drew Smith, Adam Ingram, Aileen McLeod, Humza Yousaf, Stuart McMillan, Nigel Don, Christine Grahame, Dennis Robertson, Paul Wheelhouse, Roderick Campbell, Gil Paterson, Stewart Maxwell, Jamie Hepburn, Willie Coffey, Richard Baker, Kenneth Gibson, Patricia Ferguson, Bill Kidd, Chic Brodie, Clare Adamson, Mary Fee, Christina McKelvie, Angus MacDonald, Sandra White, Margaret Burgess, Kevin Stewart, Mark McDonald, Margaret McDougall

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-01637 Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Jackie Baillie*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01636 Congratulating Carols from Pinkston Concert ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*, Bill Kidd*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Joan McAlpine*, Humza Yousaf*, James Dornan*, Colin Beattie*, David Torrance*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01634 Official Opening of Maryhill Housing Association’s Maryhill Primary School Development ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Elaine Murray*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01625 Job Losses at Vector Almondbank ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Kevin Stewart*, Gil Paterson*, Bill Walker*, Kenneth Gibson*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, Humza Yousaf*, Sandra White*, David Torrance*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01624 Young Entrepreneur of the Year ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, Kevin Stewart*, Maureen Watt*, Gil Paterson*, Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, James Dornan*, Ken Macintosh*, Sandra White*, David Torrance*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01623 Death of Václav Havel ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Angus MacDonald*, Kevin Stewart*, Dave Thompson*, Gil Paterson*, Tavish Scott*, Sandra White*, David Torrance*, Aileen McLeod*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01622 Honour Bestowed on Flight Lieutenant Duncan McCuaig DFC (lodged on 19 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01621 Quality Scotland’s 20th Anniversary ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Joan McAlpine*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01619 Citizens Advice Scotland Highlights Unfair Delivery Charges ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Angus MacDonald*, Roderick Campbell*, Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Rhoda Grant*, Graeme Pearson*

S4M-01618 Lightburn Hospital to Remain Open ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Joan McAlpine*, James Dornan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01617 Spirit of Unity ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Joan McAlpine*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01616 East Kilbride Men Trek for Charity ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01615 East Kilbride Residents Take the Cheap Way Round ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01614 St Vincent’s Primary School, Flying the Eco-flag in East Kilbride (lodged on 19 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01613 Congratulations to St Ninian’s High School ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Joan McAlpine*, Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01612 Specimen Dissection at Crosshouse Hospital ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01611 Wing Commander Alison Moodie ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Fiona McLeod*

S4M-01609 Congratulations to Ben and Rosemary Scrimgeour ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Joan McAlpine*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01608 Congratulations to Lucy Tuck ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Joan McAlpine*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01607 Renton Community Development Trust ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01606 Access to an Employment Tribunal ­(lodged on 16 December 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01604 Royal Yachting Association Annual Awards ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Colin Beattie*, Joan McAlpine*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01603 SEStran Thistle Assistance Card ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01601 RSBi in Springburn Wins Gold ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01600 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (lodged on 15 December 2011) Elaine Murray*, Jamie Hepburn*, Rhoda Grant*

S4M-01599 Morlaggan ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01598 Need for Advice ­(lodged on 15 December 2011) Elaine Murray*, Rhoda Grant*

S4M-01594 Gartocharn Green Flag ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Annabel Goldie*

S4M-01592 Public Health Leaders Call to Introduce Minimum Pricing ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01591 Glasgow Subway Celebrates its 115th Anniversary ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Annabel Goldie*, Elaine Murray*

S4M-01590 The New Crown Jewels of Maryhill ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01589 Roots of Ruchill Community Garden ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01588 Funding of Glasgow’s North Area Transport Association ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01583 UK Veto is Damaging for Scotland ­(lodged on 14 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01577 Edinburgh Domestic Abuse Court Pilot ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*, Rhoda Grant*

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

S4M-01574 Proposed DVLA Closures ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01573 Ciara Ennis as Olympic Torch-bearer for North East Scotland (lodged on 13 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01572 Keenan Recycling Success at VIBES Awards ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01570 Remember Cunninghame Graham ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01569 Outstanding Achievement of Pelamis Pioneer ­(lodged on 13 December 2011) Rhoda Grant*

S4M-01568 Rachel Appolinari Memorial Fund ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01566 ScotRail Modern Apprenticeship Award ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01565 European Commission Chief Scientific Adviser ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01564 Citizens Advice Service and Welfare Reform ­(lodged on 12 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

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

S4M-01556 The Work of Citizens Advice Scotland ­(lodged on 09 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01554 Oil and Gas, Rising Fortunes ­(lodged on 09 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01553 National Dental Inspection Programme ­(lodged on 09 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01549 Advice in Scotland 2010-11 ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Annabel Goldie*

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

S4M-01547 Scotland Sevens Rugby Champions ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01544 Letter to Santa Highlights Impact of Domestic Violence on Children ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01541 Comments Made on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

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

S4M-01537 Parent Council Awarded for Outdoor Classroom ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01535 Women’s Aid Awarded for Art Activities ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01530 Grampian Housing Association SMART Financial Inclusion and Early Intervention ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

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

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

S4M-01513 100 Years of Arbroath’s Edwardian Railway Station ­(lodged on 07 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01467 Gairloch Wins Gaelic Debate ­(lodged on 01 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01462 North Lanarkshire Muslim Women and Family Alliance ­(lodged on 01 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-01458 Voscars Volunteer of the Year Award ­(lodged on 01 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*

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