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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.
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New and altered motions and amendments
*S4M-06893 Jackie Baillie: Diabetes Week—That the Parliament notes that Diabetes Week 2013 will run from 9 to 15 June; believes that this is an opportunity to raise awareness of diabetes; notes that Diabetes UK has estimated that there has been a 25.6% increase in the number of people diagnosed in Scotland with the condition and that, since 2006, 1,900 children and young people in Scotland have been admitted to hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention, and commends Diabetes UK on organising the Walk for Diabetes and other outdoor events throughout Scotland to raise awareness of the condition and to promote a more active lifestyle.
*S4M-06892 Jackie Baillie: Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month—That the Parliament welcomes Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month, which takes place in June; recognises that MND is a progressive, life-limiting disease that can affect any adult at any time and that the disease attacks the nerves that control movement, leaving them unable to move, walk, talk and ultimately breathe; understands that five people die every day in the UK from MND and around half of those diagnosed die within 14 months; further understands that there is no diagnostic test, no effective treatment and no cure; commends organisations such as MND Scotland for their part in raising awareness of this disease, and looks forward to events such as the Stovie Dance on 15 June 2013 in the Thainstone Exchange and the Men’s Health Forum Scotland’s 10K run in Glasgow on Father’s Day.
*S4M-06891 Jackie Baillie: Dumbarton Football Club Success—That the Parliament congratulates Ian Murray, the manager of Dumbarton Football Club, who has been named Manager of the Year by the Scottish Football League; notes that he has led Dumbarton Football Club to be nominated and shortlisted for the Scottish Football League’s Team of the Season; appreciates his determination in guiding the club clear of the relegation zone; further congratulates Bryan Punty for his award for Goal of the Season, and wishes Dumbarton Football Club, the manager, players and fans all the best for the next season in the First Division.
*S4M-06890 David Torrance: Congratulating Amos Stark—That the Parliament congratulates Amos Stark, of WF Stark Butcher, College Street, Buckhaven, on what it considers his and the shop’s great success at the 2013 Haggis Championship, which was held at the Dewars Centre in Perth as part of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders’ Scottish Meat Trade Fair; understands that Amos was crowned East of Scotland Champion and Reserve Champion of Scotland; notes that WF Stark Butcher’s haggis was recognised as the best in the east of Scotland and that it will compete against four other regional champions in a competition to be recognised as the Scottish Chieftain; considers that Amos and his team show great effort, dedication and attention to detail in developing top-quality products for the people of Buckhaven; wishes the business continued success in producing its haggis, and commends what it sees as the invaluable service of local meat trades toward making Scotland’s national dish.
Supported by: Liz Smith*, Rob Gibson*, Annabelle Ewing*
*S4M-06889 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committee—That the Parliament agrees that Jackson Carlaw be appointed to replace David McLetchie as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.
*S4M-06888 Nigel Don: James Ramsay and Rosemarie Kelbie, RHASS Presidential Team for 2013-14—That the Parliament congratulates the 17th Earl of Dalhousie, James Ramsay, of Dalhousie Estates in Brechin, on being named president of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) presidential team for 2013-14; understands that he will represent the Perth area, and notes that Rosemarie Kelbie, of Bridgeton Tarry Farm, St Vigeans, Arbroath, will serve as vice-president.
Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Alex Johnstone* R, Jamie McGrigor*, Chic Brodie*, Richard Lyle*, Jim Hume*, Annabelle Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Graeme Dey*, Alex Fergusson*
*S4M-06887 Jackie Baillie: Volunteers’ Week—That the Parliament welcomes Volunteers’ Week, which is an annual campaign that runs from 1 to 7 June and celebrates what it considers the fantastic contribution made across Scotland and the UK by millions of volunteers; notes that, in 2013, the week focuses on saying thank you to volunteers for their contribution to society and recognises the way that organisations celebrate the work of volunteers; understands that Volunteer Development Scotland estimates that formal volunteering contributed around £2.4 billion to Scotland’s economy in 2012; believes that services and initiatives that are vital to the country would simply not exist if it was not for volunteers, and commends all volunteers throughout Scotland for their efforts.
Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, John Lamont*, Mary Scanlon*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jayne Baxter*, Jackson Carlaw*, Christine Grahame*, Alex Fergusson*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Richard Lyle*, Jim Hume*, Helen Eadie*, John Mason*, Kenneth Gibson*
*S4M-06886 Aileen McLeod: Games for Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of Games for Scotland, a national programme that will provide £379,000 of investment to projects across Scotland to celebrate one year to go till the 2014 Commonwealth Games; believes that this collaboration between EventScotland and the Scottish Government’s games legacy team will raise awareness of the positive benefits that 2014 Commonwealth Games will bring to communities across Scotland; further welcomes that the programme aims to support projects in all 32 of Scotland’s local authority areas, showing that the whole of Scotland will benefit from the 2014 Games; encourages citizens of all ages to join the celebrations, and believes the legacy of the Games to be as important as the Games itself.
Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, John Wilson*, Nanette Milne*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Graeme Dey*, Adam Ingram*, Annabelle Ewing*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
*S4M-06885 Bill Kidd: Drumwealth Games—That the Parliament welcomes the upcoming Drumwealth Games, which will take place on 14 June 2013 across Drumchapel in Glasgow as part of the community’s 60th anniversary celebrations; notes that over 400 pupils from schools throughout Drumchapel are to take part in the games under the banner, 10 Sports, 5 Venues, 1 Community; congratulates the hard work and dedication of all the organisations and schools involved in making what it considers this fantastic event happen, and wishes all those participating every success.
*S4M-06884 Annabelle Ewing: Stamp of Approval for Perthshire Posties—That the Parliament welcomes the results of a recent independent quality of service report that was commissioned by Royal Mail; believes that postal workers delivering to the postcode area, PH, beat annual targets for first class mail, with 94.4% of franked and stamped mail arriving the next day; understands that this was achieved despite two periods of significant disruption as a consequence of prolonged severe weather, and agrees with the regional delivery director, Paul Kelly, who said, “Royal Mail’s postmen and women in the PH postcode area work extremely hard to deliver some of the most demanding quality of service standards in Europe”.
Supported by: Nigel Don*, David Torrance*, Liz Smith*, Bill Kidd*, Graeme Dey*, Adam Ingram*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
*S4M-06883 Annabelle Ewing: Barley Bree in Muthill, Scotland’s Restaurant of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates Fabrice and Alison Bouteloup of Barley Bree in Muthill, Perthshire, on what it considers an outstanding success in winning the Best Rural Restaurant category and being named the overall Restaurant of the Year at the Scottish Restaurant Awards; understands that the judges mentioned in particular the chef’s extensive and clever use of local produce and the warm welcome given by the establishment to guests, and congratulates all of the winners and nominees across each of the categories.
Supported by: Nigel Don*
*S4M-06882 Annabelle Ewing: Congratulations to the Highland Chocolatier, Iain Burnett—That the Parliament congratulates Iain Burnett -The Highland Chocolatier on being awarded both what it considers the prestigious title of Product of the Year and the new category of Confectionery and Snacking at the 2013 Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards; commends all 300 companies that were nominated across the 17 categories; believes that these awards, which are run in partnership with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, are important in recognising and rewarding the very best in Scotland’s food and drink, and notes that the Product of the Year award, along with numerous national and international awards that Iain’s company has already received, is on display at the Scottish Chocolate Centre in Grandtully, where Iain and his team can be seen hard at work creating what it considers amazing truffles and pralines.
Supported by: Nigel Don*, David Torrance*, Liz Smith*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Graeme Dey*, Adam Ingram*, Jamie McGrigor*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
*S4M-06881 Roderick Campbell: University of St Andrews is Top of the Class—That the Parliament congratulates the University of St Andrews on being named the best university in Scotland, and fourth in the UK overall, by The Guardian University Guide 2014; understands that the guide named it as the best in the UK for anthropology and that, along with the University of Cambridge, it was ranked joint top for history and the history of art; notes that Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh also featured in the top 20 UK institutions, and warmly welcomes this news, which demonstrates what it sees as Scotland’s finest universities living up to their excellent reputations.
Supported by: Nigel Don*, Kenneth Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, Bill Kidd*, Mary Scanlon*, Adam Ingram*, Liz Smith*, Bill Walker*, Annabelle Ewing*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
*S4M-06880 Marco Biagi: Action Plan to Promote LGBT Equality in Sport—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s response to the Equality Network’s report, Out for Sport, and, in particular, the support for a national action plan to promote the inclusion of LGBT people in sport and tackle prejudice; notes with concern the report’s conclusion that problems with attitudes toward LGBT people in sport continue to exist; considers that the Commonwealth Games due to be staged in Glasgow in 2014 provides an excellent opportunity to promote equality in sport; understands that sport governing bodies have a major role to play in implementing and monitoring diversity and equalities strategies in their respective sports, and appreciates the commitment of sportscotland to carry out a varied programme of equalities work to ensure that the opportunities to participate, progress and achieve in sport are available to all.
Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Mark Griffin*, Roderick Campbell*, David Torrance*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Kidd*, Kezia Dugdale*, Chic Brodie*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Patrick Harvie*, Rob Gibson*
*S4M-06879 Adam Ingram: Tarbolton Tenants and Residents Association—That the Parliament congratulates Tarbolton Tenants and Residents Association on receiving the Queen’s Medal for Voluntary Service as a result of its continued commitment to improving the community, such as through the transformation of the village cross where there are now garden areas commemorating the village’s association with Robert Burns and notes that this is only one example of the many improvements made by the organisation in the last few years that have had a positive effect on the appearance of the village and boosted civic pride in Tarbolton.
Supported by: Nigel Don*, Roderick Campbell*, Rob Gibson*, David Torrance*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Kidd*, Chic Brodie*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Willie Coffey*, Kenneth Gibson*
*S4M-06878♦ Christina McKelvie: Looking out for those Needing Looking After—That the Parliament congratulates the South Lanarkshire Carers Network (SLCN) on what it considers its outstanding work in helping to develop its Reshaping Care for Older People Programme (RCOP); understands that RCOP is geared toward providing more support at home and in the community for the growing number of people who are aged 65 or over; considers that there is a need for this type of multiagency approach, which involves NHS Lanarkshire, North and South Lanarkshire councils and the independent sector; understands that, across Lanarkshire and the rest of Scotland, people are living longer and healthier lives than ever before and that it is expected that the number of older people requiring some form of care will rise by up to 25% by 2016 and that, by 2032, this figure will increase by 66%; believes that many people of all ages care for someone and the SLCN is there to help; understands that, according to census data, 51% of carers are aged 60 and over; notes a survey suggesting that 14% of people aged 16 or over in South Lanarkshire provide care on a regular basis and that only 11% of young carers see friends every day; welcomes the work of SLCN in providing support to carers and those who require care, and believes that such work shows the need for strong community ties in Lanarkshire and across Scotland.
Supported by: Nigel Don*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, David Torrance*, Roderick Campbell*, Annabelle Ewing*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*
*S4M-06877 Roderick Campbell: North East Fife’s Gala and Community Days—That the Parliament notes what it considers to be a busy summer schedule of galas and community days taking place in North East Fife in June 2013, including the East Neuk Festival, the Kettle Fun Day, Cupar Highland Games, Ceres Highland Games, the Vintage Agricultural Machinery Club’s Annual Rally at Strathmiglo, Cupar Children’s Gala, Crail Food Festival, Balmullo Gala and the Chariots of Fire charity run in St Andrews; welcomes the broad community support for these events and praises the organisers for their dedication in continuing to run them; understands that several of the events will raise money for various charities and good causes, and hopes that those considering visiting North East Fife over the coming weekends will stop to enjoy some of these community events.
Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, Stuart McMillan*, David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, Liz Smith*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Nigel Don*, Graeme Dey*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*
*S4M-06876 Roderick Campbell: Election of Women Members to FIFA’s Executive Committee for the First Time—That the Parliament welcomes the election of women to FIFA’s executive committee for the first time in the organisation’s 109-year history; understands that Lydia Nsekera has been elected to serve for four years after winning 95 of the 203 votes cast and that her two nearest rivals, Moya Dodd and Sonia Bien-Aime, have been co-opted to the committee for one year; understands that Ms Nsekera has been the head of the Burundi FA for nine years; hopes that her voice will be listened to and that she will be a positive advocate for all levels of football worldwide; understands that some concern has been voiced regarding these appointments, but looks forward to a time when elections of women to the governing body are commonplace and when equality and diversity are promoted across FIFA; believes that these elections set a positive example for women across the world to follow, and hopes that FIFA will move to ensure that racism, sexism and homophobia are eradicated from the sport as soon as possible.
Supported by: Nigel Don*, Christine Grahame*, Patricia Ferguson*, David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, Adam Ingram*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Annabelle Ewing*
*S4M-06875 Anne McTaggart: Congratulations to Louise Wylie of Knightswood Secondary—That the Parliament congratulates 16-year-old Louise Wylie of Knightswood Secondary School on making the final three in Amnesty International’s Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition; understands that Louise beat over 2,000 students across the UK to reach the final, which was held in the organisation’s central London headquarters for what it considers the prestigious awards ceremony; notes that the competition, run by Amnesty International UK, the Guardian Teacher Network and the secondary school magazine, SecEd, asked children aged 7 to 18 to write an article or report of up to 500 words on a human rights-related issue or submit a photograph; appreciates that Louise had impressed the panel of expert judges with her article, Torture Masked as Tradition; believes that making the shortlist is a fantastic achievement, and wishes Louise all the very best in her future endeavours.
Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Elaine Murray*, Mike MacKenzie*, Nigel Don*, Bill Kidd*, Helen Eadie*, Richard Lyle*
*S4M-06874 Graeme Dey: Retirement of the Head of the Angus CAB—That the Parliament recognises the contribution of George Allan, who has retired as head of Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) after 15 years of service; thanks George for his commitment, what it sees as his invaluable work in helping people and for overseeing his team; understands that, in 2012-13, the CAB service in Angus, which deals with over 10,000 inquiries per year, recorded a record income of over £330,000, which is a considerable advance on previous years; acknowledges that George was in post during a period of significant change, not only in legislation, but also of major improvements to facilities, including the establishment of an office in Forfar and the renovation of the Arbroath and Montrose premises, and wishes George well in his retirement.
Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, Stuart McMillan*, Nigel Don*, Kenneth Gibson*, David Torrance*, Nanette Milne*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Chic Brodie*, Richard Lyle*
*S4M-06873 Kenny MacAskill: Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Notification Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft]—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Notification Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 [draft] be approved.
Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham*
*S4M-06872 Stewart Maxwell: Smoking Cessation Services for Pregnant Women—That the Parliament welcomes the support offered by the Scottish Patient Maternity Improvement Programme that aims to reduce the number of people smoking during pregnancy; understands that, early on in their pregnancy, women will be offered carbon monoxide monitoring in order to help protect both them and their babies from smoking’s harmful effects; considers that exposure to cigarette smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage, growth restriction, stillbirth and cot death; welcomes figures suggesting that, in 2012, there was an 8% increase in quit attempts during pregnancy; believes that giving up smoking is the single best thing that someone can do to improve their health, and pays tribute to what it sees as the important work carried out by midwives in offering advice and support for pregnant women who are looking to quit smoking.
Supported by: Fiona McLeod*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Stuart McMillan*, David Torrance*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Chic Brodie*, Bill Kidd*, John Wilson*, Jim Hume*, Jackson Carlaw*, Richard Lyle*, Christina McKelvie*, Neil Findlay*
*S4M-06871 Graeme Dey: Angus Set to Enjoy Feel-good Factor of Commonwealth Games—That the Parliament welcomes news that the summer 2013 Active Angus holiday programme has received more than £8,000 from Games for Scotland to help inspire young people; understands that the programme of sports and activities, including athletics, rugby, golf coaching and basketball camps, will run from 1 July to 9 August and will be hosted in Angus Council leisure facilities; understands that the Games for Scotland programme is inspired by the 17 sports of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and acknowledges that Games for Scotland is managed by EventScotland and is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver a lasting legacy from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, Stuart McMillan*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, Roderick Campbell*, Chic Brodie*, Mike MacKenzie*, David Torrance*, Nanette Milne*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*
*S4M-06870 Siobhan McMahon: Congratulations to Mavisbank School in Airdrie—That the Parliament congratulates Mavisbank School in Airdrie on its recent inspection by Education Scotland; considers the inspection report to be a tremendous achievement for both staff and pupils; notes that the inspection included praise for the high quality of parental involvement along with the Parent Council and its chairperson, Mark Jordan; recognises that Education Scotland found the leadership of the school to be a key strength and attributes this in no small part to the head teacher, John Lochrie; understands that the school has a high level of expertise in catering for the education of young people with hearing and visual impairments and recognises what it believes to be the importance of this service to the community; understands that Education Scotland was particularly impressed with the young people’s enthusiasm for learning and that the school was rated “very good” for meeting the needs of students, and looks forward to the further achievements made possible by the parents, pupils and staff at Mavisbank School.
Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Neil Findlay*, Mike MacKenzie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*
*S4M-06869 Siobhan McMahon: Congratulations to the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership—That the Parliament congratulates the members of the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership representing Scotland in the Auld Enemies Cup, which takes place between 13 and 16 June 2013; understands that the team will consist of a range of disabled people from all walks of life; considers that being selected for this prestigious tournament is an impressive achievement and recognises the benefits for disabled people of participating in sports; congratulates the Scottish Disability Golf Partnership on helping to open up golf to disabled people by organising free first-swing clinics throughout the year offering lessons and practice time; understands that the group currently has over 160 active members of all ages, highlighting the dedication and determination of those involved, and wishes both Team Scotland and Team England every success in the cup.
Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, Nanette Milne*, Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Colin Beattie*, Neil Findlay*, Roderick Campbell*, Elaine Murray*, Mike MacKenzie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Murdo Fraser*, Mark Griffin*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Michael McMahon*
*S4M-06868 Alison Johnstone: Congratulating Kim Little, First PFA Women’s Player of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates the Aberdeen-born former Hibernian midfielder, Kim Little, on becoming the first Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Women’s Player of the Year; applauds what it considers her prolific scoring record of 63 goals in 64 games since joining Arsenal Ladies in 2008; notes that she has been capped for Scotland 80 times, scoring 29 goals, including one in Scotland’s second-ever victory over England on 4 March 2011; notes that she was, with Ifeoma Dieke, one of two Scots to represent Great Britain at the London Olympics; welcomes the decision of the PFA to admit women members from the 2013-14 season; understands that over 20,000 women and girls now regularly play football in Scotland; supports the Scottish Football Association’s target of 7,500 women and girls registered with clubs by the end of 2013, and congratulates Little, her fellow Scot, Jennifer Beattie, and all their Arsenal teammates on winning the FA Women’s Cup on 26 March 2013 with a 3-0 win over Bristol Academy.
Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Nanette Milne*, Colin Beattie*, Neil Findlay*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*
*S4M-06867 Claire Baker: Congratulations to Harvey Willis of Glenrothes—That the Parliament congratulates Harvey Willis, which was formerly known as Body Needs and has been based in Glenrothes’ Kingdom Shopping Centre for 22 years, on being named Best Independent Gift Retailer in Scotland 2013 at a recent ceremony in the London Savoy Hotel; understands that the owners of the business, Susan and John Kerr, and their team of seven have worked hard to achieve this, despite a difficult economic climate for independent retailers, by focusing on attention to customer care and building good relationships across the sector, and warmly wishes Susan, John and the staff from Harvey Willis, the best of luck for the future.
Supported by: Nigel Don*
S4M-06832 Drew Smith: Trades Unions and Businesses Reject Pledge on Corporation Tax—That the Parliament notes the reaction of both trades unions and businesses to what it considers the SNP’s race-to-the-bottom pledge to slash corporation tax; understands that the STUC’s report, A Just Scotland, stated that the STUC believes that the notion that the long-term growth rate can be improved by cutting corporation tax is misguided; further understands that the Scottish Council for Development and Industry report, Future Scotland: Future Growth, noted that businesses did not believe that cutting corporation tax was a priority and that there was no great desire to participate in a rush to a lowest tax environment; further understands that the report warned that an independent Scotland would lose influence over its monetary policy if it forged a sterling zone with the UK but withdrew its political representation, and looks forward to further debating the SNP’s plans for what it considers a tax haven Scotland in the run-up to the September 2014 referendum and to receiving further clarity on whether the Scottish Government also wishes to abolish capital gains tax.
Supported by: Michael McMahon, Patricia Ferguson, Jackie Baillie, Hanzala Malik, Mary Fee, Neil Findlay, Claudia Beamish, Anne McTaggart, Richard Simpson, Kezia Dugdale, Sarah Boyack
*S4M-06832.1 Kenneth Gibson: Trades Unions and Businesses Reject Pledge on Corporation Tax—As an amendment to motion S4M-06832 in the name of Drew Smith (Trades Unions and Businesses Reject Pledge on Corporation Tax), leave out from “the reaction” to end and insert “what it considers the hypocrisy of the Labour Party regarding changes to the rate of corporation tax; recognises that, under the last Labour administration, corporation tax was cut on three separate occasions; notes that it fell from 33% to 31% in April 1997 then to 30% in April 1999 and was further cut to 28% in 2008; considers that the Labour Party appears to be keen to attack others for having policies similar to its while in power; believes that while the shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, and the Labour Party’s UK leader, Ed Miliband, appear quick to bemoan the position of the UK Government’s decision to drop the top rate of income tax to 45p, this is, for the most part, higher than the rate set by the Labour Party administration in which Mr Balls and Mr Miliband served, when the highest rate of income tax was 40p and stood at 50p only for what it sees as a mere 36 days of the party’s 13 years in office; notes what it considers further regressive policy positions adopted by the then Labour Party administration, including the decisions to retain Trident, keep the unelected House of Lords, invade Iraq, introduce tuition fees and abolish the 10p income tax rate; further notes what it considers Labour’s reliance on costly and wasteful PFI/PPP projects and its failure to close tax loopholes and refusal to tackle payday lending; understands that the Institute for Social and Economic Research estimated that the Labour Party administration’s proposals to scrap both attendance and disability living allowance would have forced 67,000 disabled people in Scotland into poverty; believes that what it sees as the Labour Party’s rhetoric on issues pertaining to social justice and progressiveness does not match its record in office or its recent policy proposals, which, it understands, include reductions to welfare payments in Scotland, the abolition of universal benefits and to have prolonged austerity measures, and considers that exposure of what it sees as such hypocrisy goes some way to accounting for the Labour Party languishing in opposition in the Parliament.”
Supported by: David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Christina McKelvie*, Chic Brodie*, Richard Lyle*
Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support
S4M-06866 UEFA and Human Rights (lodged on 04 June 2013) Anne McTaggart*
S4M-06865 Debt Relief by Christians Against Poverty and Whiteinch Parish Church (lodged on 04 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Angus MacDonald*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Bill Walker*, Adam Ingram*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Chic Brodie*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Roderick Campbell*
S4M-06860 Supporting a Two-year Moratorium on Glasgow Day Centre Closures (lodged on 04 June 2013) Joan McAlpine*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Christina McKelvie*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Nigel Don*, Adam Ingram*, James Dornan*
S4M-06859 Newly Extended Pier Makes Waves (lodged on 04 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jean Urquhart*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Adam Ingram*, Bill Walker*
S4M-06858 Congratulations to Linlithgow Rose and Fauldhouse United on their Championship Wins (lodged on 04 June 2013) Helen Eadie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*
S4M-06857 Pilot Project Generates Energy in the Classroom (lodged on 04 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Adam Ingram*, Bill Walker*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06856 Cervical Screening Awareness Week, 9 to 15 June 2013 (lodged on 04 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Fiona McLeod*, Alison Johnstone*, Patricia Ferguson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Kezia Dugdale*, Duncan McNeil*, Bill Walker*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06855 Congratulations to Inverness City (lodged on 04 June 2013) Kenneth Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*, John Finnie*, Jamie McGrigor*
S4M-06854 St Luke’s High School Finalist in Scottish Education Awards (lodged on 04 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*, Adam Ingram*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06852 Whitelees Primary IF Campaign Song (lodged on 04 June 2013) Jackie Baillie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06851 Social Services in Tayside Praised (lodged on 04 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Mike MacKenzie*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06850 True Cost of the Bedroom Tax Hits Home (lodged on 04 June 2013) Jackie Baillie*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06849 Glasgow 2014, on Time and on Budget (lodged on 04 June 2013) Jackie Baillie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Neil Findlay*, James Dornan*, Bill Walker*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06848 Arran Folk Festival (lodged on 04 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Annabel Goldie*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06847 Scotland’s Second Oil Boom (lodged on 04 June 2013) John Mason*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Walker*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06846 Coastguard Concerns (lodged on 04 June 2013) John Mason*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Walker*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06844 From the Moon to the Muckle Toon (lodged on 03 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*, Roderick Campbell*
S4M-06842 Glasgow Airport’s Safety Success (lodged on 03 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Annabel Goldie*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06841 Dumfriesshire Teenagers Revisit History of the Scottish Covenant (lodged on 03 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06840 Human Synthetic Blood Trials (lodged on 03 June 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06839 Welcome Support from Scottish Gas for the Mid Argyll Community Pool (lodged on 03 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06838 Proposed Restrictions on Visits to GPs (lodged on 03 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06837 Auchinleck Talbot Scottish Junior Cup Winners Again (lodged on 03 June 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*, Stewart Maxwell*
S4M-06836 Compensation for Woolworths and Ethel Austin Employees (lodged on 03 June 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06835 Longannet’s £25 Million Upgrade (lodged on 03 June 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06833 Drumchapel Disability Action 2’s Magnificent Care Commission Report (lodged on 31 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06831 National Breastfeeding Awareness Month (lodged on 31 May 2013) Gil Paterson*, Stewart Maxwell*
S4M-06830 St Patrick’s, Coatbridge (lodged on 31 May 2013) Margaret Mitchell*, Siobhan McMahon*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06827 Dumbarton Road Corridor Addiction Forum, Robertson Trust Award (lodged on 31 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Annabel Goldie*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06826 1st Battalion Scots Guards Inverness Homecoming (lodged on 31 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06825 Highlands and Islands Success in Food Oscars (lodged on 31 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06824 RWE Sponsorship of Kingussie Shinty Club (lodged on 31 May 2013) Mary Scanlon*
S4M-06823 Burgh Primary Pupils Campaign to Improve Local Community (lodged on 31 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06822 St Blanes Primary School, a Champion for Change (lodged on 31 May 2013) Siobhan McMahon*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06821 Eric Liddell, Edinburgh’s Greatest (lodged on 31 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*, Stewart Maxwell*
S4M-06820 A New Website for Cumbernauld Village (lodged on 31 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06819 Dementia Awareness Week 2013 (lodged on 31 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06818 Perthshire’s Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Award Winners (lodged on 31 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Annabel Goldie*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06817 Congratulations to Hanover Street School (lodged on 31 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06816 Have a Field Day (lodged on 31 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06815 StepChange (lodged on 31 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06814 Edinburgh Band on Song to Raise Cash and Awareness of Dementia (lodged on 31 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06813 Good Luck to Scots Playing for the Lions (lodged on 30 May 2013) Siobhan McMahon*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06805 HIV, New Research (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06804 United Nations International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06803 International Children’s Day (lodged on 30 May 2013) Siobhan McMahon*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06802 Erskine Goes Purple (lodged on 30 May 2013) Annabel Goldie*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06801 Economic Indicators in the North East (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06800 Screen Machine’s 15th Anniversary (lodged on 30 May 2013) Margaret Mitchell*
S4M-06799 A Reely Good Film Festival (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06797 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a Cut above the Rest (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06796 Climbing Mount Everest, the Scottish Contribution (lodged on 30 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Stewart Maxwell*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06794 European Prisoners’ Children Week, Not my Crime, Still my Sentence (lodged on 30 May 2013) Margaret McCulloch*, Jackie Baillie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jayne Baxter*, Anne McTaggart*
S4M-06792 Celebrating the Publication of Winchman (lodged on 30 May 2013) Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, David Stewart*, Gil Paterson*
S4M-06791 JUMP Gymnastics’ New Facility (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*, Colin Keir*
S4M-06790 Stephens Wins Scottish Baker of the Year (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*
S4M-06789 Scottish Samurai Shogun Award (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*, Colin Keir*
S4M-06788 Youth with Hope (lodged on 30 May 2013) Siobhan McMahon*
S4M-06785 Hidradenitis Awareness Week (lodged on 30 May 2013) Gil Paterson*, Colin Keir*
S4M-06784 Rise in Payday Loan Debt Concerning (lodged on 30 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06779 Youth with Hope (lodged on 29 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06778 75th Anniversary of the Musselburgh Golf Club (lodged on 29 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06777 Congratulations to Dr Mary Taylor (lodged on 29 May 2013) Annabelle Ewing*
S4M-06776 Talking About Scotland Exhibition (lodged on 29 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06772 Corey Can (lodged on 29 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06771 Congratulations to Frank Maguire (lodged on 29 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06770 Support Child Safety Week (lodged on 29 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06769 Pressure on Instant Neighbour Food Bank (lodged on 29 May 2013) Gil Paterson*, Colin Keir*
S4M-06768 Edinburgh BID Wins Business Backing (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06767 Edinburgh Smiles Better (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06765 Echt Reminiscence Group (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06764 St John’s Hospital (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06761 Renewable Energy Investment in the West of Scotland (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06756 A Remarkable Season for Celtic Football Club (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06755 It’s all about the Music (lodged on 28 May 2013) Annabel Goldie*, Colin Keir*
S4M-06754 Music for a Summer Afternoon (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06753 Sand Races Return to Kirkcaldy (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06751 State of Nature Wake-up Call (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06749 Don’t Ignore Denis Healey (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06747 Baron’s Haugh Nature Reserve’s 30th Anniversary (lodged on 28 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06745 Congratulations to the Kirkcaldy Chiefs Ice Hockey Team on its Great Success (lodged on 23 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06744 Congratulations to Kirkcaldy Golf Club on its Great Success (lodged on 23 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06743 World Premiere of The Blood is Strong (lodged on 23 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06740 Aberdeen Lacrosse Club (lodged on 23 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06733 Erskine Week (lodged on 23 May 2013) Annabel Goldie*
S4M-06713 Scottish Infected Blood Forum (lodged on 22 May 2013) Annabel Goldie*
S4M-06712 Access to Rare Disease Drugs (lodged on 22 May 2013) Annabel Goldie*
S4M-06710 Hepatitis C Action Plan for Scotland (lodged on 22 May 2013) Rhoda Grant*, Annabel Goldie*
S4M-06707.1 Representation of Scotland and the UK on the International Stage (lodged on 23 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06665 Rural Stirling Natural Beauty (lodged on 21 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06664 Pauline Dabydeen, Success at the Daily Record Our Heroes Awards (lodged on 21 May 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-06484 Stirling University School of Nursing and Midwifery Achieves Award Success (lodged on 07 May 2013) Duncan McNeil*
S4M-06142 The Scottish Women of Science, Celebrating Trailblazers of the Past Exhibition (lodged on 23 April 2013) Colin Keir*
S4M-05944 Challenging Negative Racial and Religious Stereotypes (lodged on 13 March 2013) Malcolm Chisholm*
S4M-05922 Bank Branch Closures (lodged on 12 March 2013) Drew Smith*
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