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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-07988 James Dornan: Congratulating Glasgow’s City Building and Access on Humanitarian work in Malawi—That the Parliament congratulates the teams from Glasgow’s City Building and Access who recently travelled to Malawi to deliver humanitarian aid; notes that the City Building team was made up of seven staff and two apprentices and the Access team, four staff, and that, in 12 days, they used their skills to refurbish a building that had been lying empty; notes that 14 rooms were refurbished and the building was rewired and made accessible to all by the addition of a ramp; further notes that the team also built a small children’s play area beside the building; considers that this was a challenging build and a difficult timeframe to meet but that the team rose to the challenge; considers this a great example of the work being done by many organisations from Glasgow and across Scotland to assist around the world, and commends the City Building team of Scott McEwan, Paul Brown, Graham Robb, Martin Bredin, Simon Young, Chris Devlin, Lee Thomson, Lee Raeburn and Paul Carey and the Access team of Robert McPhee, Sammy Birnie, Maria Zon Quintas and Ashley Bickerstaff for their hard work in refurbishing this building, which, it considers, will have a lasting impact on the community.

*S4M-07987 Claire Baker: Welcoming Potato Week—That the Parliament welcomes Potato Week, which is organised by the Potato Council and runs from 7 to 13 October 2013; believes that potatoes form part of a healthy, sustainable diet and urges the Scottish Government to do more to support consumers in making informed decisions about their diets; understands that, this year, the Potato Council is using the week to promote Maris Pipers, which, it understands account for one in every eight potatoes produced in Scotland and have an annual fresh market value of £15 million; believes that the industry is worth £4.7 billion to the UK economy every year with seed exports contributing £209 million to Scotland’s economy and retail sales valued at £117 million, and urges the Scottish Government to support the potato industry as it plays what it considers a vital role in supporting jobs across the country.

Supported by: Jim Hume*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Hanzala Malik*, Jayne Baxter*, Jamie McGrigor*, Margaret McCulloch*

*S4M-07986 Bob Doris: Youth Academy for Partick Thistle—That the Parliament welcomes plans by Partick Thistle FC to establish a youth academy; recognises the generosity of Colin and Chris Weir in donating £750,000 toward the project; notes that they have previously established the Weir Charitable Trust to donate to community groups; notes that the academy will be run by the club’s former manager and striker, Gerry Britton, and wishes the Thistle Weir Youth Academy all the best in promoting young footballing talent.

*S4M-07985 Nigel Don: Support for Naval and Marine Widows—That the Parliament congratulates the Royal Navy, Royal Marines Widows’ Association in its efforts to bring comfort to widows in the naval community and to help develop friendships; notes what it sees as the rapid growth in the association’s presence, and welcomes its continued efforts.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Jackson Carlaw*, Liam McArthur*, Roderick Campbell*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Christian Allard*, Maureen Watt*, Bill Kidd*, Alex Johnstone*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Murdo Fraser*, Annabelle Ewing*, Adam Ingram*, Stuart McMillan*, Chic Brodie*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07984 Liam McArthur: Bernie Holbrook, Nurse of the Year Nominee—That the Parliament congratulates Bernie Holbrook, an advanced nurse practitioner who is based on Orkney’s most northerly island, North Ronaldsay, on being shortlisted in the General Practice Awards 2013 for the Nurse of the Year title in the General Practice and Primary Care category; recognises that the awards are designed to highlight the hard work carried out and innovation seen each day in surgeries across the UK; understands that, in her nursing role on an island without a resident GP, Ms Holbrook faces a unique set of challenges; believes that she makes a tremendous contribution to the community, and wishes her the very best of luck for the awards ceremony, which is scheduled to be held in London on 27 November.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Annabelle Ewing*, Jim Hume*, Chic Brodie*, Bill Kidd*, Mike MacKenzie*, John Finnie*, Jayne Baxter*, Kevin Stewart*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07983 Jackie Baillie: International Credit Union Day—That the Parliament recognises 17 October 2013 as International Credit Union Day, which has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October every year since 1948; notes that this year’s theme, Credit Unions Unite for Good: A Better Way, emphasises the benefits of cooperation among credit unions worldwide; welcomes the combined £191 million in loans given by the 144 credit unions across Scotland, helping almost 300,000 people; commends the World Council of Credit Unions for its focus on the empowerment of people through financial inclusion, and celebrates its unique savings-based approach to microfinance as a means of making the maximum impact on communities in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Hugh Henry*, Liam McArthur*, Jim Hume*, John Wilson* R, Colin Beattie*, Kezia Dugdale*, Stuart McMillan*, Annabelle Ewing*, Patricia Ferguson*, Neil Findlay*, Joan McAlpine*, John Pentland*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jayne Baxter*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07982 Jackie Baillie: Celebrating 21 Years of Dunbritton Housing Association—That the Parliament congratulates Dunbritton Housing Association (DHA) on reaching its 21st anniversary in October 2013; understands that DHA has earned a reputation for providing good quality housing and services in the Dumbarton, Vale of Leven, and Helensburgh and Lomond areas; welcomes the fact that, in the last year alone, it invested almost £9 million in the further development of affordable housing; recognises that, since its establishment in 1992, DHA has built or renovated over 600 properties, and sends its best wishes to the association for the next 21 years.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Nigel Don*, Mary Fee*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Anne McTaggart*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07981 Jim Eadie: Launch of Morningside Living Magazine—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of Morningside Living, which is a magazine that showcases all of the great aspects that Morningside’s community and lifestyle have to offer; notes that it is produced by residents for residents; understands that it tells readers of the newest restaurants, shops and initiatives in the area; notes that it also has a focus on health and wellbeing, with articles on shiatsu and community counselling; applauds in particular its feature on the Open Door, which is a community café that assists both older and disabled people by helping to raise funds for care, and wishes the magazine well in its efforts to promote Morningside and what it considers its welcoming atmosphere.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Chic Brodie*, David Torrance*, Alison Johnstone*, Jackie Baillie*, John Lamont*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Kevin Stewart*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Bill Kidd*, Mike MacKenzie*, Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07980 Bob Doris: Care for Cancer Patients in Glasgow—That the Parliament welcomes the establishment of Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services in Glasgow libraries for anyone affected by cancer, including patients, relatives, carers and friends; notes that this is a free and confidential support service in the community, providing access to benefits and financial advice by a specialist advisor, links to local support services, a relaxing place to meet others affected by cancer and complementary therapies; notes that the initiative has drop-in services in Maryhill, Springburn, Hillhead and beyond, and encourages Glaswegians affected by cancer who want a confidential and networked support to use what it considers this valuable new service.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Roderick Campbell*, Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Stuart McMillan*, David Torrance*, Aileen McLeod*, Gordon MacDonald*, Christina McKelvie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Chic Brodie*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07979 Bob Doris: Mark Adams, Volunteer of the Year—That the Parliament recognises the success of Mark Adams from Glasgow at the 10th annual Grassroots Awards dinner, at which he was awarded Volunteer of the Year; understands that Mark has held an SFA coaching badge since 1994; notes his contribution to sport in the community through his volunteering with North Kelvin United, which exists under the umbrella of the Maryhill-based charity, North Glasgow Football Development Group; congratulates Mark on winning this award, and wishes him every success in the future.

Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, Roderick Campbell*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Stuart McMillan*, Colin Beattie*, Gordon MacDonald*, Kevin Stewart*, Maureen Watt*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07978 Liz Smith: Welcoming the Launch of the Queen’s Baton Relay—That the Parliament welcomes the launch, by Her Majesty the Queen, of the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay, which is a unique tradition of the Commonwealth Games; considers that the relay is a wonderful opportunity for Scotland to connect and engage with the wider Commonwealth; notes that 70 young people representing UNICEF UK, the international charity partner of the games, carried the flags of the 70 Commonwealth nations and territories at the event at Buckingham Palace; looks forward to following the baton as it travels 190,000 kilometres around the Commonwealth, allowing people to share in the excitement of the games, and looks forward to the baton’s return to Scotland in June 2014, ahead of the relay, which concludes on 23 July 2014 at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, John Lamont*, Annabelle Ewing*, Alex Johnstone*, Liam McArthur*, Roderick Campbell*, Hanzala Malik*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Gavin Brown*, Murdo Fraser*, Mary Scanlon*, Patricia Ferguson*, Cameron Buchanan*, John Mason*, John Pentland*, Anne McTaggart*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07977 Maureen Watt: The International Water Cooperation and Transboundary Aquifers Conference—That the Parliament welcomes delegates from the International Water Cooperation and Transboundary Aquifers Conference, to be held in Glasgow on 15-16 October 2013; notes that this year is UN International Year of Water Cooperation; understands that 97% of the world’s available freshwater is stored underground and that 2.5 billion people worldwide depend solely on groundwater for their daily needs; considers that international cooperation is required to ensure that this important shared resource is managed effectively; believes that this conference will provide an important platform for debate on an increasingly urgent issue; congratulates the University of Strathclyde, CIFAL Scotland, UNITAR and others on initiating this debate, and believes that Scotland and the Scottish Government can play a key role in addressing this challenge given the country’s expertise as a hydro nation.

Supported by: Jean Urquhart*, Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, Roderick Campbell*, Aileen McLeod*, Adam Ingram*, Stuart McMillan*, Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-07976 Gordon MacDonald: Wester Hailes Education Centre Receives International School Award—That the Parliament congratulates Wester Hailes Education Centre on being awarded what it considers the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom; understands that the International School Award is presented to schools that do outstanding work in international education, and considers that the Wester Hailes Education Centre, through its links with Barkly West High School in South Africa, has fostered an international dimension to the curriculum, allowing young people to gain the cultural understanding and skills that they need to live and work as global citizens.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, George Adam*, Annabelle Ewing*, David Torrance*, Chic Brodie*, Roderick Campbell*, Adam Ingram*, Stuart McMillan*, Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-07975 Jamie Hepburn: Save the Children’s Give us a Hand with Childcare Report—That the Parliament welcomes Save the Children’s report, Give us a Hand with Childcare; understands that the report reflects the views, experiences and needs of parents across Scotland about childcare; believes in the importance of ensuring that families’ perspectives play a central role in the debate on the future of childcare in Scotland; notes the 10 messages for change that parents across Scotland have identified, including making early learning and childcare and out of school care more affordable, easier to access and more flexible to meet families’ needs; recognises the challenges that many families, particularly those living on low incomes, face in securing childcare and the impact that this has on ability to work; believes that all children have the right to opportunities to learn and recognises the importance of taking action to address Scotland’s childcare challenges; welcomes the move by the Scottish Government to extend the number of hours of free nursery care from 475 to 600 hours per year; further welcomes the overall aims of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill and the increased funding for nursery care allocated with it; recognises the need to constantly aspire to do more for Scotland’s families in accessing childcare, and supports parents in their call for a helping hand with childcare to ensure that families in Scotland can access and benefit from high quality, affordable and flexible childcare.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Annabelle Ewing*, Chic Brodie*, Joan McAlpine*, John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart*, Roderick Campbell*, Adam Ingram*, Christina McKelvie*, Stuart McMillan*, Kevin Stewart*, John Wilson*

*S4M-07974.2 Murdo Fraser: Carbon Capture and Storage—As an amendment to motion S4M-07974 in the name of Fergus Ewing (Carbon Capture and Storage), leave out from "but would like" to end and insert "; trusts that progress will be made over an appropriate timescale that takes full account of the need for effective planning at all stages; considers that the announcement of the Peterhead Power Project as a preferred bidder is an important development of CCS on a commercial scale ; welcomes the significant funding being made available by the Department of Energy and Climate Change for research into CCS and CO2 monitoring in Scottish universities, and recognises the need for policy certainty to enable much-needed private sector investment in the field."

*S4M-07974.1 Patrick Harvie: Carbon Capture and Storage—As an amendment to motion S4M-07974 in the name of Fergus Ewing (Carbon Capture and Storage), leave out from "is a critical" to end and insert "has significant potential as a transitional technology, allowing a more gradual reduction in reliance on fossil fuel consumption for electrical generation, if it can be shown to be efficient and commercially viable; notes that there are significant hurdles yet to overcome in the development of CCS, but recognises the positive role that Scotland may be able to play in overcoming these; is concerned however that CCS is seen by some as a pretext for increasing fossil fuel extraction, or even as a means of doing so through enhanced oil recovery, both of which would entirely undermine the climate change arguments for CCS, and encourages government and industry to proceed with research to determine the viability of CCS in the fight against climate change, but to guard against the view that CCS represents an alternative to reduced fossil fuel extraction and use."

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-07973 From Jags to Riches ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, Patricia Ferguson*, Maureen Watt*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*, George Adam*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Fiona McLeod*, Stuart McMillan*, Annabelle Ewing*, Adam Ingram*, Colin Beattie*, Jamie Hepburn* R

S4M-07972 Congratulations to Grace Cardozo ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Bill Kidd*, Maureen Watt*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*, Jamie Hepburn*, Neil Findlay*, Annabelle Ewing*, Anne McTaggart*, Jean Urquhart*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Colin Beattie*, Jim Hume*, John Finnie*

S4M-07971 Recognising Angus College Leaders ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-07970 EnerMech Announces 150 New Jobs in Aberdeen ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Roderick Campbell*, Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-07969 Nature and Landscapes Contributing to Better Health ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jackie Baillie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, Anne McTaggart*, Jean Urquhart*, Colin Beattie*, John Finnie*

S4M-07968 The Cumnock Tryst ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Chic Brodie*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, Roderick Campbell*, Willie Coffey*, Aileen McLeod*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, John Wilson*, Colin Keir*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*

S4M-07967 Friends of Falconer Museum ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-07966 House Fires Fall to Lowest Level ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Finnie*

S4M-07965 Scotland Wins the World Cup of Darts ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-07964 Peter Higgs Receives Nobel Prize for Physics ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jackie Baillie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*, John Finnie*

S4M-07963 Peter Higgs Awarded a Nobel Prize for Physics ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jackie Baillie*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Jamie Hepburn*, Claudia Beamish*, Jim Eadie*, Richard Simpson*, Drew Smith*, Anne McTaggart*, Jean Urquhart*, John Finnie*

S4M-07962 Moktoberfest Success ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-07961 Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-07960 AA Hotel Group of the Year ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-07959 Mountain Safety Form Launched ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jackie Baillie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Finnie*

S4M-07957 Scotland’s Boat Show ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*, Fiona McLeod*

S4M-07951 Volunteer of the Year ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Maureen Watt*, Jamie Hepburn*, Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-07950 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-07947 Food Banks Partnership Aberdeen ­(lodged on 07 October 2013) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-07944 Hospice Care Week 2013 ­(lodged on 07 October 2013) Jean Urquhart*, John Finnie*

S4M-07942 Welcoming the Reintroduction of the Lanark Burgess Ticket ­(lodged on 07 October 2013) Jim Hume*

S4M-07941 Moray Council Library Closures ­(lodged on 07 October 2013) John Finnie*

S4M-07935 Funding for New Museum at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall ­(lodged on 07 October 2013) Jean Urquhart*, Margaret McCulloch*

S4M-07932.1 National Parks, Unfinished Business ­(lodged on 08 October 2013) Adam Ingram*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-07930 Parliament Welcomes Scottish Mental Health Week 2013 ­(lodged on 04 October 2013) John Finnie*

S4M-07920 Cameron’s Attack on Young People ­(lodged on 03 October 2013) John Finnie*

S4M-07915 Congratulations to ILM Highland ­(lodged on 03 October 2013) John Finnie*

S4M-07914 Celebrating 40 Years of St Patrick’s Primary School ­(lodged on 03 October 2013) Margaret McCulloch*

S4M-07912 Stromness Townscape Heritage Initiative ­(lodged on 02 October 2013) John Finnie*

S4M-07911 Police Public Counters ­(lodged on 02 October 2013) Cameron Buchanan*, Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-07910 Save our Stations Campaign ­(lodged on 03 October 2013) Cameron Buchanan*, Lewis Macdonald*, Margaret McCulloch*

S4M-07909 Attack on Rural Police Services in South Scotland ­(lodged on 02 October 2013) Cameron Buchanan*

S4M-07906 Scotland’s Forces Receive Help to Buy First Home ­(lodged on 02 October 2013) Jackie Baillie*, Mark Griffin*

S4M-07903 World Day Against the Death Penalty ­(lodged on 03 October 2013) Willie Rennie*, Richard Baker*, Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-07824 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination ­(lodged on 02 October 2013) John Finnie*

S4M-07802 ENABLE Scotland’s Help Us Be Spontaneous (HUBS) Campaign (lodged on 24 September 2013) Richard Simpson*, Claire Baker*

S4M-07751 Right Behind Gay Footballers ­(lodged on 19 September 2013) Roderick Campbell*

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