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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-12120 Shona Robison: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—That the Parliament is committed to ensuring that Scotland’s NHS remains in public hands and free at the point of need; recognises that Scotland’s caring services face challenges common across the developed world, including those derived from an ageing population, changing demands of service provision and increased costs associated with new medicines and technologies; supports the achievements that quality improvement programmes have made, such as the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and the Early Years Collaborative, and the importance of sustaining and spreading these achievements; agrees that the 2020 vision’s strategy for integrated health and social care is key to ensuring sustainable caring services long into the future; commends the contribution of NHS and social care staff in caring for Scotland and in seeking to achieve the aims of the 2020 vision; believes that the contribution of staff, stakeholders and users of the country’s caring services will be vital to the development and implementation of delivery plans for the short and long term that meet the aims of the 2020 vision, and welcomes the recent additional investments in Scotland’s NHS, including a further £100 million over three years to address delays in discharge and support people to remain at home or in a homely setting for as long as possible.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn*, Maureen Watt*

*S4M-12119 Patricia Ferguson: John Paul Academy’s Public Speakers—That the Parliament commends everyone at John Paul Academy in Summerston on its team’s strong showing in the 2015 Glasgow Schools Public Speaking Competition; understands that the team was one of the four finalists, alongside Kings Park Secondary, Rosshall Academy and the eventual victors, Shawlands Academy; notes that Shawlands Academy will now go to the West of Scotland Final; understands that the competition, which is organised by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and has been running annually since 2012, aims to encourage public speaking in schools that have not traditionally competed in such competitions, and believes that this strong showing by John Paul Academy bodes well for future competitions.

*S4M-12118 Patricia Ferguson: Elmvale Primary’s Sensory Garden—That the Parliament congratulates everyone at Elmvale Primary in the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency on it being awarded funding toward the cost of building a sensory garden in the grounds of the school; understands that the £500 grant, which was presented by Scotmid Co-operative West Regional Committee, will allow the school to expand on its outdoor learning activities for pupils and provide green space in support of its bid for a third Eco School Green Flag, and wishes the pupils and staff all the best for both the design stage and successful completion of the project.

*S4M-12117 Kevin Stewart: Aberdeen City Council Should Rethink the Marischal Square Development—That the Parliament welcomes the production by Aberdeen-based Pinnacle Visualisation of 3D-images of the proposed Marischal Square development in Aberdeen city centre; believes that these images have been revelatory and have helped enlighten Aberdonians of the impact that this development will have on the city and in particular the category A-listed Marischal College and Provost Skene’s House; believes, that following the publication of the images, the reaction of the public has been overwhelmingly opposed to the scheme, and calls on Aberdeen City Council in its role as development partner to reconsider the development as a matter of urgency.

*S4M-12116 Mike MacKenzie: Frankie’s Fish & Chips Nets Good Catch Award—That the Parliament congratulates everyone at Frankie’s Fish & Chips, which is in Brae, Shetland, on winning the Good Catch Award at 2015 National Fish and Chips Awards, which were held in London; understands that this is a sustainable seafood award that rewards knowledge and the promotion of responsible sourcing and sustainability practices; believes that this is recognition of the impeccable sourcing of sustainable seafood at Frankie’s and the consistently high quality of its produce; understands that, since it opened in 2008, everyone at the shop has been dedicated to meeting the highest standards of hygiene, food quality and customer care; recognises the skill, effort and hard work of all of the staff at Frankie’s in delivering what it considers an excellent eatery of which the community can be proud, and wishes the owner, Valerie Johnson, the manager, John Gold, and the staff continued success.

*S4M-12115 John Lamont: Good Luck to the Scotland Rugby Squad—That the Parliament congratulates all those selected to represent Scotland in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations squad; notes that the squad includes a number of young players making their debut for Scotland, which it considers bodes well for the future of Scottish rugby; notes that the Scottish Borders is well represented in the squad by the captain, Greig Laidlaw, Hawick’s Stuart Hogg, Ross Ford from Kelso and Geoff Cross from Galashiels; looks forward to a successful tournament, and wishes Scotland luck in its first fixture against France on 7 February.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Cameron Buchanan*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Alex Fergusson*, Mary Scanlon*, Murdo Fraser*, Jackson Carlaw*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Liam McArthur*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Neil Findlay*

*S4M-12114 Graeme Dey: Congratulations to Dundee and Angus College—That the Parliament congratulates the staff, students and management at Dundee and Angus College on a recent Scottish Funding Council report that suggested that it was the best performing college in terms of pass rates for higher education courses and had the second highest pass rate for further education courses; applauds the institution on these above national average figures; commends the college on its students from the most deprived postcode areas achieving a pass rate of 75%, and wishes all of the staff, students and management continuing success.

Supported by: Iain Gray*, Roderick Campbell*, Joan McAlpine*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Jenny Marra*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-12113 John Swinney: Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

*S4M-12112 Colin Beattie: Health in Mind Receives £1,792 from Big Lottery Fund—That the Parliament congratulates Health in Mind on receiving £1,792 from Big Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities programme; considers that the organisation provides a supportive environment for those seeking positive discussion on mental health; understands that the organisation facilitates a safe space for people to experience positive mental health and wellbeing; considers that it treats people with respect, integrity and compassion; believes that the organisation will establish dance taster lessons and dance workshops; recognises its contribution to creating a community based on inclusion, and wishes Health in Mind well in the future.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Chic Brodie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-12111 Jackie Baillie: NoMorePage 3 Victory—That the Parliament welcomes The Sun’s decision to respond to calls led by the NoMorePage 3 campaign to stop printing pictures of topless women; understands that more than 217,000 people have signed a petition to back this call and that numerous organisations, including UNISON, the British Youth Council, UK Girlguiding, the National Union of Teachers, the Royal College of Nursing and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers have voiced their support; applauds everyone behind the NoMorePage3 campaign for their hard work and determination; regards The Sun’s decision to refrain from printing pictures of topless women as an important step to combat sexist attitudes toward women; celebrates this as a victory against the objectification of women, but believes that much more needs to be done to tackle sexism in society.

Supported by: Kezia Dugdale*, James Kelly*, Mary Fee*, Elaine Smith*, David Stewart*, John Pentland*, Cara Hilton*, Colin Beattie*, Richard Simpson*, John Scott*, Graeme Pearson*, Liam McArthur*, Rob Gibson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Graeme Dey*, Elaine Murray*, Roderick Campbell*, Iain Gray*, Hanzala Malik*, Drew Smith*, Alison McInnes*, John Wilson*, Malcolm Chisholm*

*S4M-12109 David Torrance: St Brycedale Church Playgroup Receives Funding—That the Parliament congratulates St Brycedale Church Playgroup on receiving £2,471 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Scotland programme; notes that the playgroup offers pre-school education for children aged from two and a half years and is registered for 24 places; considers that playgroups provide an excellent learning opportunity in an informal setting as children at that stage learn best through play; welcomes what it sees as the great efforts by the group’s staff to assist all children in having the best possible start in life by creating a friendly environment; understands that the playgroup will use the grant to purchase additional reading material and play items to further improve its services, and wishes everyone involved at the playgroup the best of luck in all their future endeavours.

*S4M-12108 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Secure Accommodation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 [draft] be approved.

*S4M-12107 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Landfill Tax (Prescribed Landfill Site Activities) Order 2014 be approved.

*S4M-12106 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Rules of Procedure in Children’s Hearings) Amendment Rules 2015 [draft] be approved.

*S4M-12105 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill at stage 1 be completed by 8 May 2015.

*S4M-12104 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Tuesday 27 January 2015

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Individuals out of Redundancy into Employment

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 28 January 2015

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Education and Lifelong Learning

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 29 January 2015

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Community Charge Debt (Scotland) Bill

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill (Private Members’ Bill) – UK Legislation

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

Tuesday 3 February 2015

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 4 February 2015

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights;
Fair Work, Skills and Training

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Budget (Scotland) (No. 4) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 5 February 2015

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

*S4M-12103♦ Hanzala Malik: Racism on the Rise in Glasgow’s Schools—That the Parliament notes with sadness reports of a drastic rise in the number of racially-motivated assaults in Glasgow’s schools, with figures from Glasgow City Council suggesting that these have more than doubled in recent years; notes that 46 attacks were recorded in 2014, compared with 18 in 2010, which represents a 115% increase, further notes that the overall number of racist incidents in Glasgow schools has also gone up from 128 to 145 in the same time period, with incidents including physical assaults, verbal abuse and the ridiculing of pupils because of cultural differences; understands that Mr Jatin Haria, the executive director of the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights, has stated that, as many racist incidents are not recorded, the real figure might be much greater; believes that such incidents happen not only in Glasgow, but across Scotland; finds this latest news both concerning and worrying, and notes the view that, as it concerns the children of Scotland, this matter must be addressed immediately.

Supported by: David Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Richard Simpson*, Elaine Murray*, Patricia Ferguson*, Alison McInnes*, Cameron Buchanan*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-12102 Elaine Smith: 10 Years of the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act—That the Parliament celebrates 10 years of the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act 2005; understands that the bill received Royal Assent on 18 January 2005; recognises that it made it an offence to prevent or stop a child who is permitted to be in a public place or licensed premises from being fed milk in that place or on those premises; believes that it is the Scottish Government’s role to educate public services, businesses and members of the public about the Act and that more publicity and promotion is required; acknowledges the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby and believes that mothers breastfeeding in public should be celebrated and supported, and understands that, while the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 goes some way in doing that, more publicity and support is required.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm*, Roderick Campbell*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McDougall*, Lewis Macdonald*, Drew Smith*, Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, Cara Hilton*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Neil Findlay*, Patricia Ferguson*, Elaine Murray*, Alison McInnes*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-12100 Anti-Semitism ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Ken Macintosh*, Murdo Fraser*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Alison McInnes*, Hugh Henry*, Stewart Maxwell*, Adam Ingram*, Elaine Smith*, Drew Smith*, Jim Hume*, Jackie Baillie*, John Wilson*

S4M-12099 USC Dundonald ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, John Pentland*, Margaret McDougall*, Drew Smith*, John Scott*, Jackie Baillie*

S4M-12098 50th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Winston Churchill ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, John Lamont*, Gavin Brown*, Jackson Carlaw*, John Scott*

S4M-12097 Peace in Nigeria and Cameroon ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Stewart Maxwell*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12094 Whitehill Welfare FC Awarded £1,190 from Big Lottery Fund ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-12093 Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Outstanding Support for Survivors ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) John Mason*, Ken Macintosh*, Murdo Fraser*, Jackie Baillie*, Richard Lyle*, Hugh Henry*, Jim Hume*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-12092 Garrowhill Gardens Estate Wins Prize ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-12091 Young Start Awards £99,492 from Big Lottery Fund Scotland ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-12090 Record Number of Scots Relied on Foodbanks ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Ken Macintosh*, Jackie Baillie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-12089 Je suis Raif Badawi ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Neil Findlay*, Stewart Maxwell*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*

S4M-12088 Commemorating the Life of Mary Slessor ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Stewart Maxwell*, Colin Beattie*, Siobhan McMahon*, Murdo Fraser*

S4M-12087 Glasgow Pride 2015 ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Neil Findlay*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, John Wilson*

S4M-12086 USC Workforce Dundonald ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Richard Lyle*, Hugh Henry*, Stewart Maxwell*, John Wilson*

S4M-12085 Raif Badawi ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Alison McInnes*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-12084 Welcoming a More Energy Efficient Retail Sector ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Colin Beattie*

S4M-12083 Glasgow’s Charitable Efforts in Wake of Tragedy ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Jean Urquhart*, Joan McAlpine*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Cameron Buchanan*, Bill Kidd*, Anne McTaggart*, Chic Brodie*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-12081 In Memory of Professor Ailsa McKay ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Stewart Maxwell*, Siobhan McMahon*, Elaine Smith*

S4M-12078 100 Years of Langside Library ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-12073 Congratulations to Harris Tweed Hebrides ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Margaret Mitchell*

S4M-12072 75th Anniversary of Citizens Advice Edinburgh ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Jackie Baillie*

S4M-12071 Congratulations to Burrell Exhibition at Bonhams, London ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Jackie Baillie*

S4M-12070 Thanks to Scotland’s NHS Staff ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-12069 The Scottish Traditional Boat Festival ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Alex Salmond*

S4M-12066 Congratulating The Usual Place ­(lodged on 14 January 2015) Cameron Buchanan*

S4M-12059 Devolution of Mineral Access Rights and Fracking ­(lodged on 13 January 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-12058 Congratulating SSE Hydro ­(lodged on 13 January 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-12057 Global Divestment Day, February 2015 ­(lodged on 13 January 2015) John Finnie*

S4M-12040 Awareness of Group B Streptococcus ­(lodged on 12 January 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-12032 2014 Arms Control Person of the Year ­(lodged on 12 January 2015) John Finnie*

S4M-12004 Voluntary Action Scotland, Supporting a Stronger Third Sector (lodged on 07 January 2015) Ken Macintosh*

S4M-12003.1 Supporting PCS’s Campaign against UK Government Meddling (lodged on 08 January 2015) Alison Johnstone*

S4M-11995 Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 ­(lodged on 07 January 2015) Murdo Fraser*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Cameron Buchanan*

S4M-11931 John Muir Trust Wins Outdoor Campaigner of the Year ­(lodged on 17 December 2014) Cameron Buchanan*, Liz Smith* R, Anne McTaggart*, Alison Johnstone*, Cara Hilton*, Alex Fergusson*, Neil Findlay*, Jackie Baillie*, Alison McInnes*, Michael McMahon*, Patricia Ferguson*

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