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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-12160 Kezia Dugdale: Women Offenders—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Scottish Government to abandon its previously published plans for a large-scale women’s prison; congratulates the coalition of views that helped to bring about this decision; believes that the report produced by the Commission on Women Offenders led by Dame Elish Angiolini provides a clear roadmap for a different approach to women offending; believes that adequate and sustained funding is needed for community-based alternatives to imprisonment, and calls for full cross-party and wider stakeholder support and engagement in the debate and delivery of the commission’s recommendations.

*S4M-12159 Linda Fabiani: Young Apprentices Blazing the Signmaking Trail in East Kilbride and Lanarkshire—That the Parliament congratulates Kirsty Donald, of OPG Ltd in Lesmahagow, and Andrew Halliday, of Ecosse Signs Ltd in Bellshill, on being the first in the country to complete a modern apprenticeship in signmaking; considers Kirsty and Andrew to be trailblazers along with their respective employers and the staff at the East Kilbride Group Training Association who supported their apprenticeships; believes that such locally-based training and the support of companies in offering modern apprenticeships is vital to Scotland’s economy and the continuing development of its talented young people, and wishes Kirsty and Andrew the very best.

*S4M-12158 Fergus Ewing: Scottish Regulators’ Strategic Code of Practice—That the Energy, Enterprise and Tourism Committee recommends that the Scottish Regulators’ Strategic Code of Practice be approved.

Supported by: John Swinney*

*S4M-12156 Christina McKelvie: Hamilton Gymnastics Club—That the Parliament congratulates everyone at Hamilton Gymnastics Club on it receiving a donation from W Livingston Ltd toward the purchase of new equipment; notes that the club, which was founded in 2007, has almost 1,000 members, including 17 who were selected to represent Great Britain at the 2015 World Gymnaestrada in Finland; understands that it is the first club in Lanarkshire to cater for disabled gymnasts, and hopes that it will continue to grow.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*, Margaret Mitchell*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-12155 John Mason: World Leprosy Day—That the Parliament notes that World Leprosy Day took place on 25 January 2015; expresses its support for the efforts of The Leprosy Mission in its quest to bring healing and justice to people affected by leprosy, and hopes that more people will become aware of leprosy as a 21st century disease that afflicts some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, John Finnie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*, Bruce Crawford*

*S4M-12154 Fergus Ewing: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Individuals out of Redundancy into Employment—That the Parliament recognises that the Scottish Government’s initiative for responding to redundancy situations, Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), with teams around Scotland, brings 21 organisations together with the Scottish Government; considers that it has performed well in its core function of helping those made redundant gain other employment or opportunities; notes that the most recent figures show that nearly three quarters of those who received PACE support went into employment, and urges the Scottish Government to continue to work with industry, workforce representatives and the third sector to provide the best possible and practicable assistance to those who have been made redundant and to spread awareness and knowledge of what PACE is and does.

Supported by: John Swinney*

*S4M-12154.1 Lewis Macdonald: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Individuals out of Redundancy into Employment—As an amendment to motion S4M-12154 in the name of Fergus Ewing (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) - Supporting Individuals out of Redundancy into Employment), leave out from “considers” to end and insert "recognises that PACE was originally created with a remit to ensure the early identification of company or sector difficulties, to undertake partnership working with companies in order to mitigate difficulty and, only where redundancies are inevitable, get people back into jobs as quickly as possible; recognises that more needs to be done to support companies, sectors and regions faced with sudden economic shocks and difficulties to avoid or reduce the number of job losses; agrees that the work of PACE should be reviewed in order to identify where more pro-active interventions can be made at an earlier stage, and calls for the establishment of a resilience fund to assist with these efforts with an initial budget of £10 million in 2015-16.”

*S4M-12153 Christina McKelvie: St Peter’s Primary School, Hamilton—That the Parliament congratulates everyone at St Peter’s Primary School in Hamilton on it raising £500 for charity over the last year through events such as its St Andrew’s Day concert and the school nativity play; understands that the children have chosen to give the money to Cancer Research UK; notes that Moira Ramsay, the chair of the organisation’s Hamilton committee, said that she was “thrilled that the children chose our charity”, and hopes that the school continues to get involved with such initiatives.

Supported by: Margaret Mitchell*, Michael McMahon*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, Nigel Don*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-12152 Malcolm Chisholm: Cervical Cancer Awareness Week—That the Parliament notes that 25 to 31 January 2015 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is aimed at raising awareness of the causes and symptoms of cervical cancer and improving prevention efforts in Edinburgh Northern and Leith and throughout the UK; is concerned that eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women die from it every day in the UK, despite the fact that it is largely preventable through HPV vaccination and cervical screening; understands that all women aged 20 to 60 are invited to a free cervical screening test every three years, moving to 25 to 64 in April 2016, but that over 20% do not attend for screening, particularly in disadvantaged areas; asks that relevant community and age-specific information is made available to women about cervical cancer symptoms, prevention and related issues; applauds what is considers the excellent work of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in supporting women and their families, and hopes that policymakers and clinicians will unite to combat and eradicate cervical cancer.

Supported by: Jim Hume*, Alex Fergusson*, Elaine Murray*, Patricia Ferguson*, Cara Hilton*, Liam McArthur*, Christina McKelvie*, Anne McTaggart*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-12151 Arbroath Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Angus MacDonald*, Dennis Robertson*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, Nigel Don*, Stuart McMillan*, David Torrance*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-12150 Delivery Charges ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Dennis Robertson*, Chic Brodie*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Liam McArthur*, Christian Allard*, Stuart McMillan*, Dave Thompson*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-12149 Creationism and Evolution ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Richard Lyle*, Dave Thompson*

S4M-12148 Crackdown against Creationism ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) James Dornan*, Richard Simpson*, David Torrance*

S4M-12147 Clean Up Scotland ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Angus MacDonald*, Linda Fabiani*

S4M-12146 The Need for Changing Places Toilets at Glasgow’s Hydro and SECC ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Jayne Baxter*, Anne McTaggart*

S4M-12145 Penicuik Jambos Pick up Awards ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Margaret Mitchell*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, Nigel Don*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-12144 British Red Cross Report on Social Mobility Needs ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Cara Hilton*

S4M-12143 Bishopton Parish Church Historic Bicentenary ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Margaret Mitchell*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, Nigel Don*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12142 Congratulations to YoMo (Glasgow) ­(lodged on 23 January 2015) Richard Lyle*, Dennis Robertson*, Neil Bibby*

S4M-12141 Pitlochry Hotels Named among Best in UK and Europe ­(lodged on 22 January 2015) Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12140 Motor Neurone Disease Scotland ­(lodged on 22 January 2015) Angus MacDonald*, Linda Fabiani*, Margaret Mitchell*, Stuart McMillan*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12139 Penrose Inquiry Final Report ­(lodged on 22 January 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-12138 Blantyre Youth Development Team ­(lodged on 22 January 2015) James Kelly*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12137 World Scotch Pie Championships ­(lodged on 22 January 2015) Angus MacDonald*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12136 Marie Curie’s 2015 Great Daffodil Appeal ­(lodged on 22 January 2015) Angus MacDonald*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12135 Increasing Bus Fares Cause for Concern ­(lodged on 21 January 2015) Cara Hilton*

S4M-12133 North Ayrshire Council Apprentices Make National Final ­(lodged on 21 January 2015) Kevin Stewart*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12128 West of Scotland Tartan Army ­(lodged on 21 January 2015) Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12126 Retirement of Sandy Watson, Chairman of NHS Tayside ­(lodged on 21 January 2015) Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12124 Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show ­(lodged on 21 January 2015) Margaret Mitchell*

S4M-12123 800th Anniversary of the Burgesses of Guild of Aberdeen ­(lodged on 21 January 2015) Jamie McGrigor*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Nigel Don*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-12122 Helensburgh and Lomond Residents Recognised in New Year’s Honours List ­(lodged on 21 January 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-12118 Elmvale Primary’s Sensory Garden ­(lodged on 20 January 2015) Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12111 NoMorePage 3 Victory ­(lodged on 20 January 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-12109 St Brycedale Church Playgroup Receives Funding ­(lodged on 22 January 2015) Kevin Stewart*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-12102 10 Years of the Breastfeeding etc. (Scotland) Act ­(lodged on 20 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-12100 Anti-Semitism ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-12099 USC Dundonald ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-12098 50th Anniversary of the Death of Sir Winston Churchill ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-12097 Peace in Nigeria and Cameroon ­(lodged on 19 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-12088 Commemorating the Life of Mary Slessor ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-12087 Glasgow Pride 2015 ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-12085 Raif Badawi ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-12084 Welcoming a More Energy Efficient Retail Sector ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Jim Hume*, Murdo Fraser*, Tavish Scott*

S4M-12083 Glasgow’s Charitable Efforts in Wake of Tragedy ­(lodged on 16 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*

S4M-12081 In Memory of Professor Ailsa McKay ­(lodged on 15 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*, Jackie Baillie*

S4M-12079 Euan MacDonald Centre Research on Motor Neurone Disease (lodged on 15 January 2015) Linda Fabiani*

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

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

S4M-12040 Awareness of Group B Streptococcus ­(lodged on 12 January 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-12037 Congratulations to Glasgow Airport ­(lodged on 12 January 2015) Neil Bibby*

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

S4M-12003 Supporting PCS’s Campaign against UK Government Meddling (lodged on 07 January 2015) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-11995 Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 ­(lodged on 07 January 2015) Cara Hilton*, Neil Bibby*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-11979 Eyemouth-born Gary Anderson is the 2015 PDC World Darts Champion ­(lodged on 05 January 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-11977 The Flying Scotsman is the 2015 World Darts Champion ­(lodged on 05 January 2015) Neil Bibby*

S4M-11972 Glasgow City Council and Unite the Union Local Government Pledge ­(lodged on 24 December 2014) Neil Bibby*

S4M-11960 Solidarity with the PCS National Museums Workers ­(lodged on 19 December 2014) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-11931 John Muir Trust Wins Outdoor Campaigner of the Year ­(lodged on 17 December 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

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