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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-01657 Murdo Fraser: Perth City Status 2012—That the Parliament welcomes Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012; notes that a series of celebrations will take place to mark the anniversary, including a United Kingdom-wide competition to award city status; considers that there is a strong momentum for Perth’s bid to have city status, including support from Perth’s general public, businesses, local media, politicians and civic society; congratulates everyone involved in promoting Perth’s city status bid, and believes that Perth city status would benefit Perth and Scotland.

*S4M-01656 Murdo Fraser: Dunfermline, Ancient Capital of Scotland—That the Parliament recognises that Dunfermline was an ancient capital of Scotland and a home of Scottish royalty from the 11th to the early 15th centuries; acknowledges the importance of Dunfermline Abbey in Scottish history, a 12th century abbey that is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce and the burial site of 11 other Scottish kings and queens; understands that Dunfermline Abbey attracts between 30,000 and 35,000 visitors each year and therefore makes a considerable contribution to the local and national economy; applauds the organisers and supporters of the Bruce Festival, which celebrates the life of Robert the Bruce and attracts thousands of people to Dunfermline each year, and believes that Dunfermline’s historical importance in Scottish history and modern attractions gives VisitScotland a unique opportunity to promote Dunfermline to the rest of the world to the benefit of Dunfermline, Fife and Scotland.

*S4M-01654# Iain Gray: Protecting Access to Justice across Scotland—That the Parliament notes the content of the Scottish Court Service document, Future Court Structures; expresses concern that the paper proposes closing up to 15 of Scotland’s 49 sheriff courts, including Haddington, and reducing the number of sheriff courts hosting jury trials from 47 to 14; has grave reservations about the potential impact that such a reduction in service could have on access to justice for communities across Scotland; believes that these proposals could make it harder for victims of crime and witnesses to get to court, and considers that any proposals for major changes to the court structure merit a full and robust consultation process to allow communities across Scotland to play a meaningful role in determining how justice is delivered in their areas.

Supported by: Kezia Dugdale*, Graeme Pearson*, Helen Eadie*, Hanzala Malik*, James Kelly*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jackie Baillie*, Drew Smith*, Jenny Marra*, John Pentland*, Lewis Macdonald*, Anne McTaggart*, Liam McArthur*

*S4M-01653 Aileen Campbell: Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2012 [draft]—That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2012 [draft] be approved.

Supported by: Michael Russell*

*S4M-01652 Aileen Campbell: Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 Amendment Order 2012 [draft]—That the Education and Culture Committee recommends that the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 Amendment Order 2012 [draft] be approved.

Supported by: Michael Russell*

*S4M-01651 Jackie Baillie: Closure of the Christie Ward—That the Parliament condemns the decision by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy to permanently close the Christie Ward at the Vale of Leven Hospital; understands that the demand for inpatient mental health care has increased in recent months; notes that patients from the Dunbartonshire area have been treated in hospitals as far away as Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Livingston due to there being insufficient bed capacity at Gartnavel; considers that at a time of economic difficulty, when financial worries are known to put extra pressure on mental health services, this decision is not in the interest of patient wellbeing and will have a negative impact on the delivery of mental health provision in Greater Glasgow and Clyde; further believes that this is deeply damaging for the Vale of Leven Hospital and the local community, and calls on the cabinet secretary to keep the Christie Ward at the Vale.

Supported by: Hugh Henry*, Hanzala Malik*, Sarah Boyack*, Neil Bibby*, David Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-01650 Dennis Robertson: Sensational Play—That the Parliament congratulates Susan Kay of Dunecht on securing funding from the Millennium Awards Trust to help her set up Sensational Play, which will be a soft play and sensory activities facility for children with autism and other disabled children; notes that, once open, it will provide safe and inclusive play and therapy for disabled children and their families, and wishes her great success with this venture.

Supported by: Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Margaret Burgess*, Rob Gibson*, Paul Wheelhouse*, Jamie McGrigor*, Mark McDonald*, Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Jim Hume*, Humza Yousaf*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Fiona McLeod*, Maureen Watt*, David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, George Adam*, Bob Doris*

*S4M-01649 Clare Adamson: National Youth Brass Band of Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland on its brass ensemble concert at the Parliament-held event, Year of Creative Scotland, on 20 December 2011; notes particularly what it considers to be the excellent work of Josiah Walters, a student of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and composer of the fanfare, Flying High, and believes that this piece, commissioned by the Scottish Brass Band Association to mark the first year of Creative Scotland, demonstrates the exceptional and accomplished work of this ensemble of students.

*S4M-01648 Dennis Robertson: Mid Deeside Limited—That the Parliament congratulates Ms Donna Speed of Mid Deeside Limited in the Aberdeenshire West constituency, who has recently received a £10,000 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the monies will part-fund the replacement purchase of a new 17-seater wheelchair-adaptable community bus, and notes that what it considers this invaluable service meets the Awards for All outcome of “people have better and more sustainable services and environments”.

Supported by: Adam Ingram*, Margaret Burgess*, Jamie McGrigor*, Mark McDonald*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Paul Wheelhouse*, Nanette Milne*, Humza Yousaf*, Sandra White*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Colin Beattie*, Annabelle Ewing*, George Adam*, David Torrance*, Maureen Watt*, Bob Doris*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-01645 Grid Charges Fairness ­(lodged on 21 December 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01644 Drum Brae Library and Community Hub Project ­(lodged on 21 December 2011) Fiona McLeod*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Colin Beattie*, Humza Yousaf*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie Hepburn*, Kevin Stewart*, Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-01643 Chris Paterson Tribute ­(lodged on 21 December 2011) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01642 BBC Responsibility to Provide In-depth Analysis of News and Current Affairs ­(lodged on 21 December 2011) Joan McAlpine*, Bill Walker*, Jean Urquhart*, David Torrance*, Christine Grahame*, Margaret Burgess*, Jamie Hepburn*, Patricia Ferguson*

S4M-01641 Aberdeen, the UK’s Fastest Growing Airport ­(lodged on 21 December 2011) Graeme Dey*, Tavish Scott*, Gil Paterson*, Nanette Milne*, Dennis Robertson*, Maureen Watt*, Joan McAlpine*, David Torrance*, Margaret Burgess*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Kidd*, Humza Yousaf*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*

S4M-01640 Australian Government’s Legislation on Plain Tobacco Packaging (lodged on 21 December 2011) Richard Simpson*, Jean Urquhart*, Jackie Baillie*, John Park*, Margaret Burgess*, John Mason*

S4M-01639 GlaxoSmithKline Montrose ­(lodged on 21 December 2011) Angus MacDonald*, Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-01637 Lanarkshire Cancer Care Trust ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Patricia Ferguson*, Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret Mitchell*

S4M-01625 Job Losses at Vector Almondbank ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01624 Young Entrepreneur of the Year ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01623 Death of Václav Havel ­(lodged on 20 December 2011) Jean Urquhart*, Richard Simpson*, Annabel Goldie*, Mary Scanlon*

S4M-01621 Quality Scotland’s 20th Anniversary ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01618 Lightburn Hospital to Remain Open ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Ruth Davidson*

S4M-01617 Spirit of Unity ­(lodged on 19 December 2011) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-01548 Radioactive Particles at Dalgety Bay ­(lodged on 08 December 2011) Christina McKelvie*, Dennis Robertson*, Linda Fabiani*, Graeme Dey*, Gordon MacDonald*, Angus MacDonald*, Nigel Don*, Willie Coffey*, John Mason*, Aileen McLeod*

S4M-01042 10 Years on from Harkin-Engel, Child Trafficking in the Chocolate Industry ­(lodged on 07 October 2011) Patricia Ferguson*

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