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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-13058 John Pentland: St Bernadette’s Parish Church, Motherwell—That the Parliament congratulates St Bernadette’s Parish Church, Motherwell, on the 50th anniversary of the opening of the church building; understands that a celebration mass, which is to be led by Bishop Nolan and diocesan priests, takes place on 30 April 2015; believes that this will be attended by parishioners and members of the wider community; welcomes the efforts to recognise what it considers this important anniversary, which include the production of a parish handbook; understands that the parish was formed shortly after the new Diocese of Motherwell was established and that it was agreed that north Motherwell, which had experienced rapid growth, should have a parish of its own; notes that the first building was a temporary structure that later became the church hall after the new church was completed and formally opened on 25 April 1965; understands that the parish saint is St Bernadette, who is considered the famed visionary of Lourdes; notes that the parish has retained its connection to that region, with many parishioners making pilgrimages to Lourdes over recent years, and wishes the parish and its congregation well.

*S4M-13057 Gordon MacDonald: Balerno Farmers’ Market 10th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates the Balerno Village Trust on achieving 10 years, on 9 May 2015, of successfully operating the farmers’ market held on Balerno Main Street on the second Saturday of each month; considers that the market provides the local community with the opportunity to purchase a range of quality products, including locally produced meat, cheese, vegetables and award-winning breads; notes that the Balerno Village Trust offers free stalls to community-based groups, giving them the opportunity to raise awareness and funds from users of the market, and believes that the farmers’ market’s continued success is down to the many individuals who volunteer on a monthly basis to set up and run it for the benefit of the community.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-13056 Joan McAlpine: Congratulations to Shelby Watson—That the Parliament congratulates Shelby Watson, who is a 17-year-old T33 wheelchair racer from Johnstonebridge, on winning gold in her category at the London mini-marathon; understands that, in doing so, Shelby raised over £500 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Dumfries Branch and that that she presented her medal to Lucy Glendinning, a young girl who, before the race, gave her a necklace for luck; believes that Shelby is a fantastic ambassador for disability sports; acknowledges that she has been selected to represent Scotland at the CP-ISRA World Games 2015 in Nottingham, and wishes her good luck in this and future events.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie*, Stuart McMillan*

*S4M-13055 Christina McKelvie: MND Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates MND Scotland, which supports people with motor neurone disease, on being named as a finalist at the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards; understands that these awards celebrate the amazing work of charities that dedicate themselves to making the country a better place to live; notes that MND Scotland aims to raise awareness of what can be a devastating condition and helps people living with it; sends its best wishes to MND Scotland, and hopes that it wins the prize.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Jenny Marra*, Rob Gibson*, Jean Urquhart*, Hanzala Malik*, Nanette Milne*, Jackie Baillie*, Angus MacDonald*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-13054 Graeme Dey: CIE Tours International Awards—That the Parliament congratulates Glamis Castle on being presented with the award for Best Overall Visit in the UK by the Irish bus tour operator, CIE Tours International, at its recent awards ceremony at the VisitScotland Expo in Aberdeen, after it achieved a customer satisfaction rating of more than 90%; commends all those who work at Glamis Castle, especially as the award follows the castle being presented with a merit award in 2013 and 2014 by CIE Tours International; understands that, this year, CIE Tours International introduced seven best overall categories to its awards ceremony; notes that 30 of the 50 prizes awarded went to Scottish hotels and visitor attractions, with the Best Overall Tour Feature prize going to Working Sheepdogs at Leault Farm, the Best Overall Hotel Accommodation award going to the Apex International Hotel in Edinburgh with the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel winning the Best Overall Hotel Service and Hospitality prize, and believes that this is a sign of the high quality product that Scotland has to offer visitors.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Jamie McGrigor*, David Torrance*, Nigel Don*, Chic Brodie*

*S4M-13053 Tavish Scott: Shetland Young Fiddler of the Year 2015—That the Parliament congratulates Bryden Priest from Uyeasound, on winning the title of Shetland’s Young Fiddler of the Year 2015; further congratulates Jasmin Smith from Bigton, on being recognised as the Traditional Young Fiddler of the Year and the Junior Young Fiddler of the Year, Ashleigh Jarmson from Lerwick, the Junior Traditional Fiddler of the Year, Emma Leask from Gulberwick and George Spence from Uyeasound, who won the Intermediate Young Fiddler of the Year and Traditional Intermediate Young Fiddler of the Year titles; understands that all five, who are from right across the islands, faced keen competition from some 100 others aged from seven to 16; recognises what it considers the key role of the judges, Peter Gear, Maurice Henderson and Catriona Macdonald, who had the pleasurable but challenging task of listening to 272 tunes played over two days, and considers that the success again of the competition, together with the high numbers of entrants, shows that the future of Shetland’s traditional fiddle music is in very safe hands.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Jamie McGrigor*

*S4M-13052 John Swinney: British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the British Sign Language (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-13051 Jackie Baillie: Helensburgh and Lomond Success at Entertainment Awards—That the Parliament congratulates the team at the Helensburgh tapas restaurant, La Barca, on being named Scotland’s Favourite Mediterranean Restaurant for the second year in a row; notes that La Barca beat off competition from four other finalists to be crowned winner at the Scottish Entertainment and Hospitality Awards 2015; understands that, since opening the restaurant in December 2012, the owners, Milan and Cara Nikolic, have attracted an ever-increasing following of loyal customers from Helensburgh and beyond who return again and again; considers it a fantastic achievement for a restaurant in Helensburgh to win the award two years running in the face of strong competition from well-established Glasgow and Edinburgh eateries; acknowledges the achievements of the four other Helensburgh and Lomond attractions that received nominations, including Loch Lomond Shores for Best Marketing Team, Rosslea Hall House Hotel for Best Wedding Venue and Most Romantic Getaway, Jam Jar Kitchens for Best Newcomer and the Loch Lomond Sea Life Centre for Favourite Family Getaway, and sends its best wishes to all the staff involved.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, David Stewart*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13050 Mike MacKenzie: Orkney, One of the Country’s Most Romantic Destinations—That the Parliament welcomes that the Orkney Islands have been recognised and shortlisted as one of the most romantic destinations in the UK, as part of a series of awards organised by the publishers, Mills & Boon; notes that Orkney has been shortlisted alongside Bath, Brighton, St Ives, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Lake District, the Brecon Beacons, Edinburgh, Oxford and York; considers that Orkney’s dramatic and magical landscape has long been a draw for couples from across the world, and believes that this recognition will further boost tourism to Orkney and will do for many years to come.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Jean Urquhart*, Chic Brodie*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, David Torrance*, John Wilson*, Christina McKelvie*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, David Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-13049 Anne McTaggart: British Heart Foundation Research Awards 2014-15—That the Parliament commends the British Heart Foundation (BHF) on being the nation’s leading independent funder of cardiovascular research, with funding of over £435 million worth of active research projects and £58 million invested in Scotland in 2014-15; notes that the BHF was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals wanting to fund extra research into the causes, diagnoses, treatment and prevention of heart and circulatory disease; believes that, in just over 50 years, through hard work and extraordinary scientific and societal progress the BHF has helped transform the landscape of heart disease across the world; recognises that in 2014-15 it is funding 54 research projects across Glasgow with a total investment of over £19 million; understands that these research projects are led by the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde and the Medical Research Council in Glasgow; considers that medical research at institutions such as the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde is at the forefront of the fight for every heartbeat, and wishes the researchers every success in the future in tackling the single biggest killer in Scotland.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Liam McArthur*, Lewis Macdonald*, Jayne Baxter*, Drew Smith*, Patricia Ferguson*, David Torrance*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Jackie Baillie*, Tavish Scott*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Hanzala Malik*, Dennis Robertson*, David Stewart*

*S4M-13048 Jackie Baillie: West Dunbartonshire Council’s Civic Champions 2015—That the Parliament congratulates Nicole Joyce on being named Dumbarton’s Citizen of the Year 2015 at the Provost’s Civic Awards, which were hosted by West Dunbartonshire Council; understands that Nicole received the award in honour of her fundraising efforts for the British Acoustic Neuroma Association, which is the UK’s only specialist charity that supports people with acoustic neuroma and other related conditions; notes that Nicole is a newly qualified nurse at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley; understands that she had a serious illness when aged 16 and that, despite constant pain, she overcame hearing loss and showed determination in pursuing her nursing studies; believes that Nicole has been an inspiration to everyone; notes that the Commonwealth Gold medal winner and Alexandria native, Ross Murdoch, who previously trained at the Vale of Leven swimming pool, was named Sports Champion; further notes that Alie Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Pamela McMartin, Mary Burch, the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat Team and the Vale of Leven Autism and Asperger’s Forum were also nominated; thanks the council for organising the second such ceremony, which celebrated the achievements of the area’s residents, and commends all of the nominees on what it considers their dedication to serving the communities of Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Margaret McCulloch*, Stuart McMillan*, Nigel Don*, David Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*

*S4M-13047 Aileen McLeod: Climate Change (Additional Greenhouse Gas) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft]—That the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee recommends that the Climate Change (Additional Greenhouse Gas) (Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] be approved.

Supported by: Richard Lochhead*

S4M-13045 Keith Brown: Making the Most of Veterans’ Contribution to Scotland—That the Parliament commends the contribution that the armed forces and veterans make to life in Scotland; welcomes publication of the report, Transition in Scotland, by the Scottish Veterans Commissioner; recognises the challenges facing veterans transitioning to civilian life but believes that their training, skills, sense of duty and discipline mean that employers and companies benefit greatly from employing veterans, and seeks a coordinated approach, bringing together public and private sector stakeholders, in removing barriers to Scotland’s veterans realising their full potential.

Supported by: Derek Mackay

*S4M-13045.1 Mary Fee: Making the Most of Veterans’ Contribution to Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-13045 in the name of Keith Brown (Making the Most of Veteran’s Contribution to Scotland), insert at end "; further believes that injured veterans awarded compensation should not have most of their payments taken to cover the costs of social care; supports the Insult to Injury campaign run by Poppyscotland and the Royal British Legion, and believes that, as part of the commitment to the armed forces covenant, the Scottish Government should revise existing charging guidelines so that war disablement pensions are fully disregarded from means tests for social care’’.

Supported by: Ken Macintosh*

*S4M-13044 Johann Lamont: Congratulations to Elaine Williamson—That the Parliament congratulates Elaine Williamson, who lives in the Glasgow Pollok parliamentary constituency, on receiving a further award of £20,000 for her project, Recycle Mobility Centre; understands that Elaine previously received a Start It award from the Millennium Awards Trust to fund her project; further understands that the Recycle Mobility Centre aims to offer a quality service that refurbishes and maintains mobility equipment to a high standard and sells at an affordable price to those who can least afford to buy new equipment, and wishes the project continued success in the future.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Graeme Dey*, Drew Smith*, David Torrance*, John Pentland*, Hanzala Malik*, David Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13043 Johann Lamont: Congratulations to Natasha Earle—That the Parliament congratulates Natasha Earle, who lives in Cardonald in the Glasgow Pollok parliamentary constituency, on securing a further award of £20,000 from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund for her project, Birth, Baby & Beyond; understands that Natasha previously received a Start It award from the Social Entrepreneurs Fund to set up the project in October 2013; further understands that Birth, Baby & Beyond is aimed at helping Glasgow families with little or no income by providing free starter packs of essential baby and child items, and wishes the project continued success in the future.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Drew Smith*, David Torrance*, Hanzala Malik*, David Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-13042 Kirkcaldy Groups Benefit from Asda’s Carrier Bag Community Grants ­(lodged on 28 April 2015) Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-13041 Govan’s Tea in the Pot at Centre of New Report ­(lodged on 28 April 2015) David Stewart*, Rhoda Grant*

S4M-13039 Michelle Ratcliffe from Buckhaven Receives Funding from Social Entrepreneurs Fund ­(lodged on 28 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13038 Economic Consequences of the Brexit ­(lodged on 28 April 2015) John Mason*, Gordon MacDonald*

S4M-13032 Centennial of the First International Women’s Congress ­(lodged on 28 April 2015) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-13031 Celebrating International Workers’ Day ­(lodged on 28 April 2015) Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*

S4M-13030 Thanks to Debbie Thomson of CLAN Cancer Support ­(lodged on 27 April 2015) Nigel Don*

S4M-13029 Trade Deals, TTIP and Democracy ­(lodged on 27 April 2015) Mark McDonald*, Sandra White*, Richard Lyle*, Christina McKelvie*, Kenny MacAskill*, Roderick Campbell*, Clare Adamson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*, Gordon MacDonald*, Jim Eadie*, Bruce Crawford*, Nigel Don*

S4M-13026 Disasters Emergency Committee’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal (lodged on 27 April 2015) Nigel Don*, Claudia Beamish*

S4M-13024 Carers of West Lothian ­(lodged on 27 April 2015) Cameron Buchanan*

S4M-13022 Electrical Safety First’s Manifesto ­(lodged on 27 April 2015) Nigel Don*

S4M-13020 New National Scottish Women’s Rights Centre in Glasgow ­(lodged on 27 April 2015) Jackie Baillie*, John Mason*, Nigel Don*

S4M-13018 Congratulations to Kilmarnock FC ­(lodged on 24 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13017 St Aidan’s High School ­(lodged on 24 April 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-13016 Scotland’s GP of the Year Announced ­(lodged on 24 April 2015) Jackie Baillie*

S4M-13015 Congratulations to the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation ­(lodged on 24 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13014 Congratulations to Margaret Gibson on her Award ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13013 Congratulating Antonine Court on Funding for Hydro Project (lodged on 23 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13012 Changes to ESA will Discriminate against Women ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Sarah Boyack*, Jackie Baillie*, John Mason*, Nigel Don*

S4M-13011 Air Service Training Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Annabel Goldie*

S4M-13010 Bank of Scotland Foundation Awards in North Glasgow ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13009 The First Minister Backs the STUC’s Position on the NHS ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13008 Congratulations to the Falkirk Community Trust ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13006 Making Kirriemuir Dementia-friendly ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-13005 The Fife Free Press, Weekly Newspaper of the Year ­(lodged on 22 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13003 National Depression Awareness Week ­(lodged on 22 April 2015) Siobhan McMahon*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-13002 Scottish Women’s Rights Centre ­(lodged on 22 April 2015) Jean Urquhart*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-13001 Hutcheson’s Grammar School Pupils Doing Outstanding Work for Symphony of Dreams Charitable Trust ­(lodged on 23 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-13000 Billy McKay Receives STUC Helen Dowie Award for Lifelong Learning ­(lodged on 22 April 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Siobhan McMahon*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-12999 Petty Officer George Samson RN VC ­(lodged on 22 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12998 36th Celtic Media Festival ­(lodged on 22 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12997 Retirement of the Security Force Manager, Alastair Murray ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12985 Delta Queen to Sail Again ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12984 Chilcot Inquiry ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12983 Chinese Art Fundraiser for the Burrell Collection ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12982 75 Years of Scouting in Fairmilehead ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12981 Dick Balharry Honoured with Geddes Medal ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12979 Fife Society for the Blind Celebrates 150th Anniversary ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Siobhan McMahon*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-12978 Congratulations to Professor Jun Wei ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12976 Parkinson’s Awareness Week, Making Scotland Parkinson’s-friendly ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-12974 Ogilvy Vodka ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12972 North Lanarkshire International Workers Memorial Day ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12971 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Awareness Week ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Siobhan McMahon*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-12970 Passports for People who do not Associate with a Particular Gender ­(lodged on 21 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12969 Congratulations to Howard Wood and COAST ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12968 The Importance of Recognising the Condition, Barrett’s Oesophagus ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-12967 Marie Curie’s Glasgow Hospice Celebrates Fifth Anniversary (lodged on 20 April 2015) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-12965 Sighthill Bowling Club’s Defibrillator Campaign ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12964 Mediterranean Tragedies ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12963 Do the Human Right Thing: Keep the Human Rights Act ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12962 US Removes Cuba from Terrorism List ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12960 Congratulations to Howard Wood and COAST ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12959 Andy Stewart ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12957 Marie Curie’s Changing the Conversation on Terminal Illness Report ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12956 Congratulations to Hawick and St Boswells Rugby Teams ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Annabel Goldie*

S4M-12955 Reducing Low Pay, Not Benefits ­(lodged on 20 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12950 Thousands of Migrants Dying Attempting to Reach Europe Each Year ­(lodged on 16 April 2015) Gil Paterson*

S4M-12938 Expanding Coverage of the Living Wage ­(lodged on 14 April 2015) Richard Baker*, Mary Fee*, Jenny Marra*

S4M-12935 Glasgow Airport’s 25th Month of Consecutive Growth ­(lodged on 13 April 2015) Annabel Goldie*

S4M-12909 Benefits for Survivors of Police Officers Killed on Duty ­(lodged on 07 April 2015) Annabel Goldie*

S4M-12571 Volunteering and Self-management ­(lodged on 06 March 2015) Annabel Goldie*

S4M-12526 Prestwick Airport Spaceport Bid ­(lodged on 04 March 2015) Willie Coffey*

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