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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-13104 Bill Kidd: Women’s Interfaith Fair in Coordination with Refugee Festival Scotland 2015—That the Parliament wishes the Women’s Interfaith Fair the very best of luck for its lunch event on 17 June 2015; notes that the event is part of the celebrations taking place across Scotland during Refugee Festival Scotland 2015 and will take place at the St Francis Centre in Cumberland Street in Glasgow, and understands that the week of events is coordinated by the Scottish Refugee Council, which is celebrating 30 years of working on behalf of refugees in Scotland, and sponsored by Woman of Faith, Interfaith Glasgow, Interfaith Scotland and the Refugee Festival Scotland.

*S4M-13102 Christina McKelvie: TTIP—That the Parliament welcomes the reported statement by the senior UN official, Alfred de Zayas, in which he called for the suspension of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations; understands that he argued that the agreement would undermine human rights and democracy and allow companies to appeal against regulation or legislation that depress their profits; believes that he also suggested that similar trade agreements had allowed major corporations to succeed in blocking government policies with the support of secret arbitration; understands that the TTIP’s investment state dispute settlement scheme would establish a separate legal system for the benefit of multinational corporations, and hopes that the EU will listen carefully to what Mr de Zayas has suggested and take on board his concerns.

Supported by: Richard Lyle*, Graeme Dey*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Patrick Harvie*, Gil Paterson*

*S4M-13101 John Swinney: Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b) of the Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

*S4M-13100 Cara Hilton: Bold Gadgets Indiegogo Campaign—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Palestinian start-up company, Bold Gadgets; notes that its founders, Ismat Tuffaha and Lama Mansour, are former students of An-Najah University in Nablus; recognises what it sees as the strong links that have been created by the social and academic twinning of Nablus and Dundee; celebrates what can be achieved when communities and nations stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and wishes Ismat and Lama well with the Bold Gadgets Indiegogo campaign, which will be launched across the world on 19 May 2015.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*

*S4M-13099 Colin Beattie: Lasswade Rugby Club’s Mini Section Awarded £2,000—That the Parliament congratulates Lasswade Rugby Club’s mini section on receiving funding of £2,000 from Asda’s Carrier Bags Community Grants scheme; understands that the club plans to use the funding to provide commemorative t-shirts to primary school age children at its annual rugby tournament on 3 May 2015; considers that such promotion of the sport helps children enjoy being fit at an early age, and wishes the club well going forward.

Supported by: Richard Lyle*, Dennis Robertson*, Chic Brodie*, Rob Gibson*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-13098 Dunfermline Primary Schools Reach Euro Final ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Richard Simpson*, Margaret McCulloch*, Jayne Baxter*, Anne McTaggart*, Hanzala Malik*, David Stewart*, Murdo Fraser*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Patricia Ferguson*

S4M-13097 MBE Honour for Sister Rita ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Jackson Carlaw*, Richard Simpson*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-13096 Midlothian Association of Play Awarded £1,500 ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Adam Ingram*

S4M-13095 Steps to Inclusion Awarded £20,000 ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Adam Ingram*

S4M-13094 The Phoenix Cup ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Lewis Macdonald*, John Pentland*, Stewart Maxwell*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-13092 SFRS Contribution to Nepalese Earthquake Relief ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Colin Beattie*

S4M-13087 Scottish Crofting Federation’s New Youth Branch ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*

S4M-13085 Greenock Morton FC SPFL League One Champions ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Duncan McNeil*, Annabel Goldie*, Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*

S4M-13083 John Hughes, PFA Manager of the Year ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Lewis Macdonald*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, Kenneth Gibson*

S4M-13082 Orkney, the Most Romantic Destination in the UK ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Colin Beattie*

S4M-13081 East Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Annabel Goldie*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-13078 Jak Trueman Posthumously Recognised as Young Scot of the Year ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-13077 Supporting See Me in Work ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Christine Grahame*

S4M-13075 Promotion for Albion Rovers ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Colin Beattie*

S4M-13070 Hope Kitchen Oban ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Colin Beattie*

S4M-13067 Award for Lyme Disease Detection Device ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Christine Grahame*

S4M-13066 Congratulations to Albyn School ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Colin Beattie*

S4M-13065 Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Colin Beattie*

S4M-13064 Media, Society and Democracy ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Christine Grahame*, Malcolm Chisholm*

S4M-13062 Polish Language Learning ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Christine Grahame*

S4M-13060 Barista of the Year ­(lodged on 30 April 2015) Christine Grahame*, Colin Beattie*, Nigel Don*

S4M-13050 Orkney, One of the Country’s Most Romantic Destinations ­(lodged on 29 April 2015) Christine Grahame*

S4M-13049 British Heart Foundation Research Awards 2014-15 ­(lodged on 29 April 2015) Christine Grahame*

S4M-13031 Celebrating International Workers’ Day ­(lodged on 28 April 2015) Christine Grahame*

S4M-13026 Disasters Emergency Committee’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal (lodged on 27 April 2015) Christine Grahame*

S4M-13025 Death Threat Made against Anas Sarwar ­(lodged on 27 April 2015) Christine Grahame*

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

S4M-13020 New National Scottish Women’s Rights Centre in Glasgow ­(lodged on 27 April 2015) Christine Grahame*

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

S4M-12899 Renewed Call for a Ban on Snares and a Review of the Legislation (lodged on 01 April 2015) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-12875 Deaf Awareness Week 2015 ­(lodged on 31 March 2015) Annabel Goldie*

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