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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-13112 Roseanna Cunningham: Scottish Apprenticeship Week—That the Parliament recognises the success of the modern apprenticeship (MA) programme and how it contributes to addressing youth unemployment while allowing young people to earn while they learn; encourages employers to consider workforce development and higher workforce skills that support long-term sustainable growth; supports the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce’s ambitions for a world-class vocational education system; further supports the Scottish Government’s ambitions for the expansion of the programme to provide 30,000 new MA starts each year by 2020, and joins the Scottish Government in celebrating this success by supporting the activities taking place next week through the fifth annual Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*

*S4M-13111 Mary Scanlon: Open University Continuing Success—That the Parliament acknowledges the Open University in Scotland degree ceremony that took place at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 9 May 2015; welcomes the award of Doctor of the University to the honorary graduate, Jenny Brown, the founder director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival; congratulates the 250 students who had their awards conferred on the day; understands that a significant proportion of Open University students are in employment, have families or other caring responsibilities, are located in rural or remote areas, are disabled, are in households with low incomes or lack traditional university entry qualifications; considers, therefore, that the achievements of these students are all the more impressive, and continues to support the Open University’s mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

*S4M-13110♦ Christine Grahame: Through Our Eyes—That the Parliament recognises what it considers the invaluable role of grandparents and other kinship carers throughout Scotland but, in particular, Grandparents Parenting Again and Kinship Carers (Midlothian), which was formed in 2005 and provides a listening ear, peer support, direction and guidance to kinship carers and the children they look after, carers who can find themselves raising children at a moment’s notice; commends the charity’s book, Through Our Eyes, which is a collection of stories and poems by individuals telling their unique experience of becoming kinship carers, stories such as I don’t want this, Where do I begin?, It was Only for a Couple of Weeks!, Our Precious Grandchildren, Life Changes, A Long Road Ahead, It’s Hard Thinking Back and the many heartfelt poems, and commends this book to all involved with the welfare of looked-after children for the insight that it brings to the trials and sacrifices of the kinship carers but more importantly their selflessness and love of the children and young people they find themselves caring for, often with hardly a moment’s warning.

*S4M-13109 Christine Grahame: The Italian Job—That the Parliament congratulates Luigi Caterino, from The Italian Job barbers in Galashiels, on being named the Best Barber in Britain 2015; notes that this follows Luigi’s success in winning the Scottish title for the second year running in April; commends him on earning the highest amount of points for a wet shave at Barber UK at the Birmingham NEC on 10 May, at which he defeated seven others; congratulates Luigi on his success after only three years in business in Galashiels and just 12 years living in Scotland, and wishes him continued success in the future.

Supported by: Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Adam Ingram*, Joan McAlpine*, Jim Hume*, Bill Kidd*, Graeme Dey*

*S4M-13108 John Swinney: Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Part 2 Extension) Order 2015 [draft]—That the Finance Committee recommends that the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Part 2 Extension) Order 2015 [draft] be approved.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*

*S4M-13107 Michael Matheson: Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Paul Wheelhouse*

*S4M-13106 Kevin Stewart: Farcical House of Lords—That the Parliament believes that offering seats in the House of Lords as consolation prizes to politicians who have failed to win seats in the election or who have retired from office is unacceptable in a system that claims to be democratic; believes that the UK Parliament having more unelected parliamentarians than elected ones is anachronistic and farcical, and calls on the UK Government to immediately introduce a moratorium on the appointment of new peers and to bring forward legislation to abolish the House of Lords.

Supported by: Christina McKelvie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Chic Brodie*, David Torrance*, Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, Kenny MacAskill*, Patrick Harvie*, Alex Rowley*, Joan McAlpine*, Christine Grahame*, Adam Ingram*, George Adam*, Richard Lyle*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-13105 Caithness Shinty Club ­(lodged on 07 May 2015) Jamie McGrigor*, Mark McDonald*

S4M-13102 TTIP ­(lodged on 06 May 2015) Dave Thompson*, Michael Russell*, Mark McDonald*, Neil Findlay*

S4M-13100 Bold Gadgets Indiegogo Campaign ­(lodged on 06 May 2015) Sarah Boyack*, Mark McDonald*

S4M-13098 Dunfermline Primary Schools Reach Euro Final ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Sarah Boyack*, Mark McDonald*

S4M-13094 The Phoenix Cup ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Sarah Boyack*, Dave Thompson*

S4M-13092 SFRS Contribution to Nepalese Earthquake Relief ­(lodged on 05 May 2015) Sarah Boyack*, Jackie Baillie*, Dave Thompson*

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

S4M-13075 Promotion for Albion Rovers ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) John Wilson*

S4M-13074 Community Takes Control of Carloway Estate ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Dave Thompson*

S4M-13064 Media, Society and Democracy ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Michael Russell*

S4M-13060 Barista of the Year ­(lodged on 30 April 2015) Dave Thompson*

S4M-13055 MND Scotland ­(lodged on 29 April 2015) Dave Thompson*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S4M-12941 Action Needed to Deliver on Gaza Reconstruction Promises ­(lodged on 14 April 2015) Dave Thompson*

S4M-12875 Deaf Awareness Week 2015 ­(lodged on 31 March 2015) Stewart Maxwell*

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