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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-13148 Kevin Stewart: Congratulations to Befriend a Child—That the Parliament congratulates Befriend a Child on 40 years of "turning frowns upside down" by helping Aberdeen’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children; recognises what it considers the dedication of the charity’s staff and the invaluable work of the many volunteers who give their time to improve the lives of children by fundraising and befriending; understands that befrienders can introduce the children to new activities and interests that might not otherwise be available to them and that experience shows that children can gain confidence and self-esteem by enjoying a trusting relationship with a caring adult; wishes Befriend a Child and all of its staff and volunteers all the best for the future, and hopes that their celebration event at the Carmelite Hotel on 15 May 2015 is a roaring success.

*S4M-13147 David Stewart: Ross-shire Teen to Represent Scotland in Czech Republic—That the Parliament congratulates 17-year-old Gregor Russell from Rosemarkie on the Black Isle in Ross-shire on being selected to represent Scotland at the Super Ball Football Freestyle World Championships in Liberece in summer 2015; understands that Gregor played for Ross County FC between the ages of 12 and 15, developing both his football and freestyle skills; notes that his skills have been showcased at the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, and he has performed busking shows in city centres across Scotland, including Inverness, Aberdeen and Glasgow, to display his skills to the public; understands that, having gained a place at the competition, he will face stiff competition from competitors from across Europe and the rest of the world, and notes that last year’s winner was from Brazil.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Neil Findlay*, Mary Scanlon*, Margaret McCulloch*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-13146 John Swinney: Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) 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-13145 Christina McKelvie: Memorandum of Understanding—That the Parliament welcomes the memorandum of understanding that has been agreed between the Scottish Government and the STUC; understands that this reflects their shared priorities, including concern about the impact of continuous austerity and the reported additional £12 billion in cuts to social security spending; further understands that the memorandum calls for the UK Government to agree to the full devolution of powers over the minimum wage, trade union and employment law, health and safety and equalities and for further devolution of social security powers; believes that the First Minister has said that she is committed to creating a wealthier and more equal society and that a fairer deal for Scotland is needed, and hopes that the UK Government will take the memorandum of understanding into account.

Supported by: Chic Brodie*, John Mason*, Christine Grahame*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Kevin Stewart*, Christian Allard*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-13144 Christina McKelvie: Refugee Festival Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Refugee Council on organising the Refugee Festival Scotland, which is scheduled to take place from 3 June 2015; notes the recently launched campaign to promote the three-week festival, which aims to celebrate a diverse Scotland and to highlight how much refugees bring to Scottish society by enriching the culture and building bonds with communities; sends its best wishes to the Scottish Refugee Council, and hopes that the festival will be a success.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Christian Allard*, Neil Findlay*, Hanzala Malik*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, John Wilson*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*

*S4M-13143 Sarah Boyack: Hutchison Vale’s New Defibrillator—That the Parliament congratulates the members of Hutchison Vale Community Sports Club on the forthcoming arrival of a defibrillator for the club, which will be presented at a ceremony on 14 May 2015; understands that the members have been supporting the Shockingly Easy campaign, which is organised by the Edinburgh Evening News and aims to ensure that defibrillators are installed at every sports club in the Lothians; notes that the campaign was set up in memory of 13-year-old Jamie Skinner who died in December 2013 following a suspected heart attack while playing football for Tynecastle FC; understands that, every week in the UK, 12 apparently fit and healthy people under 35 lose their lives due to undiagnosed cardiac conditions; believes that the early use of a defibrillator can significantly increase the chances of survival after a heart attack; notes the recent publication of the Scottish Government’s Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Strategy for Scotland, and calls on it to ensure that the aims identified in the strategy are fully implemented.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jackie Baillie*, Lewis Macdonald*, David Stewart*

*S4M-13142 Christian Allard: 2015 Scottish Education Awards—That the Parliament congratulates the finalists for the 2015 Scottish Education Awards to be held on 10 June 2015; understands that the awards are available to all publicly funded schools in Scotland and recognise innovation in education including awards for Education Supporter of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Headteacher of the Year; commends this opportunity to showcase nursery, primary, secondary and special education that Scotland can be proud of, and recognises the dedication and commitment of teaching staff and education supporters and the substantial positive effect that these efforts have on individuals, communities and future generations.

Supported by: Gordon MacDonald*

*S4M-13141 Bob Doris: Annie Fae Maryhill—That the Parliament congratulates North United Communities (NUC) on its production of Annie on 9 May 2015 at Maryhill Hub in Wyndford; recognises what it considers the enthusiastic and confident performances from the young cast as well as other club members who assisted with, among other activities, writing the script, set design and costume; acknowledges the ongoing use of drama and performance by NUC when working with young people across various communities in north Glasgow, including Wyndford, Cadder, Summerston, Ruchill and Milton, and looks forward to future productions by even more budding performers from NUC.

Supported by: Christian Allard*, Stuart McMillan*, Adam Ingram*, Jackie Baillie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-13140 Clare Adamson: New Rugby Academy at Broadwood Stadium—That the Parliament welcomes the decision by Scottish Rugby to locate the second BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld; notes that the new facility, which will house the Glasgow and the West Academy, is being developed in partnership with NL Leisure and will include state-of-the-art fitness and medical equipment; highlights that the development is part of Scottish Rugby’s major policy initiative to develop a regional academy system that provides the best possible support to players, both male and female, who have been identified as having genuine potential for the future, and believes that Broadwood Stadium will provide the necessary professional and high performance facility to help support and grow the game across the region. R

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Nigel Don*, Rob Gibson*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Hanzala Malik*, Kevin Stewart*, John Wilson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-13138 Kevin Stewart: Thanks to the Wood Foundation—That the Parliament expresses its thanks to the Wood Foundation on making up to £10 million available to NHS Grampian to construct a multi-storey car park at the Foresterhill Health Campus; considers this to be fantastic news for the north east of Scotland and for everyone who uses Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and the other medical facilities based at the campus; understands that this charitable gift is one of the largest ever made to the NHS in Scotland, and believes that it is an example of philanthropy at its very best.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Christian Allard*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*

*S4M-13137 Rob Gibson: 15th Anniversary of the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso—That the Parliament celebrates the 15th year of the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in Thurso; understands that the institute has gone from strength to strength and its reputation of excellence and dynamism is firmly established on a global scale for work that includes carbon sequestration in peatlands, fish migration patterns and the effects of turbulent currents on wave and tidal power machines; praises the work done by all associated at the ERI but especially that of its director, Professor Stuart Gibb, who, it considers, works tirelessly to promote the ERI and under whose stewardship it has become a home of true excellence and a jewel in the crown of the University of the Highlands and Islands; wishes all those involved all the best in the future, and looks forward to the continued strength of the ERI as a world-class place of learning and research on the north coast of Scotland.

Supported by: Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Graeme Dey*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-13136 Kevin Stewart: Congratulations to Ferryhill Primary School and Police Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates Police Scotland in Aberdeen on holding an Operation Whitebeam exercise with pupils from Ferryhill Primary School, targeting speeding motorists in the Bon Accord Street area of the city; believes that this operation, which was headed up by PC Kyle McGivern, was of great value in getting pupils involved and in exposing drivers to the dangers of them speeding near schools; hopes that this exercise can be replicated in other areas of the city and beyond, and wishes Police Scotland in Aberdeen all the best with the continuation of the successful Operation Whitebeam.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-13135 Jim Eadie: Scotland Rated Best Country in Europe on LGBTI Legal Equality—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of ILGA-Europe’s annual review of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights legislation across Europe; celebrates the fact that in this year’s review Scotland has been rated as the best country in Europe on LGBTI legal equality, meeting 92% of the 48 criteria; believes that this is a welcome recognition of the huge and historic progress that Scotland has made on LGBTI equality in recent years, from the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1980 to the first same-sex marriages at the end of 2014; recognises that legal equality is only part of the solution to the prejudice, discrimination and disadvantage that LGBTI people face, and considers that Scotland needs further progress to ensure full legal equality for LGBTI people by improving gender recognition laws and protecting the rights of transgender and intersex people.

Supported by: Kenny MacAskill*, Claire Baker*, Mark McDonald*, Cara Hilton*, Hugh Henry*, Patricia Ferguson*, James Dornan*, Christian Allard*, Jim Hume*, John Pentland*, Joan McAlpine*, Mark Griffin*, Linda Fabiani*, David Torrance*, Nigel Don*, Richard Lyle*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Jean Urquhart*, Richard Simpson*, Michael Russell*, Margaret McCulloch*, Rob Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Patrick Harvie*

S4M-13134 Richard Lochhead: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—That the Parliament notes the potential opportunities for Scotland of moving toward a more circular economy, in which products and materials are kept in high-value use for as long as possible; recognises that realising the substantial economic and environmental benefits means rethinking the way in which products and services are designed and procured; welcomes the progress made in establishing Resource Efficient Scotland, the Scottish Materials Brokerage Service and the Scottish Institute of Remanufacture, building on the Scottish Government’s Safeguarding Scotland’s Resources strategy, and believes that Scotland should continue to show leadership in this important area while proposals for EU-wide action emerge later this year.

Supported by: Aileen McLeod

*S4M-13134.2 Claudia Beamish: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 in the name of Richard Lochhead (Circular Economy (Waste Management)), after “procured” insert “; recognises the necessity of developing new and transferable skills with Skills Development Scotland and industry and educational partners; recognises concerns about the pressures experienced by those working in waste management services, as Scotland implements its waste strategy, leading to the circular economy, evidenced in Unison Scotland’s survey, Dumped on: Working in Scotland’s waste management services; further acknowledges the funding pressures experienced by local authorities in meeting recycling targets and developing new models; also recognises the role of the third sector in developing the circular economy”.

Supported by: Sarah Boyack*

*S4M-13134.1 Jamie McGrigor: Circular Economy (Waste Management)—As an amendment to motion S4M-13134 in the name of Richard Lochhead (Circular Economy (Waste Management)), after "strategy" insert "; urges the Scottish Government to work with Scottish businesses and their representative organisations to ensure that unnecessary regulations and bureaucracy are avoided".

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-13133 North Glasgow Football Development Group’s 10th Anniversary (lodged on 12 May 2015) David Torrance*, Nigel Don*, Stuart McMillan*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*

S4M-13132 Scottish Scaffolding Apprentice of the Year ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Nigel Don*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, Mary Scanlon*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Lyle*, Neil Findlay*

S4M-13131 North Butcher Picks up Rural Award ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Margaret McCulloch*

S4M-13128 Congratulations to Flora Glekin ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Claire Baker*, Roderick Campbell*, Ken Macintosh*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-13126 Glasgow’s Status as a Cultural Capital Confirmed by Landmark Research ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Claire Baker*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*

S4M-13125 Circus Wild Animal Ban ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Nigel Don*, Adam Ingram*, Dennis Robertson*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-13124 Glasgow’s First Darkness into Light 5k Walk ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Jackie Baillie*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-13123 New Campaign, Is it Coeliac Disease? ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) John Mason*, Jackson Carlaw*, Richard Simpson*, Stuart McMillan*, Margaret McCulloch*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, Margaret Mitchell*, Murdo Fraser*, John Wilson*, Mary Scanlon*, Anne McTaggart*, Cameron Buchanan*, John Lamont*, Jim Hume*, Alex Fergusson*, Liz Smith*

S4M-13121 Equality Network’s Scottish LGBT Sports Charter ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Nigel Don*

S4M-13120 Orkney Library and Archive Named UK Library of the Year ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Roderick Campbell*, Nigel Don*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-13116 North East Firefighters Return from Nepal ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Claire Baker*, Nigel Don*, David Stewart*, Jean Urquhart*, Richard Simpson*

S4M-13115 Community Life at Asda Blantyre ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Roderick Campbell*, David Stewart*

S4M-13114 Touched by Community Support ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Nigel Don*, David Stewart*

S4M-13113 East Kilbride Heroes, Nae Pasaran ­(lodged on 12 May 2015) Nigel Don*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-13111 Open University Continuing Success ­(lodged on 11 May 2015) Hugh Henry*

S4M-13110 Through Our Eyes ­(lodged on 11 May 2015) Nigel Don*, Jackie Baillie*, Adam Ingram*, Nanette Milne*, Hugh Henry*

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

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

S4M-13063 Sex Workers’ Rights ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Kevin Stewart*

S4M-13062 Polish Language Learning ­(lodged on 01 May 2015) Kevin Stewart*

S4M-12875 Deaf Awareness Week 2015 ­(lodged on 31 March 2015) Gavin Brown*

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