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To ask the First Minister what additional support the Scottish Government will provide to unpaid carers over the next five years.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 09/06/2011

To ask the First Minister what action the Crown Office has taken in response to legislative changes relating to double jeopardy.


Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 12/01/2012
WWF, 50 Years of Conservation

That the Parliament notes that 2011 is the 50th anniversary of WWF; considers WWF to be the world’s leading global environmental organisation and the work undertaken by it over the past 50 years to have been excellent; is of the view that WWF’s combination of practical experience, knowledge and credibility in striving for a world where people and nature thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources is unique; believes that conservation gains can be maintained only if the threat of climate change is tackled, and calls on the Scottish Government to champion measures to reduce Scotland's negative impact on the planet, including implementing in full the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, and to secure a low carbon, cleaner and healthier world for future generations.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Liam McArthur, Patrick Harvie, Marco Biagi, Mike MacKenzie, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Paul Wheelhouse, Elaine Smith, Derek Mackay, Sarah Boyack, Joe FitzPatrick, Rob Gibson, Mark McDonald, Murdo Fraser, Alison Johnstone, Nanette Milne, Willie Rennie, Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Angus MacDonald, Jamie Hepburn, Claudia Beamish, Gil Paterson, Aileen McLeod, Alison McInnes, John Mason, Hugh Henry, Dave Thompson, Adam Ingram


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Glasgow to Host World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2015

That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow on being named as the host city of the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships; notes that this is the first time that the championships will have been hosted in Scotland; further notes that, over the 10 days of the competition, an estimated 525 gymnasts from 80 countries will participate; considers that the championships will bring a range of economic and social benefits to Glasgow; congratulates British Gymnastics, Glasgow City Council, EventScotland and UK Sport for defeating competition from Orlando and Paris to host this event, and considers Glasgow to have a reputation as a world-leading city for hosting sporting events and that these championships will boost this further.

Supported by: Rob Gibson, Bill Kidd, Jackie Baillie, Kenneth Gibson, Liam McArthur, Patricia Ferguson, Bob Doris, Willie Coffey, Joe FitzPatrick, Jackson Carlaw, Maureen Watt, Tavish Scott, Stewart Maxwell, Kevin Stewart, James Dornan, Mike MacKenzie, Roderick Campbell, Richard Lyle, Elaine Smith, Jamie Hepburn, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, John Mason, Hugh Henry


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Glasgow Currys Favour

That the Parliament congratulates the Oceanic Group for hosting the 4th Annual Scottish Curry Award; values the contribution made by Scotland's curry restaurants and takeaways to the economy and the cultural diversity of Scotland; hails Glasgow as the curry capital of the UK with Glasgow’s Balbir's Restaurant winning Restaurant of the Year and the city’s Banana Leaf winning takeaway of the year, also commends Mrs Unis on being awarded the lifetime achievement award for her dedication and contribution to the industry.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan, Kenneth Gibson, Bob Doris, Drew Smith, John Wilson, Stewart Maxwell, Jamie McGrigor, Patrick Harvie, Mike MacKenzie, Hugh Henry, Neil Findlay, Bill Kidd, Colin Beattie, Annabelle Ewing, Gil Paterson, Hanzala Malik, Jackie Baillie, Sarah Boyack, Roderick Campbell, John Mason


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary

That the Parliament congratulates Amnesty International on 50 years of standing up for humanity and human rights across the world; notes that the organisation has worked on 50,000 individual cases in that time; further notes that the organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for "having contributed to securing the grounds for freedom, for justice, and thereby also for peace in the world"; applauds Amnesty's successful campaigning, including for an International Criminal Court and the UN Convention Against Torture, and believes that, while it is regrettable that the world still needs human rights campaigns, it is at least fortunate that Amnesty International is alive and well, having grown to include over three million members in over 150 countries around the world, and values what it considers to be the important worked carried out by Amnesty International Scotland to ensure that the nation provides a strong voice for justice and equality in the world.

Supported by: Neil Findlay, Maureen Watt, Drew Smith, Richard Lyle, Colin Keir, Mike MacKenzie, Stewart Maxwell, Bill Kidd, John Mason, Jackie Baillie, Liam McArthur, Fiona McLeod, Colin Beattie, Marco Biagi, Joan McAlpine, Clare Adamson, Kevin Stewart, Paul Wheelhouse, Graeme Dey, Christina McKelvie, Jim Hume, Bob Doris, Kezia Dugdale, Joe FitzPatrick, Annabelle Ewing, Nanette Milne, Dave Thompson, Kenneth Gibson, Patricia Ferguson, Richard Simpson, Elaine Murray, John Wilson, Hugh Henry, Gil Paterson, Sarah Boyack, John Finnie, Patrick Harvie, Aileen McLeod, Stuart McMillan, Alison McInnes, Claudia Beamish, Alison Johnstone, David Torrance, Margo MacDonald, Elaine Smith, John Park, Graeme Pearson, James Kelly


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Carers' Contribution to Glasgow

That the Parliament acknowledges and appreciates the challenges that arise from caring and the critical contribution made by unpaid carers in Scotland; understands that it has been estimated that it would cost approximately £1.3 billion each year to replace the care and support provided by what is believed to be the 60,000 unpaid carers in the city of Glasgow alone; also acknowledges the hard work done by many carers organisations, in particular The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and the many carers centres in Glasgow and across Scotland; congratulates Greater Pollok Carers Centre on its planned range of activities during Carers Week, which will run from 13 to 19 June 2011, and wishes all participants well for their sponsored walk and for the Carers Week dance.

Supported by: David Torrance, Sandra White, Clare Adamson, Richard Lyle, Stewart Maxwell, Jackie Baillie, Humza Yousaf, Mark McDonald, Mike MacKenzie, Ken Macintosh, Graeme Dey, Colin Beattie, Bill Kidd, Derek Mackay, Stuart McMillan, Jackson Carlaw, Joan McAlpine, Jamie Hepburn, Joe FitzPatrick, Kevin Stewart, Chic Brodie, Fiona McLeod, Claudia Beamish, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Gil Paterson, Hugh Henry, Dave Thompson, Adam Ingram


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Julia Donaldson Elected Children’s Laureate

That the Parliament congratulates the Glasgow-based author, Julia Donaldson, as Britain’s new Waterstone's Children’s Laureate; believes that the biannual award of £15,000, celebrating the outstanding achievement of a children’s writer or illustrator, is well deserved by Ms Donaldson; notes that Ms Donaldson has written more than 120 books, with The Gruffalo being among the most famous, and recognises the work done by the Booktrust charity to encourage positive attitudes to reading for pleasure.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Liam McArthur, Kevin Stewart, Clare Adamson, Derek Mackay, Rob Gibson, Angus MacDonald, Marco Biagi, Joe FitzPatrick, Roderick Campbell, Maureen Watt, Drew Smith, Mark McDonald, Humza Yousaf, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Colin Beattie, Mike MacKenzie, Neil Findlay, Joan McAlpine, Jean Urquhart, Anne McTaggart, Annabelle Ewing, Elaine Murray, Fiona McLeod, Aileen McLeod, Ken Macintosh, Jamie Hepburn, John Mason, Stewart Maxwell


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Lourdes Secondary Wins Eco-Schools Prize

That the Parliament congratulates Lourdes Secondary in Glasgow for winning the Eco-Schools Secondary prize of £500; notes that the prize was awarded at the Junior Saltire Prize/Green Energy Awards 2011 recognising outstanding whole-school project work specifically relating to the Eco-Schools energy topic, and believes that, by enthusing schools and pupils to take an active role in saving the planet, there will be a greener future for all.

Supported by: Colin Keir, Kevin Stewart, Anne McTaggart, Sandra White, Bill Kidd, Bob Doris, Drew Smith, Mike MacKenzie, Stuart McMillan, Colin Beattie, Adam Ingram, Jamie Hepburn, Annabelle Ewing, Gil Paterson


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
Diabetes Live for it! Choices for Change Launch

That the Parliament commends the launch of Live for it! Choices for Change, a new programme of workshops and activities designed to help schoolchildren make healthy lifestyle choices; recognises that one in three children are overweight or obese and this not only has an impact on their health now, but can lead to further problems in later life including the development of type 2 diabetes; congratulates the organisers of Live for it!, Diabetes UK Scotland and the Edinburgh International Science Festival on what it considers such an imaginative partnership in tackling obesity and promoting healthy living; understands that Scotland has one of the highest rates of type 1 diabetes in the world and that the programme also helps to raise awareness of this type of diabetes, and welcomes the opportunity to learn more about the programme when Diabetes UK Scotland brings Live for it! to the Parliament on 29 and 30 June 2011.

Supported by: Jean Urquhart, Aileen McLeod, Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Alison Johnstone, Nanette Milne, Marco Biagi, Joe FitzPatrick, Mary Scanlon, Mike MacKenzie, Bob Doris, John Finnie, Roderick Campbell, Gil Paterson, Richard Lyle, Adam Ingram, Jackie Baillie, Fiona McLeod, Tavish Scott, Annabelle Ewing, David Stewart, Liam McArthur, Stuart McMillan


Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2011
 
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