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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-02625 Bruce Crawford: Scotland Bill - UK Legislation—That the Parliament, further to motion S3M-8114 passed on 10 March 2011, notes the letters exchanged between the Scottish and UK governments on 21 March 2012 and agrees that the Scotland Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 30 November 2010, as amended, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

Supported by: Alex Neil*

*S4M-02624 Humza Yousaf: Glasgow’s FutureChef 2012 Success—That the Parliament congratulates Happy Gule on her success at achieving 3rd place in the FutureChef 2012 competition; notes that the St Andrew’s RC Secondary School pupil had to beat off UK-wide competition of more than 7,400 other students; further congratulates both the school and City of Glasgow College, which provide the vocational training partnership to help Happy along her journey; believes that Happy has a bright future as a top-class chef, and wishes her all the best in achieving her dream of opening her own restaurant.

*S4M-02623 Fergus Ewing: Project TransmiT—That the Parliament opposes the current locational charging approach, which levies the highest charges on electricity generators across Scotland, including the areas of the best renewable energy resource, and acts as a barrier to renewable projects that can benefit local communities and contribute to Scottish, UK and EU renewable energy and carbon-reduction targets; continues to support the Scottish Government’s call for significant change to the existing charging regime, recognising that there remain strong arguments for change to a flat rate of charging for all generators; recognises and supports Project TransmiT, the independent review of transmission charging by Ofgem called for by the Parliament in April 2010; supports a transparent, thorough and effective assessment for improvements in the charging regime; welcomes the emerging outcomes for both renewable and conventional generators on the mainland, which will move away from the current status-quo approach by reducing the scale of the variance in charges currently faced by generators in mainland Scotland; urges Ofgem to deliver effective change quickly; supports calls for Ofgem to deliver a pricing structure that does not penalise the development of renewable energy in the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland, and further urges Ofgem to recognise that the significant renewable energy resources of these island groups have potential benefits for both Scottish and UK consumers that will be best met by their integration with the wider GB market.

Supported by: John Swinney*

*S4M-02622 Neil Findlay: Polbeth and West Calder Garden for Life—That the Parliament notes the development of the Polbeth and West Calder Garden for Life project, which seeks to develop a community garden on the site of the former Polbeth market garden; notes the involvement of local schools, the Scottish Agricultural College, the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research, the Scottish Community Foundation, Renegade Pictures, the BBC and the many community groups and members of the local community who have supported the project thus far, and looks forward to the full proposal being submitted to West Lothian Council for approval so that the land can be leased to the community to develop the project.

*S4M-02621# Sandra White: Concern over Charitable Donations—That the Parliament expresses concern at the UK Government’s proposal to cap tax relief for charitable donations, believing that this will damage the voluntary sector in Scotland as high-profile philanthropists and others will reconsider the amount that they give to charities; further believes that this proposal has created uncertainty that will impinge on what it sees as the great work done by charities in Glasgow and throughout Scotland as they plan for the future, and supports charities across Scotland in their attempts to have these proposals reconsidered.

Supported by: Humza Yousaf*, Jim Eadie*, Gordon MacDonald*, Neil Findlay*, Annabelle Ewing*, Stuart McMillan*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Mark McDonald*, Bill Kidd*, Joe FitzPatrick*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-02620 Marco Biagi: Edinburgh’s Cup Success—That the Parliament congratulates Heart of Midlothian FC and Hibernian FC on reaching the final of the 2011-12 Scottish Cup; understands that this is the first time that the two Edinburgh clubs have met in the final since 1896; wishes both clubs the best of luck in their preparations for the derby final on 19 May, and looks forward to the oldest national football trophy in the world returning to Edinburgh.

Supported by: Neil Findlay*, Adam Ingram*, Jim Eadie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Gordon MacDonald*, Sandra White*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-02619 Kezia Dugdale: Citizens Advice Scotland Graduate Employment Survey—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of a major national survey into graduate employment by Citizens Advice Scotland; notes that the survey is aimed at anyone who has graduated in the last six years and will seek their views on how university prepared them for the job market and how they feel that they are treated now by the job centre, by the government and by employers; understands that the survey will also focus on the reported 36% of recent graduates who are in a lower level of employment than they are trained for, as well as those unable to find employment of any kind; is concerned that Scottish graduate unemployment is now approaching 20%; supports Citizens Advice Scotland’s investigation and research into the extent of the issue, and encourages graduates to complete the survey, which runs until 7 May 2012.

*S4M-02618 Bill Kidd: Glasgow Sevens—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the world series of rugby sevens is coming to Scotstoun stadium in Glasgow on 5 and 6 May 2012 for the penultimate round of this year’s competition; believes that what it sees as the carnival atmosphere and thrilling play of the sevens tournament will help in furthering the Scottish Rugby Union’s aim to widen the appeal of rugby throughout Scotland; congratulates all those involved in bringing the sevens to Glasgow, and wishes them continued success for the future.

Supported by: John Mason*, Sandra White*, Gil Paterson*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Drew Smith*, Adam Ingram*, Kenneth Gibson*, Annabelle Ewing*, Humza Yousaf*, Dennis Robertson*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, Margaret Burgess*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Fiona McLeod*

*S4M-02617 Kenny MacAskill: Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Criminal Cases (Punishment and Review) (Scotland) Bill.

Supported by: Roseanna Cunningham*

*S4M-02616 Richard Baker: Hall & Tawse Joinery—That the Parliament regrets the announced closure of Mansell’s Hall & Tawse Joinery workshop; acknowledges the work of the workshop and its long history of training apprentices in joinery; recognises the troubles facing construction businesses in the north east, having seen what it considers a high number face closure, and calls on the Scottish Government to intervene and work with the employer and with the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT), which represents the relevant workers, in order to secure their continued employment.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-02615 Congratulations to The Coalyard (lodged on 13 April 2012) Clare Adamson*, Kevin Stewart*, Stuart McMillan*, Adam Ingram*, Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Annabelle Ewing*, Margaret Burgess*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Humza Yousaf*

S4M-02611 Success for Saint Kentigern’s Academy’s Seen and Heard Group (lodged on 13 April 2012) Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Jenny Marra*, Drew Smith*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Kezia Dugdale*

S4M-02610 Remembering RMS Titanic, 100 Years On (lodged on 12 April 2012) Joan McAlpine*

S4M-02609 Fife Arabic Society’s Big Lottery Fund Award (lodged on 12 April 2012) Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-02607 The Welfare of Post-conflict Soldiers (lodged on 12 April 2012) Margaret Burgess*, Jackie Baillie*, Margaret McDougall*, Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-02606 Care and Technology in the 21st Century (lodged on 11 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-02605 Hawick Band Scocha Promotes Scotland in New York (lodged on 11 April 2012) Kevin Stewart*

S4M-02603 Glasgow Named One of the World’s Greatest Sporting Cities (lodged on 11 April 2012) Drew Smith*, Fiona McLeod*, Paul Wheelhouse*, Stewart Maxwell*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-02602 Ross County (lodged on 11 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-02601 Edinburgh Success in Heineken Cup Quarter-finals (lodged on 11 April 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-02600 Edinburgh Rugby Victory in Heineken Cup (lodged on 11 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-02598 The Death Penalty in India (lodged on 13 April 2012) Fiona McLeod*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-02597 Arbroath Marks 70 Years since the Red Lichtie Took to the Skies (lodged on 11 April 2012) Kevin Stewart*

S4M-02596 Global Day of Action on Military Spending (lodged on 11 April 2012) John Mason*

S4M-02595 Infant Development Programme (lodged on 10 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-02592 Edinburgh Rugby Victory (lodged on 10 April 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-02590 International Workers’ Memorial Day, Mourn the Dead and Fight for the Living (lodged on 10 April 2012) Jenny Marra*, Drew Smith*, Patricia Ferguson*, Kezia Dugdale*, John Park*, John Mason*, James Kelly*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*, John Pentland*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Elaine Murray*

S4M-02587 Fairness for Scotland (lodged on 10 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02586 West Calder Welcomes the Three Bears (lodged on 10 April 2012) Drew Smith*, Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Claudia Beamish*, Elaine Murray*

S4M-02585 RealLiving Project Grant (lodged on 10 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02584 North Berwick Law Nature Reserve Receives Lottery Funding (lodged on 10 April 2012) Kevin Stewart*

S4M-02582 Big Lottery 2014 Communities Funding (lodged on 05 April 2012) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-02580 Deaf Awareness Week (lodged on 05 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Stewart Maxwell*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-02578 Supporting People at Key Times of Change (lodged on 05 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02577 Heineken Cup Quarter-final, Edinburgh versus Toulouse (lodged on 05 April 2012) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-02576 Tapping all our Talents (lodged on 04 April 2012) Margaret McDougall*, Kezia Dugdale*, Jenny Marra*, Elaine Murray*, Neil Findlay*, Sarah Boyack*, Claire Baker*

S4M-02575 Royal Highland Education Trust (lodged on 04 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02573 Beyond the Frame (lodged on 04 April 2012) Annabelle Ewing*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-02571 Glasgow’s East End, the Home of Sport (lodged on 04 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Stewart Maxwell*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-02570 The Ayesha Appeal (lodged on 04 April 2012) Margaret McDougall*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-02569 Aberdeen Sports Village Multi-sports Club (lodged on 04 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Stewart Maxwell*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-02568 The Hidden Gardens and the John Muir Award Scheme (lodged on 04 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Stewart Maxwell*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-02567 Cuts to Bus Services and their Impact on Communities (lodged on 03 April 2012) Sarah Boyack*

S4M-02566 Congratulations to the Cobbles Inn (lodged on 03 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02565 Congratulations to Aberdeen’s Community Payback Team (lodged on 03 April 2012) Maureen Watt*

S4M-02563 Commonwheels Comes to Aberdeen (lodged on 03 April 2012) Nigel Don*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-02562 Europe Direct Aberdeen’s Bags of Fun (lodged on 03 April 2012) Maureen Watt*

S4M-02561 Gourock to Kilcreggan Ferry (lodged on 03 April 2012) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-02560 Keep Scotland Beautiful, National Spring Clean Campaign (lodged on 03 April 2012) Margaret McDougall*, Sarah Boyack*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-02559 Congratulations to Grace Allan (lodged on 03 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-02558 On the Margins and Caught in the Headlines (lodged on 03 April 2012) Maureen Watt*

S4M-02557 Kelso’s Alistair Moffat Chosen as Rector of the University of St Andrews (lodged on 03 April 2012) Maureen Watt*

S4M-02556 Community Pubs Month (lodged on 03 April 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02555 University of the West of Scotland Students’ Association (lodged on 03 April 2012) Stewart Maxwell*, Margaret McDougall*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-02544 Scotland Breaks Renewable Energy Targets (lodged on 29 March 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02542 Make GIB a Scottish Company (lodged on 29 March 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02540 World Heritage Site Action on Fuel Poverty and Emissions (lodged on 29 March 2012) Paul Wheelhouse*

S4M-02411 Biomass Subsidies (lodged on 20 March 2012) Neil Findlay*

S4M-02406 Lothians Success at NUS Scotland Awards (lodged on 19 March 2012) Alison Johnstone*

S4M-02358 Maryhill Multi-storeys Get a New Look (lodged on 14 March 2012) Elaine Murray*

S4M-02267 Congratulating Haemophilia Scotland on its Parliamentary Reception (lodged on 08 March 2012) Ken Macintosh*, Marco Biagi*

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