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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-04886 Fergus Ewing: Business Tourism—That the Parliament recognises that the Scottish tourism industry delivers over £2.9 billion annually to the Scottish gross value added; welcomes the contribution made to this achievement by the business tourism sector; acknowledges the efforts made by the VisitScotland Ambassadors Programme to boost Scotland’s profile across the world; notes that, in addition to the direct economic impact from conferences and events, they also enhance Scotland’s credentials as a place to invest, study, live, work and visit again; further notes the successes to date in winning additional events with the Conference Bid Fund, and encourages stakeholders of all sizes to make greater use of the match-funding available from the Conference Bid Fund to win even further business for Scotland.

Supported by: John Swinney*

*S4M-04885 Jackson Carlaw: Congratulations to the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit—That the Parliament congratulates the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, which is based at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, on celebrating 20 years of service on 19 November 2012; considers that this service brings immense benefit to the people of Scotland, and notes its accomplishments in research and patient care since its establishment in 1992.

Supported by: John Finnie*

*S4M-04884 Neil Findlay: Atos Healthcare, Not Fit for Purpose—That the Parliament commends the publication of The People’s Review of the Work Capability Assessment by the Spartacus campaigning network; considers that the review demonstrates that the work capability assessment carried out by Atos Healthcare on behalf of the UK Government is failing disabled and sick people and is not fit for purpose, and believes that the current system needs a complete overhaul to create a new, fairer process that treats people with dignity, respect and understanding.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Colin Beattie*, Margaret McDougall*

*S4M-04883# John Mason: No to Privatisation of Royal Mail—That the Parliament is concerned at Royal Mail’s plan to close or relocate one third of all sorting offices, including Cubie Street in Bridgeton, Glasgow; believes that there is public demand for a local collection point if mail cannot be delivered to a particular address; does not consider that a charge of an extra £1.50 for a letter being collected at a post office is acceptable for people on limited means; accepts that Royal Mail needs to modernise its facilities; understands that the explanation for these changes given by Royal Mail staff at the public meeting in Bridgeton on 17 November 2012 was that privatisation was approaching and that this was also the reason why there did not need to be a consultation, and recognises calls for Royal Mail to remain a public service in public ownership.

Supported by: Gordon MacDonald*, Bill Kidd*, Angus MacDonald*, Hanzala Malik*, Rob Gibson*, Chic Brodie*, Christina McKelvie*, John Finnie*, Colin Beattie*

*S4M-04882 Dennis Robertson: Congratulations to Eddie Robb—That the Parliament congratulates Eddie Robb, a former Banchory Academy student, on being one of the two nominees for WeDo Scotland’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year award; considers that, as Mr Robb is the youngest person to ever be nominated for this award, this is a prestigious achievement; understands that this is a result of Mr Robb’s development of Make It Social, a booking application that allows large groups of people to pay off their holiday expenses individually; notes that Mr Robb’s second business venture, As You Like It Events, aims to provide "package holidays for groups of friends that don’t like package holidays"; attributes the establishment of these two business to Mr Robb’s personal experience; wishes Mr Robb all the best in this competition, the winner of which will be revealed on 23 November 2012, and hopes that he acheives further success in continuing to establish new business ideas.

Supported by: Mark McDonald*, Rob Gibson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Anne McTaggart* R, Hanzala Malik*, Roderick Campbell*, Joan McAlpine*, Colin Beattie*, Chic Brodie*, Angus MacDonald*

*S4M-04881♦ Kevin Stewart: Marking World AIDS Day and Preventing HIV—That the Parliament welcomes the 24th annual World AIDS Day on 1 December 2012, which aims to increase education and knowledge about the disease; welcomes the campaign led by HIV Scotland, Gay Men’s Health, Waverley Care and Terrence Higgins Trust to "Light up Scotland" to increase awareness of the day; understands that 33.8 million people are affected by HIV/AIDS worldwide, including 3,800 cases in Scotland; is concerned that the number of HIV diagnoses has increased to an average of 400 per year; notes that the last debate on HIV prevention in the chamber was in 2009; believes that funding reductions in international HIV/AIDS programmes is unacceptable due to the increasing prevalence of HIV/AIDS globally, and applauds the work of charities, including Gay Men’s Health in Aberdeen, for their work to raise awareness of risks associated with HIV/AIDS and how to prevent it.

Supported by: John Finnie*

*S4M-04880 Brian Adam: Virgin to Fly from Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that Virgin Atlantic is to offer flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to London Heathrow from the end of March 2013.

Supported by: David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Walker*, Gordon MacDonald*, Mark McDonald*, Joan McAlpine*, Colin Beattie*, George Adam*, Angus MacDonald*, Rob Gibson*, Tavish Scott*, Roderick Campbell*, Chic Brodie*

*S4M-04880.1 Alison Johnstone: Virgin to Fly from Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-04880 in the name of Brian Adam (Virgin to Fly from Scotland), after "welcomes" insert "the recently published Transform Scotland report, On track for business: Why Scottish businesses should try the train, which sets out what it considers the economic benefits available to Scottish businesses of switching from air travel to rail travel, such as a high quality working environment, significantly better punctuality compared with air travel and direct city centre to centre travel; notes that the report finds that 81% of Edinburgh-London flights had a cheaper East Coast alternative and that train travel produces less than one third of air travel’s CO2 impact per passenger mile; considers continued aviation growth to be incompatible with Scotland’s climate change targets, and is therefore concerned by any increase in flights that may arise as a result of".

*S4M-04879 Joe FitzPatrick: COSLA Membership for the Committee of the Regions—That the Parliament notes that, following the 2012 Scottish local government elections, the representation from local government to the Committee of the Regions will be Councillors Corrie McChord and Tony Buchanan as full members and Councillors Graham Garvie and Barbara Grant as alternate members for the remainder of the current Committee of the Regions mandate to the end of 2014.

*S4M-04878 Fiona McLeod: Action on Hearing Loss Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates the Kirkintilloch resident and Action on Hearing Loss Scotland volunteer, Irene Fyfe, on winning the Volunteer Award at the Scottish Health Awards 2012 in recognition of her work with the Hear to Help project; notes that Irene runs a weekly hearing aid maintenance drop-in at Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary, visits nursing homes and sheltered housing complexes, including Kilsyth Road sheltered housing complex in Kirkintilloch, and carries out home visits in order to offer frontline maintenance on NHS hearing aids; considers that Irene’s volunteering has meant that hundreds of hearing aid wearers have a better quality of life and are able to communicate better with their family and friends, and wishes Irene and her hearing dog, Muffin, all the best in their future work on the project.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Kenneth Gibson*, Aileen McLeod*, David Torrance*, Bill Walker*, Bill Kidd*, Gordon MacDonald*, Joan McAlpine*, Mark McDonald*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, George Adam*, Clare Adamson*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-04877# Jim Eadie: Lothian Sound Talking Newspaper Celebrates 25th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates Lothian Sound on its 25th anniversary on 18 February 2013; applauds the dedicated work of all the volunteers at Lothian Sound who bring talking newspapers to people who are blind or partially sighted; understands that it serves over 600 listeners, providing them with news and current affairs taken from the Edinburgh Evening News; commends Lothian Sound on its work to provide high quality recordings from its recording studio in Newington; recognises that recordings are provided in different formats to suit the needs of individual people, and wishes Lothian Sound well as it continues what it considers its valuable work, providing a lifeline service directly to people in the community.

Supported by: Jean Urquhart*, Mark McDonald*, Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Colin Beattie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gordon MacDonald*, George Adam*, David Torrance*, Angus MacDonald*, Rob Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Neil Findlay*

*S4M-04876 Angus MacDonald: Falkirk Environment Trust Grants for Local Environment Projects—That the Parliament welcomes what it considers the significant grant funding of £311,000 awarded to various local organisations in Falkirk district by Falkirk Environment Trust (FET) over the 2011-12 period; notes that the projects to protect the environment are delivered in partnership with a range of local agencies and communities; considers that the trust has been particularly successful in securing project funding through the Landfill Communities Fund; acknowledges that, since 1998, FET has secured and allocated around £3.5 million toward local environmental projects; further notes that in the past year grants have been awarded to various projects, including Dunmore Pineapple Greater Crested Newts, Stepping Stones for Wildlife, Dollar Park Walled Garden, Westquarter Glen Environmental Improvements, Blinkbonny Sensory and Wildlife Gardens, Dale Bridge Replacement, Furnace Lade Access Improvements, River Avon Restoration, River Carron Invasive Species, River Carron Clean-up, Jupiter Urban Wildlife projects and Drumbowie Sensory Walkways, and looks forward to continued support for many more environmental improvement projects in future years.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Bill Walker*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Jean Urquhart*, Joan McAlpine*, Mark McDonald*, David Torrance*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*

*S4M-04875♦ Adam Ingram: Scottish Coal Industry—That the Parliament recognises the importance of the coal industry, which it considers has been and remains a significant contributor to local and rural economies in East Ayrshire, Fife, South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway, North Lanarkshire, Midlothian and West Lothian; considers the industry a mainstay occupation in the Scottish economy, generating £450 million of economic value to Scotland every year and, with its wider supply chain, employing on average 4,000 people; welcomes the fact that two Scottish projects are being considered to take forward the next phase of the UK Government’s £1 billion carbon capture and storage programme to demonstrate the potential to greatly reduce the carbon impact of fossil fuel power generation as Scotland moves to a low-carbon future, but is concerned that future investment in the industry is being threatened by an adverse and unintended effect of the carbon reduction commitment and proposals by the Office of the Rail Regulator to hike freight access charges for Scottish coal producers.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Bill Walker*, Brian Adam*, David Torrance*, Gordon MacDonald*, Joan McAlpine*, Colin Beattie*, George Adam*, Roderick Campbell*

*S4M-04874 Keith Brown: Air Passenger Duty—That the Parliament notes with concern the recent report by York Aviation on behalf of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports regarding the impact in Scotland of rises in the UK Government’s air passenger duty (APD); particularly notes that rates for short-haul services have increased by around 160% since 2007, with long-haul rates increasing by up to 360% over the same period and further increases planned, at a time when Scotland and the rest of the UK have been experiencing one of the worst recessions in living memory; further notes that APD is the most expensive aviation duty in Europe and that increases in rates since 2007 and those projected through to 2016 are estimated to result in a loss of 2.1 million passengers to Scotland’s main airports per year and that, as a consequence, by 2016 £210 million less will be spent in Scotland per year by inbound visitors; also notes that direct flights are more environmentally efficient than the multi-stop journeys via overseas hub airports that APD currently incentivises; believes that the only way to properly support the ambitions of Scotland’s aviation industry, the needs of passengers and the growth of Scotland’s economy is for APD to be devolved to Scotland, as has happened in large measure in Northern Ireland, and that this should take place as soon as possible, and further believes that, as a measure to provide some immediate respite to the aviation industry, passengers and businesses, the UK Government should announce a freeze in APD levels.

Supported by: Fergus Ewing*

*S4M-04874.4 Willie Rennie: Air Passenger Duty—As an amendment to motion S4M-04874 in the name of Keith Brown (Air Passenger Duty), leave out from “with concern” to end and insert “the debate around the future of air passenger duty (APD); agrees that APD should be a tax exercised at a Scottish level by the Parliament as part of a federal UK, with tax powers and responsibilities shared between different levels of government in the UK; notes that returning the level of APD to 2007 levels as discussed in a recent York Aviation report would result in a loss of around £90 million to the Scottish Government, and calls on those who advocate such a change to set out their proposals to reduce public spending to match the reduction in tax receipts.”

*S4M-04874.3 Richard Baker: Air Passenger Duty—As an amendment to motion S4M-04874 in the name of Keith Brown (Air Passenger Duty), leave out from "the only way" to end and insert "the Scottish Government should work with Scottish airports and airlines operating in Scotland to explore what further incentives might be put in place to reduce carbon emissions in the industry; notes that the previous Scottish administration introduced the route development fund to bring new routes to Scottish airports; recognises that the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution recommended that APD should be devolved and that the Scotland Bill Committee found a strong case for devolving APD and that this will inform the work of the Devolution Commission; further recognises that APD on long-haul flights has already been devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly, and believes that devolution of APD to Scotland should form part of an immediate wider review of APD by the UK Government, which should, as a first step to addressing the current concerns over APD in Scotland, take immediate action to resolve the anomaly whereby passengers in Scotland pay APD twice through making journeys to UK hub airports.”

*S4M-04874.2 Alex Johnstone: Air Passenger Duty—As an amendment to motion S4M-04874 in the name of Keith Brown (Air Passenger Duty), leave out from "also notes" to end and insert "therefore encourages the UK Government to do what it can to help the industry, and calls on the Scottish Government to justify its refusal to use its existing powers to bring forward a suitable replacement for the route development fund."

*S4M-04874.1 Patrick Harvie: Air Passenger Duty—As an amendment to motion S4M-04874 in the name of Keith Brown (Air Passenger Duty), leave out from “the recent report” to end and insert “that greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation sector in Scotland have risen relentlessly and were 118% higher in 2009 than in 1990; considers that continual aviation growth is incompatible with the climate change targets that were agreed unanimously by the Parliament in 2008 and reaffirmed unanimously in 2012, and supports the use of financial measures such as air passenger duty, alongside other approaches, to restrain the growth of aviation emissions within limits that do not threaten the goal of a low-carbon Scotland.”

*S4M-04873 Linda Fabiani: 10th Anniversary of Scottish Language Dictionaries—That the Parliament acknowledges that 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of Scottish Language Dictionaries, formed in 2002 as a successor to A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the Scottish National Dictionary Association; recognises that Scottish Language Dictionaries aims to ensure the future of the writing, editing and compiling of Scots language dictionaries; commends its achievements, including the launch of the online Dictionary of the Scots Language and the expansion of its outreach programmes to promote Scots dictionaries to a wider audience and the building of relationships with schools, universities and community groups, and appreciates its commitment to increasing understanding, awareness and preservation of the Scots language.

Supported by: Aileen McLeod*, Brian Adam*, Bill Walker*, Joan McAlpine*, Graeme Dey*, John Finnie*, Liam McArthur*, Adam Ingram*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Drew Smith*, Colin Beattie*, Gordon MacDonald*, Rob Gibson*, Alison McInnes*, Jean Urquhart*, Malcolm Chisholm*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Roderick Campbell*

*S4M-04872 Kenneth Gibson: The 21st Century Hazards of Smoking and the Benefits of StoppingThat the Parliament highlights a recent study published by The Lancet of over 1.3 million women in the UK from 1940 to 2011 that analysed smoking habits and mortality; understands that, because smoking rates peaked in the 1940s, this study allows an accurate survey of the effects of prolonged smoking and cessation on mortality; notes that it indicated that, of the 30 most common causes of death, 23 increased significantly in smokers and that, if the results were combined with 2010 UK national death rates, 53% of smokers died before they reached 80 compared to 22% of never-smokers and that a smoker’s lifespan was shorter by 11 years on average; understands that the study suggests that the hazards of continuing smoking after age 40 are 10 times greater than quitting, and believes that, in order to reduce the harmful effects of smoking, it is important to target and improve cessation services.

Supported by: John Finnie*

*S4M-04871 Alison Johnstone: Gaza—That the Parliament condemns the missile attacks on Gaza by Israel, which have resulted in many deaths, including children; supports the call from the Secretary-General of the United Nations for an immediate de-escalation of tensions and for both sides to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law; believes that a repeat of the conflict four years ago in which an estimated 1,400 Palestinians died can be avoided; supports the efforts of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign to raise awareness of the rights of the Palestinian people, and calls on the UK Government to stop arms sales to Israel.

Supported by: Patrick Harvie*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Neil Findlay*, Christina McKelvie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Elaine Smith*, Linda Fabiani*, John Finnie*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret McDougall*, Alison McInnes*, Jim Eadie*, Richard Lyle*, Jean Urquhart*, David Torrance*

*S4M-04870 Kenneth Gibson: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women—That the Parliament welcomes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which will be marked on 25 November 2012; notes that this date was selected by women’s rights activists, and ultimately ratified by the UN General Assembly, to commemorate the assassination on that day in 1960 of three of the four Mirabel sisters, who were political dissidents in the Dominican Republic; unequivocally condemns domestic abuse and all other forms of violence against women and celebrates the courage shown by women of all ages and backgrounds who overcome violence to make extraordinary contributions to human society, from the 74-year-old Liberian president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who survived domestic abuse before becoming the first democratically elected female head of state in Africa, to 14-year-old Pakistani girls’ rights activist, Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by Taliban militants on 9 October 2012 for having spoken out in favour of a girl’s right to education and who, it believes, has subsequently become an inspiration for many around the world; believes that society is greatly enriched by the contribution made by such prominent women and millions of others in Scotland and throughout the international community, and considers that society is left all the more impoverished when it allows violence in any form to hinder any girl or woman from realising her full potential.

Supported by: Adam Ingram*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Patrick Harvie*, Joan McAlpine*, John Finnie*, Brian Adam*, Clare Adamson*, Dave Thompson*, Drew Smith*, Mike MacKenzie*, Liam McArthur*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Jean Urquhart*, David Torrance*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Elaine Smith*, Chic Brodie*

*S4M-04869 Stuart McMillan: Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland Celebrates 10 Years—That the Parliament congratulates Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) on 10 years as an independent charity supporting communities; understands that CBCS has 333 active volunteers who, in 2011 alone, worked 38,921 hours in providing 7,800 bereavement support sessions on a one-to-one basis and 65 hours per week of support by telephone; praises CBCS on its work in providing training to volunteers as well as bereavement e-courses for NHS staff; commends CBCS on its constant efforts to improve its services through developing high standard resources and training for volunteers so that they can provide special support to bereaved children as well as conduct research projects about the most effective means of providing support; understands that CBCS has developed a national phone line that offers immediate bereavement support for about 1,000 calls every month; acknowledges that CBCS provides services that help many people of all ages through difficult times in their lives, and wishes CBCS continued success in supporting bereaved people in Scotland in the future.

Supported by: Jean Urquhart*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-04868 Drumnadrochit War Memorial ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Bill Walker*, Mike MacKenzie*, Chic Brodie*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, John Wilson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Bill Kidd*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-04867 Road Safety Week ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04866 Introduction of the Glasgow Veterans Employment Programme (lodged on 16 November 2012) Patricia Ferguson*, David Torrance*, Hugh Henry*, Jackie Baillie*, Alex Fergusson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Hanzala Malik*, James Kelly*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-04865 Private Eye Comes to Kirriemuir ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Roderick Campbell*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Rob Gibson*, Jean Urquhart*, Bill Kidd*

S4M-04864 Open Your Eyes to Destitution in Scotland ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Marco Biagi*, Aileen McLeod*, Patrick Harvie*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, Gordon MacDonald*, Colin Beattie*, Christina McKelvie*, Rob Gibson*, Jean Urquhart*, David Torrance*, James Dornan*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Mary Fee*, Christine Grahame*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-04863 20 mph Pilot in the South Side of Edinburgh ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Marco Biagi*, Roderick Campbell*, John Mason*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Jean Urquhart*, Bill Kidd*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-04862 Congratulations to Harry on 50 Years of Trading in Shetland ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04861 Viewforth High School Tribute to Fallen Soldiers ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Stuart McMillan*, Brian Adam*, Bill Kidd*, Gordon MacDonald*, Mark McDonald*, Joan McAlpine*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, Murdo Fraser*, Roderick Campbell*, Rob Gibson*

S4M-04860 Wick Winner of Highland Employee Award ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Gordon MacDonald*, Richard Lyle*, Jean Urquhart*, Joan McAlpine*, David Torrance*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-04859 Dr Paul Eunson Wins Doctors Award at Scottish Health Awards 2012 ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Roderick Campbell*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Kevin Stewart*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*

S4M-04858 LadderLimb, Scottish Invention Beats Allcomers to UK Gold Award ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Hanzala Malik*, Jackie Baillie*, David Torrance*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04857 Migrants’ Rights Day ­(lodged on 16 November 2012) Hanzala Malik*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Chic Brodie*, Roderick Campbell*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Mary Fee*, Kevin Stewart*, Neil Findlay*, Liam McArthur*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Jean Urquhart*, Colin Beattie*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04856 Congratulating Denise James on Winning Scottish Health Award (lodged on 15 November 2012) Kevin Stewart*

S4M-04855 White Ribbon Campaign 16 Days of Action to Tackle Violence against Women ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret McDougall* R, Margaret McDougall*, Jean Urquhart*, Christine Grahame*, Christina McKelvie*

S4M-04854 Scotland’s First Trans Health Conference ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Lewis Macdonald*, Jean Urquhart*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04852 Congratulations to the Factory Skatepark ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04851 Congratulations to PRYDE, Young People’s Project of the Year (lodged on 15 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04850 DVLA Contract Awarded to the Post Office ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Alex Fergusson*, Jean Urquhart*, Christina McKelvie*

S4M-04849 Make No Bones about it, Staffies are Softer than You Think ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04848 Care About Kirrie ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Alison McInnes*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04846 Congratulations to Westray Auk Club ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04845 Congratulations to Elgin Youth Development Group ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04844 Commending the Bravery of RNLI Volunteers ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Christine Grahame*

S4M-04843 Mthunzi and Lilanda Initiative Supporting Young Zambians ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04842 Increasing Activity Levels among People with Long-term Conditions ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Hanzala Malik*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Bruce Crawford*, Richard Lyle*, John Mason*, Margaret McDougall*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04841 Congratulation to ACF Instructors ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*, Bill Walker*, Richard Lyle*, Joan McAlpine*, David Torrance*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-04837 Depend on Citizens Advice ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Patricia Ferguson*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Claudia Beamish*, Jean Urquhart*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04836 North East Student takes on World’s Toughest Assault Course (lodged on 15 November 2012) Marco Biagi*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04834 Chanel Métiers d’Art ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04833 A Fair Deal for Older People ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04831 Coalfields Regeneration Trust ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Christine Grahame*, Elaine Smith*

S4M-04829 Cumbernauld to Host World Disabled Team Cup ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04828 85th Annual STUC Women’s Conference ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Christine Grahame*, Elaine Smith*

S4M-04827 Mark Scott Leadership for Life Project ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04826 World Disabled Team Golf Cup in Cumbernauld ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Colin Keir*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04825 Alcohol Awareness Week ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Kezia Dugdale*

S4M-04824 NHS Grampian’s Volunteer of the Year ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04823 Selkirk Pop-up Shop ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04822 North West Resource Centre, the Star of Dumfries ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04821 Welcoming Glasgow’s Affordable Warmth Programme ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04820 Commonwealth Chess Championships ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04818 Broomhouse and North Sighthill Time Bank ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04817 Fraser of Allander Report on Citizens Advice Scotland ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) John Finnie*, Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Jean Urquhart*, Stewart Maxwell*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04816 Rock Trust Sleep Out Success ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04815 Previously... Scotland’s History Festival 2012 ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04813 Congratulations to Hospital Radio Perth ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04812 Kirriemuir Fiddle Festival, 40th Anniversary ­(lodged on 14 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04811 Congratulations to Hannah Nolan, UK Taekwondo Champion (lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04810 SQA Awards for North West Resource Centre ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04809 20 Years of the Poverty Alliance ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04807 Scotland’s First Catalan Film Festival ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04806 Induction of Andrew Watson to SFA Hall of Fame ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04805 Best Kept War Memorials 2012 ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04804 Maryhill Burgh Halls, 2012 GIA Design Award ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04803 Impact of the Mining Industry in Colombia ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04802 The Tobacco Industry Continues to Put Profit before People ­(lodged on 15 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04801 Success at the SQA Star Awards ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04800 George Rendall, Two Decades as St Magnus International Festival Chair ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04796 Scotland-Palestine Cooperation ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Christine Grahame*, Elaine Smith*

S4M-04795 Family Support in the Calton ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04794 20 Years of Zero Tolerance Campaigns ­(lodged on 13 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Kezia Dugdale*, Neil Findlay*, Aileen McLeod*, Jean Urquhart*, Stewart Maxwell*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04792 Climbing for Charity ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04789 SCDI Award Win for Bearsden Academy ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04788 Quality in Business ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04786 The Scarf 2012 ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04785 20,000 Celebrate Christmas Countdown in Paisley ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04784 Shetland Pupil Top School Student in Scotland ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04783 Congratulating the 2012 Oil & Gas UK Award Winners ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04781 Student Union of the Year ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Jean Urquhart*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04780 Congratulations to David Kirkpatrick of Auchenbainzie, Thornhill (lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04779 Lessons from Basque Businesses ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04777 Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Bangladeshi Association ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04776 Grampian Launches Autism Alert Card ­(lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04775 Motherwell Youth Voice, Truth About Youth Awards 2012 ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04774 Congratulations to Emile Sandé ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04773 Scotland Sings ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*, Bill Kidd*, Aileen McLeod*, David Torrance*, Brian Adam*, Liam McArthur*, Joan McAlpine*, Mark McDonald*, Gordon MacDonald*, Stuart McMillan*, Colin Beattie*, George Adam*, Rob Gibson*, Christine Grahame*, Kevin Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-04772 Retirement of Badminton Star Susan Egelstaff ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04771 Falls: Measuring the Impact on Older People ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*, Stewart Maxwell*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04770 Improving Skills and Confidence of Young Men ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04769 Partners in Play ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04768 Congratulating ng homes ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04767 Study into the Genetic Background of Red Hair ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*, Stewart Maxwell*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04766 Commendation of the Almond Mains Initiative ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04765 Congratulations to Scottish Military Research Group ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Graeme Dey*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04764 Homecoming Parade for RAF Lossiemouth Personnel ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04763 Never too Old to Learn ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04762 Guide Dog Fundraising ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04761 Gaelic Language Education ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04760 DRC Generations ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04759 The Use of Video-conferencing ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04758 World Diabetes Day 2012 ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*, Christine Grahame*

S4M-04757.1 Adverse Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the Workingage Population ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04757 Adverse Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease on the Working-age Population ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04756 Furniture Plus Earns Revolve Accreditation ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04755 Lung Cancer Awareness Month ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04753 Carbon Target Hit ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04752 Top Place for Old Kilpatrick Resident ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Colin Keir*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04751 Clydebank Co-op Christmas Appeal ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04750 Pink Ladies 1st ­(lodged on 09 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*

S4M-04749 Future of Hearts FC in Doubt ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Colin Keir*

S4M-04747 Livingston’s Continuing Association with WL Gore Associates UK (lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04746 Congratulations to Falkirk-based Alexander Dennis Ltd ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04745 Making Headway for 30 Years ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04744 Congratulations to Gartmore Community Trust ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04743 Congratulating Glasgow’s Early Years Early Action Group ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04742 Book Week, 26 November to 2 December ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04741 Ivory Worship, Growth of Illicit Ivory Trade ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04738 Further Incidents of Self-immolation in Tibet ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04736 Congratulations to Ackergill Tower, Wick ­(lodged on 07 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04734 New Energy Apprenticeships in Highlands ­(lodged on 07 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04724 Edinburgh ActionAid Tax Justice Campaign ­(lodged on 08 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04723 Congratulating the Fife Energy Park on its Success in Creating a Centre for Renewable Energy Excellence ­(lodged on 07 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*

S4M-04722 Dumbarton’s Route 81 Youth Project Receives Big Lottery Funding ­(lodged on 07 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04717 Conflict-Free Glasgow University ­(lodged on 06 November 2012) Jean Urquhart*, Alison Johnstone*

S4M-04714 Congratulating Cait Lennox ­(lodged on 06 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04701 Congratulating Maggie’s Fife on its Sixth Anniversary ­(lodged on 06 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04700 Glasgow City FC Presented with the Scottish Women’s Premier League Trophy ­(lodged on 06 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04699 Orkney Renewable Energy Forum Looks for Electricity Grid Solutions ­(lodged on 06 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04697 Congratulations to Kirsty ­(lodged on 06 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04692 Celebrating Glasgow Airport Flightpath Fund ­(lodged on 05 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04689 Glasgow Disability Sport ­(lodged on 05 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04688 Congratulations to Dr Winifred Ewing ­(lodged on 05 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04686 40,000 People Celebrate in Paisley ­(lodged on 05 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04680 Paisley Gilmour Street Staff On-track at ScotRail Awards ­(lodged on 05 November 2012) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-04677.1 Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (lodged on 12 November 2012) Jamie Hepburn*

S4M-04334 Stop Refugee Destitution ­(lodged on 02 October 2012) Malcolm Chisholm*

S4M-04193 Recognising Contalmaison as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (lodged on 18 September 2012) John Finnie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Clare Adamson*, Jim Eadie*

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