Section F: Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are usually printed the day after lodging. When an amendment is lodged, then the original motion will be republished alongside it.

Each Monday, this section also contains motions and amendments that have been lodged the previous week and are still live and those 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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted.

Support for motions or amendments that have already been published is shown at the end of this section.

Motions and amendments can be published with various symbols:

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before the number indicates publication for the first time

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around a section of text indicate changes to previously published material

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a motion lodged for members’ business that has received the required level of cross-party support

a motion lodged for members’ business that has not yet received the required level of cross-party support

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a member has declared a registered interest

The Parliamentary Bureau periodically deletes motions or amendments that are over six weeks old and not scheduled for debate.

Questions regarding this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk.

New and altered motions and amendments

*S4M-13760 Hanzala Malik: Glasgow’s Bid to Attract Scotland’s First Direct Flight to China—That the Parliament understands that competition has intensified between Glasgow and Edinburgh airports as both bid to secure direct flights to China; notes reports that, in order to boost exports and drive both tourism and investment, both the Scottish Government and Scotland’s business sector are eager to attract a Chinese-based carrier; believes that, with the city having the largest Chinese community in Scotland, Glasgow Airport is very capable of handling such flights, and wishes it the best of luck.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13759♦ Graeme Pearson: Support for Families Affected by Murder and Culpable Homicide—That the Parliament recognises the work of organisations such as the Moira Fund and PETAL in supporting people who have experienced the deaths of family members through murder and culpable homicide; further recognises the work of family liaison officers, Victim Support Scotland and Victim Information and Advice in helping victims of crime; believes however that there can be gaps in provision as victims’ families are passed from one organisation to another; considers that one-to-one support, such as that offered in England by Victim Support’s Homicide Service has greatly improved the support available to families by providing help in dealing with official agencies, arranging funerals, liaising with court officials, arranging counselling and providing ongoing support, and notes the view that families affected by such crimes in South Scotland and across the country would greatly benefit if a similar dedicated support service was established.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Jayne Baxter*, Ken Macintosh*, Drew Smith*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13758 Sarah Boyack: Move On Edinburgh Awarded an £18,862 Grant—That the Parliament congratulates Move On’s Edinburgh office on being awarded £18,862 by the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Grants Programme; understands that this will cover the costs of a financial inclusion peer education service to help support young people; notes that Move On is a charity that aims to support people affected by homelessness, particularly vulnerable young people; considers that it offers excellent choice across a wide range of services to help prevent homelessness, and wishes Move On luck with its new service.

*S4M-13757 Sarah Boyack: The Yard Adventure Centre Awarded a £10,000 Grant—That the Parliament congratulates The Yard adventure centre in Edinburgh on being awarded £10,000 by the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Grant Programme; understands that this will provide staff and running costs to start an additional respite club for children aged 10 to 14; understands that the centre offers an excellent indoor and outdoor adventure playground for children and young people with disabilities; celebrates its aim to allow disabled children to enjoy the experience of play, and wishes The Yard luck with the new club.

*S4M-13756 Stuart McMillan: Port Glasgow’s Comet—That the Parliament congratulates everyone involved with the repair and restoration of the replica of the paddle steamer, Comet, which is being carried out by Inverclyde Community Development Trust in partnership with Inverclyde Council’s Future Jobs Fund; understands that this involves six local men aged between 18 and 29 who are learning new skills while playing their part in preserving a famous piece of Port Glasgow’s history; believes that the Comet, which was built at John Wood’s yard in the town for Sir Henry Bell in 1812, was Europe’s first commercially successful steamship; recognises that a replica has been on proud display in the town centre for many years, and considers that this work will ensure that its legacy, after more than 200 years, lives on.

Supported by: Michael Russell*, Rob Gibson*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Clare Adamson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Nigel Don*, Angus MacDonald*, Alex Rowley*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13755 Kevin Stewart: Chancellor Fleecing the Poor While Featherbedding the Very Rich—That the Parliament notes the comments by Paul Johnson of the Institute of Fiscal Studies about the recent UK Budget that “the changes overall are regressive – taking much more from poorer households than richer ones” and that “unequivocally, tax credit recipients in work will be made worse off by measures in the Budget”; believes that what the Chancellor called the national living wage is a smoke-and-mirrors confidence trick that is being used as a headline-grabber to hide the fact that he is drastically reducing tax credits and removing vital income support away from low-income families; understands that it is estimated that a lone parent with two children working 16 hours-a-week on the minimum wage would gain just over £400 from the national living wage, but would lose £860 from tax credit changes in 2016-17; believes that this is a regressive Budget that is an attack on the most vulnerable in society; considers that it will fleece the poor while featherbedding the very rich, and condemns the Conservative Chancellor for what it sees as him continuing to adhere to a regressive austerity agenda, which is making the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Dennis Robertson*, Christina McKelvie*, Joan McAlpine*, Mike MacKenzie*, Clare Adamson*, Richard Lyle*, Graeme Dey*, Stuart McMillan*, Nigel Don*, Bill Kidd*, John Mason*

*S4M-13754 John Mason: Inheritance Tax—That the Parliament notes the Chancellor’s decision to increase the inheritance tax threshold from £325,000 to £500,000 per person; understands that this means homes worth up to £1 million will be able to be passed down to children free of tax; considers inheritance tax to be an important method of redistributing wealth from the richest to the poorest and therefore makes society less unequal; notes the view that this decision is particularly inappropriate at a time of welfare and other budget cuts, and believes that the latest UK Government Budget should be deplored for increasing the gap between rich and poor.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Stuart McMillan*, Christina McKelvie*, Clare Adamson*, Neil Findlay*, Jackie Baillie*, Colin Beattie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Jean Urquhart*, Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-13753 Patricia Ferguson: Glasgow Wins Prestigious European Award—That the Parliament welcomes the news that Glasgow has been awarded European Entrepreneurial Region status at the European Entrepreneurial Region Awards; understands that this is a prestigious award given to regions with the best strategies for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation among small and medium enterprises; further understands that the other regions awarded on this occasion were Lombardia in Italy and Malopolska in Poland; believes that this is only the second time that a city has won the award, after Lisbon; notes that the winners are chosen by a jury consisting of members of EU institutions and business associations, and commends Glasgow City Council and all those involved in helping Glasgow attain this award.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, Jackie Baillie*, Alex Rowley*, Anne McTaggart*, Hanzala Malik*, Drew Smith*, Margaret McCulloch*

*S4M-13752 John Mason: The Real Living Wage—That the Parliament notes that the living wage is formulated by an independent cost-of-living calculation conducted by the Centre for Research in Social Policy; understands that this calculation seeks to work out what wage a person needs to earn in order to live; believes that the meaning of the term "living wage" should not be subverted as it considers is being attempted by the Chancellor; considers that £7.20 cannot be described as a national living wage; understands that a recent study by KPMG showed that increasing the minimum wage of £6.50 to the living wage of £7.85 would lift six million people out of poverty, and hopes that in future all workers will be able to earn at least enough to live on.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Neil Findlay*, Jackie Baillie*, Stuart McMillan*, Alex Rowley*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Jean Urquhart*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Gordon MacDonald*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, Angus MacDonald*

*S4M-13751 Colin Keir: Forth Bridge World Heritage Status—That the Parliament welcomes the decision by UNESCO at its meeting in Bonn on 5 July 2015 to designate the Forth Bridge as a World Heritage site; notes that the bridge is Scotland’s sixth recipient of this prestigious award, alongside Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns, St Kilda, New Lanark, the Antonine Wall and Neolithic Orkney; congratulates the Forth Bridges Forum on what it considers the major part that it played in taking the application forward, as well as the community groups and government agencies that also played a role; welcomes what it believes will be the subsequent economic impact that will come from tourism and other visitors; notes that it was designed by Benjamin Baker and John Fowler and built by the main contractor, William Arrol; believes that it remains an icon of both Scottish engineering and of high-international significance; acknowledges that, while the awarding of this status is a cause for celebration, 57 workers died between 1883 and 1890 while it was being constructed; welcomes this status being awarded on the 125th anniversary of the opening of bridge, and considers this highly appropriate ahead of 2016 being named as Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

Supported by: Graeme Pearson*, Clare Adamson*, Angus MacDonald*

*S4M-13750 Colin Beattie: Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust Awarded £6,040—That the Parliament congratulates the Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust on receiving £6,040 from the Big Lottery Fund; understands that the group plans to use this to run a toddler group and two healthy walking groups for the community; believes that it aims to achieve sustainable regeneration in the area through addressing the economic, social, environmental and cultural needs of the people, and wishes the group well.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-13749 Elaine Smith: Possible Redundancies at Abellio ScotRail—That the Parliament notes with concern the recent proposals by Abellio ScotRail to reduce its workforce; understands that the Dutch firm, Abellio, won the franchise for Scotland’s rail network in October 2014, with a contract guaranteeing no compulsory redundancies; believes that letters offering staff the chance to join a voluntary leavers’ scheme have now been circulated to engineering, clerical, management and train-care staff; agrees with the RMT that this is "redundancy by stealth"; is concerned at what it sees as both an inadequate assessment of staffing needs and a poor approach to industrial relations that have led to the company recently announcing reductions to its Sunday service; believes that this shows that the best option for rail in Scotland is a return to the public sector; urges Abellio to retract its letter, and calls on the Scottish Government to meet the rail unions to discuss this situation as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jayne Baxter*, Jackie Baillie*, Neil Findlay*

*S4M-13748 Christina McKelvie: English Votes for English Laws—That the Parliament condemns the UK Government’s plans for so-called English votes for English laws in the House of Commons; believes that these proposals will establish a two-tier MP system that would lead to Scotland’s members having less power than their counterparts in English constituencies; considers that the Prime Minister has been unable to bring clarity to what an "English-only" matter would be; notes what it sees as the concerns from the majority of Scotland’s MPs that such a system could block them from voting on matters that impact on Scotland’s budget; understands that the UK Government plans to introduce English-only votes by amending the standing orders of the House of Commons, without the necessity for legislation or lengthy debate; believes that an issue of such magnitude must be properly considered, scrutinised and debated; understands that 56 out of Scotland’s 59 MPs have said that they will not vote on England-based legislation that has no financial impact on Scotland, and urges the Prime Minister to either rethink his plans or to allow the House of Commons the opportunity to properly debate and scrutinise the proposals.

Supported by: Rob Gibson*, Clare Adamson*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Angus MacDonald*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-13747 Kevin Stewart: Summer Reading Challenge—That the Parliament notes that local authorities across Scotland are participating in the 2015 Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages primary school children to visit a library at least three times over the summer holidays and read least six books; welcomes the news that Aberdeen City Council is holding a Pledge Day on 11 July, at which children will be encouraged to make a pledge to take up the challenge; notes that this year’s theme is called Record Breakers and that an attempt will be made to set a world record for most reading pledges made; warmly welcomes this coinciding with what it considers the excellent Butterflies on the Move literary sculpture tour reaching Aberdeen, and supports the summer reading initiatives across Scotland, which encourage people to take advantage of excellent public libraries.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*

*S4M-13746 Kevin Stewart: Congratulations to ACVO—That the Parliament congratulates Aberdeen Council for Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) on winning the Committed to Excellence Award at the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence ceremony, which was organised by Quality Scotland; recognises what it sees as the efforts of the ACVO’s splendid staff and volunteers, who do so much across the city, and wishes all at ACVO all the best in their future endeavours.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*, Nigel Don*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Hanzala Malik*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Nanette Milne*

*S4M-13745 Bill Kidd: Oor Kirsty Does It Again—That the Parliament congratulates Kirsty Rafferty on making it through to the final round of the Sodexo Barista competition 2015; understands that, during the hotly-contested heats, her presentation, technical skills and signature drink were all highly praised; expresses its appreciation to Kirsty on what it considers the positive and professional manner in which she represents the Parliament, and wishes her well in the Grand Final on 21 October.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Neil Findlay*, Linda Fabiani*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Colin Keir*, Jean Urquhart*, Kevin Stewart*, Drew Smith*, Margaret McCulloch*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Christine Grahame*, Rob Gibson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Chic Brodie*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, Anne McTaggart*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jackie Baillie*, Hanzala Malik*, Murdo Fraser*, Jamie McGrigor*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jim Hume*

*S4M-13744 James Kelly: Durie’s Boxing Club, Rutherglen—That the Parliament welcomes the news that Durie’s Boxing Club in Rutherglen has been saved, thanks, it understands, to a donation from a supporter; recognises what it sees as the work that the club does in the area in promoting leisure and sport; believes that a lack of funding still exposes the club to risk, and backs its drive for further donations.

Supported by: Neil Findlay*, Colin Beattie*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13743 Patricia Ferguson: Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Presented to the Possilpark Summer Camp Group—That the Parliament congratulates the Possilpark Summer Camp Group on receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; believes that this award is the equivalent of an MBE for groups; understands that the Possilpark group was founded in 1976 and raises funds every year to take a group of young people from the area on a positive, healthy and confidence-building holiday; notes in particular the contribution of volunteers such as Sadie Gordon, who has been with the project since its inception; understands that, in July 2015, a group of 32 young people will go to the Bonaly Outdoor Centre near Edinburgh; commends the board and volunteers who work hard every year to make sure that the project is a success, and hopes that all of the young people have a safe and enjoyable trip this summer.

Supported by: Kevin Stewart*, Drew Smith*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13742♦ Anne McTaggart: Lack of Funding for UK Deaf Sport—That the Parliament notes with disappointment that players in the British Men’s Deaf Football Team had to raise all the monies required to cover the costs of travel and accommodation to allow them to compete in the finals in the European Deaf Football Championships 2015 in Hanover as there is no financial support from the Football Association or UK Sport; further notes that the British Men’s Deaf Football Team finished in third place; understands that UK Deaf Sport does not qualify for any funding as deaf athletes have never been designated Paralympians; believes that the 2012 Olympics in London was a disaster for deaf sportsmen and women following the withdrawal of funding of £42,000 at the time by the UK Government, which was distributed by UK Sport in order to allow greater focus on athletes competing in the Beijing and London Games; considers this funding gap to be discriminatory and unacceptable as there are more than 10 million people who are deaf and hard of hearing in the UK, yet participation in sport by people who are deaf is much lower than average, and notes calls for the UK Government to address this issue and establish funding for deaf athletes to increase participation and provide equal opportunities for athletes with all disabilities.

Supported by: Graeme Pearson*, Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, Margaret McCulloch*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Ken Macintosh*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Simpson*, Hanzala Malik*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13741 Bruce Crawford: Congratulations to Fabb Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates Fabb Scotland, which is based in Callander, on receiving £24,700 from the Scottish Government’s Legacy 2014 Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund, which it understands will be used towards encouraging physical activity in the local area and providing vital support to local social enterprise.

*S4M-13740 Cara Hilton: Dunfermline Man is Driver of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates the Dunfermline bus driver, Brian Mackie, on winning the East Scotland Bus Driver of the Year contest for a third time; understands that the competition involves both a practical test and a theory exam to demonstrate all the key skills needed for a bus driver; is impressed by what it sees as the consistently high quality of bus drivers in the east of Scotland; welcomes their focus on both customer service and safety, and wishes Brian luck for the National Driver of the Year finals, to be held in Blackpool in September 2015.

Supported by: Neil Findlay*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Simpson*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, David Stewart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13739# Linda Fabiani: 100 Years of Women in Policing—That the Parliament notes that 2015 marks 100 years of women in policing, following Edith Smith being appointed in August 1915 as the first female officer in the UK with full powers of arrest; notes that this milestone is being celebrated by Police Scotland with a series of events around the country; thanks the retired officers, Dorothy Parker and Barbara McInally, who are both from East Kilbride, for sharing their memorabilia and memories at what it considers a successful event in the town, which was hosted by Police Scotland Lanarkshire Division on 22 June, and recognises the diverse policing roles that women now hold and the positive role women officers have played, and continue to play, in keeping everyone safe in their communities.

Supported by: Graeme Pearson*, Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Margaret Mitchell*, Chic Brodie*, John Mason*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Drew Smith*, Anne McTaggart*, Christina McKelvie*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Joan McAlpine*, Elaine Murray*, Jim Hume*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*

*S4M-13738 Rob Gibson: Prof Baikie Awarded Swan Medal—That Parliament congratulates the Caithness-based scientist, Professor Ian Baikie, on receiving what it considers the prestigious Swan Medal from the Institute of Physics for his development of Kelvin Probe (KP) technology; understands that Professor Baikie set up his business in Wick in 2000 and commends this important work; considers him a credit to scientific advancement, and wishes him and everyone who works at KP technologies every success for the future.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Chic Brodie*, Roderick Campbell*, Mary Scanlon*, Michael Russell*, Richard Lyle*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jean Urquhart*, Bill Kidd*, Elaine Murray*, Joan McAlpine*, Hanzala Malik*

*S4M-13737 Bill Kidd: Duke of Edinburgh Awards Ceremony—That the Parliament congratulates all 1,253 young people, a record, on receiving a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award in 2015; further congratulates Julie McElroy on her involvement in this year’s ceremony when she presented an award to one of this year’s young recipients; Julie is considered to be a notable disability activist and role model for young disabled people and is also a Gold Award holder; considers that the Duke of Edinburgh Award is a catalyst for young people, helping them in their future career path, and wishes all involved every success in the future.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Chic Brodie*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jean Urquhart*, Hanzala Malik*, Elaine Murray*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-13736 Mike MacKenzie: Switched on Shetland—That the Parliament congratulates Shetland Islands Council on being awarded the Connect Project Delivery Award at Holyrood’s 2015 ICT Connect Awards; understands that the Connect Awards recognise innovation and celebrates excellence in public sector organisations; acknowledges that Shetland Islands Council received the award for demonstrating best practice in the successful development and delivery of a resilient wireless network; notes that the prize was awarded for the team’s work on replacing the Pathfinder system, which was switched off in 2014 after six years of providing connections to council properties across the isles; believes that the replacement network was described as innovative, cost-effective and flexible and was created using commercial masts, fibre and satellite technology, linking around 60 sites from Unst to Fair Isle; commends what it sees as the hard work and creativity used to develop a solution, despite several challenges, and hopes that others will seek inspiration from Shetland Islands Council’s ICT Service in demonstrating best practice in the successful delivery of an ICT project.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Kevin Stewart*, Rob Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, Graeme Dey*, Chic Brodie*, Jackie Baillie*, Dennis Robertson*, Jean Urquhart*, Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Hanzala Malik*, John Finnie*

*S4M-13735 Mark McDonald: Welcoming Drugs Action’s Culture Changers Project—That the Parliament welcomes Drugs Action’s (DA) Culture Changers project; understands that DA is a registered charity providing a range of services to people affected by drug and alcohol issues in the north east for nearly 30 years, believes that the new project will have a young persons-led community action approach to achieve and influence change in two pilot communities, one in Aberdeen City and one in Aberdeenshire; understands that the project will involve a team of young volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds; believes that accredited volunteer schemes will ensure that time spent as a Culture Changer is recognised and accredited; considers that DA has made a positive contribution to the quality of life in the north east, and hopes that the Culture Changers project is a success.

*S4M-13734 Mike MacKenzie: Moray Students Selected for Italian Opportunity—That the Parliament congratulates the three Moray School of Art students who have been selected to take part in the 2015 Scotland + Venice learning programme; understands that this initiative provides young art students and recent graduates with opportunities to develop their skills and make contacts at La Biennale di Venezia, which is the largest art exhibition in the world; notes that the students, Julija Astasonoka, who is originally from Latvia but now lives in Elgin, Hester Grant from Inverness and Amanda Lightbody from Stonehaven, are studying for a BA (Hons) in fine art with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI); further notes that they have been given the opportunity to spend a month at the Venice event between May and September; recognises that they are part of a team of 28 Scotland-based students and graduates who are overseeing the daily set up of an exhibition by the Scottish artist, Graham Fagen, and providing visitors with information about Graham and his work; acknowledges that this is the first time the Scotland + Venice learning programme has hosted UHI students, and welcomes what it sees as this wonderful opportunity for students from Scotland to acquire professional skills that are highly relevant to their chosen field.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*, Chic Brodie*, Nanette Milne*, Mary Scanlon*, Anne McTaggart*, Christina McKelvie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Jamie McGrigor*, Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, Hanzala Malik*, John Finnie*

*S4M-13733♦ Hanzala Malik: Customs Delays at Glasgow Airport—That the Parliament notes with concern the reported delays in the release of imported perishable goods, such as fruit and vegetables, at Glasgow Airport; understands that, in order to avoid costly delays, businesses in Scotland that import such items have been forced to use airports outside of the country, and notes the view that, so more revenue is not lost to the Scottish economy, UK customs need to look into the problems as a matter of urgency.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, David Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-13732 Mary Scanlon: Boots, Macmillan Palliative Care and NHS Highland Partnership—That the Parliament welcomes the progress of the Skye palliative care partnership, which involves Boots, Macmillan Palliative Care and NHS Highland Partnership; understands that it is a first of its kind in rural Scotland as it enables patients in Skye and Lochalsh to access specialist services of Macmillan Palliative Care rural pharmacists through the Boots store in Portree; considers the partnership an example of good practice by providing patients receiving medication in rural areas with vital assistance, advice and support tailored to their specific needs; notes the recent research from the University of Strathclyde suggesting that this innovative partnership has had a significant impact on patient care, and believes that it can serve as a model of patient care that should be explored in other rural areas throughout Scotland where appropriate.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Jackson Carlaw*, Dennis Robertson*, John Lamont*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jackie Baillie*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jamie McGrigor*, Cameron Buchanan*, Jean Urquhart*

*S4M-13731 Patricia Ferguson: Royston Spire Design Contest—That the Parliament congratulates Isabel and Clara Garriga, from Holmes Miller Architects, on winning the Royston Spire Design Contest; notes that the Rosemount Development Trust, along with the Glasgow Institute of Architects, sought lighting schemes for the spire in preparation for the upcoming demolition of nearby flats in Roystonhill; further notes that the Garriga sisters’ design was selected from a shortlist of five; understands that the main features include lighting to illuminate each of the four clock faces, with twelve rings around it that will light up sequentially as the clock strikes the hour; highlights that the clock faces are not currently operational but that the innovative rings design will mean the spire once again functions as a clock tower, and believes that, following the demolition of the flats, this design will help renew Royston Spire’s prominence on the Glasgow skyline.

*S4M-13730 Claudia Beamish: Baby-friendly Lanarkshire—That the Parliament praises the health visiting teams in NHS Lanarkshire for their reaccreditation with the Baby Friendly Award from UNICEF; understands that this award is part of a global programme that provides a practical way for health services to improve the care for all mothers and babies; recognises that it is given to services that best protect, promote and support breastfeeding; celebrates reports that all of the mothers interviewed said they were “very happy with their care”, and values the breastfeeding assistants and community mother volunteers who provide support across Lanarkshire.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, David Stewart*, Elaine Murray*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Stuart McMillan*, Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*, Richard Simpson*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Bill Kidd*, Graeme Pearson*

*S4M-13729 Elaine Smith: Helping Patients into Work—That the Parliament recognises what it considers the unique garden project involving patients in the Glencairn Rehabilitation Unit in Coatbridge; understands that it aims to deliver vocational training in order to bring stability, structure and routine into the lives of patients; acknowledges that patients at the unit, which is at Coathill Hospital, receive treatment for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other anxiety conditions; understands that the project has seen many patients build a garden on the grounds of hospital and that there have been early indications that those involved have benefitted from increased self-esteem, greater confidence and a heightened ability to concentrate; recognises that the garden features a shed, greenhouse, wild flower meadow and an outdoor classroom to be used for teaching and relaxation; appreciates that the project was funded by the NHS Lanarkshire Endowment Fund, which was set up to target the costs of non-medical initiatives; congratulates the staff and patients at the unit for their work and commitment to the project, and welcomes plans around Scotland for further initiatives such as this.

Supported by: Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*, David Stewart*, Elaine Murray*, Dennis Robertson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jackie Baillie*, Jean Urquhart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*, Richard Simpson*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*

*S4M-13728 Christine Grahame: Books not Bombs—That the Parliament supports the Send My Friend to School campaign, which has been run since 2005 by the UK coalition of the Global Campaign for Education; understands that some 58 million children in the developing world still have access to little or no education; notes that this is despite the Millennium Development Goal that was agreed in 2000, which aimed to ensure that every child would be able to benefit from at least primary level education by 2015; understands that, at the current rate of progress, it could take until 2086 to achieve this goal; congratulates the children of Cuiken Primary School in Penicuik for raising awareness of the campaign,10 years since its inception, and calls on the original 180 signatories, and indeed all developed countries, to honour their commitments to support all young people into education.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Roderick Campbell*, Chic Brodie*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Patrick Harvie*, Alex Rowley*, Dennis Robertson*, Bill Kidd*, Hanzala Malik*, John Finnie*

*S4M-13727 Richard Simpson: St Ninian’s Primary School’s Run a Mile Initiative—That the Parliament congratulates the staff and pupils at St Ninian’s Primary School in Stirling on their initiative, Run a Mile, which has been credited with improving their health and stamina; notes that this innovative scheme involves pupils walking or running a mile around a specially-built circuit outside the playground every day; welcomes this extra 15-minute daily mile of exercise being in addition to PE classes, and further welcomes the news that a number of other schools are now looking at copying the scheme.

*S4M-13725 James Dornan: Congratulations to Kirsten Jackson on her Hair Raising Fundraising Efforts—That the Parliament congratulate Kirsten Jackson on her fundraising endeavours; notes that she recently raised £692 by having 14 inches of her hair cut off for The Little Princess Trust, which make wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment; understands that Kirsten was inspired to act after watching her father who, because he had oesophageal cancer, had to come to terms with the possibility of losing his hair; believes that this experience has driven Kirsten to do what she can to help the children not have to worry about their hair falling out and to focus on getting better; considers her fundraising and general attitude towards helping children in her community to be worthy of praise; congratulates her on her efforts, and wishes her every success in her future fundraising.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Kevin Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike MacKenzie*, Chic Brodie*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, James Kelly*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-13724 Bill Kidd: Macmillan Information and Support Services Comes to Glasgow Anniesland—That the Parliament welcomes the promotion of cancer information and support services at Anniesland Library and Scotstoun Leisure Centre by Macmillan Support Services; recognises what it sees as the importance of this information and understands that it will be used to provide support to patients and families affected by cancer; celebrates Macmillan’s continuing intention to raise awareness of how to deal with cancer and to further educate and help support those people living with the various types of what it believes is this pernicious condition; believes Macmillan to be dedicated and that it works hard toward helping people living with cancer, and congratulates everyone at the library and the leisure centre on their recognition of the importance of raising awareness of cancer and providing venues for this information to be disseminated.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Roderick Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Nigel Don*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*

*S4M-13723 Cara Hilton: Dunfermline Woods to Become Nature Hub—That the Parliament celebrates the provision of funding for development of the Calais Muir woodlands in Dunfermline; understands that the project, which will begin in August 2015, will provide signposts, information points and three designated walking routes through the woods; looks forward to the establishment of art installations to complement the area’s natural beauty; believes that the education trail will be of benefit to the area’s schoolchildren by providing a chance to learn more about the natural world first-hand, and wishes the countryside ranger, Lyn Strachan, all the best with the development.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Richard Simpson*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Jayne Baxter*, Patricia Ferguson*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, Hanzala Malik*, Liz Smith*, Jean Urquhart*

*S4M-13722 James Dornan: Congratulations to Anna Brogan and Maia Lumsden from Glasgow on their Wimbledon Wins—That the Parliament congratulates Anna Brogan from Newlands in Glasgow on her victory in the first round of the Girls’ singles at Wimbledon; understands that she comprehensively defeated the world number one, Australian Open holder and 2014 Wimbledon finalist, Marketa Vondrousova from the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-2; notes that this was followed by Maia Lumsden, who is also from Glasgow, defeating the third seed, Dalma Galfi from Hungary; considers the future of Scottish tennis to be bright, and wishes Anna and Maia continued success at the Wimbledon championships and in their future tennis careers.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Jean Urquhart*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Drew Smith*, Anne McTaggart*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Hanzala Malik*, Gordon MacDonald*

*S4M-13721 John Wilson: Visibility Big Lottery Fund—That the Parliament congratulates Visibility on being awarded £434,647 from the Big Lottery Fund over five years; understands that this will be used to offer information and support to families, children and young people affected by sight loss; recognises that Visibility has established four new jobs, and hopes that it will continue to carry out its hard work in supporting people who are blind or partially sighted across various communities in North and South Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Argyll and Bute, Dunbartonshire and Dumfries and Galloway.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Elaine Murray*, John Finnie*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Dey*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Jean Urquhart*, Roderick Campbell*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-13720 John Pentland: The Men of Cambusnethan, Morningside and Newmains during the Great War—That the Parliament congratulates the Motherwell-based Lanarkshire Family History Society on receiving a grant of £8,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund; applauds the society for its project, The Men of Cambusnethan, Morningside and Newmains during the Great War, which aims to record the names of soldiers who left the towns to fight in the conflict; understands that the grant will be used to develop several publications on the society’s work on naming the war dead and that a DVD on family and military histories will be produced as a permanent resource; believes that the society has worked tirelessly on several projects that aim to ensure that future generations will be able to access its research; understands that a series of community talks will also be presented, and wishes the society well with this project and in its future endeavours.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Colin Beattie*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, David Stewart*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13719 Patrick Harvie: Greece Votes No to Austerity—That the Parliament congratulates the people of Greece on their decision to vote No by 61.3% to 38.7% in their referendum on 5 July 2015; regards this result as a powerful rejection of the economics of austerity and a demand for a democratic Europe; considers that the EU institutions have a responsibility now to return to the negotiating table with a willingness to develop a response to the humanitarian crisis in Greece and to rebuild an economy that works for the interests of European citizens; believes that substantial debt relief must form a central part of this response; further believes that the failure to offer such a response will call into question the democratic basis of the EU, and calls on the Scottish Government to send a message of unambiguous support to the Greek Government and people at this moment of crisis.

Supported by: Christine Grahame*, Neil Findlay*, Alison Johnstone*, Richard Lyle*, Chic Brodie*, John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart*

*S4M-13718 Mary Scanlon: Asda Carrier Bag Fund £33,000 Loan to North Highland Radio—That the Parliament commends Asda on the first round of funding from its carrier bag loan fund; understands that the supermarket is investing in local communities by using the proceeds from the 5p carrier bag charge to support social enterprises, the first project of this type in the UK; welcomes news that North Highland Radio (NHR) has benefited from a £33,000 loan; notes that NHR is an Alness-based community radio station that was established just over a year ago and provides a wide range of specialist and local programmes and is staffed and managed by 40 volunteers from all backgrounds across the north Highlands; understands that NHR will pay no interest for the first year as part of the fund’s criteria and that interest paid after year one will be further invested to support more good causes; believes that the fund aims to provide investment capital of between £10,000 and £50,000 for new social enterprises, meeting a gap in the current market for small loans, and commends Asda for this scheme and the opportunities that it will deliver to groups using it.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Kevin Stewart*, Jayne Baxter*, Jamie McGrigor*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-13717 Christian Allard: 27th Anniversary of the Piper Alpha Disaster—That the Parliament remembers the 167 men who tragically lost their lives 27 years ago on Piper Alpha; notes that Piper Alpha was a large fixed platform on the Piper oilfield, 193km north-east of Aberdeen, and that on 6 July 1988 a leaking gas valve started a fire that was then fed fresh fuel from ruptured pipework; understands that a massive fireball subsequently engulfed the platform, which led to machinery and steelwork being melted and making evacuation by safety vessels and helicopters impossible; notes that two rescue workers and 165 of the 226 people on board died, with 30 bodies never recovered; understands that the Pound for Piper Memorial Trust still accepts donations for the annual upkeep of the Piper Alpha memorial garden in Hazelhead Park in Aberdeen, and considers this work important for the memory of those who lost their lives and for the people who survived them.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Colin Beattie*, Mark McDonald*, John Finnie*, Jackie Baillie*, Neil Findlay*, Stuart McMillan*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Drew Smith*, Nigel Don*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*, Joan McAlpine*, Kevin Stewart*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Jayne Baxter*, Duncan McNeil*, Chic Brodie*, Christina McKelvie*, Dennis Robertson*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13716 George Adam: Sma’ Shot Big Shot Event—That the Parliament congratulates the organisers of the Sma’ Shot Big Shot event; understands that this was Paisley’s first slam poetry competition and was held during Sma’ Shot day, which is one of the oldest workers’ festivals in the world celebrating the success of Paisley’s weavers in an industrial dispute in the 19th century; congratulates Chris Young on winning the Big Shot competition; commends the organisers for linking the tradition of Paisley’s working class poets to Sma’ Shot day, and hopes that the Big Shot event will remain a key part of Paisley’s Sma’ Shot celebrations in the future.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Neil Bibby*, Michael Russell*, Jackie Baillie*, Stuart McMillan*, Drew Smith*, Mark McDonald*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Joan McAlpine*, Kevin Stewart*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Nigel Don*, Dennis Robertson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13715 Elaine Murray: 20 Years of Food Train in Dumfries—That the Parliament congratulates Food Train on its 20th anniversary in Dumfries; believes that, over that period, it has made 228,000 grocery deliveries to older people worth £6.77 million as a result of 631,000 hours of volunteering; notes that the anniversary has been celebrated by a number of events, including an anniversary party at Hetland Hall in Dumfries for customers, directors, volunteers and staff and a reception organised by Dumfries and Galloway Council, and wishes Food Train in Dumfries every success over the next 20 years.

Supported by: Graeme Pearson*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Joan McAlpine*, David Stewart*, Claudia Beamish*, Jayne Baxter*, Richard Simpson*, Alex Fergusson*, Kevin Stewart*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Gil Paterson*, Graeme Dey*, Jim Hume*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13714♦ James Kelly: Which? Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts—That the Parliament notes the aims of Consumer Association’s campaign, Calling Time on Nuisance Calls and Texts; understands that a report published in Which? suggested that eight in 10 people find such calls and texts a disturbance to their daily lives; believes that they can be particularly distressing for older people, including those in Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre, and notes the campaign’s aims, which include making senior executives more responsible for the actions of their companies, the introduction of mandatory caller identification to make it easier for consumers to report companies and the assessment of how data is collected, used and traded.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Lewis Macdonald*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Stuart McMillan*, John Mason*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Nigel Don*, David Stewart*, Ken Macintosh*, Dennis Robertson*, Hanzala Malik*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Dey*, Jayne Baxter*, Gil Paterson*, James Dornan*, Elaine Murray*, Richard Simpson*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-13713 Liz Smith: UNESCO World Heritage Site Status Awarded to the Forth Bridge—That the Parliament welcomes the decision by UNESCO to award world heritage status to the Forth Bridge; notes that this means that the iconic bridge, which opened in 1890 after eight years of construction, is now recognised alongside Egypt’s pyramids, the Great Wall of China and the Sydney Opera House in terms of cultural significance, and that it is the sixth Scottish landmark to be awarded such status, joining New Lanark, St Kilda, the old and new towns in Edinburgh, Neolithic Orkney and the Antonine Wall; understands that there are now 29 such sites across the UK; congratulates the Forth Bridges Forum team on the success of the bid as well as everyone who has ever worked on the bridge; welcomes this decision, which has been made ahead of 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, and hopes that the bridge will continue to be a great example of British architecture and design and a symbol of Scotland’s engineering heritage.

Supported by: Graeme Pearson*, Cara Hilton*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Cameron Buchanan*, Nigel Don*, Mary Scanlon*, Michael Russell*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, John Lamont*, Alex Johnstone*, Richard Simpson*, Elaine Murray*, Dennis Robertson*, Gil Paterson*, Alex Rowley*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jackie Baillie*, Alex Fergusson*, Murdo Fraser*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Patricia Ferguson*, Jamie McGrigor*, Jackson Carlaw*, Nanette Milne*

*S4M-13712 Cara Hilton: STARS in New Airport Employability Programme—That the Parliament congratulates the members of the first Student Tourism Ambassador Role Scotland (STARS) team on being appointed to work at Edinburgh Airport; understands that the three Queen Margaret University students, including Rebecca Neish from Dunfermline, were chosen after a highly competitive selection process; welcomes their role, which will include providing a welcome team and commercial services to tourists arriving from across the globe, and celebrates their previous volunteering experience at the Commonwealth Games; believes that the scheme helps to develop vital employment skills and nurtures relationships between business and academia, and wishes the STARS all the best for the future.

Supported by: Colin Beattie*, Richard Lyle*, David Stewart*, Elaine Murray*, Dennis Robertson*, Jackie Baillie*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Anne McTaggart*, Patricia Ferguson*

*S4M-13711 Colin Beattie: PHAB-ulous Funding for Lasswade Group—That the Parliament congratulates the Lasswade High School PHAB Club on receiving £1,000 from the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s grants programme; notes that the club provides for adults with special needs and local volunteers to meet for a range of activities including cooking classes, computing groups, singing groups, active games and socialising; understands that the funding will be used to contribute towards outing costs for club members, and wishes the club all the best for the future.

Supported by: Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, David Stewart*, Kevin Stewart*, Gil Paterson*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Hanzala Malik*, David Torrance*

*S4M-13710 Drew Smith: Nelson Mandela Day 2015—That the Parliament notes that 18 July 2015 is Nelson Mandela Day; understands that overarching objective of the day is to inspire people to take action to help change the world for the better and build a global movement for good; notes that ACTSA Scotland has organised a book appeal in Glasgow; understands that this has the support of Glasgow Libraries, which has organised drop-off points at seven libraries, including the Mitchell Library, and appeal by school librarians in 12 of Glasgow’s secondary schools; further notes that the Scottish Trades Union Centre has appealed to trades unionists to donate books at its headquarters; understands that the Lord Provost of Glasgow will send a container of books to South Africa and host a reception at the City Chambers to celebrate the day, and highlights that, as part of the Festival of Politics, there will be an exhibition of the anti-apartheid materials at the Parliament in August.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Cara Hilton*, Neil Findlay*, Nigel Don*, Lewis Macdonald*, Roderick Campbell*, John Finnie*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Duncan McNeil*, David Stewart*, Kevin Stewart*, Gil Paterson*, Richard Simpson*, Elaine Murray*, Jean Urquhart*, Dennis Robertson*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Mark Griffin*, Chic Brodie*, Jayne Baxter*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Patricia Ferguson*

*S4M-13709 Richard Simpson: Early Speech and Language Development—That Parliament welcomes the new report from the Read on Get on campaign; agrees that early attention to language development before entering primary school is critical; notes that, despite the Labour/Liberal Democrat administration introducing free nursery school education for three and four-year-olds and the subsequent expansion of entitlement by the SNP administration, this report states that "Scotland is still one of the most unfair countries in the developed world with family background mattering more to an individual’s life-chances in our country than in many other rich nations; notes that high levels of child poverty are associated with Scotland’s stubborn history of educational inequality, with the lottery of birth mattering more than a child’s efforts at school or their talents"; notes what it sees as the key role that speech and language therapists (SLT) play in supporting parents and the whole children’s workforce to make sure that every child achieves the best possible speech, language and communication ability; notes that the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists highlights in the report, challenges in supporting speech, language and communication in early years, arguing that there is limited understanding of the added value of SLT at strategic and operational levels an underutilisation of SLT in Scotland and ongoing funding cuts for the organisation; notes that the Health and Sport Committee’s own survey of SLT provision, in response to petition PE 1384, reported in 2013 and identified over two years an average 8.8% decrease in funding for SLT across Scotland, with over 20% cuts applied by both the NHS and local authorities in some areas, and understands that, anecdotally, this trend continues, and calls on the Scottish Government to review the workforce planning and post-graduation support for speech and language therapists to ensure that every early learning and childcare setting has access to speech and language therapy graduates, some of whom are unemployed, and to implement the recommendations of the report.

Supported by: Neil Findlay*, Sarah Boyack*

*S4M-13708 Kevin Stewart: Congratulations to North East Sensory Services—That the Parliament congratulates North East Sensory Services (NESS) on being awarded £94,239 from the Bank of Scotland Foundation’s grants programme to assist with running costs for a young person’s sensory service, for those with sight or hearing loss; recognises what it considers to be the outstanding work of NESS, and hopes that the young people involved will benefit greatly from this service.

Supported by: Clare Adamson*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Mark McDonald*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Hanzala Malik*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Joan McAlpine*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Simpson*, Dennis Robertson*, Anne McTaggart*, Bill Kidd*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-13707 Trusted Trader Scheme Launched in Edinburgh ­(lodged on 03 July 2015) Clare Adamson*, Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Chic Brodie*

S4M-13706 Best Small Housing Association of the Year, Parkhead Housing Association ­(lodged on 03 July 2015) Anne McTaggart*, Colin Beattie*, Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*, Elaine Murray*, David Torrance*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Graeme Pearson*

S4M-13705 Royal Mail Dog Awareness Week ­(lodged on 03 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, John Finnie*, Gil Paterson*, Elaine Murray*, David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Michael Russell*, Richard Simpson*, John Mason*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Chic Brodie*, John Wilson*, Ken Macintosh*

S4M-13704 Budding Photographers at Luss Primary ­(lodged on 03 July 2015) Anne McTaggart*, Colin Beattie*, Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*, Elaine Murray*, Hanzala Malik*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-13703 Aquascot Celebrates Successful Succession Day ­(lodged on 03 July 2015) Angus MacDonald*, Colin Beattie*, John Finnie*, Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*, Hanzala Malik*, David Torrance*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*, Graeme Dey*, Chic Brodie*, Tavish Scott*

S4M-13702 Congratulating Susan Boyle ­(lodged on 03 July 2015) Clare Adamson*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, David Stewart*, Kevin Stewart*, Gil Paterson*, Elaine Murray*, Dennis Robertson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jackie Baillie*, Drew Smith*, Mary Scanlon*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Jayne Baxter*, Patricia Ferguson*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Hanzala Malik*, David Torrance*

S4M-13701 Walk the Rock for Dumbarton Football Club’s Youth Academy (lodged on 03 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*, Elaine Murray*, Hanzala Malik*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-13700 Istanbul Pride ­(lodged on 03 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, John Finnie*, Gil Paterson*, Elaine Murray*, David Torrance*

S4M-13699 Paisley to Bid for UK City of Culture Status ­(lodged on 02 July 2015) Lewis Macdonald*, Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-13698 Death of Sir Nicholas Winton, the British Schindler ­(lodged on 02 July 2015) Lewis Macdonald*, Colin Beattie*, John Finnie*, Nigel Don*, Jim Hume*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13697 Clyde Valley High School ­(lodged on 02 July 2015) Clare Adamson*, Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, Margaret Mitchell*, David Torrance*

S4M-13695 Dalziel High School ­(lodged on 02 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13694 Myeloma Awareness Week ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, John Finnie*, Margaret McDougall*, Nigel Don*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13693 UK Government off-target for Child Poverty Eradication ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Jackie Baillie*, John Mason*, David Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Simpson*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Malcolm Chisholm*

S4M-13692 Woodside Pupils Secure BP Cup ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13691 Tree of Life Created by Dyce Pupils ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13690 Cummings Park Community Flat Signs up to Adopt-a-Garden (lodged on 01 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Nigel Don*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13689 Earth for Life CIC Awarded £15,000 ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Dennis Robertson*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13688 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13687 Glencairn Unit’s Garden Initiative ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Nigel Don*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13686 Cost of Living in Dumfries and Galloway ­(lodged on 01 July 2015) Colin Beattie*, Jayne Baxter*, Jim Hume*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-13685 Click & Connect Maryhill’s First Anniversary ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Margaret McDougall*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13684 Dumfries and Galloway Council Becomes Accredited Living Wage Employer ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, Jim Hume*, Nigel Don*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13683 Dormont Estate Accredited as Living Wage Employer ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Colin Beattie*, Nigel Don*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13682 Mission Aviation Fellowship, 70 Years of Help, Hope and Healing (lodged on 30 June 2015) Colin Beattie*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*

S4M-13681 Hatfield Colliery, Call for State Aid ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-13680 University of Edinburgh Study on Votes for 16 and 17-year-olds (lodged on 30 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*

S4M-13679 Congratulation to Global Energy (SCS) Ltd ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, David Torrance*

S4M-13678 CRESH Alcohol and Tobacco Density Map of Scotland ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, John Mason*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-13677 World Health Organization’s 25 by 2025 Framework ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Duncan McNeil*, Alison Johnstone*, Clare Adamson*, Jenny Marra*, Patrick Harvie*, Jim Hume*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*, Gil Paterson*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*

S4M-13676 Team Orkney and Team Shetland Compete in NatWest Island Games ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13675 John McDermott MBE ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, Margaret Mitchell*

S4M-13673 Sistema Scotland, Big Noise ­(lodged on 30 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*

S4M-13672 Dalry Primary School Wins Creative Learning Award ­(lodged on 29 June 2015) Nigel Don*, David Torrance*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-13671 Funding Success from Children in Need ­(lodged on 29 June 2015) Nigel Don*, David Torrance*

S4M-13669 Congratulations to Cancer Support Scotland ­(lodged on 29 June 2015) Nigel Don*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-13668 Acorn Enterprise Celebrates 4th Successful Business Accelerator Programme ­(lodged on 29 June 2015) Colin Beattie*, Richard Lyle*, David Stewart*, Richard Simpson*, Gil Paterson*, Dennis Robertson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Jayne Baxter*, Patricia Ferguson*, David Torrance*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-13667 Opening of New Artistic Centre in Dunfermline ­(lodged on 29 June 2015) Colin Beattie*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, David Stewart*, Richard Simpson*, Dennis Robertson*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Jayne Baxter*, Patricia Ferguson*, Hanzala Malik*

S4M-13656 Novel Treatment for Breast Cancer ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13655 City of Edinburgh Council, a TTIP-free Zone ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) David Torrance*

S4M-13654 Austerity ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13653 Scottish Autism’s Excellence Award ­(lodged on 26 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13651 Congratulations to Eddie Kelly on his Diamond Jubilee of Priesthood ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-13649 Cruise Loch Lomond Wins National Park Award ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-13648 Gordon Reid Wins First Grand Slam ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-13647 Loch Lomond Rescue Boat Receives Queen’s Award ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-13646 Réseau d’Excellence des Territoires Insulaires Conference in Orkney ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13642 Evening Times Streets Ahead Award for West Glasgow Green Gym ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Roderick Campbell*

S4M-13641 Congratulations to LifeCare on its Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Roderick Campbell*

S4M-13639 Celtic Renewables Wins European Biotech Award ­(lodged on 25 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-13638 Shetland Shellfish Farmer Wins Farming for the Future Award (lodged on 25 June 2015) Roderick Campbell*

S4M-13631 Donna Gray, Baby and Newborn Photographers Association ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Roderick Campbell*

S4M-13630 80th Year of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama (lodged on 24 June 2015) Clare Adamson*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-13625 Fairtrade Prize for Gryffe High Pupils ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Dennis Robertson*

S4M-13618 National Women in Engineering Day ­(lodged on 24 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13612 Closing the Renewables Obligation ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13602 Ludicrous Immigration Proposals ­(lodged on 23 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13598 ScottishPower Supporting Communities ­(lodged on 22 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13589 International Organization for Migration ­(lodged on 22 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13581 EK Rep, 60 Years of Entertaining East Kilbride ­(lodged on 19 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13579 Immigrant Detention in Australia ­(lodged on 19 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13576 Action Mesothelioma Day ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13575 Big Lottery Awards for All ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13570 Awards for All Funding for Projects in Falkirk East ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13569 ToyNews Women of the Year 2015 Awards ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13564 Travel Insurance Awareness and Concerns ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13562 Do the Human Right Thing: Keep the Human Rights Act ­(lodged on 18 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13560 Steelman ­(lodged on 17 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13558 The NPT, the Marshall Islands and the UK Government’s Failure to Meet its Obligations ­(lodged on 17 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13556 Music Tourism Boosts Scotland’s Economy ­(lodged on 17 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13549 A Larkhall Historian’s Novel Based on a Local Legend from Lanarkshire ­(lodged on 17 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13542 Supporting Offshore Workers ­(lodged on 16 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

S4M-13522 Lyme Disease Awareness ­(lodged on 15 June 2015) Nigel Don*, David Torrance*

S4M-13432 Oran Mor-style Venue in Glasgow’s East End ­(lodged on 09 June 2015) Clare Adamson*

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