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To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the Autumn Budget.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23/11/2017

To ask the First Minister whether the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill has been adequately amended to meet the approval of the Scottish Government.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26/04/2018
Congratulations to Circus Alba

That the Parliament congratulates Circus Alba on its recent award of £13,891 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Young Start programme; understands that this two-year grant will be used to establish a repertory circus company for 16 to 24-year-olds; recognises the high-quality work that Circus Alba has produced for over 40 years, and welcomes the opportunities for training and paid performance/teaching that this will provide to young people in and around Edinburgh Eastern constituency.

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Ben Macpherson, Angus MacDonald, Graeme Dey, Joan McAlpine, Mairi Gougeon, Rona Mackay, Richard Lyle, Sandra White, David Torrance, Colin Beattie, Clare Adamson, Gillian Martin, Maree Todd, Ivan McKee

Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2016
Sands UK's Sands Awareness Month, Turn Facebook/Twitter Orange

That the Parliament acknowledges Sands Awareness Month, which runs from 1 to 30 June 2016, during which many people will choose to turn their social media orange to spread awareness; understands that, regretfully, over 100 babies will die each week over the course of this month, and recognises and commends the important work that Sands UK undertakes in supporting people affected by baby death and in promoting research in order to reduce the occurrence of deaths during or shortly after pregnancy.

Supported by: Ruth Maguire, Oliver Mundell, Richard Lyle, Kenneth Gibson, Bob Doris, Andy Wightman, Mairi Gougeon, Bruce Crawford, Miles Briggs, James Dornan, Joan McAlpine, Graeme Dey, Bill Kidd, Douglas Ross, Jeremy Balfour, Jackie Baillie, Clare Haughey, Alison Harris, Sandra White, Emma Harper, Colin Smyth, Neil Findlay, Rona Mackay, Stewart Stevenson, David Torrance, Gil Paterson, Gillian Martin, Finlay Carson, Maurice Golden, Maree Todd, Angus MacDonald, Alison Johnstone, Fulton MacGregor, Christine Grahame, Ben Macpherson

Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2016
Carers Trust Campaign

That the Parliament notes the work of Carol Hayward, a young adult carer who is campaigning through Carers Trust; understands that she is calling for UCAS to change its application form so that applicants can tick a box if they are a carer; recognises the difficulties that young carers can face when making the decision to leave home to attend university, and acknowledges the difference that such a provision would make with regards to universities providing support to these applicants and the people they care for.

Supported by: Gail Ross, Joan McAlpine, Graeme Dey, Gillian Martin, Clare Haughey, Mairi Gougeon, Fulton MacGregor, Colin Beattie, Bill Kidd, Emma Harper, Angus MacDonald, Maree Todd, Clare Adamson, Alison Johnstone, David Torrance, Gil Paterson, Sandra White, Neil Bibby

Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2016
MoonWalk Scotland Success

That the Parliament congratulates the participants and volunteers at WalktheWalk charity's MoonWalk Scotland 2016; recognises the achievements of the charity, which it understands is the largest grant-making breast cancer charity in the UK; notes that thousands of participants were involved in the various walking challenges; understands that over £400,000 was raised before participants set off from Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, and hopes to see an even larger turnout next year.

Supported by: Bob Doris, Jeremy Balfour, Liam McArthur, Joan McAlpine, David Torrance, Ivan McKee, Jackie Baillie, Bill Kidd, Clare Haughey, Kenneth Gibson, Colin Beattie, Neil Findlay, Colin Smyth, Bruce Crawford, Edward Mountain, Jenny Gilruth, Linda Fabiani, Gil Paterson, Angus MacDonald, Graeme Dey, Gillian Martin, Jackson Carlaw, Clare Adamson

Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2016
Thistle Centre for Wellbeing Opening

That the Parliament welcomes the opening of the new Thistle Centre for Wellbeing in Niddrie, Edinburgh; recognises the diverse work undertaken by the Thistle Foundation in supporting the health and wellbeing of communities in providing support services for independent living; notes that this includes support for veterans, those with long-term health conditions and young people, and welcomes the benefits that the centre, which also offers a community hub space, will bring to Edinburgh Eastern.

Supported by: David Torrance, Stuart McMillan, Joan McAlpine, Bob Doris, Colin Beattie, Ivan McKee, Rona Mackay, Bill Kidd, Jackie Baillie, Stewart Stevenson, Bruce Crawford, Graeme Dey, Neil Findlay, Jenny Gilruth, Kezia Dugdale, Gil Paterson, Angus MacDonald, Gillian Martin, Clare Adamson

Current Status: Fallen on 05/10/2016
Big Lottery Funding for Libertus Service

That the Parliament congratulates Libertus in Gracemount, Edinburgh, on securing a £114,365 grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Medium Grants Scotland fund; understands that Libertus is the largest voluntary sector day care centre in the south of Edinburgh and provides support to many people of all ages who experience physical or learning difficulties to live independently, and notes that this money will be used to establish a range of activity groups, which will improve the lives of people over 50 who are experiencing isolation and loneliness.

Supported by: Gillian Martin, David Torrance, Miles Briggs, Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lyle, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Joan McAlpine

Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Congratulations to Russell Jones

That the Parliament congratulates Russell Jones from the Edinburgh Eastern constituency on making the shortlist for the Half the World Global Literati Award, which awards writings that "give a voice to the inner lives of women"; understands that his novel, The Talkers, was turned down by over a dozen agents before making the shortlist for this award for unpublished works; commends Russell on his perseverance; welcomes that the novel, which is aimed at young adults, explores the issue of gender inequality, and, in addition to the main prize, which is decided by international judges, wishes him luck in the online vote for the People’s Choice award.

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Gordon MacDonald, Joan McAlpine, Richard Lyle, Margaret Mitchell, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, David Torrance, Emma Harper, Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Gillian Martin

Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
Congratulations to Double Meritorious Award Nominee, PC Jamie Humpage

That the Parliament recognises the work of PC Jamie Humpage at Craigmillar Police Station who has been nominated twice for a Meritorious Award; notes that the first was for his part in helping to save the lives of two males in difficulty in the sea off Portobello and the second for talking down a suicidal man from the Crags at Arthur’s Seat after having recently qualified as a Police Negotiator, and congratulates and recognises the commitment and hard work of PC Jamie Humpage and all the police officers and staff working under Chief Superintendent Kenny Macdonald, Edinburgh Divisional Commander.

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Neil Findlay, Richard Lyle, Joan McAlpine, Douglas Ross, Graeme Dey, Fulton MacGregor, Gordon MacDonald, Margaret Mitchell, Ivan McKee, Emma Harper, Jackie Baillie, Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Alison Harris, Gillian Martin, Andy Wightman, Alison Johnstone

Current Status: Fallen on 29/11/2016
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