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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-06187 Graeme Dey: Young Arbroath Chef Scoops Top Awards—That the Parliament congratulates Adam Newth of Arbroath on being named the Overall Young Scottish Chef of the Year and the Young Scottish Seafood Chef of the Year at the 2013 Scottish Culinary Championships awards ceremony; considers this a major achievement for the former pupil of Arbroath Academy; notes that the Angus man started in the restaurant industry at the age of 15 and has since worked in well-known restaurants, such as Michelin-starred establishments, including Restaurant No.1 at the Balmoral Hotel, the Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews and, currently, Angels With Bagpipes on the Royal Mile, and wishes Adam future success in his career.

Supported by: Nigel Don*, Alex Johnstone*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Walker*, Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Angus MacDonald*, Kenneth Gibson*, Gil Paterson*

*S4M-06186 Willie Rennie: Delivering Fairer Taxes—That the Parliament welcomes the increase in the personal allowance to £9,440 taking place on 6 April 2013; understands that this is the largest rise in the personal allowance ever and that it will mean that 2.2 million basic rate taxpayers in Scotland will see their income tax cut for the third year in a row, bringing the total income tax cut since 2010 to £600 per year; further understands that 186,000 of the lowest earners will have been lifted out of paying any income tax altogether, and looks forward to the personal allowance rising further to £10,000 in April 2014.

*S4M-06185 Dennis Robertson: Congratulations to Westhill Primary School and Aboyne Highland Games—That the Parliament congratulates Westhill Primary School and Aboyne Highland Games on securing funds from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme; understands that this funding will encourage a more active lifestyle by providing active play opportunities for pupils and local children and will result in the more efficient running of and increased investment in the games; believes that this will inspire a greater interest in Scotland’s outdoors, and wishes everyone involved every success.

*S4M-06184 Tavish Scott: Ignition Community Theatre Project in Shetland—That the Parliament congratulates the Ignition creative concept theatre project in Shetland, whose aim was to explore people’s love-hate relationship with the automobile; understands that this was a partnership project between Shetland Arts and the National Theatre of Scotland (NTOS) and that it was the biggest, most ambitious community engagement programme ever undertaken by the NTOS, receiving rave reviews in national and local press; understands that the project has brought over £250,000 worth of funding into Shetland since it began in October 2012, and commends the project leaders, Wils Wilson and John Haswell, for creating the opportunity for people of all ages in Shetland to display their talent, creativity and originality through the medium of community theatre.

Supported by: Nigel Don*

*S4M-06183 Bill Walker: £5,000 Funding for Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club—That the Parliament congratulates Pitreavie Amateur Athletics Club on receiving £5,000 from Awards for All; understands that this funding will be used for new equipment, with the aim of increasing participation in the club and developing the skills of its athletes; considers that the club has nurtured the talents of many fine athletes, including Eilidh Child, a gold medallist in the 4x400 metres relay at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships, and hopes that the club’s athletes will participate in a triumphant Team Scotland in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Nigel Don*, Gil Paterson*

*S4M-06182 Jamie Hepburn: Cumbernauld RFC Hosts First Ever Match on 3G Pitch—That the Parliament congratulates and recognises the achievement of Cumbernauld Rugby Club, its members and supporters, in hosting the club’s first ever 15-a-side rugby match on a 3G pitch at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld; notes that the match took place against Cumbernauld Rugby Club’s twin town side of EMS Bron and that both teams have visited their respective twin towns on alternate years for the past 26 years; considers that this match was possible only due to the dedication of those at Cumbernauld RFC to not only make the 3G match a reality but a success for all involved, and wishes all at Cumbernauld RFC all the best for the future as they continue to push for innovation and forward thinking in the game.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Walker*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Kevin Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*, Joan McAlpine*, Angus MacDonald*, Gordon MacDonald*, Clare Adamson*, George Adam*, Chic Brodie*, Bob Doris*, Annabelle Ewing*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06181 Jenny Marra: Supporting the Changing Places Campaign—That the Parliament congratulates the University of Dundee-based charity, PAMIS, on launching the next phase of its Changing Places campaign; notes the campaign aim for better provision of facilities for people who require personal assistance to use public conveniences; considers that Changing Places toilets are vital in allowing disabled people with complex support requirements to enjoy everyday activities in the community; supports PAMIS’s aim to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in Scotland from 83 to 100 within the year, and commends PAMIS for what it consider its excellent work with and for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Neil Findlay*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Nigel Don*, Dennis Robertson*, Gil Paterson*

*S4M-06180# Jenny Marra: Mental Health Services for Deaf Children and Adolescents—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Helping Hand campaign by the National Deaf Children’s Society, the Scottish Council on Deafness and its Deaf Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services group, which highlights what it considers increasing concern regarding the mental health of Scotland’s deaf children and young people; notes the concern that 40% of Scotland’s reported 3,500 deaf children experience mental health problems compared with 25% of other children; understands that, although deaf children are in need of specialist mental health provision, Scotland currently has none; further understands that other parts of the UK have well developed provision of specialist child and adolescent mental health services for deaf children; welcomes what it considers the significant and continued investment by the Scottish Government in the specialist Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People based at St John’s Hospital in Livingston, and notes the campaign’s calls for the Scottish Government to build on current service provision to fully meet the needs of deaf children and adolescents.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Nanette Milne*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Neil Findlay*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Dennis Robertson*

*S4M-06179 Hanzala Malik: The Need to Work Harder to Support Democracy—That the Parliament notes with interest reports that Pakistani youth today would prefer Islamic law or military rule over democracy; understands that more than half of 5,000 18 to 29-year-old Pakistanis polled in a survey said that democracy had not been good for them or the country and that 94% said that Pakistan was going in the wrong direction, an increase from 50% in 2007; understands that almost a third of registered voters in Pakistan are under 30 and are expected to play a bigger part in the general election due in May 2013; considers that the survey points toward a pessimistic generation, disenchanted with democracy after five years of civilian rule; understands that most of those surveyed had more faith in the army than any other institution, with approval ratings for the military at about 70% compared with just 13% for the government, and is concerned that this political apathy is not unique to Pakistan and that elements can be seen in the UK today.

*S4M-06178 Mike MacKenzie: Scottish Young Consumer of the Year 2013—That the Parliament congratulates the team from Boroughmuir High School on winning the Scottish Young Consumer of the Year 2013 final and wishes them luck as they represent Scotland in the UK final in June; commends the Trading Standards Institute for continuing to organise what it considers this important event, which is now in its 25th year, and Citizens Advice Scotland on its role as a sponsor and partner of the competition; considers the competition an excellent way to equip young people with the knowledge and confidence to exercise their rights and responsibilities; notes that the competition tests a variety of consumer-related topics, including social responsibility, managing money and finance, consumer and food law, health and safety and the environment, and recognises the hard work of all the teams from across Scotland that took part in the Scottish Young Consumer competition.

Supported by: Bill Walker*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Anne McTaggart*, Stuart McMillan*, Angus MacDonald*, Bill Kidd*, Annabelle Ewing*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Clare Adamson*, Chic Brodie*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06177 Nigel Don: Edzell Library Action Group—That the Parliament congratulates the Inglis Memorial Library in Edzell on its £30,300 award from the Leader Project; acknowledges that this came after a campaign by the Edzell Library Action Group (ELAG) to reopen the library that has been closed since 2010, and hopes that ELAG and Angus Council work together and with community members to ensure that this institution is restored as a library and museum for Angus residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Walker*, Adam Ingram*, Angus MacDonald*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Bill Kidd*, Annabelle Ewing*, Jackie Baillie*, Rob Gibson*, Kevin Stewart*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Nanette Milne*, Roderick Campbell*, Clare Adamson*, Chic Brodie*, Bob Doris*

*S4M-06176 Richard Baker: Student Bus Tickets in Aberdeen—That the Parliament notes with concern the increase of almost 10% in the cost of student bus tickets in Aberdeen; welcomes that a number of students from both Aberdeen and Robert Gordon’s universities have, it considers, rightfully raised concerns at this increase with the operator, First Group; understands that many bus operators have been left with little option but to consider fare increases after the cuts to the Bus Service Operators Grant; further considers that students are just one of the many groups affected by high bus fares in Aberdeen, and calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that students and residents in Aberdeen have access to affordable bus services.

*S4M-06175 Dave Thompson: Simply the Best for 50 Years—That the Parliament congratulates the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team on its 50th anniversary; notes that the team, which is one of the oldest in Scotland, has been involved in over 3,000 rescues and acknowledges and celebrates its efforts in saving lives; understands that winter 2012-13 has been the busiest on record for over 30 years and recognises that, while Scotland has what is considered some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, they can also be very dangerous, and thanks the members of the team, past and present, for their courage, determination and dedication to mountain rescue and their life-saving skills.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, John Mason*, Jim Hume*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, Adam Ingram*, Jackie Baillie*, Neil Findlay*, Angus MacDonald*, Hanzala Malik*, Gordon MacDonald*, Clare Adamson*, Chic Brodie*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*, Stuart McMillan*

*S4M-06174 David Torrance: Congratulating the Toll Centre on its £7,349 Awards for All Grant—That the Parliament congratulates the Toll Centre in Burntisland on receiving a £7,349 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; understands that the Toll Centre will use these funds to upgrade kitchen facilities in its community building and engage a community development worker to attract people to the centre; commends the Toll Centre on its efforts to provide a safe venue for youth clubs, activities and local organisations since the 1970s; considers that these improvements will help promote community health and awareness, and wishes the centre continued success as it works to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy and use the Toll Centre.

Supported by: Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Walker*, Anne McTaggart*, Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*, Mike MacKenzie*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Roderick Campbell*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06173 Drew Smith: Unite Against Fascism Scotland Conference—That the Parliament congratulates Unite Against Fascism (UAF) Scotland on what it considers its successful conference on 23 March 2013 in Glasgow, which was supported by the Scottish Trades Union Congress, Show Racism the Red Card, Pollokshields Community Council, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees and many other organisations; reaffirms its commitment to the aims of UAF Scotland to counter the threat of racism and fascism in Scotland; understands that over 60 delegates attended the conference and that discussions included how to fight the Scottish and English Defence League locally and nationally and the rise and threat of fascist parties in Europe; notes that John McFadden of the Fire Brigades Union was elected as the new chairperson; notes that Liz Cushnie and Steve McBroom were elected as joint secretaries; further understands that Ken Cameron of the Fire Brigades Union, who is one of the founding members of UAF Scotland and the outgoing chair having served four years, is UAF Scotland’s first honorary president, and wishes the new committee, including a number of MSPs from different political parties, well in the year ahead. R

Supported by: Jenny Marra*, Mary Fee*, Anne McTaggart*, John Finnie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Neil Findlay*, Kevin Stewart*, Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McDougall*, Clare Adamson*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06172 Bill Kidd: Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust—That the Parliament congratulates the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust on its £9,022 Award for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the Glasgow-based trust sought the funding in order to reopen its bike recycling workshop, De’ils On Wheels; understands that this will allow the group to employ a qualified bike mechanic as a sessional worker over six months and provide volunteer opportunities for adults in the community; recognises that this project meets the Awards for All programme outcomes, People have better chances in life, People have better and more sustainable services and environments and People and communities are healthier; understands that the project is part of the trust’s ongoing aim of improving the delivery of community-led sustainable regeneration in the west of Glasgow, and wishes the trust every success.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Drew Smith*, Stuart McMillan*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kevin Stewart*, Patrick Harvie*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Clare Adamson*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06171 Graeme Dey: See Me Campaign Returns—That the Parliament welcomes the return of the See Me campaign; recognises the importance of the campaign, which encourages Scots to ask about mental health issues and to discourage any stigma; notes with concern that 40% of Scots say that they are unsure about asking about mental ill-health; supports the campaign, which is being promoted through television, press, radio and outdoor advertising, and understands that it will run until the end of June 2013.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Angus MacDonald*, George Adam*, Anne McTaggart*, Hugh Henry*, Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Jim Hume*, Roderick Campbell*, Liam McArthur*, Mary Scanlon*, John Mason*, Linda Fabiani*, Bob Doris*, Chic Brodie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Aileen McLeod*, Hanzala Malik*, Jackie Baillie*, Rob Gibson*, Neil Findlay*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Clare Adamson*, Richard Lyle*, John Finnie*, Kevin Stewart*, Nigel Don*, Jackson Carlaw*

*S4M-06170 James Kelly: Pride of Place—That the Parliament congratulates the three groups in Rutherglen and Cambuslang that have received £10,000 Pride of Place funding, which will allow them to improve their locales; understands that two primary schools received a welcome boost with funding to help with their sensory gardens, Cairns Primary receiving £5,000 and Loch Primary receiving £4,452; further understands that Flemington Hallside Church in Halfway received £1,400 to help its new gardening club; recognises that Pride of Place is a small-scale environmental improvement programme funded by South Lanarkshire Council, which voluntary or community groups covering regeneration areas in Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre can apply to for funding; understands that 32 local projects across South Lanarkshire have received funding from Pride of Place in 2013 so far, and wishes all the community groups well with their projects.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Jim Eadie*, Jackie Baillie*, Drew Smith*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Clare Adamson*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06169 Bill Kidd: Ratification of Test-ban Treaty a Top Priority for President Obama—That the Parliament welcomes the news that the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) is considered a top priority for President Obama’s second term; recognises that the remarks by the Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, are thought to signal the administration’s plan to launch a lobbying strategy on Capitol Hill similar to the one that secured the passage of the New START treaty with Russia in 2010; is reassured that the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation will monitor the developments regarding the Senate ratification of the CTBT, and approves of the foundation’s work to ensure that progress toward the global abolition of nuclear weapons is not delayed.

Supported by: Roderick Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Chic Brodie*, Dennis Robertson*, Graeme Dey*, Neil Findlay*, Annabelle Ewing*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Walker*, Linda Fabiani*, John Mason*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Clare Adamson*, Aileen McLeod*, John Finnie*, Kevin Stewart*, Bob Doris*

*S4M-06168 Rob Gibson: Diageo and Independent Distillers Huge New Investments—That the Parliament welcomes the planned £50 million investment by Diageo in a new malt whisky distillery at Teaninich, Alness; further welcomes the onsite bio-energy plant that will also be constructed to convert co-products into green energy to power the distillery; considers that Easter Ross has a strong whisky-making tradition in the hands of several companies and that the extension of the existing Teaninich distillery and the addition of a giant new plant by Diageo is a huge boost for growers of malting barley, distillery builders and the 20 new staff required for the new operation; encourages the upbeat spirit of enterprise to meet what it understands is growing world demand for Scotland’s distinctive and unique malt whiskies; considers the development of independent distilleries at Thurso, Stornoway, Harris, Islay and Ardnamurchan as further evidence of the role of malt whisky in the growing economy of the Highlands and Islands, and wishes all producers of Scottish malt whisky well for what it considers their huge investment in time and skills in the art of whisky making.

Supported by: Chic Brodie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Angus MacDonald*, Roderick Campbell*, Dennis Robertson*, Bill Walker*, Mary Scanlon*, Graeme Dey*, Annabelle Ewing*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Joan McAlpine*, Anne McTaggart*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Clare Adamson*, Kevin Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Gordon MacDonald*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06167 Patricia Ferguson: Extending the HPV Immunisation Programme—That the Parliament understands that almost 12,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with throat cancer every year and that the number of cases is rising rapidly, with the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer having doubled between 2002 and 2006; notes that men are most likely to be affected; welcomes the launch of the Throat Cancer Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of this issue and improve public understanding of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and knowledge of the symptoms to enable early diagnosis and treatment; further notes the strong link between the human papilloma virus (HPV) and throat cancer; considers that many cases of throat and other cancers could be prevented through a comprehensive and gender-neutral HPV immunisation programme; notes that the Australian Government is extending its HPV immunisation programme to boys, and urges the Scottish Government to seriously consider such a step.

Supported by: John Pentland*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Simpson*, Hanzala Malik*, Elaine Murray*, Patrick Harvie*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Baker*, Hugh Henry*, Jenny Marra*, John Finnie*, James Kelly*, Margaret McDougall*

*S4M-06166 Linda Fabiani: 30 Years of East Kilbride Community Transport—That the Parliament congratulates the charity, East Kilbride Community Transport, which is celebrating 30 years of service to the community; understands that it helps numerous local organisations, from playgroups to groups for older people; notes that it operates every day of the week, including public holidays, and gives special thanks to Ina Cumming and her team for what it sees as their hard work and dedication and their enormous contribution to the wellbeing of East Kilbride’s residents.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, Aileen McLeod*, Christina McKelvie*, Jackie Baillie*, Jim Hume*, Bill Kidd*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Dave Thompson*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Anne McTaggart*, Angus MacDonald*, Gordon MacDonald*, Chic Brodie*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06165 John Finnie: Let Them Eat Cake—That the Parliament is outraged that, at a time of great financial restraint, the Sovereign Grant has been increased by £5 million and believes that this represents rank insensitivity on the part of the UK Government and demonstrates how out of touch with reality the present constitutional arrangements are.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Christine Grahame*, Patrick Harvie*, Bill Walker*, Colin Beattie*, John Mason*, Angus MacDonald*

*S4M-06164 John Finnie: Historic Arms Trade Treaty—That the Parliament welcomes with great satisfaction the adoption by the UN of an arms trade treaty on 2 April 2013 that aims to control the trade in conventional weapons; considers that the treaty benefits from, and is given legitimacy by, having the support of a huge majority of member states, with 154 voting in favour, three against and 23 abstaining; understands that Syria, Iran and North Korea’s opposition to the treaty prevented the UN reaching consensus; believes that the treaty is a victory for diplomats and activists who, for more than a decade, have worked on and advocated a set of international standards that could be implemented to regulate a trade worth US $70 billion each year; understands however that concerns remain, as two of the world’s biggest arms exporters, Russia and China, abstained; further understands that there are issues regarding the enforcement of the treaty and possible loopholes; notes that the treaty aims to prohibit states from sending conventional weapons to countries when it is known that the weapons could be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity or other war crimes and for governments to assess the risks of any violations of human rights; joins Amnesty International in its view that the member states have put human beings and their security first; is confident that the treaty and its legally-binding rules will be ratified at the General Assembly on 3 June 2013, where it will require the support of at least 50 states, and hopes that it will be in force shortly afterwards.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Bill Walker*, Mike MacKenzie*, Patrick Harvie*, Colin Beattie*, John Mason*, Roderick Campbell*, Christina McKelvie*, Chic Brodie*, Kevin Stewart*, Bob Doris*

*S4M-06163 David Stewart: Teaninich Distillery Alness—That the Parliament welcomes further investment in the Scotch whisky industry by Diageo, which has announced plans to develop a new malt whisky distillery at Teaninich, near Alness in the Highlands; understands that the new distillery will create up to 20 new jobs and that an onsite bio-energy plant will also be constructed to convert co-products into green energy in order to power the distillery; welcomes the boost to the local economy that the construction and running of the new distillery will bring; further notes the recent investments in whisky production across the Highlands and Islands and the rest of Scotland, which are part of a £1 billion five-year investment plan launched by Diageo in 2012.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Angus MacDonald*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Neil Findlay*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Pentland*, Bill Walker*, Mike MacKenzie*, Elaine Murray*, Colin Beattie*, Richard Lyle*, Hugh Henry*, Gordon MacDonald*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06162 Kevin Stewart: A Tidal Wave of Change—That the Parliament notes with concern what it considers the alarming figures published in Citizen’s Advice Scotland’s new report, A Tidal Wave of Change, which suggests that the UK Government’s welfare reform agenda will have a more substantial impact than ever expected; understands that an estimated 115,000 claimants will lose entitlement to sickness benefits while 65,000 disabled people will be taken off benefits altogether and that up to half a million disabled people could be worse off under universal credit; understands that around 73,000 families in Scotland lost child tax credits worth an estimated £545 per year in 2012 and that 105,000 households have lost £53 million in housing support as a result of the changes imposed on 1 April 2013, and supports all those organisations and charities that are supporting people who have been forced into poverty and hardship due to the UK Government’s welfare reforms.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Patrick Harvie*, Christine Grahame*, John Mason*, Angus MacDonald*, Colin Beattie*, George Adam*, Christina McKelvie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Chic Brodie*, Neil Findlay*, Annabelle Ewing*, Joan McAlpine*, Linda Fabiani*, Aileen McLeod*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Clare Adamson*, Jackie Baillie*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06161 Kevin Stewart: Choices Aberdeen Pregnancy Counselling—That the Parliament notes that Choices Aberdeen Pregnancy Counselling Centre Ltd has been awarded £9,870 from the Big Lottery Fund; understands that this funding will be used to deliver antenatal and postnatal classes for young mothers; congratulates the organisation on securing this funding, and wishes it all the best for the project.

Supported by: Nanette Milne*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, Chic Brodie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Joan McAlpine*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Bob Doris*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06160 Kevin Stewart: Iain Duncan Smith’s Comments—That the Parliament notes the comments of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, that he could live on £53 a week; further notes the petition set up on change.org calling for him to attempt to live on £53 a week for a year, and calls on the Secretary of State to either take up this challenge or to retract his comments.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Patrick Harvie*, Jackie Baillie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Mike MacKenzie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Joan McAlpine*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Colin Beattie*, Roderick Campbell*, Christina McKelvie*, Richard Lyle*, Neil Findlay*, Rob Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Dey*, Chic Brodie*, Jim Eadie*, Bob Doris*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*, Stuart McMillan*

*S4M-06159 Elaine Smith: St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society—That the Parliament notes with concern the position in which St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society finds itself; understands that the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has upheld its warning that the adoption agency could lose its charitable status over its refusal to place children with same-sex couples; believes that, when the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill was considered, assurances were given that faith-based adoption agencies would be protected by the legislation; recalls the Deputy Minister for Children and Young People rejecting an amendment at stage 3 to protect faith-based adoption agencies by arguing that “standard 20 of the national care standards for adoption agencies includes a power to refer people who cannot be assessed to another agency, so the amendment will make no difference to what happens in practice. I hope that the Roman Catholic adoption agencies will be reassured by the reassurances given”; considers that it is important for the beliefs of faith-based agencies to be protected from unintended consequences of legislation; acknowledges that "religion or belief" and "sexual orientation" are recognised as protected characteristics by the Equality Act 2010; trusts that people of the Roman Catholic faith can practise their beliefs free from discrimination and prejudice and believes that their right to do so should be respected; considers that St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society does an excellent job for many children and families throughout the country, and calls on the Scottish Government to clarify the situation.

Supported by: Michael McMahon*, Elaine Murray*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Bill Walker*

*S4M-06159.1 Patrick Harvie: St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society—As an amendment to motion S4M-06159 in the name of Elaine Smith (St Margaret’s Children and Family Care Centre), leave out from “assurances” to end and insert “it was entirely clear to members that it would not affect the operation of the equality legislation that was being considered by the UK Parliament at around the same time; believes that one of the arguments used repeatedly against amendments in relation to faith-based adoption agencies was that these would have been seen to endorse discrimination against same-sex couples; understands that the amendments in question were defeated in a free vote after considerable public and parliamentary debate; believes that to exclude couples from consideration as adoptive parents on grounds of homophobic discrimination is entirely unjustified and places prejudice above the best interests of children; notes that a number of other faith-based adoption agencies in the UK have changed their practices and continue to provide their services while complying with the Equality Act 2010, and urges St Margaret’s to do the same."

Supported by: John Finnie*

*S4M-06158 Kenneth Gibson: Regional Selective Assistance Safeguards Dalry Jobs—That the Parliament welcomes the news that Scottish Enterprise will provide regional selective assistance of £3.7 million to help leverage a multi-million pound investment and safeguard what it considers high-value jobs at DSM in Dalry in North Ayrshire, which makes a number of nutritional and healthcare products and is, it understands, the only remaining manufacturer of vitamin C in the world outside China; commends Scottish Enterprise for its involvement with DSM for over 20 years to help improve efficiency and develop skills at the plant, and looks forward to a strong and competitive DSM continuing to act as an important contributor to the local economy and residents.

Supported by: Jean Urquhart*, Joan McAlpine*, Roderick Campbell*, Chic Brodie*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Stuart McMillan*, Angus MacDonald*, Kevin Stewart*, Bob Doris*, Bill Kidd*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Adam Ingram*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06157 Mark McDonald: New Youth Moderator of the Church of Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates Lynsey Martin from Dundee on being appointed as the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly’s new moderator; notes that Lynsey is an elder at St Margaret’s Church in Dundee, where she has worshipped for much of her life, and organist at Coldside Parish Church; further notes that Lynsey has been involved in Church of Scotland Youth since 2005, attending three General Assemblies in that time and going on church visits to Israel and Palestine, Rome and Taiwan; congratulates Lynsey on being elected by a group of youth representatives and former moderators, and wishes her well in her new role.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Roderick Campbell*, Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Bob Doris*, Clare Adamson*, Graeme Dey*, Kenneth Gibson*, Hugh Henry*, Anne McTaggart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Stuart McMillan*, Angus MacDonald*, Bill Walker*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Hanzala Malik*, Adam Ingram*, Dave Thompson*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06156 Mark McDonald: World Autism Awareness Day 2013—That the Parliament welcomes the sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day, which took place on 2 April 2013; understands that the day aims to raise awareness of the issues faced by people with autism and Asperger’s syndrome and to encourage early diagnosis and intervention; believes that an estimated 50,000 people in Scotland, more than one in 100, have autism, and that the condition has an impact on around 200,000 people in the country every day; notes what it sees as the valuable contribution of organisations such as the National Autism Society Scotland in focussing attention on the condition particularly through work such as its recent report, Count Us In, which encourages greater participation by people with autism in the decision making processes that affect them; welcomes the range of activities being carried out across the country around the day, such as the open session for Scottish Autism service users and staff, which will be held at Scotland’s museum of transport and travel, the Riverside Museum, on 6 April; hopes that such initiatives will inspire other organisations to take part, and further hopes that World Autism Awareness Day continues to be what it considers a valuable method of raising awareness of autism across the north east and Scotland.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Roderick Campbell*, Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*, Clare Adamson*, Christina McKelvie*, Graeme Dey*, George Adam*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Jean Urquhart*, John Mason*, Bruce Crawford*, Chic Brodie*, Elaine Murray*, Kezia Dugdale*, Aileen McLeod*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Neil Findlay*, Stuart McMillan*, Bob Doris*, John Finnie*, Bill Walker*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Hanzala Malik*, Adam Ingram*, James Kelly*, Dave Thompson*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06155 Jackie Baillie: Parkinson’s Awareness Week—That the Parliament welcomes Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2013; notes that it runs from 15 to 21 April and aims to raise awareness of the challenges of living with Parkinson’s; understands that, in Scotland, there are approximately 10,000 people with the condition; notes that Parkinson’s UK will focus on changing attitudes with the campaign, Put yourself in my shoes; commends the thousands of Parkinson’s UK members and volunteers who will be working to achieve a change in attitudes, and encourages people to support Scotland-based events such as the Walk in the Park in Glasgow on 14 April.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Linda Fabiani*, Kenneth Gibson*, Angus MacDonald*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Nanette Milne*, Anne McTaggart*, John Mason*, Elaine Murray*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Walker*, Mike MacKenzie*, Lewis Macdonald*, Colin Beattie*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Neil Findlay*, Graeme Dey*, Mary Scanlon*, Hugh Henry*, Adam Ingram*, Clare Adamson*, Duncan McNeil*, James Kelly*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret McDougall*, Nigel Don*, Jackson Carlaw*

*S4M-06154 Jackie Baillie: World Health Day—That the Parliament welcomes World Health Day, which is marked annually on 7 April to celebrate the foundation of the World Health Organization (WHO); notes that 2013 is WHO’s 65th anniversary and understands that, this year, WHO and its partners will focus on the global problem of high blood pressure; believes that, each year, high blood pressure leads to more than nine million deaths around the world, including around half of all deaths related to heart disease and stroke; supports WHO’s 2013 objective of reducing the number of heart attacks and strokes by, among other things, raising awareness of the causes and consequences of high blood pressure; understands with concern that around a third of Scots over 16 have raised blood pressure and acknowledges the important contributory role of lifestyle factors, and calls on the Scottish Government to do all that it can to improve awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure.

Supported by: Drew Smith*, Patricia Ferguson*, John Pentland*, James Kelly*, Hugh Henry*, Anne McTaggart*, Nanette Milne*, Clare Adamson*, Elaine Murray*, Helen Eadie*, John Finnie*, Neil Findlay*, Colin Beattie*, Hanzala Malik*, Duncan McNeil*, Margaret McDougall*

*S4M-06153 Maureen Watt on behalf of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee: Public Procurement Reform—That the Parliament notes that the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee, in advance of the introduction of the Scottish Government’s proposed Procurement Reform Bill and in order to inform any future work in this area, would welcome members’ views on the efficacy of current public procurement processes and on the scope and potential for improvements to be made to these processes.

*S4M-06152 Kenneth Gibson: Kilbirnie Salvation Army Worship Hall—That the Parliament welcomes the formal opening of Kilbirnie’s refurbished Salvation Army worship hall and extension on 30 March 2013; notes that this follows a dedication service that was conducted by Lieutenant Colonel Marion Drew; understands that the Salvation Army opened the original hall on 11 March 1939 and that it has continued to have a strong mission in the Garnock Valley since; acknowledges that, from inception to opening, the £334,885 plus VAT refurbishment took 11 years of planning and determination, and believes that it is a modern facility that will allow Kilbirnie Salvation Army to continue to go from strength to strength for many years to come.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Anne McTaggart*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, Kevin Stewart*, Clare Adamson*, Chic Brodie*, Angus MacDonald*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Walker*, Colin Beattie*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06151 Patricia Ferguson: Miami Win for Murray—That the Parliament congratulates Andy Murray on winning the Sony Open tennis final in Miami; notes that he defeated David Ferrer by two sets to one; commends the Scottish athlete on fighting back after losing the first five games in the opening set; celebrates the news that this triumph propels him into second place in the world rankings, and hopes for further victories for Britain’s Murray in 2013 and beyond.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Hugh Henry*, Anne McTaggart*, Neil Findlay*, Claudia Beamish*, Richard Simpson*, Margaret McDougall*, Nigel Don*

*S4M-06150 Bob Doris: Halo to New-look flats in Maryhill—That the Parliament celebrates the transformation of what are considered three landmark tower blocks at Glenavon Road in Maryhill, Glasgow, where a multi-million pound refurbishment nears completion; understands that blue low-energy LED halo-lighting has been added to the roofs of the flats; notes that these were officially switched on by 12-year-old Luka MacPherson who lives in one of the towers; believes that the Glenavon Residents’ Association has recently marked its first anniversary with extensive tree planting, which, it considers, has enhanced the visual appeal of the estate; notes that, in order to be nearer its client tenants, Maryhill Housing Association (MHA) has established an office in one of the towers; understands that Luka and the residents’ association were joined by councillors Letford and Scally and Willy Briody and Jamie Ballantine, the chief executive and tenant participation officer of MHA, and wishes the residents’ association well as it aims to create an enhanced sense of community in this part of Maryhill.

*S4M-06149 Mike MacKenzie: Successfully Steering toward Fair Trade—That the Parliament congratulates the Oban and Lorn Fairtrade Steering Group on what it considers its dedication to promoting the fair trade message in Argyll and Bute; recognises the thought and hard work put into organising key events during Fairtrade Fortnight; recognises the efforts of Murdoch MacKenzie and his team to promote the fair trade movement in Argyll and Bute, and commends all those involved in helping Scotland achieve Fair Trade Nation status.

Supported by: John Finnie*, Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Rob Gibson*, Angus MacDonald*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, George Adam*, Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Bruce Crawford*, Jean Urquhart*, Chic Brodie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Bob Doris*, Dave Thompson*

*S4M-06148 Claire Baker: Congratulations to NHS Fife and the British Heart Foundation—That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the new service being provided by NHS Fife and the British Heart Foundation, which will focus on personalised treatment for people living with heart failure in their own homes; understands that the initiative is built on the success of Hearty Lives Fife in which the organisations worked together on an improved cardiac rehabilitation service in Fife community centres; notes that the project has been funded by an award of £81,590 from the British Heart Foundation as part of its drive to improve the long-term treatment of heart patients, and wishes this service every continued success.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, Roderick Campbell*, James Kelly*, Jayne Baxter*, Jackie Baillie*, Hugh Henry*, Anne McTaggart*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jean Urquhart*, Bruce Crawford*, Liam McArthur*, Neil Findlay*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Walker*, Colin Beattie*, Margaret McDougall*

*S4M-06147 Claire Baker: Congratulations to Alan Innes on Reaching NACC National Finals—That the Parliament congratulates Alan Innes, head cook at Appin House in Kirkcaldy, on winning the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) regional cook-off competition; notes that the NACC has been organising and running the competition since 2000 and that the cooks have to produce a two-course meal while taking into consideration portion size, nutritional value and presentation; congratulates Alan on his winning menu of salmon infused in lemon tea with bubble and squeak and pickled vegetables followed by a melt-in-your-mouth raspberry mousse; notes that, in Appin House, Alan frequently holds consultations with residents regarding menu choices and finds out their likes and dislikes while taking into account practical issues such as portion control, budget and nutrition; commends Alan on winning the regional competition four times and considers that he is a great representative for Fife and Scotland, and wishes Alan every success in the national finals in London.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, James Kelly*, Jayne Baxter*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Bruce Crawford*, Annabelle Ewing*, Colin Beattie*, Margaret McDougall*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-06144 Revised Banking Practices ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Dave Thompson*, Clare Adamson*, Angus MacDonald*, Bob Doris*

S4M-06143 Thanks to Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Jim Eadie*, Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Hanzala Malik*, John Finnie*

S4M-06141 Jim Ferguson ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Jim Eadie*, Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Clare Adamson*, Bruce Crawford*, Bob Doris*

S4M-06140 Frank Gormill ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Richard Lyle*, Jackie Baillie*, Bob Doris*

S4M-06139 University Marine Biological Station Millport ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) James Kelly*, Margaret Mitchell*, Hanzala Malik*, Helen Eadie*, Neil Findlay*, Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-06138 Congratulations to the New Glasgow and Rutherglen Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-06137 Greater Protection for Rural Post Boxes ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, John Finnie*, Bruce Crawford*, Claudia Beamish* R, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06136 Drive for More Short-break Carers ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06135 The 53rd Anniversary of the Cheapside Street Fire ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Maureen Watt*, Hanzala Malik*, Clare Adamson*, Bruce Crawford*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06133 Crossing the Sahara to Beat Diabetes ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Mary Scanlon*, Dave Thompson*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06132 Sporting Success in Dumfries and Galloway ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-06131.1 Crocodile Tears over Legal Loan Sharks ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Hanzala Malik*

S4M-06131 Crocodile Tears over Legal Loan Sharks ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Dave Thompson*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06130 The Fife Techno Games Championship ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06129 Friends of Cambuslang Park ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Roderick Campbell*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-06128 Supporting Sport in North Glasgow ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Roderick Campbell*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Clare Adamson*, Kevin Stewart*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06127 Congratulations to Royston’s Big Lottery Fund Recipients ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Richard Lyle*, Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Rob Gibson*, George Adam*, Clare Adamson*, Bill Kidd*, Kevin Stewart*

S4M-06123 Moredun Community Initiative Week ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Sarah Boyack*, Hanzala Malik*, Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06122 Marking 38 Years’ Service of Grampian Police ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, John Finnie*

S4M-06121 Jordan Linden’s Re-election to SYP ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06120 Congratulations to Jim Berry, Social Worker of the Year ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Sarah Boyack*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-06119 Police College Staff Strike for Living Wage ­(lodged on 28 March 2013) Sarah Boyack*, John Finnie*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06118 Ban on People Who Beg Would Not Address Real Issues ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Dave Thompson*, John Mason*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06117 Congratulating Coatbridge College Students Association ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Dave Thompson*, Clare Adamson*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06116 Save Struan Lodge ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06115 Five Star Quarriers Dumfries Fostering Service ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*, Margaret McDougall*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06114 Marking the Service of Eight Regional Fire and Rescue Forces ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Dave Thompson*, Clare Adamson*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06113 West Dunbartonshire Council Names its Citizens of the Year 2013 ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Sarah Boyack*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06111 Marking the Service of Eight Regional Police Forces ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Sarah Boyack*, Hanzala Malik*, Dave Thompson*, John Mason*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06110 Wi-Fi Boost for Aberdeen Airport ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06109 Shattered Walls ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Sarah Boyack*, Hanzala Malik*, Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06108 Celebrating ScotRail’s Station Adopters ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Colin Beattie*, Maureen Watt*, Clare Adamson*, Angus MacDonald*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06107 HeadStrong Hair Loss Advisory Service ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Sarah Boyack*, Elaine Smith*, Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*, Angus MacDonald*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06105 Cosgrove Care Supported Employment Project ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Angus MacDonald*, Jackson Carlaw*

S4M-06103 Mareel Shortlisted for an Architectural Award ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06102 Tedder Challenge 2013 ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06101 Abolition of UKBA ­(lodged on 27 March 2013) Clare Adamson*, Angus MacDonald*, Aileen McLeod*

S4M-06099 Congratulations to MSYPs from Mid-Scotland and Fife Region ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06098 Free School Meals ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06097 Welcome to the National Cricket Teams of Japan ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Hanzala Malik*, Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06096 Orkney’s Mainland the Best Island in the UK ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06095 Asda Coatbridge Community Life ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06093 Island Switches on Power ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Angus MacDonald*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06092 European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06091 Congratulating Northern Constabulary ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06090 Award for Chief Executive of Scottish Wildlife Trust ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06088 Woodside Nursery School’s Excellent Inspection ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06076 Congratulating Annie Lennox OBE ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06073 Coalfields Regeneration Trust £50,000 for Bo’ness and Blackness ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06072 Friends of Zetland Park ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06071 Avonbridge Primary School ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06070 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06069 Scottish Youth Parliament Falkirk East Winners ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06068 British Red Cross New Reablement Service ­(lodged on 26 March 2013) Margaret Mitchell*, Clare Adamson*, Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06066 Congratulations to Glasgow on European Green Capital 2015 Shortlisting ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Hanzala Malik*, Stuart McMillan*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-06065 MSYPs Elected for Strathkelvin and Bearsden ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06064 Appreciation of the Efforts of the Emergency Services and Utility Companies ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Margaret McDougall*

S4M-06063 Capital Investment in Sport ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06062 Response to Heavy Snowfall in Dumfries and Galloway ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06060 Congratulation to Scottish Women in the World Curling Champions ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06058 Welcoming College Waiting Lists Final Report ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06056 St Charles’ Primary School Awarded Third Green Flag ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06055 Arbroath FC Awarded £11,000 for Community-engagement Initiatives ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06054 Congratulations to Louise Cameron MSYP ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Gil Paterson*

S4M-06052 Springer Rescue for Scotland ­(lodged on 25 March 2013) Clare Adamson*, Angus MacDonald*

S4M-06050 Cairngorms National Park Celebrates 10th Anniversary ­(lodged on 22 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06049 Stockbridge Coolest Neighbourhood in Scotland ­(lodged on 22 March 2013) Roderick Campbell*

S4M-06048 The Happy Lands, Telling Working Class History ­(lodged on 22 March 2013) Hanzala Malik*, Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06047 William Smellie, Father of British Midwifery ­(lodged on 22 March 2013) Hanzala Malik*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-06046 Rock the House ­(lodged on 22 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06045 Auchinraith Pupils Commended for Charity Fundraising ­(lodged on 22 March 2013) Hanzala Malik*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-06041 Scottish Independence Referendum Date Set ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06039 Haulage Firm Takes Cool Top Spot ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06037 New Investment by Stagecoach ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06034 Tayside Police Officers Recognised for Bravery ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06032 Coatbridge College Students’ Association Success at NUS Scotland Awards ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Hanzala Malik*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-06030 Congratulations to Jamie McKendrick ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06025 East Park Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06024 The Wheels on the Bus Get Greener and Greener ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06023 Officers Honoured for Bravery ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06021 NUS Scotland Awards 2013 ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06019 Poll Shows Most Scots Back Onshore Wind Energy ­(lodged on 21 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06017 Nurse Awards 2013, Mental Health Award ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-06014 Annexe Communities’ Community Spaces Grant ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06011 Scottish Youth Parliament Shetland Winners ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-06010 World Down Syndrome Day ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Clare Adamson*, Aileen McLeod*

S4M-06008 Campsie Memorial Hall Secures Big Lottery Fund Grant ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-06007 Award for Angus College’s Depute Principal ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-06005 Alness Academy Science Success ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-06004 Help the Irn Bruisers ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-06003 Drumchapel L.I.F.E Community Spaces Scotland Grant ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*

S4M-06001 Patient Opinion Website ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-06000 World Immunisation Week ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*, Aileen McLeod*

S4M-05999 Basketball for all at Drumchapel High School ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-05992 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05991 Direct Payments Increase Arrears ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*

S4M-05990 Abolish the Bedroom Tax in the Budget ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05989 Gambling Act 2005 ­(lodged on 19 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*

S4M-05987 OYTS Given Investors in Volunteer Status ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05986 Loss of Overseas Students ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05985 Congratulating Beth Scoon on Joining Great Britain’s Women’s Ice Hockey Team ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Angus MacDonald*, Colin Keir*

S4M-05984 Ecological Award for Saint Charles’ Primary School ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05983 Six Nations ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*

S4M-05982 Honesty on Nuclear Weapons in Scotland and in the Middle East ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Malcolm Chisholm*

S4M-05979 North Ayrshire Citizens of the Year ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05977 Saints Lift the Cup ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*

S4M-05976 MS Week 2013 ­(lodged on 18 March 2013) Drew Smith*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05974 BBC Redundancies ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05973 Street Harassment ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05972 Inverclyde’s Got Talent ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05971 Lights Go out at Cockenzie Power Station ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05970 Big Lottery Refund Campaign ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05969 Angus Businesswoman Wins Award for Charity Work ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05968 National Trust for Scotland Easter Festivities ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05967 New Home for Edinburgh’s Palestinian Fair Trade Shop ­(lodged on 15 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05964 Labour Scaremongering on State Pension ­(lodged on 14 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05962 Central Scotland Police Accredited Living Wage Employer ­(lodged on 14 March 2013) Colin Keir*, Clare Adamson*

S4M-05961 Congratulations to Pope Francis ­(lodged on 14 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05956 North Ayrshire Foodbank Fundraising Event ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05955 Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05950 Neurological Alliance of Scotland Brain Awareness Week ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05947 Partnership to Raise Youth Rail Safety Awareness ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05943 Federation of Master Builders VAT Campaign ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05942 Orkney College Tour de UHI ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05940 The UK’s First Difgen Turbine by Scottish Water ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05936 Restoration of John Finnie Street ­(lodged on 13 March 2013) Colin Keir*

S4M-05930 Workers’ Memorial Day 2013 ­(lodged on 12 March 2013) Drew Smith*

S4M-05907 Parkinson’s Nurses in Scotland: Providing Effective, Safe, Person-centred Care ­(lodged on 12 March 2013) Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-05895 The Value of Scotland’s Water Resources ­(lodged on 11 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05894 Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention ­(lodged on 11 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05891 History is Made at the Mull of Galloway ­(lodged on 11 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05890 Congratulations to the People of Independent Norway ­(lodged on 11 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05887 Machan Trust Funding Award ­(lodged on 11 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05886 COVEY, Looked After and Accommodated Project Funding ­(lodged on 11 March 2013) Clare Adamson*

S4M-05781 The Aiete Declaration ­(lodged on 28 February 2013) Stuart McMillan*, Colin Keir*

S4M-05761 Big Lottery Fund Scotland Boost for Jura and Lewis ­(lodged on 27 February 2013) Angus MacDonald*

S4M-05743 Innovative Vegware Progresses to UK Final ­(lodged on 26 February 2013) Elaine Murray*

S4M-05674 No Smoking Day 2013 ­(lodged on 19 February 2013) Colin Keir*

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