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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-08386 Sandra White: Glasgow Confirmed as the Home of New Music—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that Glasgow has been named the UK’s best city for new music; understands that, of the 10 best venues to discover emerging acts in the UK, Glasgow was home to three of them, which was more than any other UK destination; notes that the venues to receive this accolade are The Arches, Barrowland Ballroom and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut; further notes that Glasgow has been credited with kick-starting the careers of dozens of big name acts, including Oasis, Travis, Franz Ferdinand and Glasvegas; believes that this accolade further supports Glasgow’s stance as a UNESCO City of Music and highlights its position as one of the world centres for music; considers also that this position was reaffirmed on an international stage with the announcement that the city will play host to the 2014 MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow Kelvin’s SSE Hydro, and wishes Glasgow continued success in promoting and developing some of the world’s greatest musical talents.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Annabelle Ewing*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Christina McKelvie*, Anne McTaggart*, Joan McAlpine*

*S4M-08385 Christina McKelvie: Hamilton Depressed Cake Shop—That the Parliament commends the efforts of the Depressed Cake Shop Lanarkshire on its efforts to promote awareness of depression and the destigmatisation of mental illness; understands that the Depressed Cake Shop is an international project that organises events in which pop-up cake shops sell grey cakes to raise awareness of mental illness, particularly depression, and raise money for charity; notes that, on 21 November 2013, a Depressed Cake Shop will be open in ASDA in Hamilton, raising money for Hope Café, a project aimed at supporting individuals with mental health challenges, and acknowledges what it considers the hard work, activism and charitableness of everyone involved.

Supported by: Aileen McLeod*, John Wilson*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Richard Lyle*, Annabelle Ewing*, Roderick Campbell*, Rob Gibson*, Christian Allard*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-08384# Christina McKelvie: Headway—That the Parliament congratulates the brain injury charity, Headway South Lanarkshire, on its release of an album that features musicians and people from South Lanarkshire who have experienced brain injury; understands that the charity campaigns and lobbies for better support and resources for dealing with brain injury, raises awareness of the condition and its effects and fundraises to support people affected by it; considers that the charity’s efforts have been important in improving people’s lives in South Lanarkshire and around the UK, and sends its best wishes to everybody involved with the charity and its supporters.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Nanette Milne*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Wilson*, Rob Gibson*, Christian Allard*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Aileen McLeod*

*S4M-08383 Clare Adamson: If Livingstone was Alive Today, What Would he be Doing?—That the Parliament congratulates Livingstone 200, the Scottish Bible Society, the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society (EMMS International), the Church of Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland on what it considers their uplifting service of thanksgiving for Dr David Livingstone in Glasgow Cathedral on 13 November 2013; further congratulates EMMS International on hosting the Dr David Livingstone Debate, If Livingstone was alive today, what would he be doing?, and recognises what it considers the able chairing of the debate by Rt Rev Lorna Hood, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland; considers that there were thought-provoking contributions from Dr Mhoira Leng, Palliative Care Physician, Rev CB Samuel, Ms Mphatso Nguluwe, Director of the Livingstonia Synod AIDS Programme and Sir Kenneth Calman, chairman of the National Trust for Scotland, in a debate that covered some of the key issues facing the world today; concurs with the conclusion that Dr Livingstone would be fully involved in these issues were he here today, and commends the work of EMMS International, which, like Livingstone, seeks to bring improvements in healthcare and education to some of the world’s poorest communities.

Supported by: Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Jim Hume*, John Mason*, Richard Lyle*, Annabelle Ewing*, Christina McKelvie*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-08382 John Swinney: Model Code of Conduct for Members of Devolved Public Bodies—That the Local Government and Regeneration Committee recommends that the Model Code of Conduct for Members of Devolved Public Bodies (SG 2013/250) be approved.

*S4M-08381 Richard Simpson: Eilidh Child Named Scottish Athlete of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates Eilidh Child from Kinross on being named Scottish Athlete of the Year; notes that Ms Child won medals individually and as part of the relay team for Great Britain at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships and a silver medal representing Scotland at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and wishes her luck in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Patricia Ferguson*, Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Richard Lyle*, Annabelle Ewing*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jayne Baxter*, Adam Ingram*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-08380 Richard Simpson: Judy Murray to Receive Honorary Doctorate—That the Parliament congratulates Judy Murray on receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling for her contribution to tennis and her charitable causes; commends her contribution to developing future tennis players in the heart of Scotland, with a planned tennis centre in Bridge of Allan to provide children from more deprived areas with the opportunity to play tennis; applauds her continued commitment to raising the profile of women in sport and more specifically women’s tennis through supporting charities such as Women in Sport, whose aim is to aid sportswomen to reach their full potential, and acknowledges her determination to propel the Great Britain’s women’s Fedcup team to a higher ranking.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Lewis Macdonald*, Joan McAlpine*, Iain Gray*, Bruce Crawford*, Dennis Robertson*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Tavish Scott*, Jayne Baxter*, Neil Findlay*, Richard Lyle*, Annabelle Ewing*, Bill Kidd*, James Kelly*, Aileen McLeod*, Murdo Fraser*, Roderick Campbell*, Mike MacKenzie*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-08379 Liam McArthur: The Museums Accreditation Committee’s New Orkney Voice—That the Parliament congratulates the manager of Orkney Islands Council’s Art, Museums and Heritage Services, Claire Gee, on her appointment to the UK-wide Museums Accreditation Committee (MAC), which, it understands, is the body that sets the standards for museums nationwide; considers that this is both a great achievement and a wonderful opportunity for someone with valuable experience of working with museums in a rural, island community to apply her knowledge and passion to the national scheme, and believes that Ms Gee’s unique perspective will serve to enhance and enrich the MAC by bringing an understanding of the challenges faced by museums in remote areas as well as the high esteem in which they are held by their communities.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Sandra White*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dennis Robertson*, David Torrance*, Patricia Ferguson*, Mary Scanlon*, Richard Lyle*, John Wilson*, Jim Hume*, Jackie Baillie*, Roderick Campbell*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-08378 Roderick Campbell: Record-breaking Year at the Isle of May—That the Parliament congratulates everyone at the Isle of May National Nature Reserve on what it believes has been a record-breaking year, with over 10,000 visitors in 2013; notes that this breaks the reserve’s previous record by more than 1,500; understands that people used either the RIB Osprey, kayaks, small privately-owned craft or the Scottish Seabird Centre’s boat, the May Princess, which recorded 10,800 passengers, to visit the island; believes that a number of special events have been held on the island to celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland; understands that these were a great success, and encourages everyone to visit the Isle of May to see something special.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, David Torrance*, Liz Smith*, Hanzala Malik*, Stewart Stevenson*, Jayne Baxter*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Wilson*, Bill Kidd*, Chic Brodie*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-08377 Colin Keir: Aye Right Project, Forrester and St Augustine’s High Schools, Edinburgh—That the Parliament congratulates the Aye Right project, which is a collaboration between Forrester and St Augustine’s high schools in Edinburgh; welcomes the work carried out by the students and staff who worked alongside the City of Edinburgh Council Community Learning and Development Department and the artist, Martin Ayres, to help promote an awareness of young people’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; understands that, using a triptych style, they produced a photographic exhibition that was based on a painting created at the time of the Holocaust; believes that this created powerful images of young people by young people, and notes that, before going on public display at schools and elsewhere around Edinburgh, the exhibition was displayed at the Parliament on Universal Children’s Day, 20 November 2013.

Supported by: Sandra White*

*S4M-08376 Willie Coffey: Cameron Muir—That the Parliament congratulates the swimmer, Cameron Muir, from Kilmarnock on recording the fastest ever 100 metre breaststroke time for a Scottish 14-year-old; notes that Cameron, who attends Grange Academy, entered the record books at the recent west of Scotland senior championships in Dumfries at which he collected five gold medals and one silver; acknowledges that this achievement sees Cameron rise to the number one ranking spot in the UK after displacing the London Olympian, Craig Benson, from the top of Scotland’s all-time order of merit; further notes that Cameron has now been nominated as a baton bearer for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, and looks forward to seeing him compete for Scotland at future Games as is his ambition.

Supported by: Nigel Don*, Jamie Hepburn*, Sandra White*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Jim Hume*, Graeme Pearson*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*

*S4M-08375 Marco Biagi: 80 Years since Ukrainian Famine—That the Parliament notes that it has been 80 years since the Holodomor, the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33; also notes that, although the exact number of mortalities may never be known, conservative estimates place the number in the scale of millions; understands that there is a consensus among historians that this was not only an entirely avoidable tragedy, but a deliberate genocide enacted by the brutal Stalin regime; believes that Scotland is not alone in recognising these events as genocide and is joined by many other nations in condemning them; commends the work of the campaigners raising awareness of the Holodomor, including the Holodomor Memorial website and holodomor.org.uk, and passes its condolences to the relatives of victims of the Holodomor, as marked by its official day of remembrance on 26 November in Ukraine.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Jean Urquhart*, Chic Brodie*, Joan McAlpine*, Kenneth Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Jamie Hepburn*, Jim Hume*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie McGrigor*, Annabelle Ewing*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Mike MacKenzie*, Christina McKelvie*, Kevin Stewart*, Sandra White*, David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, John Mason*, Maureen Watt*

*S4M-08374 Jackie Baillie: International Day of Persons with Disabilities—That the Parliament welcomes 3 December 2013 as International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which has been observed every year since 1992; notes that the theme for this year is “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all”; commends the many organisations around the world and in Scotland that use this day to promote inclusion, especially in the workforce; understands that 1.2 million disabled people in the UK want to work and are not able to secure employment, and encourages the Scottish Government to do everything in its power to eliminate institutional discrimination against disabled people and to break barriers and open doors for an inclusive society for all.

Supported by: Sandra White*, Nigel Don*, Jamie Hepburn*

*S4M-08373 George Adam: Award-winning Journalist, Holly McCormack—That the Parliament congratulates Holly McCormack on winning the 2013 Anna Sargent Student Journalist Award in recognition of her publication, Mental Matters Magazine; understands that the Paisley-based student journalist was given this accolade at the 20th Mind Media Awards, which were held at the British Film Institute in London on 18 November 2013 and were attended by numerous stars of the stage and screen; acknowledges what it sees as the efforts and talents that Holly has shown in her recovery-based online magazine, which looks at mental health from a personal point of view, and looks forward to Holly’s future journalistic endeavours.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Graeme Dey*, Aileen McLeod*, Stewart Stevenson*, Hugh Henry*, David Torrance*, Sandra White*, James Dornan*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Roderick Campbell*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Adam Ingram*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Gordon MacDonald*, Mike MacKenzie*, Stuart McMillan*, Maureen Watt*

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-08372 Workers’ Rights in the Bangladesh Textile Industry ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Iain Gray*, John Pentland*, Hugh Henry*, Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, Roderick Campbell*, Jamie Hepburn*, Patrick Harvie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Adam Ingram*, Annabelle Ewing*, Neil Findlay*, Jayne Baxter*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Jenny Marra*, Anne McTaggart*, Cara Hilton*

S4M-08371 Orkney Beer Hops to Success ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) David Torrance*, Stewart Stevenson*, Hugh Henry*, Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Chic Brodie*, Roderick Campbell*, Nigel Don*, Jamie Hepburn*, Patrick Harvie*, Bill Kidd*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Gordon MacDonald*, Anne McTaggart*

S4M-08370 The Food Train ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Graeme Dey*, Angus MacDonald*, Murdo Fraser*, Sandra White*, Roderick Campbell*, Nigel Don*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Gordon MacDonald*, Mike MacKenzie*

S4M-08369 Royal Navy’s Response to the Philippines ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Murdo Fraser*, Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Stuart McMillan*

S4M-08368 The Hydro Effect ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Iain Gray*, Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Jamie Hepburn*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Gordon MacDonald*

S4M-08367 Glasgow’s Medical Equipment to Transform Lives in Malawi ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Iain Gray*, Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, Nigel Don*, Jamie Hepburn*, Neil Findlay*, Patricia Ferguson*, John Mason*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-08366 World Scotch Pie Championships Finalists ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*

S4M-08365 Raising Awareness of Motor Neurone Disease ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Sandra White*, Jamie Hepburn*, Neil Findlay*

S4M-08363 Gold for Black Diamond Museum ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Sandra White*, Dennis Robertson*, Jamie Hepburn*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-08362 TUC National Day of Action on Blacklisting ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Michael McMahon*, Iain Gray*, Hugh Henry*, Lewis Macdonald*, Cara Hilton*, Patricia Ferguson*

S4M-08361 Transgender Day of Remembrance ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08360 Relaxed Accessible Performance of The Selfish Giant ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08358 Aberdeen Asset Management Largest in Europe ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Kenneth Gibson*, Sandra White*, Alison McInnes*

S4M-08357 Brake Road Safety Week ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*, Mary Scanlon*

S4M-08354 Angus Company Wins Top Industry Award ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08353 Arbroath Shines at Real Heroes Awards ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08352 Award-winning Renfrewshire Campaign ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08351 World-class Ice Hockey at Dumfries Ice Bowl ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08350 Mairi O’Keefe, Community Champion of the Year ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-08349 Michael More Butchers is Finalist in 2014 World Scotch Pie Championship ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08346 Quality Scotland Makes its Mark in World Quality Week ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08345 Oral Cancer and the Ben Walton Trust ­(lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-08344 Let’s Get Over Homophobic Bullying ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*, Mary Fee*

S4M-08342 Andrew Carnegie Day 2013 ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*, Mary Fee*

S4M-08341 Lothian Buses Mobile App ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*, Sarah Boyack*

S4M-08340 The Rucksack Project ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08339 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-08338 Launch of Silver Line Scotland ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*, Mary Scanlon*, Neil Findlay*

S4M-08337 Mental Health Arts and Film Festival ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08336 Debtbusters ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*, Cara Hilton*

S4M-08335 Mr Jurgens Joubert, Scotland’s Modern Apprentice of the Year (lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08334 Congratulations to Marathon Man, Gavin Gibbon ­(lodged on 18 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08333 Park Smart Initiative ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08332 Congratulations to the Come Dine with Us Carers ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08331 Congratulations to Team Kyle ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08330 Retirement of Dario Franchitti ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-08329 BT Wins Macro Employers Award at Scotland’s Modern Apprenticeship Awards ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08325 Scottish Hazards Campaign’s 19th Anniversary ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-08324 Loch Lomond Brewery in Aldi’s Winter Beer Festival ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-08323 Discontinuation of Home Office’s Go Home Campaign ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08322 Keep Me Posted ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08321 Congratulating Gail Hogg on Winning the Therapist Award ­(lodged on 15 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08320 Self-immolations in Tibet ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08319 307 Days to go to End 307 Years of the Union ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08318 Annea Wilson, Mental Health Officer of the Year ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*, Neil Findlay*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-08316 Richard II Live Broadcast ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08315 Judy R Clark, Womenswear Designer of the Year ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08313 Thomas Blake Glover Aberdeen Asset Scholarship ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08312 Rosneath Peninsula’s Creative Place Award Nomination ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08311 The First Annual Royal Highland Education Trust Week ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*, Tavish Scott*

S4M-08310 Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll Reopening ­(lodged on 14 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08300 £3.4 Million Refurbishment of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library ­(lodged on 13 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08264 Scottish Bravehearts Reach Rugby League World Cup Quarters (lodged on 11 November 2013) Stuart McMillan*

S4M-08258 Scottish Women’s Convention ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) David Torrance*, Gil Paterson*, Chic Brodie*, Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Bruce Crawford*, Annabelle Ewing*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Stuart McMillan*, Maureen Watt*

S4M-08228.1 House of Commons to Vote on Repealing the Bedroom Tax (lodged on 19 November 2013) Sandra White*

S4M-08201 Immigrants in the UK, Net Contributors to the Economy and Society ­(lodged on 06 November 2013) Fiona McLeod*

S4M-08134.1 World Forum on Natural Capital ­(lodged on 20 November 2013) Alison Johnstone*

S4M-08110 World Prematurity Day 2013 and World-class Neonatal Care in Scotland ­(lodged on 31 October 2013) Claudia Beamish*, Fiona McLeod*

S4M-08076 Movember 2013 ­(lodged on 30 October 2013) Malcolm Chisholm*, Richard Simpson*

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