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 A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn.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-11242♦ Hanzala Malik: Refugee Crisis in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq—That the Parliament understands that the number of internally-displaced Iraqi people and Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan region is as high as 1.4 million and rising every day; notes that this is twice the population of Glasgow and is in a region with a population of five million; further notes that more refugees are arriving from Kobane in Syria as well as displaced people from Anbar, which is an Iraqi province that ISIS has almost total control of; understands that the Duhok province in the Kurdistan region has declared a state of emergency; is concerned that, although the Kurdistan region is committed to building 26 refugee camps and is providing food, water and shelter,‎ it is reported to be getting very little help from the Iraqi federal government; understands that the significant Kurdish diaspora in Glasgow and across Scotland is gravely concerned about this and has requested that the Scottish Government sends doctors and nurses to the camps, and notes the view that it is important to raise the profile of the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdistan region both across the UK and internationally.

*S4M-11241 Jackie Baillie: Anne Swartz Nominated for Carer of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates Anne Swartz of the Scottish Kinship Care Alliance on reaching the final stages of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Real Heroes 2014; understands that Anne was nominated for the Carer of the Year award in recognition of her efforts in campaigning for basic rights for kinship carers and in highlighting the vital work that they carry out; further understands that, in addition to looking after her three grandchildren, Anne provides support to carers and their families in West Dunbartonshire, and wishes her every success.

*S4M-11240 Mike MacKenzie: Campbeltown Town Hall—That the Parliament congratulates South Kintyre Development Trust (SKDT) on being awarded a building repair grant of £224,868 from Historic Scotland towards the renovation and redevelopment of Campbeltown Town Hall; acknowledges that a grant of £23,698 from the CARES programme to install energy efficiency measures in the building was awarded by Local Energy Scotland and that, with these awards, SKDT now has the full £2.24 million funding package in place to complete what it considers the ambitious community-led initiative, the Campbeltown Town Hall project; notes that the project has also been given funding by the Big Lottery, the Townscape Heritage Initiative and Argyll and Bute Council’s CHORD programme; believes that the hall will be a community-owned facility; understands that it will be fully accessible to wheelchair users and will provide a mix of high-end office and meeting space as well as lift access to the magnificent main hall; understands that it will also have with a modern, fully-equipped kitchen to cater for functions and conferences; commends the four years of hard work by SKDT, the voluntary project team and the Campbeltown community; welcomes the news that the refurbishment work looks set to be carried out by a local firm and that this will help to ensure job security for many people, and looks forward to the work being completed in 2015.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Bill Kidd*

*S4M-11239 Dennis Robertson: Awards for All Funding for Braemar Creative Arts—That the Parliament congratulates Braemar Creative Arts Festival in the Aberdeenshire West constituency on receiving a £2,000 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; understands that Braemar Creative Arts is a community organisation based in Braemar, Aberdeenshire that holds an annual four-day arts festival, which provides people of all ages with an opportunity to learn skills in traditional music, dance, arts, crafts, drama and literature, and considers that the project benefits the people of Braemar and surrounding areas.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Hanzala Malik*, Anne McTaggart*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-11238 Hanzala Malik: UK Child Poverty Map Shows Glasgow Having the Worst Record in Scotland—That the Parliament notes the child poverty map of the UK that has been recently published by End Child Poverty; understands that this reveals significant concentrations of children living in hardship; is concerned that Glasgow is the worst-affected area in Scotland, with one-in-three young people in poverty; further notes the variation across the regions, with 28% of the children in Dundee experiencing poverty, 27% in North Ayrshire and 26% in Clackmannanshire, East Ayrshire and Inverclyde, and understands that the rates in Manchester and Birmingham are 39% and 37% respectively, while in London, Bethnal Green and Bow has a rate of 49%, compared with 15% in Richmond-upon-Thames.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-11237 Marco Biagi: Martyn Bennett Prize, Celebrating Young Traditional Music Composers—That the Parliament notes the Martyn Bennett Prize, which recognises the people who are considered the most promising young composers to be inspired by traditional Scottish music; understands that the prize involves a live performance at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall of new work written by the five finalists; supports efforts to encourage innovation in traditional Scottish music, and congratulates the 2014 winner, James Lindsay, and the runners-up, Christopher Bradley, Stuart Macpherson, Aidan O’Rourke and Rob Taylor, on their participation.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, Kenneth Gibson*, Dennis Robertson*, Angus MacDonald*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*

*S4M-11236 John Finnie: Electricity Surcharges in the Highlands and Islands—That the Parliament notes the report by the Western Isles Poverty Action Group, which states that customers of Scottish and Southern Energy in the Highlands and Islands face a 2p per unit surcharge; understands that fuel poverty remains a growing problem across Scotland and that rural areas in particular and the older people living in these areas are among the most heavily affected; notes that the 2014 Rural Scotland in Focus report highlighted that, across rural local authorities, an average of 59% of older people were in fuel poverty, including 75% in the Orkney Islands, and calls on the Scottish and UK governments to work together to develop a more equitable energy market that does not punish people in remote and rural areas.

*S4M-11235 Colin Beattie: Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Seniors Set for Shopping Spree—That the Parliament congratulates Bonnyrigg and Lasswade Seniors’ Forum on receiving £2,500 from the Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland; understands that the money will be used to support the forum’s shopping group, which helps 32 people get to the shops each day; recognises the importance of the work done in reducing loneliness and isolation by such community groups, and wishes the forum all the best.

Supported by: Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-11234 David Stewart: Diageo Accredited as Investors in Young People—That the Parliament recognises that Diageo, which it understands is the largest Scotch Whisky producer and one of the world’s leading premium drinks businesses, has been given Investors in Young People accreditation in recognition of its work with young people; believes that it has a strong commitment to young people and focuses on creating employment and training opportunities; notes that it employs 67 apprentices at its international supply centre, with the majority of them based in Scotland; understands that the company works closely with Scotland’s universities to provide engineering students with paid placement opportunities, with 30 employed in its graduate programme, and plans to recruit up to 20 more in the coming year, and notes what it sees as the close relationship that it has developed with Skills Development Scotland to create apprenticeships, training and employment opportunities across the country.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Jackie Baillie*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Angus MacDonald*

*S4M-11233 Lewis Macdonald: Big Lottery Awards in the North East—That the Parliament commends the Big Lottery Fund on its recent awards to organisations across Aberdeen and North East Scotland; congratulates Transition Extreme Sports Ltd on its award of £10,000, which it understands will be used to run an extreme art school course for young people who are not in education or employment; welcomes the award of £49,586 from the Young Start project to Station House Media Unit (SHMU) to allow 60 young people from across the city to create their own live TV and radio broadcasts, and recognises what it sees as the excellent work carried out by both SHMU and Transition Extreme Sports Ltd in providing opportunities for young people from deprived areas of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Cara Hilton*, Anne McTaggart*, Patricia Ferguson*, Richard Lyle*

*S4M-11232 Stuart McMillan: Safety Concerns at Former Distillery Site—That the Parliament expresses concern regarding safety at the former Allied Distillers site in Dumbarton; understands that the site, near Castle Street, has seen a number of young people enter the tower illegally, which was highlighted in the Lennox Herald on 3 October 2014; notes the concerns of local people who believe that site security and safety must be greatly improved in order to prevent more people from climbing the structure; believes that PricewaterhouseCoopers has indicated that the ground floor access to the tower is to be filled with concrete to act as a more permanent solution, however considers that more action must be taken in the surrounding area to ensure that the facility is secure from trespassers.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*

*S4M-11231 Stuart McMillan: Community Entrepreneur of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates Vicki McCarthy from Reach for Autism, which is based in Greenock, on winning the Community Entrepreneur of the Year award at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) awards held on 14 October 2014; notes that the RBS - Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes tv series showcased three nominees in 10 categories and that STV viewers were invited to vote for the nominee who they believed most deserved to receive an award; considers that it is a tremendous achievement for Vicki to win the award, and wishes her and Reach for Autism every success in the future.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Duncan McNeil*, Roderick Campbell*, Hanzala Malik*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Anne McTaggart*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Bill Kidd*, Jayne Baxter*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11230 Graeme Dey: Angus Brewery Toasts Success—That the Parliament congratulates an Angus brewery on being selected for the second time to be part of Aldi’s annual beer festival; understands that the Mòr Brewing Company in Kellas is one of the microbreweries selected to take part in the event, which can be worth more than £200,000 to participants; notes that its beer, Mor Please, will be sold at the supermarket chain’s beer festival alongside a selection of beverages from 47 new and existing breweries, and wishes the Mòr Brewing Company every future success.

Supported by: Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, Rob Gibson*, Cara Hilton*, Kevin Stewart*, Kenneth Gibson*, Alex Johnstone*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11229 Neil Findlay: Rotary Club of Livingston 40th Anniversary—That the Parliament congratulates the Rotary Club of Livingston on its 40th anniversary; notes that the club brought together 60 members past and present, including some founding members, to celebrate this milestone, and wishes the club every success for the future.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*, Jayne Baxter*

*S4M-11228 Neil Findlay: Welcoming the Formation of the Bring Your Own Bag Stoma Support Group—That the Parliament congratulates the formation of the West Lothian Bring Your Own Bag stoma support group, which provides help and support to people who have had a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy; recognises what it considers the important work of the group in helping people to manage their condition and live life to the full following their procedure, and looks forward to the future success of the group.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Kenneth Gibson*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Jayne Baxter*

*S4M-11227 Neil Findlay: Dedridge Primary School Wins the Bee Garden Competition—That the Parliament congratulates Dedridge Primary School on winning the competition run by the Rural Connect project; notes that the school developed an area of its grounds to encourage bees and pollinating insects, recognising their importance to the environment, and wishes the school every success in attracting wildlife to its grounds.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-11226 Neil Findlay: Foyle Young Poet of the Year—That the Parliament congratulates Sophia Tait from Livingston, who was named as one of 15 Foyle Young Poets of the Year for her poem, Mosaic me; notes that over 13,630 poems by 7,603 poets from 78 countries entered the competition, and wishes Sophie continuing success with her writing.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-11222 Neil Findlay: Royal Bank of Scotland Branch Closures—That the Parliament condemns the news that the Royal Bank of Scotland is to proceed with the closure of bank branches in Armadale, Fauldhouse and Harthill; considers that these closures were announced without any consultation with customers and that representations from local people, MSPs, MPs, councillors and trade unions have been ignored, and is of the view that the Royal Bank’s "last bank in town" policy is now nothing more than a marketing gimmick with no substance to it whatsoever.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart*, Jackie Baillie*

*S4M-11221 Jackie Baillie: Lord Freud Should Go—That the Parliament expresses deep concern at reported comments by Lord Freud that suggest that disabled people are worth less than their non-disabled counterparts and thus should receive a lower minimum wage; applauds the achievements and contributions of disabled people to the economy and to society; urges Lord Freud, as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Reform, to consider whether his position is tenable, and believes that an equal wage should be paid for equal work regardless of workers’ personal circumstances.

Supported by: Siobhan McMahon*, Hugh Henry*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Hanzala Malik*, Cara Hilton*, Chic Brodie*, Jayne Baxter*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Dey*, Patricia Ferguson*, Neil Findlay*, John Mason*

*S4M-11221.1 Christina McKelvie: Lord Freud Should Go—As an amendment to motion S4M-11221 in the name of Jackie Baillie (Lord Freud Should Go), insert at end "; understands that, in 2006, Lord Freud was appointed by the then Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to provide a nominally independent review of the British welfare to work system, and believes it hypocritical of the Labour Party to relinquish any responsibility for Lord Freud’s actions, when it was its government that originally appointed him".

*S4M-11220 Michael McMahon: Margaret Gibb Wins RBS Scotland’s Real Hero of the Year Award—That the Parliament congratulates Margaret Gibb from Bellshill on being chosen as the overall winner of what it considers the prestigious RBS Scotland’s Real Hero of the Year Award, which was broadcast on STV on 14 October 2014; notes that Margaret also won the Community Champion section award in recognition of her being the inspiration and driving force behind the North Road Playgroup in Bellshill for almost 40 years, which has provided help and support to hundreds of children and families in the community, and serving on the committee of the West of Scotland Play Scheme, which has overseen the running of over 350 groups across the west of Scotland for over 15 years; commends all of the winners and nominees in each of the categories for which there were awards, but believes that the judges were correct in choosing Margaret Gibb for the top accolade as she is a real hero to the people of Bellshill and Scotland.

Supported by: Roderick Campbell*, Jayne Baxter*, Jackie Baillie*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Dey*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Hanzala Malik*, Margaret Mitchell*, Kevin Stewart*, Siobhan McMahon*

*S4M-11219 Kenneth Gibson: TR Bonnyman Fights Ebola—That the Parliament welcomes the decision by the Beith-based chemical manufacturer, TR Bonnyman, to donate its disinfectant products to help stem the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone; understands that staff and management at the company were so moved by the plight of those in affected West African nations that the decision was taken to send a substantial quantity of disinfectant to Sierra Leone, where the chemicals will be used in hospitals and medical centres to help stem the spread of the disease; is aware that, according to the World Health Organization, Ebola has already claimed the lives of around 4,500 people in West Africa and commends the actions of those, including TR Bonnyman, who are doing all they can, internationally and locally, to combat the spread and effects of this lethal disease; further understands that TR Bonnyman made its donation via the charity, Scotia Aid Sierra Leone, which is helping to channel Scottish efforts to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone, and encourages people who want to help to contact the charity either by email to info@scotiaaid.org or calling 01698 740041.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Hugh Henry*, Joan McAlpine*, Roderick Campbell*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Jackie Baillie*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-11218 Marco Biagi: Shelter Campaign on Illegal Evictions—That the Parliament commends Shelter Scotland’s awareness campaign, Illegal Evictions: Know Your Rights, which was launched on 13 October 2014; encourages tenants to be aware of their rights and landlords of their responsibilities; notes that it is a criminal offence to illegally evict tenants; supports the involvement of Police Scotland and Crimestoppers in helping tenants to report and resolve illegal evictions; notes that tenants can be made homeless by criminal landlords, and supports this Scotland-wide campaign to raise awareness that illegal evictions should be reported to the police.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Hugh Henry*, Joan McAlpine*, Christian Allard*, Alex Rowley*, Jackie Baillie*, John Finnie*, Jayne Baxter*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, John Mason*, Christina McKelvie*, Stuart McMillan*, Neil Findlay*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Hanzala Malik*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11217 Kenneth Gibson: The Launch of Largs Community Resilience Team—That the Parliament congratulates Largs Community Council ahead of the launch of the Largs Community Resilience Team on 2 November 2014; believes that, over an 18-month period, the Community Council sought and successfully secured funding for the project; understands that, in the event of an emergency, police incident officers would alert the Largs Community Resilience Team co-ordinator to put into action the 58 volunteers who would offer their services to the Category 1 Responders; commends Largs Community Council and all of the volunteers who make up Largs Community Resilience Team for what it sees as their forethought and sense of civic duty, and wishes them every success on the launch of the team and in the months and years ahead.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, John Lamont*, Bill Kidd*, Christian Allard*, Stuart McMillan*, Roderick Campbell*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Jackie Baillie*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*, Kevin Stewart*

*S4M-11216♦ Cara Hilton: It’s Not Fine—That the Parliament welcomes Citizens Advice Scotland’s (CAS) latest campaign, It’s Not Fine, which is highlighting what it considers the many unscrupulous practices and unfair charges levied on drivers in Dunfermline, Fife, and across Scotland every year by the private parking industry; understands that CAS saw a 50% increase in enquiries about this issue between 2012-13 and 2013-14 and that it is the most visited page on the service’s self-help webpage, adviceguide.org.uk; is concerned that many charges for violating parking rules are excessive, ranging between £80 and £100, with 30% of charges reported to CAS at over £100, flouting the parking industry’s own guidelines; considers that signage in car parks is too often unclear, confusing and sparse, and notes the view that car park operators should be fair and open and have routes to redress for customers who have good reason to have spent longer in a car park, particularly disabled drivers.

Supported by: Patricia Ferguson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Hugh Henry*, Stuart McMillan*, Alex Rowley*, Jackie Baillie*, Roderick Campbell*, Anne McTaggart*, Jayne Baxter*, Graeme Dey*, Neil Findlay*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McCulloch*

*S4M-11215 Tavish Scott: Congratulating Shetland’s Jan Bevington on Receiving IFAW’s Marine Rescue Award—That the Parliament congratulates Jan Bevington on being awarded a special marine rescue award by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW); notes that the award is in recognition of her many years of dedication to rescuing and rehabilitating injured or abandoned marine creatures; understands that Jan established and runs the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary where she has been caring for sick animals in the islands for more than 27 years; further understands that she will receive her award at IFAW’s Animal Action Awards event, hosted by Baroness Gale and presented by the TV wildlife presenter, Bill Oddie, at the House of Lords in October 2014; commends Jan’s dedication to looking after sick, injured and abandoned wildlife, which has seen her rescue countless marine mammals; recognises what it sees as this great example of animal welfare in action and the tremendous service that Jan has provided for local communities, and wishes her well in her future endeavours at the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary.

*S4M-11214 Roderick Campbell: The Waid Academy, Anstruther—That the Parliament welcomes the £21.5 million investment being made in Anstruther to develop The Waid Academy; understands that the new building, The Waid, will replace the existing secondary school and will also provide community services, including a library, local authority office and Fife College and Police Scotland facilities; notes that the proposed timetable for construction could see the new building open as early as 2017 and hopes that no obstacles delay that timetable; recognises that the new development has been described as groundbreaking due to the number of services that will use the building, and looks forward to the doors opening in the future.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Stuart McMillan*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Hanzala Malik*, Dennis Robertson*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11213# John Wilson: Child Poverty Figures Increasing—That the Parliament notes End Child Poverty’s Child Poverty Map of the UK, in which it highlights the increasing levels of child poverty throughout the country; notes what it considers the worrying levels of child poverty in Central Scotland, in which North Lanarkshire is thought to have a child poverty rate of 25% after housing costs, with South Lanarkshire as high as 20%, and Falkirk 21%; considers that these figures show that more must be done to reverse this disturbing trend, and notes the view that tackling child poverty should include finding effective ways of offsetting the recent changes to the welfare system as well as rising energy and food prices that have pushed families further into financial decline.

Supported by: Malcolm Chisholm*, Joan McAlpine*, Hugh Henry*, Anne McTaggart*, Graeme Dey*, Cara Hilton*, John Mason*, Kenneth Gibson*

*S4M-11212 Kevin Stewart: Lord Freud Should Resign or be Sacked—That the Parliament condemns the reported comments by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Reform, Lord Freud, that some disabled people are not worth the minimum wage; recognises that the labour from any person is worth the minimum wage and considers that Lord Freud’s suggestion that disabled people should be paid as little as £2 an hour is absolutely disgusting, and believes that Lord Freud’s position as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State is untenable and that he should resign immediately or be sacked by the Prime Minister.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, Patrick Harvie*, Joan McAlpine*, Alex Rowley*, George Adam*, John Mason*, Christina McKelvie*, Richard Lyle*, Graeme Dey*, Kenneth Gibson*, Christian Allard*, John Finnie*, Jayne Baxter*, Willie Coffey*, Neil Findlay*, Angus MacDonald*, Gordon MacDonald*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Hanzala Malik*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11211 Hanzala Malik: Glasgow to Host Conference for Congress of the International Academy of Pathology—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow City Council on being selected from the potential host cities of Beijing, Singapore, Cancun and Mexico City, to host a conference for the Congress of the International Academy of Pathology, one of the world’s most prestigious medical conferences, in 2020; understands that the event will take place at the SECC, welcoming over 3,000 delegates, and will bring around £5 million into the local economy; notes that this is the first time that the conference will be held in the UK; acknowledges that the conference is internationally recognised, and understands that the city’s bid, which won by a clear majority, was delivered in partnership with the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology and the European Society of Pathology, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and the SECC.

Supported by: Margaret McDougall*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, Jackie Baillie*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Drew Smith*, Mike MacKenzie*

*S4M-11210 Graeme Dey: Launch of Angus Business Week—That the Parliament acknowledges the inaugural Angus Business Week, which was held from 29 September to 4 October 2014; understands that the new event was managed by a number of organisations that specialise in supporting and advising businesses, helping them to reach their full potential; believes that Angus Business Week represented an opportunity to not only find out more about local organisations but also delivered a wide range of events that can help businesses of any size and type, and notes that Angus Business Week involved a full programme, including talks by motivational speakers, including Sir Steve Redgrave, seminars about improving internet connectivity, one-to-one appointments with advisers to look at the benefits of social media and advice from business experts from a variety of fields.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, Kevin Stewart*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11209 Bob Doris: James McGrory Supporters Group Foodbank—That the Parliament praises the role of foodbanks across Glasgow and Scotland; understands that well over 70,000 people in Scotland make regular use of their services; bitterly regrets that such measures are necessary, but applauds the generosity of their donors and the tireless efforts of their volunteers; notes that the James McGrory Supporters Group foodbank will be taking collections at James McGrory Park in Royston, Glasgow, all day on 18 October 2014, and encourages anyone attending the St Roch’s v Glenafton Athletic match at the park on that day to give what they can.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Joan McAlpine*, Stuart McMillan*, Kevin Stewart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Willie Coffey*, Dennis Robertson*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11208 John Wilson: Falkirk District Credit Union Brings New Services—That the Parliament congratulates Falkirk District Credit Union on launching new online services; understands that the credit union used a £45,000 investment from Falkirk Council’s Fairer Falkirk Fund to introduce a new online, straightforward and convenient system that will bring a range of benefits to members; believes that this service will allow for online membership, low cost loans, savings and junior accounts, pre-paid debit cards and budgeting accounts; recognises that the launch of this new service will coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Falkirk and District Credit Union; applauds the credit union for offering a safe, sustainable way of saving and getting small loans at a time when it believes one in three people find themselves in debt, and wishes it every success for the future.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, Angus MacDonald*, Kenneth Gibson*, Margaret McCulloch*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Siobhan McMahon*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11207 Aileen McLeod: Best Wishes to Dumfries and Galloway’s Scottish Thistle Nominees—That the Parliament notes the following nominations of tourism businesses and events in Dumfries and Galloway as finalists in the Central South West region in Visit Scotland’s Scottish Thistle Awards, Kerr Cottage Guest House, Dalbeattie, as Most Hospitable B&B/Guest House, Solway View Holidays, Kirkcudbright, for Best Holiday Accommodation, Hetland Garden Centre, Dumfries, for Best Informal Eating Experience, The Wigtown Book Town Festival and the Wickerman Festival both nominated for Best Event or Festival and the Galloway Activity Centre, Castle Douglas, for Best Outdoor/Adventure Experience and Best Visitor Attraction; congratulates all of the regional finalists on their success in reaching this stage; considers that the strong showing of businesses and events from Dumfries and Galloway is a clear indication of the breadth and quality of the tourist experience on offer in Dumfries and Galloway, and wishes all of the nominees well for the finals.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, Hanzala Malik*, Stuart McMillan*, Roderick Campbell*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McCulloch*, Kevin Stewart*, Elaine Murray*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11206 Angus MacDonald: 2014 Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Goes to Kirsteen MacDonald—That the Parliament congratulates Kirsteen MacDonald on winning the prestigious Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award 2014; believes that this award is well deserved in light of the commitment that Kirsteen has shown to the Gaelic language and culture; notes that the BBC presenter was presented with her prize by the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, at the opening reception of the Royal National Mod in Inverness; further notes that the broadcaster is well known on shows spanning radio and television, including Dè a-nis?, An Là and Seachd Là on BBC Alba and as BBC Scotland’s first Gaelic speaking weather presenter, as well as being a successful Gaelic singer, having previously won the Gold Medal, the Traditional Medal and the Oban Times Medal at previous Royal National Mods, and wishes Kirsteen continued success in promoting the benefits of Gaelic to a growing audience in years to come.

The member has provided the following translation:

Tosgaire Gàidhlig na Bliadhna 2014 air a bhuileachadh air Kirsteen NicDhòmhnaill

Gun toir a’ Phàrlamaid meal-do-naidheachd gu Kirsteen NicDhòmhnaill agus i air duais chliùiteach Tosgaire Gàidhlig na Bliadhna 2014 a chosnadh; gu bheil a’ Phàrlamaid a’ creidsinn gu bheil an duais seo gu math freagarrach mar thoradh air an dealas a tha Kirsteen air nochdadh a thaobh Gàidhlig agus cultar na Gàidhlig; gu bheil i a’ comharrachadh gu robh am preasantair BBC air an duais fhaighinn bhon Mhinistear airson Chànainean na h-Alba aig cuirm-fhosglaidh a’ Mhòid Nàiseanta Rìoghail ann an Inbhir Nis; agus cuideachd gu bheil an craoladair air cliù a chosnadh air prògraman rèidio agus TBh, Dè a-nis?, An Là agus Seachd Là air BBC Alba nam measg agus airson a bhith mar chiad phreasantair sìde Gàidhlig aig BBC na h-Alba cho math ri bhith na seinneadair soirbheachail a tha air am Bonn Òir, am Bonn Òir san t-Seann Nòs agus Bonn Òir Tìm an Òbain a chosnadh aig Mòdan Nàiseanta Rìoghail eile roimhe; agus gu bheil a’ Phàrlamaid a’ guidhe soirbheas leantainneach do Kirsteen le bhith a’ cur air adhart bhuannachdan na Gàidhlig gu barrachd luchd-èisteachd anns na bliadhnaichean ri teachd.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Christian Allard*, Bill Kidd*, Jamie McGrigor*, Kevin Stewart*, Christina McKelvie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Roderick Campbell*, John Finnie*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11205 Angus MacDonald: Congratulations to Falkirk East’s Lottery Award Winners—That the Parliament congratulates two schools in the Falkirk East parliamentary constituency on securing grants from Awards for All funding totalling £12,504; recognises that Larbert High School received £8,004, which will help fund the purchase of equipment to enable and support pupils and other people in the community in training and competing in gymnastics; notes that Carrongrange School received £4,500, which will help fund a non-profit performing arts organisation to visit and work with pupils with additional support needs; commends the pupils and staff at both schools and others alike that help support Scotland’s communities, and wishes both groups good luck with their projects.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Dennis Robertson*, Roderick Campbell*, Colin Beattie*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11204 Anne McTaggart: Glasgow Airport’s Twentieth Month of Consecutive Growth—That the Parliament congratulates Glasgow Airport on its twentieth month of consecutive growth; understands that this represents an increase of 2.4% compared with the same period in 2014, and believes that airlines including Emirates, Icelandair, KLM, United and US Airways all reported an increase in demand, with Jet2 airlines revealing further plans for expansion by way of introducing four new routes from Glasgow, including direct flights to Prague.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald*, Hanzala Malik*, Bill Kidd*, Hugh Henry*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dennis Robertson*, David Stewart*, Roderick Campbell*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Neil Findlay*, Kevin Stewart*, Margaret McCulloch*

*S4M-11203 Paul Martin: Congratulations to Try A Job Limited—That the Parliament congratulates Try A Job Limited on receiving a £9,850 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the organisation provides disadvantaged young adults with the opportunity to learn new skills, and understands that the grant will be used to pilot new services in the community.

Supported by: Drew Smith*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McCulloch*, Anne McTaggart*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11202 Paul Martin: Congratulations to Easthall Residents Association—That the Parliament congratulates Easthall Residents Association on receiving a £10,000 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; understands that the grant will be used to provide activities for people with additional support needs, and welcomes efforts to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people in the local community.

Supported by: Drew Smith*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McCulloch*, Anne McTaggart*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11201 Paul Martin: Congratulations to Scottish Sports Futures—That the Parliament congratulates Scottish Sports Futures on receiving a £7,925 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that this charity works to promote education through sport and reach disadvantaged young people across Scotland from its Glasgow base; understands that the grant will be used to train young people as Active Mentors who will engage and support other young people to become involved with and sustain sport and physical activity, and welcomes the project’s efforts to continue the legacy of Glasgow’s successful summer of sport.

Supported by: Drew Smith*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McCulloch*, Anne McTaggart*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11200 Paul Martin: Congratulations to Balornock East Residents Association—That the Parliament congratulates Balornock East Residents Association on receiving a £4,940 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the organisation aims to improve the life chances of young people in the local community by giving them the opportunity to experience cultural activities that might otherwise be unavailable; understands that the organisation will use the grant to expand its popular weekly Youth Project, provide better facilities for young people in its building, buy new equipment and provide more opportunities for activities and trips for the young people who attend, and welcomes the positive impact that this group has had on community cohesion.

Supported by: Drew Smith*, Dennis Robertson*, Patricia Ferguson*, Roderick Campbell*, Colin Beattie*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11199 Paul Martin: Congratulations to St Paul’s Youth Forum—That the Parliament congratulates St Paul’s Youth Forum on receiving a £7,416 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the project is a collection of youth groups in the Provanmill area of Glasgow, and understands that the money will be used to develop a programme to explore more sustainable local food through a local growing project involving poultry, bees and planting.

Supported by: Drew Smith*, Dennis Robertson*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Roderick Campbell*, Colin Beattie*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Hugh Henry*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11198 Paul Martin: Congratulations to High Carntyne Sunshine Club—That the Parliament congratulates the High Carntyne Sunshine Club on receiving a £7,950 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes that the project is a branch of the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association, which enables older people to come together through weekly meetings to reduce social isolation and promote integration, and understands that the grant will be used to fund a five-day holiday to Blackpool for 40 members.

Supported by: Dennis Robertson*, Drew Smith*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, David Stewart*, Colin Beattie*, Richard Lyle*, Anne McTaggart*, Margaret McCulloch*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-11197 Neil Findlay: World Food Day—That the Parliament recognises that 16 October 2014 has been declared by the UN General Assembly as World Food Day; understands that the day will aim to heighten public awareness of world food problems and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty; further understands that the theme for 2014 is, Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth, which links to 2014 being the International Year of Family Farming; notes what it sees as the combined effort aims for world attention of the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition and in improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment and achieving sustainable development, particularly in rural areas, and considers that, at a time of rising costs of food and fuel impacting on people all around the world, which Oxfam argues could lead to a humanitarian crisis that could see up to one billion people at risk of hunger, supporting World Food Day is of vital importance.

Supported by: Hanzala Malik*, Alex Rowley*, Roderick Campbell*, Patricia Ferguson*, Kenneth Gibson*, John Mason*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, David Stewart*, Angus MacDonald*, Jackie Baillie*, Jean Urquhart*, Jayne Baxter*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-11196 Neil Findlay: Global Handwashing Day—That the Parliament understands that 15 October 2014 is the fifth Global Handwashing Day, in which people in over 100 countries will raise awareness of the importance and benefits of handwashing with soap; believes that the day has helped to educate thousands of people that handwashing with soap is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent diarrhoea and the acute respiratory infections that take the lives of millions of children in developing countries; understands that Global Handwashing Day focuses on children who disproportionately experience such conditions; notes the research that suggests that children are often powerful agents for changing behaviours and encouraging the use of handwashing with soap in their communities, and encourages people to make use of the variety of tools, downloads and resources available online.

Supported by: Alex Rowley*, Hanzala Malik*, Roderick Campbell*, Patricia Ferguson*, Kenneth Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, David Stewart*, Jackie Baillie*, Jean Urquhart*, Margaret Mitchell*, Jayne Baxter*, Dennis Robertson*, Richard Lyle*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-11195 Hanzala Malik: End to India-Pakistan Border Firing—That the Parliament notes with concern the recent hostility and intense firing along the Pakistani and Indian border; understands however that a ceasefire has held for the last few days; believes that the joint award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the 17-year old Pakistani, Malala Yousafzai, and 60-year old Indian, Kailash Satyarthi, has been heralded by leaders on both sides, and hopes that what it sees as this symbolic selection will lead to concrete progress on a lasting de-escalation of conflict between the two nuclear-armed countries so as not to further destabilise the region.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, John Mason*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dennis Robertson*, Roderick Campbell*, David Torrance*, Siobhan McMahon*, Neil Findlay*, Liam McArthur*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Joan McAlpine*, Jean Urquhart*, Colin Beattie*, John Finnie*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-11194 Marco Biagi: Same-sex Marriage in Scotland—That the Parliament welcomes the announcement that the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 will come into effect on 31 December 2014; notes that, from that date, it will be possible for same-sex couples in Scotland to have a civil marriage ceremony or a religious or belief based ceremony; believes that Hogmanay 2014 will be a historic day for Scotland and will be a day of celebration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people throughout the country; understands that Scotland will be the 17th country in the world to recognise same-sex marriage ceremonies; recognises the considerable efforts that it believes that groups such as the Equality Network and the Scottish Youth Parliament, along with the many thousands of LGBTI rights’ activists, put into campaigning for equal marriage over many years; celebrates that Scotland will bring in the new year with what it sees as one of the most progressive equal marriage laws in the world; believes that this was passed with clear public and parliamentary support that demonstrated the country’s commitment to equality for all, but concludes that, while significant progress has been made toward LGBTI rights in Scotland, that there is still more to do to secure full equality in law and society.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Kevin Stewart*, Cara Hilton*, Adam Ingram*, Dennis Robertson*, Roderick Campbell*, David Torrance*, Liam McArthur*, Christina McKelvie*, Patrick Harvie*, Christian Allard*, Jean Urquhart*, Mike MacKenzie*, Aileen McLeod*, Colin Beattie*, John Finnie*

*S4M-11193 Marco Biagi: Palestine—That the Parliament recognises the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart* R, Kevin Stewart*, George Adam*, Rob Gibson*, Cara Hilton*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Alex Rowley*, Jim Eadie*, Neil Findlay*, Christina McKelvie*, Joan McAlpine*, Christian Allard*, Mike MacKenzie*, Aileen McLeod*, Jayne Baxter*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-11192 Kevin Stewart: Congratulations to North East Police—That the Parliament congratulates the officers from across North East Scotland who won the Change and Innovation category at Police Scotland’s Local Policing Year One Awards; understands that the introduction of body-worn video cameras, which has led to officers spending less time in court and more time in their communities, was the reason for their win; notes that Aberdeen’s Operation Oak, which tackles violent crime and antisocial behaviour, was a runner-up in the Tackling Crime category; welcomes these local policing initiatives, and hopes that the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and Moray Police divisions will continue to be as innovative in the future.

Supported by: Christian Allard*, Maureen Watt*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Colin Beattie*, Richard Lyle*, Kenneth Gibson*, Adam Ingram*

*S4M-11191 Chic Brodie: Seafield House in Ayr—That the Parliament congratulates the Friends of Seafield House in Ayr on what it understands has been their long battle to save Seafield House, which once owned by Sir William Arrol, considered one of Scotland’s greatest design and civil engineers, and believes that securing the future of the house, which it sees as an outstanding architectural and historical development, is a tribute to all of those involved in this hard fought campaign to save it for Ayr and Scotland.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald*

*S4M-11190♦ Kevin Stewart: Hepatitis C—That the Parliament notes that the blood-borne virus, hepatitis C, is a major cause of liver disease; understands that, in Scotland, an estimated 39,000 people, many unknowingly, are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), including many in Aberdeen; considers that the current Scottish administration and its predecessors have done much to highlight and prevent HCV infection and improve treatment by implementing the aims of the Hepatitis C Action Plan and the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework; commends organisations such as the Hepatitis C Trust and Hepatitis Scotland on their efforts in advocating for people with HCV and lobbying on their behalf; believes that new treatments may offer opportunities, and welcomes what it sees as the Scottish Government, the NHS, the third sector and pharmaceutical companies continuing to cooperate in the fight to eradicate hepatitis C.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Stuart McMillan*, George Adam*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, David Torrance*, Neil Findlay*, Christina McKelvie*, Anne McTaggart*, Angus MacDonald*, Christian Allard*, Mike MacKenzie*, Aileen McLeod*, Hanzala Malik*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-11189 Kevin Stewart: Congratulations to Aberdeen Central’s Lottery Award Winners—That the Parliament notes that four charities in the Aberdeen Central constituency have received a combined total of £22,524 from Awards for All Scotland; understands that Grampian Hospitals Art Trust has received £5,733; notes that £2,067 has gone to St Joseph’s RC Primary and Nursery; further notes that Aberdeen City Council’s Department of Education, Culture and Sport has been awarded £4,914 and that Aberdeen District Scout Network has been given £9,810; welcomes this funding for the groups, and congratulates everyone involved in securing it.

Supported by: Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, George Adam*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Adam Ingram*, Richard Lyle*, Stuart McMillan*, Bill Kidd*, Roderick Campbell*, David Torrance*, Angus MacDonald*, Christian Allard*, Mike MacKenzie*, Colin Beattie*

*S4M-11188 Christina McKelvie: Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize—That the Parliament congratulates Malala Yousafzai on being awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize; notes that Malala, who is 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012 in Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls; furthr notes that Malala is the youngest ever winner of the prize and that the Nobel committee talked of her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education; commends her determination to continue her campaign in the face of considerable danger, and believes that Malala has shown by example that children and young people, especially girls, can contribute to improving their own situations.

Supported by: Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Roderick Campbell*, Dennis Robertson*, Christine Grahame*, Jackie Baillie*, Joan McAlpine*, Kevin Stewart*, Graeme Dey*, Kenneth Gibson*, Rob Gibson*, Cara Hilton*, Adam Ingram*, Angus MacDonald*, Liam McArthur*, Stuart McMillan*, Anne McTaggart*, John Mason*, Neil Findlay*, Jean Urquhart*, Margaret Mitchell*, Mike MacKenzie*, Aileen McLeod*, Colin Beattie*, Bruce Crawford*, John Finnie*

*S4M-11187 Annabelle Ewing: Centenary of Beath and Cowdenbeath North Church of Scotland—That the Parliament congratulates the congregation of Beath and Cowdenbeath North Church of Scotland on the church’s centenary; understands that it has played an integral role in providing for the spiritual and social needs of the area; believes that the church continues to be of assistance to the community by opening its facilities to local groups; wishes the congregation well, and hopes that the church continues to remain an important institution in the life of the Cowdenbeath community for many years to come.

*S4M-11186 Patrick Harvie: UK Anti-Slavery Day and EU Anti-Trafficking Day 2014—That the Parliament welcomes 18 October 2014 being marked as both the UK’s Anti-Slavery Day and the EU’s Anti-Trafficking Day; recognises this as an opportunity to reflect on and consider how to enhance Scotland’s efforts in raising awareness of, and tackling and preventing, human trafficking and other forms of contemporary slavery; looks forward to working with the Scottish Government on its Human Trafficking (Scotland) Bill, and expresses the hope that this will be an exemplar piece of anti-slavery legislation that will enable the effective prosecution of perpetrators and provide statutory rights to assistance so that survivors may recover as far as possible from their ordeal.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald*, Jackie Baillie*, Hanzala Malik*, John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart*, Christian Allard*, Kevin Stewart*, Christina McKelvie*, John Mason*, Jenny Marra*, Neil Findlay*, Richard Lyle*, Rob Gibson*, Graeme Dey*, Joan McAlpine*, Dennis Robertson*, Hugh Henry*

*S4M-11185 Hanzala Malik: Nobel Prize Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi—That the Parliament welcomes the joint award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Pakistani child education activist, Malala Yousafzai, and the Indian child rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi; recognises the two activists’ work in the struggle against the suppression of children and young people in South Asia, and hopes that this recognition will help support their work for years to come

Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, Patricia Ferguson*, Bill Kidd*, David Torrance*, Alex Rowley*, Stuart McMillan*, Siobhan McMahon*, Jamie McGrigor*, Hugh Henry*, Neil Findlay*, Adam Ingram*, Liam McArthur*, Christina McKelvie*, Anne McTaggart*, Kevin Stewart*, Christine Grahame*, Richard Simpson*, Elaine Murray*, Joan McAlpine*, Jean Urquhart*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Drew Smith*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, John Pentland*, Michael McMahon*, Mary Scanlon*, John Finnie*

S4M-11065# Linda Fabiani: 10 October is World Mental Health Day—That the Parliament notes that 10 October 2014 is World Mental Health Day; welcomes this day of global mental health education, awareness and advocacy; understands that World Mental Health Day 2014 shines the spotlight on schizophrenia and that one in 100 people have schizophrenia; welcomes the work of Support in Mind Scotland, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and its upcoming 1 in 100 campaign, which is to be launched in October; understands that this work takes place 10 years on from the first Scottish review of schizophrenia care and treatment; is concerned that nine out of 10 people with schizophrenia cannot get employment and experience discrimination and stigma; is further concerned that people with schizophrenia face shorter life expectancies by 15 to 20 years on average compared with the general population; understands that early intervention boosts the life chances of people with schizophrenia and welcomes the work of charities and other stakeholders right across Scotland in supporting the one in 100 Scots living with schizophrenia, including Support in Mind Scotland, and congratulates the volunteers in its East Kilbride support group, which has been working locally for 36 years.

S4M-11175# Michael McMahon: Fire Risk Assessments—That the Parliament is respectfully aware that the tragic fire at the Rosepark care home in Uddingston, Lanarkshire, that caused the deaths of 14 residents took place 10 years ago; notes the contents of Sheriff Principal Lockhart’s findings after the fatal accident inquiry into the fire, in particular, his conclusion that some or all of the deaths could have been prevented if the home had had a suitable and sufficient fire safety plan; further notes the contents of the Scottish Government’s Practical Fire Safety Guidance for Care Homes, published in March 2014; believes however that an awareness campaign would help duty holders responsible for care homes to understand the contents of the guidance and duty holders in commercial premises to appreciate the requirements placed on them by the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, in particular that of obtaining a fire risk assessment specific to each premise, and further believes that people offering services in fire risk assessment should be properly qualified, preferably by third party certification.

S4M-10898# Jackson Carlaw: Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders Reaches 100th Emergency Call-out—That the Parliament congratulates Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders on dealing with their 100th emergency call since becoming operational on 4 January 2014; notes that a Community First Responder is a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies while an ambulance is on its way; pays tribute to the leadership of Stuart McLellan and Ross Nelson in growing Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders from an idea to an active organisation providing frontline medical care; pays further tribute to the over 30 volunteers who ensure that this vital organisation remains fully staffed; considers that they have further benefited from, among others, the support of Arnold Clark Car and Van Rental, which has loaned them a 4x4 vehicle to respond to calls, and St John Scotland (Glasgow), which has provided financial support for training and set-up costs, and looks forward to seeing Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders continuing to serve their community above and beyond this 100th call milestone.

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-11184 Pathways Services Receives Awards for All Funding ­(lodged on 10 October 2014) David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Dennis Robertson*, Bill Kidd*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11183 New Playground Equipment for Muirfield School ­(lodged on 10 October 2014) David Torrance*, Kevin Stewart*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Dennis Robertson*, Bill Kidd*, Christian Allard*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11182 Celebrating 30 Years of Instant Neighbour ­(lodged on 10 October 2014) David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Christian Allard*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11181 Congratulations to the Granite City Guerrillas ­(lodged on 10 October 2014) David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Bill Kidd*, Christian Allard*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11180 Remove the Lords Spiritual ­(lodged on 10 October 2014) David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, John Mason*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Neil Findlay*, Marco Biagi*, Christian Allard*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11179 The Glasgow Guild, a Business with a Social Conscience ­(lodged on 10 October 2014) David Torrance*, Richard Lyle*, Adam Ingram*, Rob Gibson*, Christian Allard*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11178 Congratulations to Mary Pitcaithly ­(lodged on 10 October 2014) John Mason*, Neil Findlay*, Cameron Buchanan*, Siobhan McMahon*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*, Mary Scanlon*

S4M-11177 Opening of Hawthorn House in Glasgow ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) David Torrance*, Neil Findlay*, Patricia Ferguson*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11176 World Day Against the Death Penalty ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Aileen McLeod*, Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Liam McArthur*, Hanzala Malik*, Patricia Ferguson*, Dennis Robertson*, Patrick Harvie*, Roderick Campbell*, Colin Beattie*, Jackie Baillie*, Neil Findlay*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, John Finnie*, Hugh Henry*, Adam Ingram*

S4M-11175 Fire Risk Assessments ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) John Mason*, Neil Findlay*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11174 Congratulations to Balwearie Gymnastics Club ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Colin Beattie*

S4M-11173 RCPCH Report, Why Children Die ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11172 Hemiplegia Awareness Week 2014 ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Neil Findlay*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11171 Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Awareness Month ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Neil Findlay*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11170 World Polio Day ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Neil Findlay*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11169 World Osteoporosis Day ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Neil Findlay*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11168 World Sight Day ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Neil Findlay*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11167 National Cholesterol Month ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Neil Findlay*, Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11166 Havelock Europa’s Best Employer Award ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) David Torrance*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11165 World Osteoporosis Day 2014 ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Colin Beattie*

S4M-11163 Keep Dundee’s 36 Bus ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Patricia Ferguson*, Neil Findlay*, Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-11162 BackCare Awareness Week ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Neil Findlay*, Jackson Carlaw*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11159 Baby Loss Awareness Week ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Hugh Henry*

S4M-11158 World Diabetes Day 2014 ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) David Torrance*, Lewis Macdonald*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11156 Congratulations to St Andrews RC High School ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Colin Beattie*

S4M-11155 Scottish Stammering Network ­(lodged on 09 October 2014) Hugh Henry*

S4M-11153 University of Glasgow Withdraws Funds from Fossil Fuel Industry (lodged on 09 October 2014) John Finnie*

S4M-11151 Happy 30th Anniversary to The Venny ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*

S4M-11149 Health Visitor and Community Nurse Registration Fee Increase (lodged on 08 October 2014) Hugh Henry*

S4M-11148 Excellent HMIE Report for Cambusnethan Primary School ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*

S4M-11147 ScotSoft 2014 ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*

S4M-11146 Age Scotland Awards, Volunteer of the Year ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*

S4M-11145 Singing for Pleasure, Age Scotland’s Member Group of the Year 2014 ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*, Colin Beattie*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11144 World Hickory Open 2014 ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11142 Hampden Park to be Host Venue in Euro 2020 ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*

S4M-11141 West Dunbartonshire LinkUp Wins Prestigious Voluntary Award (lodged on 08 October 2014) Colin Beattie*

S4M-11140 Garrowhill Garden Estate Named the Best Community Garden in Scotland ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*

S4M-11139 Venachar Lochside Restaurant Scoops Best Restaurant Award (lodged on 08 October 2014) Colin Beattie*

S4M-11138 Dumbarton Bowler Kevin Anderson is Scottish Champion ­(lodged on 08 October 2014) David Torrance*, Colin Beattie*

S4M-11137 Voices from the Sharp End ­(lodged on 07 October 2014) Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-11136 Politician of the Year Award 2014 by Pride of Pakistan ­(lodged on 07 October 2014) Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-11135 Coatbridge High Staff Raise Money for the STV Appeal ­(lodged on 07 October 2014) David Torrance*

S4M-11133 Award to the Braes Men’s Shed Project in Falkirk East ­(lodged on 07 October 2014) Stuart McMillan*, Siobhan McMahon*, Christian Allard*, Jean Urquhart*

S4M-11132 Peaceful Protests in Hong Kong ­(lodged on 07 October 2014) Margaret McDougall*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11122 Extension to Winchburgh and Holy Family Primary Schools ­(lodged on 07 October 2014) Hugh Henry*

S4M-11118 Alex Tulloch Awarded 2014 People’s Award ­(lodged on 07 October 2014) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-11107 Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month November 2014 ­(lodged on 06 October 2014) Margaret McDougall*, Lewis Macdonald*, Hugh Henry*

S4M-11106 Ending the Poll Tax ­(lodged on 06 October 2014) Aileen McLeod*

S4M-11105 International Credit Union Day 2014 ­(lodged on 06 October 2014) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-11065 10 October is World Mental Health Day ­(lodged on 06 October 2014) Richard Simpson*

S4M-11053 World Cerebral Palsy Day ­(lodged on 01 October 2014) Ken Macintosh*

S4M-11051 ScotRail Franchise Should be Stopped in its Tracks ­(lodged on 01 October 2014) Margaret McDougall*

S4M-10936 RBS Takes Communities for Granted ­(lodged on 29 September 2014) Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-10898 Neilston and Uplawmoor First Responders Reaches 100th Emergency Call-out ­(lodged on 01 September 2014) Richard Simpson*

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