Motion S5M-16615: Earth Hour

27 Mar 2019

That the Parliament notes that 8.30pm on 30 March 2019 will mark the start of Earth Hour; understands that hundreds of millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for 60 minutes as a display of their commitment to protecting the planet; congratulates the individuals, schools, companies, churches and all others that will share one hour of darkness in solidarity for the planet, and encourages all MSPs to support this global movement.

Motion S5M-16592: Electric Trains Prove to be a Success

26 Mar 2019

That the Parliament notes the recent results from Hitachi’s rail experience survey, which shows that 86% of the 1,020 surveyed rail passengers reported an improvement to their journeys since the introduction of the new Class 385 electric trains; further notes that 83% of passengers were satisfied with their travelling experience, with only 6% reporting dissatisfaction; understands that passengers have also been favourable towards the Class 385’s improved interiors, increased speeds and reduced environmental impacts; agrees that the continued modernisation of Scotland’s railways will bring considerable benefits to rail passengers, and celebrates what it sees as the success of the recent introduction of Hitachi’s Class 385 electric trains.

Motion S5M-16421: Reversing Gender Stereotypes in Jobs

22 Mar 2019

That the Parliament considers that gender stereotypes in jobs continue to exist; agrees that gender stereotypes prevent individuals throughout Scotland, including in Glasgow Shettleston, from realising their full potential, which it believes harms society as a whole; notes what it sees as the excellent work done by Glasgow Caledonian University, including its campaign, @GCUMenRnurses2, and other organisations, in encouraging both men and women to explore their potential beyond traditionally-gendered employment patterns, and further notes calls for additional work to be undertaken to address occupational gender segregation for the benefit of society.

Motion S5M-16378: Scotland’s Falling Birth Rate

14 Mar 2019

That the Parliament notes that the National Records of Scotland has reported that the birth rate has fallen to its lowest level since records began in 1855; believes that this clearly demonstrates Scotland’s need for a steady supply of economically active migrants; considers that the country’s economy is likely to be disproportionately affected by what it sees as the UK Government’s ill-considered and London-centric post-Brexit immigration policy, and urges all Members to call on immigration to be devolved as a matter of urgency.