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JOB OF SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SCOTLAND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 806A1: tabled on 06 February 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Pete Wishart on 05 February 2002. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'recognises the important role played by the Scotland Office; supports in particular the Scotland Office and its Ministers in their crucial role as Scotland's voice in Westminster, Whitehall and the wider world; recognises that the Scotland Office and the Scottish Executive each have responsibility for 50 per cent. of Government monies invested in Scotland; and believes that it is essential that the Scotland Office and the Scottish Executive continue to work in partnership on behalf of Scotland.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the extremely light ministerial engagements of the Secretary of State for Scotland, as revealed by a report in the Scottish edition of the Daily Telegraph on 5th February; and believes that this reinforces the case for abolishing the Scotland Office and transferring its resources to the Scottish Parliament for spending on health and education.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.