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INDEPENDENT PRESS STANDARDS ORGANISATION INVESTIGATION INTO AN ARTICLE IN THE DAILY TELEGRAPH REGARDING FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND AND THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 229: tabled on 30 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House welcomes the investigation by the Independent Press Standards Organisation into the inaccurate Daily Telegraph story published in early April 2015 about the memorandum, leaked with the authority of the then Secretary of State for Scotland, regarding a meeting between Scotland's First Minister and the French Ambassador; looks forward to the conclusion of this inquiry; deplores the spurious reasons given by the Scotland Office for not disclosing under Freedom of Information legislation who in the UK Government this memorandum was sent to and in particular the claims by the Scotland Office that to do so would harm relations between the UK and France and damage the physical and mental health of civil servants; and urges the Scotland Office to be open about which Ministers the memorandum was sent to and stop covering this information up.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Glasgow North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dundee West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Leicester East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.