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RNIB SCOTLAND AND DEVOLUTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 372: tabled on 07 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 recognises the pivotal role RNIB Scotland plays in advocating the interests of blind and partially-sighted Scots and the high quality services it delivers; notes with dismay the proposed transfer of RNIB Scotland to Action for Blind People; expresses deep concern that the blind and partially-sighted members of RNIB Scotland have not been consulted; deplores the fact that there has been no meaningful discussion of alternative proposals, such as independent charity status within the RNIB Group of charities; considers that the present proposal is out of step with constitutional change within the UK; is concerned that the focus on influencing Scottish devolved policy and the development of Scottish services will be diminished and will also put Scottish funding at risk, impacting adversely on the 188,000 people in Scotland living with sight loss; and urges that the decision to transfer RNIB Scotland to Action for Blind People be reversed.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Aberdeen South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Gordon
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.