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DUNDEE TO AMSTERDAM REGIONAL AIR CONNECTIVITY FUND BID

EDM (Early Day Motion) 486: tabled on 17 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 campaign calling on the Government to approve Flybe's bid for funding from the Regional Air Connectivity Fund for a daily return flight from Dundee to Amsterdam; recognises that an Amsterdam link was assessed as the most promising new international route in Transport Scotland's 2013 Scoping Study into Potential Development Opportunities for Dundee Airport; believes that the approval of this bid would be a game-changer for Dundee Airport in the context of the city's £1 billion transformation, the centrepiece of which will be the V&A at Dundee; further welcomes Scottish Transport and Islands Minister Derek Mackay's commitment that the Scottish Government will do all it can to make the proposal a reality; appreciates that the approval of this bid would be of considerable benefit to business and tourism in Dundee, and could prove to be a vital service to boost passenger numbers and help to improve the airport's long-term sustainability; and hopes that the Government will listen to the views of all those from Dundee and its catchment area who have signed the petition in favour of the route.

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 14 October 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Strangford
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Edinburgh West
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.