Skip to main content

RAF AT LEUCHARS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 735: tabled on 19 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 calls on the Secretary of State for Defence to consider re-opening the former Royal Air Force base Leuchars in Fife, operating alongside the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and others at Leuchars Station as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015; notes the facilities at Leuchars as first-class and among the best facilities that the Ministry of Defence has at its disposal to ensure the robust defence and monitoring of the UK's airspace, particularly in light of the heightened and increased threat to national security, that provides support from a strategically important coastal location; and considers the century-long relationship between the community in Leuchars and the RAF, and its contribution to the local economy, which has suffered since the RAF withdrawal.

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 23 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 November 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 November 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.