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SCOTTISH STEEL TASKFORCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1366: tabled on 12 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 Scottish Government's extensive efforts in finding a new owner for the steelworks at Dalzell and Clydebridge in Lanarkshire, including the establishment of the Scottish Steel Task Force, which was a constructive group of partners including Tata Steel, North and South Lanarkshire Councils, trade unions, political parties, the UK Government, Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and PACE; further recognises the work carried out to encourage prospective buyers by actions such as energy efficiency measures, securing a reduction of business rates and a staff retraining fund for retained staff of £195,000; congratulates and thanks all bodies involved in securing a future for steel in Scotland resulting in retaining jobs, including Tata Steel, Dalzell and Clydebridge steelworkers and their families and trade unions; welcomes the statement by Liberty House who agreed that this would not have happened without the efforts of the Scottish Government; and particularly congratulates and recognises the efforts of Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in fulfilling their vow of leaving no stone unturned in finding a new owner for Scotland's steel works, forging a bright, new era for an iconic and key industry of Scotland's economy.

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 12 April 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 April 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 April 2016
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 April 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Glasgow Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 April 2016
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.