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OPENING OF THE SHETLAND GAS PLANT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 107A1: tabled on 07 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Alistair Carmichael on 26 May 2016. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

After `Shetland;' insert `acknowledges the Scottish Government's commitment to retraining the jobs, skills and talent, which is the bedrock of Scotland's internationally competitive energy sector;'.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes the inauguration of the Shetland Gas Plant at Sullom Voe in Shetland; congratulates Total UK, its partners Dong Energy and SSE, and its many contractors and sub­contractors in completing the largest construction project in the UK since the 2012 Olympic Games; notes in particular the challenges of exploring for and extracting oil and gas in the waters off the west of Shetland in water depths much greater than those in the North Sea; acknowledges the role played by HM Treasury in constructing a fiscal arrangement allowing companies like Total UK to exploit resources to the west of Shetland; and thanks the people of Shetland for the contribution they have made to the UK economy as a result of their engagement with the oil and gas industry from the early 1970s, with the construction of the Sullom Voe Terminal beginning in 1975, its first oil being received in 1978, and its official opening by Her Majesty the Queen in 1981.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.