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FARES4FREE SUPPORT FOR ARMED FORCES VETERANS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 383: tabled on 21 July 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 charity Fares4free which was founded by David Gibson to encourage taxi drivers in Scotland to offer free fares to armed forces veterans; notes that the charity works in partnership with local authorities, agencies and other charitable organisations to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst veterans; applauds Fare4free for its efforts to date in assisting more than 200 veterans on over 100 journeys; understands the taxi drivers involved in the project offer a companion service to ensure that veterans are able to attend important appointments; notes the initiative currently covers East Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Dundee, Paisley, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness; and looks forward to the further expansion of Fares4free across Scotland.

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.

Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2016
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 5 September 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 September 2016
New Forest East
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 8 September 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Argyll and Bute
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.