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ARCTIC AMBASSADOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 382: tabled on 11 October 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House urges the Government to appoint an Arctic Ambassador to represent its interests in the polar regions; believes that doing so would ensure greater focus on British-Arctic affairs, allow greater scrutiny and coordination of British-Arctic policy development, provide a central point for initiating trade missions to the region and demonstrate a commitment to increasing the UK's engagement with Arctic countries on areas of mutual interest, such as energy, defence, shipping and environmental protection; notes that northern Scotland is geographically closer to the Arctic than London and is therefore well placed to engage with Arctic states; welcomes the Scottish Government's plans to host the Arctic Circle Forum on Scotland and the New North in November 2017; and calls on the Government to make its position clear with regard to its intentions or otherwise to appoint an Arctic Ambassador.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.