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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2708: tabled on 05 September 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that the UK Government should rescind the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999; notes that, under this regulation, 15,000 square kilometres of Scottish waters, as agreed in the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968, were transferred unilaterally from Scottish to UK jurisdiction; understands that this was carried out on 13 April 1999, just weeks before the Scottish Parliament was established, without being debated in the House of Commons and without any consultation; further understands that this annexation of Scottish waters and seabed gives the UK Government jurisdiction over resources such as fishing, oil, gas and other minerals in that sector, which includes the Auk, Catcher, Clyde, Curlew, Fulmar, Janice, Judy, Leven, Medwin and Orion oilfields; and calls on the Government without delay to rescind the Order which would be a respectful and symbolic way of recognising the 20 year anniversary since the creation of the powers granted to the Scottish Parliament.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.