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The future of regional connectivity

EDM (Early Day Motion) 585: tabled on 09 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at the future of regional connectivity in the wake of the collapse of Flybe and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic; notes that regional airports saw up to 90 per cent of flights cancelled following the withdrawal of Flybe operations; understands that the pandemic has further strained the operations of regional airports across the UK; appreciates the vital role played by regional airports in the economic and cultural lives of the areas they serve; welcomes the decision by the Scottish Government to provide 100 per cent business rates relief to the aviation sector; and calls on the UK Government to support the wider aviation sector and work urgently on a strategic plan to sustain and improve regional connectivity in the aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic.

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 9 June 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
East Lothian
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Glasgow East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Central Ayrshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Angus
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Gordon
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Airdrie and Shotts
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Glenrothes
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Glasgow South
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Livingston
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
East Renfrewshire
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Strangford
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Glasgow Central
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Inverclyde
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Midlothian
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Aberdeen South
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Glasgow North
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Glasgow North West
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Glasgow North East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.