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The Scottish Government's Standing Council On Europe

EDM number 265 in 2016-17, proposed by Patrick Grady on 29/06/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Devolution, EU institutions, EU law and treaties, Europe and Scottish Parliament.

That this House welcomes the formation by the Scottish Government of an expert-led Standing Council on Europe tasked with advising Scottish Ministers on how best to secure Scotland's relationship with the EU whilst protecting Scotland's wider interests and objectives as the country begins to enter discussions and negotiations with European partners; notes that the Standing Council comprises specialists in legal, financial, business and diplomatic matters, including former European Court Judge, Sir David Edward, former Permanent Representative to NATO, Dame Alison Mariot Leslie, former Chief Scientific Adviser to President Barosso, Dame Anne Glover and the distinguished economist Professor John Kay amongst others; further notes that the Standing Council will be chaired by leading economist and Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli, himself born in Italy, who currently serves on the First Minister's Council of Economic Advisors; further welcomes the Scottish Government's positive and inclusive approach in seeking to protect Scotland's place in and relationship with the European Union, as supported by over 60% of Scotland's population in the EU referendum, including majority support for remaining within the EU from each local authority area in the country; values Scotland's place as a welcoming place for our valued fellow-EU citizens to live, work and contribute as much as the freedom and prosperity that comes with our rights to travel, live, work and study in other European countries; and looks forward to Scotland's continued membership of the European Union as an open, inclusive and outward-looking society committed to European ideals.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patrick Grady29/06/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Alison Thewliss29/06/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Angela Crawley29/06/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Ian Blackford29/06/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Tasmina Sheikh29/06/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Gethins29/06/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Patricia Gibson29/06/2016North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan29/06/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown29/06/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows29/06/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara29/06/2016Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Stuart McDonald29/06/2016Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens29/06/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir29/06/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald30/06/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Mark Durkan30/06/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Paul Monaghan30/06/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black04/07/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry04/07/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil04/07/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts04/07/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Law04/07/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie04/07/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier04/07/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson04/07/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Steven Paterson04/07/2016StirlingScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day04/07/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray05/07/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell06/07/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry06/07/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands06/07/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson06/07/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty06/07/2016West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry11/07/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin12/07/2016Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Anne McLaughlin13/07/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman18/07/2016Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned

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