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Arctic Ambassador

EDM number 382 in 2017-19, proposed by Douglas Chapman on 11/10/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Douglas Chapman11/10/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartyProposed
Alan Brown11/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Marion Fellows11/10/2017Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySeconded
Carol Monaghan11/10/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Gethins11/10/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Joanna Cherry11/10/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Philippa Whitford11/10/2017Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry11/10/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart11/10/2017Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard11/10/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock11/10/2017Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell11/10/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady11/10/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon12/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Alison Thewliss12/10/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens12/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham16/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
David Linden16/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law16/10/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Gaffney20/10/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned

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