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Securing a Sustainable Food Supply for Scotland - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-09014.1
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, 18 May 2023

As an amendment to motion S6M-09014 in the name of Mairi Gougeon (Securing a Sustainable Food Supply for Scotland), leave out from "for the role" to end and insert ", horticulturalists and the agritourism industry for the role that they play at the heart of rural, coastal and island communities in contributing to Scotland’s £15 billion food and drink industry; notes the significant importance of the UK internal market in ensuring that Scottish farmers can maximise the benefits of their relationship with Scotland’s closest trading partners in the rest of the UK, including access to a £30 billion agricultural market; understands the growing impact that the climate emergency is having on food production in Scotland and globally, and applauds the progress that is already being made by the sector to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change; recognises the value of the recommendations from the farmer-led climate change groups, including the important work of the Suckler Beef Climate Group, as well as the work done by the Food and Agriculture Stakeholders Taskforce (FAST), and the Agricultural Industries Confederation, in developing well-evidenced strategies to enable food producers to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change without compromising production; understands that proposals have recently been launched by the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, which would support Scotland’s rural communities to secure jobs, livelihoods, and a viable future for farmers, crofters and fishermen, placing food production at the heart of the new Agriculture Bill, whilst investing in producers to keep food prices affordable for consumers, allowing farmers to produce more top-quality food in Scotland, whilst bringing in more local jobs for processing and transport and bolstering support for technology, including genetic technology and innovation, to help improve the UK’s world-leading standards on health, the environment and animal welfare; notes that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in global food inflation; recognises that the UK Government has recently announced steps to mitigate this, including a review of fairness in horticulture and egg supply chains, and welcomes the £2 million investment in boosting agricultural exports and £1 million for boosting seafood exports, in addition to the previously-announced £100 million Seafood Fund and £42.2 million for fisheries funding."


Vote

Result 28 for, 83 against, 0 abstained, 18 did not vote Vote Defeated

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Scottish Green Party

Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-09014

Securing a Sustainable Food Supply for Scotland

Submitted by: Mairi Gougeon, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, May 18, 2023


Accepted related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-09014.2

Securing a Sustainable Food Supply for Scotland - Amendment

Submitted by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, May 18, 2023

Result 83 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 18 did not vote Vote Passed


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-09014.3

Securing a Sustainable Food Supply for Scotland - Amendment

Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, May 18, 2023