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Eviction of Tenant Farmers

  • Submitted by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 November 2016
  • Motion reference: S5M-02410
  • Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament regrets the current situation for some tenant farmers in the Lothian region and across Scotland who it understands are facing eviction; considers that the tripartite mediation that it understands was promised by the Scottish Government during the passage of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 Remedial Order 2014 has not materialised; notes with concern the stress and insecurity that many tenant farmers, their families and employees are facing; notes the calls on the Scottish Government to ensure that mediation is provided, and further notes the calls on it to take action to stop all pending evictions.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Claire Baker, Claudia Beamish, Neil Bibby, Mary Fee, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, Rhoda Grant, Iain Gray, Ross Greer, Patrick Harvie, Daniel Johnson, Alison Johnstone, James Kelly, Johann Lamont, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Lewis Macdonald, Liam McArthur, Pauline McNeill, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Anas Sarwar, Elaine Smith, Colin Smyth, David Stewart

Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S5M-02410.1

Eviction of Tenant Farmers - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Friday, November 11, 2016

Supported by: George Adam, Clare Adamson, Tom Arthur, Colin Beattie, Willie Coffey, Bruce Crawford, Graeme Dey, Bob Doris, James Dornan, Linda Fabiani, Kate Forbes, Jenny Gilruth, Mairi Gougeon, Christine Grahame, Emma Harper, Clare Haughey, Richard Lochhead, Richard Lyle, Angus MacDonald, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Joan McAlpine, Christina McKelvie, Stuart McMillan, Gil Paterson, Ash Regan, Gail Ross, Stewart Stevenson, Maree Todd, David Torrance, Sandra White
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Monday, January 1, 0001