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Motion ref. S5M-08341

Unconventional Oil and Gas

Submitted by: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, October 23, 2017

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Motions as amended

That the Parliament agrees with the Scottish Government’s position of not supporting the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland; endorses the government’s decision to introduce an immediate and effective ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas developments using its devolved powers in line with the Scottish Ministers’ statutory responsibilities; notes that this position will be subject to a strategic environmental assessment before being finalised; agrees that the finalised energy policy on this should be reflected within the next iteration of the National Planning Framework, which is subject to consideration by Parliament prior to its adoption; supports the robust further development of renewables; commits to actively exploring and supporting public, municipal co-operative and community models of ownership in this sector; agrees that the Scottish Government’s position should be included in the Energy Strategy, in addition to its incorporation in the next National Planning Framework; further agrees that licensing powers for onshore oil and gas should be transferred immediately to the Scottish Parliament from the UK Government and utilised in a way that is compatible with the Parliament’s view on unconventional oil and gas development; considers that the focus for the future must be on renewables, establishing sustainable energy supplies and creating green jobs, and believes that opening up a whole new front of carbon-based fuels would be a distraction and divert investment and research away from green technologies.


Vote

Result 91 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  60 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  6 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  20 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  1 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Original motion text

That the Parliament agrees with the Scottish Government’s position of not supporting the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland; endorses the government's decision to introduce an immediate and effective ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas developments using its devolved powers in line with the Scottish Ministers’ statutory responsibilities, and notes that this position will be subject to a strategic environmental assessment before being finalised.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-08341.1

Unconventional Oil and Gas - Amendment

Submitted by: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, October 23, 2017

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Result 90 for, 28 against, 1 abstained, 10 no vote Vote Passed


Motion ref. S5M-08341.2

Unconventional Oil and Gas - Amendment

Submitted by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Monday, October 23, 2017

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Result 90 for, 28 against, 1 abstained, 10 no vote Vote Passed


Motion ref. S5M-08341.4

Unconventional Oil and Gas - Amendment

Submitted by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Monday, October 23, 2017

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Result 90 for, 27 against, 1 abstained, 11 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S5M-08341.3

Unconventional Oil and Gas - Amendment

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, October 23, 2017

Supported by: Liam Kerr
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Result 28 for, 90 against, 1 abstained, 10 no vote Vote Defeated