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Motion ref. S5M-14638

Safeguarding Scotland’s International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit

Submitted by: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, November 5, 2018

Supported by: John Swinney, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Motions as amended

That the Parliament notes with concern the growing number of voices within Scotland’s research and science communities warning of the substantial threat that Brexit poses to Scotland’s position as a leading nation in international science and research; understands the significant economic, social and cultural contributions that universities and other research institutions and their international collaborators bring to Scotland; believes that the UK Government’s approach to the Brexit negotiations, including its commitment to ending freedom of movement, is undermining Scotland’s worldwide reputation and threatening the mobility of students and researchers and full participation in European research programmes, and commits to exploring options to safeguard Scotland’s international research collaborations and reputation for scientific excellence globally, including a focus from both the Scottish and UK governments on promoting the importance of Horizon Europe developing in a way that allows the UK to be involved, in addition to providing unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal.


Vote

Result 66 for, 28 against, 21 abstained, 14 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  56 for, 0 against, 1 abstained, 5 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  2 for, 0 against, 19 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  3 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 2 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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Independent  0 for, 0 against, 1 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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Original motion text

That the Parliament notes with concern the growing number of voices within Scotland’s research and science communities warning of the substantial threat that Brexit poses to Scotland’s position as a leading nation in international science and research; understands the significant economic, social and cultural contributions that universities and other research institutions and their international collaborators bring to Scotland; believes that the UK Government’s approach to the Brexit negotiations, including its commitment to ending freedom of movement, is undermining Scotland’s worldwide reputation and threatening the mobility of students and researchers and full participation in European research programmes, and commits to exploring options to safeguard Scotland's international research collaborations and reputation for scientific excellence globally.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-14638.2

Safeguarding Scotland’s International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit - Amendment

Submitted by: Tavish Scott, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Result 65 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 14 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S5M-14638.1

Safeguarding Scotland’s International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit - Amendment

Submitted by: Oliver Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Result 28 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 14 no vote Vote Defeated


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S5M-14638.3

Safeguarding Scotland’s International Research Collaborations and Reputation for Scientific Excellence from the Threat of Brexit - Amendment

Submitted by: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 7, 2018