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Motion ref. S5M-23815

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union

Submitted by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Motions as amended

That the Parliament notes the legislative consent memorandum on the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill lodged by the Scottish Government on 29 December 2020; considers that, while a no deal outcome must be avoided, the Future Relationship Agreements negotiated by the UK Government would cause severe damage to Scotland’s environmental, economic and social interests; regrets that, unless the UK Government follows the EU approach of provisional ratification, the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill will receive severely limited scrutiny in the UK Parliament, with very little time given to parliamentarians in the UK Parliament and devolved legislatures across the UK, failing to recognise the significance of the agreement and failing to respect the important role of the Scottish Parliament in scrutinising legislation requiring its legislative consent; therefore does not consent to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill; calls on the UK Government to seek a pause in current implementation while special arrangements are made to take account of these difficulties for Scotland and for the many others that will become apparent as the Bill is more fully considered; urges the Scottish Government to provide further mitigation to businesses and sectors impacted by this Agreement and the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls on the UK and Scottish governments to work together to ensure that the current rights of workers, and Erasmus, are protected and that the highest environmental standards are upheld.


Vote

Result 92 for, 30 against, 1 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish Liberal Democrats  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish National Party  59 for, 0 against, 1 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  22 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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Against
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Abstained
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No vote

Independent  2 for, 1 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less


Original motion text

That the Parliament notes the legislative consent memorandum on the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill lodged by the Scottish Government on 29 December 2020; considers that, while a no deal outcome must be avoided, the Future Relationship Agreements negotiated by the UK Government would cause severe damage to Scotland’s environmental, economic and social interests; regrets that, unless the UK Government follows the EU approach of provisional ratification, the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill will receive severely limited scrutiny in the UK Parliament, with very little time given to parliamentarians in the UK Parliament and devolved legislatures across the UK, failing to recognise the significance of the agreement and failing to respect the important role of the Scottish Parliament in scrutinising legislation requiring its legislative consent; therefore does not consent to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill, and calls on the UK Government to seek a pause in current implementation while special arrangements are made to take account of these difficulties for Scotland and for the many others that will become apparent as the Bill is more fully considered.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-23815.3

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union - Amendment

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Supported by: Anas Sarwar
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 94 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S5M-23815.2

Trade and Co-operation Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union - Amendment

Submitted by: Ruth Davidson, Edinburgh Central, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Result 30 for, 94 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote Vote Defeated