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Motion ref. S6M-01193

Future of North Sea Oil and Gas

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, September 13, 2021

Supported by: Meghan Gallacher, Rachael Hamilton, Stephen Kerr
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Motions as amended

That the Parliament recognises how important the oil and gas industry, infrastructure, highly-skilled workforce and supply chain are to Scotland; agrees that countries around the world cannot continue to maximise recovery of hydrocarbons if the aims of the Paris Agreement are to be met; believes that Scotland and the UK cannot ignore the concern that unlimited extraction of fossil fuels is simply incompatible with protecting the planet; understands that the Scottish Government will undertake analysis to understand Scotland’s energy requirements as the country transitions to net-zero in line with the aims of the Paris Agreement; recognises the role that hydrogen, carbon capture, utilisation and storage can play in a just transition, so long as they are not used to justify unsustainable levels of fossil fuel extraction; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to working with communities and those most impacted across Scotland, including the highly-skilled oil and gas workforce, to co-design the Transition Plan for Energy, and to taking forward a 10-year £500 million Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray, and calls on the UK Government to match this investment, as well as reassess all existing licences for undeveloped fossil fuel extraction in light of the climate emergency.


Vote

Result 66 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 8 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish Green Party  7 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish National Party  59 for, 1 against, 0 abstained, 4 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 21 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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

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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 supports new oil and gas projects, including Cambo, because a strong North Sea sector supporting tens of thousands of Scottish jobs is preferable to increasing energy imports during the transition to net zero.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S6M-01193.3

Future of North Sea Oil and Gas - Amendment

Submitted by: Michael Matheson, Falkirk West, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Graeme Dey, Patrick Harvie, Richard Lochhead, Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Result 68 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Passed