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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02140

Policing of COP26

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Natalie Don, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Edward Mountain, Audrey Nicoll, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Elena Whitham, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament thanks Police Scotland and forces from across the UK for their efforts in policing COP26; acknowledges the challenges faced in securing Glasgow and other locations hosting COP26 and related events; agrees with the comments of the Assistant Chief Constable praising the police for their professionalism during the conference; recognises that COP26 has been one of the most complex and challenging security operations ever undertaken in the UK; notes the relatively small number of arrests that were made in contrast to expectations; believes that the police have done Scotland and the rest of the UK proud, and thanks all other emergency services and "blue light" workers for their support in making COP26 a success from a security standpoint.