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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Meeting of the Parliament 29 May 2019

Agenda: Next Steps in Scotland’s Future, Portfolio Question Time, Wind Turbine Construction (Fife), Business Motion, Decision Time, Expanding Scotland’s Railways


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The first question is, that amendment S5M-17425.3, in the name of Derek Mackay, which seeks to amend motion S5M-17425, in the name of Richard Leonard, on build them at BiFab, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that amendment S5M-17425.2, in the name of Dean Lockhart, which seeks to amend motion S5M-17425, in the name of Richard Leonard, on build them at BiFab, as amended, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The final question is, that motion S5M-17425, in the name of Richard Leonard, on build them at BiFab, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament supports the Fife - Ready for Renewal campaign calling for work to be delivered to the Fife construction yards in Methil and Burntisland; notes that EDF’s Neart Na Gaoithe NnG Offshore Wind Farm, worth up to 2 billion, will be located 10 miles off the Fife coast, as well as Inchcape and Seagreen offshore wind farms, worth further billions; further notes that hundreds of skilled, former BiFab workers in Fife stand ready to work; believes that continuing public support for Scotland’s climate change targets requires that people see local community benefit from the transition; congratulates the trade unions, community groups and environmental organisations that have come together to fight for a green energy revolution that brings benefit to workers and communities; believes that it would be bad for the climate if turbine jackets had to be shipped from overseas; calls on the Scottish and UK governments to support the Fife - Ready for Renewal campaign and to review the contracts for difference and supply chain process as part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal to ensure that it brings significant work to the Fife yards during the construction phase of all projects; recognises the efforts of the Scottish Government to bring together trades unions, the UK Government and industry representatives at a summit on 2 May 2019 to ensure that all opportunities are taken to deliver supply chain work in Fife and across Scotland, and further calls on the Scottish Government to work with the UK Government to take advantage of the opportunities under the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, which builds on the UK’s global leadership in offshore wind, maximising the advantages for the Scottish offshore wind sector from the global shift to clean growth.