Friday, 15 August 2008

S3M-02401 Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (Scottish National Party): Highlands and Islands-Friendly Quality Mark

That the Parliament supports a proposal from Sanday Community Council in Orkney for the Scottish Government to award a Highlands and Islands-friendly quality mark for those mail order companies and couriers that do not charge extra for delivering goods to postcodes in the Highlands and Islands; considers that the extra charges that some firms impose for customers in remote and rural areas are unfair, unjust and effectively treat those residents as second-class citizens; welcomes the idea of promoting firms that practise a “one price for all” policy, and calls on those firms that impose extra costs for deliveries to rural areas and islands to follow best practice examples such as Amazon and the Royal Mail.

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Jamie McGrigor, Dr Alasdair Allan, Aileen Campbell, Bashir Ahmad, Dave Thompson, Stuart McMillan, Mary Scanlon, Nigel Don, Kenneth Gibson, Dr Bill Wilson, David Stewart, Bill Kidd, Robin Harper, Christine Grahame, Gil Paterson, Bob Doris

Lodged on Friday, August 15, 2008; Current

See S3M-02401.1 (Amendment to motion):

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