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Mover: 7 minutes; summation of motion and movers and summation of any

amendments: 4 minutes; all other speakers: 3 minutes. For eligibility and

procedure for speaking in this debate, see page 4.

The deadline for amendments to this motion - see page 6 - and for requests for

separate votes - see page 3 - is 13.00, Monday 3 September. Those selected for

debate will be printed in Saturday's Conference Daily.

17.00 Business motion and constitutional amendment

Chair: Cllr Zoë O'Connell (Vice Chair, FCC). Aide: Jenni Lang. Hall Aide: Geoff

Payne (Chair, FCC).

F11 Business motion: Reforming our Party's Disciplinary Processes

Federal Board

Mover: Alice Thomas.

Summation: Sheila Ritchie (Federal Vice-President and Convenor of the

Scottish Liberal Democrats).

Conference notes:

A. The dedication and commitment of the volunteers and staff who

have devoted valuable time and effort to ensuring the Party's

current disciplinary processes function.

B. That despite this, the large number of members who have

previously expressed concerns regarding the Party's current

disciplinary processes, including as part of the Governance

Review consultations in 2015 and 2016.

C. That party members voted at Autumn Conference 2016, in

motion Towards a More Effective Party Governance that "there shall

be a review of the disciplinary processes of the party".

D. That Ken Macdonald QC, a former Director of Public

Prosecutions, was appointed to carry out this review (known

as 'the Macdonald Review'), and that Isabelle Parasram

was appointed to undertake a special investigation into the

Complaints Handling Processes in cases of sexual impropriety,

the conclusions of which have been incorporated into the

Macdonald Review's recommendations.

E. The delays in acting on the review caused by the snap 2017

general election.

F. The urgency of action now being taken to implement the review

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