Tuesday 18 September
09.00 Business motions
Chair: Mary Reid. Aide: Simon McGrath. Hall Aide: Cllr Susan Juned.
F31 Renewal of Recognition of SAOs
Mover: Gordon Lishman.
Summation: Toby Keynes.
Conference notes that:
A. Under Article 20.2 of the Federal Constitution, the Federal
Board is required to periodically propose the renewal of the
Annexe listing Specified Associated Organisations (SAOs), and
that this must take the form of an amendable motion to Federal
B. Under the same article, an organisation that (except in the case
of youth and/or students) consists solely of members of the
party, and satisfies the criteria set forth in Article 20.1, and the
further criteria established under Article 6.6, may be recognised
as an SAO following a proposal from the Federal Board and a
two-thirds majority vote by Federal Conference.
C. Under Article 20.3 of the Federal Constitution, the Federal Board
shall from time to time review the operation of Associated
Organisations (AOs) and SAOs in the light of the principles and
practices established by and pursuant to the Constitution and
shall report to the Federal Conference on such reviews.
D. Under Articles 20.4 and 20.5 of the Federal Constitution, an AO
or SAO that is in breach of the criteria set forth in articles 20.1
and 20.2, or those established under Article 6.6, may have its
AO or SAO status suspended by the Federal Board; and that this
shall be reported to the next meeting of the Federal Conference,
which may revoke such suspension or, by a two-thirds majority,
remove the organisation's AO or SAO status.
Conference resolves, in line with the Federal Board's proposal and
1. The following organisations shall have their status as SAOs