Motion ref. S6M-05778
Challenge Poverty Week 2022
Submitted by: Elena Whitham, Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Graeme Dey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Joe FitzPatrick, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Fulton MacGregor, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Marie McNair, Jenni Minto, Audrey Nicoll, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Mercedes Villalba
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, October 4, 2022
That the Parliament recognises Challenge Poverty Week 2022, which runs from 3 to 9 October; notes that activities, events and actions are taking place across Scotland aimed at highlighting the realities of, and solutions to, poverty, as well as increasing public support for tackling poverty; understands that over one million people in Scotland are living in poverty and that the cost of living crisis is pushing even more into hardship; notes the view that governments, politicians, civil society and communities all have a role to play in solving poverty; understands that particular groups of people, including low-paid women, lone parents, disabled people and people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, are disproportionately more likely to experience poverty; notes the view that poverty in Scotland can and must be solved, by boosting incomes and reducing the cost of living; considers that people in Scotland believe in compassion and justice, and support action to end poverty, and celebrates the work undertaken by organisations and communities across Scotland to stem the rising tide of poverty.