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  • Submitted by: Alex Rowley, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 May 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-08954
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Motions as amended

That the Parliament believes that reliable, accessible and affordable public transport is a key lifeline service in Scotland; believes that public investment in passenger transport should deliver value for money, environmental and social benefits; supports the vision outlined in the policy prospectus, Equality, Opportunity, Community, for a public transport system that is more accessible, available and affordable; notes the success of the concessionary bus travel schemes, which now offer free bus travel to 2.6 million people, with over two thirds of young people under 22 now holding the National Entitlement Card, making over 62 million journeys to date; agrees that bus services should serve the needs of local communities; notes the introduction of provisions under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, which will empower local authorities with the flexible tools that they need to respond to their own transport challenges, coupled with funding that allows local authorities to develop new ways of supporting bus development; recognises the key role of bus services in decarbonising transport and therefore welcomes the recent second tranche of zero emissions bus funding, and commends all of the staff involved in sustaining bus services over the last three years.


Supported by: Sarah Boyack, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba

Vote

Result 64 for, 52 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Scottish Labour

Scottish Green Party

Scottish Liberal Democrats

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did not vote
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No Party Affiliation

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Original motion text

That the Parliament believes that reliable, accessible and affordable public transport is a key lifeline service in Scotland; believes that public investment in passenger transport should deliver value for money, environmental and social benefits; notes the recent bus fare rises across the country that are hitting during a cost of living crisis; further notes that these come on the back of route cancellations across much of Scotland that are isolating communities; believes that local authorities must be fully supported, empowered and resourced in their role regarding local public transport, and calls on the Scottish Government to support the introduction of a cap on bus fares across Scotland and set out what action it will take to stop the cuts to bus services on routes across Scotland.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S6M-08954.3

Submitted by: Kevin Stewart, Aberdeen Central, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-08954.2

Submitted by: Graham Simpson, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Result 53 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-08954.1

Submitted by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, May 17, 2023