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Opportunity within the 2023-24 Programme for Government

  • Submitted by: Neil Gray, Airdrie and Shotts, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 September 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-10347
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, 07 September 2023

That the Parliament recognises the actions set out in the Programme for Government 2023-24 to build a fair, green and growing wellbeing economy, while addressing the twin climate and nature emergencies; agrees that a fair work agenda and a real living wage support all of society, particularly during a cost of living crisis, and commends the proposed rise for workers in social care and childcare to £12 an hour; believes that tackling the global climate emergency is the defining challenge of current times and that the necessity of climate leadership could not be more stark, and commends the Scottish Government’s investment of £2.2 billion in 2023-24 to deliver a just transition to net zero and restore nature, which brings co-benefits in improved health outcomes, more accessible places, and empowered communities; acknowledges that the implementation of the recommendations of the New Deal for Business Group, close working with small businesses, and a £15 million package to support enterprise and entrepreneurship will create new opportunities to start, scale and sustain businesses; agrees that this support, along with the Scottish Government’s Green Industrial and Energy strategies, will ensure that businesses maximise the opportunities of a just transition to net zero; recognises the work of the Just Transition Fund, enabling pioneering work in a range of sectors, as well as the Scottish Government’s investment in nature restoration, and looks forward to initiatives to establish a new national park, as well as the publication of Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy; welcomes the commitment to establish a sector deal with the onshore wind industry, including halving the average determination time for section 36 applications to 12 months where there is no public inquiry, and acknowledges that both the Climate Change and Just Transition plans will secure a climate resilient and biodiverse future in a way that maximises community benefit and is fair and just for everyone.


Supported by: Richard Lochhead, Gillian Martin, Màiri McAllan, Lorna Slater, Humza Yousaf

Vote

Result 66 for, 33 against, 19 abstained, 11 did not vote Vote Passed

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Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Scottish Labour

Scottish Green Party

Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-10347.1

Submitted by: Murdo Fraser, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Result 30 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-10347.2

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Result 19 for, 99 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote Vote Defeated