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The Impact of UK Government Asylum Policy and Legislation in Scotland - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 January 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-11803.1
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 10 January 2024

As an amendment to motion S6M-11803 in the name of Emma Roddick (The Impact of UK Government Asylum Policy and Legislation in Scotland), leave out from “the impact” to end and insert “that the topics of immigration and asylum are reserved to the UK Parliament and that it is therefore not within the competence of the Scottish Parliament to legislate on these issues; further recognises that the UK Government spent £3.7 billion in the fiscal year 2022-23 to support refugees, that it continues to provide asylum seekers with financial support to cover essential living needs and that it is committed to delivering an asylum system that protects individuals from persecution based on their protected characteristics; agrees that the Scottish Government must engage positively with the UK Government, local authorities and public services across asylum matters to reduce negative impacts on people, communities and services; expresses concern over both the pause of the Scottish Government’s Super Sponsor Scheme for displaced Ukrainians and the Scottish Government’s inability to renew the £10 million in funding initially granted to local authorities to support resettlement for displaced Ukrainians, and calls on the Scottish Government to declare a housing emergency, given the increase in homelessness applications by 9% and the record number of children placed in temporary accommodation for the fiscal year 2022-23, which is likely to be exacerbated given the recent cuts to the housing budget.”


Vote

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

Scottish National Party

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Scottish Labour

Scottish Green Party

Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Alba Party

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No Party Affiliation

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-11803

The Impact of UK Government Asylum Policy and Legislation in Scotland

Submitted by: Emma Roddick, Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Monday, January 8, 2024

Supported by: Christina McKelvie, Paul McLennan, Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Result 89 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 10 did not vote Vote Passed


Defeated related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-11803.2

The Impact of UK Government Asylum Policy and Legislation in Scotland - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Result 20 for, 97 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated