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Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 February 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12203.2
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 20 February 2024

As an amendment to motion S6M-12203 in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville (Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland), leave out from "welcomes" to end and insert "acknowledges that the people of Scotland would be best served by a social security system that embeds dignity, fairness and respect and provides a safety net for all in a strong and growing economy; notes Scotland’s devolved social security benefits; acknowledges that delays in processing adult and child disability assessments have left disabled people stuck in limbo and out of pocket during the worst cost of living crisis in decades; notes that the Scottish Government’s decision to cut affordable housing budgets by 27% in the face of a housing emergency has been labelled as baffling by organisations like the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; acknowledges that cutting vital funding for affordable housing and employability schemes harms the eradication of the causes of poverty; notes that between 2017 and 2021, 12% of people have remained in persistent poverty after housing costs, and recognises that the paper, Building a New Scotland: Social security in an independent Scotland, is the latest in a series of theoretical future plans by the Scottish Government, which has already been too distracted to focus on the here and now and make the devolution of social security work for the people of Scotland."


Vote

Result 53 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 12 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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No Party Affiliation

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Alba Party

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-12203

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Jamie Hepburn, Paul McLennan, Emma Roddick
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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


Defeated related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-12203.1

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 30 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated