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Widening Access - Equality of Access to Higher Education - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12642.2
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 26 March 2024

As an amendment to motion S6M-12642 in the name of Graeme Dey (Widening Access – Equality of Access to Higher Education), insert at end "; notes the Scottish Government’s own Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement accompanying the 2024-25 budget, which warns of 'a significant risk that the reduction in the HE resource budget will increase competition for remaining university places, which could disadvantage learners from socio-economically disadvantaged areas with lower prior attainment'; understands that this funding crisis extends to the whole tertiary education sector, with Audit Scotland noting that it will be 'difficult for colleges to balance delivering high-quality learning at the volume expected while contributing to other Scottish Government priorities'; calls on the Scottish Government to set out its plans to meet its commitment in the 2023-24 Programme for Government to lead development of a new post-16 education funding model, and believes that a sustainably funded tertiary education sector is crucial to the future of Scotland."


Vote

Result 22 for, 97 against, 1 abstained, 9 did not vote Vote Defeated

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Alba Party

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-12642

Widening Access - Equality of Access to Higher Education

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Monday, March 25, 2024

Supported by: Natalie Don, Jenny Gilruth
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, March 26, 2024


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-12642.1

Widening Access - Equality of Access to Higher Education - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, March 25, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, March 26, 2024