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Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty

  • Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13566
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 11 June 2024

That the Parliament agrees that eradicating child poverty is a national mission for the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and society; welcomes the progress made in delivering the Best Start, Bright Futures: Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-2026, with spend benefitting children in low-income households increasing to an estimated £1.4 billion in 2023; recognises the balance of action required across the three drivers of poverty reduction, which are income from employment, the cost of living and income from social security, as well as the need to drive improvements in wellbeing and outcomes for children and families; warns of the threat that UK Government austerity poses to the action and ambition of the Scottish Government in eradicating child poverty; notes modelling that estimates that 100,000 children will be kept out of relative poverty in the current year as a result of Scottish Government policies; further notes modelling that estimates that a further 40,000 children in Scotland could be lifted out of poverty were the UK Government to make key changes to social security, including by introducing an Essentials Guarantee and abolishing the two-child limit, and calls on the incoming UK administration to work collaboratively with the Scottish Government and to follow Scotland’s lead in taking ambitious anti-poverty action.


Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Paul McLennan, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Kaukab Stewart

Vote

Result 63 for, 27 against, 24 abstained, 15 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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Alba Party

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No Party Affiliation

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Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-13566.1

Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Maggie Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Monday, June 10, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Motion ref. S6M-13566.2

Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, June 10, 2024

Supported by: Michael Marra
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Motion ref. S6M-13566.3

Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, June 10, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, June 11, 2024