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Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13566.3
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 11 June 2024

As an amendment to motion S6M-13566 in the name of John Swinney (Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty), leave out from "warns" to end and insert "notes that around 24% of children live in poverty in Scotland and that this rate has remained largely unchanged since 2007; recognises that the number of children in temporary accommodation has reached over 9,000, which is an 8% increase on the previous figure; calls on the Scottish Government to use the powers that it has to take action, rather than produce more strategies, to tackle child poverty; notes that the Scottish Government has abandoned plans to close the poverty-related attainment gap and that its plans to roll out free childcare have been described as ‘fragile’; agrees that the Scottish Government has failed to deliver all of the devolved benefits that could help tackle child poverty; regrets that the Scottish Government is reportedly returning £450 million of EU structural funds that could be used to tackle child poverty, and calls on the Scottish Government to work constructively with the UK Government to ensure that all children get the best start in life."


Vote

Result 27 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 15 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-13566

Scottish Government Priorities: Eradicating Child Poverty

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Monday, June 10, 2024

Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Paul McLennan, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


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