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Motion ref. S6M-01248

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

That the Parliament welcomes the ambitious programme of work laid out in the Programme for Government to create a fairer society; agrees that tackling child poverty is a national mission and recognises Scottish Government actions, including doubling the Scottish Child Payment as early as possible within the current parliamentary session, new bridging payments until the Payment is rolled out to under-16s, increasing access to advice services to maximise incomes, expansion of free school meals provision, new statutory guidance to reduce the costs of school uniforms, supporting working parents with a system of wraparound childcare for school-age children and an investment of £1 billion over the session to tackle the poverty-related attainment gap; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to expand early learning and childcare to one- and two-year-olds, starting with those from low-income households; further welcomes the continuation of the ambitious social security programme, including the doubling of Carer’s Allowance Supplement this year and the introduction of new disability benefits; recognises the ambitious programme of work to ensure that everyone has the right to a safe warm affordable home; welcomes the new deal for tenants; acknowledges the work needed to be done to embed and advance equality, inclusion and human rights across society, and commits to working together during Scotland’s recovery from COVID-19 in order to build a fairer and more equal society.


Vote

Result 67 for, 30 against, 20 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  56 for, 1 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 0 against, 20 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  7 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-01248.1

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society - Amendment

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 33 for, 65 against, 20 abstained, 11 no vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-01248.2

A Land of Opportunity - Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society - Amendment

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Supported by: Foysol Choudhury, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Result 25 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote Vote Defeated