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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

As an amendment to motion S6M-01248 in the name of Shona Robison (A Land of Opportunity- Supporting a Fairer and More Equal Society), leave out from first “welcomes” to “affordable home; welcomes” and insert "notes the 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 calls on the Scottish Government to immediately double the Scottish Child Payment and then double it again to £40 per week in 2022-23 for all children under 16 in order to meet the interim target of child poverty levels of 18% in 2023-24, as agreed by this Parliament; notes that the Programme for Government has committed to increasing access to advice services to maximise incomes, expanding 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 current parliamentary session to tackle the poverty-related attainment gap; further notes the Scottish Government’s commitment to expand early learning and childcare to one- and two-year-olds, starting with those from low-income households; recognises the continuation of the social security programme, including the doubling of Carer’s Allowance Supplement this year and the introduction of new disability benefits; acknowledges the programme of work that contributes to ensuring that everyone has the right to a safe warm affordable home; notes".


Vote

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

Scottish National Party  0 for, 57 against, 0 abstained, 7 no vote Read more Read less

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

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

Scottish Labour  21 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  0 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 0 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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Related motion

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

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


Defeated related 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