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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01405

Keeping the Lifeline - A Call to Cancel the Cut to Universal Credit

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, September 27, 2021

Supported by: Ben Macpherson
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, September 28, 2021

That the Parliament agrees, along with opposition parties in the UK Parliament, that the UK Government’s planned reduction to universal credit should be reversed; recognises the cross-party efforts of opposition parties in the UK Parliament and the social security committees of each of the four nations' parliaments and assembly in this aim; notes Scottish Government analysis that the reduction of universal credit could reduce welfare expenditure in Scotland by £461 million a year by 2023-24 and push 60,000 people, including 20,000 children, into poverty; agrees that the inadequacy of the payment is just one of many issues with universal credit, alongside the two-child cap and the abhorrent so-called "rape clause", the five-week wait for a first payment, the benefit sanctions regime and the so-called "bedroom tax"; believes that this reflects the UK Government’s uncompassionate approach to welfare, which has been challenged by opposition parties across the UK, and acknowledges Scotland’s human rights-based approach to social security.


Vote

Result 88 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  59 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  18 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 4 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  7 for, 0 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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Scottish Liberal Democrats  4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-01405.1

Keeping the Lifeline - A Call to Cancel the Cut to Universal Credit - Amendment

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, September 27, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, September 28, 2021