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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02139

Removing the Cap on Funded Places for Frontline Medical Students

Submitted by: Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, November 15, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Motions as amended

That the Parliament welcomes the sustained increases in medical undergraduate places at Scottish universities; notes that the level of new domestic training places for medicine is proportionately higher in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK; further notes that, this year, the Scottish Government fully funded all places for Scottish domiciled students holding an offer from a Scottish medical school, where they met the terms of their conditional offer; recognises that the Programme for Government sets out steps to substantially increase training places further; believes that widening access to medicine is essential, and supports doubling the number of widening access places to help create a more diverse medical workforce.


Vote

Result 67 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish Labour  0 for, 19 against, 0 abstained, 3 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 National Party  60 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

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 3 against, 0 abstained, 1 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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Original motion text

That the Parliament calls on the Scottish Government to remove the cap on funded training places for students from Scotland studying for frontline NHS roles.


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-02139.1

Removing the Cap on Funded Places for Frontline Medical Students - Amendment

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Result 51 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 11 no vote Vote Defeated


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-02139.2

Removing the Cap on Funded Places for Frontline Medical Students - Amendment

Submitted by: Humza Yousaf, Glasgow Pollok, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 17, 2021