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Motion ref. S6M-02740

Addressing the Impacts of Labour Shortages on Scotland’s Economy

Submitted by: Kate Forbes, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, January 10, 2022

Supported by: Tom Arthur, Richard Lochhead, Ivan McKee, Lorna Slater, Kaukab Stewart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

That the Parliament recognises the resilience and innovation that employers and workers across many sectors of the economy have demonstrated throughout the last year in response to the continuation of workforce challenges associated with the pandemic, combined with reduced workforce availability as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU; believes that the Scottish Government and its agencies are committed to working with employers, business organisations and trade unions, to resolve and understand labour shortages, skills gaps and future requirements, and address recruitment and retention challenges through interventions and institutions designed to help more people into work, implementing a range of upskilling and retraining opportunities, and promoting the benefits of fair work, and calls on the UK Government to make immediate changes to its economically damaging migration policies in order to protect the provision of services and the delivery of goods through Scotland’s supply chains.


Vote

Result 68 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Passed

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

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish National Party  61 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

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

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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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Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-02740.1

Addressing the Impacts of Labour Shortages on Scotland’s Economy - Amendment

Submitted by: Liz Smith, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, January 10, 2022

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Result 30 for, 93 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-02740.2

Addressing the Impacts of Labour Shortages on Scotland’s Economy - Amendment

Submitted by: Paul Sweeney, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, January 10, 2022

Supported by: Daniel Johnson
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Result 25 for, 98 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Defeated