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Motion ref. S6M-02761.1

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission - Amendment

Submitted by: Claire Baker, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022

As an amendment to motion S6M-02761 in the name of Angela Constance (Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission), after "loss of life;" insert "calls on the Scottish Government to provide clarity on the future of the Drug Deaths Taskforce, its leadership and viability of the timescale for completing its final report, as well as provide an update on progress in implementing the recommendations made so far; believes that safer drug consumption facilities, heroin-assisted treatment and drug checking facilities should be urgently progressed as part of harm reduction measures to address Scotland’s drug deaths crisis; further believes that there needs to be swifter action to progress these measures, which can save lives, improve health outcomes and act as a gateway for vulnerable drug addicts to access drug treatment services and other forms of support; acknowledges that the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) standards, developed with direction from those with lived experience, have the potential to make a positive difference to people affected by drug use, but agrees that there must be enough investment in services to turn these into reality and ensure that they are sustained in future years; agrees that the expansion of the Police Recording Warning scheme should act as an enabler for vulnerable drug users to access treatment and support services, and that resources should be put in place to ensure that this happens; believes that expansion of residential rehabilitation must address the needs of those areas in Scotland where there is limited service access, that barriers to provision must be identified and removed, and that action must be taken to ensure that all age groups, including young people, can access these services; agrees that there must be a fully independent review to examine the extent to which measures announced by the Scottish Government, including those that were recommended by the Drug Deaths Taskforce, are making the most effective interventions and are tackling the drug deaths crisis;".


Vote

Result 23 for, 100 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Defeated

Scottish National Party  0 for, 63 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 Labour  19 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  0 for, 7 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

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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-02761

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission

Submitted by: Angela Constance, Almond Valley, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Nicola Sturgeon, Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-02761.2

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission - Amendment

Submitted by: Sue Webber, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022


Motion ref. S6M-02761.3

Tackling Drug Related Deaths Through the First Year of the National Mission - Amendment

Submitted by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, January 13, 2022