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Championing Disability Equality and Human Rights

  • Submitted by: Emma Roddick, Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 December 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11537
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 05 December 2023

That the Parliament notes the ambition for Scotland to be a world leader in both the legislation for, and realisation of, human rights; recognises the disproportionate impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis continue to have on disabled people’s human rights and equality; welcomes the action being taken across the Scottish Government, including reopening the Independent Living Fund in Scotland, with an initial investment of £9 million, and a commitment to develop and implement an Immediate Priorities Plan for Disabled People; notes the recent consultation on a Human Rights Bill to incorporate economic, social and cultural rights and rights for disabled people into Scots law, which, if effectively implemented, will help secure a life of dignity for all, including the most marginalised and disadvantaged; reaffirms the values of Scotland’s National Performance Framework outcomes for disabled people, including protecting human rights, allowing people to live free from discrimination, and creating a fairer, more inclusive Scotland, and commits to listening to the lived experience and expertise of disabled people and to sharing policy development and decision-making in a genuinely inclusive and participatory manner.


Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Paul McLennan, Shirley-Anne Somerville

Vote

Result 68 for, 50 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Scottish Labour

Scottish Green Party

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Alba Party

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Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-11537.1

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, December 4, 2023

Supported by: Douglas Lumsden
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Result 52 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-11537.2

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, December 4, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Result 50 for, 64 against, 3 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated