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Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland

  • Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 February 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12203
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, 20 February 2024

That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government's paper, Building a New Scotland: Social security in an independent Scotland; agrees that the people of Scotland would be best served by a social security system that embeds dignity, fairness and respect and provides a safety net for all as part of a strong wellbeing economy; notes progress made with Scotland’s unique social security benefits, including five family payments, with modelling estimating that 90,000 fewer children will live in relative and absolute poverty in 2023-24 as a result of Scottish Government policies, with poverty levels 9% lower than they would have otherwise been, but recognises that only independence provides the full range of powers that would enable Scotland to provide the social security that the people of Scotland deserve.


Supported by: Patrick Harvie, Jamie Hepburn, Paul McLennan, Emma Roddick

Vote

Result 63 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 13 did not vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Scottish Labour

Scottish Green Party

Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Alba Party

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No Party Affiliation

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Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-12203.1

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 30 for, 87 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated


Motion ref. S6M-12203.2

Building a New Scotland - Social Security in an Independent Scotland - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Paul O'Kane, West Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, February 19, 2024

Supported by: Neil Bibby, Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Result 53 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Defeated