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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-22731

Employment Support

Submitted by: Jamie Hepburn, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Supported by: Fiona Hyslop, Ivan McKee
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Motions as amended

That the Parliament believes that the UK Government’s furlough scheme should be extended to provide support and certainty to employers and workers in Scotland for as long as public health restrictions are required to control the spread of COVID-19, recognising that there are specific sectors that will be affected for a longer period; calls on the Scottish Government to act quickly to put in place a range of measures to support employment that are coherent and targeted at businesses at risk and those who find themselves out of work, in particular young people, women, disabled people and ethnic minorities; recognises the existing fragility and inequality in Scotland’s labour market, and calls on the Scottish Government to produce an industrial strategy that lays out increased investment in housebuilding, green energy and transport, to put Scotland back on track and ensure fairer, greener and sustainable jobs for all.


Vote

Result 89 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  59 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  6 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  4 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  1 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  19 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 4 no vote Read more Read less

Independent  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 2 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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Original motion text

That the Parliament believes that the UK Government’s furlough scheme should be extended to provide support and certainty to employers and workers in Scotland for as long as public health restrictions are required to control the spread of COVID-19, recognising that there are specific sectors that will be affected for a longer period.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-22731.1

Employment Support - Amendment

Submitted by: Jackie Baillie, Dumbarton, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Supported by: Alex Rowley
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Result Agreed by the MSPs in the Chamber without a vote


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S5M-22731.2

Employment Support - Amendment

Submitted by: Maurice Golden, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Result 29 for, 88 against, 0 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Defeated