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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-22780

Prioritising Education Over Independence

Submitted by: Jamie Greene, West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, September 21, 2020

Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Motions as amended

That the Parliament supports work to close the attainment gap; confirms that closing the attainment gap and raising standards for all must remain the top priority for the education system; recognises that the attainment gap is caused by the underlying poverty and inequality in society, which are exacerbated by the policy choices of the Conservative administration at Westminster; further recognises that the impact of COVID-19 has disrupted teaching and learning and risks exacerbating the attainment gap and considers therefore that the Scottish Government, local authorities and all education agencies must do everything practicable to support early learning and childcare, schools, colleges and universities through the pandemic; commends the hard work and dedication of teachers, staff and pupils in adapting to the impact of coronavirus, and believes that in education, and across a broad range of powers of the Scottish Parliament, the UK Government is using the EU exit to enact a power grab against the people of Scotland, demonstrating beyond all doubt that decisions about Scotland should be taken by the people who live here and not by a Conservative administration at Westminster led by Boris Johnson, which has been comprehensively rejected by the people of Scotland.


Vote

Result 64 for, 35 against, 21 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  57 for, 1 against, 1 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

For
  • Aileen Campbell
  • Alasdair Allan
  • Alex Neil
  • Angela Constance
  • Angus MacDonald
  • Annabelle Ewing
  • Ash Denham
  • Ben Macpherson
  • Bill Kidd
  • Bob Doris
  • Bruce Crawford
  • Christina McKelvie
  • Christine Grahame
  • Clare Adamson
  • Clare Haughey
  • Colin Beattie
  • David Torrance
  • Emma Harper
  • Fergus Ewing
  • Fiona Hyslop
  • Fulton MacGregor
  • Gail Ross
  • George Adam
  • Gil Paterson
  • Gillian Martin
  • Graeme Dey
  • Humza Yousaf
  • Ivan McKee
  • James Dornan
  • Jamie Hepburn
  • Jeane Freeman
  • Jenny Gilruth
  • Joan McAlpine
  • Joe FitzPatrick
  • John Mason
  • John Swinney
  • Kate Forbes
  • Keith Brown
  • Kenneth Gibson
  • Kevin Stewart
  • Mairi Gougeon
  • Maree Todd
  • Maureen Watt
  • Michael Russell
  • Paul Wheelhouse
  • Richard Lochhead
  • Richard Lyle
  • Rona Mackay
  • Roseanna Cunningham
  • Ruth Maguire
  • Sandra White
  • Shirley-Anne Somerville
  • Shona Robison
  • Stewart Stevenson
  • Stuart McMillan
  • Tom Arthur
  • Willie Coffey
Against
  • Michael Matheson
Abstained
  • Linda Fabiani
No vote
  • Gordon MacDonald
  • Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  1 for, 29 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

For
  • Maurice Corry
Against
  • Adam Tomkins
  • Alexander Burnett
  • Alexander Stewart
  • Alison Harris
  • Annie Wells
  • Brian Whittle
  • Dean Lockhart
  • Donald Cameron
  • Edward Mountain
  • Finlay Carson
  • Gordon Lindhurst
  • Graham Simpson
  • Jackson Carlaw
  • Jamie Greene
  • Jamie Halcro Johnston
  • Jeremy Balfour
  • John Scott
  • Liam Kerr
  • Liz Smith
  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Maurice Golden
  • Michelle Ballantyne
  • Miles Briggs
  • Murdo Fraser
  • Oliver Mundell
  • Peter Chapman
  • Rachael Hamilton
  • Ruth Davidson
  • Tom Mason
Abstained
-
No vote
  • Bill Bowman

Scottish Labour  0 for, 0 against, 20 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
-
Abstained
  • Alex Rowley
  • Anas Sarwar
  • Claire Baker
  • Claudia Beamish
  • Colin Smyth
  • Daniel Johnson
  • David Stewart
  • Elaine Smith
  • Iain Gray
  • Jackie Baillie
  • James Kelly
  • Johann Lamont
  • Lewis Macdonald
  • Mark Griffin
  • Mary Fee
  • Neil Bibby
  • Neil Findlay
  • Rhoda Grant
  • Richard Leonard
  • Sarah Boyack
No vote
  • Jenny Marra
  • Monica Lennon
  • Pauline McNeill

Independent  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
-
Abstained
-
No vote
  • Derek Mackay
  • Mark McDonald

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

For
  • Alison Johnstone
  • Andy Wightman
  • John Finnie
  • Mark Ruskell
  • Patrick Harvie
  • Ross Greer
Against
-
Abstained
-
No vote
-

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
-
Abstained
-
No vote
  • Ken Macintosh

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 5 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

For
-
Against
  • Alex Cole-Hamilton
  • Beatrice Wishart
  • Liam McArthur
  • Mike Rumbles
  • Willie Rennie
Abstained
-
No vote
-

Original motion text

That the Parliament believes that the Scottish Government should drop its plans for a further Referendum Bill and focus on closing the attainment gap.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-22780.1

Prioritising Education Over Independence - Amendment

Submitted by: Iain Gray, East Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result Agreed by the MSPs in the Chamber without a vote


Motion ref. S5M-22780.2

Prioritising Education Over Independence - Amendment

Submitted by: , , , Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Monday, January 1, 0001

Result Agreed by the MSPs in the Chamber without a vote


Motion ref. S5M-22780.3

Prioritising Education Over Independence - Amendment

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Supported by: Michael Russell, Maree Todd
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Result 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Passed