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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

As an amendment to motion S5M-22780 in the name of Jamie Greene (Prioritising Education Over Independence), leave out from "believes" to end and insert "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 65 for, 55 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 30 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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

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

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

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

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

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


Related motion

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

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


Accepted related 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