[S3M-4188] Decision Time — 21 May 2009 at 17:03
This looks like the vote on S3M-4188
The description in the bulletin on 2009-05-20 is:
*S3M-4188 Claire Baker: Student Hardship—That the Parliament calls for a cross-party approach on tackling hardship among the poorest students in Scotland; believes that students have been severely let down by the SNP’s broken promises, actions and inaction in power; further believes that the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning’s efforts have been misplaced in focussing solely on reducing graduate debt rather than student hardship while student demand for hardship and childcare funds increases, commercial borrowing among students continues and student support levels in Scotland fall far behind the rest of the United Kingdom; notes the open letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning signed by NUS, the main opposition parties and student leaders across Scotland calling for the Scottish Government to increase levels of student support through increased loans and for a new direction from the Scottish Government; further notes that on the 12 March 2009, through motion S3M-3675 as amended, the Parliament rejected all of the proposals contained in the Supporting a Smarter Scotland consultation, which closed in April 2009, for not adequately addressing student hardship, and calls on the Scottish Government to work with the main opposition parties on their joint approach to tackling student hardship by using the available resources to provide £7,000 in support for the poorest students, a £500 increase in grant for the poorest students, an increase in support of £200 for all students through the non-means-tested loan and almost £2 million to discretionary funds for childcare and hardship funding.
Text Introducing Division:
The next question is, that motion S3M-4188, in the name of Claire Baker, on student hardship, be agreed to. Are we agreed?
There will be a division.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Abstentions||Turnout|
|Lord Jack Wilson [Missing last name for 80353]||Motherwell and Wishaw||Lab||no|
|Andy Kerr||East Kilbride||Lab||no|