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DatePolicyLevelSubjectAgreementNotes
25 Apr 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that any guidance and publicity on raising awareness of the safety benefits of wearing seatbelts is co-designed with children and young people in order to ensure it is as effective as possible.RecommendationTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

Response to Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill – stage 1

26 Mar 2017 and also on: 22 March 2014Whilst employers can expect an appropriate standard of professionalism from an employee’s presentation, employers should not be allowed to discriminate against job applicants on the basis of the applicant’s appearance.StatementEqualities and Human Rights; Jobs, Economy and Fair Work70%

Members’ Motion by Eilidh Collins

Renewed via Quickfire Policy March 2017

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that preparing young people to practice safe sexual relationships is a crucial part of education, and that all schools, regardless of religious denomination, must provide high-quality, comprehensive, and inclusive sex education that takes into account issues of sexual orientation and gender identityStatementEducation and Lifelong Learning; Equalities and Human Rights; Health and Wellbeing81%

Members’ Motion by Euan Waddell MSYP

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that access to menstrual hygiene products is a basic human right, and that more effort should be made to ensure that those in disadvantaged financial situations have access to these products.StatementHealth and Wellbeing99%

Members’ Motion by Suki Wan MSYP

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the UK Government has an obligation to improve its contribution to resettling the world’s displaced people, and calls for the UK Government’s Gateway Protection programme to be reasonably expanded to allow for a greater number of refugees to apply for asylum within the United Kingdom.StatementUK, Europe and External Relations; Social Security89%

Members’ Motion by Katie Burke MSYP

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament welcomes the efforts of the Scottish Government to ensure the meaningful participation of young people; and believes that these efforts could be further strengthened by positioning the Scottish Youth Parliament as a key advisory body to the Scottish Cabinet on all issues affecting young people.StatementEqualities and Human Rights; Social Security89%

Members’ Motion by Aqeel Ahmed

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that legislation should be introduced to prevent the unnecessary disposal of unsold food by manufacturers, supermarkets, and other businesses, and ensure the food is instead donated to charity, or converted to animal feed, fertiliser or energy where appropriate.StatementTransport, Environment and Rural Affairs85%

Members’ Motion by Eilidh MacKay MSYP

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the rights of young people in the workplace should be a priority in Brexit negotiations by both the Scottish and UK Governments, and that these rights should be respected and upheld as a key part of any exit from the EU.StatementUK, Europe and External Relations; Jobs, Economy and Fair Work; Social Security92%

Committee Motion by the Jobs and Economy Committee

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that the Scottish and UK Parliaments have an obligation under Article 12 of the UNCRC to fully and meaningfully engage with young people in discussions over Scotland’s and the rest of the UK’s future relationship with the European Union.StatementUK, Europe and External Relations97%

Committee Motion by the External Affairs Committee

26 Mar 2017The Scottish Youth Parliament welcomes the introduction of a Child Poverty Bill in Scotland; encourages the continued meaningful involvement of children and young people in plans to eradicate child poverty in Scotland; and believes it is essential that legislation is robust and measurable.StatementSocial Security90%

Committee Motion by the Social Justice Committee

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