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DatePolicyLevelSubjectAgreementNotes
23 Mar 2017The inequality and poverty commission could play a valuable role in providing independent oversight of children and young people’s participation; this function, along with the status and role of the commission, should be outlined in the Bill. In addition to considering the progress made towards meeting the income targets, the commission should consider how effectively the Scottish Government meaningfully involves children and young people with lived experience of poverty in its efforts to tackle child povertyRecommendationEqualities and Human Rights; Social Security-

Response to Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill – stage 1

16 Jan 2017 and also on: 22/03/2014Scottish Councils should have a legal responsibility to facilitate and fund a youth-led representative body for all 12-25 year olds (inclusive) in the local authority, as a minimum standard.StatementEqualities and Human Rights103 votes (81%/14%)

Members Motion by Michael Hutchinson.

Extended by Conveners Group 14th Jan 2017.

16 Jan 2017 and also on: 16/01/16The Scottish Youth Parliament believes that young people should be closely consulted in order to effectively tackle gender-based violence in Scotland.RecommendationEqualities and Human Rights; Justice-

Scottish Labour consultation on Achieving Women’s Equality response.

Extended by Conveners Group 14th Jan 2017.

16 Jan 2017 and also on: 15/12/15Pupils should have access to high-quality library resources and support all year round rather than just term-time to comply with the right to equality of opportunity as outlined by article 28 of the UNCRC.RecommendationCulture and Media; Education and Lifelong Learning; Equalities and Human Rights; Sport and Leisure-

Response to Public Petition PE01581: Save Scotland’s School Libraries.

Extended by Conveners Group 14th Jan 2017.

16 Jan 2017 and also on: 15/12/15The Scottish Youth Parliament believes all pupils in Scotland should have access to high quality school library services.RecommendationCulture and Media; Education and Lifelong Learning; Equalities and Human Rights; Sport and Leisure; Transport, Environment and Rural Affairs-

Response to Public Petition PE01581: Save Scotland’s School Libraries.

Extended by Conveners Group 14th Jan 2017.

16 Jan 2017 and also on: 15/12/15There is a need for research into how cuts in library services have had an impact on literacy and learning.RecommendationCulture and Media; Education and Lifelong Learning-

Response to Public Petition PE01581: Save Scotland’s School Libraries.

Extended by Conveners Group 14th Jan 2017.

16 Jan 2017 and also on: 15/12/15SYP agrees with the provision of high-quality school libraries, with professionally trained librarians to provide support and guidance to students, is an absolutely necessary resource to enable young people to achieve their fullest potential both in and outside of education.RecommendationCulture and Media; Education and Lifelong Learning; Sport and Leisure-

Response to Public Petition PE01581: Save Scotland’s School Libraries.

Extended by Conveners Group 14th Jan 2017.

26 Oct 2016 and also on: 26 October 2013The Bedroom tax should be repealed.StatementSocial Security88%/4%

Members’ Motion by David Linden.

Extended by Convenors Group 6 August 2016.

24 Oct 2016 and also on: 25 October 2015, and on 28 October 2012Effective pupil councils – led by the pupils – should be made compulsory in all secondary schools from first to sixth year.StatementEducation and Lifelong Learning; Social Security33 votes (73%, 72%)

(Oct 2015 – 52%)

Extended by Convenors Group on 6 August 2016.

16 Oct 2016The Scottish Youth Parliament recognises the contribution of 130,000 EU nationals to the UK health & social care sectors; and believes that EU nationals already living, working, and studying in the UK should be allowed to stay in the UK.StatementEqualities and Human Rights; UK, Europe and External Relations; Health and Wellbeing94%

Members’ Motion by Alex Robertson MSYP

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