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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 15th September 2005.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 5:00 pm, 15th September 2005

The result of the division is: For 93, Against 18, Abstentions 2.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament recognises the significant investments made by the Scottish Executive in developing the capabilities and professionalism of teachers in Scotland; notes the increase in teacher recruitment and the delivery of improved initial teacher education; welcomes the implementation of radically improved teacher induction arrangements; acknowledges the widening of opportunities and improved quality of Continuing Professional Development for teachers and the development of chartered teacher programmes; recognises the importance of teaching standards in delivering higher educational attainment, and welcomes the Executive's commitment to secure quality teachers for the 21st century.