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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 13th September 2007.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:00 pm, 13th September 2007

The result of the division is: For 76, Against 46, Abstentions 2.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament regrets that education has not been given a higher priority by this administration; calls for an urgent explanation to be given on funding for higher education and further education; calls for the missing detail to be given on the manifesto commitment to write off student debt; calls for a statement on how the commitment to reduce class sizes for primary 1 to primary 3 which has not been fully explained or costed will be delivered by 2011; calls for more detail on how a teacher will be provided to every early years class by 2011; regrets that nothing has been said about tackling indiscipline in Scotland's schools, and calls for an early statement on how funding will be provided to improve the school estate in Scotland and further calls for an early announcement on when the SNP manifesto pledge for a 50% increase in free nursery education for 3 and 4-year-olds will be met and how much it will cost.