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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 30 May 2017.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

There is one question to be put as a result of today’s business. The question is, that motion S5M-05802, in the name of Christina McKelvie, on behalf of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises that destitution has a detrimental impact on people, affecting their mental health, their ability to access health care, and also increases their risk of exploitation and abuse; thanks those who shared their personal experience of being destitute with the Equalities and Human Rights Committee; notes that destitution can also impact on families, communities and on the provision of support from non-governmental organisations and public authorities, and notes the findings and recommendations of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee’s 3rd Report 2017 (Session 5),

Hidden Lives New Beginnings: Destitution, asylum and insecure immigration status in Scotland (SP Paper 147)