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SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE FUNDING FOR AUSCHWITZ VISITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 146: tabled on 04 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House warmly welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government to provide £214,000 in order to guarantee the future of visits to Auschwitz for Scottish school pupils; notes that this is the first time that any Scottish administration has guaranteed funding for these Auschwitz trips; believes that these visits are important in giving Scottish school students a powerful and emotional experience in learning the lessons from the holocaust; is disappointed in the way that several Labour hon. Members chose to play politics with this sensitive issue; and hopes that the whole House will congratulate the Scottish government in providing this funding and for supporting this valuable initiative.