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Migrants in Scotland

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1621: tabled on 18 September 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the publication of new research on public attitudes to immigration in Scotland from Migration Policy Scotland, the first of its kind since 2014; welcomes the news that people in Scotland have become more positive towards immigration since then; acknowledges that more people in Scotland would like to see immigration go up than down and that the number who would like a reduction in immigration has dropped by 30 percentage points; celebrates the findings that nearly 60 per cent of Scots see immigration as having a positive impact on Scotland and that 74 per cent believe diversity is good for Scotland; understands Scotland’s need for increased levels of immigration to bolster its population and to grow the economy; and recognises the important part migrants have played and continue to play in Scotland’s success as a nation.