Mixed Group

over 75% incon

Recommendations

Why this is important

55. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges in relation to providing equal internet access to all the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

invest in infrastructure (and utilise existing infrastructure) to widen mobile networks and remove black spots, ensuring all communities have access to the internet through free community hot-spots and publicly available hardware. Internet should be considered as a basic need, free to all.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 0.00% Disagree 11.11% Agree 47.47% Strongly agree 41.41% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

56. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges in relation to building a truly integrated society which works in the best interest of everyone, ensuring its needs are met ethically, morally and legally by individuals, corporations and government, and these should be supported, protected, nurtured and financed fairly by all, the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

legislate upon clear and simple standards and ways of working (for example, IT and public information systems) to improve collaboration, accessibility and communication locally and nationally, which achieves cost efficiencies, and streamlines services and working practices across both private and public organisations to ensure they are understood by all and run for the benefit of citizens.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 1.01% Disagree 9.09% Agree 56.57% Strongly agree 33.33% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

57. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of unemployment the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

work with Westminster to lower the age of the state pension, ensuring that retiring at state pension age is not enforced by employers.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 3.03% Disagree 10.10% Agree 32.32% Strongly agree 54.55% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

58. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to overcome the challenges of building a stronger, fairer and more equal Scotland the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

implement the recommendations of the existing Social Renewal Advisory Board and measure it against the National Performance Framework.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 1.01% Disagree 18.18% Agree 56.57% Strongly agree 24.24% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

59. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to ensure that citizens can make informed decisions in relation to criminal justice reform the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

undertake a full review of the criminal justice system to improve outcomes for communities, offenders and victims. This would include the reintroduction of community policing, involving citizens in improving local communications and services.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 2.02% Disagree 9.09% Agree 37.37% Strongly agree 51.52% Total votes 99

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Why this is important

60. The Citizens’ Assembly recommends that in order to enable citizens to make informed decisions in relation to how they self-empower the Scottish Government and Parliament should:

Action required

guarantee free education for life as a right and not a privilege, that vocational studies/life-skills are compulsory beginning at primary school and that apprenticeships are open to all ages including a voluntary national service scheme supporting education, health or other key national services.

Voting results: Strongly Disagree 1.01% Disagree 6.06% Agree 34.34% Strongly agree 58.59% Total votes 99

 

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