Commenting on the Scottish Government’s statement on the UNCRC Bill Scottish Labour spokesperson for Children and Young People Martin Whitfield MSP said: 

“The SNP has wasted years playing political games with this landmark bill, only to wind up back where we started.

“Delivering the strongest possible bill as quickly as possible must be the priority, and I am pleased this is finally being brought back to Parliament – but we cannot ignore the glaring gaps in these new plans.

“Despite the SNP’s long-forgotten claim that education was their top priority, the huge swathes of education laws still pre-date the Scottish Parliament and will go unprotected by this bill.

“UNCRC incorporation must go ahead without any more delays.”