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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
T he Crown Estate is about to embark on the first leasing round of Scotwind. Will the cabinet secretary ensure that local content and fair work practices form part of the leases? Will she also ensure that companies’ historical commitment to fair work practices and local content will be taken into account when making agreements with them?
Hate crime has no place in a modern Scotland; it is simply wrong. No one should be subject to hatred. To subject people to hatred because of their race, gender, sexuality, disability, or indeed some of the other characteristics, is wrong. However, these are some of the things that people choose to use to single out others and to subject them to hatred. It is absolutely senseless. Sadly,...
I welcome John Mason’s intervention and I hope that that is a sign that Government back benchers are looking to amend the legislation. As I was saying, Lord Bracadale stated that “Stirring up hatred is conduct which encourages others to hate a particular group” and that “the intention of the perpetrator is that hatred of the group as a whole is aroused in other persons. Hate is...
Labour MSP for Highlands and Islands
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
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