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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.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
Having known Mike Russell for many years, I also wish him well. A close relationship between the UK and the EU is in everyone’s interests. Will the cabinet secretary join me in calling on the UK Government to take a more co-operative approach to its relationship with the EU in order to develop better outcomes for people in Scotland and across the UK?
8. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to support companies that have been the most impacted by a loss of business due to Brexit. (S5O-05129)
Former Scottish National Party MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Left the Scottish Parliament on 5 May 2021 — Dissolved for election
Also represented Central Scotland
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