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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.
I want to correct Annie Wells. She said that the Scottish Government will consider the recommendations, but we have said that we will implement them, and we will accept Jackson Carlaw’s amendment to the Government’s motion. I am sure that she will welcome that. In the spirit of cross-party working, will she work with her colleagues in Westminster and ask the UK Government to also accept...
I thank all members who have contributed to the debate. I extend my thanks to Baroness Cumberlege and her review team, and to those who contributed to the report’s findings. The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and I were grateful to meet the baroness and her team yesterday. She spoke of the courage, determination and strength that was shown by those who came forward to tell their...
The independent case review will look at that, among other issues. We note members’ concerns about women who want, because they lack trust in services, to seek treatment elsewhere. It is vital that every time a patient accesses any part of the healthcare system, that person can have confidence that they will receive the best available treatment, without fear of harm. For that reason, we are...
Scottish National Party MSP for Rutherglen
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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