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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.
4. To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the latest recorded crime statistics. (S6O-01057)
Police officers work tirelessly to keep our communities safe, but in East Lothian, reports of antisocial behaviour have skyrocketed. Residents in Prestonpans have reported cars damaged and homes egged, and youth-related antisocial behaviour is a growing concern for residents of Haddington town centre. With data revealing that the number of bobbies on the beat across Scotland has plunged to...
Despite my difficulties with the technology, I echo Mr Findlay’s apology. I simply retweeted his tweet and I apologise for doing so. [ Applause .]
Conservative MSP for South Scotland
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 8 May 2021 — Election
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