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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:59 pm on 23rd June 1999.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 4:59 pm, 23rd June 1999

I think I can explain the problem, which was partly my fault as I moved very quickly to the vote. If members press a button before the red light comes on-which indicates that they should vote-their vote is not recorded.

There seems to be some doubt at the clerk's table about that result, so I will take the vote again. I think that the noes and the abstentions were transposed, and I am seeking advice. It is possible that that is what happened.

For the avoidance of doubt, I will put the question again, that motion S1M-61, in the name of Angus Mackay, be agreed to. The voting will start now.