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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 4:53 pm, 9th September 1999

There are seven questions that I must put to the chamber. The first is, that amendment S1M-127.1, in the name of Mr Alex Salmond, which seeks to amend motion S1M-127 on the Executive programme for government, be agreed to. Are we all agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Adam, Brian, Campbell, Colin, Crawford, Bruce JP, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Fergus, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Fabiani, Linda, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Grahame, Christine, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, McGugan, Irene, McLeod, Fiona, Morgan, Alasdair, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Mr Alex, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Welsh, Mr Andrew, White, Ms Sandra, Wilson, Andrew
Against: Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Dewar, Donald, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Ms Patricia, Finnie, Ross, Galbraith, Mr Sam, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Gorrie, Donald, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lyon, George, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McLeish, Henry, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Munro, Mr John, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Ms Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Welsh, Ian, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan
Abstentions: Aitken, Bill, Davidson, Mr David, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Fergusson, Alex, Gallie, Phil, Harding, Mr Keith, Johnston, Mr Nick, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McLetchie, David, Mundell, David, Scanlon, Mary, Tosh, Mr Murray, Ullrich, Kay, Young, John

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The result of the division is: For 31, Against 65, Abstentions 14.

Amendment disagreed to.

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The second question is, that motion S1M-127, in the name of the First Minister, be agreed to. Are we all agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2

For: Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Dewar, Donald, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Ms Patricia, Finnie, Ross, Galbraith, Mr Sam, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Gorrie, Donald, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lyon, George, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McLeish, Henry, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Munro, Mr John, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Ms Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Welsh, Ian, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan
Against: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Campbell, Colin, Crawford, Bruce JP, Davidson, Mr David, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Fergus, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Fabiani, Linda, Fergusson, Alex, Gallie, Phil, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Grahame, Christine, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Harding, Mr Keith, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Johnston, Mr Nick, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McGugan, Irene, McLeod, Fiona, McLetchie, David, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morgan, Alasdair, Mundell, David, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Mr Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Tosh, Mr Murray, Ullrich, Kay, Welsh, Mr Andrew, White, Ms Sandra, Wilson, Andrew, Young, John

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The result of the division is as follows: For 65, Against 46, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament endorses the contents of Making It Work Together: A Programme for Government.

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The third question is, that amendment S1M-131.1, in the name of Phil Gallie, be agreed to. Are we all agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3

For: Ewing, Fergus, Gallie, Phil, Harding, Mr Keith, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Stone, Mr Jamie, Welsh, Mr Andrew, Young, John
Against: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Crawford, Bruce JP, Curran, Ms Margaret, Davidson, Mr David, Dewar, Donald, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Eadie, Helen, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Fabiani, Linda, Ferguson, Ms Patricia, Fergusson, Alex, Finnie, Ross, Galbraith, Mr Sam, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Gorrie, Donald, Grahame, Christine, Gray, Iain, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Harper, Robin, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Johnston, Mr Nick, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lochhead, Richard, Lyon, George, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, Macdonald, Lewis, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, McAveety, Mr Frank, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, McAllion, Mr John, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McGugan, Irene, McLeish, Henry, McLeod, Fiona, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Morgan, Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Mundell, David, Munro, Mr John, Murray, Dr Elaine, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Mr Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Thomson, Elaine, Tosh, Mr Murray, Ullrich, Kay, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Welsh, Ian, White, Ms Sandra, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Wilson, Andrew
Abstentions: Oldfather, Ms Irene, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Robson, Euan

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The result of the division is: For 9, Against 99, Abstentions 3.

Amendment disagreed to.

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The fourth question is, that S1M-131, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, be agreed to. Are we all agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4

For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Baillie, Jackie, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Crawford, Bruce JP, Curran, Ms Margaret, Davidson, Mr David, Dewar, Donald, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Eadie, Helen, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Ferguson, Ms Patricia, Fergusson, Alex, Finnie, Ross, Gallie, Phil, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Gorrie, Donald, Grahame, Christine, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Johnston, Mr Nick, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lyon, George, Macdonald, Lewis, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McGugan, Irene, McLeish, Henry, McLetchie, David, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morgan, Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Mundell, David, Munro, Mr John, Murray, Dr Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Ms Irene, Paterson, Mr Gil, Peacock, Peter, Reid, Mr George, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Mr Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Tosh, Mr Murray, Ullrich, Kay, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Welsh, Ian, Welsh, Mr Andrew, White, Ms Sandra, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Wilson, Andrew, Young, John
Against: Ewing, Fergus, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Harding, Mr Keith, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, Peattie, Cathy
Abstentions: Barrie, Scott, Fabiani, Linda, Galbraith, Mr Sam, Lochhead, Richard, McLeod, Fiona, McMahon, Mr Michael, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Radcliffe, Nora, Robison, Shona, Smith, Iain, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine

Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament

The result of the division is: For 91, Against 7, Abstentions 13.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that, further to the decision on motion S1M-1 on Prayers, the provision of a Time for Reflection should be as outlined below— Time for Reflection will be held in the Chamber in a meeting of the Parliament normally as the first item of business each week; Time for Reflection will be held in public and will be addressed both to Members and to the Scottish people; Time for Reflection will last for a maximum of four minutes; Time for Reflection will follow a pattern based on the balance of beliefs in Scotland; invitations to address the Parliament in leading Time for Reflection will be issued by the Presiding Officer on advice from the Parliamentary Bureau; Time for Reflection will be recorded in the Official Report.

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The fifth question is, that motion S1M-96, in the name of Des McNulty, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees—

(a) to apply for admission to membership of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, such membership to be effective immediately on approval of the application by the General Assembly of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association;

(b) to abide by the provisions of the Constitution of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association;

(c) the required membership fee be paid to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; and

(d) that this motion be communicated to the Secretariat of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association immediately following agreement.

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The sixth question is, that motion S1M-134, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the following Orders be approved— The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/26) and, The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Orkney) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/27).

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The seventh question is, that motion S1M-139, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Audit Committee is designated as Lead Committee in consideration of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Bill.