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– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 9th December 1999.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 5:00 pm, 9th December 1999

The first question is, that amendment S1M-354.1, in the name of Mr Tommy Sheridan, which seeks to amend motion S1M-354, in the name of Murray Tosh, on the Procedures Committee report, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Photo of Dennis Canavan Dennis Canavan Independent

On a point of order. Tommy Sheridan's amendment would simply redistribute the time given for opposition debates. Is it therefore in order for the Labour party to have a whipped vote against this amendment, especially when the Labour party's time for debate is not affected at all by the amendment?

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

Order. As Mr Canavan may know, the Presiding Officer never knows anything about whipping or otherwise; it is not a matter over which I have any influence.

The question is, that Mr Sheridan's amendment be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

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

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

The result of the division is: For 28, Against 13, Abstentions 4. Is that correct?

Photo of Tommy Sheridan Tommy Sheridan SSP

Hear, hear. Your first result is fine, David.

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

I beg your pardon, I misread the handwriting. The result is: For 28, Against 73, Abstentions 4.

Amendment disagreed to.

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

The second question is, that motion S1M-354, in the name of Mr Murray Tosh, on the Procedures Committee report, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament notes the terms of the First Report of the Procedures Committee entitled Draft Standing Orders of The Scottish Parliament (SP Paper 28); approves the draft standing orders set out in annex 4 of the Report and now makes the standing orders of the Parliament in terms of that draft, and agrees that those standing orders shall come into force on 17 December 1999.

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

The third question is, that motion S1M-213, in the name of Mr Jim Wallace, on the general principles of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill.

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

The next two questions I put to the chamber in error earlier in the day and I must correct that now.

The fourth question is, that motion S1M-365, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on the amnesic shellfish poisoning order, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No 4) (Scotland) Order 1999 (SSI 1999/143) be approved.

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

The fifth question is, that motion S1M-369, in the name of Mr Tom McCabe, on the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc) (No 2) Order 1999, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) (No.2) Order 1999 be approved.

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

The sixth question is, that motion S1M-254, in the name of Mr Jack McConnell, on the financial resolution in relation to the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Bill, agrees to—

(a) any increase attributable to that Act in the sums payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund by or under any other Act;

(b) charges by the Public Guardian in connection with his functions under the Act.