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– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:06 pm on 27th April 2000.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 5:06 pm, 27th April 2000

There are four questions to be put to the chamber as a result of today's business.

The first question is, that motion S1M-637, in the name of Wendy Alexander, on the general principles of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Ms Margaret, Deacon, Susan, Dewar, Donald, Eadie, Helen, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Fabiani, Linda, Ferguson, Patricia, Finnie, Ross, Galbraith, Mr Sam, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Gorrie, Donald, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Harper, Robin, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Kerr, Mr Andy, 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, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McAllion, Mr John, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McGugan, Irene, McLeish, Henry, McLeod, Fiona, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Morgan, Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Munro, Mr John, Murray, Dr Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Paterson, Mr Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Radcliffe, Nora, Raffan, Mr Keith, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Mr Alex, Scott, Tavish, Sheridan, Tommy, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Thomson, Elaine, Ullrich, Kay, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, White, Ms Sandra, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Wilson, Andrew
Against: Aitken, Bill, Davidson, Mr David, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Fergusson, Alex, Gallie, Phil, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Johnston, Nick, Johnstone, Alex, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, Monteith, Mr Brian, Mundell, David, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Tosh, Mr Murray, Wallace, Ben, Young, John
Abstentions: Adam, Brian, Ewing, Dr Winnie, Ewing, Fergus, Stone, Mr Jamie, Welsh, Mr Andrew

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The result of the division is: For 103, Against 16, Abstentions 5.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill.

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The second question is, that motion S1M-623, in the name of Jack McConnell, on the financial resolution on the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Bill, agrees to the expenditure payable out of the Scottish Consolidated Fund of sums required to meet expenses of the Scottish Ministers in consequence of the Act.

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The third question is, that motion S1M-772, in the name of Tommy Sheridan, on the general principles of the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2

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

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The result of the division is: For 79, Against 15, Abstentions 30.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Abolition of Poindings and Warrant Sales Bill.

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The fourth question is, that motion S1M-775, in the name of Tom McCabe, on the designation of lead committees, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees the following designation of Lead Committees— The Justice and Home Affairs Committee to consider The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2000; and, The Transport and the Environment Committee to consider The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000.