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– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 5:00 pm, 7th November 2001

I have four questions to put to the chamber as a result of today's business.

The first question is, that amendment S1M-2406.2, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, which seeks to amend motion S1M-2406, in the name of Jim Wallace, on reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Adam, Brian, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Ewing, Dr Winnie, Ewing, Fergus, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Fabiani, Linda, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Hyslop, Fiona, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McGugan, Irene, McLeod, Fiona, Morgan, Alasdair, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Reid, Mr George, Robison, Shona, Sheridan, Tommy, Stevenson, Stewart, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Welsh, Mr Andrew, White, Ms Sandra, Wilson, Andrew
Against: Aitken, Bill, Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Davidson, Mr David, Deacon, Susan, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Finnie, Ross, Fitzpatrick, Brian, Fraser, Murdo, Gallie, Phil, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Gorrie, Donald, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harding, Mr Keith, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, 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, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Mr Michael, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Mundell, David, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Raffan, Mr Keith, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Tosh, Mr Murray, Wallace, Ben, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watson, Mike, Wilson, Allan, Young, John
Abstentions: McAllion, Mr John

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

The result of the division is: For 30, Against 80, Abstentions 1.

Amendment disagreed to.

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

The second question is, that amendment S1M-2406.1, in the name of Bill Aitken, which seeks to amend motion S1M-2406, in the name of Jim Wallace, on reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

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

There will be a division. [Interruption.] Order. I am afraid that the voting system is temporarily not working. I will therefore take a show of hands on the amendment.

Members voted by show of hands.

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

The result of the division is: For 42, Against 65, Abstentions 1.

Amendment disagreed to.

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

The third question is, that motion S1M-2406, in the name of Jim Wallace, on reports into the investigation, legal proceedings and family liaison arrangements in the case of the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament welcomes the commitment of the Scottish Executive to take forward the recommendations of Sir Anthony Campbell and Dr Raj Jandoo in connection with the murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar; recognises the significance of these issues to Scottish society as a whole, and the Scottish criminal justice system in particular, and notes the progress that has already been made on race, family liaison and victims issues by the Scottish Police Service and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

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

The fourth question is, that motion S1M-2411, in the name of Tom McCabe, on the designation of lead committees, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees the following designations of Lead Committee— Justice 1 Committee to consider the Legal Aid (Employment of Solicitors) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, (SSI 2001/392); and Justice 2 Committee to consider the draft Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1971 (Private Jurisdiction and Summary Cause) Order 2001; and Justice 2 Committee to consider the draft Small Claims (Scotland) Amendment Order 2001.