On the subject of Alex Neil's point of order, I have been advised that, if someone moved a motion without notice that we take note of the closure of the lifelong learning accounts, it would be up to the Parliament to decide whether to agree to that motion.
I remind members that, just before 4 o'clock, the President of Croatia will address a meeting in committee room 1, to which everyone is welcome.
On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I remind members that, at the invitation of the Scottish Parliament—not the Executive—the President of Croatia is in the Parliament today and is due to address us in seven minutes' time. The members who pretend occasionally that they want Scotland to be an independent and dignified country might not regard it as discourteous for us to take the action that Alex Neil has suggested, but I do. Ms Alexander has written to every member of the Scottish Parliament today and I have already said—
Ms Alexander has written to every member of the Scottish Parliament and I have made it clear that she will answer any questions that members have on this matter during the recess. I repeat that I think that it would be discourteous for the chamber to keep the President of Croatia waiting when he has come to see us.
I will put the question on the motion without notice. The question is, that a motion on individual learning accounts be taken at this meeting of the Parliament. Are we agreed?
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For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Davidson, Mr David, Deacon, Susan, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Elder, Dorothy-Grace, Ewing, Fergus, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Fabiani, Linda, Fergusson, Alex, Fraser, Murdo, Gallie, Phil, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Harper, Robin, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, MacDonald, Ms Margo, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McAllion, Mr John, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McGugan, Irene, McIntosh, Mrs Lyndsay, McLeod, Fiona, McLetchie, David, McNeill, Pauline, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morgan, Alasdair, Mundell, David, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Mr Gil, Peattie, Cathy, Quinan, Mr Lloyd, Reid, Mr George, Russell, Michael, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Sheridan, Tommy, Stevenson, Stewart, Swinney, Mr John, Ullrich, Kay, Welsh, Mr Andrew, White, Ms Sandra
Against: Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Ms Margaret, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Finnie, Ross, Fitzpatrick, Brian, Godman, Trish, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Kerr, Mr Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, MacLean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNulty, Des, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Peacock, Peter, Radcliffe, Nora, Raffan, Mr Keith, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Iain, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Watson, Mike, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan
Abstentions: Tosh, Mr Murray
That is why my question is key. If the reason that we are not to have a statement on individual learning accounts is the
The chamber has decided not to take the motion without notice on a statement on individual learning accounts. I did not decide that. We cannot redebate the issue.