Section 65 — Land which may be bought: eligible croft land

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 1:15 pm on 23rd January 2003.

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Amendment 1 moved—[Bill Aitken].

Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative

The question is, that amendment 1 be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 38

For: Aitken, Bill, Davidson, Mr David, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Fergusson, Alex, Fraser, Murdo, Gallie, Phil, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Johnstone, Alex, McGrigor, Mr Jamie, McIntosh, Mrs Lyndsay, McLetchie, David, Monteith, Mr Brian, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Wallace, Ben, Young, John
Against: Adam, Brian, Alexander, Ms Wendy, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Colin, Canavan, Dennis, Craigie, Cathie, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Deacon, Susan, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Ferguson, Patricia, Finnie, Ross, Fitzpatrick, Brian, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Gorrie, Donald, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, Mr John, Hughes, Janis, Hyslop, Fiona, 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, McGugan, Irene, McLeish, Henry, McLeod, Fiona, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Morgan, Alasdair, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Paterson, Mr Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Radcliffe, Nora, Raffan, Mr Keith, Reid, Mr George, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mr Mike, Scott, Tavish, Sheridan, Tommy, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stevenson, Stewart, Stone, Mr Jamie, Thomson, Elaine, Ullrich, Kay, Welsh, Mr Andrew, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Wilson, Andrew

Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative

The result of the division is: For 16, Against, 89, Abstentions 0.

Amendment 1 disagreed to.

Photo of Bill Aitken Bill Aitken Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I intimate that, on the basis that there has been a reasonable kick of the ball in respect of my amendment 55, I would be quite relaxed about my remaining amendments in group 30 being taken en bloc.

Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative

That point is material. At this stage, because we have taken one more grouping than was anticipated, we are ahead of schedule. As it is likely that the next grouping will take longer than the 12 minutes that remain for our consideration of the bill this morning, I propose to suspend the amendment stage at this point. Members should not, however, leave the chamber.