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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:02 pm on 13th February 2003.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 5:02 pm, 13th February 2003

There are five questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that motion S1M-3893, in the name of Pauline McNeill, on the Justice 2 Committee report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service inquiry, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament notes the 4th Report 2003 of the Justice 2 Committee, Report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Inquiry (SP Paper 747), and agrees that progress in implementing the committee's recommendations and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's programme of change should be kept under close review.

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

The second question is, that motion S1M-3869, in the name of Alex Neil, on the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee report on the future of tourism in Scotland, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament notes the 1st Report 2003 of the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee, Report on the Future of Tourism in Scotland (SP Paper 740), and commends the report to all stakeholders in the tourism sector.

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

The third question is, that motion S1M-3886, in the name of Mr Andy Kerr, that the Budget (Scotland) (No 4) Bill be passed, be agreed to. Are we agreed? [ Interruption. ] The people in the public gallery will have to leave. [ Interruption. ] Order. I do not want to suspend the meeting. It is better that we proceed. I shall put the question again as soon as there is silence.

The question is, that motion S1M-3886, in the name of Mr Andy Kerr, that the Budget (Scotland) (No 4) Bill be passed, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill be passed.

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

The fourth question is, that motion S1M-3680, in the name of Colin Boyd, on the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Barrie, Scott, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Colin, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Ms Margaret, Davidson, Mr David, Deacon, Susan, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Ewing, Mrs Margaret, Fabiani, Linda, Ferguson, Patricia, Fergusson, Alex, Finnie, Ross, Fitzpatrick, Brian, Fraser, Murdo, Gallie, Phil, Gibson, Mr Kenneth, Gillon, Karen, Godman, Trish, Gorrie, Donald, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Hamilton, Mr Duncan, Henry, Hugh, Hughes, Janis, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Jackson, Dr Sylvia, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Jenkins, Ian, Lamont, Johann, Lyon, George, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, MacKay, Angus, Maclean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Matheson, Michael, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McGugan, Irene, McIntosh, Mrs Lyndsay, McLeod, Fiona, McMahon, Michael, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Monteith, Mr Brian, Morgan, Alasdair, Morrison, Mr Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Mundell, David, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Neil, Alex, 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, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Iain, Smith, Mrs Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, Mr John, Thomson, Elaine, Tosh, Mr Murray, Ullrich, Kay, Watson, Mike, Welsh, Mr Andrew, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan, Wilson, Andrew, Young, John
Against: Canavan, Dennis, Harper, Robin, McAllion, Mr John
Abstentions: Adam, Brian

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

The result of the division is: For 94, Against 3, Abstentions 1.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the law which is restated in the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Bill should be restated.

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

The final question is, that motion S1M-3891, in the name of Patricia Ferguson, on the approval of a statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Child Support Appeals (Jurisdiction of Courts) (Scotland) Order 2003 be approved.

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

That concludes decision time. I assure members that I am just about to have the meeting with our security people that I promised earlier. We have already identified a number of ways in which our security needs to be tightened in the light of today's events.