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Decision Time

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:01 pm on 6th March 2003.

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Photo of Lord David Steel Lord David Steel Presiding Officer, Scottish Parliament 5:01 pm, 6th March 2003

The result of the division is: For 68, Against 48, Abstentions 3.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved, That the Parliament notes that four years of government by Labour and the Liberal Democrats in Scotland have delivered a clear record of achievement which includes, amongst many other accomplishments, a full legislative programme and Executive action in urban and rural areas that has led to record investment in the health service, the abolition of tuition fees, the introduction of free personal care for older people, nursery places for all three- and four-year-olds whose parents want them, record numbers of police, an increase in the seizure of class "A" drugs by 173%, freezing business rates, rates relief for small businesses and a substantial programme for long-term investment in transport; notes that Scotland has achieved the lowest level of unemployment for 25 years, and further believes that the next Parliament will have every opportunity to build upon the foundations laid in this first session for a prosperous, confident Scotland.