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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:01 pm on 13th September 2006.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 5:01 pm, 13th September 2006

There are five questions to be put as a result of today's business.

I propose to ask a single question on motions S2M-4770 to S2M-4772 inclusive, on the reappointment of deputy ombudsmen. The question is, that motions S2M-4770 to S2M-4772 inclusive, in the name of John Scott, on the reappointment of deputy ombudsmen, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to.

That the Parliament nominates Lewis Shand Smith to Her Majesty The Queen for reappointment as Deputy Scottish Public Services Ombudsman from 30 September 2006 until 29 September 2007.

That the Parliament nominates Carolyn Hirst to Her Majesty The Queen for reappointment as Deputy Scottish Public Services Ombudsman from 30 September 2006 until 29 September 2007.

That the Parliament nominates Eric Drake to Her Majesty The Queen for reappointment as Deputy Scottish Public Services Ombudsman from 30 September 2006 until 29 September 2007.

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

The next question is, that motion S2M-4711, in the name of Peter Peacock, that the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Alexander, Ms Wendy, Arbuckle, Mr Andrew, Baillie, Jackie, Baird, Shiona, Baker, Richard, Ballance, Chris, Ballard, Mark, Barrie, Scott, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Butler, Bill, Canavan, Dennis, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Crawford, Bruce, Curran, Frances, Curran, Ms Margaret, Deacon, Susan, Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James, Eadie, Helen, Fabiani, Linda, Ferguson, Patricia, Finnie, Ross, Fox, Colin, Gibson, Rob, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Miss Annabel, Gordon, Mr Charlie, Gorrie, Donald, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Patrick, Henry, Hugh, Home Robertson, John, Hughes, Janis, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Mr Adam, Jackson, Gordon, Jamieson, Cathy, Jamieson, Margaret, Kerr, Mr Andy, Lamont, Johann, Leckie, Carolyn, Livingstone, Marilyn, Lochhead, Richard, Lyon, George, MacAskill, Mr Kenny, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Mr Kenneth, Maclean, Kate, Macmillan, Maureen, Martin, Campbell, Martin, Paul, Mather, Jim, Maxwell, Mr Stewart, May, Christine, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Mr Tom, McConnell, Mr Jack, McLetchie, David, McMahon, Michael, McNeil, Mr Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Milne, Mrs Nanette, Morgan, Alasdair, Muldoon, Bristow, Mulligan, Mrs Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Dr Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Petrie, Dave, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Radcliffe, Nora, Robison, Shona, Robson, Euan, Rumbles, Mike, Ruskell, Mr Mark, Scott, Eleanor, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Mr Jamie, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinburne, John, Swinney, Mr John, Tosh, Murray, Turner, Dr Jean, Wallace, Mr Jim, Watt, Ms Maureen, White, Ms Sandra, Whitefield, Karen, Wilson, Allan
Against: Adam, Brian, Davidson, Mr David, Ewing, Fergus, Fraser, Murdo, Gallie, Phil, Johnstone, Alex, McFee, Mr Bruce, McGrigor, Mr Jamie
Abstentions: Aitken, Bill, Brocklebank, Mr Ted, Cunningham, Roseanna, Fergusson, Alex, Matheson, Michael, Neil, Alex, Stevenson, Stewart, Welsh, Mr Andrew

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

The result of the division is: For 103, Against 8, Abstentions 8.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill.

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

The next question is, that S2M-4310, in the name of Tom McCabe, on the financial resolution in respect of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any increase in expenditure of a kind referred to in paragraph 3(b)(iii) of Rule 9.12 of the Parliament's Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

The next question is, that motion S2M-4779, in the name of Margaret Curran, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Automated Registration of Title to Land (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2006 be approved.

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

The final question is, that motion S2M-4780, in the name of Margaret Curran, on designation of a lead committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Communities Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Photo of George Reid George Reid None

That concludes decision time.