Decision Time

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 22nd March 2007.

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Photo of George Reid George Reid None 5:00 pm, 22nd March 2007

The result of the division is: For 58, Against 51, Abstentions 3.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament believes that the United Kingdom is a mutually beneficial relationship for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England; notes that devolution "is a process, not an event"; notes the additional powers that have been devolved to the Scottish Parliament since 1999; notes that the majority of people in Scotland oppose separation from the rest of the UK; believes that such a course would result in either cuts in vital public services or massive increases in taxation; believes that Scotland should retain the benefits of being part of the UK; and notes the respective positions of the Labour and the Liberal Democrat parties on the powers of the Parliament.