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– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:04 pm on 20th September 2007.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:04 pm, 20th September 2007

There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. [ Interruption. ] I hope that members are paying attention, because there are quite a lot of questions to be got through.

The first question is, that amendment S3M-499.1, in the name of Mike Rumbles, which seeks to amend motion S3M-499, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on managing the risk of flooding in Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Claire, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Margaret, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Foulkes, George, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Henry, Hugh, Hume, Jim, Jamieson, Cathy, Kelly, James, Kerr, Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McArthur, Liam, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McInnes, Alison, McMahon, Michael, McNeill, Pauline, Mulligan, Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Elaine, O'Donnell, Hugh, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Rumbles, Mike, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stewart, David, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim, Whitefield, Karen, Whitton, David
Against: Adam, Brian, Ahmad, Bashir, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brownlee, Derek, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Coffey, Willie, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Don, Nigel, Doris, Bob, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Goldie, Annabel, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Johnstone, Alex, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, John, MacAskill, Kenny, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, McMillan, Stuart, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Smith, Elizabeth, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 57, Against 62, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The second question is, that motion S3M-499, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on managing the risk of flooding in Scotland, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament notes that a Flooding Bill will be introduced during this parliamentary session; acknowledges the need for Scotland to take a more sustainable approach to flood risk management in order to tackle the increased risk of flooding associated with issues such as climate change; recognises the importance of the publication of the final report of the Flooding Issues Advisory Committee, which ran for two years, and considers that similar positive engagement with stakeholders, including those who have suffered the effects of flooding, should continue throughout the development of the draft Flooding Bill.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The third question is, that amendment S3M-498.1, in the name of Pauline McNeill, which seeks to amend motion S3M-498, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on penal policy, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2

For: Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Claire, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Margaret, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Foulkes, George, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Henry, Hugh, Jamieson, Cathy, Kelly, James, Kerr, Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McMahon, Michael, McNeill, Pauline, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Stewart, David, Whitefield, Karen, Whitton, David
Against: Adam, Brian, Ahmad, Bashir, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Coffey, Willie, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Don, Nigel, Doris, Bob, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Goldie, Annabel, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hepburn, Jamie, Hume, Jim, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Johnstone, Alex, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, John, MacAskill, Kenny, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McArthur, Liam, McInnes, Alison, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, McMillan, Stuart, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Munro, John Farquhar, Neil, Alex, O'Donnell, Hugh, Paterson, Gil, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Robison, Shona, Rumbles, Mike, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Margaret, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stephen, Nicol, Stevenson, Stewart, Stone, Jamie, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Tolson, Jim, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 44, Against 75, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The fourth question is, that amendment S3M-498.2, in the name of Margaret Smith, which seeks to amend motion S3M-498, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on penal policy, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3

For: Brown, Robert, Hume, Jim, McArthur, Liam, McInnes, Alison, Munro, John Farquhar, O'Donnell, Hugh, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Rumbles, Mike, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim
Against: Adam, Brian, Ahmad, Bashir, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brownlee, Derek, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Coffey, Willie, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Don, Nigel, Doris, Bob, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Goldie, Annabel, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Johnstone, Alex, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, John, MacAskill, Kenny, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, McMillan, Stuart, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Smith, Elizabeth, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Abstentions: Alexander, Ms Wendy, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Claire, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Craigie, Cathie, Curran, Margaret, Eadie, Helen, Ferguson, Patricia, Foulkes, George, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Henry, Hugh, Jamieson, Cathy, Kelly, James, Kerr, Andy, Lamont, Johann, Livingstone, Marilyn, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McMahon, Michael, McNeill, Pauline, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Stewart, David, Whitefield, Karen, Whitton, David

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 13, Against 62, Abstentions 44.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The fifth question is, that motion S3M-498, in the name of Kenny MacAskill, on penal policy, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament believes that Scotland should develop a progressive penal policy which improves public safety, delivers appropriate and proportionate punishment, ensures that the interests of victims and communities are given proper consideration, contributes to reducing reoffending and encourages rehabilitation in order to build a safer and stronger Scotland; recognises that, in the case of some offenders, custody is the only appropriate disposal, and welcomes the proposal to establish an independent commission to consider the purpose and use of prison.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The sixth question is, that motion S3M-500, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, on approval of a statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2007 be approved.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

I propose to ask a single question on motions S3M-502 to S3M-515, and motion S3M-525, on membership of committees, and motions S3M-516 to S3M-523, on substitution on committees. If any member objects to a single question being put, please say so now.

There being no objections, the next question is, that motions S3M-502 to S3M-515, and motion S3M-525, on membership of committees, and motions S3M-516 to S3M-523, on substitution on committees, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that Hugh Henry be appointed to replace Charlie Gordon on the Audit Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Trish Godman be appointed to replace Dr Richard Simpson on the Audit Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Claire Baker be appointed to replace Mary Mulligan on the Audit Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Lewis Macdonald be appointed to replace Iain Gray on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Mary Mulligan be appointed to replace Pauline McNeill on the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Michael McMahon be appointed as a member of the Equal Opportunities Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Malcolm Chisholm be appointed to replace Jackie Baillie on the European and External Relations Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Dr Richard Simpson be appointed to replace Lewis Macdonald on the Health and Sport Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Helen Eadie be appointed to replace Karen Gillon on the Health and Sport Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Rhoda Grant be appointed to replace Malcolm Chisholm on the Health and Sport Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Patricia Ferguson be appointed to replace Michael McMahon on the Local Government and Communities Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Des McNulty be appointed to replace Sarah Boyack on the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Karen Gillon be appointed to replace Richard Baker on the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Charlie Gordon be appointed to replace Des McNulty on the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Richard Baker be appointed to replace Dr Richard Simpson on the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that George Foulkes be appointed to replace Irene Oldfather as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Richard Baker be appointed to replace George Foulkes as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Jackie Baillie be appointed to replace Karen Gillon as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the European and External Relations Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Irene Oldfather be appointed to replace Helen Eadie as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Health and Sport Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Marlyn Glen be appointed to replace Mary Mulligan as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Justice Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Trish Godman be appointed to replace David Whitton as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Standards and Public Appointments Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Elaine Smith be appointed to replace Richard Baker as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that John Park be appointed to replace Malcolm Chisholm as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.