Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:00 pm on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:00 pm, 24th January 2008

There are seven questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-1200.1.1, in the name of Jeremy Purvis, which seeks to amend amendment S3M-1200.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, on the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill—United Kingdom legislation—be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Brown, Robert, Finnie, Ross, Hume, Jim, McArthur, Liam, McInnes, Alison, Munro, John Farquhar, O'Donnell, Hugh, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Rumbles, Mike, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim, Whitefield, Karen
Against: Adam, Brian, Ahmad, Bashir, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brownlee, Derek, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, 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, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McGrigor, Jamie, 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, Macdonald, Lewis, MacDonald, Margo, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McMahon, Michael, McNeil, Duncan, McNeill, Pauline, McNulty, Des, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Stewart, David, Whitton, David

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 17, Against 65, Abstentions 45.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The second question is, that amendment S3M-1200.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S3M-1200, in the name of Jim Mather, on the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill—UK legislation—be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The third question is, that motion S3M-1200, in the name of Jim Mather, on the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill—UK legislation—as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament supports the principle of clauses in the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on 7 November 2007, providing for the collection and distribution of sums released from dormant bank and building society accounts for social and environmental purposes, and agrees that the provisions in the Bill that relate to the distribution of such sums in Scotland should be considered by the UK Parliament and, in so doing, calls on ministers to ensure a full and open consultation involving all interests with a social or environmental purpose and, in particular, organisations providing services, facilities or opportunities to meet the needs of young people; notes that a further vote will be required in the Scottish Parliament, and calls on ministers to return to the Parliament at the conclusion of the consultation exercise for further consideration of the distribution of the funds not later than September 2008.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The fourth question is, that amendment S3M-1204.1, in the name of David Stewart, which seeks to amend motion S3M-1204, in the name of Michael Russell, on the Scottish biodiversity strategy report, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The fifth question is, that amendment S3M-1204.2, in the name of Jim Hume, which seeks to amend motion S3M-1204, in the name of Michael Russell, on the Scottish biodiversity strategy report, as amended, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

Decision time is very consensual today.

The sixth question is, that motion S3M-1204, in the name of Michael Russell, on the Scottish biodiversity strategy report, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Resolved,

That the Parliament welcomes the collaborative work being undertaken by a wide variety of partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors to take forward implementation of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy from 2004 to 2007, as set out in Scotland's Biodiversity: It's In Your Hands - A Progress Report 2005-07; commends the enthusiasm and commitment of all those involved in that work, and acknowledges that continued effort by all the partners engaged in conserving biodiversity in Scotland is required in order to address the challenges identified in the progress report such as climate change, invasive non-native species, river basin management, sustainable management of the natural world, the development of the ecosystems approach, wildlife crime and the need for the broader engagement of all citizens so that Scotland can play its part in delivering our national and international commitments to the cause of halting biodiversity loss; calls on the Scottish Government to confirm the commitment to meeting the 2010 EU Gothenburg biodiversity targets; and notes that land users, land managers, inshore fishery interests, sea fishing interests and land practitioners are charged with delivering environmental benefits, and recognises that there is a need for these stakeholders in particular to be formally involved in the strategy at all levels, to understand the objectives, and thereafter to contribute practical solutions to the strategy and its overall aim.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The seventh and final question is, that motion S3M-1193, in the name of Mike Pringle, on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, on the reappointment of the Scottish Information Commissioner, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

That the Parliament nominates Kevin Dunion to Her Majesty The Queen for reappointment as the Scottish Information Commissioner from 24 February 2008 until 23 February 2012.