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– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:01 pm on 4th November 2009.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:01 pm, 4th November 2009

There are five questions to be put as a result of today's business. The first question is, that amendment S3M-5110.1, in the name of Sarah Boyack, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5110, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on Scotland's national parks, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that amendment S3M-5110.2, in the name of John Scott, which also seeks to amend motion S3M-5110, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on Scotland's national parks, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brownlee, Derek, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Rob, Goldie, Annabel, Grahame, Christine, Harvie, Christopher, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Johnstone, Alex, Lamont, John, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, McGrigor, Jamie, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, McMillan, Stuart, Milne, Nanette, Morgan, Alasdair, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Smith, Elizabeth, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Against: Baker, Claire, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Curran, Margaret, Ferguson, Patricia, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Patrick, Henry, Hugh, Hume, Jim, Kelly, James, Kerr, Andy, Lamont, Johann, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McArthur, Liam, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McInnes, Alison, McMahon, Michael, McNulty, Des, Mulligan, Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Elaine, Park, John, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Rumbles, Mike, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stewart, David, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim, Whitefield, Karen, Whitton, David

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 51, Against 51, Abstentions 0.

I will therefore use my casting vote and, according to convention, the amendment will fall.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that amendment S3M-5110.3, in the name of Liam McArthur, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5110, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on Scotland's national parks, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2

For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Rob, Goldie, Annabel, Grahame, Christine, Harvie, Christopher, Hume, Jim, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Johnstone, Alex, Lamont, John, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, McArthur, Liam, McGrigor, Jamie, McInnes, Alison, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, McMillan, Stuart, Milne, Nanette, Morgan, Alasdair, Munro, John Farquhar, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Pringle, Mike, Purvis, Jeremy, Robison, Shona, Rumbles, Mike, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Jamie, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Tolson, Jim, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Against: Baker, Claire, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Butler, Bill, Chisholm, Malcolm, Curran, Margaret, Ferguson, Patricia, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Patrick, Henry, Hugh, Kelly, James, Kerr, Andy, Lamont, Johann, Macdonald, Lewis, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McMahon, Michael, McNulty, Des, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, 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 65, Against 37, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that motion S3M-5110, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on Scotland's national parks, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament commends the contribution that Scotland's two national parks make to sustainable social and economic development and to delivering the Greener Scotland agenda; notes the outcome of the National Parks Strategic Review, and welcomes the proposal to set up a National Parks Strategy group; believes that it should explore the potential for establishing new national parks, including in marine and coastal areas; celebrates the success of the boards of the National Parks in giving a voice to local people in managing their own environment, and calls for early consideration to be given to increasing the directly elected presence on boards.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The final question is, that motion S3M-5116, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the draft Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2009 be approved.

Photo of Elaine Murray Elaine Murray Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Can you clarify whether it is appropriate for one member to shout "hypocrite" at another member from a sedentary position in the chamber?

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

I did not hear that, Dr Murray, but if that did indeed happen, I would not approve of it and I would suggest that members refrain from such behaviour.