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– in the Scottish Parliament at 5:02 pm on 5th November 2009.

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Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None 5:02 pm, 5th November 2009

There are 16 questions to be put as a result of today's business.

In relation to the debate on the minimum pricing of alcohol, if the amendment in the name of Nicola Sturgeon is agreed to, the amendments in the name of Jackie Baillie and Robert Brown will fall. If the amendment in the name of Jackie Baillie is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Robert Brown falls.

The first question is, that amendment S3M-5112.1.1, in the name of Des McNulty, which seeks to amend amendment S3M-5112.1, in the name of Adam Ingram, on supporting families, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The second question is, that amendment S3M-5112.1.2, in the name of Margaret Smith, which seeks to amend amendment S3M-5112.1, in the name of Adam Ingram, as amended, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that amendment S3M-5112.1, in the name of Adam Ingram, as amended, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5112, in the name of Elizabeth Smith, on supporting families, be agreed to.

Members:

No.

Division number 1

For: Adam, Brian, Allan, Alasdair, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Keith, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Margaret, Don, Nigel, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Finnie, Ross, Foulkes, George, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hume, Jim, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kelly, James, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McArthur, Liam, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McInnes, Alison, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McNulty, Des, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Purvis, Jeremy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stephen, Nicol, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, Stone, Jamie, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Tolson, Jim, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Against: Aitken, Bill, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brownlee, Derek, Carlaw, Jackson, Fraser, Murdo, Goldie, Annabel, Lamont, John, McGrigor, Jamie, McLetchie, David, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Smith, Elizabeth
Abstentions: MacDonald, Margo

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 87, Against 15, Abstentions 1.

Amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The next question is, that motion S3M-5112, in the name of Elizabeth Smith, as amended, on supporting families, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2

For: Adam, Brian, Allan, Alasdair, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Keith, Brown, Robert, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Margaret, Don, Nigel, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Finnie, Ross, Foulkes, George, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hume, Jim, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kelly, James, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McArthur, Liam, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McInnes, Alison, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McNulty, Des, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Purvis, Jeremy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stephen, Nicol, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, Stone, Jamie, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Tolson, Jim, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Against: Aitken, Bill, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brownlee, Derek, Carlaw, Jackson, Fraser, Murdo, Goldie, Annabel, Lamont, John, McGrigor, Jamie, McLetchie, David, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Smith, Elizabeth
Abstentions: MacDonald, Margo

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 87, Against 15, Abstentions 1.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament considers that the family is the natural building block of our society; notes the significant pressures facing families in Scotland today arising from relationship breakdown, poverty, unemployment and substance abuse; believes that the Scottish Government should focus on addressing the impact of the recession and take steps to ease the burden on families; recognises that long-term relationships provide stability in many families and acknowledges the status of marriage in society; believes that the needs and best interests of the child should always be at the centre of policies to support and promote stable families and reflect the reality of family life in Scotland; urges the Scottish Government to prioritise support for parents and extended families, ensuring that evaluation of these services is geared towards improving the quality and range of support that can be offered, and notes the valuable role of the voluntary sector in the delivery of services to children, parents and families, particularly those in vulnerable or disadvantaged circumstances.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The fifth question is, that amendment S3M-5118.2, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5118, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on minimum pricing of alcohol, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3

For: Adam, Brian, Allan, Alasdair, Brown, Keith, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Don, Nigel, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, MacDonald, Margo, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, Morgan, Alasdair, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Against: Aitken, Bill, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Butler, Bill, Carlaw, Jackson, Curran, Margaret, Eadie, Helen, Finnie, Ross, Foulkes, George, Fraser, Murdo, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Annabel, Gordon, Charlie, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Hume, Jim, Kelly, James, Lamont, John, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McArthur, Liam, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McGrigor, Jamie, McInnes, Alison, McLetchie, David, McNulty, Des, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Mulligan, Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Purvis, Jeremy, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stewart, David, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 45, Against 58, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The sixth question is, that amendment S3M-5118.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5118, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on minimum pricing of alcohol, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4

For: Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Butler, Bill, Curran, Margaret, Eadie, Helen, Foulkes, George, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Patrick, Kelly, James, MacDonald, Margo, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McNulty, Des, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Stewart, David
Against: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Don, Nigel, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Finnie, Ross, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Goldie, Annabel, Grahame, Christine, Harvie, Christopher, Hume, Jim, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, John, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McArthur, Liam, McGrigor, Jamie, McInnes, Alison, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Munro, John Farquhar, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Purvis, Jeremy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Iain, 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 33, Against 70, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The seventh question is, that amendment S3M-5118.3, in the name of Robert Brown, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5118, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on minimum pricing of alcohol, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 5

For: Aitken, Bill, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Carlaw, Jackson, Finnie, Ross, Fraser, Murdo, Goldie, Annabel, Hume, Jim, Lamont, John, MacDonald, Margo, McArthur, Liam, McGrigor, Jamie, McInnes, Alison, McLetchie, David, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Munro, John Farquhar, Purvis, Jeremy, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim
Against: Adam, Brian, Allan, Alasdair, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Keith, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Margaret, Don, Nigel, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Foulkes, George, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kelly, James, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McNulty, Des, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, 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 29, Against 74, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The eighth question is, that motion S3M-5118, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on minimum pricing of alcohol, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 6

For: Aitken, Bill, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Carlaw, Jackson, Finnie, Ross, Fraser, Murdo, Goldie, Annabel, Hume, Jim, Lamont, John, McArthur, Liam, McGrigor, Jamie, McInnes, Alison, McLetchie, David, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Munro, John Farquhar, Purvis, Jeremy, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim
Against: Adam, Brian, Allan, Alasdair, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brown, Keith, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Margaret, Don, Nigel, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Foulkes, George, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harper, Robin, Harvie, Christopher, Harvie, Patrick, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kelly, James, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McNulty, Des, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Abstentions: MacDonald, Margo

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 28, Against 74, Abstentions 1.

Motion disagreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The ninth question is, that amendment S3M-5119.2, in the name of Sarah Boyack, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5119, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on autumn fisheries negotiations, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The 10 th question is that amendment S3M-5119.1, in the name of John Scott, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5119, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on autumn fisheries negotiations, as amended, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The 11 th question is, that amendment S3M-5119.3, in the name of Liam McArthur, which seeks to amend motion S3M-5119, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on autumn fisheries negotiations, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 7

For: Brown, Robert, Finnie, Ross, Hume, Jim, MacDonald, Margo, McArthur, Liam, McInnes, Alison, Munro, John Farquhar, Purvis, Jeremy, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Stephen, Nicol, Stone, Jamie, Tolson, Jim
Against: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brownlee, Derek, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Margaret, Don, Nigel, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Foulkes, George, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Annabel, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harvie, Christopher, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kelly, James, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, John, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McGrigor, Jamie, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, McNulty, Des, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Elizabeth, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Abstentions: Harper, Robin, Harvie, Patrick

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 14, Against 87, Abstentions 2.

Amendment disagreed to.

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The 12 th question is, that motion S3M-5119, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on the autumn fisheries negotiations, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 8

For: Adam, Brian, Aitken, Bill, Allan, Alasdair, Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Richard, Boyack, Sarah, Brankin, Rhona, Brocklebank, Ted, Brown, Gavin, Brown, Keith, Brown, Robert, Brownlee, Derek, Butler, Bill, Campbell, Aileen, Carlaw, Jackson, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Curran, Margaret, Don, Nigel, Eadie, Helen, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, Finnie, Ross, Foulkes, George, Fraser, Murdo, Gibson, Kenneth, Gibson, Rob, Gillon, Karen, Glen, Marlyn, Godman, Trish, Goldie, Annabel, Gordon, Charlie, Grahame, Christine, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Harvie, Christopher, Hume, Jim, Hyslop, Fiona, Ingram, Adam, Kelly, James, Kidd, Bill, Lamont, John, Lochhead, Richard, MacAskill, Kenny, Macintosh, Ken, Martin, Paul, Marwick, Tricia, Mather, Jim, Matheson, Michael, Maxwell, Stewart, McArthur, Liam, McAveety, Mr Frank, McCabe, Tom, McConnell, Jack, McGrigor, Jamie, McInnes, Alison, McKee, Ian, McKelvie, Christina, McLetchie, David, McNulty, Des, Milne, Nanette, Mitchell, Margaret, Morgan, Alasdair, Mulligan, Mary, Munro, John Farquhar, Murray, Elaine, Neil, Alex, Oldfather, Irene, Park, John, Paterson, Gil, Peacock, Peter, Peattie, Cathy, Purvis, Jeremy, Robison, Shona, Russell, Michael, Salmond, Alex, Scanlon, Mary, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Dr Richard, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Elizabeth, Smith, Iain, Smith, Margaret, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stephen, Nicol, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, David, Stone, Jamie, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Thompson, Dave, Tolson, Jim, Watt, Maureen, Welsh, Andrew, White, Sandra, Wilson, Bill, Wilson, John
Against: MacDonald, Margo
Abstentions: Harper, Robin, Harvie, Patrick

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The result of the division is: For 100, Against 1, Abstentions 2.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the Scottish Government's commitment to secure a fair deal at the forthcoming EU fisheries negotiations and to continue seeking radical and urgent changes to EU regulations to help cut discards and improve fisheries conservation and the industry's profitability; calls for Scotland's fishermen's growing reputation for innovative fisheries conservation to be given due recognition, and notes the European Commission Green Paper on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, which recognises the failures of the Common Fisheries Policy; welcomes the meeting of Inter Regional Advisory Council members, stakeholders and fisheries ministers from across the United Kingdom in Edinburgh this week; notes the growing support for ecosystem-based regional fisheries management amongst fisheries experts and interests, and agrees that the Scottish Government should put in place effective measures to support Scottish fishing communities in light of the outcomes of last year's fisheries negotiations and the ongoing recession, and believes that, in that context, a more regionally responsible approach to fisheries management is required and that, in order to achieve this, the Scottish Government and HM Government must work together in the interests of a sustainable Scottish fishing industry.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The 13 th question is, that motion S3M-5136, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on committee membership, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that Christina McKelvie be appointed to replace Bill Wilson as a member of the Equal Opportunities Committee.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The 14 th question is, that motion S3M-5137, also in the name of Bruce Crawford, on committee membership, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that— Rhona Brankin be appointed to replace Charlie Gordon as a member of the European and External Relations Committee; Tom McCabe be appointed to replace Jackie Baillie as a member of the Finance Committee; Malcolm Chisholm be appointed to replace James Kelly as a member of the Finance Committee; James Kelly be appointed to replace Paul Martin as a member of the Justice Committee; Rhona Brankin be appointed to replace Marlyn Glen as a member of the Public Petitions Committee; Margaret Curran be appointed to replace Tom McCabe as a member of the Subordinate Legislation Committee; Rhoda Grant be appointed to replace Malcolm Chisholm as a member of the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The 15 th question is, that motion S3M-5138, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on substitution to committees, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that— Dave Thompson be appointed to replace Andrew Welsh as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee; Stewart Maxwell be appointed to replace Kenneth Gibson as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Finance Committee; Bill Wilson be appointed to replace Christina McKelvie as the Scottish National Party substitute on the Public Petitions Committee.

Photo of Alex Fergusson Alex Fergusson None

The 16 th and final question is, that motion S3M-5139, in the name of Bruce Crawford, on substitution to committees, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that— Rhoda Grant be appointed to replace Jackie Baillie as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Equal Opportunities Committee; Margaret Curran be appointed to replace Paul Martin as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Local Government and Communities Committee; Rhona Brankin be appointed to replace Rhoda Grant as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.