Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 2nd June 2011.

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There are six questions to be put as a result of today’s business.

I remind members that, in relation to the debate on green energy, if amendment S4M-00169.1, in the name of Sarah Boyack, is agreed to, amendment S4M-00169.2, in the name of Jackson Carlaw, will fall, and that, in relation to the debate on sport, if amendment S4M-00168.1, in the name of Richard Simpson, is agreed to, amendment S4M-00168.2, in the name of Liz Smith, will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S4M-00169.1, in the name of Sarah Boyack, which seeks to amend motion S4M-00169, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on faster and further to secure Scotland’s place as the green energy powerhouse of Europe, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 39, Against 74, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-00169.2, in the name of Jackson Carlaw, which seeks to amend motion S4M-00169, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on faster and further to secure Scotland’s place as the green energy powerhouse of Europe, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 11, Against 102, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S4M-00169, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on faster and further to secure Scotland’s place as the green energy powerhouse of Europe, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 63, Against 11, Abstentions 39.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament supports the Scottish Government’s pledge to move faster and further to secure Scotland’s place as the green energy powerhouse of Europe; agrees that the investment and job opportunities presented by the low-carbon economy represent Scotland’s greatest economic opportunity; welcomes the target to generate the equivalent of 100% of Scotland’s electricity demand from renewable sources by 2020; supports the Scottish Government’s aim to maximise the benefits for communities from renewable energy and to transform the level of opportunity for local ownership; supports demands for the release of Scotland’s Fossil Fuel Levy surplus for investment in renewable energy in Scotland; supports the campaign to locate the Green Investment Bank in Edinburgh; supports the Scottish Government’s plans for Scottish Water to become a renewable energy generator; calls on the UK Government to accept the case for the Scottish Ministers to have a greater say in the design of the Electricity Market Reform mechanisms and to subsequently outline greater powers over energy policy in the UK Energy Bill for the Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament, and supports the devolution of the Crown Estate to the Scottish Parliament to ensure that Scotland’s natural assets are managed in Scotland for the benefit of all of Scotland’s people.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-00168.1, in the name of Dr Richard Simpson, which seeks to amend motion S4M-00168, in the name of Shona Robison, on the contribution of sport to Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 102, Against 12, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

That means that amendment S4M-00168.2, in the name of Liz Smith, is pre-empted.

The next question is, that motion S4M-00168, in the name of Shona Robison, on the contribution of sport to Scotland, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the important contribution that sport makes to Scotland’s economy, culture and international standing; welcomes the government’s commitment to increase participation in sport and physical activity, thereby creating a lasting legacy for the 2014 Commonwealth Games; notes the benefits to the physical and mental wellbeing of the Scottish people through participation in sport; notes that the commitment to deliver two hours of PE has been extended to 2014 and that Active Schools Coordinators can play an important part in delivery of this pledge, and notes the intention to make progress in community access to sports facilities.

Meeting closed at 17:07.