Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 12th September 2012.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S4M-04061.2, in the name of Sarah Boyack, which seeks to amend motion S4M-04061, in the name of Derek Mackay, on the consultation on the proposed community empowerment and renewal bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 108, Against 0, Amendments 12.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-04061.1, in the name of Margaret Mitchell, which seeks to amend motion S4M-04061, in the name of Derek Mackay, on the consultation on the proposed community empowerment and renewal bill, 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 18, Against 66, Abstentions 36.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S4M-04061, in the name of Derek Mackay, as amended, on the consultation on the proposed community empowerment and renewal bill, 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 107, Against 0, Abstentions 12.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the current exploratory consultation on the proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill and the commitment to ensuring that Scotland’s communities are supported to take independent action to achieve their goals and to have their voices heard in the decisions that affect them; commends the Scottish Government’s continued efforts to work in partnership with COSLA, local authorities and the wider public, private, third and community sectors to further this aim; congratulates the many individuals and organisations from across Scotland who are making a positive difference in their communities through community-led action, and encourages everyone with an interest to get involved and share their ideas on how to empower Scotland’s communities by responding to the consultation paper, and notes in particular the need to learn lessons from the successes and experiences of rural communities exercising their right to buy using the legislation introduced in the first parliamentary session and acknowledges that support for communities and access to finance was critical and that effective community management and cooperative models are key to the long-term success of empowering and renewing communities.