Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 19th February 2013.

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There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S4M-05652.2, in the name of Hugh Henry, which seeks to amend motion S4M-05652, in the name of Michael Russell, on tuition fees, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 35, Against 80, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-05652.1, in the name of Liz Smith, which seeks to amend motion S4M-05652, in the name of Michael Russell, on tuition fees, 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 13, Against 102, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S4M-05652, in the name of Michael Russell, on tuition fees, 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 67, Against 13, Abstentions 35.

Members: Oh!

Order.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament believes that access to higher education should be based on ability to learn, not ability to pay and will not introduce upfront or backdoor tuition fees.

The next question is, that motion S4M-05660, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on the UK Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 23 May 2012, relating to midata, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, should be considered by the UK Parliament.