Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 30th May 2013.

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Photo of Elaine Smith Elaine Smith Labour

There are six questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that there are a number of possible pre-emptions should amendments to motion S4M-06766, on transforming Scotland’s railways, be agreed to.

If the amendment in the name of Elaine Murray is agreed to, all subsequent amendments on the motion will fall. If the amendment in the name of Alex Johnstone is agreed to, the amendments in the names of Tavish Scott and Patrick Harvie will fall. Finally, if the amendment in the name of Tavish Scott is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Patrick Harvie will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S4M-06766.2, in the name of Elaine Murray, which seeks to amend motion S4M-06766, in the name of Keith Brown, on transforming Scotland’s railways, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 38, Against 69, Abstentions 1.

Amendment disagreed to.

The second question is, that amendment S4M-06766.1, in the name of Alex Johnstone, which seeks to amend motion S4M-06766, in the name of Keith Brown, on transforming Scotland’s railways, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 11, Against 98, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The third question is, that amendment S4M-06766.3, in the name of Tavish Scott, which seeks to amend motion S4M-06766, in the name of Keith Brown, on transforming Scotland’s railways, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 49, Against 60, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The question is, that amendment S4M-06766.4, in the name of Patrick Harvie, which seeks to amend motion S4M-06766, in the name of Keith Brown, on transforming Scotland’s railways, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 4, Against 105, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The question is, that motion S4M-06766, in the name of Keith Brown, on transforming Scotland’s railways, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 5 Decision Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 59, Against 49, Abstentions 1.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes record passenger numbers of 83.3 million on Scotland’s railways, high levels of passenger satisfaction and improved performance; recognises the benefits of a collaborative approach by the Scottish Government and industry in achieving value for money for passengers and the taxpayer; commends the Scottish Government’s action to make fares fairer by reducing anomalies; welcomes the measures to reduce pressures on hard-pressed household budgets while still investing to enhance services, improve stations and build new stations; acknowledges the measured approach taken by the Scottish Government to refranchising and welcomes franchise specifications that will better meet the needs of the people of Scotland, and acknowledges that, although further improvements will always be necessary, significant investment has been made by the Scottish Government in rail to support communities, improve connectivity, reduce car use and encourage sustainable economic growth.

The question is, that motion S4M-06781, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the suspension and variation of standing orders be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees, for the purposes of its consideration of the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill—

(a) in Rule 9.6.3A of the Standing Orders, that the word “fourth” be substituted for “fifth” where it first occurs;

(b) under Rule 9.6.3A of the Standing Orders, that the Parliament shall consider the general principles of the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on the fourth sitting day after publication of the lead committee report;

(c) that Rules 9.5.3A and 9.5.3B of Standing Orders be suspended; and

(d) in Rule 9.10.2 of the Standing Orders, that the words “except on a final lodging-day, when amendments may be lodged only until 12:00” be suspended.

Meeting closed at 17:07.