Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S4M-14681.3, in the name of Claire Baker, which seeks to amend motion S4M-14681, in the name of Keith Brown, on Trident, welfare or warfare, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 96 MSPs

No: 17 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

The result of the division is: For 96, Against 17, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

In relation to today’s debate, I remind members that if the amendment in the name of John Lamont is agreed to, the amendment in the name of John Wilson will fall.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-14681.1, in the name of John Lamont, which seeks to amend motion S4M-14681, in the name of Keith Brown, on Trident, welfare or warfare, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 12 MSPs

No: 101 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

The result of the division is: For 12, Against 101, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-14681.2, in the name of John Wilson, which seeks to amend motion S4M-14681, in the name of Keith Brown, on Trident, welfare or warfare, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 5 MSPs

No: 108 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

The result of the division is: For 5, Against 108, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S4M-14681, in the name of Keith Brown, on Trident, welfare or warfare, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 6 Decision Time

Aye: 96 MSPs

No: 17 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

The result of the division is: For 96, Against 17, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament notes with concern new analysis by the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, which suggests a dramatic increase in the projected cost of the successor Trident nuclear weapons programme to £167 billion; recognises the number of workers in the British defence system in Scotland and throughout the UK whose employment is linked to Trident-related activities and that firm commitments must be made to the trade unions on the retention of defence workers’ jobs; believes that, in the event of the cancellation of Trident, the establishment of defence diversification agencies at Scottish and UK levels is essential to deliver a strong defence diversification strategy that provides workers with high quality employment through the retention of skills developed in the sector, while delivering a UK defence sector equipped to deal with the world and dangers that it possesses, and calls on the UK Government not to renew Trident.