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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 25th November 2015.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

There are seven questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, in relation to the debate on keeping CalMac public, if the amendment in the name of Derek Mackay is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Tavish Scott falls.

The first question is, that amendment S4M-14942.3, in the name of Derek Mackay, which seeks to amend motion S4M-14942, in the name of David Stewart, on keeping CalMac public, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 60 MSPs

No: 41 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 13 MSPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

The result of the division is: For 60, Against 41, Abstentions 13.

Amendment agreed to.

Therefore the amendment in the name of Tavish Scott falls.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-14942.1, in the name of Alex Johnstone, which seeks to amend motion S4M-14942, in the name of David Stewart, on keeping CalMac public, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 13 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 13, Against 101, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S4M-14942, in the name of David Stewart, on keeping CalMac public, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 65 MSPs

No: 36 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 13 MSPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

The result of the division is: For 65, Against 36, Abstentions 13.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament pays tribute to ferry workers at the public sector company, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), and their vital role in maintaining lifeline ferry services to Scotland’s western island communities; notes that the next contract for Clyde and Hebrides ferry services (CHFS) is currently out to tender; further notes that the Scottish Government is undertaking a fair, open and transparent procurement exercise in line with strict European Union procurement rules, maritime cabotage regulation and associated guidance; recognises that the current tendering exercise has been improved on, compared with that undertaken by the previous Labour/Liberal Democrat administration, which decided that it was a legal requirement to tender the current contract in 2005; indeed, recalls statements by members of the previous administration that ‘tendering of the Clyde and Hebrides lifeline ferry services is required to protect these vital services’; welcomes the first report from the Independent Procurement Reference Panel, which includes local authority, union, community and industry representatives, and concluded that the tender process has been fair, open and transparent, and believes in supporting and promoting publicly owned and controlled ferry services, evidenced by a record £1 billion investment by the Scottish Government in vessels, ports and ferry services since 2007.

The next question is, that motion S4M-14948, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 109 MSPs

No: 5 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 109, Against 5, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 [draft] be approved.

The next question is, that motion S4M-14946, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on a committee remit, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, for the purpose of allowing the Scottish Elections (Dates) Bill to be referred to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee as lead committee, the following be inserted after Rule 6.4.1(a):

“(ab) the Bill introduced as the Scottish Elections (Dates) Bill (SP Bill 84, Session 4).” until the Bill is passed, falls or is withdrawn.

The next question is, that motion S4M-14947, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the designation of a lead committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Scottish Elections (Dates) Bill at stage 1.