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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 9th March 2016.

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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. The first question is, that amendment S4M-15844.3, in the name of Richard Lochhead, which seeks to amend motion S4M-15844, in the name of Alex Fergusson, on rural affairs, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 62 MSPs

No: 53 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 62, Against 53, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-15844.2, in the name of Sarah Boyack, which seeks to amend motion S4M-15844, in the name of Alex Fergusson, on rural affairs, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 53 MSPs

No: 62 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 53, Against 62, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S4M-15844.1, in the name of Tavish Scott, which seeks to amend motion S4M-15844, in the name of Alex Fergusson, on rural affairs, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 54 MSPs

No: 61 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 54, Against 61, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S4M-15844, in the name of Alex Fergusson, on rural affairs, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members: No.

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 62 MSPs

No: 53 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 62, Against 53, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament acknowledges that the common agricultural policy (CAP) currently being implemented is the most radical and ambitious ever, with unprecedented simultaneous reforms to both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the CAP requiring around 20 schemes to be launched during 2015 and the introduction of greening measures and three payment regions; notes that the timetable of EU negotiations and decisions left administrations with a short timescale in which to implement such radical reforms; welcomes the fact that the Scottish Government engaged comprehensively with stakeholders during the development and negotiation of the policy, and that both stakeholders and the Scottish Government agreed that securing the right policy outcomes for Scotland was the priority even if this risked impacting on the timing of payments within the 1 December to 30 June Pillar 1 payment window; notes that the Scottish Government had issued over 10,000 payments worth around 80% of basic and greening payments to 56% of eligible farmers and crofters as of 7 March 2016; acknowledges that, at the same time as the transition to the new CAP, farmers are facing additional difficulties due to market trends and unfavourable weather and therefore welcomes the announcements of steps by the Scottish Government to accelerate basic payments to farmers using Scottish Government funds and the national less favoured area support scheme expected to deliver payments to the vast majority of eligible farmers and crofters by the end of March 2016; commits to learning lessons from the implementation of the new CAP, and supports the continuation of CAP payments as one of the benefits of Scotland’s continuing membership of the EU.

The next question is, that motions S4M-15853 to S4M-15857, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Scotland’s Adoption Register Regulations 2016 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Part 4 and Part 5 Complaints) Order 2016 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Modification of Schedules 2 and 3) Order 2016 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Kinship Care Assistance (Scotland) Order 2016 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Public Services Reform (Social Work Complaints Procedure) (Scotland) Order 2016 [draft] be approved.

The next question is, that motion S4M-15858, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the suspension of standing orders, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, for the purposes of stage 3 consideration of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill, Rule 9.5.3B of Standing Orders be suspended.

The next question is, that motion S4M-15859, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the suspension of standing orders, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, for the purposes of stage 3 consideration of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill, Rule 9.5.3B of Standing Orders be suspended.