Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

There are up to seven questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that if the amendment in the name of Keith Brown is agreed to, all the other amendments will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S5M-05172.3, in the name of Keith Brown, which seeks to amend motion S5M-05172, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on Scotland’s economy, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

Division number 1

For: Adam, George, Adamson, Clare, Allan, Alasdair, Arthur, Tom, Beattie, Colin, Brown, Keith, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Denham, Ash, Dey, Graeme, Doris, Bob, Dornan, James, Evans, Mairi, Ewing, Annabelle, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Forbes, Kate, Freeman, Jeane, Gibson, Kenneth, Gilruth, Jenny, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Emma, Haughey, Clare, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, Lyle, Richard, MacDonald, Angus, MacDonald, Gordon, MacGregor, Fulton, Mackay, Derek, Mackay, Rona, Macpherson, Ben, Maguire, Ruth, Martin, Gillian, Mason, John, Matheson, Michael, McAlpine, Joan, McDonald, Mark, McKee, Ivan, McKelvie, Christina, McMillan, Stuart, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Robison, Shona, Ross, Gail, Russell, Michael, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, Kevin, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Todd, Maree, Torrance, David, Watt, Maureen, Wheelhouse, Paul, Yousaf, Humza
Against: Baillie, Jackie, Balfour, Jeremy, Beamish, Claudia, Bowman, Bill, Briggs, Miles, Burnett, Alexander, Cameron, Donald, Carlaw, Jackson, Carson, Finlay, Chapman, Peter, Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Corry, Maurice, Findlay, Neil, Finnie, John, Fraser, Murdo, Golden, Maurice, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Greene, Jamie, Greer, Ross, Hamilton, Rachael, Harris, Alison, Harvie, Patrick, Johnson, Daniel, Johnstone, Alison, Kerr, Liam, Lamont, Johann, Lamont, John, Lennon, Monica, Leonard, Richard, Lindhurst, Gordon, Lockhart, Dean, Macdonald, Lewis, McArthur, Liam, McNeill, Pauline, Mitchell, Margaret, Mountain, Edward, Rennie, Willie, Ross, Douglas, Rumbles, Mike, Ruskell, Mark, Sarwar, Anas, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Graham, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Liz, Smyth, Colin, Stewart, Alexander, Stewart, David, Thomson, Ross, Tomkins, Adam, Wells, Annie, Whittle, Brian, Wightman, Andy

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 62, Against 55, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

All the other amendments are therefore pre-empted, so the next question is, that motion S5M-05172, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on Scotland’s economy, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

Division number 2

For: Adam, George, Adamson, Clare, Allan, Alasdair, Arthur, Tom, Beattie, Colin, Brown, Keith, Campbell, Aileen, Coffey, Willie, Constance, Angela, Crawford, Bruce, Cunningham, Roseanna, Denham, Ash, Dey, Graeme, Doris, Bob, Dornan, James, Evans, Mairi, Ewing, Annabelle, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Forbes, Kate, Freeman, Jeane, Gibson, Kenneth, Gilruth, Jenny, Grahame, Christine, Harper, Emma, Haughey, Clare, Hepburn, Jamie, Hyslop, Fiona, Kidd, Bill, Lochhead, Richard, Lyle, Richard, MacDonald, Angus, MacDonald, Gordon, MacGregor, Fulton, Mackay, Derek, Mackay, Rona, Macpherson, Ben, Maguire, Ruth, Martin, Gillian, Mason, John, Matheson, Michael, McAlpine, Joan, McDonald, Mark, McKee, Ivan, McKelvie, Christina, McMillan, Stuart, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Robison, Shona, Ross, Gail, Russell, Michael, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, Kevin, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Todd, Maree, Torrance, David, Watt, Maureen, Wheelhouse, Paul, Yousaf, Humza
Against: Baillie, Jackie, Balfour, Jeremy, Beamish, Claudia, Bowman, Bill, Briggs, Miles, Burnett, Alexander, Cameron, Donald, Carlaw, Jackson, Carson, Finlay, Chapman, Peter, Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Corry, Maurice, Findlay, Neil, Finnie, John, Fraser, Murdo, Golden, Maurice, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Greene, Jamie, Greer, Ross, Hamilton, Rachael, Harris, Alison, Harvie, Patrick, Johnson, Daniel, Johnstone, Alison, Kerr, Liam, Lamont, Johann, Lamont, John, Lennon, Monica, Leonard, Richard, Lindhurst, Gordon, Lockhart, Dean, Macdonald, Lewis, McArthur, Liam, McNeill, Pauline, Mitchell, Margaret, Mountain, Edward, Rennie, Willie, Ross, Douglas, Rumbles, Mike, Ruskell, Mark, Sarwar, Anas, Scott, John, Scott, Tavish, Simpson, Graham, Smith, Elaine, Smith, Liz, Smyth, Colin, Stewart, Alexander, Stewart, David, Thomson, Ross, Tomkins, Adam, Wells, Annie, Whittle, Brian, Wightman, Andy

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 62, Against 55, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the strength of the Scottish economy, with unemployment now lower than in the UK as a whole, productivity growing four times faster in Scotland than the UK, and the number of people in employment up by 45,000 since 2008, with the number of registered businesses having grown by 15% since 2007 to an all-time high; notes that most powers over the economy are reserved to the UK Government; acknowledges the resilience of the Scottish economy in the face of the slowdown in the oil and gas sector and welcomes the measures that the Scottish Government is taking, including the Energy Jobs Taskforce and the Decommissioning Challenge Fund; further acknowledges the wider measures that it is taking to grow the Scottish economy, including investment in transport and digital infrastructure and financial support for private sector business investment through the Scottish Growth Scheme, and believes that the main risk facing Scottish households and companies is the UK Government’s plans to adopt a hard Brexit, against the wishes of the Scottish people, impacting negatively on business growth and leading to skills shortages, which will in turn reduce employment, investment and public spending across the country.

The next question is, that motion S5M-05191, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the establishment of a private bill committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament shall establish a committee of the Parliament as follows:

Name of Committee: The Edinburgh Bakers’ Widows’ Fund Bill Committee.

Remit: To consider matters relating to the Edinburgh Bakers’ Widows’ Fund Bill.

Duration: Until the Bill is passed, falls or is withdrawn.

Number of members: 3.

Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Scottish National Party.

Membership: Tom Arthur, Mary Fee, Alison Harris.

The final question is, that motion S5M-05192, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the establishment of a private bill committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament shall establish a committee of the Parliament as follows:

Name of Committee: The Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill Committee.

Remit: To consider matters relating to the Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill.

Duration: Until the Bill is passed, falls or is withdrawn.

Number of members: 3.

Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Scottish National Party.

Membership: Tom Arthur, Mary Fee, Alison Harris.