Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 7th February 2018.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question this evening is, that amendment S5M-10307.1, in the name of Maurice Golden, which seeks to amend motion S5M-10307, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on stemming the plastic tide, be agreed to. Are we all agreed?



Division number 1

For: Ballantyne, Michelle, Bowman, Bill, Briggs, Miles, Burnett, Alexander, Cameron, Donald, Carlaw, Jackson, Carson, Finlay, Chapman, Peter, Corry, Maurice, Finnie, John, Fraser, Murdo, Golden, Maurice, Greene, Jamie, Greer, Ross, Halcro Johnston, Jamie, Hamilton, Rachael, Harris, Alison, Harvie, Patrick, Johnstone, Alison, Kerr, Liam, Lindhurst, Gordon, Lockhart, Dean, Mitchell, Margaret, Mountain, Edward, Mundell, Oliver, Ruskell, Mark, Scott, John, Simpson, Graham, Smith, Liz, Stewart, Alexander, Tomkins, Adam, Wells, Annie, Whittle, Brian, Wightman, Andy
Against: 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, Dugdale, Kezia, Ewing, Annabelle, Ewing, Fergus, Fabiani, Linda, FitzPatrick, Joe, Forbes, Kate, Freeman, Jeane, Gibson, Kenneth, Gilruth, Jenny, Gougeon, Mairi, 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, McKee, Ivan, McKelvie, Christina, McMillan, Stuart, Neil, Alex, Paterson, Gil, Robison, Shona, Ross, Gail, Somerville, Shirley-Anne, Stevenson, Stewart, Stewart, Kevin, Sturgeon, Nicola, Swinney, John, Todd, Maree, Torrance, David, Watt, Maureen, Wheelhouse, Paul, White, Sandra, Yousaf, Humza
Abstentions: Baillie, Jackie, Baker, Claire, Beamish, Claudia, Bibby, Neil, Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Fee, Mary, Findlay, Neil, Grant, Rhoda, Gray, Iain, Griffin, Mark, Johnson, Daniel, Kelly, James, Lamont, Johann, Lennon, Monica, Leonard, Richard, Macdonald, Lewis, McArthur, Liam, McNeill, Pauline, Rennie, Willie, Rowley, Alex, Rumbles, Mike, Sarwar, Anas, Scott, Tavish, Smith, Elaine, Smyth, Colin, Stewart, David

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 34, Against 62, Abstentions 26.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-10307.4, in the name of Claudia Beamish, which seeks to amend the motion in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-10307.2, in the name of Mark Ruskell, which seeks to amend the motion in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-10307, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, as amended, on stemming the plastic tide, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament acknowledges and shares the increasing recognition of the cumulative damage that plastics are doing to the environment and economy, not just domestically but also globally; agrees that there is a need for an evidence-based approach to tackle the problem; welcomes the actions that the Scottish Government and others have taken to tackle litter at source and in areas of litter accumulation; supports the aim to both encourage behaviour change in society and to seek legislative solutions to this problem where necessary and appropriate; recognises the important role that education plays in raising public awareness and the value of Scottish Government support for volunteer clean-up programmes; notes the significance of the need for government action to help companies develop alternative materials to single-use plastics; calls on the Scottish Government to support the remanufacturing of plastics as part of developing the circular economy; remains shocked at levels of plastic found in wildlife across the globe; understands that, during every clothes wash, thousands of plastic microfibers escape from clothing that is made from synthetic materials, and that billions of these small fibres make their way into the oceans; acknowledges that plastic in the environment can be a harmful pollutant, and commits to collective action to reduce plastic pollution from microfibers as part of a comprehensive action plan.

The next question is, that five Parliamentary Bureau motions S5M-10353 to S5M-10357, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Police Act 1997 and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 Remedial Order 2018 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Registers of Scotland (Digital Registration etc.) Regulations 2018 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that Rule 9.10.2A of Standing Orders be suspended and the following be substituted as alternative provision for the purposes of consideration of the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill at stage 3—

“2A. Subject to paragraph 6, where a member of the Scottish Government or a junior Scottish Minister intends to move an amendment to the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill at Stage 3, that member shall give notice of the amendment by lodging it with the Clerk no later than 16:30 on Friday 9 February 2018. Amendments may be lodged until 16:30 on any day when the office of the Clerk is open.”

That the Parliament agrees that the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Scottish Crown Estate Bill at stage 1.

That concludes decision time.