Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-14520.4, in the name of Paul Wheelhouse, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14520, in the name of Jamie Greene, on concern over the state of Scotland’s ferry services, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 61 MSPs

No: 62 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 61, Against 62, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

T he next question is, that amendment S5M-14520.3, in the name of Colin Smyth, which seeks to amend the motion in the name of Jamie Greene, on Scotland’s ferry services, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 62 MSPs

No: 61 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 62, Against 61, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-14520, in the name of Jamie Greene, on concerns over the state of Scotland’s ferry services, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 62 MSPs

No: 62 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 62, Against 62, Abstentions 0. As Parliament has been unable to reach agreement, I use my casting vote against the motion. Therefore, the motion falls.

Motion, as amended, disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-14521.2, in the name of Maree Todd, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14521, in the name of Alison Harris, on early years, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 62 MSPs

No: 62 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 62, Against 62, Abstentions 0. The vote is tied and Parliament has again been unable to reach agreement. In this case, I cast my vote against the amendment, which falls.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-14521.1, in the name of Mary Fee, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14521, in the name of Alison Harris, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-14521, in the name of Alison Harris, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 62 MSPs

No: 62 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is:

For 62, Against 62, Abstentions 0. Again, Parliament has not agreed a position, and I cast my vote against the motion, which falls.

Motion, as amended, disagreed to.

I propose putting a single question on the three Parliamentary Bureau motions. There being no objection, the question is, that motions S5M-14537, S5M-14538 and S5M-14556, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to.

That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill at stage 1.

That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk be closed on Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Monday 31 December 2018.

That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the legislative consent memorandum in relation to the Agriculture Bill (UK Legislation).