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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

We come now to decision time. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Joe FitzPatrick is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Monica Lennon will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S5M-14914.2, in the name of

Joe FitzPatrick, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14914, in the name of Miles Briggs, on a new approach needed to tackle Scotland’s drugs crisis, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 85 MSPs

No: 32 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 85, Against 32, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The amendment in the name of Monica Lennon therefore falls.

The next question is, that motion S5M-14914, in the name of Miles Briggs, on a new approach needed to tackle Scotland’s drugs crisis, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 89 MSPs

No: 28 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 89, Against 28, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the public health crisis related to the harm associated with the use of opiates and/or benzodiazepines and other drugs; further recognises that the harm has increased since 2007, with 934 fatalities recorded in 2017; believes that Scotland needs a drug and alcohol strategy founded on the principles of rights, recovery and respect, and which places public health at its heart and does not stigmatise those seeking recovery or harm reduction, and calls on the UK Government to make the necessary changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to allow the creation of a medically supervised safe consumption facility in Glasgow, or empower the Scottish Parliament to do so.

The next question is, that motion S5M-14960, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, on the size of a committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees, further to motion S5M-13781 in the name of Graeme Dey, that the size of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee be reduced from 9 to 7 members.

The final question is, that motion S5M-

14981, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, on committee meeting times, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Finance and Constitution Committee and the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee can meet jointly during the afternoon meeting of the Parliament after First Minister’s Questions on Thursday 29 November 2018 for the purpose of considering business arising from the UK’s exit from the European Union.