Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-15507.1, in the name of Dean Lockhart, which seeks to amend motion S5M-15507, in the name of Kate Forbes, on supporting entrepreneurship, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 28 MSPs

No: 81 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 28, Against 81, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-15507.2, in the name of Rhoda Grant, which seeks to amend the motion in the name of Kate Forbes, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 82 MSPs

No: 27 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 82, Against 27, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-15507, in the name of Kate Forbes, on supporting entrepreneurship, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 76 MSPs

No: 27 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 6 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 76, Against 27, Abstentions 6.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the successes of Scotland’s entrepreneurial businesses and the potential of all of Scotland’s people; welcomes the collaborative approach to increasing and supporting entrepreneurship between the private sector and the Scottish Government; notes the crucial role played by Scotland’s entrepreneurs and the all-sector enterprise support network in developing the “Scotland CAN DO” approach, including through the Unlocking Ambition Challenge; further notes the role of the public sector in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation through organisations such as CivTech; welcomes the commitment to build on this momentum, as set out in the Economic Action Plan; notes the report from Women’s Enterprise Scotland highlighting barriers for women entrepreneurs getting support; further notes concerns about the fragmentation of support for start-up businesses, especially for social enterprises, worker co-operatives and sole traders, while budgets for Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise decrease, and calls on the Scottish Government to provide streamlined support to business start-ups and to ensure that such support should continue in order to discourage successful businesses being bought over, rather than grown rooted in the Scottish economy.

The next question is, that motion S5M-15514, in the name of Graeme Dey, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 82 MSPs

Abstained: 27 MSPs

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Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 82, Against 0, Abstentions 27.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax Rates and Tax Bands etc) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 be approved.

The final question is, that motion S5M-15552, in the name of Graeme Dey, on a committee meeting at the same time as the chamber, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament, after Topical Questions, on Tuesday 29 January 2019 in order to consider its draft report on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill.

That concludes decision time.