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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that motion S5M-15677, in the name of Edward Mountain, on the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee’s report on salmon farming in Scotland, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the conclusions in the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee’s 9th Report, 2018 (Session 5),

Report on Salmon Farming in Scotland

(SP Paper 432).

The Presiding Officer:

The next question is, that motion S5M-15723, in the name of Graeme Dey, on the establishment of a committee, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 92 MSPs

No: 19 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 92, Against 19, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

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

Name of Committee: Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints

Remit: To consider and report on the actions of the First Minister, Scottish Government officials and special advisers in dealing with complaints about Alex Salmond, former First Minister, considered under the Scottish Government’s

“Handling of harassment complaints involving current or former ministers” procedure and actions in relation to the Scottish Ministerial Code.

Duration: Until the Committee concludes its inquiry.

Number of members: 9

Convenership: The Convener will be a member of the Scottish National Party and the Deputy Convener will be a member of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.

Membership: Alasdair Allan, Jackie Baillie, Donald Cameron, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Angela Constance, Linda Fabiani, Alison Johnstone, Margaret Mitchell, Maureen Watt.

I propose to ask a single question on the four remaining Parliamentary Bureau motions. Does any member object?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

That is good. The question is, that motions S5M-15729 to S5M-15732, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing and Property Chamber (Incidental Provisions) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Supplemental Provision) Order 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Modification of the Repairing Standard) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Social Security Charter [draft] be approved.