Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd April 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

We turn to decision time. The first question is, that amendment S5M-16702.3, in the name of Jeane Freeman, which seeks to amend motion S5M-16702, in the name of Miles Briggs, on looking after those who look after us, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 58 MSPs

No: 52 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 6 MSPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 58, Against 52, Abstentions 6.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-16702.1, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S5M-16702, in the name of Miles Briggs, on looking after those who look after us, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-16702, in the name of Miles Briggs, as amended, be agreed. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 87 MSPs

No: 28 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 87, Against 28, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament pays tribute to all those who work in the NHS and social care services for the care and treatment that they help to deliver for patients and families across Scotland; believes that this support for staff should include support in their initial training, and welcomes that in Scotland free tuition has been retained for nursing and midwifery students, and that their bursaries are increasing by £10,000 in 2020; notes the observations of the BMA that Brexit will have a ‘potentially devastating impact’ on the health and social care workforce, and agrees with the BMA that, for staff from the EU, ‘It is simply wrong that they should feel they no longer belong here or should be planning to leave as a result of Brexit’; understands the pressures that NHS and social care staff face and believes that there is a need to improve the holistic care and support provided to them in their workplaces; calls on ministers to review NHS and social care staff workplace support services in order to improve and promote wellbeing and look after those who look after people in Scotland, and considers that such a review must address the underlying issues that contribute to burnout, stress, long-term sickness and to staff leaving health and social care, such as staff shortages, workplace culture, bullying and harassment and poor work-life balance.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-16710.2, in the name of John Swinney, which seeks to amend motion S5M-16710, in the name of Brian Whittle, on health education, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 115 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

Although someone suggested that they might vote no, they did not. The vote was unanimous. The result of the division is: For 115, Against 0, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-16710.1, in the name of David Stewart, which seeks to amend motion S5M-16710, in the name of Brian Whittle, on health education, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 31 MSPs

No: 85 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 31, Against 85, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-16710, in the name of Brian Whittle, on health education, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the importance of nutrition as part of an active healthy lifestyle; further recognises that nutrition plays a crucial role in tackling the rising cost of the preventable health agenda such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, many types for cancer, cardiovascular disease, many muscular skeletal conditions, chest, heart and stroke issues, poor mental health, poor oral hygiene and many more; considers that a key battleground will be in ensuring access to the highest quality local produce in early years settings, specifically in pre-school and primary and secondary schools, and that this is a significant way to tackle the stubborn attainment gap; believes that part of this approach should include teaching and learning about active health lifestyles, including the opportunity to apply that learning; considers that this connected approach will give much-needed support to the rural economy; shares the aim to halve childhood obesity rates by 2030, including through action to transform the food environment to support healthier choices and reduce the excessive consumption of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt, and notes the valuable contribution that schools make to educate children and young people about all of these vital issues.

I propose to ask a single question on six Parliamentary Bureau motions. Any member who does not agree to a single question being put should shout “Object” now.

There being no objections, the next question is, that motions S5M-16734 to S5M-16739, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the period for Members to— lodge a Topical Question for answer on Tuesday 7 May should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 7 May; submit their names for Portfolio and General Questions on Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 7 May; lodge a First Minister’s Question for answer on Thursday 9 May should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 7 May.

That the Parliament agrees that the period for Members to— lodge a Topical Question for answer on Tuesday 28 May should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 28 May; submit their names for Portfolio and General Questions on Wednesday 5 June and Thursday 6 June should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 28 May; lodge a First Minister’s Question for answer on Thursday 30 May should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 28 May.

That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Communities Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

That the Parliament agrees that the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Designation of Persons as Scottish Public Authorities) Order 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Motor Sport on Public Roads (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.