Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 15th May 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

There are several questions this evening. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Jeane Freeman is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Monica Lennon will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S5M-17281.4, in the name of Jeane Freeman, which seeks to amend motion S5M-17281, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, on the treatment time guarantee, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 57 MSPs

No: 59 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 57, Against 59, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-17281.1, in the name of Miles Briggs, which seeks to amend motion S5M-17281, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 53 MSPs

No: 57 MSPs

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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 53, Against 57, Abstentions 6.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-17281.2, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S5M-17281, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 53 MSPs

No: 57 MSPs

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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 53, Against 57, Abstentions 6.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-17281, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, on the treatment time guarantee, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 53 MSPs

No: 63 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 53, Against 63, Abstentions 0.

Motion disagreed to.

I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of John Swinney is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Iain Gray will fall.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-17280.2, in the name of John Swinney, which seeks to amend motion S5M-17280, in the name of Tavish Scott, on education, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 63 MSPs

No: 52 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 63, Against 52, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The amendment in the name of Iain Gray is pre-empted.

The next question is, that motion S5M-17280, in the name of Tavish Scott, on education, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament believes that there is no more important investment than in the education of Scotland’s young people; recalls that the First Minister said that education would be her administration’s number one priority; welcomes the recent agreement reached by professional associations, local government and the Scottish Government to provide an increase in teacher pay; believes that improved pay is an important element in the attractiveness of the teaching profession, as part of a wider strategy to address recruitment and retention problems; further believes that teachers’ professionalism should be supported through improved career-long professional learning, clear professional ownership of their own curricular role and a shared leadership role within a collegiate approach to Scotland’s schools; recognises the challenge represented by the increasing need for additional support, and agrees that the Scottish Government will review the use of coordinated support plans to ensure that young people with the most significant additional needs are receiving the support that they require.

I propose to ask a single question on three Parliamentary Bureau motions, unless any member objects.

The question is, that motions S5M-17288, S5M-17289 and S5M-17297, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Treatment of South of Scotland Enterprise as Specified Authority) Order 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government and Communities Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

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 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on Tuesday 28 May 2019 for the purpose of considering evidence on its inquiry on the report of the Committee on Climate Change.