Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 11th September 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-18778.1, in the name of Willie Rennie, which seeks to amend motion S5M-18778, in the name of Michael Russell, on the citizens assembly of Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 34 MSPs

No: 86 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 34, Against 86, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-18778, in the name of Michael Russell, on the citizens assembly of Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 86 MSPs

No: 5 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 29 MSPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 86, Against 5, Abstentions 29.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament supports the use of deliberative democracy in Scotland; welcomes the establishment of the Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland and the appointment of its independent conveners, Kate Wimpress and David Martin; notes the principles, remit and terms of reference for the Assembly; further notes that the Assembly’s report will be laid before the Parliament; commits to the Scottish Government considering the recommendations in that report and to holding a debate to allow the Parliament to respond to those recommendations, and agrees that, within three months of receiving the report, the Scottish Government should publish a plan setting out how those recommendations that have been agreed by the Parliament will be implemented, and should lay that plan before the Parliament.

The next question is, that motion S5M-18798, in the name of Graeme Dey, on the designation of a lead committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Justice Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Children (Scotland) Bill.