Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 18th September 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment SM5-18902.3, in the name of Jeane Freeman, which seeks to amend motion SM5-18902, in the name of Miles Briggs, on mismanagement of national health service construction projects, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 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.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment SM5-18902.1, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion SM5-18902, in the name of Miles Briggs, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion SM5-18902, in the name of Miles Briggs, on mismanagement of NHS construction projects, as amended, be agreed to.

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 87 MSPs

Abstained: 28 MSPs

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Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

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

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament is believes that patient safety should be the primary consideration in NHS construction projects; is deeply concerned with the ongoing problems which have led to the delay of the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) in Edinburgh and the concerns expressed in relation to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow; notes the recent KPMG and NSS reports, which have identified the root of shortcomings in ventilation systems in key areas of the new RHCYP and identified a number of other areas to be rectified before the site opens; believes that, following concerns from affected parents, it would be the right step to increase confidence by establishing a public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the new RHCYP and the QEUH site to determine how vital issues relating to ventilation and other matters occurred, how mistakes were made and what steps can be taken to prevent them being repeated in future projects; further believes that the ongoing QEUH Independent Review, and the recent KPMG and NSS reports, will help inform the Inquiry; considers that ministers should update Parliament in the event that there are any significant delays to ongoing NHS projects; understands that construction inflation has been driven significantly in recent times by Brexit and its impact on sterling and on the attractiveness to potential skilled workers to come from the EU to work in Scotland, and welcomes that the remit of the new national body, which will have oversight of major infrastructure developments within the NHS, to be published by December 2019.

I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Humza Yousaf is agreed to, the amendment in the name of James Kelly will fall.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-18896.3, in the name of Humza Yousaf, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 63 MSPs

No: 28 MSPs

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Abstained: 25 MSPs

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 63, Against 28, Abstentions 25.

Amendment agreed to.

The amendment in the name of James Kelly is therefore pre-empted.

The next question is, that motion S5M-18896, in the name of Liam Kerr, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 82 MSPs

No: 28 MSPs

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Abstained: 6 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 82, Against 28, Abstentions 6.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

That the Parliament, while acknowledging that more can always be done to ensure that public confidence in the justice system is high, notes that a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Scottish Sentencing Council found that nearly two thirds of the public considered that Scotland’s justice system was fair to all; further notes that automatic early release was introduced by the UK Government in 1993, and that the previous system of automatic early release for long-term prisoners was ended by the Scottish Parliament from 2016, and considers that future reforms to sentencing policy should be informed by evidence of what works to reduce reoffending and take appropriate account of Scotland’s current internationally high rate of imprisonment.

I propose to ask a single question on the three Parliamentary Bureau motions. Does anyone object?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

That is good.

The question is, that motions S5M-18928, S5M-18929 and S5M-18930, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill at stage 1.

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Public Petitions Committee can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament from 11.40am to 11.55am on Thursday 26 September 2019 for the purpose of making progress with important committee business.

That the Parliament agrees that—

Finlay Carson be appointed to replace John Scott as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee;

Edward Mountain be appointed to replace John Scott as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee; and

Beatrice Wishart be appointed to replace Willie Rennie as the Scottish Liberal Democrat substitute on the Health and Sport Committee.