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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-19287.1, in the name of Alexander Burnett, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19287, in the name of Ivan McKee, on supporting innovation, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 49 MSPs

No: 58 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 49, Against 58, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-19287.2, in the name of Rhoda Grant, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19287, in the name of Ivan McKee, on supporting innovation, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 49 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 49, Against 52, Abstentions 6.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S5M-19287, in the name of Ivan McKee, on supporting innovation, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament acknowledges that business innovation is of central importance to the Scottish economy; notes the Scottish Government’s initiatives to ensure that Scotland is a globally competitive, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable economy with thriving and innovative businesses with quality jobs and fair work for everyone, and recognises the increasing levels of business investment in R&D, the increased number of businesses collaborating within supply chains and an increase in R&D jobs as a percentage of total employment, all of which contribute towards a sustainable, inclusive future for the people of Scotland.