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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 20th November 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The question is, that amendment S5M-19939.3, in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19939, in the name of Richard Leonard, on universal credit , be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 65 MSPs

No: 46 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 65, Against 46, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The question is, that amendment S5M-19939.2, in the name of Michelle Ballantyne, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19939, in the name of Richard Leonard, on universal credit, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 24 MSPs

No: 87 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 24, Against 87, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The question is, that motion S5M-19939, in the name of Richard Leonard, on universal credit, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 65 MSPs

No: 46 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 65, Against 46, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that universal credit, the two-child limit and the benefits cap should be scrapped in Scotland and across the UK, alongside the abhorrent ‘rape clause’, the benefit sanctions regime and the ‘bedroom tax’; notes estimates that UK Government social security spending will reduce by £3.7 billion by next year, and believes that an independent Scotland with full powers over social security can ensure that Scotland has a social security system that is built with the people of Scotland to meet their needs.

The question is, that amendment S5M-19940.2, in the name of Jeane Freeman, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19940, in the name of Monica Lennon, on investing in Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 65 MSPs

No: 46 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 65, Against 46, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-19940.1, in the name of Miles Briggs, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19940, in the name of Monica Lennon, on investing in Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 51 MSPs

No: 59 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 51, Against 59, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-19940, in the name of Monica Lennon, on investing in Scotland, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 6 Decision Time

Aye: 69 MSPs

No: 41 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 69, Against 41, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament thanks NHS staff for their dedication and hard work as they care for the people of Scotland; welcomes the work being taken forward by the Ministerial working group to further promote and encourage a positive and caring workplace culture; believes that sustained investment through plans for waiting times improvements can support boards to better deliver for their patients; further believes that such investment, reform and planning is necessary as too many patients are waiting too long for treatment; understands that, in 2019-20, NHS Scotland will be £758 million better off because it has received better than real-terms increases since the beginning of the current parliamentary session; calls for the incoming UK Government to pass, as a matter of urgency, NHS protection legislation to absolutely exempt the NHS from any future trade deals, and to provide a veto over such deals to the devolved legislatures; notes that any form of Brexit could have a potentially devastating impact on health and care services; considers that Brexit will damage the economy and the ability to attract specialist staff for years to come, undermining the sustainability of the health service; notes that a focus on addressing health inequalities and prevention of ill health is essential for the long-term wellbeing of the people of Scotland, and believes that the future sustainability of the NHS is reliant on more investment, including in communities, better long-term planning and working with partners in local government for a greater pace of transformational delivery of health and social care that is fit for the 21st century.

The final question is, that motion S5M-19955, in the name of Graeme Dey, on committee membership, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that Daniel Johnson be appointed to replace Monica Lennon as a member of the Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill Committee.