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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 27th November 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-20035.4, in the name of Jeane Freeman, which seeks to amend S5M-20035, in the name of Willie Rennie, on mental health, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 60 MSPs

No: 44 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 60, Against 44, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20035.2, in the name of Annie Wells, which seeks to amend S5M-20035, in the name of Willie Rennie, on mental health, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 44 MSPs

No: 60 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 44, Against 60, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20035.1, in the name of Mary Fee, which seeks to amend S5M-20035, in the name of Willie Rennie, on mental health, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-20035, in the name of Willie Rennie, on mental health, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 66 MSPs

No: 38 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 66, Against 38, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises that mental health and physical health must be treated with parity of esteem; further recognises that there is increased demand for mental health services as stigma has thankfully diminished; believes that this requires the creation of new services to both meet mental health service provision and empower prevention activities that support broader mental wellbeing; recognises the commitment and contribution of those working across Scotland to improve services, implement change and ensure that mental health is given the focus that it rightly deserves; commends the vital role of police officers and staff in keeping communities safe and supports initiatives being undertaken by Police Scotland to create a safe, positive and healthy working environment; further supports the Lifelines project, which works with blue light services to provide trauma support; welcomes that £60 million of investment in additional school counselling services across all of Scotland that is being taken forward in partnership with local government; notes that recruitment, through integration joint boards, is on track for 800 dedicated mental health professionals in a range of key settings, including A&E departments, GP practices, police stations and prisons; further notes the steps outlined in the second annual report on the implementation of the Mental Health Strategy, but seeks greater pace in addressing the recommendations of the audit of rejected referrals and the report by the Youth Commission on Mental Health Services; believes that the mental wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable people in society has been negatively impacted by a series of welfare cuts by the UK Government, starting with the Welfare Reform Act 2012, and continuing right up to this year with the changes to Pension Credit; further believes it is clear that Scotland’s example should be followed and that future UK Government social security policies must deliver the same standards of dignity, respect and fairness as Scotland’s policies; regrets the increase in the number of deaths by suicide, including among young people aged under 25; notes with concern the ongoing long waiting times for access to CAMHS and the lack of support for patients moving between CAMHS and adult services; maintains that reform is needed in specialist mental health services for young people, and believes that investment is needed to transform crisis support, improve early intervention and ensure a joined-up approach is achieved across services, particularly over the festive period.

I propose to ask a single question on the three Parliamentary Bureau motions. The question is, that motions S5M-20052 to S5M-20054, 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 Services Reform (The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman) (Healthcare Whistleblowing) Order 2020 - Statement of Principles be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Official Statistics (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Public Services Reform (The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman) (Healthcare Whistleblowing) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

That concludes decision time.