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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 4th December 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-20110.1, in the name of Jeremy Balfour, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20110, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on achieving a fairer Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 18 MSPs

No: 74 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 18, Against 74, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20110.3, in the name of Pauline McNeill, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20110, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on achieving a fairer Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 70 MSPs

No: 21 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 70, Against 21, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20110.2, in the name of Alison Johnstone, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20110, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on achieving a fairer Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 23 MSPs

No: 69 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 23, Against 69, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-20110, in the name of Aileen Campbell, on achieving a fairer Scotland, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 70 MSPs

No: 22 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 70, Against 22, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Fairer Scotland Action Plan, Shifting the Curve and the Life Chances of Young People in Scotland, Progress Report 2019; notes the steps being taken towards achieving a fairer and more prosperous Scotland, including the commitment to introduce the Scottish Child Payment, which is a brand new benefit to tackle child poverty head on; further notes the 2018 annual report on Welfare Reform’s estimate that UK Government social security spending will reduce by up to £3.7 billion in Scotland by 2020-21; acknowledges the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights 2019 report, which stated that the UK Government’s austerity cuts and welfare reforms are a key driver of serious hardship, increased food bank use and homelessness; regrets the rise in poverty in Scotland and believes that more ambition is required across government to tackle inequality and improve people’s quality of life; calls on the Scottish Government to address the barriers to benefit uptake and reduce housing costs; agrees that universal credit, the two-child cap and pernicious UK welfare reforms must be scrapped, and believes that tackling the climate emergency must be done in a fair way, recognising the growing inequalities and insecurities facing people across Scotland.

The final question is, that motions S5M-20121 to S5M-20124, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health and Sport Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Forensic Medical Services (Victims of Sexual Offences) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

That the Parliament agrees that the review to be carried out under section 50 of the Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 be referred to the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that the Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.