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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-20625.2, in the name of Liz Smith, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20625, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on recognising Scotland in Europe, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 54 MSPs

No: 63 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 1 MSP

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 54, Against 63, Abstentions 1.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20625.1, in the name of Claire Baker, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20625, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on recognising Scotland in Europe, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 54 MSPs

No: 63 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 1 MSP

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 54, Against 63, Abstentions 1.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-20625, in the name of Fiona Hyslop, on recognising Scotland in Europe, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 63 MSPs

No: 54 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 1 MSP

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 63, Against 54, Abstentions 1.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes that the European flag has been flown at Holyrood since 2004 as a symbol of membership of the family of European nations; recognises that Scotland and the UK will continue to be represented within the Council of Europe, and that the UK’s exit from the European Union will not change this; notes that the European flag was originally the flag of the Council of Europe and affirms Scotland’s commitment to the aims of the Council of Europe to build peace and prosperity together, while respecting common values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law and diversity; recognises the importance of continuing to fly the European flag as a sign of support and solidarity with those EU nationals who have made Scotland their home, and directs the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to ensure that the European flag continues to fly daily at the Parliament building.

The Parliament has resolved to direct the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body to continue to fly the European flag daily from Holyrood, and I can confirm that the SPCB will amend its flag-flying policy with immediate effect.

As we move to the next vote, I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Jackson Carlaw is agreed to, the amendments in the names of Richard Leonard and Willie Rennie will fall.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20615.1, in the name of Jackson Carlaw, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20615, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on Scotland’s future, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 27 MSPs

No: 91 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 27, Against 91, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20615.3, in the name of Richard Leonard, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20615, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on Scotland’s future, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 22 MSPs

No: 96 MSPs

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 22, Against 96, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-20615.2, in the name of Willie Rennie, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20615, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on Scotland’s future, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 6 Decision Time

Aye: 52 MSPs

No: 65 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 52, Against 65, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-20615, in the name of Nicola Sturgeon, on Scotland’s future, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 7 Decision Time

Aye: 64 MSPs

No: 54 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 64, Against 54, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the sovereign right of the people of Scotland to determine the form of government best suited to their needs; agrees with the cross-party Smith Commission report published after the 2014 referendum and backed by the UK Government that “nothing in this report prevents Scotland becoming an independent country in the future should the people of Scotland so choose”; recognises that there has been a material change in circumstances since 2014 and that a referendum should be held so that the people of Scotland can decide whether they wish it to become an independent country, and calls on the UK Government to reach an agreement with the Scottish Government on such a referendum taking place on a date and in a manner determined by the Scottish Parliament, which the Scottish Government proposes should take place in 2020.