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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

I remind members that if the amendment in the name of Kate Forbes is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Rhoda Grant will fall.

The first question is, that motion S5M-20716.4, in the name of Kate Forbes, which seeks to amend motion S5M-20716, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on no case for tax increases or further cuts to public spending, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 58 MSPs

No: 57 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 58, Against 57, Abstentions 1.

Amendment agreed to.

The amendment in the name of Rhoda Grant therefore falls. The next question is, that motion S5M-20716, in the name of Murdo Fraser, on no case for tax increases or further cuts to public spending, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 58 MSPs

No: 38 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 20 MSPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 58, Against 38, Abstentions 20.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament notes that the Scottish Conservative Party’s proposals for additional resource spending and tax cuts would cost almost £1.5 billion; further notes that the UK Government has indicated that the Scottish resource budget will increase by £1.1 billion; recognises that £1.5 billion is greater than £1.1 billion; considers this proposal to lack credibility, and recognises that the Scottish Government will present a balanced budget on 6 February that prioritises wellbeing, tackling climate change, reducing child poverty and boosting sustainable economic growth.

The next question is, that motion S5M-20705, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill at stage 3, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 78 MSPs

No: 32 MSPs

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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 78, Against 32, Abstentions 6.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill be passed.

I propose to ask a single question on the five Parliamentary Bureau motions. If any member objects, please say so now. No member objects, therefore the question is, that motions S5M-20733 to S5M-20737, 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 legislative consent memorandum in relation to the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill (UK Legislation).

That the Parliament agrees that Sarah Boyack be appointed to replace Rhoda Grant as the Scottish Labour Party substitute on the Finance and Constitution Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Relevant Adjustments to Common Parts (Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that Beatrice Wishart be appointed to replace Mike Rumbles as a member of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee.

That concludes decision time.