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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S5M-21170, in the name of Ben Macpherson, on the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 88 MSPs

No: 23 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 88, Against 23, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

The next question is, that motion S5M-21174, in the name of Humza Yousaf, on the

Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill at stage 3, be agreed to.

Because the question is on a bill at stage 3, we must have a division. Members should cast their votes now.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 110 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 110, Against 0, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill be passed.

The motion has been agreed to, therefore the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Bill is passed. [

Applause

.]

The final question is, that motion S5M-21153, in the name of Bill Bowman, on the appointment of the Auditor General for Scotland, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament nominates Stephen Boyle to Her Majesty The Queen, for appointment as the Auditor General for Scotland.

I offer my congratulations to Mr Boyle on his nomination. [

Applause

.]