Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 16th September 2020.

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Photo of Linda Fabiani Linda Fabiani Scottish National Party

There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Michael Matheson is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Graham Simpson will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S5M-22711.3, in the name of Michael Matheson, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22711, in the name of Colin Smyth, on sustainable aviation beyond Covid-19, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

I suspend proceedings for a short break, to allow members to access the digital voting system.

17:14 Meeting suspended.

17:24 On resuming—

We come to the division on amendment S5M-22711.3, in the name of Michael Matheson, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22711, in the name of Colin Smyth, on sustainable aviation beyond Covid-19.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 54 MSPs

No: 60 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 54, Against 60, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-22711.1, in the name of Graham Simpson, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22711, in the name of Colin Smyth, on sustainable aviation beyond Covid-19, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

When we have a pause at this point, it is generally to ensure that members have been able to vote and can raise points of order accordingly. I have a point of order from Elaine Smith.

Photo of Elaine Smith Elaine Smith Labour

Thank you, Presiding Officer, I—

[Temporary loss of sound.]

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

I am afraid that Ms Smith’s connection has dropped out. I understand that she wished to raise a point of order to say that she had voted no. However, without her doing that, I cannot include her vote.

She has now come back.

Photo of Elaine Smith Elaine Smith Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I wish to vote no.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 29 MSPs

No: 86 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S5M-22711.2, in the name of Patrick Harvie, is: For 29—[

Interruption

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You can have confidence in the voting system, but perhaps not in the Deputy Presiding Officer. T hey do not even look similar.

The result of the division on amendment S5M-22711.1, in the name of Graham Simpson, is: For 29; Against 86; Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-22711.2, in the name of Patrick Harvie, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22711, in the name of Colin Smyth, on sustainable aviation beyond Covid-19, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Photo of Alex Cole-Hamilton Alex Cole-Hamilton Liberal Democrat

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I tried to vote but was unable to. I would have voted no.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

That is noted—thank you, Mr Cole-Hamilton.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

Thank you, that is noted, Ms Smith.

Photo of Maree Todd Maree Todd Scottish National Party

I also had no opportunity to vote. I wish to vote no.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

That is also noted. The clerks have been directed to record those votes, which will be included in what I read to the chamber.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 6 MSPs

No: 109 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 6, Against 109, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-22711, in the name of Colin Smyth, on sustainable aviation beyond Covid-19, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 54 MSPs

No: 61 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 54, Against 61, Abstentions 0.

Motion disagreed to.

I propose to ask a single question on the two Parliamentary Bureau motions.

The question is, that motions S5M-22728 and S5M-22729, 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 Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/252) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that—

Stuart McMillan be appointed to replace Stewart Stevenson as a member of the COVID-19 Committee;

Mark Ruskell be appointed to replace Ross Greer as a member of the COVID-19 Committee;

Stewart Stevenson be appointed to replace Stuart McMillan as a member of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee; and

Patrick Harvie be appointed to replace Mark Ruskell as a member of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

That concludes decision time. I ask members who are leaving the chamber to do so quietly and to observe social distancing.

17:39 Members' business will be published tomorrow, 17/09/20, as soon as the text is available.