Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-22731.2, in the name of Maurice Golden, which seeks to amend motion 22731, in the name of Jamie Hepburn, on employment support, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

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

17:11 Meeting suspended.

17:18 On resuming—

Thank you, colleagues. Broadcasting is now back on and we will resume proceedings.

We believe that all members who are online or in the chamber are now on board in the voting system, so we will proceed with the division on amendment S5M-22731.2. Members should cast their votes now. This is a one-minute division.

Any member in the chamber or online who thinks that their vote was not acknowledged should raise a point of order.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 29 MSPs

No: 88 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 29, Against 88, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-22731.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend the motion in the name of Jamie Hepburn, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-22731, in the name of Jamie Hepburn, on employment support, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

If any member does not think that their vote was recorded, either here in the chamber or online, I ask them to make a point of order, please.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 89 MSPs

No: 28 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 89, Against 28, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament believes that the UK Government’s furlough scheme should be extended to provide support and certainty to employers and workers in Scotland for as long as public health restrictions are required to control the spread of COVID-19, recognising that there are specific sectors that will be affected for a longer period; calls on the Scottish Government to act quickly to put in place a range of measures to support employment that are coherent and targeted at businesses at risk and those who find themselves out of work, in particular young people, women, disabled people and ethnic minorities; recognises the existing fragility and inequality in Scotland’s labour market, and calls on the Scottish Government to produce an industrial strategy that lays out increased investment in housebuilding, green energy and transport, to put Scotland back on track and ensure fairer, greener and sustainable jobs for all.

The final question is, that motion S5M-22737, in the name of Graeme Dey, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Aberdeen City) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/253) be approved.

Meeting closed at 17:24.