Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 7th October 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-22955.1, in the name of Dean Lockhart, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22955, in the name of Michael Russell, on legislative consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

We will have a short suspension to allow members in the chamber and those who are participating online to access the voting app.

18:20 Meeting suspended.

18:27 On resuming—

We will proceed with the division on amendment S5M-22955.1.

If any member online thinks that their vote has not been registered, they should raise a point of order, please.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Ewing. That is noted. I will instruct the clerks to make sure that your vote is added to the division list before we call the result.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 28 MSPs

No: 90 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 28, Against 90, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-22955, in the name of Michael Russell, as amended—

Members:

Oh!

The Presiding Officer:

Sorry—not as amended. It is unamended. The question is, that motion S5M-22955, in the name of Michael Russell, on legislative consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Photo of Margaret Mitchell Margaret Mitchell Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer, I was not able to vote. I vote no.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you very much, Ms Mitchell. That is noted. I will instruct the clerks to ensure that your vote is added to the division list.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 90 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 90, Against 28, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees not to consent to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, as it reduces and constrains the competence of the Scottish Parliament and breaches international law.

I propose to ask a single question on eight Parliamentary Bureau motions unless there are any objections.

As there are no objections, the question is, that motions S5M-22965, S5M-22966, S5M-22967, S5M-22968, S5M-22969, S5M-22971, S5M-22972 and S5M-22973, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament from 2.00pm to 4.30pm on both Wednesday 28 October and Wednesday 4 November 2020 for the purpose of considering and agreeing its report on its inquiry into construction and procurement of ferry vessels in Scotland.

That the Parliament agrees that the Education and Skills Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health and Sport Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the University of St Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill.

That the Parliament agrees that the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber (Procedure and Composition) Amendment Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Child Payment Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Insolvency Act 1986 (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

That concludes decision time.

I encourage members to be very careful to observe social distancing in leaving the chamber and, in particular, in the one-way system in the corridors outside.

There will be a short pause before we move on to members’ business.