Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 24th November 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

There are two questions to be put at decision time. The first question is, that motion S5M-23342, in the name of Lewis Macdonald, on supply and demand for medicines, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Health and Sport Committee’s 6th Report 2019 (Session 5),

Supply and demand for medicines

(SP Paper 774).

The Presiding Officer:

The next question is on a bill, so there will be a vote. I will suspend the meeting for a few minutes to allow all members, both in the chamber and online, to access the voting app.

17:59 Meeting suspended.

18:03 On resuming—

Colleagues, we will move straight to the vote. The question is, that motion S5M-23328, in the name of Monica Lennon, on the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill at stage 3, be agreed to. Members may vote now. This will be a one-minute division.

The vote is now closed. If any member had any difficulty in voting they should indicate that with a point of order made here in the chamber or in the online chat function.

Photo of Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted for the motion to pass the bill.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Johnson. I note that you would have voted in favour of the bill; your name will be added to the voting roll.

Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted for the bill. I did not get the pin number.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Ewing. I note that you would have voted for the motion.

Photo of Clare Adamson Clare Adamson Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I am afraid that I had problems with BlueJeans again. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Adamson. You would have voted yes—and we all heard the dog in the background. Your name will be added to the voting roll.

I confirm that Fergus Ewing’s name will also be added to the voting roll.

Photo of Maurice Corry Maurice Corry Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I, too, did not get the pin number. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Corry. That is noted. You would have voted yes and your name will be added to the voting roll. Thank you for that confirmation.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 121 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S5M-23328, in the name of Monica Lennon, on the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill at stage 3 is: For 121, Against 0, Abstentions 0.

The motion is agreed to and the bill is passed. [

Applause

.]

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

That concludes decision time. We will move shortly to members’ business in the name of Rona Mackay. I encourage all members who are leaving the chamber to do so carefully, to observe social distancing, to wear their masks and to follow the one-way system that is in operation around the chamber.

18:10 Members' business will be published tomorrow, 25 November 2020, as soon as the text is available.