Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 16th February 2021.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

Before I p ut the first question, I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Donald Cameron is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Monica Lennon will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S5M-24134.4, in the name of Donald Cameron, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

I suspend the meeting to allow members, both in the chamber and externally, to access the voting app.

17:42 Meeting suspended.

17:47 On resuming—

We move straight to the vote. The question is, that amendment S5M-24134.4, in the name of Donald Cameron, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, be agreed to. This will be a one-minute division.

The vote is now closed. If members had any difficulty in voting, they should let me know by raising a point of order.

Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

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

The Presiding Officer:

Mr Ewing would have voted no. I will make sure that your vote is added to the voting register, Mr Ewing.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 28 MSPs

No: 95 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 1 MSP

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S5M-24134.4, in the name of Donald Cameron, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, is: For 28, Against 95, Abstentions 1.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-24134.3, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. This will be a one-minute division.

The vote is now closed. Again, members should let me know if they had any difficulties in exercising their vote.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 30 MSPs

No: 95 MSPs

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S5M-24134.3, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, is: For 30, Against 95, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-24134.2, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. This is a one-minute division. Again, members should let me know if they have any difficulty in voting.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 8 MSPs

No: 117 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S5M-24134.2, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, is: For 8, Against 117, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 68 MSPs

No: 57 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S5M-24134, in the name of Jeane Freeman, on the independent review of adult social care, is: For 68, Against 57, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the Independent Review of Adult Social Care and supports its recommendations, which provide the foundation to enhance adult social care provision across Scotland; expresses thanks to the review’s chair, advisory panel and all the individuals and organisations who shared their views and experiences through the programme of engagement; believes that the incoming parliament should implement these recommendations as quickly as practicable, including scrapping non-residential social care charging; commits to establishing a human rights approach to social care that incorporates equality, individual autonomy and citizenship; recognises the fundamental role of unpaid carers in society and commits to providing them with improved recognition and support; agrees that increased and more effective investment in social care will benefit everyone in Scotland, in terms of economic growth, as well as wellbeing; recognises the critical support provided by the social care workforce on a daily basis and commits to providing improved pay and terms and conditions that reflect the Fair Work principles, and delivered through national bargaining, and commits to establishing a National Care Service in law, on an equal footing with NHS Scotland, to provide national accountability, reduce variability and facilitate improved outcomes for social care users across the nation.

That concludes decision time. I remind members to wear their masks, to observe social distancing and to follow the one-way system when leaving the chamber.

Meeting closed at 17:56.