Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd February 2021.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

There is only one question. The question is, that motion—[Interruption.] Ah, sorry—I am going to stop there. I am conscious that some members have already accessed the voting app to vote this afternoon, but some members might not have done so. Before I put the question on the bill—we will have to vote, because it is legislation—I will suspend the meeting for a few moments to make sure that the few members who might not already have accessed the voting app are able to do so.

17:22 Meeting suspended.

17:25 On resuming—

The Presiding Officer:

We are back in session, and we will move straight to the vote on motion S5M-24192, in the name of Paul Wheelhouse, that the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill be agreed to. Members may cast their votes now. This will be a one-minute division.

The vote is now closed. Members should alert me if they had any difficulty in voting. I think that a couple of members who are online had difficulties.

Photo of Rachael Hamilton Rachael Hamilton Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you very much, Ms Hamilton. I will make sure that that vote is added. You voted yes to the bill.

Photo of Claire Baker Claire Baker Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Apologies—I could not connect. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you very much, Ms Baker. You would have voted yes. I will make sure that that vote is added to the voting register.

Photo of Keith Brown Keith Brown Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I could not vote. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you very much, Mr Brown. I will make sure that your yes vote is added to the list.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 119 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S5M-24192, in the name of Paul Wheelhouse, on the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill, is: For 119, Against 0, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Heat Networks (Scotland) Bill be passed.

That concludes decision time. Members who have to leave should please ensure that they follow the one-way systems, wear their masks and follow all the social distancing rules around the building.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 February 2021, as soon as the text is available.