Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 25th February 2021.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-24224.1, in the name of Murdo Fraser, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24224, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. Members may cast their votes now. This is a one-minute division.

The vote is now closed. Please let me know if you were not able to vote.

Photo of Donald Cameron Donald Cameron Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to vote. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Cameron. I will make sure that your vote is added to the voting roll.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 53 MSPs

No: 62 MSPs

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Abstained: 10 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S5M-24224.1, in the name of Murdo Fraser, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24224, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill, is: For 53, Against 62, Abstentions 10.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-24224.2, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24224, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 22 MSPs

No: 60 MSPs

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Abstained: 41 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S5M-24224.2, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S5M-24224, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill, is: For 22, Against 60, Abstentions 41.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-24224, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill at stage 1, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed. Members should let me know if they were unable to vote.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 88 MSPs

No: 31 MSPs

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Abstained: 5 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S5M-24224, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the Budget (Scotland) (No 5) Bill at stage 1 is: For 88, Against 31, Abstentions 5.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Budget (Scotland) (No.5) Bill.

The next question is, that motion S5M-24223, in the name of Kate Forbes, on an appointment to the Scottish Fiscal Commission, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees with the recommendation of the Scottish Government and the Finance and Constitution Committee that Professor Alasdair Smith be reappointed to the Scottish Fiscal Commission.

The final question is, that motion S5M-24236, in the name of Graeme Dey, on a stage 2 extension and suspension of standing orders, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that—

(a) consideration of the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill at stage 2 be completed by 5 March 2021;

(b) under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament, during Members’ Business on Tuesday 2 March 2021, for the purpose of considering the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill at stage 2;

(c) for the purposes of consideration of the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill at stage 2, the second sentence of Rule 9.10.2 of Standing Orders is suspended.

That concludes decision time.

Meeting closed at 18:16.