Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd March 2021.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

There are three questions to be put. Before I put the first question, which is on legislation, I will pause to allow members to refresh the voting app. Members do not have to put the PIN in again, but if they press their refresh buttons, it should come back up with the most recent vote that they took part in today. Members who have not already voted today will need to enter the PIN; hopefully, most members have voted already and just need to refresh the app.

The first question is, that motion S5M-24238, in the name of Andy Wightman, on the European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill at stage 3, be agreed to. As this is legislation, we must all cast a vote. Members should press their voting buttons 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 Jamie Greene Jamie Greene Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Perhaps the office wi-fi has failed us one last time. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

I am sorry, Mr Greene, I did not catch that. Would you have voted yes?

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Greene. I will make sure that your name is added to the voting list.

Photo of Beatrice Wishart Beatrice Wishart Liberal Democrat

On a point of order Presiding Officer. I do not know what happened; there was a hiccup here and I would have voted yes if the system had allowed.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Wishart. I will make sure that your yes vote is also added.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 114 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S5M-24238, in the name of Andy Wightman, is: For 114, Against 0, Abstentions 0.

The motion is agreed to and the European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill is therefore passed. [Applause.]

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

The next question is, that motion S5M-24271, in the name of Neil Bibby, on the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill at stage 3 be agreed to. Members may cast their votes now. This will be a one-minute division.

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

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 111 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S5M-24271, in the name of Neil Bibby, is: For 111, Against 0, Abstentions 0.

The motion is agreed to and the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill is passed. [Applause.]

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Tied Pubs (Scotland) Bill be passed.

The final question is, that motion S5M-24453, in the name of Graeme Dey, on approval of an SSI, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/117) be approved.

That concludes decision time. We will shortly move to members’ business in the name of Jeremy Balfour on the “Stories of Hope” report. We will pause for a few moments to allow some members to leave and others to arrive. I remind members who are leaving the chamber to be careful to observe social distancing rules, follow the one-way systems and wear their masks.

18:30 Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 24 March 2021, as soon as the text is available.