Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 2nd June 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are seven questions to be put as a result of today’s business.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-00165.4, in the name of Liz Smith, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00165, in the name of Kate Forbes, on economic recovery, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. There will be a short suspension to allow members to access the digital voting system.

17:05 Meeting suspended.

17:10 On resuming—

Members should cast their votes now.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 109 MSPs

No: 6 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-00165.4, in the name of Liz Smith, on economic recovery, is: For 109, Against 6, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-00165.2, in the name of Daniel Johnson, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00165, in the name of Kate Forbes, on economic recovery, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Brian Whittle Brian Whittle Conservative

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

The Presiding Officer:

I will ensure that the clerks record your vote.

Photo of Alex Cole-Hamilton Alex Cole-Hamilton Liberal Democrat

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was not able to log in. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

I will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Natalie Don Natalie Don Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I am having technical issues. I would have voted no and I ask that that be logged.

The Presiding Officer:

That will be done.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 51 MSPs

No: 65 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-00165.2, in the name of Daniel Johnson, on economic recovery, is: For 51, Against 65, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-00165.3, in the name of Lorna Slater, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00165, in the name of Kate Forbes, on economic recovery, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S6M-00165, in the name of Kate Forbes, on economic recovery, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Pam Duncan-Glancy Pam Duncan-Glancy Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app did not work and I would like to register that I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Brian Whittle Brian Whittle Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Once again, my app has frozen. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Kaukab Stewart Kaukab Stewart Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Sorry, but my app did not work. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Sharon Dowey Sharon Dowey Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app did not work either. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

We will ensure that that is recorded.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 111 MSPs

No: 7 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-00165, in the name of Kate Forbes, on economic recovery, as amended, is: For 111, Against 7, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the significant and ongoing impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the Scottish economy; acknowledges the economic and financial hardship faced by businesses, communities and individuals due to efforts to suppress the virus; agrees on the urgent need to create the conditions for a sustainable economic recovery that delivers fairer and greater prosperity in Scotland across all regions and sectors; recognises that a thriving economy, with secure and meaningful employment opportunities, has an impact on long-term health and social outcomes; believes that Scotland's economic recovery must lay the groundwork for a just transition to a net-zero economy; understands the significant opportunities for creating jobs in green sectors such as renewable energy, public transport, energy efficiency and the natural environment; recognises the need for a major increase in public investment in Scotland and across the UK in these sectors to secure a green economic recovery; agrees that economic recovery must be a national endeavour supported by the collective action of public, private and third sectors; recognises the importance of Scotland's energy sector, including the oil and gas industries to the Scottish economy and the over 100,000 jobs that it supports; calls for the Scottish Government to be a partner in the £16 billion North Sea Transition Deal, and further calls for all of Scotland's parties and both the Scottish and UK governments to work together to make rebuilding the Scottish economy the number one priority in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 health pandemic.

The next question is, that motion S6M-00208, in the name of Michael Matheson, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/158) be approved.

The next question is, that motion S6M-00209, in the name of John Swinney, on approval of an SSI, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 18) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/166) be approved.

The final question is, that motion S6M-00207, in the name of John Swinney, on the approval of an SSI, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 18) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/168) be approved.

Meeting closed at 17:26.