Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 9th June 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are six questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S6M-00278.2, in the name of Liam Kerr, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00278, in the name of Michael Matheson, on addressing the climate emergency, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Christine Grahame Christine Grahame Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I tried to vote yes, but the thing—whatever the thing is—had frozen.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Grahame. We will ensure that your vote is recorded.

Photo of Beatrice Wishart Beatrice Wishart Liberal Democrat

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The—[

Inaudible

.]—did not work for me. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Wishart. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 113 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 amendment S6M-00278.2, in the name of Liam Kerr, is: For 113, Against 7, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-00278.1, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00278, in the name of Michael Matheson, on addressing the climate emergency, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-00278.3, in the name of Mark Ruskell, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00278, in the name of Michael Matheson, on addressing the climate emergency, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-00278.4, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00278, in the name of Michael Matheson, on addressing the climate emergency, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. Members should cast their votes now.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Maggie Chapman Maggie Chapman Green

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My vote thing froze. I would have abstained.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 10 MSPs

No: 89 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 21 MSPs

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-00278.4, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, is: For 10, Against 89, Abstentions 21.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S6M-00278, in the name of Michael Matheson, on addressing the climate emergency, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. Members should cast their votes now.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Maggie Chapman Maggie Chapman Green

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I am sorry that everything has frozen. On this final vote, I would have abstained, and, if I can correct the record, my previous vote should have been a yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Chapman. We will record your current vote. We cannot change the vote that has already occurred, but your comment has been recorded.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 113 MSPs

No: 1 MSP

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 6 MSPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-00278, in the name of Michael Matheson, on addressing the climate emergency, as amended, is: For 113, Against 1, Abstentions 6.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that addressing the twin climate and biodiversity crises remains a critical priority; recognises that the Scottish Government will continue to deliver action to support a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring a just transition to net zero and a climate-resilient Scotland; agrees that this must be a shared and national endeavour by all sectors of the economy and society as a whole; commits to working together, as Scotland prepares to welcome the world to Glasgow for COP26 and beyond, to restore nature and become a net zero nation; recognises the importance of Scotland’s energy sector in delivering the transition; welcomes the UK Government’s North Sea Transition Deal; calls on the Scottish Government to work collaboratively and constructively with the sector to support businesses through the transition; agrees that progressing a Circular Economy Bill must be an urgent priority; commends children and young people in Scotland who have raised awareness about these twin crises and campaigned positively for the shift to net zero; supports their calls for the embedment of climate justice education throughout the curriculum as part of learners’ entitlement to Learning for Sustainability; notes the 166 recommendations made by four parliament committees to improve the Climate Change Plan, including necessary changes to land use, transport, energy and housing policy; recognises the need for urgent and transformational change in these sectors to deliver on Scotland’s climate commitments, and calls on the Scottish Government to bring forward a revised Climate Change Plan early in the current parliamentary session, demonstrating a credible pathway to achieving the 2030 target.

I propose to put a single question on the 10 motions on approval of Scottish statutory instruments, unless any member objects.

The final question is, that motions S6M-00298 to S6M-00307, in the name of George Adam, on approval of SSIs, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 9) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/191) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/181) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 20) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/186) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 19) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/180) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/179) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 23) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/209) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/208) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 10) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/204) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 22) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/202) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 21) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/193) be approved.

That concludes decision time. There will be a short pause before we move to members’ business.

18:06 Members' business will be published tomorrow, 10 June, as soon as the text is available.