Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd June 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are two questions to be put as a result of today’s business. We will have a short technical break. I ask members to refresh their screens.

The first question is, that motion S6M-00446, in the name of John Swinney, on the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. We will suspend briefly.

19:01 Meeting suspended.

19:04 On resuming—

The question is, that motion S6M-00446, in the name of John Swinney, on the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1 be agreed to. Members should cast their votes now.

Colleagues, please bear with us; we believe that there is a technical issue with the sound on BlueJeans.

I am pleased to report that colleagues can now hear sound on BlueJeans, but due to that technical issue we will rerun the vote.

The vote is now closed.

If any member believes that they have had an issue and would like to raise a point of order, please let us know.

Photo of Michelle Thomson Michelle Thomson Scottish National Party

[Inaudible.]—and would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that vote is recorded.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 92 MSPs

No: 27 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the vote on motion S6M-00446, in the name of John Swinney, on the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1, is: For 92, Against 27, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill.

The final question is, that motion S6M-00443, in the name of Kate Forbes, on the financial resolution for the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3A of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act.