Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 24th June 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S6M-00479, in the name of John Swinney, on the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

We will have a short suspension to allow members to access the digital voting system.

17:13 Meeting suspended.

17:18 On resuming—

We will move to the division in a moment. We are having a slight issue with sound for members using BlueJeans.

17:19 Meeting suspended.

17:22 On resuming—

We move to the division on motion S6M-00479, in the name of John Swinney, on the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill. Members should cast their votes now.

Photo of Douglas Lumsden Douglas Lumsden Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. —[

Inaudible.

]—was not working, but I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will record that, Mr Lumsden.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 90 MSPs

No: 32 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 90, Against 32, Abstentions 0.

Therefore, the motion is agreed to and the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill is passed.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Coronavirus (Extension and Expiry) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

The second question is, that motion S6M-00505, in the name of Maggie Chapman, on appointments to the Scottish Commission for Public Audit, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body’s proposal to appoint Daniel Johnson, Colin Beattie, Sharon Dowey and Mark Ruskell to be members of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.

The final question is, that motion S6M-00492, in the name of George Adam, on the designation of a lead committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Social Justice and Social Security Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

That concludes decision time. I hope that colleagues have the opportunity to have a short break during recess, and I hope that all Parliament staff have such an opportunity, too. Have a safe recess.

Meeting closed at 17:26.