Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 1st September 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is that amendment S6M-00990.2, in the name of Rachael Hamilton, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00990, in the name of Mairi Gougeon, on supporting success in food and drink in Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. There will now be a short technical suspension.

18:04 Meeting suspended.

18:08 On resuming—

We move to the vote on amendment S6M-00990.2, in the name of Rachael Hamilton.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 28 MSPs

No: 93 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-00990.2, in the name of Rachael Hamilton, on food and drink, is: For 28, Against 93, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-00990.1, in the name of Colin Smyth, which seeks to amend motion S6M-00990, in the name of Mairi Gougeon, on supporting success in food and drink in Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Karen Adam Karen Adam Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My screen froze. I am not sure whether my vote was recorded.

The Presiding Officer:

It was not recorded, Ms Adam. How would you like to vote?

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 25 MSPs

No: 96 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S5M-00990.1, in the name of Colin Smyth, on food and drink, is: For 25, Against 96, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-00990, in the name of Mairi Gougeon, on supporting success in food and drink in Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is closed.

Photo of Ariane Burgess Ariane Burgess Green

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My screen would not refresh and I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will record your vote, Ms Burgess.

Photo of Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I had the same issue. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Kaukab Stewart Kaukab Stewart Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I could not get my app to work. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 92 MSPs

No: 29 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-00990, in the name of Mairi Gougeon, on food and drink, is: For 92, Against 29, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament, in advance of Food and Drink Fortnight, acknowledges the significant contribution that food and drink make to Scotland’s economy, society and reputation; notes the resilience shown by all of Scotland’s food producers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and thanks everyone involved in food and drink in Scotland for helping to keep food on the table through these challenging times; laments that the sub-standard Brexit deal, secured by the UK Government, is harming food and drink businesses, slowing and making exports harder, has raised their costs and bureaucracy, is causing problems for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff, and is now resulting in concerns about food supplies; welcomes the economic and environmental opportunities for low-carbon, sustainable and organic food production, which can be created by encouraging public kitchens to source more local food; recognises that the Scottish Government is consulting on a draft Local Food Strategy and encourages everyone to take part, and resolves to continue supporting the sector with legislation to grow as a Good Food Nation, where people take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food that they produce, buy, cook, serve and eat each day, and include a right to adequate food as part of wider work to give effect to international human rights law in Scots law.

I propose to put a single question on two Parliamentary Bureau motions, unless any member objects.

The final question is, that motions S6M-01001 and S6M-01002, in the name of George Adam, on the designation of lead committees, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Economy and Fair Work Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the legislative consent memorandum in relation to the Professional Qualifications Bill (UK Legislation).

That the Parliament agrees that the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the legislative consent memorandum in relation to the Environment Bill (UK Legislation).

That concludes decision time.