Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 9th September 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Douglas Ross is agreed to, the other amendments will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-01123.2, in the name of Douglas Ross, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01123, in the name of John Swinney, on a Covid-19 vaccine certification scheme, 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.

17:35 Meeting suspended.

17:40 On resuming—

Members may cast their votes now.

The vote is closed. If any member had difficulty in voting, they should let me know.

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

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My internet crashed, but I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Cole-Hamilton. We will ensure that your vote is recorded.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 55 MSPs

No: 68 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01123.2, in the name of Douglas Ross, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01123, in the name of John Swinney, on a Covid-19 vaccine certification scheme, is: For 55, Against 68, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01123.3, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01123, in the name of John Swinney, on a Covid-19 vaccine certification scheme, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 55 MSPs

No: 68 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 55, Against 68, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01123.1, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01123, in the name of John Swinney, on a Covid-19 vaccine certification scheme, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is closed.

Photo of Maggie Chapman Maggie Chapman Green

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. It seems that Alex Cole-Hamilton has infected this little area of the chamber and I have no internet connection either. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Chapman. Your vote will be recorded.

Photo of Richard Leonard Richard Leonard Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I, too, was disconnected. If I had been able to vote, I would have abstained.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Leonard. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 33 MSPs

No: 68 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 22 MSPs

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01123.1, in the name of Alex Cole-Hamilton, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01123, in the name of John Swinney, on a Covid-19 vaccine certification scheme, is: For 33, Against 68, Abstentions 22.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S6M-01123, in the name of John Swinney, on a Covid-19 vaccine certification scheme, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 68 MSPs

No: 55 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 68, Against 55, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament commends the extraordinary effort of vaccination teams throughout Scotland, which means that, as of 6 September 2021, 84% of eligible over 18-year-olds were double-vaccinated against COVID-19; recognises that case numbers remain stubbornly high and that action is needed from all sectors to ensure that baseline COVID measures are rigorously implemented; acknowledges that a number of other countries have introduced COVID certification schemes and that the UK Government has plans to introduce a vaccine certification scheme in England; believes that, in line with the Scottish Government’s strategic intent, a COVID Vaccine Certification scheme can provide a targeted means to maximise Scotland's ability to keep certain higher risk settings open, while reducing the impact of transmission and encouraging the remaining sections of the population to get vaccinated; supports the implementation of a COVID Vaccine Certification scheme; agrees that the scheme will apply to nightclubs, sexual entertainment venues, indoor unseated live events with 500 or more attendees, outdoor unseated live events with 4,000 or more attendees and all events with 10,000 or more attendees; notes that measures are being taken to ensure digital inclusivity and to ensure that disabled people are not disproportionately impacted, and agrees that this scheme will be kept under regular review.

The final question is, that motion S

6M-01163, in the name of George Adam, on approval of an SSI, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 13) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/237) be approved.

Meeting closed at 17:52.