Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 15th September 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are up to eight questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Michael Matheson is agreed to, the other amendments to the same motion will fall, and, if the amendment in the name of Monica Lennon is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Liam McArthur will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-01193.3, in the name of Michael Matheson, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01193, in the name of Liam Kerr, on the future of North Sea oil and gas, 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.

17:50 Meeting suspended.

17:54 On resuming—

I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Michael Matheson is agreed to, the other amendments to the motion will fall.

We move to the vote on amendment S6M-01193.3.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 68 MSPs

No: 55 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on—[

Interruption

.] Members, can I please have silence? Thank you.

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01193.3, in the name of Michael Matheson, is: For 68, Against 55, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The other amendments to the motion are therefore pre-empted.

The next question is, that motion S6M-01193, in the name of Liam Kerr, on the future of North Sea oil and gas, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 66 MSPs

No: 55 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-01193, in the name of Liam Kerr, on the future of North Sea oil and gas, as amended, is: For 68, Against 55, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises how important the oil and gas industry, infrastructure, highly-skilled workforce and supply chain are to Scotland; agrees that countries around the world cannot continue to maximise recovery of hydrocarbons if the aims of the Paris Agreement are to be met; believes that Scotland and the UK cannot ignore the concern that unlimited extraction of fossil fuels is simply incompatible with protecting the planet; understands that the Scottish Government will undertake analysis to understand Scotland’s energy requirements as the country transitions to net-zero in line with the aims of the Paris Agreement; recognises the role that hydrogen, carbon capture, utilisation and storage can play in a just transition, so long as they are not used to justify unsustainable levels of fossil fuel extraction; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to working with communities and those most impacted across Scotland, including the highly-skilled oil and gas workforce, to co-design the Transition Plan for Energy, and to taking forward a 10-year £500 million Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray, and calls on the UK Government to match this investment, as well as reassess all existing licences for undeveloped fossil fuel extraction in light of the climate emergency.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01217.2, in the name of Humza Yousaf, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01217, in the name of Annie Wells, on the return to normal general practitioner services, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 67 MSPs

No: 56 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01217.2, in the name of Humza Yousaf, is: For 67, Against 56, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01217.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01217, in the name of Annie Wells, on the return to normal GP services, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 56 MSPs

No: 65 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01217.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, is: For 56, Against 65, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S6M-01217 in the name of Annie Wells, on the return to normal GP services, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Photo of Angela Constance Angela Constance Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My phone lost its connection during the vote so I was unable to vote, I would have voted for the motion as amended by Humza Yousaf, so that would have been a yes.

The Presiding Officer:

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

I call Collette Stevenson for a point of order. I apologise to Collette Stevenson but, at the moment, we are unable to connect to her.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 89 MSPs

No: 30 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-01217, in the name of Annie Wells, as amended, is: For 89, Against 30, Abstentions 0. [

Interruption

.] I am afraid that the result of the division has been called, Ms Villalba.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises that patients have a right to treatment by GPs, and other appropriate primary care health professionals, such as dentists, nurses, optometrists and pharmacists; appreciates that GPs and primary care staff were asked to change the way that they worked in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic; thanks GPs and primary care staff for keeping practices open and their hard work during the pandemic; recognises that, for many patients, the choice of using ehealth and telehealth solutions to initially contact their GP has been convenient, but that it is not a solution that is appropriate for all; believes that face-to-face consultations will continue to be necessary and that they should be taken forward in line with clinical guidance and in a manner that is as safe as possible as quickly as possible, and welcomes the Scottish Government commitment to work with the Royal College of General Practitioners, British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing and other stakeholders to deliver this.

Colleagues, with regard to the division on motion S6M-01193, in the name of Liam Kerr, as amended, I apologise. I was passed the wrong information on the division on that motion.

The result of the division on motion S6M-01193, in the name of Liam Kerr, as amended, is: For 66, Against 55, Abstentions 0. Nonetheless, the motion, as amended, is agreed to.

I propose to ask a single question on 10 Parliamentary Bureau motions. Does any member object?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

The question is, that motions S6M-01232 to S6M-01240 and S6M-01242, in the name of George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/254) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 14) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/256) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 4) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/261) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 5) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/264) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 6) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/265) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 15) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/275) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel etc.) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/278) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 16) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/290) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees the following parliamentary recess dates under Rule 2.3.1: 12 to 20 February 2022 (inclusive), 2 to 17 April 2022 (inclusive), 2 July to 4 September 2022 (inclusive), 8 to 23 October 2022 (inclusive), 24 December 2022 to 8 January 2023 (inclusive).

That, subject to the Parliament’s agreement to the general principles of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill, the Parliament agrees, for the purposes of further consideration of the Bill, that:

(a) Rules 9.5.3A and 9.5.3B be suspended;

(b) Rule 9.7.8A be varied to replace the word “fourth” with “third”, so that the deadline for lodging revised or supplementary Explanatory Notes will be the third sitting day before the day on which Stage 3 is due to start;

(c) in Rule 9.7.8B, the words “whichever is the earlier of” be suspended;

(d) Rule 9.7.8B(a) be varied to replace the word “tenth” with “second”, so that the deadline for lodging a revised Financial Memorandum will be the second sitting day after the day on which Stage 2 ends;

(e) in Rule 9.7.9(a), the words “whichever is the earlier of” be suspended;

(f) Rule 9.7.9(a)(i) be varied to replace the word “tenth” with “second”, so that the deadline for lodging a revised or supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum will be the second sitting day after the day on which Stage 2 ends;

(g) Rule 9.10.2 be varied, in so far as it applies to an amendment at Stage 2, to replace the word

“fourth”, in both places it occurs, with “third”, so that the deadline for lodging a Stage 2 amendment will be the third sitting day in advance of proceedings; and

(h) Rule 9.10.2A be varied to replace the word "fifth" with "third", so that the deadline for lodging a Stage 3 amendment will be the third sitting day in advance of proceedings.”