Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 21st September 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

The next item of business is decision time. There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-01293.1, in the name of Liam Kerr, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01293, in the name of Michael Matheson, on a net zero nation, 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.

17:31 Meeting suspended.

17:37 On resuming—

Members may cast their votes now.

The vote is closed.

Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Unfortunately, the app did not work on this occasion. I would have voted against the amendment.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Mr Matheson. We will ensure that your vote is recorded.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 50 MSPs

No: 66 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01293.1, in the name of Liam Kerr, is: For 50, Against 66, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01293.3, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01293, in the name of Michael Matheson, on a net zero nation, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 19 MSPs

No: 97 MSPs

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01293.3, in the name of Monica Lennon, is: For 19, Against 97, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S6M-01293, in the name of Michael Matheson, on a net zero nation, is agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Gillian Mackay Gillian Mackay Green

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app looks like it has crashed and I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

I confirm that your vote was recorded.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 88 MSPs

No: 26 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-01293, in the name of Michael Matheson, on a net zero nation, is: For 88, Against 26, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Government must do everything in its power to tackle the escalating climate and nature emergencies and deliver a just transition for all; notes the recent UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report and the need for Scotland to advance determinedly to decarbonise homes, buildings, energy, industry and transport, and to restore, protect and enhance the natural environment and its assets; welcomes, therefore, the Scottish Government’s commitments in this area, which include investing at least £1.8 billion in zero carbon buildings during the current parliamentary session, achieving a 20% reduction in car kilometres by 2030 and setting targets for species protection in a nature recovery bill; agrees that the transition to a low-carbon economy and a climate resilient Scotland requires urgent transformational action and must be done in a fair and just way that leaves no one, and no community, behind, and recognises that there are also significant opportunities for Scotland to lead the way globally in finding solutions.

That concludes decision time.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 22 September 2021, as soon as the text is available.