Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 5th October 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. I remind members that if the amendment in the name of Donald Cameron is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Monica Lennon will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-01512.1, in the name of Donald Cameron, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01512, in the name of Michael Matheson, on legislative consent to the Environment Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

There will be a short suspension to allow members to access the digital voting system.

17:05 Meeting suspended.

17:11 On resuming—

Members may vote now.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 27 MSPs

No: 92 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01512.1, in the name of Donald Cameron, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01512, in the name of Michael Matheson, on legislative consent to the Environment Bill, is: For 27, Against 92, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01512.2, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01512, in the name of Michael Matheson, on legislative consent to the Environment Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 26 MSPs

No: 92 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01512.2, in the name of Monica Lennon, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01512, in the name of Michael Matheson, on legislative consent to the Environment Bill, is: For 26, Against 92, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S6M-01512, in the name of Michael Matheson, on legislative consent to the Environment Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 66 MSPs

No: 30 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 23 MSPs

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-01512, in the name of Michael Matheson, on legislative consent to the Environment Bill, is: For 66, Against 30, Abstentions 23.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the supplementary legislative consent memorandum on the UK Environment Bill lodged by the Scottish Government on 9 July 2021, and the report of the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee of 29 September 2021; calls on the UK Government to respect the devolved powers of the Scottish Parliament with respect to measures with an environmental purpose in Scotland; further calls on the UK Government to amend clause 119 (formerly 107) to adequately reflect the devolved purpose of these regulations, and calls on the UK Government to remove clause 20(4) – (6), as it is inappropriate for the UK Government to seek to impose its own environmental principles on UK ministers for decisions with respect to Scotland.

That concludes decision time.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 6 October 2021, as soon as the text is available.