Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 26th 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. The first question is, that amendment S6M-01761.2, in the name of Sue Webber, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01761, in the name of Angela Constance, on a person-centred approach to mental health and substance use, 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.

18:18 Meeting suspended.

18:25 On resuming—

We come to the division on Sue Webber’s amendment S6M-01761.2. Members should cast their votes now.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Graeme Dey Graeme Dey Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I apologise, but I was kicked off the app. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I had technical problems. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

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

The Minister for Community Safety (Ash Regan):

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 29 MSPs

No: 65 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 20 MSPs

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the vote on amendment S6M-01761.2, in the name of Sue Webber, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01761, in the name of Angela Constance, on a person-centred approach to mental health and substance use, is: For: 29, Against 65, Abstentions 20.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01761.3, in the name of Claire Baker, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01761, in the name of Angela Constance, on a person-centred approach to mental health and substance use, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. Members should cast their votes now.

Kenneth Gibson has a point of order. I am sorry—we cannot hear you, Mr Gibson. Could members please put their cards in when speaking?

Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

I apologise, Presiding Officer. On a point of order, I was unable to get into the app on time. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Photo of Miles Briggs Miles Briggs Conservative

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

The Presiding Officer:

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

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 49 MSPs

No: 65 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01761.3, in the name of Claire Baker, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01761, in the name of Angela Constance, on a person-centred approach to mental health and substance use, is: For 49, Against 65, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S6M-01761, in the name of Angela Constance, on a person-centred approach to mental health and substance use, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises the importance of ensuring a person-centred approach to supporting those with substance use and mental health needs; welcomes the investment of £250 million into the national drug mission and the £120 million Mental Health Recovery and Renewal Fund; supports the development of better working links between mental health and substance use services; recognises the need to embed cultural change to address stigma and include a trauma-informed approach; considers that treatment and assistance should be offered from the first point of contact and consistently throughout each person’s journey; notes that, when required, outreach services are available to support people to stay in treatment and that services are designed to ensure that this can happen, and recognises that people may also experience multiple and severe disadvantages, such as homelessness and poverty, which require substance use and mental health services to engage other services.

That concludes decision time.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 27 October 2021, as soon as the text is available.