Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 28th October 2021.

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There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S6M-01803.2, in the name of Murdo Fraser, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01803, in the name of John Swinney, on the Covid recovery strategy, 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.

17:05 Meeting suspended.

17:11 On resuming—

We come to the division on Murdo Fraser’s amendment S6M-01803.2. Members should cast their votes now.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 31 MSPs

No: 65 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 18 MSPs

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01803.2, in the name of Murdo Fraser, is: For 31, Against 65, Abstentions 18.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-01803.1, in the name of Daniel Johnson, which seeks to amend motion S6M-01803, in the name of John Swinney, on the Covid recovery strategy, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 18 MSPs

No: 93 MSPs

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 4 MSPs

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-01803.1, in the name of Daniel Johnson, is: For 18, Against 93, Abstentions 4.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S6M-01803, in the name of John Swinney, on the Covid recovery strategy, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 85 MSPs

No: 28 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-01803, in the name of John Swinney, on the Covid recovery strategy, is: For 85, Against 28, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Covid Recovery Strategy, published on 5 October 2021, which sets out the Scottish Government’s ambitious vision for a green recovery and details the actions that will be taken in partnership with local government, business organisations, the third sector and others across Scotland to address systemic inequalities made worse during the pandemic, make progress towards a wellbeing economy, and accelerate inclusive person-centred public services by focusing on improving financial security for low-income households, supporting the wellbeing of children and young people, and creating good, green jobs and fair work.

The final question is, that motion S6M-01848, in the name of George Adam, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Operator Liability) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/322) be approved.

That concludes decision time.

Meeting closed at 17:19.