Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 17th November 2021.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are six questions to be put as a result of today’s business.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-02138.2, in the name of Graeme Dey, which seeks to amend motion S6M-02138, in the name of Graham Simpson, on delivering promised road infrastructure across Scotland, 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.

17:45 Meeting suspended.

17:50 On resuming—

We come to the division on amendment S6M-02138.2, in the name of Graeme Dey. Members should cast their votes now.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 86 MSPs

No: 32 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-02138.2, in the name of Graeme Dey, is: For 86, Against 32, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-02138.1, in the name of Neil Bibby, which seeks to amend motion S6M-02138, in the name of Graham Simpson, on delivering promised road infrastructure across Scotland, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 23 MSPs

No: 95 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-02138.1, in the name of Neil Bibby, is: For 23, Against 95, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that motion S6M-02138, in the name of Graham Simpson, on delivering promised road infrastructure across Scotland, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 90 MSPs

No: 28 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-02138, in the name of Graham Simpson, on delivering promised road infrastructure across Scotland, as amended, is: For 90, Against 28, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises that, in the face of the climate emergency and the imperative to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as a nation, there is a need to encourage more people to use more sustainable travel options and reduce their car use; acknowledges the need to shift away from spending money on new road projects that encourage more people to drive, and instead focus resource on maintaining roads and improving safety; agrees that people need a realistic and affordable alternative in public transport and active travel, and notes that the Scottish Government will set out its plans for future investment in Scotland's transport network in the second Strategic Transport Projects Review.

The next question is, that motion S6M-02139.2, in the name of Humza Yousaf, which seeks to amend motion S6M-02139, in the name of Sandesh Gulhane, on removing the cap on funded places for front-line medical students, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 67 MSPs

No: 51 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-02139.2, in the name of Humza Yousaf, is: For 67, Against 51, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-02139.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, which seeks to amend motion S6M-02139, in the name of Sandesh Gulhane, on removing the cap on funded places for front-line medical students, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 51 MSPs

No: 67 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-02139.1, in the name of Jackie Baillie, is: For 51, Against 67, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S6M-02139, in the name of Sandesh Gulhane, on removing the cap on funded places for front-line medical students, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Rhoda Grant Rhoda Grant Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app did not work. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Photo of Michelle Thomson Michelle Thomson Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My application failed. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Photo of Pauline McNeill Pauline McNeill Labour

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app also failed. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Division number 6 Decision Time

Aye: 67 MSPs

No: 50 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-02139, in the name of Sandesh Gulhane, on removing the cap on funded places for front-line medical students, as amended, is: For 67, Against 50, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the sustained increases in medical undergraduate places at Scottish universities; notes that the level of new domestic training places for medicine is proportionately higher in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK; further notes that, this year, the Scottish Government fully funded all places for Scottish domiciled students holding an offer from a Scottish medical school, where they met the terms of their conditional offer; recognises that the Programme for Government sets out steps to substantially increase training places further; believes that widening access to medicine is essential, and supports doubling the number of widening access places to help create a more diverse medical workforce.

That concludes decision time.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 18 November 2021, as soon as the text is available.