Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 8th June 2022.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Kate Forbes is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Paul Sweeney will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-04815.3, in the name of Kate Forbes, which seeks to amend motion S6M-04815, in the name of Liz Smith, on economic priorities, 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.

17:26 Meeting suspended.

17:32 On resuming—

We come to the division on amendment S6M-04815.3, in the name of Kate Forbes.

Members should cast their votes now.

The vote is closed.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that vote is recorded.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 67 MSPs

No: 55 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-04815.3, in the name of Kate Forbes, is: For 67, Against 55, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The amendment in the name of Paul Sweeney falls.

The next question is, that motion S6M-04815, in the name of Liz Smith, on economic priorities, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

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

The vote is closed.

Photo of Colin Smyth Colin Smyth Labour

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

The Presiding Officer:

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

Photo of Pam Duncan-Glancy Pam Duncan-Glancy Labour

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

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Duncan-Glancy. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Kaukab Stewart Kaukab Stewart Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app says that I have not voted, and I would have voted yes.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 67 MSPs

No: 53 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 1 MSP

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-04815, in the name of Liz Smith, on economic priorities, as amended, is: For 67, Against 53, Abstentions 1.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament endorses the priorities set out in the Scottish Government’s spending review of tackling child poverty, addressing the climate crisis, building a stronger economy and improving public services, while supporting those people struggling with the increased cost of living; notes that the overall Scottish Budget has fallen by 5.2% in real terms between 2021-22 and 2022-23 and that the Scottish Fiscal Commission has confirmed a further 1% real-terms reduction until 2025-26; agrees that current financial fiscal arrangements between the UK Government and the Scottish Government are deeply flawed; highlights the persistent dismal failures of leadership in the UK Government, with the UK currently having the highest inflation rate of any G7 country, compounded by Brexit increasing food prices; notes recent research from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health highlighting the brutal reality of a decade of austerity under the UK Government, and believes that, with full control over the economic and financial powers, the Scottish Government could take further action to build the economy that Scotland deserves.

I propose to ask a single question on four Parliamentary Bureau motions. Does any member object?

No member objects. Therefore, the final question is, that motions S6M-04840 to S6M-04842, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments, and S6M-04843, on designation of a lead committee, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Non-Domestic Rates (Valuation Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Companies Act 2006 (Scottish public sector companies to be audited by the Auditor General for Scotland) Order 2022 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Cross-border Placements (Effect of Deprivation of Liberty Orders) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

That concludes decision time.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 9 June 2022, as soon as the text is available.