Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 29th June 2022.

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Photo of Annabelle Ewing Annabelle Ewing Scottish National Party

The first question is, that motion S6M-05222, in the name of Ben Macpherson, on the Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill, which is United Kingdom legislation, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the provisions of the Social Security (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on 11 May 2022, relating to Special Rules for Terminal Illness for accessing disability benefits, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Donald Cameron is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Sarah Boyack will fall.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-05235.2, in the name of Donald Cameron, which seeks to amend motion S6M-05235, in the name of Angus Robertson, on the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 25 MSPs

No: 85 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-05235.2, in the name of Donald Cameron, is: For 25, Against 85, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-05235.3, in the name of Sarah Boyack, which seeks to amend motion S6M-05235, in the name of Angus Robertson, on the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is now closed.

Photo of Russell Findlay Russell Findlay Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I had an app catastrophe and it appears not to have registered my vote, which would have been a no.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

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

Photo of Kevin Stewart Kevin Stewart Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app seems to have frozen. I would have voted yes.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

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

Photo of Gordon MacDonald Gordon MacDonald Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My app says, “Connection lost”, so I do not know whether my vote was recorded.

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

Your vote was recorded, Mr MacDonald, as in fact was yours, Mr Stewart.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 85 MSPs

No: 25 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-05235.3, in the name of Sarah Boyack, is: For 85, Against 25, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The question is, that motion S6M-05235, in the name of Angus Robertson, on the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that it is fundamentally unacceptable for the UK Government to unilaterally disapply key parts of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, the signing of which the Prime Minister hailed as a “fantastic moment”; further agrees that by proposing this course of action the UK Government is risking a disastrous trade dispute with the European Union, with damaging consequences for Scotland in the midst of a cost of living crisis and at a time when the UK is in danger of falling into recession; condemns that the Bill breaks international law and risks the integrity of the Good Friday Agreement, and calls, therefore, on the UK Government to withdraw the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill and restart negotiations with the EU immediately.

The question is, that motion S6M-05154, in the name of Ash Regan, on the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 5 Decision Time

Aye: 84 MSPs

Abstained: 25 MSPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Abstaineds: A-Z by last name

The Deputy Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 84, Against 0, Abstentions 25.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill be passed.

The question is, that motion S6M-05255, in the name of George Adam, on the designation of a lead committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee be designated as the lead committee, and that the Education, Children and Young People Committee and Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee be designated as secondary committees, in consideration of the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

That concludes decision time.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 30 June 2022, as soon as the text is available.