There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business.
The first question is, that amendment S6M-08122.2, in the name of Graham Simpson, which seeks to amend S6M-08122, in the name of Jenny Gilruth, on women’s and girls’ safety on public transport, be agreed to.
Amendment agreed to.
The second question is, that amendment S6M-08122.1, in the name of Neil Bibby, which seeks to amend S6M-08122, in the name of Jenny Gilruth, on women’s and girls’ safety on public transport, be agreed to. Are we agreed?
There will be a division.
There will be a brief suspension to allow members to access the digital voting system.
17:00 Meeting suspended.
17:03 On resuming—
The question is, that amendment S6M-08122.1, in the name of Neil Bibby, be agreed to. Members should cast their votes now.
The vote is closed.
Douglas Ross, who is online, has a point of order.
On a point of order, Deputy Presiding Officer. My app would not connect. I would have voted yes.
T he result of the division is: For 51, Against 63, Abstentions 0.
Amendment disagreed to.
The final question is, that motion S6M-08122, in the name of Jenny Gilruth, on women’s and girls’ safety on public transport, as amended, be agreed to.
Motion, as amended, agreed to,
That Parliament notes the publication of new Scottish Government research on Women and Girls’ Safety on Public Transport; encourages operators, police authorities and other stakeholders to adopt the recommendations put forward by the report; regrets that women and girls are adapting their behaviour to try to feel safe when travelling or working on public transport; notes that wider systemic changes, supported by more practical interventions, are required; supports a commitment to engage stakeholders in the Scottish transport sector in a summit, which will progress the recommendations from this report, to ensure that Scotland’s public transport is made safer for women and girls; notes the 10th anniversary of British Transport Police’s (BTP) Text 61016 service in March 2023, and encourages people to use BTP’s free Railway Guardian app, which helps the travelling public and rail staff to report crime to BTP and offers information on what to do if people see sexual harassment on trains or at stations.
That concludes decision time.
Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 8 March 2023, as soon as the text is available.