Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament at on 16 January 2024.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are two questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S6M-11871, in the name of Tom Arthur, on the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill at stage 1, 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.

17:52 Meeting suspended.

17:55 On resuming—

We move to the division on motion S6M-11871, in the name of Tom Arthur, on the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. Members should cast their votes now.

The vote is closed.

Photo of Clare Adamson Clare Adamson Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I had trouble connecting with the app. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you, Ms Adamson. We will ensure that your vote is recorded.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 86 MSPs

No: 30 MSPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-11871, in the name of Tom Arthur, is: For 86, Against 30, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill.

The final question is, that motion S6M-11730, in the name of Shona Robison, on a financial resolution for the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Visitor Levy (Scotland) Bill, agrees to any tax imposed in consequence of the Act in relation to which Rule 9.12.3B(a) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders applies.

That concludes decision time.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 17 January 2024, as soon as the text is available.