Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament at on 5 March 2024.

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Photo of Alison Johnstone Alison Johnstone Green

There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. I remind members that, if amendment S6M-12372.1, in the name of Alexander Stewart, is agreed to, amendment S6M-12372.2, in the name of Neil Bibby, will fall.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-12372.1, in the name of Alexander Stewart, which seeks to amend motion S6M-12372, in the name of Angus Robertson, on Scotland’s place in the world, 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.

17:04 Meeting suspended.

17:07 On resuming—

I remind members that, if the amendment in the name of Alexander Stewart is agreed to, the amendment in the name of Neil Bibby will fall.

We move to the vote on amendment S6M-12372.1, in the name of Alexander Stewart, which seeks to amend motion S6M-12372, in the name of Angus Robertson, on Scotland’s place in the world. Members should cast their votes now.

The vote is closed.

Photo of Kenneth Gibson Kenneth Gibson Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. The system is rubbish and I could not even connect. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Gordon MacDonald Gordon MacDonald Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I could not connect. I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Keith Brown Keith Brown Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. I was unable to connect and I would have voted no.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Photo of Jamie Greene Jamie Greene Conservative

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My vote may or may not have registered; I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

Thank you. We will ensure that that is recorded.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 32 MSPs

No: 87 MSPs

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No: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-12372.1, in the name of Alexander Stewart, on Scotland’s place in the world, is: For 32, Against 87, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S6M-12372.2, in the name of Neil Bibby, which seeks to amend motion S6M-12372, in the name of Angus Robertson, on Scotland’s place in the world, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is closed.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 52 MSPs

No: 67 MSPs

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No: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on amendment S6M-12372.2, in the name of Neil Bibby, is: For 52, Against 67, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S6M-12372, in the name of Angus Robertson, on Scotland’s place in the world, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division.

The vote is closed.

Photo of Bill Kidd Bill Kidd Scottish National Party

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. My system is obtuse, which I am not happy about. I would have voted yes.

The Presiding Officer:

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

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 67 MSPs

No: 53 MSPs

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No: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division on motion S6M-12372, in the name of Angus Robertson, is: For 67, Against 53, Abstentions 0.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament believes that Scotland should be able to take its place in the world as a sovereign nation that acts based on its values and principles, working towards peace, sustainability and security as a good global citizen, and in the interests of its people.

Members’ business will be published tomorrow, 6 March 2024, as soon as the text is available.