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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Independent Investigation into the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

  • Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 November 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11247
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Motions as amended

That the Parliament agrees that the First Minister and Deputy First Minister should continue to ensure that the Scottish Government responds fully to requests for information from the UK COVID-19 Inquiry and from the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry; recognises that information has been provided to the Parliament in the contributions from the Deputy First Minister and First Minister on 31 October 2023 and 2 November 2023, and through written answers; notes that the Scottish Government has taken action to transfer messages to the UK COVID-19 Inquiry in compliance with its requests, and further notes that the Scottish Government has offered an apology to families that have lost loves ones to, or been impacted by, COVID-19 for any distress that has been caused.


Vote

Result 62 for, 54 against, 1 abstained, 12 did not vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party

For
  • Adam, George
  • Adam, Karen
  • Adamson, Clare
  • Allan, Dr Alasdair
  • Arthur, Tom
  • Beattie, Colin
  • Brown, Keith
  • Brown, Siobhian
  • Callaghan, Stephanie
  • Coffey, Willie
  • Constance, Angela
  • Dey, Graeme
  • Don, Natalie
  • Doris, Bob
  • Dunbar, Jackie
  • Ewing, Annabelle
  • Ewing, Fergus
  • Fairlie, Jim
  • FitzPatrick, Joe
  • Forbes, Kate
  • Gibson, Kenneth
  • Gilruth, Jenny
  • Grahame, Christine
  • Gray, Neil
  • Harper, Emma
  • Haughey, Clare
  • Hepburn, Jamie
  • Hyslop, Fiona
  • Kidd, Bill
  • MacDonald, Gordon
  • MacGregor, Fulton
  • Mackay, Rona
  • Macpherson, Ben
  • Maguire, Ruth
  • Martin, Gillian
  • Mason, John
  • Matheson, Michael
  • McAllan, Màiri
  • McKee, Ivan
  • McLennan, Paul
  • McMillan, Stuart
  • McNair, Marie
  • Minto, Jenni
  • Nicoll, Audrey
  • Robertson, Angus
  • Robison, Shona
  • Roddick, Emma
  • Somerville, Shirley-Anne
  • Stevenson, Collette
  • Stewart, Kaukab
  • Stewart, Kevin
  • Sturgeon, Nicola
  • Swinney, John
  • Thomson, Michelle
  • Todd, Maree
  • Torrance, David
  • Tweed, Evelyn
Against
0
Abstained
0
Did not vote
  • Dornan, James
  • Gougeon, Mairi
  • Lochhead, Richard
  • McKelvie, Christina
  • Whitham, Elena
  • Yousaf, Humza

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

For
0
Against
  • Balfour, Jeremy
  • Briggs, Miles
  • Burnett, Alexander
  • Cameron, Donald
  • Carson, Finlay
  • Dowey, Sharon
  • Findlay, Russell
  • Fraser, Murdo
  • Gallacher, Meghan
  • Golden, Maurice
  • Gosal, Pam
  • Greene, Jamie
  • Gulhane, Sandesh
  • Halcro Johnston, Jamie
  • Hamilton, Rachael
  • Hoy, Craig
  • Kerr, Liam
  • Kerr, Stephen
  • Lumsden, Douglas
  • McCall, Roz
  • Mountain, Edward
  • Mundell, Oliver
  • Ross, Douglas
  • Simpson, Graham
  • Smith, Liz
  • Stewart, Alexander
  • Webber, Sue
  • Wells, Annie
  • White, Tess
  • Whittle, Brian
Abstained
0
Did not vote
  • Carlaw, Jackson

Scottish Labour

For
0
Against
  • Baillie, Jackie
  • Baker, Claire
  • Bibby, Neil
  • Choudhury, Foysol
  • Clark, Katy
  • Duncan-Glancy, Pam
  • Grant, Rhoda
  • Griffin, Mark
  • Johnson, Daniel
  • Lennon, Monica
  • McNeill, Pauline
  • Mochan, Carol
  • O'Kane, Paul
  • Rowley, Alex
  • Sarwar, Anas
  • Smyth, Colin
  • Sweeney, Paul
  • Villalba, Mercedes
  • Whitfield, Martin
Abstained
0
Did not vote
  • Boyack, Sarah
  • Leonard, Richard
  • Marra, Michael

Scottish Green Party

For
  • Chapman, Maggie
  • Greer, Ross
  • Harvie, Patrick
  • Mackay, Gillian
  • Slater, Lorna
Against
  • Ruskell, Mark
Abstained
0
Did not vote
  • Burgess, Ariane

Scottish Liberal Democrats

For
0
Against
  • Cole-Hamilton, Alex
  • McArthur, Liam
  • Rennie, Willie
  • Wishart, Beatrice
Abstained
0
Did not vote
0

No Party Affiliation

For
0
Against
0
Abstained
0
Did not vote
  • Johnstone, Alison

Alba Party

For
0
Against
0
Abstained
  • Regan, Ash
Did not vote
0

Original motion text

That the Parliament agrees that the First Minister and Deputy First Minister should refer themselves to the independent adviser on the Scottish Ministerial Code for a potential breach of paragraph 1.3(c) of that code, which requires ministers to give "accurate and truthful information to the Parliament", on account of their statements misleading the Parliament on 31 October 2023 and 2 November 2023, relating to the date of requests for information from the UK COVID-19 Inquiry.


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-11247.1

Submitted by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Daniel Johnson, Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 15, 2023


Motion ref. S6M-11247.2

Submitted by: Shona Robison, Dundee City East, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Supported by: George Adam, Tom Arthur, Joe FitzPatrick
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, November 15, 2023