Introduction — First Minister — 13 May 1999 at 15:02
I can assure you that in debates on other issues, the abstain button will mean abstain. In this particular case, the yes button is being used as a way of recording a vote. I did not invent the system. [Laughter.] I ask members to be patient; we have to wait because we must check the electronic lists, to ensure that nobody has cast more than one vote.
The number of votes cast is as follows:
Dennis Canavan 3 Donald Dewar 71 David McLetchie 17 Mr Alex Salmond 35
VOTES FOR DENNIS CANAVAN
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Abstentions||Turnout|