[S2M-1091.1 (Amendment)] Decision Time — 25 Mar 2004 at 17:01
This looks like the vote on S2M-1091.1
The description in the bulletin on 2004-03-25 is:
*S2M-1091.1 Allan Wilson: GM Crops-As an amendment to motion (S2M-1091) in the name of Mr Mark Ruskell, leave out from "notes" to end and insert "acknowledges that at present there is little support for commercialisation of GM crops; further acknowledges the European and UK legislative framework for GM; notes the legal advice provided by the parliamentary solicitor to the Transport and the Environment Committee and the European and External Relations Committee that the Scottish Executive is not permitted by EU law to impose a blanket ban on, or blanket approval for, GM crops; understands that decisions are required on a case by case basis; welcomes the Executive's decision to reject the commercial growing of spring GM oil seed rape and beet; notes that the Executive does not have scientific evidence nor the powers to ban the cultivation of GM maize; supports the Executive's decision to seek amendment to the EU approval for Chardon LL maize to restrict its cultivation; supports the Executive's decision not to agree seed listing for Chardon LL unless and until such EU changes are made; welcomes the Executive's commitment to consult on coexistence measures that will protect farmers who wish to grow conventional or organic crops, give consumers the choice not to consume GM foods, and introduce compensation and liability measures; supports the Executive's initiative with the farming industry to ensure consumer confidence and consumer choice in Scottish produce, and welcomes the continuing commitment in the Partnership Agreement to apply the precautionary principle."
Text Introducing Division:
The fourth question is, that amendment S2M-1091.1, in the name of Allan Wilson, which seeks to amend motion S2M-1091, in the name of Mark Ruskell, on genetically modified crops, be agreed to. Are we agreed?
There will be a division.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Abstentions||Turnout|
|John Farquhar Munro||Ross, Skye and Inverness West||LDem||abstention|