[S2M-2463] Decision Time — 24 Feb 2005 at 17:09
This looks like the vote on S2M-2463
The description in the bulletin on 2005-02-23 is:
*S2M-2463 Patrick Harvie: Identity Cards—That the Parliament notes the Identity Cards Bill currently being considered by the Westminster Parliament; is concerned at the lack of time devoted to the scrutiny of this Bill, which has left important questions unanswered over how the identity card scheme will work in practice; believes the proposals to be flawed on political, technical and financial grounds; is concerned that the national identity card and database offer an ineffective response to problems of security and fraud and pose an unacceptable threat to civil liberties; notes that the current cost estimate for the scheme is £5.5 billion and that further escalation of this cost is expected; rejects the Prime Minister’s belief, stated on 1 December 2004 in the House of Commons, that "it is legitimate and right, in this day and age, to ask people to carry identity cards" which appears to go far beyond the current scope of the Bill and would require the consent of the Scottish Parliament; welcomes the Scottish Executive’s position that identity cards will not be required to allow access to devolved public services, and calls on the Executive to make a full statement on the intended use of the identity database by devolved institutions. Supported by: Robin Harper*, Mark Ballard*
Text Introducing Division:
The eighth question is, that motion S2M-2463, in the name of Patrick Harvie, on identity cards, 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|
|Phil Gallie||South of Scotland||Con||no|
|Gordon Jackson||Glasgow Govan||Lab||aye|
|Elaine Smith||Coatbridge and Chryston||Lab||aye|