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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-01415

Halting the COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme

Submitted by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Monday, September 27, 2021

Supported by: Sharon Dowey
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Motions as amended

That the Parliament commends the extraordinary effort of vaccination teams throughout Scotland, which means that, as of 24 September 2021, 86% of eligible over-18-year-olds were double-vaccinated against COVID-19; recognises that case numbers remain too high and that action is needed from all sectors to ensure that baseline COVID-19 measures are rigorously implemented; acknowledges that a number of other countries have introduced COVID-19 certification schemes, that the Welsh Government has plans to introduce a vaccine certification scheme in Wales, and that it is part of winter contingency planning by the UK Government for England; believes that, in line with the Scottish Government’s strategic intent, a COVID-19 vaccine certification scheme can provide a targeted means to maximise Scotland’s ability to keep certain higher-risk settings open, while reducing the impact of transmission and encouraging the remaining sections of the population, including those who may be vaccine hesitant, to get vaccinated; recognises that the Parliament has already endorsed a certification scheme; supports the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine certification scheme; agrees that the scheme will apply to late night venues between the hours of 00:00 and 05:00 with music, alcohol and dancing, indoor unseated live events with 500 or more attendees, outdoor unseated live events with 4,000 or more attendees, and all events with 10,000 or more attendees; notes that measures are being taken to ensure digital inclusivity and to ensure that disabled people are not disproportionately impacted, and agrees that this scheme will be kept under review.


Vote

Result 67 for, 53 against, 0 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  61 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 28 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 21 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  6 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  0 for, 4 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Original motion text

That the Parliament calls on the Scottish Government not to proceed with its plans to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine certification scheme.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S6M-01415.2

Halting the COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme - Amendment

Submitted by: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Supported by: George Adam, Fiona Hyslop, Kevin Stewart, Maree Todd, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Result 67 for, 52 against, 1 abstained, 9 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-01415.1

Halting the COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Scheme - Amendment

Submitted by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Supported by: Paul Sweeney
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Result 52 for, 67 against, 0 abstained, 10 no vote Vote Defeated