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Decision time

Murdo Fraser, the deputy leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has seen his motion against the minimum pricing of alcohol fall on 5 November 2009.

An amendment from Nicola Sturgeon, the health secretary defending the minimum pricing fell; as did amendments from Scottish Labour's Jackie Baillie and the Scottish Liberal Democrat's Robert Brown.

The motion supporting families and calling for marriage to be recognised in the tax and benefits system, tabled by the Tory MSP Elizabeth Smith, was passed with amendments.

Adam Ingram, the minister for children and early years, saw his amendment putting children at the centre of family passed in amended form.

His amendment was altered by the Lib Dems highlighting the role of the voluntary sector and the Labour party who prioritised support for extended families.

Finally the motion stating that the Scottish Government is committed to securing a fair deal at the forthcoming EU fisheries negotiations, tabled by Fisheries Secretary, was passed in amended form.

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