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Chamber and committees

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid)

Meeting date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (Patient Safety), Ventilation in Schools, Point of Order, Scottish Land Commissioners, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time, World AIDS Day 2021


Contents


Parliamentary Bureau Motions

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone)

The next item of business is consideration of four Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to move motions S6M-02346 and S6M-02347, on the approval of Scottish statutory instruments, S6M-02350, on the office of the clerk, S6M-02351, on suspension and variation of standing orders, and S6M-02352, on committee membership.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that the Eggs (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Dog Control Database Order 2021 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Office of the Clerk be closed on Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 December 2021.

That, subject to the Parliament’s agreement to the general principles of the Coronavirus (Discretionary Compensation for Self-isolation) (Scotland) Bill, the Parliament agrees, for the purposes of further consideration of the Bill, that:

(a) Rules 9.5.3A and 9.5.3B be suspended;

(b) Rule 9.6.3A be suspended;

(c) Rule 9.7.8A be varied to replace the word “fourth” with “third”, so that the deadline for lodging revised or supplementary Explanatory Notes will be the third sitting day before the day on which Stage 3 is due to start;

(d) in Rule 9.7.8B, the words “whichever is the earlier of” be suspended;

(e) Rule 9.7.8B(a) be varied to replace the word “tenth” with “sixth”, so that the deadline for lodging a revised Financial Memorandum will be the sixth sitting day after the day on which Stage 2 ends;

(f) Rule 9.7.8B(b) is suspended;

(g) in Rule 9.7.9(a), the words “whichever is the earlier of” be suspended;

(h) Rule 9.7.9(a)(i) be varied to replace the word “tenth” with “second”, so that the deadline for lodging a revised or supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum will be the second sitting day after the day on which Stage 2 ends;

(i) Rule 9.7.9(a)(ii) is suspended;

(j) Rule 9.10.2 be varied, in so far as it applies to an amendment at Stage 2, to replace the word “fourth”, in both places it occurs, with “second”, so that the deadline for lodging a Stage 2 amendment will be the second sitting day in advance of proceedings; and

(k) Rule 9.10.2A be varied to replace the word “fifth” with “fourth”, so that the deadline for lodging a Stage 3 amendment will be the fourth sitting day in advance of proceedings.”

That the Parliament agrees that Elena Whitham be appointed to replace Paul McLennan as a member of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.—[George Adam]

The question on the motions will be put at decision time.