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Chamber and committees

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid)

Meeting date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Agenda: General Question Time, First Minister’s Question Time, World Mental Health Day 2021, Portfolio Question Time, Heat in Buildings Strategy, Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3, Carer’s Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill, Withdrawal of Scottish Statutory Instruments, Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Point of Order, Decision Time, Correction


Parliamentary Bureau Motion

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone)

The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S6M-01601, on temporary standing orders. I ask George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to speak to and move the motion.


The Minister for Parliamentary Business (George Adam)

Motion S6M-01601 amends temporary standing order rule 3 to extend the period for which access to the public gallery is suspended until 24 December 2021, in the light of the on-going public health circumstances. Members will wish to note that, should circumstances allow it, it would be possible for the Presiding Officer to reinstate access to the gallery before that date.

I move,

That the Parliament agrees that, with effect from 8 October 2021, Temporary Standing Orders Rule 3 be amended—

(a) in paragraph 1 to delete “9 October 2021” and insert “24 December 2021”; and

(b) in paragraph 2 to delete “9 October 2021” and insert “24 December 2021”.

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