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Chamber and committees

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid)

Meeting date: Thursday, January 28, 2021


Parliamentary Bureau Motion

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Lewis Macdonald)

The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S5M-23972, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument.

I ask Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to speak to and move the motion.

The Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans (Graeme Dey)

I speak on the basis of the protocol between the Government and the Parliament on Covid-19 SSIs. This SSI modifies some of the restrictions on international travel by removing Namibia, the United States, the Virgin Islands and Uruguay from the list of exempt countries in the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020. It also amends to 28 days the review period for both the international travel regulations and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Public Health Information for Passengers Travelling to Scotland) Regulations 2020, further amends the exemptions for essential Government business in the international travel regulations and adds exemptions for television production, journalism and the performing arts to the same. The regulations came into force on 19 December 2020.

I move,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Public Health Information) (Scotland) (No 2) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/444) be approved.

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