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Chamber and committees

Meeting of the Parliament

Meeting date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Agenda: Point of Order, Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Emergency Bill), Business Motions, Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1, Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill: Financial Resolution, Deputy Presiding Officer, Scottish Government Legislation Programme, Covid-19 (Social Security), Covid-19, Business Motion, Committee of the Whole Parliament, Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill: Stage 2, Meeting of the Parliament, Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3, Business Motion, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time


Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill (Emergency Bill)

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The first item of business this morning is consideration of motion S5M-21369, in the name of Michael Russell, on treating the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill as an emergency bill. The motion allows us to treat the bill as an emergency bill, which means that the votes at stage 1 and at stage 3, and on a financial resolution, will follow immediately after the debates. In other words, the vote on stage 1 will be at 11 o’clock, not at decision time, as it would normally be.

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees that the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill be treated as an Emergency Bill.—[Michael Russell]

Motion agreed to.