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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2017

Agenda: Business Motion, Portfolio Question Time, Employment Support, Gender Pay Gap, Complaint, Business Motion, Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time, Radiologists


Decision Time

There are three questions to be put. The first question is, that motion S5M-07946, in the name of Gordon Lindhurst, on the gender pay gap, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee’s 6th Report, 2017 (Session 5), No Small Change: The Economic Potential of Closing the Gender Pay Gap (SP paper 179).

The next question is, that motion S5M-08013, in the name of Clare Adamson, on a breach of the code of conduct for members of the Scottish Parliament, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 10th Report, 2017 (Session 5), Complaint against Alexander Burnett MSP (SP Paper 200), and agrees to impose the sanction recommended in the report that Alexander Burnett MSP be excluded from submitting Parliamentary Questions for written answer for a period of two weeks, to occur from 23 October to 5 November 2017 inclusive.

The final question is, that motion S5M-08098, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on a committee meeting, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Social Security Committee can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament from 11.40 am to noon on 5 and 26 October and 2 November 2017 for the purpose of considering the Social Security (Scotland) Bill.