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Chamber and committees

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid)

Meeting date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Dalzell Historical Industrial Transaction, Economy (North-east Scotland), Ending the Not Proven Verdict, Motion Without Notice, Protecting Rural Bus Services


Contents


Motion Without Notice

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone)

Before we move on to the next item of business, I will provide members with a further update in relation to the issues that were experienced earlier today, which impacted on BlueJeans. A worldwide outage of Amazon Web Services resulted in the loss of the BlueJeans service. Unfortunately—and members will appreciate that those circumstances were beyond our control—we were not able to confirm that stable access could be restored in order to allow those members who would have spoken remotely today to take part in this afternoon’s debates and other items. I apologise to those members who were unable to participate. They were Willie Rennie, Gillian Martin, Pauline McNeill, Rona Mackay and Claire Baker. I understand that, for the same reason, Ariane Burgess and Carol Mochan will be unable to take part in members’ business this evening.

Business managers have agreed that decisions that were due to be taken today will be deferred to a future point, and I will shortly invite the Minister for Parliamentary Business to move a motion without notice, to seek the Parliament’s agreement to that. I will discuss with business managers when we will take any deferred decisions. Members will be updated ahead of business tomorrow, to confirm whether online services have been restored to allow for normal remote participation.

I invite the Minister for Parliamentary Business to move a motion without notice, under rule 11.2.5, that the decisions due to be taken today be deferred to a future meeting.

Motion moved,

That, under Rule 11.2.5, the decisions due to be taken today be deferred to a future meeting.—[George Adam]

Motion agreed to.