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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Meeting of the Parliament 16 November 2017

Agenda: General Question Time, First Minister’s Question Time, Incontinence, Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill: Preliminary Stage, Veterans and Armed Forces Community, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Motion without Notice, Decision Time


Contents


Decision Time

There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S5M-08649, in the name of Tom Arthur, on the Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill and that the bill should proceed as a private bill.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-08855.1, in the name of Maurice Corry, which seeks to amend motion S5M-08855, in the name of Keith Brown, on Scottish Government support for veterans and the armed forces community in Scotland, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-08855, in the name of Keith Brown, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises and values the contribution of the armed forces and veterans community to Scotland; notes the work of the Scottish Veterans Commissioner as described in his reports on transition, housing and employability, skills and learning; further notes the importance of third sector veterans’ charities in caring for the welfare of the armed forces and veterans community and of ensuring that such charities are able to survive and thrive into the future, and agrees that the Scottish Government should continue to work in partnership to ensure that the armed forces, veterans and their families receive the best possible support and access to opportunities across Scotland.

The final question is, that Parliamentary Bureau motions S5M-08865, S5M-08866 and S5M-08961, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) Act 2017 Amendment Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Equalities and Human Rights Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

That the Parliament agrees that the following changes to committee membership apply from close of business on Thursday 16 November 2017—

Colin Beattie be appointed to replace Gil Paterson as a member of the Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee;

Tom Arthur be appointed to replace Ash Denham as a member of the Economy Jobs and Fair Work Committee;

Emma Harper be appointed to replace Maree Todd as a member of the Health and Sport Committee;

Sandra White be appointed to replace Tom Arthur as a member of the Health and Sport Committee;

Ash Denham be appointed to replace Clare Haughey as a member of the Health and Sport Committee;

Stewart Stevenson be appointed to replace Emma Harper as a member of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee;

Richard Lochhead be appointed to replace Clare Haughey as a member of the Education and Skills Committee;

George Adam be appointed to replace Colin Beattie as a member of the Education and Skills Committee;

Clare Haughey be appointed to replace Clare Adamson as a member of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee; and

Clare Adamson be appointed to replace Sandra White as a member of the Social Security Committee.

Meeting closed at 16:46.