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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Meeting of the Parliament 22 November 2017

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Burntisland Fabrications, Flood Risk, Business Motion, Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time, Thyroid Conditions


Contents


Decision Time

The first question is, that amendment S5M-09019.1, in the name of Edward Mountain, which seeks to amend motion S5M-09019, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, on working in partnership to reduce flood risk across Scotland, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-09019.2, in the name of Claudia Beamish, which seeks to amend motion S5M-09019, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, as amended, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that motion S5M-09019, in the name of Roseanna Cunningham, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises that efforts to reduce flood risk are a vital part of the Scottish Government’s adaptation to a changing climate and are needed to provide a foundation for sustainable economic growth and thriving communities; agrees that the risk-based, plan-led, multi-agency partnership approach, as introduced by the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, has led to a better understanding of the causes and impacts of flooding, and consequently enabled significant progress towards delivering sustainable management of flood risk in Scotland; considers that, given the increasing rate of climate change, the importance of considering all measures of slowing down water transfer from the land to rivers throughout the catchment is vital; further recognises the work of local authorities, Scottish Water, SEPA and other partners to deliver new flood protection schemes, Floodline, the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service and advances in property level protection, which are providing protection to Scotland’s communities and increasing their resilience; believes that no communities, whether urban or rural, should be left behind in these developments; considers that the Scottish Government must ensure that there is adequate research commissioned to assess the implications of climate change on flooding policy and that the strategies and sustainable management of flood risk are regularly reviewed, and believes that there must be adequate funding to ensure that the range of flooding interventions and policies can be taken forward.

The final question is, that motion S5M-09052, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Telecommunications Restriction Orders (Custodial Institutions) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.