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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S5M-24275

Campaign Recess

Submitted by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 3, 2021

That the Parliament agrees—

(a) for the purpose of the pre-election campaign period from 25 March to 4 May 2021 (inclusive), that the office of the clerk be closed from 25 March to 4 May 2021 (inclusive);

(b) in respect of meetings of committees and sub-committees during the pre-election campaign period, that, in rule 12.3.3, the word “normally” in the second sentence be suspended and the words “, except in the case of the COVID-19 Committee which may be convened by the Convener in an emergency” be inserted after “recess”; and

(c) for the purpose of the lodging of written questions immediately prior to the pre-election campaign period, that rule 13.3.4A be suspended and replaced with—

“The last day on which written questions may be lodged in the current session is Thursday 11 March 2021.”


Vote

Result 95 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 12 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  28 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish National Party  55 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 1 against, 21 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Independent  2 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Scottish Liberal Democrats  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

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Reform UK   0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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