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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Meeting of the Parliament 01 February 2017

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Legal Aid Review, Female Genital Mutilation, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time, State Pension Inequality


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The first question of the four that are to be put is, that amendment S5M-03761.1, in the name of Annie Wells, which seeks to amend motion S5M-03761, in the name of Angela Constance, on the prevention and eradication of female genital mutilation and all other forms of so-called honour-based violence, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that amendment S5M-03761.2, in the name of Mary Fee, which seeks to amend motion S5M-03761, in the name of Angela Constance, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that motion S5M-03761, in the name of Angela Constance, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament recognises 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM); is clear that FGM, along with all other forms of violence perpetrated against women under the guise of gender, culture or religion, so-called honour-based violence, is a violation of the human rights of women and girls; acknowledges that a preventative, supportive and legislative approach is crucial to tackling, preventing and eradicating FGM; recognises that communities and individuals affected by honour-based violence must be at the heart of work to effect significant social, cultural and attitudinal change over the long term; further recognises that faith leaders of communities potentially affected by FGM and so-called honour-based violence have a role to play in working to change cultural attitudes; welcomes the positive engagement and ongoing partnership approach across the police, NHS, education, social services, third sector and community-based organisations, in taking forward the actions from Scotland’s National Action Plan to Prevent and Eradicate FGM, and recognises the international work of the UK Government, which has allocated £35 million to reduce FGM by 30% in 17 countries across Africa.

The Presiding Officer

The final question is, that motion S5M-03779, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on the variation of standing orders, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, subject to its agreement to the general principles of the Budget (Scotland) Bill, for the purposes of consideration of the Bill at stage 2, in Rule 9.10.2 of Standing Orders—

  • the word “third” be substituted for the word “fourth” in both places where it occurs, and

  • “16:30” be substituted for “12:00”.