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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Meeting of the Parliament 04 October 2018

Agenda: General Question Time, First Minister’s Question Time, Challenge Poverty Week, Health and Care Update, Women and Girls in Sport Week, Scottish Fiscal Commission (Appointments), Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The first question is, that amendment S5M-14194.1, in the name of Brian Whittle, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14194, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on women and girls in sport week, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that amendment S5M-14194.2, in the name of Anas Sarwar, which seeks to amend motion S5M-14194, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on women and girls in sport week, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that motion S5M-14194, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on women and girls in sport week, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that increased participation in sport and physical health improves health and wellbeing, leads to improved self-esteem and, at the elite level, brings international success; recognises that, although physical activity levels among women and girls are increasing, everyone must work together to remove the barriers that some still face when it comes to getting involved in sport and physical activity; recognises the positive work that Active Schools is taking in increasing the participation of girls; welcomes the work of the Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board and the continued commitment to a dedicated Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week; recognises the inequality of access to sport and physical activity across demographics, which is especially significant to women and girls’ participation; considers that the goal must be equal access for all irrespective of background or personal circumstances; notes the continued disparity in participation rates between boys and girls, as outlined in the most recent Scottish Health Survey, as well as the ongoing link between deprivation and low participation rates, and raises concern regarding the Scottish Government’s limited success in making progress on this issue; recognises the importance of having inspirational role models that are representative of all backgrounds to encourage more people to get involved in sport; congratulates the Scotland women’s national football team on qualifying for the World Cup finals in 2019, and warmly welcomes the Scottish Government’s support for the team as it prepares for the tournament.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that motion S5M-14208, in the name of Derek Mackay, on appointments to the Scottish Fiscal Commission, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees the recommendation of the Finance and Constitution Committee that the Scottish Government nominations to the Scottish Fiscal Commission be approved.

The Presiding Officer

The final question is, that motion S5M-14211, in the name of Graeme Dey, on designation of a lead committee, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

Meeting closed at 17:02.