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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 06 October 2020

Agenda: Time for Reflection, Business Motion, United Kingdom Budget Delay, Topical Question Time, Coronavirus Acts Report, International Development (Covid-19), Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time, Miscarriage


Contents


Decision Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Linda Fabiani)

There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S5M-22949.1, in the name of Alexander Stewart, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22949, in the name of Jenny Gilruth, on Covid-19: review of Scottish Government’s approach to international development, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Deputy Presiding Officer

The second question is, that amendment S5M-22949.2, in the name of Claire Baker, which seeks to amend motion S5M-22949, in the name of Jenny Gilruth, on Covid-19: review of Scottish Government’s approach to international development, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Deputy Presiding Officer

The third question is, that motion S5M-22949, in the name of Jenny Gilruth, as amended, on Covid-19: review of Scottish Government’s approach to international development, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the renewed commitment of the Scottish Government to make the maximum possible contribution to the wellbeing of its international development partner countries; notes that work is currently underway to review its approach to international development with the intention of completing this by the end of 2020; calls for this review to include meaningful consultation with the Parliament, its partner country governments and charities and other bodies in Scotland and overseas; values the work done by organisations in Scotland to promote international development; recognises the important role of civic society in partner countries to Scotland’s approach to international development, and urges the Scottish Government to include them in a consultation to reflect their knowledge and expertise, and agrees that the approach should take full account of the shared global challenge presented by the impact and effects of COVID-19; recognises that the UK Government has pledged £774 million in aid, as at the end of July 2020, to protect millions of people in the developing world from coronavirus, and welcomes the UK Government’s statutory commitment to spending 0.7% of gross national income on international aid, which became law in 2015.

The Deputy Presiding Officer

The final question is, that motion S5M-22960, in the name of Graeme Dey, on committee membership changes, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that

George Adam be appointed to replace Alasdair Allan as a member of the Education and Skills Committee

Alasdair Allan be appointed to replace George Adam as a member of the Finance and Constitution Committee.

The Deputy Presiding Officer

That concludes decision time. I ask members to please take care on leaving the chamber, to be careful and to remember to maintain social distancing.