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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Meeting of the Parliament 08 March 2017

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Education, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time, Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal


Parliamentary Bureau Motions

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The next item of business is consideration of six Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Joe FitzPatrick to move motions S5M-04334, S5M-04488, S5M-04489, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments; motion S5M-04490, on the designation of a lead committee; motion S5M-04491, on Justice Committee meetings; and motion S5M-04492, on referral of an SSI.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that the National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Older and Disabled Persons (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Scottish Land Court) Order 2017 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Fiscal Commission (Modification of Functions) Regulations 2017 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill at stage 1.

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Justice Committee can meet, if necessary, at 1.00pm on a Thursday, between 9 and 30 March 2017 (inclusive), for the purpose of considering a draft report on its inquiry into the role and purpose of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and that any meeting held under this Rule is concluded before the commencement of a meeting of the Parliament that afternoon.

That the Parliament agrees that the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2017 [draft] be considered by the Parliament.—[Joe FitzPatrick]

The Presiding Officer

The questions on the motions will be put at decision time.