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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 16 June 2021 [Draft]

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) Scotland Act 2021, Brexit (Skills Impact), Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time, Historical Forced Adoption


Contents


Parliamentary Bureau Motions

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone)

The next item of business is consideration of two Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask George Adam, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to speak to and move motions S6M-00398 and S6M-00399, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments.

17:33  

The Minister for Parliamentary Business (George Adam)

I know that this is everyone’s highlight of the week. Luckily, I have only two motions to speak to today.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 24) Regulations 2021 amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 to move the Moray local government area to level 2, its having previously been kept at level 3 due to high case numbers, and to add the areas of Bedford Borough Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council to the list of places in the common travel area between Scotland and which travel is not permitted unless a person has a reasonable excuse. The changes are being made as a result of a substantially increased prevalence of the coronavirus in those areas, particularly with the new B1.617.2 variant being present in those areas. The regulations came into force on 22 May 2021, except regulation 4, which came into force on 24 May 2021.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 11) Regulations 2021 make further amendments to the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020: to limit the exemption of seafarers and inspectors and surveyors of ships from the requirement to enter Scotland only at a designated port and the requirement to take out and comply with a managed self-isolation package of hotel accommodation, transport to it and testing; and to make a saving provision such that a person who arrived in Scotland at or after 12.01 am on 8 June 2020 but before the coming into effect of an amendment that is made by the regulations must comply with the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 as they were at the time at which the person arrived in Scotland. The amendment regulations came into force on 25 May 2021.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/212) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 24) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/211) be approved.—[George Adam.]

The Presiding Officer

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