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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Meeting of the Parliament 18 April 2018

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Points of Order, Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time, Artificial Intelligence


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The first question is, that motion S5M-11659, in the name of Michael Matheson, on the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that motion S5M-11685, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, on deadlines for questions for bank holidays, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the period for Members to—

lodge a Topical Question for answer on Tuesday 8 May should be 9.30am on Tuesday 8 May;

submit their names for Portfolio and General Questions on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 May should end at 12 noon on Friday 4 May;

lodge a First Minister’s Question for answer on Thursday 10 May should end at 12 noon on Friday 4 May;

lodge a Topical Question for answer on Tuesday 29 May should be 9.30am on Tuesday 29 May;

submit their names for Portfolio and General Questions on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 June should end at 12 noon on Thursday 24 May; and

lodge a First Minister’s Question for answer on Thursday 31 May should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 29 May.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that motion S5M-11686, on committee membership, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the following changes to committee membership apply from close of business on Thursday 19 April 2018—

Gil Paterson is to be appointed to replace Kate Forbes on the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee;

David Torrance is to be appointed to replace Kate Forbes on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee;

Jenny Gilruth is to be appointed to replace Fulton MacGregor on the Justice Committee;

Kate Forbes is to be appointed to replace Fulton MacGregor on the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee;

Tom Arthur is to be appointed to replace David Torrance on the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee;

Fulton MacGregor is to be appointed to replace David Torrance on the Equalities and Human Rights Committee;

Fulton MacGregor is to be appointed to replace Tom Arthur on the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee;

Kate Forbes is to be appointed to replace Jenny Gilruth on the Health and Sport Committee.