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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 20 January 2021

Agenda: First Minister’s Question Time, Drugs Policy, Health and Care Workforce, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Point of Order, Decision Time


Contents


Business Motions

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-23899, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme.

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Tuesday 26 January 2021 (Virtual)

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions

followed by Ministerial Statement: COVID-19

followed by Ministerial Statement: Scotland’s Vision for Trade

followed by Stage 1 Debate: University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Post-mortem Examinations (Defence Time Limit) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Committee Announcements

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.20 pm Decision Time

Wednesday 27 January 2021

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions:
Constitution, Europe and External Affairs;
Economy, Fair Work and Culture;
Education and Skills

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Business

followed by Stage 2 Debate: Pre-release Access to Official Statistics (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 2 Debate: The Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Approval of SSIs (if required)

5.40 pm Decision Time

Thursday 28 January 2021

12.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

12:30 pm First Minister’s Questions

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Ministerial Statement: Scottish Budget 2021-22

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.30 pm Decision Time

Tuesday 2 February 2021

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions

followed by Ministerial Statement: COVID-19

followed by Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee Debate: Inquiry into Construction and Procurement of Ferry Vessels in Scotland

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Scottish Parliament (Assistance for Political Parties) Bill followed by Committee Announcements

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

4.55 pm Decision Time

Wednesday 3 February 2021

12.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

12.30 pm First Minister’s Questions

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Scottish Green Party Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Approval of SSIs (if required)

4.30 pm Decision Time

Thursday 4 February 2021 (Virtual)

1.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

1.00 pm Portfolio Questions:
Health and Sport;
Communities and Local Government;
Social Security and Older People

followed by Stage 1 Debate: European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

3.45 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

followed by Members’ Business

(b) that, for the purposes of Portfolio Questions in the week beginning 25 January 2021, in rule 13.7.3, after the word “except” the words “to the extent to which the Presiding Officer considers that the questions are on the same or similar subject matter or” are inserted.—[Graeme Dey]

Motion agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

Next is consideration of motions S5M-23900 and S5M-23901, setting out the stage 1 timetables for two bills, and motion S5M-23902, on a stage 2 timetable for a bill, all in the name of Graeme Dey.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1 be completed by 29 January 2021.

That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1 be completed by 5 February 2021.

That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Scottish Parliamentary Standards (Sexual Harassment and Complaints Process) Bill at stage 2 be completed by 5 February 2021.—[Graeme Dey]

Motions agreed to.