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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Meeting of the Parliament 24 April 2018

Agenda: Time for Reflection, Business Motion, Topical Question Time, Negotiations on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, National Plan for Gaelic, Point of Order, Decision Time, Show Some Heart (Jayden Orr Campaign)


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

Today, we have three questions. The first question is, that amendment S5M-11788.1, in the name of Liz Smith, which seeks to amend motion S5M-11788, in the name of John Swinney, on the national plan for Gaelic, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that amendment S5M-11788.2, in the name of Iain Gray, which seeks to amend the motion in the name of John Swinney, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The final question is, that motion S5M-11788, in the name of John Swinney, on the national plan for Gaelic, as amended, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the publication and launch of the National Gaelic Language Plan, and regards this as an opportunity to build on the good success of recent years and to ensure a faster rate of progress in all key areas of Gaelic development in Scotland, maintaining support and encouragement for standalone Gaelic schools and increasing the number of people speaking, using and learning the Gaelic language in Scotland; to this end, believes that the priority must be on Gaelic medium education and on ensuring that there are sufficient numbers of Gaelic-speaking and Gaelic-qualified teachers available to meet the demand, especially in secondary schools, and notes that the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 set up the framework for the National Gaelic Language Plan with the aim of growing the language usage to a point where it can be normalised.