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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meeting of the Parliament 25 May 2016

Agenda: Business Motion, First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward, Taking Scotland Forward, Business Motion, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time


Parliamentary Bureau Motions

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The next item of business is consideration of four Parliamentary Bureau motions.

I ask Joe FitzPatrick to move motion S5M-00184, on First Minister’s questions, portfolio questions and general questions; motion S5M-00185, on a variation of standing orders; motion S5M-00186, on the office of the clerk; and motion S5M-00187, on parliamentary recess dates.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that the period for Members to—

lodge a First Minister’s Question for answer on Thursday 2 June should end at 9.30am on Tuesday 31 May;

submit their names for Portfolio and General Questions on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June should end at 4.30pm on Thursday 26 May.

That the Parliament agrees that, in relation to First Minister’s Questions on 2 and 9 June—

(i) in the first sentence of Rule 13.7.A1 “30 minutes” be replaced with “45 minutes”;


(ii) in Rule 13.6.2 “6” be replaced with “8”.

That the Parliament agrees that, between 31 May 2016 and 3 January 2017, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 2 December 2016, 23 December (pm), 26 and 27 December 2016, 2 and 3 January 2017.

That the Parliament agrees the following parliamentary recess dates under Rule 2.3.1: 2 July to 4 September 2016 (inclusive), 8 to 23 October 2016 (inclusive) and 24 December 2016 to 8 January 2017 (inclusive).—[Joe FitzPatrick]

The Presiding Officer

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