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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Meeting of the Parliament (Hybrid) 25 November 2020

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Covid-19 (Roll-out of Testing Programme), Policing (Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues) (Independent Review), Legal Advice (Publication), Business Motion, Parliamentary Bureau Motions, Decision Time, Inverclyde Royal Hospital (Intensive Care Provision)


Contents


Parliamentary Bureau Motions

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

The next item of business is consideration of 11 Parliamentary Bureau motions. I call Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, to move motion S5M-23471, on the timetable and procedures for the consideration of a bill; motions S5M-23472 and S5M-23486, on committee meeting times; and motions S5M-23473 to S5M-23480, on the approval of Scottish statutory instruments.

Motions moved,

That, subject to the Parliament’s agreement to the general principles of the Scottish General Election (Coronavirus) Bill, the Parliament agrees for the purposes of further consideration of the Bill that:

Rules 9.5.3A and 9.5.3B be suspended;

Rules 9.7.8A, 9.7.8B and 9.7.9 be suspended;

Rule 9.10.2 be varied to replace the word “fourth” with “third”, so that the deadline for lodging stage 2 amendments will be the third sitting day in advance of proceedings, and

Rule 9.10.2A be varied to replace the word “fifth” with “second”, so that the deadline for lodging stage 3 amendments will be the second sitting day in advance of proceedings.

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament during 2pm to 4.30pm on 2 December 2020 for the purpose of considering and agreeing its report on its inquiry into the construction and procurement of ferry vessels in Scotland.

That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament from 3.30pm until Decision Time on Wednesday 2 December 2020 for the purpose of taking evidence from Scottish Government officials.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 21) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/354) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 22) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/358) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish National Investment Bank p.l.c. (Miscellaneous Listings) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish National Investment Bank p.l.c. and South of Scotland Enterprise (Miscellaneous Listings) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Companies Act 2006 (Scottish public sector companies to be audited by the Auditor General for Scotland) Order 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/344) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/347) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 20) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/343) be approved.—[Graeme Dey].