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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 19th January 2016.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

There are five questions to be put as a result of today’s business.

The first question is that motion S4M-15144, in the name of Margaret Mitchell, on the Apologies (Scotland) Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the Apologies (Scotland) Bill be passed.

The Apologies (Scotland) Bill is passed. [Applause.]

The next question is that motion S4M-15343, in the name of Michael McMahon, on a review of the public petitions process, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the findings and recommendations contained in the Public Petitions Committee’s 2nd Report, 2015 (Session 4): Review of the Petitions Process (SP Paper 859).

The next question is that motion S4M-15281, in the name of Anne McTaggart, on the National Galleries of Scotland Bill, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the National Galleries of Scotland Bill be passed.

The National Galleries of Scotland Bill is passed. [Applause.]

The next question is that motion S4M-15344, in the name of Alex Neil, on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, which is United Kingdom legislation, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 9 July 2015, relating to child poverty strategies and the Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission, so far as these matters alter the executive competence of the Scottish Ministers or fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The next question is that motion S4M-15350, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on committee membership, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that—

Lesley Brennan be appointed to replace Richard Baker as a member of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee; and

Lesley Brennan be appointed to replace Richard Baker as a member of the Finance Committee.