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Parliamentary Bureau Motions

– in the Scottish Parliament on 21st January 2016.

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Photo of Tricia Marwick Tricia Marwick None

The next item of business is consideration of three Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Joe FitzPatrick to move motions S4M-15371, S4M-15390 and S4M-15391, on committee membership and substitution on committees.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that Fiona McLeod be appointed to replace Bob Doris as a member of the Health and Sport Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Michael Russell be appointed to replace Gil Paterson on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

That the Parliament agrees that Sandra White be appointed to replace Michael Russell as the SNP substitute on the Health and Sport Committee.—[Joe FitzPatrick.]

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

Before we move to decision time, I want to update members on the issue with the lighting in the chamber this afternoon. We experienced a brief interruption in the power supply to the building twice this afternoon, which affected a number of services across the site, including lighting in the chamber. The cause of the interruption has been investigated—it was an external problem. We will have further investigations. I apologise to members and to the public for the disruption that may have been caused.