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– in the Scottish Parliament on 6th September 2016.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

I propose to ask a single question on motions S5M-01264, S5M-01265 and S5M-01266, unless any member objects.

The question is, that motions S5M-01264, on the variation of standing orders, S5M-01265, on membership of the regional chamber of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the Committee of the Regions, and S5M-01266, on committee membership, all in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, be agreed to.

Motions agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that, in relation to First Minister’s Questions on 15 September—

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

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

That the Parliament endorses the Scottish Government’s proposal to nominate, as representatives of the Parliament, Christina McKelvie MSP as a full member and John Scott MSP as an alternate member on the UK delegation to the regional chamber of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, and Mairi Evans MSP and John Lamont MSP as full members and Lewis Macdonald MSP and Andy Wightman MSP as alternate members on the UK delegation to the Committee of the Regions for the remainder of the parliamentary session to 2021.

That the Parliament agrees that—

Jenny Gilruth be appointed to replace Gail Ross as a member of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee.

Bruce Crawford be appointed to replace Michael Russell as a member of the Finance Committee.

Maree Todd be appointed to replace Kate Forbes as a member of the Finance Committee.

Richard Lochhead be appointed to replace Jenny Gilruth as a member of the Education and Skills Committee.

Mairi Evans be appointed to replace Emma Harper as a member of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee.

Ruth Maguire be appointed to replace Mairi Evans as a member of the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Stuart McMillan be appointed to replace Bruce Crawford as a member of the Europe and External Relations Committee.

Emma Harper be appointed to replace Ash Denham as a member of the Europe and External Relations Committee.

Gail Ross be appointed to replace Jenny Gilruth as a member of the Public Audit Committee.