– in the Scottish Parliament on 18th September 2019.
The next item of business is consideration of three Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau to move motions SM5-18928, on designation of a lead committee; SM5-18929, on committee meeting times; and SM5-18930, on committee substitutions.
That the Parliament agrees that the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill at stage 1.
That the Parliament agrees that, under Rule 12.3.3B of Standing Orders, the Public Petitions Committee can meet, if necessary, at the same time as a meeting of the Parliament from 11.40am to 11.55am on Thursday 26 September 2019 for the purpose of making progress with important committee business.
That the Parliament agrees that—
Finlay Carson be appointed to replace John Scott as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee;
Edward Mountain be appointed to replace John Scott as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party substitute on the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee; and
Beatrice Wishart be appointed to replace Willie Rennie as the Scottish Liberal Democrat substitute on the Health and Sport Committee.—[