Parliamentary Bureau Motions

– in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd December 2020.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The next item of business is consideration of four Parliamentary Bureau motions. I ask Graeme Dey, on behalf of the bureau, to move and speak to motions S5M-23791, S5M-23792, S5M-23793 and S5M-23804, on approval of Scottish statutory instruments.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/415) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 5) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/400) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 7) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/427) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 8) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/452) be approved.—[Graeme Dey]

Photo of Graeme Dey Graeme Dey Scottish National Party

Let me provide a little background to the motions. The regulations in motion S5M-23791 modify some of the restrictions and requirements, specifically during the period from 23 to 27 December 2020. They give effect to the First Minister’s announcement of 1 December and came into force on 4 December.

The regulations in motion S5M-23792 modify some of the restrictions and requirements relating to students returning home at the end of term for Christmas. They give effect to the First Minister’s announcement of 24 November and came into force on 27 November.

The regulations in motion S5M-23793 modify some of the restrictions and requirements for the different levels and set out changes to the levels that apply to some areas of Scotland. They give effect to the First Minister’s announcement of 8 December and came into force on 11 December.

The regulations in motion S5M-23804 make adjustments to the provisions on festive gatherings and the levels to which local authorities are allocated. They give effect to the First Minister’s announcement of 19 December and came into force on 21 December, save for the adjustments to levels that take effect from 26 December.

The Presiding Officer:

The question on those motions will be put at decision time.

The next item is consideration of eight Parliamentary Bureau motions. I invite Graeme Dey to move motions S5M-23794 to S5M-23799, on approval of SSIs, motion S5M-23800, on committee meeting times, and motion S5M-23801, on committee membership.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 24) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/404) be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Cross-border Health Care (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber and Upper Tribunal for Scotland (Allocation of Functions, Procedure and Composition) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Carer’s Allowance Supplement and Young Carer Grants (Residence Requirements and Procedural Provisions) (EU Exit) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Development (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 [draft] be approved.

That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Child Payment Amendment Regulations 2021 [draft] be approved.

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 on Tuesday 12 January 2021 from approximately 3.30pm to Decision Time and during Members' Business.

That the Parliament agrees that—

Jamie Halcro Johnston be appointed to replace Oliver Mundell as a member of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee; and

Oliver Mundell be appointed to replace Jamie Halcro Johnston as a member of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.—[Graeme Dey]