Parliamentary Bureau Motion

– in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd March 2021.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The next item of business is consideration of Parliamentary Bureau motion S5M-24453, on approval of a Scottish statutory instrument. Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau will speak to and move the motion.

Photo of Graeme Dey Graeme Dey Scottish National Party

I am sure that members will miss this decision time highlight as much as I will.

For the final time in this parliamentary session: the regulations remove provisions relating to festive gatherings, as they have now served their purpose. The provisions regarding end-of-term households are adjusted so that they remain fit for purpose. The regulations remove the requirement for child contact centres to close in level 4 areas. They adjust the definition of professional sportsperson and ease the restrictions on libraries to ensure that they can open. Finally, the regulations extend the expiry date of the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) Scotland Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/344) and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Directions by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/262) to 30 September 2021. The regulations came into force on 5 March 2021.

I move,

That the Parliament agrees that the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/117) be approved.

The Presiding Officer:

The question on the SSI will be put at decision time.