There are four questions to be put as a result of today’s business.
The first question is, that amendment S6M-02127.1 in the name of Liz Smith, which seeks to amend motion S6M-02127, in the name of Kate Forbes, on celebrating the first anniversary of the Scottish National Investment Bank, be agreed to.
Amendment agreed to.
The Presiding Officer:
Amendment disagreed to.
Motion agreed to,
That the Parliament notes the impact that the Scottish National Investment Bank, the first mission-based investment bank in the UK, has made in its first year since launch in November 2020; supports the progress made by the bank through a wide range of investments in its first year; recognises the important role that the bank has in delivering a just transition to a net-zero economy; notes the need for innovative finance to achieve Scotland’s goals on climate targets, housing and demographic challenges; notes that the bank will continue to strengthen its role through investing in Scottish business, projects and communities and delivering positive environmental and social impacts, and positive financial returns for the people of Scotland, for many years to come, and, to that end, wants to see much greater clarity from the Scottish Government over the role of the bank, how its achievements will be measured, including how it will attract private sector investment, as well as make best use of taxpayers’ funds, and how it will support small and medium-sized enterprises, which are the bedrock of the economy.
The final question is, that motion S6M-02150, in the name of George Adam, on the suspension and variation of the standing orders, be agreed to.
Motion agreed to,
That the Parliament agrees that, for the purposes of Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Questions on 18 November 2021, the words “of up to 15 minutes” in Rule 13.9.3 are suspended.
Members’ business will be published tomorrow, Wednesday 17 November 2021, as soon as the text is available.