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Meeting of the Parliament [Draft]

Meeting date: Thursday, May 9, 2024


Contents


Decision Time

The Presiding Officer (Alison Johnstone)

There are three questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S6M-13129, in the name of Richard Lochhead, on the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, which is United Kingdom legislation, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees that the relevant provisions in the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill, introduced in the House of Commons on 8 March 2023 and subsequently amended, so far as these matters fall within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament should be considered by the UK Parliament.

The Presiding Officer

The next question is, that motion S6M-12991, in the name of Christine Grahame, on the Welfare of Dogs (Scotland) Bill at stage 1, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Welfare of Dogs (Scotland) Bill.

The Presiding Officer

The final question is, that motion S6M-13131, in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville, on appointments of the chair and commissioners of the Poverty and Inequality Commission, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament notes the Social Justice and Social Security Committee’s consideration and recommendation of seven appointments to the Poverty and Inequality Commission at its meeting on 18 April 2024, and, in accordance with the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017, approves the appointment by the Scottish Ministers of Peter Cawston, Kim Dams, Taliah Drayak, Louise Hunter, Ross McQueenie and Rami Okasha as members of the Poverty and Inequality Commission for the period from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028, and of Paul Fletcher as a member for the period from 1 December 2024 to 30 June 2028, and further notes the Committee’s consideration and recommendation of the extension of the short-term appointments by the Scottish Ministers of Professor Stephen Sinclair as Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission for the period from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028, and of Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick as a member of the Poverty and Inequality Commission for the period from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2028.

That concludes decision time.

Meeting closed at 16:51.