Coronavirus and Scotland: Interim Report on Intergovernmental Working Contents

Formal minutes

Thursday 16 July 2020

Members present:

Pete Wishart, in the Chair

Mhairi Black

Andrew Bowie

Deidre Brock

Wendy Chamberlain

Alberto Costa

Jon Cruddas

Douglas Ross

Sally-Ann Hart

John Lamont

Draft Report (Coronavirus and Scotland: Interim Report on Intergovernmental Working), proposed by the Chair, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the Report be read a second time, paragraph by paragraph.

Paragraphs 1 to 11 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 12 read.

Amendment proposed, to leave out “The Scottish Government has also announced a £2.3bn package of support for businesses throughout the pandemic, and insert

“The Scottish Government confirmed it would fully pass on the UK government’s £2.3bn package of support for Scottish businesses throughout the pandemic. [20 March]”—(Douglas Ross)

Question put, That the amendment be made. The Committee divided.

Ayes, 5

Andrew Bowie

Alberto Costa

Sally-Ann Hart

John Lamont

Douglas Ross

Noes, 6

Mhairi Black

Deidre Brock

Wendy Chamberlain

Jon Cruddas

Liz Twist

Pete Wishart
(Chair’s casting vote)

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed, to insert

“Scottish Government Ministers informed of positive cases of Covid-19 at a Nike Conference in Edinburgh, the first confirmed cases in Scotland. This information was not shared with the public. [3 March]”—(Douglas Ross)

Question put, That the amendment be made. The Committee divided.

Ayes, 4

Andrew Bowie

Alberto Costa

John Lamont

Douglas Ross

Noes, 5

Mhairi Black

Deidre Brock

Wendy Chamberlain

Jon Cruddas

Liz Twist

Question accordingly negatived.

Paragraphs 12 to 60 read and agreed to.

Paragraph 61 read.

Amendment proposed to leave out “must commit to the following”, and insert

“should consider the following”—(Douglas Ross)

Question put, That the amendment be made. The Committee divided.

Ayes, 5

Andrew Bowie

Alberto Costa

Sally-Ann Hart

John Lamont

Douglas Ross

Noes, 6

Mhairi Black

Deidre Brock

Wendy Chamberlain

Jon Cruddas

Liz Twist

Pete Wishart
(Chair’s casting vote)

Question accordingly negatived.

Paragraphs 61 to 99 read and agreed to.

Summary agreed to.

Resolved, That the Report be the First Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chair make the Report to the House.

Papers were appended to the Report as an Appendix.

Ordered, That embargoed copies of the Report be made available (Standing Order No. 134).

[Adjourned till Thursday 3 September at a time to be fixed by the Chair.





Published: 23 July 2020