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Live Reporting

By Craig Hutchison and Andrew Southwick

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all from us this week

    That's all from Holyrood Live for on Thursday the 9th of November 2017.

    sexual harassment poster

    This was the day the Standards Committee announced an inquiry into sexual harassment.

    Have a peaceful weekend.

  2. 'Don't put your buses out if they don't have seatbelts on them'

    SNP MSP Gilliam Martin

    SNP MSP Gilliam Martin, who brought the Bill forward, says "for me it has been a very special afternoon."

    She says: "If the bus companies don't want to spend the money they really need to look at themselves."

  3. Minister agrees on moral obligation on bus companies to fit seatbelts

    kids on bus

    Tory MSP Edward Mountain asks if Mr Yousaf will join the Lib Dems and the Tories that there is a moral obligation on bus companies to bring forward implementing seatbelts if they can.

    The transport minister agrees on the moral obligation and says contractors and local authorities could get together.

  4. 'I continue to push the UK government for enforcement'

    Humza Yousaf

    Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf "There can be no greater responsibility for any government than the safety of our citizens and more acutely the safety of our children."

  5. 'It's impossible to be against this Bill'

    Conservative MSP Peter Chapman

    Conservative MSP Peter Chapman says "older pupils in particular are cynical about wearing seat belts.

    "We hope that common sense will prevail and the wearing of seat belts will eventually become second nature."

  6. 'There's enough scandals already presiding officer'

    Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani
    Image caption: Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani

    Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani calls Peter Grant by accident and says "I'm now marrying Peter Chapman to Rhoda Grant."

    Mr Chapman quite pithily says: "There's enough scandals already presiding officer."

  7. 'We only have the power of persuasion'

    Labour MSP Rhoda Grant

    Labour MSP Rhoda Grant calls on the Scottish government to continue to pressure the UK government into changing the law on enforcing the wearing of seat belts.

    Ms Grant says: "We only have the power of persuasion".

  8. Children need to know that being safe is cool

    SNP MSP Gail Ross

    SNP MSP Gail Ross says "We need to get children into the habit of wearing seatbelts.

    "They need to know that being safe is cool."

  9. Lib Dem MSP calls on councils and bus companies to act now

    Lib Dem MSP Mike Rumbles
    Image caption: Lib Dem MSP Mike Rumbles

    Lib Dem MSP Mike Rumbles says this Bill is necessary because five councils will not have seat belts until 2021, due to the exemption.

    Mr Rumbles says: "This is only what I can call a very poor show from those five councils."

    He says to those five councils don't wait until the law forces you to put the seatbelts in school transport as this is about children's safety.

    Mr Rumbles says the bus companies must do the right thing and act now.

  10. 'We should lead by example'

    Green MSP John Finnie
    Image caption: Green MSP John Finnie

    Green MSP John Finnie says that adults need to lead by example, and that "I was surprised recently to be on a bus and find I was the only one wearing a seatbelt".

  11. 'It's not just about the law it's also about culture and behaviour'

    Labour MSP Daniel Johnson

    Labour MSP Daniel Johnson says: "Often we change the law in response to tragic events and I think it's good that we're doing this to try and stop something like that."

  12. Government front bench missing..........

    front bench

    Deputy Presiding Officer Linda Fabiani stops Labour MSP Daniel Johnson's speech to take issue with the empty front seats.

    She says "It is not acceptable for a front bench to be empty when someone is making a speech.

    "Could I ask that someone from the SNP sorts this immediately."

  13. Tory MSP 'deeply saddened' some pupils will not have the option for a seat belt until 2021

    Tory MSP Edward Mountain
    Image caption: Tory MSP Edward Mountain

    Tory MSP Edward Mountain says he when this Bill first came forward he was rather shocked that this law did not already exists.

    Mr Mountain congratulates Ms Martin and says he welcomes the minister's pledge to urge buses to have seatbelts fitted as soon as possible.

    He says he was against the amendment providing an exception to be made to the original date of implementation.

    Mr Mountain says it is morally unacceptable for some bus companies, the day before Royal Assent for the Bill, not to have fitted seat belts.

    He says he is deeply saddened some secondary school pupils will not have the option for a seat belt until 2021.