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Philip Sim

BBC Scotland political reporter

MSPs have completed the amending stage of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill.

Government amendments to cut controversial plans to hold more trials without juries were unanimously agreed.

However proposals from the Greens to strengthen protections for tenants from eviction were voted down.

And votes on cutting back government plans to extend deadlines for Freedom of Information requests came back tied despite all opposition parties backing them, meaning the amendments fell on the presiding officer’s casting vote.

The parliament will now move to the final debate on the bill before members vote it through.