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Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 19th June 2014

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 19th June 2014

2.15 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Question Time

1. John Wilson: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how many incidents there have been in the Parliament complex since 2012 that have led to police action. (S4O-03388)

2. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what prices it will set for the proposed pilot of commercial access to the Parliament, and whether these will be reduced for non-profit or charitable organisations. (S4O-03389)

3. Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what progress the Parliament is making in meeting its environmental targets. (S4O-03356)

4. Cara Hilton: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what steps it is taking to ensure that it maximises the benefits of digital working. (S4O-03387)

5. Siobhan McMahon: To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what security support and advice is available to members. (S4O-03390)

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill

S4M-10335 David Stewart: Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Historic Environment Scotland Bill

S4M-10371 Fiona Hyslop: Historic Environment Scotland Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Historic Environment Scotland Bill.

followed by Financial Resolution: Historic Environment Scotland Bill

S4M-09869 John Swinney: Historic Environment Scotland Bill: Financial Resolution—That the Parliament, for the purposes of any Act of the Scottish Parliament resulting from the Historic Environment Scotland Bill, agrees to—

(a) any expenditure of a kind referred to in Rule 9.12.3(b) of the Parliament’s Standing Orders arising in consequence of the Act, and

(b) any charge or payment in relation to which Rule 9.12.4 of the Standing Orders applies arising in consequence of the Act.

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

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Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. 2. Inquiry into the election of Committee Conveners: The Committee will take evidence from— Hugh Henry; Michael Russell. 3. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 11 May 2014 to 10 May 2015. 4. Code of Conduct: The Committee will consider the rules in the Code of Conduct on lobbying and access to MSPs. 5. Cross-Party Group - complaint: The Committee will consider a complaint against a Cross-Party Group. 6. Inquiry into the election of Committee Conveners (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 7. Scotland Act 2012 - finance changes (in private): The Committee will consider a note by the Clerk.

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Devolution (Further Powers) Committee Debate: New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government’s Proposals S4M-13160 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee: New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government’s Proposals—That the Parliament notes the conclusions and recommendations contained in the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee’s 3rd Report, 2015 (Session 4), New Powers for Scotland: An Interim Report on the Smith Commission and the UK Government’s Proposals (SP Paper 720). followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

Members’ Business Debate on the subject of— S4M-12535 Clare Adamson: Scottish Fire Sprinkler Coordination Group—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Fire Sprinkler Coordination Group to the Parliament for its awareness-raising event on 21 May 2015; notes the success of the Fire Sprinklers in Residential Premises (Scotland) Bill in securing a commitment from the administration in relation to the fitting of automatic fire sprinklers to all new care homes and sheltered housing developments following the tragic deaths at Rosepark Care Home in Uddingston; welcomes all developments that improve fire safety, and recognises that several countries, such as Finland, Norway, Sweden and New Zealand, have begun retrofitting automatic sprinklers to buildings.

First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions 1. Kezia Dugdale: To ask the First Minister what engagements she has planned for the rest of the day. (S4F-02803) 2. Ruth Davidson: To ask the First Minister when she will next meet the Prime Minister. (S4F-02800) 3. Willie Rennie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-02799) 4. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the UK Government regarding the safety of Trident nuclear submarines. (S4F-02802) 5. Neil Findlay: To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Government is making on increasing the number of companies and organisations paying the living wage. (S4F-02804) 6. Kevin Stewart: To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to allow more disabled people to access modern apprenticeships. (S4F-02801)

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 21st May 2015

11.40 am General Questions 1. Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the restoration of abandoned opencast coal sites in East Ayrshire. (S4O-04354) 2. Colin Keir: To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the recent safety checks on the Forth Road Bridge. (S4O-04355) 3. Richard Lyle: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase the number of doctors in training for general practice. (S4O-04356) 4. Annabel Goldie: To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the alcohol licensing regime for public houses and clubs is operating satisfactorily. (S4O-04357) 5. George Adam: To ask the Scottish Government whether all 16 and 17-year-olds will be eligible to vote at the 2016 Scottish Parliament election. (S4O-04358) 6. John Lamont: To ask the Scottish Government how many single application forms for rural payments and services have been fully processed under the new information technology system. (S4O-04359) 7. James Kelly: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support college students. (S4O-04360) 8. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Government what the current status is of the proposed Dalry bypass. (S4O-04361) 9. Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the statement by ScotNursing that it can only fill 40% of vacancies when it could previously fill 90%. (S4O-04362) 10. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Scottish business development bank. (S4O-04363)

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its Stage 1 Report on the Harbours (Scotland) Bill as well as its report on its into freight transport in Scotland should be taken in private at future meetings. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Enhanced Enforcement Areas Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [draft] from— Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare, Linda Leslie, Housing Strategy Team Leader, and Jacqueline Pantony, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government. 3. Subordinate legislation: Margaret Burgess (Minister for Housing and Welfare) to move—S4M-13157—That the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee recommends that the Enhanced Enforcement Areas Scheme (Scotland) regulations 2015 [draft] be approved. 4. Access to Scotland’s major urban railway stations: The Committee will take evidence from— Anne MacLean, Convener, and Hussein Patwa, Member, Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland; Jolin Warren, Head of Research, Transform Scotland; Robert Samson, Passenger Manager, Transport Focus.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. The Committee will also decide whether to review evidence heard at future meetings, in connection with the Security of Supply inquiry, in private. 2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft annual report should be taken in private at its next meeting. 3. Security of Supply - witness expenses: The Committee will be invited to delegate to the Convener responsibility for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule 12.4.3, any expenses of witnesses in the inquiry. 4. Security of Supply: The Committee will take evidence, in round table format, from— Professor Ian Arbon, Senior Partner of Engineered Solutions and spokesperson for Energy and Environment in Scotland, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); Professor Keith Bell, Professor of Smart Grid Technologies and Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, University of Strathclyde; Brian Galloway, Energy Policy Director, Scottish Power; Professor Gareth Harrison, University of Edinburgh and the Young Academy of Scotland; Professor Colin McInnes, James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow; Dr Edward Owens, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Environment, Heriot-Watt University; Michael Rieley, Senior Policy Manager, Grid and Markets, Scottish Renewables; Lawrence Slade, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Energy UK; Dr Alan Walker, Head of Policy, The Royal Academy of Engineering. 5. Security of Supply The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Local Government and Regeneration Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

1. Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

Finance Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

Finance Committee - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Part 2 Extension) Order 2015 [draft] from— John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, Alison Douglas, Head of Public Service Reform, and Victoria Bruce, Head of Public Bodies Unit, Scottish Government. 2. Subordinate legislation: John Swinney (Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy) to move—S4M-13108—That the Finance Committee recommends that the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Part 2 Extension) Order 2015 [draft] be approved. 3. Scotland’s Fiscal Framework: The Committee will take evidence from— Professor Ronald MacDonald, University of Glasgow; Professor Michael Keating, Director, Centre on Constitutional Change; Professor John A. Beath, Royal Society of Edinburgh; Professor David Bell, University of Stirling.

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 20th May 2015

Members’ Business Debate on the subject of— S4M-12348 Paul Martin: Protecting Rent-tied Pub Tenants in Scotland—That the Parliament notes calls for a statutory code of practice for pub companies to be implemented in Scotland; understands that members of the UK Parliament recently amended the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill to introduce a code of practice designed to govern the relationship between pub companies and their tenants in England and Wales; notes the view that Scotland should have an adjudicator to protect hard-working licensees, including in Glasgow Provan, and that this would allow licensees to offer a wider selection of beers and promote market competition, and recognises that a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) survey found that 99% of rent-tied pub tenants in Scotland would support such a move.