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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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First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions 1. Jackie Baillie: To ask the First Minister what engagements she has planned for the rest of the day. (S4F-02424) 2. Ruth Davidson: To ask the First Minister when she will next meet the Prime Minister. (S4F-02421) 3. Willie Rennie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-02419) 4. Mark McDonald: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the RCN report on mental health services. (S4F-02423) 5. Kezia Dugdale: To ask the First Minister how the Scottish Government will respond to Save the Children’s Read On, Get On report on child literacy. (S4F-02428) 6. Stuart McMillan: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to the Trussell Trust report indicating that the number of people in Scotland visiting foodbanks has doubled. (S4F-02425)

Members' Business (PM) - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

Members' Business (PM) - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

Debate on the subject of— S4M-11550 Jim Hume: One Step Closer to Trains at Reston and East Linton—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s agreement in the ScotRail franchise contract to provide a two-hourly service between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed that will call at Reston and East Linton stations; further welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to having the service operational by December 2016; notes what it considers the socioeconomic benefits that this will undoubtedly bring to the Scottish Borders and East Lothian, a view that was echoed in the 2011 report that was commissioned by Network Rail, The Value of Station Investment, which suggested that stations can have a significant impact on the towns and cities that they serve by acting as regional gateways, attracting businesses and helping to stimulate economic growth; further notes that the Scottish Government’s document, Rail 2014 – Public Consultation, states that ―new stations assist with a number of strategic aims such as stimulating sustainable economic growth or encouraging modal shift‖; recognises the joint feasibility study launched in December 2013, which recommends that this local service with the reopened stations should be taken forward to the next stage; praises what it considers the tireless work of the local campaigners, Barrie Forrest and Tom Thorburn, and all their volunteer colleagues from the Rail Action Group East of Scotland (RAGES), in driving forward this rail transport vision for south-east Scotland, and notes the collaborative funding bid to the Scottish Stations Fund by Scottish Borders Council, East Lothian Council and the South East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership.

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

Continuation of the Scottish Government Debate on the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2014-15 followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions S4M-11689 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Membership—That the Parliament agrees that— Alison Johnstone be appointed to replace Patrick Harvie as a member of the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee and Patrick Harvie be appointed to replace Alison Johnstone as a member of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee. S4M-11690 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Substitution on Committees—That the Parliament agrees that— Patrick Harvie be appointed to replace Alison Johnstone as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee and Alison Johnstone be appointed to replace Patrick Harvie as the Scottish Green Party substitute on the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee. 5.00 pm Decision Time

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

Members’ Business Debate on the subject of— S4M-11550 Jim Hume: One Step Closer to Trains at Reston and East Linton—That the Parliament welcomes the Scottish Government’s agreement in the ScotRail franchise contract to provide a two-hourly service between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed that will call at Reston and East Linton stations; further welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to having the service operational by December 2016; notes what it considers the socioeconomic benefits that this will undoubtedly bring to the Scottish Borders and East Lothian, a view that was echoed in the 2011 report that was commissioned by Network Rail, The Value of Station Investment, which suggested that stations can have a significant impact on the towns and cities that they serve by acting as regional gateways, attracting businesses and helping to stimulate economic growth; further notes that the Scottish Government’s document, Rail 2014 – Public Consultation, states that “new stations assist with a number of strategic aims such as stimulating sustainable economic growth or encouraging modal shift”; recognises the joint feasibility study launched in December 2013, which recommends that this local service with the reopened stations should be taken forward to the next stage; praises what it considers the tireless work of the local campaigners, Barrie Forrest and Tom Thorburn, and all their volunteer colleagues from the Rail Action Group East of Scotland (RAGES), in driving forward this rail transport vision for south-east Scotland, and notes the collaborative funding bid to the Scottish Stations Fund by Scottish Borders Council, East Lothian Council and the South East Scotland Regional Transport Partnership.

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

11.40 am General Questions 1. Claire Baker: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to deal with antisocial behaviour on quad bikes. (S4O-03751) 2. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on tackling rural crime. (S4O-03752) 3. John Mason: To ask the Scottish Government what the economic benefits of immigration from the EU are to Scotland. (S4O-03753) 4. Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has in respect of the non-domestic rates system. (S4O-03754) 5. Kevin Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with the integration of health and social care. (S4O-03755) 6. James Dornan: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its legacy plans from the Commonwealth Games. (S4O-03756) 7. Joan McAlpine: To ask the Scottish Government what its policy is on the development of energy storage technologies. (S4O-03757) 8. Jean Urquhart: To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle negative perceptions of immigration in Scotland. (S4O-03758) 9. Gil Paterson: To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to the voluntary sector. (S4O-03759) 10. Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the restoration of coal sites in East Ayrshire. (S4O-03760)

European and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

European and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 27th November 2014

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private and at future meetings. 2. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – implications for Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from— Mary Alexander, Deputy Regional Secretary, Unite Scotland; David Anderson, Scotland President, University and College Union; Arianna Andreangeli, Lecturer in Competition Law, Edinburgh University; Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary, STUC; Richard Dixon, Director, Friends of the Earth Scotland; Liz Murray, Head of Scottish Campaigns, World Development Movement; Scott Walker, Chief Executive, National Farmers Union Scotland; Dave Watson, Scottish Organiser (Bargaining and Campaigns), Unison Scotland. 3. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the latest issue of the Brussels Bulletin. 4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2015-16: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16.

Finance Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

Finance Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

1. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2015-16: The Committee will take evidence on the Draft Budget 2015-16 from— Liam McArthur MSP, member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Paul Grice, Clerk/Chief Executive, and Derek Croll, Head of Financial Resources, Scottish Parliament. 2. Devolved Taxes Implementation: The Committee will take evidence from— Eleanor Emberson, Head of Revenue Scotland, Scottish Government; John King, Director of Registration, Registers of Scotland; John Kenny, Head of National Operations, Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 3 and 4 in private. 2. Scottish Housing Regulator annual report 2013-14: The Committee will take evidence from— Tony Cain, Head of Housing and Customer Service, Stirling Council, Association of Local Authority of Chief Housing Officers; David Bookbinder, Director, Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations; Alan Stokes, Policy Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. 3. Freight transport in Scotland: The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the post of inquiry adviser. 4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2015-16: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Draft Budget Scrutiny 2015-16.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] from— Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, Brian Endicott, Deputy Scheme Manager, and Gemma MacAllister, Solicitor, Scottish Government. 3. Subordinate legislation: Richard Lochhead (Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment) to move— S4M-11642—That the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee recommends that the The Scotland Act 1998 (Functions Exercisable in or as Regards Scotland) Order 2015 [draft] be approved. 4. The Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16: The Committee will take evidence from— Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, David Barnes, Deputy Director, Agriculture and Rural Development, Drew Sloan, Director of Rural Payments and Inspections, Susan Davies, Deputy Director of Rural and Environmental Science, and Linda Rosborough, Director, Marine Scotland, Scottish Government. 5. Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from— Peter Peacock, Policy Director, Community Land Scotland; Sandra Holmes, Head of Community Assets, Highlands and Islands Enterprise; David Prescott, Chair of the Board, Holmehill Community Buyout; Duncan Burd, Rural Affairs Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland; John Watt, specialist in community land ownership. 6. The Scottish Government’s Wildlife Crime in Scotland - 2013 Annual Reoprt: The Committee will consider its letter to the Scottish Government.

Local Government and Regeneration Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

Local Government and Regeneration Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th November 2014

1. Decision on taking business in private The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private. 2. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2015-16: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16 from— Councillor Kevin Keenen, Finance Spokesperson, and Vicki Bibby, Team Leader - Finance, COSLA; Sue Bruce, Chief Executive, City of Edinburgh Council; Lindsay Freeland, Chief Executive, South Lanarkshire Council; Roddy Burns, Chief Executive, Moray Council; and then from— John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, Robin Haynes, Local Government Division, and Bill Stitt, Local Government Finance Division, Scottish Government. 3. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2015-16 (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence recieved on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16.