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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: 18th December 2014

First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

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-02483) 2. Ruth Davidson: To ask the First Minister when she will next meet the Secretary of State for Scotland. (S4F-02481) 3. Willie Rennie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-02478) 4. Christine Grahame: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on a judicial inquiry being held regarding any part that Scotland might have had in respect of possible UK involvement with rendition flights at Scottish airports. (S4F-02480) 5. David Stewart: To ask the First Minister what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the Ministry of Defence regarding the closure of the Kinloss rescue coordination centre. (S4F-02486) 6. Patrick Harvie: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on the agreement that was reached at the climate change talks in Lima. (S4F-02497)

Devolution (Further Powers) Committee - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

Devolution (Further Powers) Committee - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

1. Electoral Management - Scottish Independence Referendum: The Committee will take evidence from— Mary Pitcaithly, Chief Counting Officer at the Scottish Independence Referendum, Convener of the Electoral Management Board for Scotland; Ian Milton, Grampian Assessor & Electoral Registration Officer, Chair of the Scottish Assessors Association (SAA) Electoral Registration Committee, Member of the Electoral Management Board for Scotland; Gordon Blair, Chief Legal Officer, West Lothian Council, Depute Returning Officer, West Lothian, Chair of the SOLAR Elections Working Group, Adviser to the Electoral Management Board for Scotland; Chris Highcock, Senior Depute Returning Officer City of Edinburgh, Secretary to the Electoral Management Board for Scotland.

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by First Minister’s Appointment of Junior Scottish Minister S4M-11926 Nicola Sturgeon: Junior Scottish Ministers—That the Parliament agrees that Fiona McLeod be appointed as a junior Scottish Minister. followed by Welfare Reform Committee Debate: Welfare Reform and the Smith Commission S4M-11840 Michael McMahon on behalf of the Welfare Reform Committee: Welfare Reform and the Smith Commission—That the Parliament notes the Welfare Reform Committee’s 2nd Report 2014 (Session 4), Food Banks and Welfare Reform (SP Paper 537), its 4th Report 2014 (Session 4), Interim Report on The New Benefit Sanctions Regime: Tough Love or Tough Luck? (SP Paper 552) and the welfare proposals contained in the Report of the Smith Commission for further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament. followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

What’s your view on taxi licencing?

What’s your view on taxi licencing?

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee is seeking the views of the public on Scotland’s taxi licensing regime. Changes to the existing system are proposed in the Government’s Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill and the committee wants to hear from people on how those changes could affect them. The committee can be contacted on airweaponsandlicensingbill@scottish.parliament.uk; Telephone – 01313486040; Twitter – @SP_Local.Govt; Facebook – ScottishParliament or Instagram: lgr_committee. For more information, including a list of the questions please see the Committee’s website: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/84969.aspx Want to learn more about the work of the Committee? See our previous videos on: Influencing local services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVgICS_Rgro Community growing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj2zorW_vvM

The Scottish Parliament -- a look back at 2014

The Scottish Parliament -- a look back at 2014

Engagement with the public is a key feature of this short slideshow which also takes a quick look at the work of the Scottish Parliament from January to December 2014.

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

11.40 am General Questions 1. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Government whether it is on track to meet its fuel poverty eradication target. (S4O-03841) 2. Joan McAlpine: To ask the Scottish Government whether the recruitment of consultants in Scotland could be affected by any move to privatise NHS services in England. (S4O-03842) 3. Adam Ingram: To ask the Scottish Government what information it has about trends in the use of foodbanks in Scotland. (S4O-03843) 4. Elaine Smith: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on NHS Lanarkshire’s out-of-hours service. (S4O-03844) 5. Margaret McDougall: To ask the Scottish Government what road improvements in North Ayrshire are planned over the next five years. (S4O-03845) 6. Cameron Buchanan: To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce initiatives to encourage cycling beyond its present commitments. (S4O-03846) 7. Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Falkirk Council and West Lothian Council regarding the upgrading of the A801 River Avon Gorge crossing. (S4O-03847) 8. Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of how local government services impact on various social groups. (S4O-03848) 9. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that Glasgow City Council provision in the west of the city is meeting the government’s aim of providing expanded funded early learning and childcare. (S4O-03849) 10. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with NHS Lothian about its financial situation. (S4O-03850)

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 18th December 2014

Members’ Business Debate on the subject of— S4M-11157 Roderick Campbell: Scotland’s Outstanding Year of Sport—That the Parliament notes what it considers to have been an outstanding year for Scottish sport, including, but not limited to, its athletes’ success at the Winter Olympics, the spectacle and achievements of the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup success at Gleneagles, the staging of the Dunhill Links Championship at two of North East Fife’s most iconic golf courses and Carnoustie and the choice of Hampden Park as a venue for group games and a knockout round at Euro 2020; believes that 2014 has helped to build on what it believes to be Scotland’s reputation in a number of sports; considers that the momentum gained from the successes both in, and outside, sporting arenas must be built on for future sporting generations and considers development of grassroots and introductory level sports to be of particular importance to encourage more people to take up a new sport; praises all those involved, in any capacity, in making the sporting events that Scotland hosted in 2014 a success and notes the particular contribution of the large numbers of volunteers, and hopes that Scotland can be the venue for large-scale sporting events in the future and that this can help to encourage people to continue to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

Finance Committee (Part I) - Scottish Parliament: 17th December 2014

Finance Committee (Part I) - Scottish Parliament: 17th December 2014

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private. 2. Further Fiscal Devolution: The Committee will take evidence from— Peter Kelly, Director, Poverty Alliance; Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress. 3. Devolved Taxes Implementation: The Committee will take evidence from— Eleanor Emberson, Head of Revenue Scotland, Scottish Government; John Kenny, Head of National Operations, Scottish Environment Protection Agency; John King, Director of Registration, Registers of Scotland. 4. Post-Legislative Scrutiny of Financial Memoranda: The Committee will consider its approach to the Post-Legislative Scrutiny of Financial Memoranda.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 17th December 2014

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 17th December 2014

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument— The Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Time and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/327). 3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments— Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/316); Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/317); Environmental Regulation (Relevant Offences) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/319); Controlled Waste (Fixed Penalty Notices) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/320); Litter (Fixed Penalty Notices) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/321); Environmental Regulation (Liability where Activity Carried Out by Arrangement with Another) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/323); Environmental Regulation (Significant Environmental Harm) (Scotland) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/324); Common Agricultural Policy (Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/325); and Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/338). 4. Scotland’s National Marine Plan: The Committee will take evidence from— David Palmer, Deputy Director, Marine Planning and Policy, Anna Donald, Head of Marine Planning and Strategy Team, and Amanda Chisholm, Strategic Environmental Assessment Specialist, Scottish Government. 5. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme. 6. The Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2015-16 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee.