Archive Video (2626)

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

The publisher of this material is:

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP

During the referendum period the Scottish Parliament is obliged to provide this information in order to ensure transparency and comply with the campaign rules.

For further details, please see Schedule 4, Paragraph 27 of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013: www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2013/14/schedule/4

3 Most Recent

First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

First Minister's Questions - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 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-02696) 2. Ruth Davidson: To ask the First Minister when she will next meet the Prime Minister. (S4F-02701) 3. Willie Rennie: To ask the First Minister what issues will be discussed at the next meeting of the Cabinet. (S4F-02697) 4. Richard Lyle: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on the final report of the Penrose Inquiry. (S4F-02695) 5. Neil Findlay: To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to end the use of zero-hours contracts. (S4F-02698) 6. Roderick Campbell: To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s position is on the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s report, Constitutional implications of the Government’s draft Scotland clauses. (S4F-02707)

Equal Opportunities Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

Equal Opportunities Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

1. Age and Social Isolation: The Committee will take evidence from— Vivien Moffat, Programme Manager, The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS); Martin Sime, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO); Glenda Watt, Co-ordinator, Scottish Older People’s Assembly (SOPA); Derek Young, Policy Officer, Age Scotland.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 7 in private. 2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take future consideration of the report from the Commissioner, and its own draft report on the complaint, in private at a future meeting. The Committee will also decide, in relation to its inquiry into the election of Committee Conveners, whether its consideration of oral evidence heard, issues for a draft report and a draft report should be taken in private at future meetings. 3. Cross-Party Group: The Committee will consider an application for recognition from the proposed Cross-Party Group on Tourism, and take evidence from— Bruce Crawford, Convener of the proposed Cross-Party Group on Tourism. 4. Inquiry into the election of Committee Conveners: The Committee will take evidence from— Dr Hannah White, Institute for Government, Programme Director; Professor Charlie Jeffrey, Senior Vice Principal, and Professor James Mitchell, Co-Director, Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh. 5. Cross-Party Group - approval: The Committee will decide whether to accord recognition to the proposed Cross-Party Group on Tourism. 6. Inquiry into the election of Committee Conveners: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 7. Complaint: The Committee will consider a report from the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

European and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

European and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. 2. Connecting Scotland: How the Scottish Government engages internationally: The Committee will take evidence from— Christos Sirros, Agent-General of the Government of Québec in London; Dr Paul Fischer, International Relations Department, Bavarian State Chancellery; and then from— Ian Campbell, Head of Scottish Government EU Office, Scottish Government; John Somers, First Secretary, Scottish Affairs Office, Beijing (via video conference). 3. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the latest issue of the Brussels Bulletin. 4. Scottish Government’s draft budget 2015-16: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Government to the Committee’s report. 5. Connecting Scotland: The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

Health and Sport Committee Debate: Health Inequalities S4M-12769 Duncan McNeil on behalf of the Health and Sport Committee: Health Inequalities—That the Parliament notes and welcomes the Health and Sport Committee’s 1st Report 2015 (Session 4), Report on Health Inequalities (SP Paper 637); recognises the wider causes of health inequalities, and welcomes the innovative approach that allows a wide range of parliamentary committees an opportunity to contribute to the debate. followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions S4M-12818 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Post-16 Education (Scotland) Act 2013 (Modification of Legislation) Order 2015 [draft] be approved. 5.00 pm Decision Time

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

Members’ Business Debate on the subject of— S4M-12667 Hugh Henry: Accountability of Police Scotland—That the Parliament notes that 1 April 2015 marks the second anniversary of the establishment of Police Scotland; notes the reported controversies regarding the deployment of armed police, stop and search, the loss of data, the use of performance targets and local accountability; recognises the budget pressures that were identified by Audit Scotland, including what it believes has been the significant reduction in civilian staff, concerns about uniformed officers having to fulfil the duties previously delivered by civilian staff and worries about the closure of control rooms; believes that the Scottish Police Authority is failing to exercise thorough and robust scrutiny of the force in its operations in Renfrewshire and across the country, and notes the views that these issues must be addressed to ensure that public confidence in the police is maintained and that the Scottish Government must recognise its responsibilities by addressing the concerns that are being expressed.

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

General Questions - Scottish Parliament: 26th March 2015

11.40 am General Questions 1. John Scott: To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with the bid for a spaceport to be located in Scotland. (S4O-04174) 2. Murdo Fraser: To ask the Scottish Government when the rules on eligibility of blood donors were last reviewed. (S4O-04175) 3. John Mason: To ask the Scottish Government what the financial impact would be in Scotland of an increase in the inheritance tax threshold to £1,000,000. (S4O-04176) 4. Liz Smith: To ask the Scottish Government what assurance it can give to the officers currently employed in the British Transport Police in Scotland that their jobs will be retained under Police Scotland. (S4O-04177) 5. David Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the establishment of a spaceport. (S4O-04178) 6. Neil Findlay: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the report by Fiona McKenzie for NHS Lothian regarding concerns about the perinatal ward at St John’s Hospital. (S4O-04179) 7. Neil Bibby: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what issues were discussed. (S4O-04180) 8. Alex Fergusson: To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take following the publication in March 2014 of research into tail injuries to working dogs that it commissioned from the University of Glasgow. (S4O-04181) 9. Gordon MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government what support it is giving to help reshape how energy is delivered and used in communities throughout the country. (S4O-04182) 10. Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the Crown Estate and what matters were discussed. (S4O-04183)

Local Government and Regeneration Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th March 2015

Local Government and Regeneration Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th March 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments— Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI/2015/87). 3. Local government benchmarking system: The Committee will take evidence from— Angela Leitch, Chair of SOLACE Scotland and Chief Executive of East Lothian Council, SOLACE Scotland; Colin Mair, Chief Executive, and Emily Lynch, Senior Project Manager, Improvement Service. 4. Local government benchmarking system: The Committee will consider the evidence received.

Public Audit Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th March 2015

Public Audit Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th March 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 4 and 5 in private. 2. Section 23 report - The Scottish Government’s purchase of Glasgow Prestwick Airport: The Committee will take evidence on the Auditor General for Scotland report entitled "The Scottish Government’s purchase of Glasgow Prestwick Airport" from— David Middleton, Chief Executive, and John Nicholls, Director of Aviation, Maritime, Freight & Canals, Transport Scotland; Sharon Fairweather, Deputy Director, Finance Programme Management, Scottish Government. 3. Section 23 report - Commonwealth Games 2014: Third report: The Committee will take evidence on the joint Auditor General for Scotland and Accounts Commission report entitled "Commonwealth Games 2014: Third report" from— Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Angela Cullen, Assistant Director, Tricia Meldrum, Senior Manager, and Michael Oliphant, Project Manager, Audit Scotland. 4. Section 23 report - Commonwealth Games 2014: Third report: The Committee will consider its approach to the joint Auditor General for Scotland and Accounts Commission report entitled "Commonwealth Games 2014: Third report" and take evidence from — Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Angela Cullen, Assistant Director, Tricia Meldrum, Senior Manager, and Michael Oliphant, Project Manager, Audit Scotland. 5. Section 23 report - The Scottish Government’s purchase of Glasgow Prestwick Airport: The Committee will consider the evidence received at agenda item 2 and take evidence from— Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Graeme Greenhill, Senior Manager, and Ursula Lodge, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland. 6. Consideration of approach (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to a forthcoming evidence session with NHS Highland on the Auditor General for Scotland report entitled "The 2013/14 audit of NHS Highland: Financial management".

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th March 2015

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th March 2015

1. Internationalising Scottish Business: The Committee will take evidence from— Graeme Blackett, Director, BiGGAR Economics; and then from— John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, and Jessie Laurie, Policy Manager, European and Structural Funds Division, Scottish Government. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument— The Bankruptcy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 3. Review of evidence heard (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard at today’s meeting. 4. Economic Impact of the Creative Industries (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.