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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Views sought on proposed e-Cigarette and patient safety legislation

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Justice Committee supports FAI Bill but seeks improvements

Justice Committee supports FAI Bill but seeks improvements

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Views sought on impact of EU referendum and reform agenda on Scotland

Views sought on impact of EU referendum and reform agenda on Scotland

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Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

1. Declaration of interests: Members of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests. 2. Choice of Convener: The Committee will choose a Convener. 3. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener. 4. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. 5. Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Pentland Hills Regional Park Boundary Bill.

Equal Opportunities and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

Equal Opportunities and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

1. Removing Barriers: Race, Ethnicity and Employment: The Committee will take evidence from— Dr Akwugo Emejulu, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh; Dr Gina Netto, Associate Professor/Reader, Heriot Watt University; Olawale Olabamiji, Solicitor, Ethnic Minorities Law Centre; Chris Oswald, Head of Policy and Communications, Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

Scottish Commission for Public Audit - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Commission will decide whether to take items 3, 4 and 5 in private and whether to consider its work programme in private at its next meeting. 2. Audit Scotland Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 2015 and Auditor’s Report on the Accounts: The Commission will take evidence from— Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; John Maclean, Chair of Audit Scotand; Diane McGiffen, Chief Operating Officer, and Russell Frith, Assistant Auditor General, Audit Scotland; and then from— Andrew McBean, Senior Partner, and David Jeffcoat, Associate, Alexander Sloan. 3. Work programme: The Commission will consider its work programme. 4. Auditors of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider a paper from the Secretary . 5. Annual report: The Commission will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 11 May 2014 to 10 May 2015.

Devolution (Further Powers) Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

Devolution (Further Powers) Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

1. Scotland Bill 2015-16: The Committee will take evidence from— John Swinney, Deputy First Minister & Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, Sean Neill, Fiscal Responsibility Division, and Stephen Sadler, Team Leader, Elections and Constitution Division, Scottish Government; and then from— Rt. Hon David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland, Scotland Office.

European and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

European and External Relations Committee - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

1. UK’s future relationship with the EU and Connecting Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from— Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, and Colin Imrie, Deputy Director, Head of European Relations, Scottish Government. 2. European Structural and Investment Funds: The Committee will take evidence from— Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities, and Shane Rankin, Deputy Director, European Structural Funds, Scottish Government. 3. Committee of the Regions: The Committee will consider a report from Stewart Maxwell, one of the Scottish Parliament’s nominated members of the Committee of the Regions. 4. Reports from Scottish Government: The Committee will consider reports from the Scottish Government on transposition of EU Directives, learning of foreign languages in primary schools and Horizon 2020. 5. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: The Committee will consider correspondence from the European Commission relating to its report. 6. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the latest issue of the Brussels Bulletin. 7. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

Plenary Session - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions S4M-13613 Joe FitzPatrick: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during stage 3 of the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the stage being called) or otherwise not in progress: Groups 1 to 3: 35 minutes Groups 4 to 7: 1 hour 10 minutes Groups 8 to 10: 1 hour 30 minutes. followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill S4M-13606 Michael Matheson: Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill be passed. followed by Business Motions followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions S4M-13634 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Advice and Assistance (Assistance by Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2015 [draft] be approved. S4M-13635 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 Amendment Order 2015 [draft] be approved. S4M-13636 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee be designated as the lead committee in consideration of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. S4M-13637 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Committee Membership—That the Parliament agrees that John Lamont be appointed to replace Annabel Goldie as the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party member of the Welfare Reform Committee. 5.00 pm Decision Time

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

Members' Business - Scottish Parliament: 25th June 2015

Members’ Business Debate on the subject of— S4M-13494 Jim Eadie: Fifth Anniversary of the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in NHS Lothian—That the Parliament congratulates Edinburgh on becoming what it believes is the first city in the world to offer the Family Nurse Partnership programme to all eligible women in its fifth anniversary year; understands that the pilot programme, which was launched in NHS Lothian in 2010, has provided support and advice to 660 mothers in Lothian; welcomes confirmation that the resources and staffing are now in place for every eligible young mother in Edinburgh to be offered a place on the programme; further understands that the programme is an intensive, preventive, one-to-one home visiting programme for young, first-time mothers from early pregnancy until their child reaches the age of two and was developed in the United States by Professor David Olds; supports its main aims of improving pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and the economic self-sufficiency of the family; considers that the scheme has been such a success that it now operates across eight NHS board areas, Lothian, Tayside, Fife, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Ayrshire and Arran, Forth Valley and Lanarkshire and benefits over 2,000 mothers across Scotland; welcomes plans for expansion into Borders and Grampian NHS board areas later in 2015, and commends what it sees as the valuable work undertaken by Family Nurse Partnerships in Lothian and across Scotland.