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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