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Scottish Parliament
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
The Chamber
11:30 Parliamentary Bureau Motions
11:30 Debate Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee
Business Support Inquiry
followed by Question Time General Questions
followed by Question Time First Minister
followed by Business Motions
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
17:00 Decision Time
followed by Members' Business S5M-16105 George Adam
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Scottish Parliament Committees
08:45 Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3) Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee
1. Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.
The Committee will move to the Robert Burns Room (CR1) for agenda items 2 to 6.
Not before 09.45 am
2. Subordinate legislation and Notice: The Committee will take evidence on the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 [draft] and the Code for the Welfare of Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (Revocation) (Scotland) Notice 2019 from—
Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment, Andrew Voas, Veterinary Head of Animal Welfare, and Grant McLarty, Solicitor, Scottish Government.
3. Subordinate legislation: Mairi Gougeon (Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment) to move—S5M-17291—That the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee recommends that the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 [draft] be approved.
4. Notice: Mairi Gougeon (Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment) to move—S5M-17290—That the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee recommends that the Code for the Welfare of Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens (Revocation) (Scotland) Notice 2019 be approved.
5. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—
The Road Works (Qualifications of Operatives and Supervisors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019.
6. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the policy intention of the Stage 2 amendments on a proposed workplace parking levy from—
Professor Stephen Ison, Professor of Transport Policy, Loughborough University;
Chris Carter, Head of Transport Strategy, Nottingham City Council;
and then from—
Jim Grieve, Interim Partnership Director, SEStran, and Member of Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland;
Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council;
Richard Sweetnam, Chief Officer for City Growth, Aberdeen City Council.
Evidence from Panel 1 will be taken via a video conference.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 29 May, the Committee expects to take evidence on the workplace parking levy amendments of the Transport (Scotland) Bill.
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee at rec.committee@parliament.scot
09:30 Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2) Education and Skills Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take agenda item 8 in private.
2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—
St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/144)
3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Modification)(No. 1) Order 2019 (SSI 2019/draft) and the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Modification)(No. 2) Order 2019 (SSI 2019/draft) from—
Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, Alison Cumming, Deputy Director for Early Learning and Childcare, and Nico McKenzie-Juetten, Lawyer, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.
4. Subordinate legislation: Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People to move—
S5M-17294—That the Education and Skills Committee recommends that the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Modification) (No. 1) Order 2019 (SSI 2019/draft) be approved.
5. Subordinate legislation: Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People to move—
S5M-17295—That the Education and Skills Committee recommends that the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (Modification) (No. 2) Order 2019 (SSI 2019/draft) be approved.
6. Subject choices: The Committee will take evidence from-
Dr Janet Brown, Chief Executive, Dr Gill Stewart, Director of Qualifications, and James Morgan, Head of Research, Policy Standards and Statistics, Scottish Qualifications Authority.
7. Review of Evidence (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence it heard under agenda item 6.
8. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 29 May, the Committee will continue to take evidence on its Subject choices inquiry and is due to hear from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.
For further information, contact Roz Thomson the clerk to the Committee, whose details are roz.thomson@parliament.scot or 0131 348 5222
09:45 James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4) Local Government and Communities Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.
2. Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Eileen Rowand, Director of Finance, Fife Council, and Jonathan Sharma, Policy Manager, COSLA;
Kevin Fraser, Treasurer, Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation Scotland;
Morag Johnston, Director of Financial and Business Services, Glasgow City Council, SOLACE Scotland.
3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—
The Private Landlord Registration (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/160).
4. Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 29 May, the Committee expects to take further evidence at Stage 1 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill and to consider subordinate legislation.
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, Peter McGrath, on 0131-348-5232 or LocalGovernmentandCommunities@parliament.scot.