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Scottish Parliament
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
The Chamber
14:00 Time for Reflection Mr Robin Downie,
Former Moderator of the Youth Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by Topical Questions (if selected)
followed by Ministerial Statements Preparations for EU Exit
followed by Ministerial Statements The Conduct of Reviews and Inquiries
followed by Legislation Stage 1 Debate
Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill
followed by Committee Motion
followed by Business Motions
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
17:00 Decision Time
followed by Members' Business S5M-14126 David Torrance
Fife Alcohol Support Service, Supporting Fifers for 40 Years
Scottish Parliament Committees
09:00 Robert Burns Room (CR1) Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
1. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will take evidence on the REACH
(Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 from—
Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment;
Don McGillivray, Deputy Director, Environmental Quality and Circular Economy, and
Lorraine Walkinshaw, Solicitor, Scottish Government.
2. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider proposals by the
Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under
the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposals—
The Trade in Animals and Related Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018;
and
The Import and Trade of Animals and Animal Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit)
Regulations 2018.
3. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (in private): The Committee will review the
evidence heard earlier in the meeting. The Committee will then consider a proposal from the
Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under
the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposal—
The REACH (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.
4. Budget Scrutiny 2019-20 (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the
scrutiny of the Scottish Government's Budget 2019-20.
5. Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The
Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.
Proposed future business
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, Lynn Tullis, on 0131 348 5240 or
ecclr.committee@parliament.scot.
09:45 David Livingstone Room (CR6) Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items
4, 5 and 6 in private.
2. Business Support Inquiry The Committee will take evidence from
Hugh Lightbody, Chief Officer Business Gateway National Unit, COSLA;
and then from—
Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, James
Muldoon, Head of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Support Policy, and Richard
Rollison, Deputy Director, Innovation, Industries and Investment, Scottish Government.
3. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider a proposal by the
Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under
the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposal: Recognition of
Professional Qualifications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, and will take
evidence from—
Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, James
Muldoon, Head of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Support Policy, and Richard
Rollison, Deputy Director, Innovation, Industries and Investment, Scottish Government.
4. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider its response to the
proposal by the Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the
powers under the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposal:
Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.
5. Business Support Inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence heard at today's
meeting and its approach to the report.
6. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.
Proposed future business
The Committee will next meet on 8 January. For further information, contact Alison Walker the
Clerk to the Committee, whose details are economy@parliament.scot on extension 0131 348
5403.
10:00 James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4) Health and Sport Committee
1. Declaration of interests: George Adam will be invited to declare any relevant interests.
2. Scrutiny of Food Standards Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from-
Ross Finnie, Chair, Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive, Elspeth Macdonald, Deputy Chief
Executive, and Garry Mournian, Head of Corporate Services, Food Standards Scotland.
3. Scrutiny of Food Standards Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider the
evidence heard earlier in the meeting.
4. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (in private): The Committee will consider a
proposal by the Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the
powers under the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposals—
The Nutrition (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019; and
The European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc.)
(EU Exit) Regulations 2018.
5. Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill 2017-19 (UK Parliament legislation) (in
private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the legislative consent memorandum.
Proposed future business
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, DavidCullum on 0131 348 5210 or by
email healthandsport@parliament.scot
10:00 Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2) Justice Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 7
in private.
2. Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take
evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Rt Hon Lady Dorrian, Lord Justice Clerk, Judiciary of Scotland;
Tim Barraclough, Executive Director Judicial Office, Scottish Courts and Tribunals
Service.
3. Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at
Stage 1 from—
John Watt, Chair, Parole Board for Scotland;
Yvonne Gailey, Chief Executive, Risk Management Authority;
Dr Johanna Brown, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Royal College of Psychiatrists in
Scotland;
James Maybee, Principal Officer (Criminal Justice)/Interim Chief Social Work Officer,
Highland Council, representing Social Work Scotland.
4. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider a proposal by the
Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under
the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposal—
The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations and Non-Contractual Obligations
(Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.
5. Proposed integration of the British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland:
The Committee will consider an update from the Scottish Government.
6. Justice Sub-Committee on Policing: The Committee will consider a report back from the
Sub-Committee meeting held on 6 December 2018.
7. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 8 January, the Committee expects to continue taking evidence on the
Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 and on the Management of
Offenders (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. For further information, contact Stephen Imrie, the Clerk to
the Committee on 0131 348 5195 or by email stephen.imrie@parliament.scot