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Scottish Parliament
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
The Chamber
14:00 Time for Reflection Reverend John C Duncan MBE
Minister, St Athernase Church of Scotland, Leuchars, St Andrews and former Army Chaplain
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
followed by Topical Questions (if selected)
followed by Legislation Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill
Stage 3 Proceedings
followed by Motion Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Appointment of a New Scottish Information Commissioner
followed by Business Motions
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
17:00 Decision Time
followed by Members’ Business S5M-05389 Gillian Martin
Not on my Screen
Scottish Parliament Committees
09:30 David Livingstone Room (CR6) Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee
1. Draft Energy Strategy (in private): The Committee will consider a draft letter to the Scottish
Government.
2. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.
3. Economic Data (in private): The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the post of
adviser.
Proposed future business
The Committee will next meet on 12 September.
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end
of the Bulletin.
09:45 Robert Burns Room (CR1) Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4
in private.
2. Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence
from-
Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land
Reform, Grant Campbell, Bill Officer, Angela Lawson, Solictor, Andrew Voas, Veterinary
Adviser, and Beverey Williams, Animal Welfare Team Leader, Scottish Government.
3. Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform General Update: The Committee will
take evidence from-
Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land
Reform, Keith Connal, Deputy Director, Natural Resources, and Chris Stark, Director of
Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government;
Mike Palmer, Deputy Director, Marine Scotland.
4. Work programme: The Committee will review its work programme.
5. Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will
consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting.
Proposed future business
The Committee’s first meeting after the summer recess is expected to be on 5 September.
For further information, contact the Clerk tothe Committee, Lynn Tullis, on 0131 348 5240 or
ecclr.committee@parliament.scot.
10:00 Adam Smith Room (CR5) Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items
5, 6 and 7 in private.
2. Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage
2.
3. Instruments subject to negative procedure: The Committee will consider the following—
Loch Carron Urgent Marine Conservation (No. 2) Order 2017 (SSI 2017/205);
Building (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017
(SSI 2017/214);
Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 (Prescribed Days) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/207).
4. Instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider
the following—
Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015 (Commencement No. 4 and Transitional and
Savings Provisions) Order 2017 (SSI 2017/197 (C.17));
Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Withdrawal of
Agents and Judicial Review) 2017 (SSI 2017/200);
Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 and Sheriff Court Rules
Amendment) (Regulation (EU) 2015/848) 2017 (SSI 2017/202);
Act of Sederunt (Summary Application Rules 1999 Amendment) (Trafficking and
Exploitation Orders) 2017 (SSI 2017/211).
5. Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the contents
of a report to the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee.
6. Report on instruments considered during the fourth quarter of the parliamentary year
2016-17: The Committee will consider a draft of its fourth quarterly report for the
parliamentary year 2016-17.
7. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.
Proposed future business
The Committee will next meet after summer recess.
10:00 Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2) Justice Committee
1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items
6 and 7 in private.
2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Advice and Assistance
(Proceedings for Recovery of Documents) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft] from—
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Denise Swanson, Head of Access to
Justice Unit, Kevin Philpott, Criminal Justice Division, and Greig Walker, Solicitor,
Directorate for Legal Services, Scottish Government.
3. Subordinate legislation: Michael Matheson (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move—
S5M-06068—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Advice and Assistance
(Proceedings for Recovery of Documents) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 [draft] be
approved.
4. Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1
from—
Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Philip Lamont, Bill Team, Patrick
Down, Bill Team, and Louise Miller, Directorate for Legal Services, Scottish
Government.
5. Justice Sub-Committee on Policing: The Committee will consider a report back from the
Sub-Committee meeting on 22 June 2017.
6. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Repeal) (Scotland)
Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.
7. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.
Proposed future business
The Committee will next meet on 5 September. For further information, contact Peter McGrath, the
Clerk to the Committee on 0131 348 5195 or by email peter.mcgrath@parliament.scot