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Scottish Parliament
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
The Chamber
14:00 Parliamentary Bureau Motions
14:00 Portfolio Questions Health and Sport
followed by Motion
followed by Business Motions
followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions
17:00 Decision Time
followed by Members' Business S5M-13681 Angela Constance
Support for Families of Loved Ones Killed Abroad
Scottish Parliament Committees
12:00 Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3) Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill Committee
1. Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the
Bill at Consideration Stage.
Proposed future business
This is expected to be the final meeting of the Committee. For further information, contact the
Clerk to the Committee, Nick Hawthorne, on 0131 348 5417 or nick.hawthorne@parliament.scot
08:15 Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2) Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee
1. Salmon Farming in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.
2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5
and future consideration of its approaches to the Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit)
(Scotland) Billand anticipated South of Scotland Enterprise Agency (Scotland) Bill in private.
3. Transport (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Martin Reid, Policy Director, Road Haulage Association;
Gavin Thomson, Air Pollution Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland, Scottish
Environment Link;
Tony Kenmuir, Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee, Scottish Taxi
Federation;
Neil Greig, Policy and Research Director, IAM RoadSmart.
4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—
The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special ParkingArea) (Falkirk Council)
Designation Order 2018 (SSI 2018/279)
Parking Attendants (Wearing of Uniforms) (Falkirk CouncilParking Area) Regulations
2018 (SSI 2018/280)
The Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (Falkirk Council)Regulations 2018
(SSI 2018/281)
The Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Order2018 (SSI 2018/283)
The Marketing of Ornamental Plant Propagating Material Amendment(Scotland)
Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/284)
5. Pre-Budget Scrutiny: The Committee will consider a draft letter on its Pre-Budget Scrutiny.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 31 October, the Committee expects to consider the salmon farming in
Scotland report and its approaches to the Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill
and anticipated South of Scotland Enterprise Agency (Scotland) Bill in private.
The Committee will also take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy.
For further information, please contact Steve Farrell, the Clerk to the Committee on 0131 348
5211 or at rec.committee@parliament.scot
09:30 David Livingstone Room (CR6) Finance and Constitution Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take a prebudget
scrutiny report in private at a future meeting.
2. Common UK Frameworks: The Committee will take evidence in a roundtable format from—
Professor Michael Keating, Professor of Politics, University of Aberdeen;
Daphne Vlastari, LINK Advocacy Manager, Scottish Environment LINK;
Professor Colin Reid, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Dundee;
Jonathan Hall, Director of Policy and Member Services, NFU Scotland;
Iain Wright, Research Fellow, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow;
Professor Paul Beaumont, Chair of EU sub-group on Constitution and Law, Royal
Society of Edinburgh;
Michael Clancy, Director, Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland;
Lloyd Austin, Head of Conservation Policy, RSPB Scotland;
Anthony Salamone, Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor, Scottish Centre for
European Relations.
3. Trade Bill LCM Draft Report (in private): The Committee will consider a further draft report.
Proposed future business
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, Jim Johnston at
Finance.Constitution@parliament.scot
09:35 Robert Burns Room (CR1) Local Government and Communities Committee
1. Planning (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4).
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 31 October, the Committee expects to continue its Stage 2 consideration of
the Planning (Scotland) Bill.
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, Peter McGrath, on 0131-348-5232 or
LocalGovernmentandCommunities@parliament.scot.
10:00 James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4) Education and Skills Committee
1. Young People's Pathways inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 7 November 2018 the Committee expects to consider subordinate
legislation and a further draft of the Young People's Pathways report. For further information,
contact Roz Thomson the Clerk to the Committee, whose contact details are
es.committee@parliament.scot or 0131 348 5222.
10:00 Adam Smith Room (CR5) Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee
1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3
in private.
2. 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 proposals—
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations
2018
The Committee will take evidence from—
Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment, Clare Hamilton,
Deputy Director, Head of Decarbonisation, Alice Mitchell, Senior Policy Officer,
Emissions Trading, CRC and F-gases, Consumers and Low Carbon Division, and Ross
Loveridge, Head of EU Exit, Consumers and Low Carbon Division, Scottish
Government.
3. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider evidence heard
earlier in the meeting.
Proposed future business
At its next meeting, on 30 October, the Committee expects to consider the Climate Change
(Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill and a draft report on the Land Reform (Scotland)
Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) (Scotland) Regulations 2021
[draft].
For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, Lynn Tullis on 0131 348 5051
12:00 Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3) Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill Committee
1. Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the
Bill at Consideration Stage.
Proposed future business
This is expected to be the final meeting of the Committee. For further information, contact the
Clerk to the Committee, Nick Hawthorne, on 0131 348 5417 or nick.hawthorne@parliament.scot