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Scottish Parliament Business: Thursday 6 December 2018

In Plenary

11:40am: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

General Questions

12:00pm: First Minister’s Questions

12:45pm: Member’s Business: Emma Harper - 30th World AIDS Day

2:30pm: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Stage 1 Debate: Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill

Financial Resolution - Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm: Decision Time

In Committee

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee (9:00am, Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2))
Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill
Witnesses: Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law Conflict and Global Development, Reading University, Susan Smith, For Women Scotland, 
Vic Valentine, Scottish Trans Policy Officer, Scottish Trans Alliance and Hannah Pearson, Policy Coordinator, Equality Network.

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee (9:00am, David Livingstone Room)
Section 22 report - The 2017/18 audit of the Scottish Police Authority
Witnesses: Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland, Stephen Boyle, Assistant Director, Pauline Gillen, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland, Mark Roberts, Senior Manager, Audit Scotland and Jo Brown, Director, Grant Thornton.

Equalities and Human Rights Committee (9:30am, Robert Burns Room)
Ask the Minister
Witnesses: Christina McKelvie, Minister for Older People and Equalities, Scottish Government, Lisa Bird, Deputy Director: Equalities, Human Rights & Third Sector, and Duncan Isles, Head of Human Rights, The Scottish Government

Public Petitions Committee (9:30am, Sir Alexander Fleming Room) 
PE1708 by Mark Banahan on behalf of the Vegan Society & Go Vegan Scotland on Catering for vegans on all public sector menus
Witnesses: Mark Banahan, The Vegan Society and Barbara Bolton, Go Vegan Scotland
PE1710 by Edward Archer on Community hospital and council care home services in Scotland
PE1712 by Laura Hunter on Soul and conscience letters
PE1540 by Douglas Philand on Permanent solution to the A83
 PE1642 by Norma Austin Hart on Sale and marketing of energy drinks to under sixteens
PE1671 by Lisa Harvey and Andrea Goddard on behalf of Let's Get MAD For Wildlife on Sale and use of glue traps
PE1683 by Jennifer Edmonstone on Support for families with multiple births

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee (10:00am, James Clerk Maxwell Room)

Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland
Witnesses: Bill Thomson, Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland, Ian Bruce, Public Appointments Manager, Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland

 

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing (1:00pm, David Livingstone Room)

Police Scotland's role in the immigration process

Witnesses: Chief Superintendent John McKenzie, Head of Safer Communities, Specialist Crime Division, Sergeant Graeme Stirling, Prevention and Interventions, G Division, Police Scotland
and Graham O'Neill, Policy Officer, Scottish Refugee Council.

 

Interview