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Scottish Parliament Business: Wednesday 9 January 2019

In Plenary

2:00pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Portfolio Questions - Finance, Economy and Fair Work

Ministerial Statement: Improving Animal Welfare

Scottish Government Debate: Recognising the Life Sciences Sector in Scotland

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm Decision Time

Members' Business - Gordon MacDonald: Rotary Club of Currie Balerno Recycling PCs

In Committee
Finance and Constitution Committee (David Livingstone Room, 9:30am)
Budget Scrutiny 2019-20
Witnesses: Dame Susan Rice, Chair, John Ireland, Chief Executive, Professor Francis Breedon, Commissioner, Professor David Ulph, Commissioner, and Professor Alasdair Smith, Commissioner, Scottish Fiscal Commission and Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility.

Local Government and Communities Committee (James Clerk Maxwell Room, 9:45am)
Budget Scrutiny 2019-20
Witnesses: Cllr Gail Macgregor, Spokesperson for Resources, and Vicki Bibby, Head of Resources, COSLA; Annemarie O'Donnell, Chair, SOLACE Scotland,Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, Aileen Campbell, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Graham Owenson, Head of Local Government Finance, Robin Haynes, Head of Local Taxation, Caroline Dicks, Investment Manager, More Homes Division, and Angela O'Brien, Team Leader, Better Homes Division, Scottish Government.

Education and Skills Committee (Robert Burns Room, 10:00am)
Scottish National Standardised Assessments inquiry
Witnesses: Mhairi Shaw, Director of Education, East Renfrewshire Coucil on behalf of the, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland; Juliette Mendelovits, Director of Assessment and Reporting for the Australian Council of Education Research, ACER UK; Professor Sue Ellis, Professor of Education, University of Strathclyde; Professor Christine Merrell, Director of Research and Professor in the School of Education, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, Durham University.