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Scottish Parliament Business: Tuesday 12 March 2019

In Plenary

2:00pm: Time for reflection

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Topical Questions

Ministerial Statement: Managing Scotland’s Fisheries in the future

Debate: Fair Work Action Plan

Committee Announcements

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm: Decision Time

Members’ Business: Andy Wightman: Who owns Scotland?

In Committee

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee (9:30am, Room 1)
- Wildlife Crime in Scotland: 2017 Annual Report:
Witnesses: Detective Chief Superintendent David McLaren, Specialist Crime Division, Police Scotland; Sara Shaw, Head of Wildlife and Environmental Crime Unit, and David Green, Deputy Head of Specialist Casework & Head of the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit (SFIU), Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Mike Flynn, Chief Superintendent, Scottish SPCA.

-Subordinate legislation: Evidence on the Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019
Witnesses: Simon Dryden, Policy Team Leader, Salmon and Recreational Fisheries, and Keith Main, Policy Manager, Salmon and Recreational Fisheries, Marine Scotland and Dr John Armstrong, Director of Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Marine Scotland Science.

- Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments:
- Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019; and Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee (9:45am, Room 6)
- Construction and Scotland’s Economy:
Witnesses: Dr Gillian Menzies, Associate Professor of Environment and Climate Change, Heriot-Watt University; Clare Reid, Director of Research and Innovation, Robertson Group; Professor Robert Hairstans, Head of the Centre for Offsite Construction and Innovative Structures (COCIS), Napier University; and Stephen Good, Chief Executive, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee (10:00am, Room 5)
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider whether the following instrument has been given the appropriate categorisation:
-Forestry (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019 [draft].-

Instruments subject to affirmative procedure: The Committee will consider the following:

- Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2019 [draft]
- Motor Sport on Public Roads (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft]
- Plant Health (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019 [draft]
- Forestry (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019 [draft]

Instruments subject to negative procedure: The Committee will consider the following:

-Seed and Propagating Material (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/59)
-Education (Fees and Student Support) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (Scotland) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/70)
-Animal Health (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/71)
-Agriculture Market Measures (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/73)
- Non-Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2019 (SSI 2019/77)
-Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/78).

Instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following:
-Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994 Amendment) (Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering) 2019 (SSI 2019/72); Act of Sederunt (Taxation of Judicial Expenses Rules) 2019 (SSI 2019/75).

Health and Sport Committee (10:00am, Room 4)
- Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments:
-The National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/50)
-The Food and Feed Safety and Hygiene (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/52)
-The Food Composition, Labelling and Standards (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/53)
- The Nutrition (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (SSI 2019/54).

-Scrutiny of NHS Boards - NHS Borders: The Committee will take evidence from: John Raine, Chairman, Jane Davidson, Chief Executive, Carol Gillie, Director of Finance, Nicky Berry, Director of Nursing, Midwifery & Acute Services, Rob McCulloch-Graham, Chief Officer Health & Social Care, and Dr Tim Patterson, Joint Director of Public Health, NHS Borders.

Justice Committee (10:00am, Room 2)
-Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.