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Scottish Parliament Business: Wednesday 11 September 2019

In Plenary

1:15pm: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

1:15pm: S5M-18355 Alexander Stewart: 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

2:00pm: Portfolio Questions (Justice and the Law Officers)

Ministerial Statement: The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP)

Scottish Government Debate: Citizens Assembly of Scotland

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm: Decision Time

S5M-18571 Alasdair Allan: 10th Anniversary of Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight

In Committee

Finance and Constitution Committee (9:30am, David Livingstone Committee)
Scottish Fiscal Commission - Forecast Evaluation Report
Witnesses: Dame Susan Rice, Chair, Scottish Fiscal Commission; Professor Francis Breedon, Professor of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London; Professor David Ulph CBE, Professor of Economics, University of St Andrews and John Ireland, Chief Executive, Scottish Fiscal Commission.

Referendums (Scotland) Bill
Witnesses: Dr Theresa Reidy, University College Cork;, Dr Andrew Mycock, Reader, University of Huddersfield;, Professor Chris Carman, Stevenson Trust for Citizenship and Professor Toby James, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of East Anglia.

Local Government and Communities Committee (9:45am, James Clerk Maxwell Room)#
Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill
Witnesses: Kate Forbes MSP, Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Anouk Berthier, NDR Policy Lead, Colin Brown, Senior Principal Legal Officer, and Carol Sibbald, NDR Bill Team Leader, Scottish Government.

Education and Skills Committee (10:00am, Robert Burns Room)
Scottish Qualifications Authority - performance and role
Witnesses: Fiona Robertson, Chief Executive, John McMorris, Director of Business Development, and Robert Quinn, Head of English, Languages and Business, Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (10:00am, Mary Fairfax Somerville Room)
Consideration of the following negative instrument:

-The Plant Health (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2019.

Additional Powers Request (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft]
Witnesses: Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Jessica McPherson, Head of Local Government Policy and Relationships, and Stuart Johnson, Local Government Policy Officer, Scottish Government.

Subordinate Legislation:

Additional Powers Request (Scotland) Regulations 2019 [draft]: Motion to approve

Transport update
Witnesses: Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Michelle Rennie, Director of Major Projects, Heather Cowan, Head of Strategy and Integration, Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, and Chris Wilcock, Director of Aviation, Maritime, Freight and Canals, Scottish Government.

Interview