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Scottish Parliament Business: Wednesday 15 January 2020

In Plenary

1:15pm: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

1:15pm: Members' Business – Alexander Stewart: The Valuable Role of Independent Prison Monitors

2:00pm: Portfolio Questions

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Debate: Education

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm: Decision Time

Members' Business – John Finnie: Celebrating Scotland’s Wetlands on World Wetlands Day 2020

In Committee

Local Government and Communities Committee (9:45am, James Clerk Maxwell Room)
Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill
Witnesses: Monica Lennon, MSP, Member in charge of the Bill; Kirsty-Louise Hunt, Researcher, MSP staff, Scottish Labour Party; Claudia Bennett, Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Parliament, Mary Dinsdale, Senior Assistant Clerk, and Andrew Mylne, Head of Non-Government Bills Unit, Scottish Parliament

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (10:00am, Mary Fairfax Somerville Room)
UK Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Bill (UK Parliament legislation) - Legislative consent memorandum LCM(S5)30
Witnesses: Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Alan Fraser, CAP Scheme Manager, Agriculture and Rural Economy, and David MacLennan, Solicitor, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government

Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill
Witnesses: Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, John Kerr, Head of Agricultural Policy Division, George Burgess, Deputy Director of Food and Drink, Ally McAlpine, Senior Statistician, Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS), Vicky Dunlop, Bill Team Leader, and David Maclennan, Scottish Government Legal Directorate (SGLD), Scottish Government

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 – Consideration that the following instruments have been laid under the appropriate procedure
- The Environmental Impact Assessment Transport (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019

Subordinate legislation – Consideration of the following negative instruments
- The Environmental Impact Assessment Transport (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc.) Regulations 2019
- The Plant Health (Official Controls and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Scottish Commission for Public Audit (11:45am, Adam Smith Room)
Audit Scotland’s Spring Budget Revision 2019-20
Witnesses: Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Ian Leitch, Chair of the Board, Diane McGiffen, Chief Operating Officer, and Stuart Dennis, Corporate Finance Manager, Audit Scotland

Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2020-21
Witnesses: Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Ian Leitch, Chair of the Board, Diane McGiffen, Chief Operating Officer, and Stuart Dennis, Corporate Finance Manager, Audit Scotland

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