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Scottish Parliament Business: 14 September 2017

In Plenary

11:40am: Parliamentary Bureau motions

General questions

12noon: First Ministers’ questions

12:45pm: Members’ business debate on the 25th anniversary of the Borders talking newspaper (Rachael Hamilton, Con, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

2:30pm: Parliamentary Bureau motions

Ministerial debate on community justice in Scotland

Scottish Government debate on Scotland’s food and drink strategy

Business motions

Parliamentary Bureau motions

5:00pm: Decision time

In Committee

Public Petitions Committee (9:00am, room 6)
- Consideration of new petitions:
PE1655 by Christine Metcalfe on behalf of Avich & Kilchrenan Community Council on Scotland's National Scenic Areas; and will take evidence from— Christine Metcalfe, Alan Mitchell, Community Councillor, Avich and Kilchrenan Community Council; and Douglas Wynn
PE1657 by Donald McHarrie on behalf of A77 Action Group on A77 upgrade; and will take evidence from— John Campbell and Willie Scobie, Co-Founders, A77 Action Group
PE1662 by Janey Cringean and Lorraine Murray on behalf of Tick-borne Illness Campaign Scotland on Improve Treatment for Patients with Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-borne Diseases; and will take evidence from— Janey Cringean and Lorraine Murray
PE1664 by Harry Huyton on behalf of OneKind on Greater protection for mountain hares; and will take evidence from— Harry Huyton
PE1659 by Bill Tait on Local authority complaintsbody
PE1660 by Bill Tait on Sottish Legal Complaints Commission review
PE1661 by Melanie Collins on Reform of regulation of the legal profession in Scotland
PE1663 by Leslie Wallace on Driven grouse shooting study
PE1665 by Mark McCabe on Common law of blasphemy
PE1666 by Ian Davidson on Scottish Parliament electoral cycle
- Consideration of continued petition
PE1593 by Paul Quigley on behalf of Fans Against Criminalisation on A full review of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee (9:00am, room 4)
- Scotland's colleges 2017 - Evidence from Dr John Kemp, Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council; Paul Johnston, Director General, Education, Communities and Justice, and Aileen McKechnie, Director of Advanced Learning and Science, Scottish Government; Shona Struthers, Chief Executive, Colleges Scotland; Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland;
Stuart Nugent, Audit Manager, Mark MacPherson, Senior Manager, and Angela Canning, Assistant Director, Audit Scotland

Social Security Committee (9:30am, room 2)
- Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Evidence from Professor Grainne McKeever, Ulster University Law Clinic, Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland, Mark Taylor, Assistant Director, and Morag Campsie, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland
- Social Security (Scotland) Bill - Ben Macpherson will report back to the Committee on the MECOPP workshop he attended on 29 August, Alison Johnstone will report back to the Committee on the Coalition of Carers event she attended on 30 August

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee (10:00am, room 6)
- Article 50 withdrawal negotiations - Evidence from Professor Sir David Edward; Michael Clancy, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland and Laura Dunlop QC, and Peter Sellar, Faculty of Advocates

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing (1:00pm, room 6)
- Police Scotland’s internal complaints procedures – Evidence from Chief Constable Phil Gormley, Police Scotland; and Nicola Marchant, Deputy Chair, Scottish Police Authority


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