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Scottish Parliament Business: Thursday 8 February 2018

In Plenary

11:40am: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11:40am: General Questions

12:00am: First Minister’s Questions

Members’ Business debate on East Neuk First Responders (Willie Rennie, Lib Dem, Mid Scotland and Fife)

2:30pm: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Debate on the Islands (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

Financial Resolution of the Islands (Scotland) Bill

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm: Decision Time

In Committee

Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee (9:00am, room 1) 

- Scotland's Screen Sector - evidence from  John McCormick, Chair, Screen Sector Leadership Group; Ken Hay, Scottish Screen Sector Leadership Group; Dr Belle Doyle, Association of Film and Television Practitioners Scotland; Kenny Glenaan, Director; Chris Young, Young Films Foundation, Managing Director and Producer; Professor Philip Schlesinger, Professor in Cultural Policy, University of Glasgow;Iain Smith, Chair, British Film Commission; David Smith, National Representative for Scotland, Pact; Clare Kerr, Producer, Mead Kerr; Wendy Griffin, Producer, Selkie Productions Ltd; Tommy Gormley, First Assistant Director and Fiona Miller, Association for Supporting Artists' Agents in Scotland.

Social Security Committee (9:00am, room 2)
- Social Security (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2)

Equalities and Human Rights Committee (9:30am, room 4)
- Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 – Evidence from Anne Marie Hicks, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service; Gillian Mawdsley, Policy Executive Team, Law Society of Scotland; Detective Superintendent Stuart Houston, Specialist Crime Division, and Raymond McIntyre, Criminal Records Manager, Police Scotland; Paul Twocock, Director of Campaigns, Policy and Research, Stonewall UK; Derek Ogg QC

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee (10:00am, room 5) 
- Scotland Act 2016: audit and accountability arrangements: Evidence from — Eleanor Ryan, Director of Financial Strategy, Aileen Wright, Head of Corporate Reporting Accountancy & Governance, and Andrew Chapman, Team Leader, Fiscal Delivery and Constitutional Change, Scottish Government; Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Mark Taylor, Assistant Director, Audit Scotland.

- Scotland Act 2016: audit and accountability arrangements:  Further evidence from — Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland; Mark Taylor, Assistant Director, Audit Scotland.

 - Work programme: The Committee will consider its approach to the NHS Workforce Planning and NHS in Scotland 2017 audits; the Self-Directed Support audit/ post-legislative scrutiny; and, the 2016/17 audit of the Scottish Police Authority.

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing (1:00pm, room 2) 

- HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland's strategic review of undercover policing in Scotland:  Evidence from — Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Ian Kernohan, Organised Crime Unit, and Graeme Waugh, Organised Crime Unit, Scottish Government; Derek Penman QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland, and Stephen Whitelock, Lead Inspector, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland.

- Work programme: The Sub-Committee will consider its work programme.