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Scottish Parliament Business: Wednesday 7 March 2018

In Plenary

1:30pm: Parliamentary bureau motions

Education and Skills questions

Debate on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

Financial Resolution: Financial Resolution: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill

Business motions

Parliamentary bureau motions

5:30pm: Decision time

Member's business debate on Electronic and Internet Voting (Stewart Stevenson, SNP, Banffshire and Buchan Coast)

In Committee

Local Government and Communities Committee (9:00am, room 4)
- Planning (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 – Evidence from Tammy Swift-Adams, Director of Planning, Homes for Scotland; Jenny Hogan, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables; Gordon Nelson, Director, Federation of Master Builders Scotland; Sarah Boyack, Head of Public Affairs, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations; Jonathan Fair, Regional Managing Director - Scotland, McCarthy and Stone; Kate Houghton, Policy and Practice Officer, RTPI Scotland; Malcolm Fraser, Consultant Architect; Professor Cliff Hague, Emeritus Professor of Planning and Spatial Development, Heriot-Watt University; Stuart Tait, Manager, and Dorothy McDonald, Assistant Manager, Clydeplan

Finance and Constitution Committee (9:30am, room 6)
- UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill – Evidence from Michael Clancy, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland; Dr Kirsty Hughes, Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations; Professor Aileen McHarg, University of Strathclyde; Professor Alan Page, Professor of Public Law, University of Dundee; Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, Scottish Government

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill Committee (10.00am, room 3)

- Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill - The Committee will consider a written submission from the promoters of the Bill

Education and Skills Committee (10:00am, room 1)
- Widening access – Evidence from Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Dr Paul Smart, Head of Colleges, Young Workforce & SFC Sponsorship Division, and Dr Roddy Macdonald, Head of Higher Education and Science Division, Scottish Government

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (10:00am, room 2)
- National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Older and Disabled Persons (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 – Evidence from Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, Tom Davy, Head of Bus and Local Transport Policy Unit, Transport Scotland, and Gordon Hanning, Head of Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing Unit, Scottish Government
- The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018
- The Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Amendment Regulations 2018
- Salmon Farming in Scotland – Evidence from Professor Paul Tett, Reader in Coastal Ecosystems, The Scottish Association for Marine Science; Professor James Bron, Professor in Aquaculture, and Professor Herve Migaud, Professor of Aquatic Breeding and Physiology, University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture; Steve Westbrook, Economist