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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Business begins at 2pm and is expected to include:

    • Ministerial statements on:
      - NHS performance
      - Response to Recommendations on Financial Redress for Survivors of Child Abuse in Care 
    • a committee debate on Making Scotland a Screen Leader, Report Examining the Scottish Screen Sector

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

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    Topical Questions

    The following Topical Questions will be answered in the Chamber on Tuesday:

    Alexander Burnett: To ask the Scottish Government what assurances it can provide that it has taken all required steps to protect consumers, food safety and the farming industry, following the discovery of BSE on a farm in Aberdeenshire.

    Jackie Baillie: To ask the Scottish Government what investment is planned for the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful.

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    Topical Questions

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    Climate Change: IPCC expert to give evidence

    On Tuesday morning, the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee will take evidence on the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1. 

    Witnesses include Jim Skea, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III (dealing with the mitigation of climate change), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Find out more

    Watch on Parliament TV from 9.15am

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    Climate Change: IPCC expert to give evidence

  • Police and fire services

    MSPs hear from police and fire services

    On Tuesday morning, the Justice Committee will take evidence for its post-legislative scrutiny of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012.

    Witnesses will include representatives from the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, the Fire Brigades Union, and the Scottish Police Federation.

    Find out more

    Watch on Parliament TV from 10am

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    MSPs hear from police and fire services

 

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How the Parliament Works

Find out how MSPs are elected, how committees work and how the Scottish Parliament makes laws.

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Visiting the Parliament

Planning a visit to Holyrood?  Our Visiting the Parliament section includes opening times, details on guided tours and how to find us, and other useful information.

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MSP pages

Every MSP's page contains details of their recent speeches, motions, questions and voting records.

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