Section B: Future Meetings of the Parliament

Business Programme agreed by the Parliament on 9 March 2016

Tuesday 15 March 2016

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Ministerial Statement: Scotland’s Energy Strategy

followed by Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee Debate: Inquiry into the Circumstances surrounding the Closure of the Forth Road Bridge

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Legislation Inquiry/Hybrid Bills (for text of motion S4M-15868 see Section F of the Business Bulletin for Wednesday 9 March 2016)

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: Admissibility of Petitions and Minor Rule Changes (for text of motion S4M-15867 see Section F of the Business Bulletin for Wednesday 9 March 2016)

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – S4M-15790 Margaret Mitchell: Hamilton Accies’ Exemplary Community Work (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for Wednesday 2 March 2016)

Wednesday 16 March 2016

9.00 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

9.00 am Supplementary Legislative Consent Motion: Scotland Bill – UK Legislation

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Education and Lifelong Learning (for text of questions see Section D)

followed by Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – S4M-15289 Mark McDonald: Schools’ Autism Awareness Week (for text of motion see Section F of Business Bulletin for Tuesday 12 January 2016)

Thursday 17 March 2016

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions (for text of questions see Section D)

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

12.30 pm Members’ Business – S4M-15826 Alison Johnstone: Scotland’s Food Future (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for Monday 7 March 2016)

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Stage 3 Proceedings: Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.00 pm Decision Time

Tuesday 22 March 2016

9.00 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Bankruptcy (Scotland) Bill

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 23 March 2016

10.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

10.15 am Members’ Business

followed by Portfolio Questions

Fair Work, Skills and Training;

Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners’ Rights

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Motion of Thanks

12.45 pm Decision Time

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