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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Meeting of the Parliament 19 September 2018

Agenda: Portfolio Question Time, Primary 1 Tests, Business Motions, Parliamentary Bureau Motion, Decision Time, BBC Alba


Contents


Business Motions

The Presiding Officer (Ken Macintosh)

Our next item of business is consideration of business motion S5M-13975, in the name of Graeme Dey, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme.

I remind members that under the new procedure, any member can comment on these business motions. If members wish to do so, it would be best to notify the chair by 3 o’clock that day.

Motion moved,

That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following programme of business—

Tuesday 25 September 2018

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Ministerial Statement: Mental Health Strategy - 2018 Annual Report

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scotland’s Role in the Development of Future UK Trade Arrangements

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 26 September 2018

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions:
Government Business and Constitutional Relations;
Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

followed by Ministerial Statement: Common Agricultural Policy

followed by Ministerial Statement: Dignity and Respect in Scotland’s Security System

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Supporting and Protecting Human Rights Defenders

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 27 September 2018

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Scottish Government Debate: Scottish Government Support for Veterans and the Armed Forces Community in Scotland

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

Tuesday 2 October 2018

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Motion of Condolence: Sir Alex Fergusson

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 3 October 2018

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions:
Education and Skills

followed by Justice Committee Debate: Remand

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 4 October 2018

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister's Questions

followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

(b) that, in relation to any debate on a business motion setting out a business programme taken on Wednesday 26 September, the second sentence of rule 8.11.3 is suspended and replaced with “Any Member may speak on the motion at the discretion of the Presiding Officer”,

and (c) that, in relation to First Minister’s Questions on 27 September 2018, in rule 13.6.2, insert at end “and may provide an opportunity for Party Leaders or their representatives to question the First Minister”.—[Graeme Dey]

Motion agreed to.

The Presiding Officer

The next item of business is consideration of business motions S5M-13977, on a stage 1 timetable, and S5M-13978, on a stage 2 timetable.

Motions moved,

That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Vulnerable Witnesses (Criminal Evidence) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1 be completed by 8 February 2019.

That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Scottish Crown Estate Bill at stage 2 be completed by 28 September 2018.—[Graeme Dey]

Motions agreed to.