55/2013: Thursday 28 March 2013

Scottish Parliament

Chamber Desk Arrangements during the Easter Recess

During the Easter recess the Chamber Desk will be open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Thursday and 10.00 am to 3.30 pm on a Friday. Normal opening arrangements will resume on Monday 15 April.

Portfolio Questions 17 April 2013 and General Questions 18 April 2013

Members are advised that the deadline for submitting names for Portfolio Questions on 17 April and General Questions on 18 April is 12 noon on Monday 8 April. Members who are selected will be advised by email on that day.

Members selected will have until 12 noon on Wednesday 10 April to submit their questions. The submitted questions will appear in Section D of the Business Bulletin on Monday 15 April 2013.

Portfolio questions will be Education and Lifelong Learning.

Summary of Today’s Business

Meetings of Committees

9.00 am

Equal Opportunities Committee

Committee Room 4

9.30 am

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Committee Room 6

10.00 am

Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee

Committee Room 1

1.15 pm

Justice Sub-Committee on Policing

Committee Room 6

Meeting of the Parliament

Subject to the Parliament’s agreement of business motion S4M-06125, today’s business will be as follows

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

12.30 pm Members’ Business – S4M-05656 Sandra White: Bowel Cancer, Don’t Take a Chance, Take the Test

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Ministerial Statement: De-crofting by Owner Occupier Crofters

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: High Hedges (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

For full details of today’s business, see Section A. For full details of the future business, see sections B and C.

Section A: Today's Business

Meetings of Committees and Meeting of the Parliament

Section B: Future Meetings of the Parliament

Future Meetings of the Parliament

Section C: Future Meetings of Committees

There is no information on future meetings of Committees in today's Business Bulletin

Section D: Oral Questions

There is no information on Oral Questions in today's Business Bulletin

Section E: Written Questions

New Questions for Written Answer

Section F: Motions and Amendments

Motions and Amendments

Section G: Bills

New Bills introduced, new amendments to Bills and Members' Bills proposals

Section H: New Documents

New documents laid before the Parliament and Committee Reports published

Section I: Petitions

There is no information on Petitions in today's Business Bulletin

Section J: Progress of Legislation

Progress of Bills and Subordinate Legislation

Section K: Corrections

There is no information on corrections to the Official Report in today's Business Bulletin

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