66/2013: Thursday 25 April 2013

Scottish Parliament


Chamber Desk Arrangements - May Day Holiday

Members may wish to note that the Chamber Desk will be closed on Monday 6 May 2013. Arrangements for lodging of First Minister’s Questions, Topical Questions, motions and amendments for debate and the random draw for General and Portfolio Questions are set out below.

The deadline for submitting First Minister’s Questions for 9 May is 4.30 pm on Thursday 2 May.

The deadline for submitting Topical Questions for 7 May is 9.30 am on Tuesday 7 May.

Motions for debate on Tuesday 7 May should be lodged with the Chamber Desk by no later than 4.30 pm on Thursday 2 May; amendments to these motions should be lodged by 4.30 pm on Friday 3 May.

Members are advised that the deadline for submitting names for Portfolio Questions on 15 May 2013 and General Questions on 16 May 2013 is 12 noon on Friday 3 May. Members who are selected will be advised by email on that day.

Summary of Today’s Business

Meetings of Committees

9.30 am

Equal Opportunities Committee

Committee Room 4

9.30 am

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee

Committee Room 5

10.00 am

Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee

Committee Room 1

Meeting of the Parliament

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

12.30 pm Members’ Business – S4M-05930 John Pentland: Workers’ Memorial Day 2013

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.30 pm Stage 1 Debate: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (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

Questions selected for First Minister’s Question Time and Questions selected for response by Ministers and Junior Scottish Ministers at Question Time

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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