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Scottish Parliament Business: Tuesday 3 December 2019

In Plenary

2:00pm: Time for Reflection

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Topical Questions

Ministerial Statement: Auditor General Report into Prisons

Members' Business - Jenny Gilruth: Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town

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

Committee Announcements

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Decision Time

Members' Business - Jeremy Balfour: #PurpleLightUp, a Global Movement for Change

In Committee

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee (9:00am, Robert Burns Room)
Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill
Witnesses: Mike Radford, Reader, University of Aberdeen; Gillian Mawdsley, Secretary, Criminal Law Committee, Law Society of Scotland; Scott Blair, Advocate, Centre for Animal Law; Libby Anderson, Policy Advisor, OneKind; Runa Hanaghan, Deputy Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust; Howard Bridges, Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home; Robbie Marsland, Director, Scotland, League Against Cruel Sports; Melissa Donald, Scottish Branch Senior Vice President, British Veterinary Society and Penny Middleton, Policy Manager for Animal Health and Welfare, NFUS

Health and Sport Committee (9:45am, James Clerk Maxwell Room)
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Consideration of a proposal by the Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under the Act in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposals
- The Food and Feed Hygiene and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Scrutiny of Special Health Boards - The State Hospitals Board for Scotland
Witnesses: Terry Currie, Chair, Gary Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Lindsay Thomson, Medical Director, Mark Richards, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals, Robin McNaught, Finance and Performance Management Director, and David Walker, Director of Security, Estates and Facilities, The State Hospitals Board for Scotland

Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee (10:00am, David Livingstone Room)
Renewable Heat Target (in private): The Committee will consider its response to the Scottish Government on the renewable heat target

Consumer Scotland Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report

Justice Committee (10:00am, Mary Fairfax Somerville Room)
Subordinate legislation – Draft Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Support for Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2019
Witnesses: Ash Denham, Minister for Community Safety, Lucy Lawson, Senior Policy Officer, and Katie McGarvey, Lawyer, Scottish Government

Subordinate legislation: Ash Denham (Minister for Community Safety) to move that the Committee recommends the Draft Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (Support for Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2019 be approved

HMICS Thematic Inspection of the Scottish Police Authority
Witnesses: Gill Imery QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland

Subordinate legislation – Consideration of the following negative instruments
- Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019
- Firefighters’ Pension Schemes (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019
- Police Pensions Amendment (Increased Pension Entitlement) (Scotland) Regulations 2019
- Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Amendment (Increased Pension Entitlement) (Scotland) Order 2019
- Firefighters’ Pension and Compensation Schemes (Amendment) (Scotland) Order 2019