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Scottish Parliament Business: Thursday 5 December 2019

In Plenary
11:40am: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11:40am: General Questions

12:00pm: First Minister’s Questions

12:45pm: Members’ Business - Claire Baker: SCAN Art in Action Campaign

2:30pm: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2:30pm: Portfolio Questions

Scottish Government Debate: Disability Sport and Participation

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm: Decision Time

In Committee

Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee (9:00am, Adam Smith Room)
Post-legislative Scrutiny - The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Witnesses: Daren Fitzhenry, Scottish Information Commissioner; Lorraine Currie, Freedom of Information Officer (Policy and Information), Scottish Information Commissioner

Section 23 report - Scottish Public Pensions Agency: Update on management of PS project
Witnesses: Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Alyson Stafford, Director-General, Scottish Exchequer, Gordon Wales, Chief Financial Officer, and Colin Cook, Director Digital, Scottish Government, Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland and Stephen Boyle, Audit Director, Audit Services, Audit Scotland

Public Petitions Committee (9:15am, Robert Burns Room)
New petitions:
- PE1760 on Clear Pricing for Train Fares 
- PE1762 on End the killing of wildlife on grouse moors and elsewhere in Scotland 
- PE1763 on Make the Scottish Police Federation comply with FOI legislation 
- PE1764 on Include evolutionary studies within the primary school curriculum
- PE1765 on Make those in Scottish public office accountable

Continued petitions:
- PE1545 on Residential care provision for the severely learning disabled
- PE1637 on Ship to ship oil transfers and trust port accountability
- PE1682 on Access to specialist support for hidradenitis suppurativa sufferers in Scotland 
- PE1689 on Hepatitis C Treatment Targets in Scotland
- PE1693 on Independent Water Ombudsman
- PE1712 on Soul and conscience letters
- PE1720 on Natural Flood Alleviation Strategy for Scotland
- PE1721 on National tourism strategy for Scotland and the role of the National Trust for Scotland


Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee (9:30am, James Clerk Maxwell Room)
Scottish Elections (Reform) Bill
Witnesses: Dr James Gilmour; Graeme Dey, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans; Alison Fraser, Legal Directorate, Iain Hockenhull, Elections Team, and Maria McCann, Elections Team, Scottish Government 


Justice Sub-Committee on Policing (1:00pm, David Livingstone Room)

Facial recognition: how policing in Scotland makes use of this technology
Witnesses: Dr Ken Macdonald, Head of ICO Regions, Information Commissioner's Office; Griff Ferris, Legal and Policy Officer, Big Brother Watch; Matthew Rice, Scotland Director, Open Rights Group; Tatora Mukushi, Legal Officer, Scottish Human Rights Commission