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Scottish Parliament Business: Wednesday 29 January 2020

In Plenary

1:30pm: Parliamentary Bureau Motions

Scottish Government Debate: Recognising Scotland in Europe 

2:00pm: Portfolio Questions

Scottish Government Debate: Scotland’s Future

Business Motions

Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5:00pm: Decision Time

Members' Business — S5M-19252 David Stewart: Right to Full Care to Die at Home

In Committee

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee (9:00am, Mary Fairfax Somerville Room)
Construction and procurement of ferry vessels in Scotland
Witnesses: Andrew Alexander, naval architect; Alf Baird, Member of Ferry Industry Advisory Group; Roy Pederson, Author and Consultant, Pedersen Consulting; Angus Campbell, Chair, CalMac Community Board and Councillor Uisdean Robertson, Chair, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: The Committee will consider 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 Rules for Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020

- The Financing, Management and Monitoring of Direct Payments to Farmers (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Local Government and Communities Committee (9:45am, James Clerk Maxwell Room)
Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19
Witnesses: Rosemary Agnew, Ombudsman, Niki Maclean, Director, and John Stevenson, Head of Improvement, Standards and Engagement, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman
The Committee will consider the following negative instrument:
- The Local Government Pension Scheme (Increased Pension Entitlement) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Finance and Constitution Committee (10:00am, David Livingstone Room)
Budget Scrutiny 2020-21
Witnesses: Mairi Spowage, Deputy Director, Fraser of Allander Institute