BUSINESS BULLETIN No. 117/2014 Wednesday 6 August 2014

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BUSINESS BULLETIN No. 117/2014

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Summary of Today’s Business Meetings of Committees

10.00 am Finance Committee the James Clerk

Maxwell Room (CR4) 10.00 am Rural Affairs, Climate Change and

Environment Committee

the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2)

10.30 am Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee the Robert Burns Room (CR1)

___________________________________________________________________ Meeting of the Parliament

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Training, Youth and Women’s Employment;

Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners’ Rights followed by Scottish Government Debate: Trident

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business – S4M-10093 Dave Thompson: Highlighting the Plight of Persecuted Christians

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

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Contents

The sections which appear in today’s Business Bulletin are in bold

Section A: Today’s Business

- Meetings of Committees - Meeting of the Parliament Section B: Future Meetings of the Parliament Section C: Future Meetings of Committees Section D: Oral Questions

- Questions selected for First Minister’s Question Time - 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

Section G: Bills

- New Bills introduced - New amendments to Bills - Members’ Bills proposals

Section H: New Documents – new documents laid before the Parliament and committee reports published

Section I: Petitions – new public petitions

Section J: Progress of Legislation – progress of Bills and subordinate legislation

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Business Bulletin: Wednesday 6 August 2014

Section A – Today’s Business

Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in the Scottish Parliament, unless otherwise specified. Contact details for Committee Clerks are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Finance Committee 22nd Meeting, 2014

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4) 1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether

to take items 3 and 4 in private.

2. Landfill Tax (Scotland) Act 2014: The Committee will take evidence, in a round-table format, from—

Lloyd Austin, Head of Conservation Policy, RSPB Scotland;

Professor Jim Baird, Glasgow Caledonian University and The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management;

Willie Beattie, Member, The Scottish Landfill Communities Fund Forum; Stephen Freeland, Policy Executive, Scottish Environmental Services Association;

Mary McLuskey, Chief Executive, Community Resources Network Scotland;

Jenny Schwarz, Grants Fundraising Manager, Scottish Wildlife Trust. 3. Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its

approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Bill.

4. Mental Health (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Bill.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 21st Meeting, 2014

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2)

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

Seed (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/167).

3. The Scottish Government’s Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review

Group: The Committee will take evidence on the Group’s Interim Report from—

Mike Gascoigne, Convener, Rural Affairs sub-committee, Law Society of Scotland;

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Nigel Miller, President, National Farmers Union Scotland; David Johnstone, Chairman, Scottish Land and Estates;

Christopher Nicholson, Chairman, Scottish Tenant Farmers’ Association; Martin Hall, Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers (SAAVA) representative on Tenant Farming Forum and former SAAVA President; Andrew Wood FRICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

4. Public petition PE01490: The Committee will consider its draft letter to the Scottish Government on the following petition—

PE01490 by Patrick Krause on behalf of the Scottish Crofting Federation on control of wild goose numbers

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee 20th Meeting, 2014

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in the Robert Burns Room (CR1)

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether consideration of its work programme should be taken in private at the next meeting.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

3. Social Enterprises: The Committee will take evidence, in a round-table format, from—

Alastair Davis, Chief Executive, Social Investment Scotland; Ewan Fraser, Chief Executive, Dunedin Canmore Group; Karen McGregor, Chief Executive, Firstport;

Neil McLean, Chief Executive, Social Enterprise Academy; Andrew Nixseaman, Assistant Chief Executive, Calman Trust; Duncan Osler, Chair, Social Enterprise Scotland;

Fiona Pearson, Network Co-ordinator, West Lothian Social Enterprise Network;

Brian Weaver, Chief Executive, Highlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone.

4. Social Enterprises; Review of evidence heard: The Committee will review the evidence heard at today’s meeting.

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Meeting of the Parliament

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Training, Youth and Women’s Employment

1. Alison Johnstone: To ask the Scottish Government what impact the introduction of employment tribunal fees has had on youth and women’s employment. (S4O-03421)

2. Jayne Baxter: To ask the Scottish Government what involvement the Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment will have in the training programme for the recently announced additional 500 health visitors. (S4O-03422)

3. Malcolm Chisholm: To ask the Scottish Government what support Skills Development Scotland provides to the training of women over 25. (S4O-03423)

4. John Pentland: To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of the quarterly increase in unemployment between March and May 2014 was represented by women. (S4O-03424)

5. Richard Simpson: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the 120 women who become unemployed each day into employment. (S4O-03425)

6. Bill Kidd: To ask the Scottish Government what employment opportunities have been created through the Youth Employment Scotland scheme. (S4O-03426)

7. John Finnie: To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the UK Government about equalising the minimum wage regardless of age, given the impact on youth employment. (S4O-03427)

8. Richard Baker: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the skills gaps in the north east. (S4O-03428)

9. Kenneth Gibson: To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to encourage more employers in North Ayrshire to offer modern apprenticeships to young women. (S4O-03429)

10. Willie Coffey: To ask the Scottish Government how independence would improve employment opportunities for young people receiving the national minimum wage. (S4O-03430)

Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners’ Rights

1. Stewart Maxwell: To ask the Scottish Government what legacy is anticipated from the Commonwealth Games. (S4O-03431)

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2. Sandra White: To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to build on the success of the Commonwealth Games. (S4O-03432)

3. Dave Thompson: To ask the Scottish Government whether there will be a notable Commonwealth Games legacy to the more remote areas of the country. (S4O-03433)

4. Stewart Stevenson: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the assertion in the International Business Times that an independent Scotland would not be able to participate in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (S4O-03434)

5. Gordon MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government whether pensioners in an independent Scotland would be guaranteed their state pension and whether they would be paid at the same rate as in the rest of the UK. (S4O-03435)

6. Hugh Henry: To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent comments by the cabinet secretary with responsibility for pensioners’ rights, whether it will rule out an increase in state pension age to 67 if Scotland decides to separate from the rest of the UK. (S4O-03436)

7. Jenny Marra: To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it considers that an independent Scotland would continue to receive UK Sport funding given that UK Sport does not fund sporting activity in other countries. (S4O-03437)

8. Patrick Harvie: To ask the Scottish Government what legacy it expects to see from Pride House at the Commonwealth Games. (S4O-03438)

9. Claudia Beamish: To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in rural South Scotland. (S4O-03439)

10. Bob Doris: To ask the Scottish Government how it works with sportscotland and other partners to promote sporting pathways for young people so that aspiring athletes have the best chance of competing at major international events. (S4O-03440)

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Trident

S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament

supports the speediest safe withdrawal of nuclear weapons from Scotland; opposes the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons; believes that the predicted cost of around £4 billion a year in the mid-2020s for Trident renewal is totally unjustifiable; calls on the UK Government to set out which major defence procurement projects, or other areas of public spending, will have to be cut to pay for Trident renewal; notes that only a Yes vote in the independence referendum will guarantee the withdrawal of Trident nuclear weapons from Scotland; supports the aim of removing Trident within the first term of the Scottish Parliament following independence, and confirms its commitment to working

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with nuclear and non-nuclear states to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.

The Presiding Officer has selected the following amendments

S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment

to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (Trident), leave out from first ―supports‖ to end and insert ―recognises the Liberal Democrats’ commitment to reduce the UK’s nuclear arms and support global disarmament; notes that local SNP branches called for the refurbishment of Trident to be carried out at Rosyth; further notes that the removal of nuclear weapons from Scotland will not result in any fewer nuclear weapons in the world; notes that the SNP wishes Scotland to remain part of the NATO nuclear alliance; believes that the SNP’s defence policy is more of a slogan than a full policy; calls on the Scottish Government to use the 42 days until the referendum to explain from where it will recruit the personnel required for a Scottish military, how the correct balance of skills would be achieved and the timescale for achieving balance in the event of independence, and further calls on the Scottish Government to be clear on what will happen to the security of Scotland in the intervening period, given that this basic information has not so far been provided.‖

S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in the name of Keith Brown (Trident), leave out from ―, and confirms‖ to end and insert ―and a constitutional ban on nuclear weapons in Scotland; confirms its commitment to working with nuclear and non-nuclear states to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons; supports a global ban on nuclear weapons, and considers that the removal of Trident from Scotland would strengthen the case against renewal of the UK Government’s nuclear arsenal.‖

followed by Business Motions

S4M-10729 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the

following programme of business— Tuesday 12 August 2014

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

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followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Economic Opportunities of Independence

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business Wednesday 13 August 2014

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

followed by Ministerial Statement: Working Together, Progressive Workplace Policies in Scotland

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Welfare followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business Thursday 14 August 2014

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions 12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scotland’s Festivals, Festival 2014 and Culture 2014

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

Tuesday 19 August 2014

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

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followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges

(Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 20 August 2014

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Justice and the Law Officers; Rural Affairs and the Environment

followed by Scottish Government Business followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business Thursday 21 August 2014

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions 12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions 5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

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S4M-10093 Dave Thompson: Highlighting the Plight of Persecuted Christians—That the Parliament condemns the

escalating persecution of Christians in certain countries; further condemns any form of religious persecution against all faiths and none; recognises that there is very little such persecution in Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch; supports those people and organisations that work toward removing religious intolerance from society; notes calls for the matter to be highlighted across Scotland and for concerns to be raised about the discrimination of minorities across the world, and understands that the Scottish Government will raise these issues wherever it can and that, as a good global citizen, Scotland will support the right to religious freedom and assist where possible in ending any oppression of religious minorities.

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Business Bulletin: Wednesday 6 August 2014

Section B – Future Meetings of the Parliament

Business Programme agreed by the Parliament on

5 August 2014

Thursday 7 August 2014

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions (for text of questions see Section D of the Business Bulletin for Monday 4 August 2014)

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions (for text of questions see Section D of the Business Bulletin for Tuesday 5 August 2014)

followed by Members’ Business – S4M-10265 Linda Fabiani: East Kilbride

has Real Heroes (for text of motion see Section F of the Business Bulletin for Monday 4 August 2014)

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Legacy of the Glasgow 2014

XX Commonwealth Games in Scotland - Humanity, Equality and Destiny (for text of motion S4M-10736 see Section F)

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

Tuesday 12 August 2014

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

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followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 13 August 2014

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth (for names of those Members selected for Portfolio Questions see Section D of the Business Bulletin for Tuesday 5 August 2014)

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 14 August 2014

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions (for names of those Members selected for General Questions see Section D of the Business Bulletin for Tuesday 5 August 2014)

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

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Section C – Other Future Meetings

This section includes the agendas of other forthcoming meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit 7 August 2014

1st Meeting, 2014

The Commission will meet at 9.30 am in the Adam Smith Room (CR5)

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Commission will decide whether to take items 3, 4 and 5 in private.

2. Audit Scotland Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 2014 and Auditor’s Report on the Accounts: The Commission will take evidence from—

Ronnie Cleland, Chair of Audit Scotland;

Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland;

Diane McGiffen, Chief Operating Officer, and Russell Frith, Assistant Auditor General, Audit Scotland;

and then from—

Andrew McBean, Senior Partner, and Steven Cunningham, Partner, Alexander Sloan, Chartered Accountants.

3. Corporate governance of Audit Scotland: The Commission will take evidence on the appraisal of Audit Scotland’s non-executive members from—

Ronnie Cleland, Chair of Audit Scotland.

4. Annual report: The Commission will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 11 May 2013 to 10 May 2014.

5. Auditors of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider a paper from the Secretary.

Proposed future business

For further information, contact the Secretary to the Commission, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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Section E – Written questions lodged on 05 August 2014

Questions marked with a triangle (Δ) are initiated by the Scottish Government in order to facilitate the provision of information to the Parliament.

Questions in which a member has indicated a declarable interest are marked with an "R".

S4W-22234 Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government what programmes are in place for the rehabilitation of female sex offenders.

S4W-22235 Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government how many female sex offenders have been incarcerated in each year since 2007.

S4W-22236 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) printing, (b) delivery, (c) labour, (d) artwork and (e) other costs were of Scotland’s Future - What

Independence Means for You and from what budget the costs will be taken.

S4W-22238 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) printing, (b) delivery, (c) labour, (d) artwork and (e) other costs were of Scotland’s Future is

Everyone’s Business.

S4W-22239 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government whether the Scottish Fiscal Commission will have a veto on revenue forecasts produced by the Scottish Government.

S4W-22240 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide further details on the statement that ―the [Scottish Fiscal] Commission would effectively have a veto on revenue forecasts which support the Scottish budget‖, as recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the Tax Consultation Forum of 22 May 2014.

S4W-22241 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government who decided to remove the item on a more internationally competitive Scotland from the agenda for the Financial Services Advisory Board meeting on 28 April 2014 and when.

S4W-22242 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government who was consulted regarding the removal of the item on a more internationally competitive Scotland from the agenda for the Financial Services Advisory Board meeting on 28 April 2014.

S4W-22244 Fiona McLeod: To ask the Scottish Government what happens to childcare funding if a child is unable to use a place offered by a local authority.

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S4W-22245 Tavish Scott: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-22029 by Keith Brown on 28 July 2014, how it defines ―basic modelling‖ and whether it will provide full details of the modelling that was carried out.

S4W-22246 Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government whether it has been approached regarding the introduction of a direct ferry service between Scotland and Norway and what assessment it has made of the potential for such a service.

S4W-22248 Angus MacDonald: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is regarding the introduction of a ferry service between Scotland and Norway and whether it would consider providing financial support for such a service.

S4W-22260 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to assist people who applied to the Help to Buy scheme before 18 July 2014 but were unable to receive support because funds for the scheme had been fully allocated.

S4W-22261 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Government for what reason funding for the 2014-15 Help to Buy scheme was fully allocated within three months, and whether funds for the 2015-16 scheme can be brought forward.

S4W-22263 Ken Macintosh: To ask the Scottish Government what work it is carrying out with Homes For Scotland and others in the housing sector to help develop a longer-term strategy.

S4W-22264 Liz Smith: To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the SQA regarding for what reason in session 2013-14 there were 55,000 fewer presentations by pupils for national exam qualifications compared with session 2012-13.

S4W-22265 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-22075 by John Swinney on 5 August 2014, in light of the information not being provided in the answer to question S4O-02678, whether it will now provide the information that was requested and confirm how much revenue gain will occur from each of the tax reliefs that it would streamline in the event of independence.

S4W-22266 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-22074 by John Swinney on 5 August 2014, in light of the information not being provided in the answer to question S4O-02678, whether it will now provide the information that was requested and confirm which tax reliefs it would streamline in the event of independence.

S4W-22267 Gavin Brown: To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-22071 by John Swinney on 5 August 2014, in light of the information not being provided in the answer to question S4O-02678, whether it will now provide the information that was requested and confirm how much of the target revenue gain of £250 million, referred to on page 79 of its white paper on independence, will come from (a) reduced compliance costs, (b) streamlining reliefs and (c) reduced tax avoidance.

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Section F – Motions and Amendments

Motions and amendments are normally printed the day after they are lodged. If an amendment is lodged to a motion then the original motion will appear alongside the amendment, along with any support lodged that day, in this section.

Each Monday, this section also contains all motions and amendments lodged the previous week that are still live and any motions and amendments that have been lodged for debate in the coming week. A motion or amendment is live if it has not been debated, withdrawn or otherwise deleted from the list.

Where a motion or amendment has been withdrawn, it is indicated in this section the day after it has been withdrawn. Support for motions and amendments received after they are lodged is shown at the end of this section the day after such support is received.

Motions and amendments can be published with various symbols:

Asterisks before the motion or amendment number indicate a motion or amendment published for the first time;

Asterisks also identify alterations to the text of a motion or amendment made since it was first published;

A hash symbol identifies motions eligible for debate at Members’ Business;

A diamond symbol identifies motions lodged for Members’ Business that have not yet attracted the required cross-party support;

An "R", identifies motions or amendments in which the Member who lodged it has a registrable interest.

The Parliamentary Bureau periodically deletes motions or amendments not scheduled for debate and which are over six weeks old.

A search facility is also available on the Scottish Parliament web site at http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx.

Any questions in relation to this section should be directed to the Chamber Desk, for which contact details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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New and altered motions and amendments

*S4M-10736 Shona Robison: The Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Scotland – Humanity, Equality and Destiny—That the Parliament recognises the

many ways in which the Scottish Government and partners have capitalised on the opportunities brought about by hosting the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; acknowledges the excellent partnership working of a whole host of organisations, local, national, public, private and third sector, as well as the many committed individuals who continue to work together to secure a legacy fit for Scotland; welcomes the determination of the Scottish Government and partners to continue to build on these strong foundations, driving forward a legacy based on the core values of the Commonwealth Games, humanity, equality and destiny; looks ahead to 2018, when the next Commonwealth Games will be hosted on the Gold Coast, and reflects on the further commitment and drive required to secure a lasting legacy that Scotland can be rightly proud of.

Supported by: Alex Neil*, Michael Matheson*

*S4M-10735 Mary Scanlon: New Macallan Distillery in Moray—That the

Parliament welcomes the unanimous decision by Moray Council’s Planning Committee to approve an application for a new distillery and integral visitor centre at The Macallan distillery in Speyside; understands that, when complete, production will increase from 9.5 million litres annually to 15 million; welcomes what it believes will be the boost that this investment will bring to the local economy and the increase in visitor numbers; believes that a considerable effort was made by the applicants to design a building that will compliment and integrate with what is recognised as an area of great landscape value, with a discrete structure being built into the contours of the landscape, and commends both Moray Council and the developer for the speedy way in which they have dealt with the proposal, with the application being granted well within the four-month submission-to-decision target.

Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Lamont*, Jackson Carlaw*, Murdo Fraser*

*S4M-10734 Roderick Campbell: Secret Bunker’s Kingdom FM Local Hero Nomination—That the Parliament congratulates Scotland’s Secret Bunker on its

nomination in the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards for best visitor attraction and wishes it the best of luck at the ceremony on 29 August 2014; understands that this attraction has been an important educational centre for the history of the Cold War since it was opened to the public in 1994; understands that it is one of Fife’s most valued and popular tourist destinations, and believes that the Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards is an important event to identify and reward outstanding efforts by individuals and organisations in Fife.

Supported by: David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Jackie Baillie*, Joan McAlpine*, Annabelle Ewing*, Liz Smith*, John Wilson*, Murdo Fraser*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Margaret McCulloch*, Christina McKelvie*, Bill Kidd*, Cara Hilton*

*S4M-10733 Maureen Watt: Congratulations on the Expansion of the Grampian Credit Union—That the Parliament congratulates the Aberdeen-based Grampian

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Credit Union on gaining new employer partners including Robert Gordon University, the renewable energy social enterprise, SCARF, and the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre; recognises that staff can access the credit union’s services including savings, fair lending rates and current accounts; understands that there is no charge to employers for payroll deduction arrangements, and wishes the credit union well as it expands to help people manage their finances and avoid high-cost borrowing.

Supported by: David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Roderick Campbell*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Jackie Baillie*, Mike MacKenzie*, Dennis Robertson*, Annabelle Ewing*, John Wilson* R, Anne McTaggart*, Rob Gibson*, Christina McKelvie*, Kevin Stewart*, Chic Brodie*, Cara Hilton*

*S4M-10732 Tavish Scott: Success for the 2014 Fireball European Championships in Lerwick—That the Parliament acknowledges the great success

of the 2014 Fireball European Championships that took place in Lerwick Harbour; notes that the championships were was last held in Shetland in 2003; further notes that 26 boats competed with international crews arriving from the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Ireland as well as the UK mainland; considers that, despite some adverse and challenging weather conditions, the principal race officer, Bruce Leask, and his team, managed to co-ordinate a successful three-race days; congratulates Tom Gillard and Richard Anderton, who are the new Fireball European Champions having won two of the three races on the final days’ racing to win the regatta, and recognises what it sees as the tremendous efforts of the hard-working organisers, John and Emma Manson, Bruce Leask, the international jury and the international secretary, Andrew Davies, and everybody involved including helpers, supporters and sponsors in bringing together what was a very successful and well-lauded event. Supported by: Jamie McGrigor*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Roderick Campbell*, David Torrance*, Mary Scanlon*, Mike MacKenzie*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Anne McTaggart*, Bill Kidd*, Stuart McMillan*, Annabelle Ewing*

*S4M-10731 Gil Paterson: Success for Milngavie Athletes at the Commonwealth Games—That the Parliament congratulates the cyclist, Katie Archibald, and the

badminton player, Imogen Bankier, both of whom are from Milngavie, on their success at the 2014 Commonwealth Games; notes that Katie Archibald won a bronze medal while posting a new Scottish record in the 3,000m individual pursuit at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome; further notes that Imogen Bankier won bronze with her partner in the badminton mixed doubles, and believes that their personal success and the achievements of Team Scotland in general will inspire many young Scots to get involved with local sports clubs.

Supported by: Jackson Carlaw*, Roderick Campbell*, Stuart McMillan*, Joan McAlpine*, David Torrance*, Neil Bibby*, Aileen McLeod*, Richard Lyle*, Fiona McLeod*, Neil Findlay*, Jackie Baillie*, Kenneth Gibson*, Anne McTaggart*, Bill Kidd*, Rob Gibson*, Annabelle Ewing*

*S4M-10730# Alex Rowley: Condemnation of Unlawful Killings in Gaza—That

the Parliament condemns in the strongest terms what it sees as the unlawful killing of innocent men, woman and children during the latest conflict in Gaza; notes the hopes

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being expressed that the UK Government, and other governments throughout the world, will remove any arms export licences that they have with the state of Israel; notes the view that it is essential for the UN to pursue a war crimes case against Israel and to hold its government accountable for the actions that have seen over 1,400 Palestinians killed in the first four weeks of the conflict; understands that the UN has stated that, by not abiding by the principles of international humanitarian law and human rights law by failing to distinguish between civilians and combatants and between civilian objects and military objectives, Israel is not abiding by the principles of both international humanitarian and human rights laws; further notes the UN’s comments that the actions of the Israeli state should be investigated and the perpetrators of what it sees as these atrocious war crimes be brought to justice; congratulates the almost 700 people who joined the Kirkcaldy march and rally held on 2 August 2014 to highlight the plight of the people living in Gaza, and understands that people across Scotland are organising similar events in solidarity with those living in the most appalling of conditions in the conflict zone.

Supported by: Cara Hilton*, Michael McMahon*, Hugh Henry*, Jim Hume*, John Pentland*, Christine Grahame*, Elaine Murray*, Mary Fee*, John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart*, James Kelly*, Jayne Baxter*, Richard Lyle*, Neil Findlay*, Malcolm Chisholm*, Anne McTaggart*

*S4M-10729 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Tuesday 12 August 2014

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Economic Opportunities of Independence followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 13 August 2014

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth

followed by Ministerial Statement: Working Together, Progressive Workplace Policies in Scotland

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Welfare followed by Business Motions

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5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business Thursday 14 August 2014

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions 11.40 am General Questions

12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Scotland’s Festivals, Festival 2014 and Culture 2014

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time Tuesday 19 August 2014

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Topical Questions (if selected)

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.00 pm Decision Time followed by Members’ Business Wednesday 20 August 2014

2.00 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions 2.00 pm Portfolio Questions

Justice and the Law Officers; Rural Affairs and the Environment

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

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Thursday 21 August 2014

11.40 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

11.40 am General Questions 12.00 pm First Minister’s Questions

followed by Members’ Business

2.30 pm Parliamentary Bureau Motions followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motions

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

*S4M-10727 Angus MacDonald: Glasgow 2014 Boosts Demand for Scotland’s Food and Drink—That the Parliament welcomes reports from the supermarket giant,

Tesco, that demand for Scottish food produce has significantly increased during the course of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the supermarket reporting demand for Scottish haggis and black and white puddings up by 80% compared with the period prior to the Games; understands that demand for smoked salmon also saw an increase of 18%; believes that the Commonwealth Games has put a world spotlight on Scotland and created a natural curiosity for shoppers around the UK to try out Scottish food and drink; also believes that this example of increased demand is a great testament to the first class range of products that producers in Scotland provide, and looks forward to Scotland’s food and drink producers continuing to go from strength to strength in the years to come.

*S4M-10726 Angus MacDonald: NHS Forth Valley is an ECO Star—That the

Parliament congratulates NHS Forth Valley on becoming the first organisation to improve its standing and assessment level in the Falkirk ECO Stars scheme, which aims to encourage fleet operators to reduce their fuel consumption and lower vehicle emissions; understands that the NHS board joined the scheme in May 2013 and that, along with its operational procedures, all 31 of its vehicles were reassessed and this resulted in its standing being raised from a three to a four-star rating, which is the second highest possible; notes that the scheme was commissioned by Falkirk Council and is available to all operators of commercial vehicles that are based or operate in the area; further notes that it has 37 members who operate a total of just under 2,500 vehicles; understands that ECO Stars was originally set up in 2009 in South Yorkshire and has since expanded across Europe, and looks forward to the ECO Stars scheme continuing to aim to make an impact in helping to reduce emissions and improve air quality locally.

Supported by: Stuart McMillan*, Stewart Stevenson*, Dennis Robertson*, Joan McAlpine*, David Torrance*, Roderick Campbell*, Richard Lyle*, Kevin Stewart*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Annabelle Ewing*

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*S4M-10725 Christian Allard: Congratulations to Viorel Etko—That the

Parliament congratulates the adopted Scot, Viorel Etko, on his bronze medal success in the 61kg freestyle wrestling event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games; notes that the 36-year-old from Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire came out of retirement for the opportunity to compete in the home championships; understands that Viorel has won Scotland’s first wrestling medal at the Commonwealth Games since 1994; considers that his commitment and dedication to the sport of wrestling has earned him this achievement, and wishes him continued success in the future.

Supported by: Graeme Dey*, Nanette Milne*, Kenneth Gibson*, Joan McAlpine*, Chic Brodie*, David Torrance*, Elaine Murray*, Fiona McLeod*, Richard Lyle*, Margaret McCulloch*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Kevin Stewart*, Annabelle Ewing*

S4M-10724 Keith Brown: Trident—That the Parliament supports the speediest safe

withdrawal of nuclear weapons from Scotland; opposes the renewal of Trident nuclear weapons; believes that the predicted cost of around £4 billion a year in the mid-2020s for Trident renewal is totally unjustifiable; calls on the UK Government to set out which major defence procurement projects, or other areas of public spending, will have to be cut to pay for Trident renewal; notes that only a Yes vote in the independence referendum will guarantee the withdrawal of Trident nuclear weapons from Scotland; supports the aim of removing Trident within the first term of the Scottish Parliament following independence, and confirms its commitment to working with nuclear and non-nuclear states to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.

Supported by: Kenny MacAskill, Nicola Sturgeon, Margaret Burgess, Roseanna Cunningham

*S4M-10724.2 Patrick Harvie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in

the name of Keith Brown (Trident), leave out from ", and confirms" to end and insert ―and a constitutional ban on nuclear weapons in Scotland; confirms its commitment to working with nuclear and non-nuclear states to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons; supports a global ban on nuclear weapons, and considers that the removal of Trident from Scotland would strengthen the case against renewal of the UK Government’s nuclear arsenal.‖

Supported by: Alison Johnstone*, John Finnie*, Jean Urquhart*

*S4M-10724.1 Willie Rennie: Trident—As an amendment to motion S4M-10724 in

the name of Keith Brown (Trident), leave out from first "supports" to end and insert "recognises the Liberal Democrats’ commitment to reduce the UK’s nuclear arms and support global disarmament; notes that local SNP branches called for the refurbishment of Trident to be carried out at Rosyth; further notes that the removal of nuclear weapons from Scotland will not result in any fewer nuclear weapons in the world; notes that the SNP wishes Scotland to remain part of the NATO nuclear alliance; believes that the SNP’s defence policy is more of a slogan than a full policy; calls on the Scottish Government to use the 42 days until the referendum to explain from where it will recruit the personnel required for a Scottish military, how the correct balance of skills would be achieved and the timescale for achieving balance in the

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event of independence, and further calls on the Scottish Government to be clear on what will happen to the security of Scotland in the intervening period, given that this basic information has not so far been provided."

*S4M-10373*#* Cara Hilton: Bliss Scotland’s It’s Not a Game Report—That the Parliament welcomes the publication on 17 June 2014 of Bliss Scotland’s report, It’s not a game: the very real costs of having a premature or sick baby in Scotland; understands that one in every seven babies is born premature or sick in Scotland every year; considers that, when babies are admitted to neonatal care, parents face significant financial pressures, amounting to £218 average extra weekly spend for families; is concerned that costs for parents in Scotland, *including in Dunfermline*, are higher than elsewhere in the UK, with 79% of parents saying that their family finances are worse as a result of their babies staying in neonatal care; *notes calls* for further action by the Scottish Government to help address the additional costs that parents of babies in neonatal care face, including travel, food and childcare, and recognises the importance of ensuring that parents of premature babies have access to all the information and support that they need; *further notes* calls for the Scottish Government to work with NHS boards and Bliss Scotland to help make the Bliss Scotland recommendations for hospitals and the NHS a reality, and commends what it considers the excellent work of Bliss Scotland in campaigning for a better deal for parents of babies born too soon, too small or too sick.

Supported by: Anne McTaggart, Patricia Ferguson, David Stewart, Jackie Baillie, Margaret McCulloch, Claire Baker, Elaine Murray, Jayne Baxter, Neil Findlay, Malcolm Chisholm, Hanzala Malik, Claudia Beamish, Graeme Pearson, Richard Simpson, Margaret McDougall, Willie Rennie, Siobhan McMahon, Kezia Dugdale, Jim Hume, Alison Johnstone

Motions and amendments which have attracted additional support

S4M-10723 Well Done, Team Scotland (lodged on 04 August 2014) Joan McAlpine*, David Torrance*, Stewart Stevenson*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Mike MacKenzie*, Christina McKelvie*, Jean Urquhart*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, Roderick Campbell*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10722 Arbroath Youngsters Scoop National Eco Prize (lodged on 04 August 2014) Joan McAlpine*, Bill Kidd*, Nanette Milne*, David Torrance*, Stewart Stevenson*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nigel Don*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-10720 The Black Watch and the Great War (lodged on 04 August 2014) Roderick Campbell*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Dennis Robertson*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10719 Arbroath Man Triumphs at Commonwealth Games (lodged on 04 August 2014) Joan McAlpine*, Annabelle Ewing*, Fiona McLeod*, Nanette Milne*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*

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S4M-10718 Congratulations to Max (lodged on 04 August 2014) Roderick Campbell*, Annabelle Ewing*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*

S4M-10717 Ortak Jewellery Back in Production (lodged on 04 August 2014) Jackie Baillie*, Jean Urquhart*, Annabelle Ewing*, Cara Hilton*, Liz Smith*, Nanette Milne*, Jim Hume*, Elaine Murray*, David Torrance*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10716 Female Judges at the Nairn Show 2014 (lodged on 04 August 2014) Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dennis Robertson*, Nigel Don*, David Torrance*, Jackson Carlaw*

S4M-10715 Hamilton’s Sporting Success (lodged on 04 August 2014) Kenneth Gibson*, Margaret Mitchell*, Dennis Robertson*, Hanzala Malik*, David Torrance*, Joan McAlpine*, Jackie Baillie*, Graeme Dey*, Rob Gibson*, Richard Lyle*, Mike MacKenzie*, Margaret McCulloch*, Aileen McLeod*, Kevin Stewart*, Annabelle Ewing*, Cara Hilton*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*, Roderick Campbell*

S4M-10714 Satellite Mapping Helping Older People in North Lanarkshire (lodged on 04 August 2014) Annabelle Ewing*, Neil Findlay*

S4M-10713 The First World War (lodged on 04 August 2014) Joan McAlpine*, Neil Findlay*, Dennis Robertson*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10711 Congratulations to Hannah Miley (lodged on 04 August 2014) Joan McAlpine*, Alison McInnes*, Jackie Baillie*, Nanette Milne*, Liz Smith*, David Torrance*, Stuart McMillan*, Stewart Stevenson*, Graeme Dey*, Christina McKelvie*, Annabelle Ewing*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*, Roderick Campbell*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10710 Congratulations to Move School of Creative Dance, Dunfermline

(lodged on 04 August 2014) Liz Smith*, Annabelle Ewing*, Dennis Robertson*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*

S4M-10709 Congratulations to Eilidh Child (lodged on 01 August 2014) Jackie Baillie*, Elaine Murray*, Nigel Don*, Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10708 High for Dry with Commonwealth Games Bronze Win (lodged on 01 August 2014) Jackie Baillie*, Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10707 Gender Segregation at Higher Learning Institutions Declared Unlawful (lodged on 01 August 2014) Nigel Don*

S4M-10706 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge (lodged on 31 July 2014) Stewart Stevenson*, Elaine Murray*

S4M-10701 New West Lothian Palliative Care Service (lodged on 31 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

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S4M-10699 Celebrating the Games (lodged on 31 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10698 Fifth Year of Success for Funny in Falkirk Festival (lodged on 31 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10695 Helensburgh Submarine Museum Granted Planning Permission

(lodged on 30 July 2014) Nigel Don*

S4M-10693 Hogganfield Park (lodged on 30 July 2014) Elaine Smith*

S4M-10692 Lochranza Youth Hostel Shortlisted for Goldstar Award (lodged on 30 July 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10691 Burghead Man Wins Bronze in Hammer Throwing at Commonwealth Games (lodged on 30 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*, Dennis Robertson*

S4M-10690 Jeannie Felsinger (lodged on 30 July 2014) Stewart Stevenson*

S4M-10689 Congratulations to Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean (lodged on 30 July 2014) Elaine Murray*, Siobhan McMahon*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10686 A Green Flag for Glasgow Botanic Gardens (lodged on 29 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10685 Dementia Cafe Celebrates Three Year Anniversary (lodged on 29 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10681 Burngreen Park Wins Green Flag Award (lodged on 29 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10676 Hepatitis C (lodged on 29 July 2014) Jackson Carlaw*

S4M-10675 Gaza (lodged on 29 July 2014) Richard Baker*, Lewis Macdonald*

S4M-10673 Operation Protective Edge (lodged on 29 July 2014) Elaine Smith*

S4M-10671 Commonwealth Flotilla (lodged on 28 July 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10669 Judo Success in Coatbridge (lodged on 28 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10668 Labour’s Commitment to a Public Inquiry into Blacklisting (lodged on 28 July 2014) Elaine Smith*, Elaine Murray*, Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10667 New Homelessness Centre in Aberdeen (lodged on 28 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

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S4M-10666 Congratulating Erraid Davies, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medal Winner (lodged on 28 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10665 Commonwealth Double for Dumbarton Swimmer (lodged on 28 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*, Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10664 Shetland Teenager Wins Bronze (lodged on 28 July 2014) Siobhan McMahon*

S4M-10663 Wallace Swims to Victory (lodged on 28 July 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10662 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising (lodged on 28 July 2014) Dennis Robertson*

S4M-10660 Condemning the Continuing Bombardment of Gaza (lodged on 28 July 2014) Jim Eadie*

S4M-10655 Shelling of UN-run School in Gaza (lodged on 25 July 2014) Elaine Smith*

S4M-10646 Citizens Advice Bureau Celebrates 75 Years in Aberdeen (lodged on 23 July 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10638 Gaza under Attack (lodged on 22 July 2014) Claudia Beamish*

S4M-10632 World Map with an Independent Scotland Named Best Digital Data Product (lodged on 18 July 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10623 Queen’s Baton Relay Comes to East Renfrewshire (lodged on 17 July 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10556 Sma Shot Day 2014 (lodged on 07 July 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

S4M-10523 World Whisky Day (lodged on 01 July 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10516 Highland Young Musician of the Year 2014 (lodged on 30 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10513 Dog Awareness Week (lodged on 30 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10511 The 48 State Cycle (lodged on 30 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10510 Congratulations to Auchterellon Pupils on Chart Success (lodged on 30 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10509 Congratulations to Fly Cup Catering (lodged on 30 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10508 Chemical Landmark Plaque for the Thomas Graham Building

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S4M-10507 RSC Landmark Award in Honour of Thomas Graham (lodged on 30 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10506 Congratulations to PRYDE (lodged on 30 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10505 Cambuslang Summerfest (lodged on 27 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10504 Congratulations to Edinburgh College on a Positive Report (lodged on 27 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10502 School Prize-giving (lodged on 27 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10501 Congratulating Greener Kirkcaldy on Climate Challenge Fund Award (lodged on 27 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10500 David Mundell’s Comments on Welfare Policy and Foodbanks

(lodged on 27 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10499 Challenge It Campaign from Citizens Advice Scotland (lodged on 27 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10498 Pamis’ Bereavement and Loss Learning Resource Pack (lodged on 26 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10497 National Referral Service for Former Military Personnel (lodged on 26 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10496 Click & Connect Opens in Maryhill (lodged on 26 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10494 Congratulating Kirkcaldy High School on Eco-Friendly Award

(lodged on 26 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10493 Gavin McKenzie Voted Kirkcaldy Rugby Club Player of the Year

(lodged on 26 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10492 Royston Pupils Exhibit Community Citizenship (lodged on 26 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10491 Congratulations to Spectrum Dundee (lodged on 26 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10486 Shetland Firms Nominated for Food and Drink Awards (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10485 Kids Run Charity Race to Support Autism Rocks (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

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S4M-10484 Congratulating Kirkland High School Students as Eco Champions

(lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10483 Fundraising by Jordanhill School for COPE Scotland (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10482 Glasgow’s Wee Doors Open Day (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10481 Wonga’s False Letters (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10480 Grameen Bank Launch in Glasgow (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10479 Parent Action for Safe Play’s 15th Anniversary (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10478 Gordon Geared up for Glasgow (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10477 Our Lady and St Patrick’s Shortlisted at TES School Awards 2014

(lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10476 Visit Dunfermline Celebrates 10-year Anniversary (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10474 Lloyds Banking Group £4 Million Credit Union Development Fund Award (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10473 Portsoy Boat Festival on 27 to 29 June (lodged on 25 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10472 National Women in Engineering Day (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10471 Congratulations to David Urquhart, Chieftain for the European Pipe Band Championships 2014 (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10470 Congratulations to South West Aberdeenshire Citizens Advice Bureau (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10469 Springburn Academy’s Footballers Go Out on a High (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10466 Bank of Scotland Foundation Award to Anniesland’s Cancer Support Scotland (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10465 Congratulations to the Muslim Council of Scotland on Ramadhan/Eid-Ul-Fitr Open Day (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

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S4M-10463 From Scotland With Love (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10462 Stepps 40th Scout Group Celebrate Centenary (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10461 Angus Businessman Recognised (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10460 Calderhead High Pupils Highlight Colombian Cocaine Initiative

(lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10459 Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10458 World Hepatitis Day (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10457 Group B Streptococcus Awareness Month (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10456 Blairgowrie’s Bradley Neil British Amateur Champion (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10455 National Transplant Week (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10454 Springburn Academy Award Ceremonies 2014 (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10453 Former Aviation Chief Appointed OBE (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10452 Glasgow School of Sport Produces Record Number of Competitors for Team Scotland (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10451 Success in the Big Green Challenge (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10450 Action on Hearing Loss Scotland Saves Thousands of Miles (lodged on 24 June 2014) Mark McDonald*

S4M-10093 Highlighting the Plight of Persecuted Christians (lodged on 20 May 2014) Stewart Maxwell*

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Business Bulletin: Wednesday 6 August 2014

Section G – Bills

New amendments to Bills lodged on 5 August 2014

Historic Environment Scotland Bill – Stage 2 Section 2

Liam McArthur

1 In section 2, page 1, leave out line 23 and insert— <( ) conserving the historic environment,

( ) enhancing the historic environment.>

Liam McArthur

2 In section 2, page 2, line 14, after <persons> insert <, including local communities,>

Liam McArthur

3 In section 2, page 2, line 22, at end insert—

<( ) In exercising its functions, Historic Environment Scotland must have regard to local issues and local decision-making processes.>

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Section H – New Documents

Other Documents

The following documents were laid before the Parliament on 5 August 2014 and are not subject to Parliamentary procedure—

Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: Report to Parliament 2011-2013 (SG/2014/112) laid under section 2(7) of the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 Forestry Commission Scotland Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14 (SG/2014/141)

laid under section 22(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

Committee Reports

For further information on accessing committee reports, please contact the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for contact details or access general committee webpage)

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Section J – Progress of Legislation

For further information on the progress of Bills and subordinate legislation, contact either the relevant clerk or webpage (see end of Bulletin for details).

Bills in Progress

A list of all Bills in progress can be accessed via the Scottish Parliament website at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/576.aspx

For each Bill, the date of the next (or most recent) event in the Bill’s passage is given. Other relevant information, e.g. about lodging amendments, is given in italics. As soon as a Public Bill (i.e. a Government, Committee or Member’s Bill) has completed Stage 1, amendments for consideration at Stage 2 may be lodged; and as soon as Stage 2 is completed, amendments for Stage 3 consideration may be lodged. The last lodging day for amendments at Stage 2 is three sitting days before the meeting at which those amendments will be considered (e.g. Thursday for a meeting on Tuesday); at Stage 3 it is four days before. Amendments may be lodged until 4.30 pm on any sitting day, except on the last lodging day for Stage 2, when the deadline is 12 noon.

A Hybrid Bill is subject to the same rules except in the case of Stage 2 where amendments for consideration may be lodged no earlier than the completion of any consideration of evidence at Stage 2.

Amendments to Private Bills are subject to different deadlines. These are set out in Rule 9A.12 of Standing Orders.

Members are advised to lodge amendments in good time before the beginning of a Stage and as early as possible during the day.

(G) = Government Bill; (M) = Member’s Bill; (C) = Committee Bill; (P) = Private Bill; (H) = Hybrid Bill.

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 25 June

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Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 2 April

Lead committee – Health and Sport

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 6 August

Lead committee – Local Government and Regeneration

Courts Reform (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 2 completed 17 June

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 completed 27 February

Stage 2 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Criminal Verdicts (Scotland) Bill (M)

Introduced 27 November

Lead committee – Justice

Disabled Persons’ Parking Badges (Scotland) Bill (M)

Stage 2 completed 11 June

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Food (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (evidence, lead committee (Health and Sport)) 24 June

Historic Environment Scotland Bill (G)

Stage 2 (Education and Culture Committee) 19 August

All amendments should be lodged by 12 noon on Thursday 14 August with the clerks in the Legislation Team

(Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (lead committee (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)) 5 August

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Finance Committee) 6 August

Lead committee – Health and Sport

Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill (G)

Stage 2 completed 11 June

Stage 3 amendments may now be lodged with the clerks in the Legislation Team (Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk)

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Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill (G)

Stage 1 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee) 5 August

Lead committee – Welfare Reform

Date

Subordinate legislation in progress

(date of laying) (Lead Committee) Affirmative Instruments

Lead committee to report by 21 August 2014

Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (Modification of Duties and Powers) Regulations 2014 [draft] (6 June 2014)(Justice)

Lead committee to report by 26 September 2014

Lanarkshire Colleges Order 2014 [draft] (12 June 2014) (Education and Culture)

Lead committee to report by 9 October 2014

Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Treatment of Historic Environment Scotland as Specified Authority) Order 2014 [draft] (25

June 2014)(Education and Culture)

Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 [draft] (25 June 2014)(Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment)

Lead committee to report by 10 October 2014

Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Treatment of the Convener of the School Closure Review Panels as Specified Authority) Order 2014 [draft] (26 June 2014)(Education and Culture)

Lead committee to report by 28 October 2014

Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2014 [draft] (7 July 2014)(Welfare Reform)

Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Membership of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission) Amendment Order 2014 [draft]

(10 July 2014)(Justice) Negative Instruments

Members should note that the deadline for the lead committee to report by is an administrative deadline. Lead committees normally report on negative instruments only after considering a motion recommending annulment of the instrument. Where Members have queries in relation to this deadline, they should contact the clerks to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

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