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Section A – Today’s Business

Meeting of the Parliament

The Presiding Officer wishes to announce that, subject to agreement of Business Motion S3M-4483, today’s business will be as follows

9.15 am Time for Reflection – Rev Michael Lindvall, Senior Minister of the Brick Presbyterian Church in the City of New York

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S3M-4483 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 24 June 2009—

delete

2.30 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

and insert

1.45 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

and (b) the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 25 June 2009—

after

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Arbitration (Scotland) Bill

insert

followed by Legislative Consent Motion: Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Bill – UK Legislation

S3M-4488 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9.8.4A, be brought to a conclusion by the time limits indicated, each time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage in the morning and afternoon being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 and 2: 45 minutes

Groups 3 to 6: 1 hour 40 minutes

Groups 7 to 11: 2 hours 30 minutes

Groups 12 to 16: 3 hours 10 minutes

Groups 17 to 19: 4 hours

Groups 20 to 24: 4 hours 50 minutes

Groups 25 to 28: 5 hours 30 minutes.

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill—

S3M-4464 John Swinney: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill be passed.

1.45 pm Continuation of Stage 3 Proceedings: Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion—

S3M-4484 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 2 September 2009

9.30 am Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

2.30 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 3 September 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Justice and Law Officers;
Rural Affairs and the Environment

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 9 September 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 10 September 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

S3M-4485 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 be completed by 16 January 2010.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S3M-4486 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business:

Debate on the subject of–

S3M-3893 Christina McKelvie: Supporting Social Work—That the Parliament supports the awareness raising campaign, Social Work Changes Lives, which was launched by the Association of Directors of Social Work, the Scottish Social Services Council and the Association of Social Care Communicators on 1 April 2009; recognises the burdens that social workers carry; agrees that it is important to promote a positive image of social work acknowledging the huge variety of tasks that social work and social care staff undertake to support vulnerable people in central Scotland region and right across the country; believes that most people will come into contact with social work services at some point in their lives, whether they are receiving a service or are involved in arranging a service for others, and therefore believes that it is vitally important that social work services are well understood and valued by society.

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