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Wednesday, 6 January 2016
1. To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on police call handing. (S4O-05204)
2. To ask the Scottish Government how many uniformed officers have been deployed to roles previously filled by civilian staff since Police Scotland came into existence. (S4O-05205)
3. To ask the Scottish Government how many projects have been funded by the cashback for communities programme in Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley. (S4O-05206)
5. To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Police Scotland regarding how it deals with incidents involving people with mental health issues. (S4O-05208)
6. To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to tackle knife crime in the West Scotland region. (S4O-05209)
7. To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its response to the consultation on the presumption against short-term sentences. (S4O-05210)
1. To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of NFU Scotland. (S4O-05214)
2. To ask the Scottish Government what its current position is on a review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002. (S4O-05215)
3. To ask the Scottish Government when it will next meet the agricultural and rural development department of the European Commission. (S4O-05216)
4. To ask the Scottish Government how many eligible crofters and farmers had not received any common agricultural policy basic payment by 6 January 2016. (S4O-05217)
5. To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made in the common agricultural policy convergence uplift negotiations with the United Kingdom Government. (S4O-05218)
6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that its obligations under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 are being met. (S4O-05219)
7. To ask the Scottish Government how it encourages the development of new allotment sites. (S4O-05220)
The next item of business is a debate on motion S4M-15198, in the name of Margaret McCulloch, on the Equal Opportunities Committee’s report on age and social isolation. I call Margaret...
The next item of business is consideration of business motion S4M-15251, in the name of Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, setting out a business programme. Motion moved,...
The next item of business is consideration of a Parliamentary Bureau motion. I invite Joe FitzPatrick to move motion S4M-15252, on the approval of a Scottish statutory instrument. Motion moved,...
There are two questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that motion S4M-15198, in the name of Margaret McCulloch, on age and social isolation, be agreed...
The final item of business today is a members’ business debate on motion S4M-15085, in the name of Neil Findlay, on the need for an inquiry into undercover policing in Scotland. The debate...
The Scottish Parliament is the national legislature of Scotland, located in Edinburgh. The Parliament consists of 129 members known as MSPs, elected for four-year terms; 73 represent individual geographical constituencies, and 56 are regional representatives.