This week in the Scottish Parliament 22 June 2015


In the Holyrood diary this week – the Succession Bill, Cockenzie Energy Park and David Mundell MP gives evidence


Higher Education Governance (Scotland) Bill – introduced on 16 June 2015

Succession (Scotland) Bill – introduced on 16 June 2015

Harbours (Scotland) Bill – the general principles were agreed on 16 June 2015

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill – passed at stage 3 on 17 June 2015

Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill – passed stage 3 on 18 June 2015

Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill – stage 3 proceedings are scheduled for 23 June 2015

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill – stage 3 proceedings are scheduled for 24 June 2015

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill – stage 3 proceedings are scheduled for 25 June 2015

SPICe Briefings

The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) produced three new briefings this week.

SB 15-36 Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3
SB 15-35 Pentland Regional Park Boundary Bill
SB 15-34 SB Labour Market Update June 2015
SB 15-33 Prisoners (Control of Release) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3
SB 15-32 Non-domestic Rates

Consideration of continued petitions: The Committee will consider–
PE1537 by Shona Brash, on behalf of the Coastal Regeneration Alliance, on the proposed energy park at Cockenzie;
PE1542 by Evelyn Mundell, on behalf of Ben Mundell and Malcolm and Caroline Smith, on human rights for dairy farmers;
PE1555 by Siobhan Garrahy on electric shock and vibration collars for animals;
PE1556 by John Mayhew, on behalf of the Scottish Campaign for National Parks and the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, on a national parks strategy for Scotland;
PE1562 by Alan McLean on perverse acquittal.

Devolution (Further Powers) Committee
25 June 2015
19th Meeting, 2015

1. Scotland Bill 2015-16: The Committee will take evidence from–
John Swinney, Deputy First Minister & Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution and Economy, Sean Neill, Fiscal Responsibility Division, and Stephen Sadler, Team Leader, Elections and Constitution Division, Scottish Government;
and then from–
Rt. Hon David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland, Colin Faulkner, Deputy Director, Constitutional Policy and Scotland Bill, and James Dowler, Manager, Scotland Bill, Scotland Office.

Picture courtesy of Hamish Irvine