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Summary of Today’s Business

Meeting of the Parliament

9.30 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Debate: Education

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.00 pm Question Time—

Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport;

Finance and Public Services and Communities;

General Questions

3.00 pm Ministerial Statement on Dentistry

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business: Mrs Margaret Ewing: Commonwealth Week, 14 to 20 March 2005: Year of Africa

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


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