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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business in the Chamber starts at 2.00pm and includes:

    • Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee debate on Underemployment in Scotland 
    • Members’ Business from Patrick Harvie MSP on Protecting Tenants' Deposits 

    Find out more in the Business Bulletin


    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

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    Tuesday's committees

    On Tuesday morning, the Health and Sport Committee will take evidence on:

    • Support for Community Sport
    • Scottish Strategy for Autism 

    The Justice, Education and Culture and Subordinate Legislation committees will also meet.

    Find out more: Business Bulletin


    Tuesday's committees

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    Decrofting legislation backed by committee

    Legislation that will allow owner-occupier crofters to decroft their land has been supported by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee. However, the Committee has drawn concerns about its complexity to the attention of the Scottish Government, and also commented on the next-steps for making crofting law fit for purpose.

    Read the news release


    Decrofting legislation backed by committee

  • Watch >> First Minister's Questions

    First Minister's Questions took place at noon on Thursday when First Minister Alex Salmond MSP took questions from opposition leaders and MSPs.

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    Parliament TV: archive of committee and chamber business


    Watch >> First Minister's Questions


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    Deputy Presiding Officer Elaine Smith MSP welcomes the High Commissioner of Rwanda, His Excellency Mr Williams Nkurunziza

    Deputy Presiding Officer meets Rwandan High Commissioner

    On Thursday morning, Deputy Presiding Officer Elaine Smith MSP welcomed the High Commissioner of Rwanda, His Excellency Mr Williams Nkurunziza, on his first official visit to the Scottish Parliament.

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    Business Bulletin

    The Business Bulletin is published each morning when the Parliament is in session. It includes details of current, future and past business of the Parliament.

    Presiding Officer Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP and Angus Hogg, chair of the Carnegie UK Trust, at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

    Andy Warhol exhibition

    The Scottish Parliament is set to host a free exhibition of more than forty works by Andy Warhol.

    Andy Warhol: Pop, Power and Politics opens on 4 October 2013.

    Image © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2013.

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