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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

    Tuesday's business begins at 2pm and includes:

    • Stage 1 debate on the Transplantation (Authorisation of Removal of Organs etc.) (Scotland) Bill
    • Public Audit Committee Debate: Overview of Scotland’s Colleges (Audit of North Glasgow College and Audit of Coatbridge College)

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

    Watch on Parliament TV

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    Tuesday's business in the Chamber

  • Blood in IV Drip

    MSPs hear update on Penrose inquiry report

    On Tuesday, the Health Committee will take evidence on progress since the publication of the Penrose inquiry report into infected blood products. They will hear from The Hepatitis C Trust, the Scottish Infected Blood Forum, Haemophilia Scotland and then from the Scottish Government.

    Find out more: Business Bulletin

    Watch on Parliament TV from 9:30am

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    MSPs hear update on Penrose inquiry report

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    Tuesday's Topical Questions

    Two Topical Questions have been selected this week: 

    Jim Hume MSP: To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on reports of a 50% increase in households requesting financial assistance to pay fuel and heating bills.

    Mike MacKenzie MSP: To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the productivity of the Laggan and Tormore fields west of Shetland.

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    Tuesday's Topical Questions

  • Jury Box

    Bill on jury reform fails to gather support

    A Bill which would both abolish Scotland's not proven verdict and change the majority required in jury trials for a conviction has failed to receive the backing of the Justice Committee.

    The Committee was unable to support plans to increase from 8 to 10, the majority required for jury trial convictions.

    Find out more

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    Bill on jury reform fails to gather support

 

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