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Summary

  1. The economy committee considers construction and how it impacts the economy
  2. MSPs debate the EU withdrawal negotiations until 6pm
  3. A Labour MSP leads a debate on mesh implants

Live Reporting

By Louise Wilson and Craig Hutchison

All times stated are UK

  1. And we're off...........

    David Watson

    Committee convener Gordon Lindhurst begins by asking why the witnesses became apprentices.

    David Watson, carpentry and joinery apprentice at New College Lanarkshire, says the money is attractive and his father and brother are both joiners so it is in his family.

    Jessica Morris, a construction and built environment apprentice from Heriot Watt University, says she was attracted by wide array of projects you get to see.

    Elliot Ruthven, plastering apprentice with Edinburgh College, says the job satisfaction of seeing what you can do with your own hands is key.

  2. The economy and fair work committee begins shortly....

    The Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee will shortly take evidence on construction from:

    • David Watson, Liam Clark and Johnathon Scott who are carpentry and joinery apprentices at New College Lanarkshire
    • Jessica Morris and Daniel McKelvie who are construction and built environment apprentices from Heriot Watt University
    • Asher Humphrey-Martin, architectural technology apprentice with Edinburgh College
    • Charlie-Jade Combe, painting and decorating apprentice with Edinburgh College
    • Ryan Patterson, plastering apprentice with Edinburgh College
    • Elliot Ruthven, plastering apprentice with Edinburgh College
    Plastering and decorating

    The second evidence session will hear from academics and industry representatives

    Read the committee papers here.

  3. Welcome to Holyroood Live!

    Theresa May, Mike Russell and Nicola Sturgeon collage
    Image caption: Join us at 2.20pm for the latest Brexit debate..........

    Good morning and welcome to Holyrood Live on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

    We begin the week taking a look at the construction industry, as the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee takes evidence from a raft of witnesses.

    After topical questions, it’s back to Brexit as the government leads a debate on the EU withdrawal negotiations. This will lead to the later decision time of 6pm.

    Labour MSP Neil Findlay will then lead a member’s debate expressing disappointment that the government has apparently declined the offer from a mesh implant removal expert from St Louis to come to Scotland.