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Section C – Future Committee Meetings

This section includes the agendas of the forthcoming committee meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change. Committees have the right to take items in private and this will be notified as far in advance as possible.

Many committees include details of their future business on their webpages, which can be accessed at:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/business/committees/index.htm

Justice Committee
15 September 2009
24th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Gerry Bonnar, Criminal Procedure Division, and Ian Vickerstaff, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-4819—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Mutual Recognition of Criminal Financial Penalties in the European Union (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

The Committee will decide whether to consider a draft report on the draft Order in private at its next meeting.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

Act of Sederunt (Commissary Business) (Amendment) 2009 (SSI 2009/292);

the Scottish Court Service (Procedure for Appointment of Members) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/303).

4. Subordinate legislation (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the draft Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009.

5. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 22 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider its forward work programme and also continue its consideration of its draft report on the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
15 September 2009
19th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Finance and Sustainable Growth: The Committee will take evidence from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Philip Wright, Deputy Director of Climate Change, and David Middleton, Chief Executive, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Finance Committee
15 September 2009
20th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Proposed contingent liability - Forth Replacement Crossing: The Committee will consider a letter from the Scottish Government in relation to a proposed contingent liability on the forth replacement crossing and take evidence from—

John Howison, Project Director for the Forth Replacement Crossing, and Ainslie McLaughlin, Director of Major Transport and Infrastructure Projects, Transport Scotland.

3. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Jo Armstrong, Centre for Public Policy for Regions;

Dr Alison Elliot;

Richard Parry, Reader in Social Policy, School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh;

Professor Colin Reid, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Dundee;

and then from—

Professor Chris Himsworth, Professor of Administrative Law, University of Edinburgh;

Iain Jamieson;

Aileen McHarg, Senior Lecturer in Public Law, School of Law, University of Glasgow;

Professor Alan Page, Professor of Public Law, University of Dundee.

4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2010-11: The Committee will consider its response to correspondence received from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 22 September, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill. The Committee expects to continue to take evidence on the Bill at subsequent meetings.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
15 September 2009
24th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

2. Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

3. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

the Health Board Elections (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/draft).

4. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following—

the Health Boards (Membership) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/302);

the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Control Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/304);

the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/305);

the Seed Potatoes (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/306);

the National Health Service (Discipline Committees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/308);

the Limited Liability Partnerships (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/310);

the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Transitional Provision) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/311).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 22 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence from officials on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
16 September 2009
23rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. The way forward for Scotland’s banking, building society and financial services sector inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Paul Chisnall, Executive Director, British Bankers’ Association;

Adrian Coles, Director-General, The Building Societies Association;

Owen Kelly, Chief Executive, Scottish Financial Enterprise.

2. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future inquiry: The Committee will consider the response of the Scottish Government to its inquiry.

3. Arbitration (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 2.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take oral evidence on its inquiry into the banking/financial services industry. The Committee will also consider its approach to the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
16 September 2009
24th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Shane Rankin, Deputy Director, Scrutiny Bodies Project Team - Health and Care, Adam Rennie, Deputy Director, Community Care, Val Cox, Deputy Director, Positive Futures, Kirsty McGrath, Head, Health and Community Care Division, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, and Colin Miller, Head, Public Bodies Division, Scottish Government.

2. PE1213: The Committee will consider a Petition by Annette Masson calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the current assessment, diagnosis and appeals procedures for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to ensure that these fully meet the needs of children and to consider whether all the support that is necessary within the education system is in place to support children diagnosed with ASD.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

the Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/290).

4. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its approach to scrutiny of the draft budget 2010-11 at its next meeting should be taken in private.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence from Michael Russell MSP, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Health and Sport Committee
16 September 2009
23rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Sir Graham Teasdale, Chairman, and Dr Frances Elliot, Chief Executive, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland;

Brian Beacom, Chairman, and Richard Norris, Director, Scottish Health Council;

and then from—

Alison Smith, Chair, Scottish Independent Hospitals Association;

Dr Jean Turner, Chief Executive, Scottish Patients Association;

Fiona Mackenzie, Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley;

Catriona Renfrew, Director of Corporate Planning and Policy, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;

and then from—

Donald Lyons, Director, and Alison McRae, Head of Corporate Services, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

the Food Irradition (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/261).

4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence from the Minister for Public Health and Sport and the Minister for Children and Early Years on Parts 4 and 5 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill. The Committee also expects to consider subordinate legislation as well as petitions on the provision of ice rink and other sporting facilities in Scotland in the context of the Scottish Government’s response to its 5th Report 2009, Pathways into sport and physical activity (SP Paper 260).

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Local Government and Communities Committee
16 September 2009
22nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Local Government Finance inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

David Anderson, Director of City Development, City of Edinburgh Council;

Derek Cunningham, Director of Development and Infrastructure, East Dunbartonshire Council;

and then from—

Colin Borland, Public Affairs Manager Scotland, Federation of Small Businesses;

Garry Clark, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

2. National Planning Framework 2: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its report on NPF2.

3. Child Poverty in Scotland: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its report on Child Poverty in Scotland.

4. Home Care Services for the Elderly: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its letter on Home Care Services for the Elderly.

5. Equal Pay in Local Government: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its report on Equal Pay in Local Government.

6. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its approach to Stage 1 scrutiny of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill at its next meeting should be taken in private.

7. Local Government Finance inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on its inquiry into local government finance; consider subordinate legislation and agree its approach to its Stage 1 scrutiny of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
16 September 2009
21st Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 3 and 4 in private, and whether to take future draft reports on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill in private.

2. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Robert Balfour, Chair, Association of Deer Management Groups;

Ian Jardine, Chief Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage;

Professor John Milne, Chairman, Deer Commission for Scotland;

Duncan Orr-Ewing, Convener, Deer Task Force, Scottish Environment LINK;

and then from—

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Environment, Frances Beck, Solicitors Food and Environment Division, and Jo O’Hara, Head of the Natural Heritage Management Team, Scottish Government.

3. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the Marine (Scotland) Bill.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Section C – Other Future Meetings

This Section includes the agendas of other forthcoming meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit
2nd Meeting, 2009
Wednesday 16 September 2009

The Commission will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Audit Scotland Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 2009 and Auditor’s Report on the Accounts: The Commission will take evidence from—

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy, and Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services, Audit Scotland,

and then from—

Richard Gibson, HW Chartered Accountants, External Auditors to Audit Scotland.

2. Audit Scotland’s Autumn Budget Revision 2009-10: The Commission will take evidence from—

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy, and Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services, Audit Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 28 October 2009, it is expected that the Commission will consider Audit Scotland’s budget proposal for 2010-11. For further details, contact the Secretary to the Commission, whose details are provided at the
end of the Bulletin.

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