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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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
24 May 2010
17th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in the Council Chamber, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen

1. The public sector’s support for exporters, international trade and the attraction of inward investment: The Committee will take evidence from—

Duncan Skinner, Chief Financial Officer, PSN;

Jim Milne, Managing Director, The Balmoral Group;

Gillian Black, Director of Policy Affairs, OPITO;

and then from—

Paul Grant, Managing Director, Mackays Ltd;

Charlie Devin, Sales and Marketing Director, Lossie Seafoods Ltd.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 June, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on its international trade inquiry.

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

Justice Committee
25 May 2010
17th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration of interests: Dave Thompson MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 9 in private and whether its consideration of draft reports on the draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 and the draft Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010 should be taken in private at future meetings.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

James How, Head of Access to Justice Team, and Fraser Gough, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

4. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-6284—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 be approved.

5. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Hamish Goodall, Arbitration Bill Team Leader, and Graham Fisher, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

6. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-6285—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010 be approved.

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

the Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 1) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/166).

8. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010.

9. Law Reform Working Group: The Committee will consider a letter from the Parliamentary Bureau on the outcome of its consideration of the Working Group’s report, on scrutiny of Scottish Law Commission Bills.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider its forward work programme and draft reports on the two draft instruments being considered at the above meeting.

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

William Simpson`s Home (Transfer of Property etc.) (Scotland) Bill Committee
25 May 2010
3rd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 3

1. William Simpson’s Home (Transfer of Property etc.) (Scotland) Bill The Committee will consider the Bill at Consideration Stage.

Proposed future business

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
25 May 2010
15th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Inquiry into the relationship between transport and land use planning policies: The Committee will take evidence from—

Allan Lundmark, Director of Planning & Communications, Homes for Scotland;

Garry Clark, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, and Anthony Aitken, Member, Scottish Chambers of Commerce;

Ian Shearer, Interim Director, Scottish Retail Consortium;

and then from—

George Mair, Director, Scotland, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK;

John Halliday, Director, Transport Planning (Scotland), Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 June, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on its inquiry into the relationship between transport and land use planning policies.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
25 May 2010
17th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

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

the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/draft).

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

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Power to Refer) (Information Relevant to Listing Decisions) Order 2010 (SSI2010/178);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Applications for Removal from List and Late Representations) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/179);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010 (SSI2010/180);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Referrals by Organisations and Other Bodies) (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/181);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Referrals by Courts) (Prescribed Information) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/182);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Vetting Information) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/189);

the Police Act 1997 (Alteration of the Meaning of Suitability Information relating to Children and Protected Adults) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/190);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Health Professionals) (Health Service Lists) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/191);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Prescribed Manner and Place for the Taking of Fingerprints and Prescribed Personal Data Holders) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/192);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Administration of the Scheme) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/193);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Unlawful Requests for Scheme Records) (Prescribed Circumstances) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/194);

the Arbitral Appointments Referee (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/196);

the Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/199).

3. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No.1 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010 (SSI2010/195 (C.10)).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish statutory instruments.

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

Public Audit Committee
26 May 2010
10th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Section 23 report - Overview of the NHS in Scotland’s performance 2008/09: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Overview of the NHS in Scotland’s performance 2008/09".

3. Section 23 report - Commonwealth Games 2014, Progress report on planning for the delivery of the XXth Games: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Commonwealth Games 2014, Progress report on planning for the delivery of the XXth Games" and consider the next steps in its inquiry.

4. Audit Scotland’s forward programme of performance audits: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on Audit Scotland’s consultation on its forward programme of performance audits.

5. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the Parliament year from 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider further briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland in relation to reports he has recently published.

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
26 May 2010
13th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Declaration of interests: Aileen Campbell MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private.

3. Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill: Maureen Watt MSP to move S3M-06374—

That the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee considers the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 in the following order: Part 1 (with schedule 1 to be taken after section 1), Part 4, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5 (with schedule 2 to be taken after section 35) and the long title.

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

the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/177).

5. Scotland’s Hills and Islands: The Committee will take evidence from—

Willie Towers, Principal Research Scientist, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute;

Dr Tony Waterhouse, Head of Hill and Mountain Research, Scottish Agricultural College;

and then from—

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, David Barnes, Head of Agriculture and Rural Development, Rural and Environment Directorate, Bruce Beveridge, Head of Rural Communities, Rural and Environment Directorate, and Roy McLachlan, Assistant Chief Agriculture Officer, Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate, Scottish Government.

6. Work programme: The Committee will consider European aspects relevant to its future work programme.

7. Scotland’s Hills and Islands (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2.

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

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