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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

Equal Opportunities Committee
15 June 2010
12th 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 items 3 and 4 in private.

2. Inquiry into migration and trafficking: The Committee will take evidence from—

John Watson, Programme Director, Scotland, Amnesty International;

Graham O’Neill, Senior Enforcement Officer, Equality and Human Rights Commission;

Ann Hamilton, Head of Equalities and Women’s Services, Glasgow Community & Safety Services.

3. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2011-12: The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2011-12.

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

5. Inquiry into migration and trafficking (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence heard.

6. Post-legislative scrutiny (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on its post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 29 June it is expected that the Committee will continue to take oral evidence on its inquiry into migration and trafficking.

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

Justice Committee
15 June 2010
20th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

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

the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/212).

3. Legal Services (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

4. Members’ Bills: The Committee will consider its general approach to the scrutiny of four Members’ Bills recently referred to it.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 22 June, it is expected that the Committee will continue its Stage 2 consideration of the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill and also consider a number of items of subordinate legislation.

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

European and External Relations Committee
15 June 2010
9th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 6 and 7 in private.

2. International Engagement inquiry: The Committee will consider a report on international expenditure by the Scottish Government and its agencies, commissioned from the Scottish Parliament Financial Scrutiny Unit.

3. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the Brussels Bulletin.

4. European Commission Work Programme: The Committee will consider a final paper.

5. Treaty of Lisbon inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider specified changes to its draft report.

6. Calman Commission recommendation: The Committee will consider a draft response to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee.

7. International Engagement inquiry: The Committee will consider its approach to conducting case studies as part of its inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 7 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider written evidence received for the International Engagement inquiry.

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

Finance Committee
15 June 2010
16th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2010 Amendment Order 2010 from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and Alyson Stafford, Director of Finance, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: John Swinney MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth) to move S3M-6480— That the Finance Committee recommends that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2010 Amendment Order 2010 be approved.

3. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Financial Memorandum of the Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill from—

Margaret Duncan, Policy Lead for the Treatment Time Guarantee, Fiona Montgomery, Head of Patient Support and Participation Division, Lauren Murdoch, Patient Rights Bill Team Leader, and Alastair Pringle, Head of Patient Focus and Equalities, Scottish Government.

4. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider item 7 in private and whether its consideration of its report on the Financial Memorandum of the Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill should be taken in private at future meetings.

5. Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

6. Members’ Bills: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandums of the eight Members’ Bills.

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

Proposed future business

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

Public Petitions Committee
15 June 2010
10th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE1331 Parkinson’s medication – Get it on time, every time

The Committee will take evidence from Tanith Muller and Gary Hattie, Parkinson’s UK and Gerry McCann, Lightburn Support Group of Parkinson’s UK

PE1328 Siting of windfarms too close to residential properties

PE1329 Public Guardian’s responsibilities under the Adults With Incapacity

2. Consideration of current petitions: The Committee will consider the following current petitions—

PE1098 Mandatory fitting of seat belts on school buses

PE1223 School bus safety

PE1299 Services for Myoclonic Dystonia sufferers

PE1300 Scottish Water directors’ bonuses

PE1316 Honest politicians

PE1317 Protecting the rights of school age workers.

PE1318 Free access to public leisure facilities for all children

PE1324 ‘Israel’s Contribution to Medicine, Science and Technology’ exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

3. Notification of new petitions: The Committee will consider a paper indicating new petitions lodged since the last Committee meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 29 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider new petitions on ending the use of pit ponies; disadvantaged Scottish Gypsy Travellers and members of the settled community; support for cerebral palsy/acquired brain injury national football team; and public consultation on disabled services. The Committee is also expected to further consider current petitions on protection of common good sites; national and regional transport strategies; display of sexually graphic magazines and newspapers; further education provision for students with complex needs; tail docking; GP dispensing; processing of biological information; review of contract: HMP Kilmarnock; overnight running of freight trains on the Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway line; Larbert rail noise and vibration; class sizes and parental choice; Why 17? campaign - save babies lives in Scotland; the planning system and the protection of national scenic areas; screening and diagnosis of Haemochromatosis - Iron overload; and amendment of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003; .

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 June 2010
17th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 and any future consideration of draft reports on the inquiry into transport and land use planning policies in private and also decide whether consideration of its work programme should be taken in private at future meetings.

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

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure, and Climate Change, Helen Wood, Principal Planner, Department for Built Environment, Alastair Mitchell, Local Authority and RTP Liaison, Transport Directorate, and David Anderson, Head of Transport Economics and Research, Transport Scotland, Scottish Government.

3. Inquiry into the relationship between transport and land use planning policies: The Committee consider the evidence heard during the inquiry into transport and land use planning policies.

Proposed future business

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
15 June 2010
20th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to points raised on the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

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

the Applications by Creditors (Pre-Action Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/draft);

the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2010 (SSI2010/draft).

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

the Census (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/211);

the Census (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/215);

the Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (International Obligations) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/213);

the Knives etc. (Disposal of Forfeited Property) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/214);

the Seed (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/219);

the National Lottery etc. Act 1993 (Amendment of Section 23) (Creative Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/223);

the Scottish Social Services Council (Appointments, Procedure and Access to the Register) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/224);

the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/238).

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

the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No.1) Order 2010 (SSI2010/221 (C.11));

the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No.1) Order 2010 (SSI2010/230 (C.12));

the Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Classification of Substances and Mixtures Directive) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/235).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 22 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to points raised on the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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 June 2010
20th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

Dr Mike Cantlay, Chairman, and Riddell Graham, Director of Strategic Partnerships, VisitScotland.

2. VisitScotland - discussions and decisions on the post of chief executive: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Mike Cantlay, Chairman, VisitScotland.

3. VisitScotland - discussions and decisions on the post of chief executive: The Committee will take evidence from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and Richard Arnott, Head of Tourism Unit, Scottish Government.

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

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government;

Ed Payne, Senior Manager, Strategy, Scottish Development International.

5. Protection of Workers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the referral of, and its approach to, the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

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

The Census (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/211)

The Census (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/215)

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 June, the Committee is expected to consider a draft report as part of its International Trade Inquiry, the draft Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts (Scotland) Order 2010 and the next steps in its inquiry into the banking and financial services sector in Scotland.

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 June 2010
19th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Local government funding of education and children’s services: The Committee will take evidence from—

Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Colin Reeves, Deputy Director, Options and Partnerships Division, David Henderson, Head, Local Government Division, and Lesley Fraser, Deputy Director, Safer Children, Stronger Families, Scottish Government.

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

the Glasgow Caledonian University Order of Council 2010 (SSI2010/198).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 29 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the Scottish local newspaper industry and its approach to its consideration of the Historic Environment (Amendment) (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 June 2010
21st Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

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

The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/208).

2. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

3. Scrutiny of revenue allocations to NHS boards (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation and its work programme.

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 June 2010
16th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

2. Scotland’s Hills and Islands (in private): The Committee will consider draft correspondence resulting from its evidence-taking on the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s 2008 report Scotland’s Hills and Islands.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 June, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill and consider its forward work programme.

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

Forth Crossing Bill Committee
16 June 2010
10th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

2. Forth Crossing Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Bill at Stage 2.

Proposed future business

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

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