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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
3 October 2005
14th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Reporters: The Committee will choose a new reporter for religion/belief.

3. Census 2011: The Committee will take oral evidence on the Census 2011 from—

Mr Duncan Macniven, Registrar General and Mr Ian Máté, 2011 Census Development Manager, General Register Office for Scotland (GROS).

4. Gypsy/Travellers - Review of progress: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 November 2005 it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the Budget Process 2006-07 and discuss the CRE report into Police and race relations in Scotland.

At subsequent meetings the Committee expects to take evidence on it Disability Inquiry into Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulleti

The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee
3 October 2005
16th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Alternative Alignment Amendment: The Committee will consider the witness lists and summaries received for Group 51 and consider from which of the witnesses proposed it wishes to invite witness statements.

2. Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Consideration Stage Phase 1 from—

Group 43 (Choice of Route)

Objector’s witness—

Michael Leven, Ecologist & Environmental Planner,
Odell Milne, Wester Coates Terrace Action Group.

Group 43 (Choice of Route - Costs)

Objector’s witness—

William F Raynal, householder.

Group 33 (Alternative Route), Group 34 (Alternative Alignment) and Group 45 (Alternative Route)

Objector’s witness—

Tina Woolnough, Blackhall Community Association.

Groups 34 and 45 (Planning and Route Selection)

Objector’s witnesses—

Peter Allan, householder.

Groups 35 (Alternative Route)

Objector’s witnesses—

Richard Vanhagen, householder.

Groups 33, 34, 35, 36 43 and 45 (Noise and Vibration – Construction and Operation)

Promoter’s witness—

Steve Mitchell, Principal Consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM).

Groups 33, 34, 35, 36, 43 and 45

Promoter’s witness—

Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald.

Groups 34 and 35 (Ground Conditions)

Promoter’s witness—

Tim Blower, Associate, Mott MacDonald.

3. Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider evidence taken during the day.

Proposed future business

At future meetings, the Committee will continue its scrutiny of the detail of the Bill at Consideration Stage.

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

Health Committee
3 October 2005
24th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 5 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Lewis Macdonald, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, will move motion S2M-3330—

That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 11) (Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

3. Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Panel 1

British Heart Foundation;
Veronica English, BMA;
Dr Keiran Breen, Parkinson’s Disease Society; and
Dr Donald Lyons, Mental Welfare Commission.

Panel 2

Geraldine MacDonald, Helen Farquar and Donna Leese, Scottish Organisation Relating to the Retention of Organs (SORRO)

4. Budget process 2006-07: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Health and Community Care.

5. Budget process 2006-07: The Committee will consider the main themes of its evidence session in order to inform the drafting of its report on the 2006-07 Draft Budget.

6. Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence session, to inform the drafting of its Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 October the Committee will conclude taking evidence on the Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill by taking oral evidence from the Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care and a panel of representatives from museums. It will also consider a draft report on the Scottish Executive 2006-07 Draft Budget.

The Committee will consider the Abolition of Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill, and will continue its inquiry into care legislation, at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Local Government and Transport Committee
3 October 2005
26th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Subordinate legislation: George Lyon (Deputy Minister for Finance and Parliamentary Business) to move motion S2M-3205—

that the Local Government and Transport Committee recommends that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Treatment of Office or Body as Specified Authority) Order 2005, be approved;

and motion S2M-3206

that the Local Government and Transport Committee recommends that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2005, be approved.

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

3. Subordinate Legislation Committee inquiry: The Committee will consider its response to the Subordinate Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland.

4. Freight transport inquiry: The Committee will consider an approach paper from the Convener.

Proposed future business

The Committee expects to continue taking evidence on the Council Tax Abolition and Service Tax Introduction (Scotland) Bill and on the Budget process 2006-07 at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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