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Meetings of Committees

All meetings take place in the Scottish Parliament, unless otherwise specified. Contact details for Committee Clerks are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Audit Committee
1st Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Post Legislative Scrutiny: The Committee will consider a response to the Finance Committee on post legislative scrutiny.

2. Section 22 Reports: The Committee will consider responses in relation to the section 22 reports entitled "The 2005/06 Audit of Argyll and Clyde Health Board" and "The 2005/06 Audit of Highland Health Board".

3. Relocation of Scottish Executive Departments, Agencies and NDPBs: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into the AGS report entitled "Relocation of Scottish Executive Departments, Agencies and NDPBs" from—

Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
1st Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in relation to the following bill—

Criminal Proceedings etc (Reform) (Scotland) Bill as amended at Stage 2.

2. Legislative consent memorandum: The Committee will consider the powers to make subordinate legislation conferred on Scottish Ministers in the Further Education and Training Bill.

3. Legislative consent memorandum: The Committee will consider the powers to make subordinate legislation conferred on Scottish Ministers in the Statistics and Registration Service Bill.

4. Executive responses: The Committee will consider Executive responses in relation to the following instruments—

the Scottish Local Government Elections Order 2007, (SSI 2006/draft); and
the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2006, (SSI 2006/599).

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

the Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2006/draft);

the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2006/draft); and
the Scottish Parliament (Disqualification) Order 2007, (SI 2006/draft).

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

the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (General) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/592);
the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Reviews and Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/593);
the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/601);
the Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (No. 2) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2006, (SSI 2006/602);
the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/605);
the Welfare of Animals (Transport) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/606); and
the Local Government (Discretionary Payments And Injury Benefits) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/609).

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

the Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms and Errors) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/598);
the National Health Service (Functions of the Common Services Agency) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2006, (SSI 2006/603);
the Police, Public Order and Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2006, (SSI 2006/607); and
the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Act 2006 (Commencement) (Scotland) Order 2006, (SSI 2006/611).

Justice 1 Committee
1st Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 1.45 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Justice 2 Committee
1st Meeting, 2007

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 4 in private.

2. Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill (UK legislation): The Committee will take evidence on the legislative consent memorandum from—

Alistair MacLeary, Chairman, Scottish Committee of the Council on Tribunals

and then from—

Johann Lamont MSP, Deputy Minister for Justice, Paul Cackette, Justice Department, William Fox, Education Department, Jane McLeod and Beth Elliot, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive, Scottish Executive.

3. Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a written response from the Scottish Executive.

4. Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill (UK legislation): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence session, to inform the drafting of its report.

Environment and Rural Development Committee
1st Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Marine environment inquiry: The Committee will take evidence in round table format from—

Richard Fairbairns, Director of Sea Life Surveys and Chairman of Wild Scotland;
Richard Yemm, Chairman, Scottish Renewables;
Dominic Counsell, National Strategy Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage;
Lloyd Austin, Scottish Environment LINK Marine Task Force;
Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation;
Roddy McColl, Secretary, Fishermen’s Association Limited;
Professor William Ritchie, Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management;
Professor Graham Shimmield, Director, Scottish Association for Marine Science;
Ben Hadfield, Member Representative, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation;
David Wilkie, Chairman, British Marine Federation Scotland;
Nigel Mills, Chairman of Scottish Ports Committee, British Ports Association; and
Michael Scott, Chair, Marine Biodiversity Working Group.

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

the Conservation of Salmon (Collection of Statistics) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/572);
the Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/576);
the Environmental Impact Assessment (Agriculture) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/582);
the Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/594); and
the Forestry Commission Byelaws 1982 Revocation (Scotland) Byelaws 2007, (SSI 2006/draft).

Enterprise and Culture Committee
1st Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Consumer, Estate Agents and Redress Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence on memorandum LCM(S2) 9.1 on the Consumer, Estate Agents and Redress Bill, currently under consideration in the UK Parliament, from—

Martyn Evans, Director, Scottish Consumer Council;
Allan Wilson MSP, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, and Andrew McConnell, Policy Advisor, Business Interests and Improving Regulation, Enterprise and Industry Division, Scottish Executive.

2. Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Further Education and Training Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence on memorandum LCM(S2) 11.1 on the Further Education and Training Bill, currently under consideration in the UK Parliament from—

Allan Wilson MSP, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, and Margaret Sutor, Senior Policy Executive, Cross-Cutting and Cross-Divisional Policy, Quality and Funding Scheme Issues, Further and Adult Education Division, Scottish Executive.

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