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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
20 March 2007
6th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Disability inquiry: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Executive’s response to the Committee’s report of its disability inquiry from—

Rhona Brankin MSP, Minister for Communities.

3. All Our Futures: Planning for a Scotland with an Ageing Population: The Committee will take evidence from—

Rhona Brankin MSP, Minister for Communities.

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

the Disability Discrimination (Public Authorities) (Statutory Duties) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/195).

5. 2007 - European Year of Equal Opportunities for All: The Convener will report on her meeting with the Scottish Executive Equality Unit regarding plans for activities in Scotland.

6. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the Parliamentary year from 7 May 2006 to 2 April 2007.

7. Equalities in Scotland: a review of progress: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

It is expected that this will be the final meeting of the Equal Opportunities Committee before the dissolution of the Parliament.

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

Public Petitions Committee
20 March 2007
3rd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE535 and PE888 Institutional child abuse. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Law Commission and the petitioner.

PE765 and PE795 To ensure the retention of the current 8 fire controls in Scotland. The Committee will consider the progress of these petitions.

PE768 The implications of the proposed Agenda for Change legislation for Speech and Language Therapy services and service users within the NHS. The Committee will consider a response from Amicus.

PE871 and PE874 Support for peaceful protest during the G8 summit. The Committee will consider the progress of these petitions.

PE886 Continued availability on prescription of medications such a donepezil, rivastigmine, galatamine and memantine for use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Committee will consider responses from NICE, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Irene Oldfather MSP and the petitioner.

PE900 and PE928 The Dalkeith Northern Bypass. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner of PE900.

PE911 Scottish Executive support for market led urban regeneration projects and the operation of privatised urban regeneration companies. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner.

PE923 Pastoral and spiritual care in hospitals. The Committee will consider comments from the petitioner and various members of a working group set up to consider responses to this petition.

PE930 Scottish Public Services Ombudsman. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner.

PE934 Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 1999. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner.

PE938 Public consultation on health services. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner.

PE960 Cranial abnormalities – plagiocephaly. The Committee will consider responses from Headstart 4Babies UK, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Scottish Cot Death Trust, British Association for Paediatric Surgeons, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the Minister for Health and the petitioner.

PE973 Citizen’s Advice Bureaux. The Committee will consider responses from Scottish Borders Council, COSLA, Citizens Advice Scotland and the Scottish Executive.

PE974 Sequestration. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, the Accountant in Bankruptcy, and the Scottish Execuitve.

PE980 Protection for Health Service workers. The Committee will consider responses from NHS Greater Glasgow, UNISON, Royal College of Nursing, the British Medical Association, and the Scottish Executive.

PE981 Neuropsychological provision. The Committee will consider responses from NHS Education Scotland, British Psychological Society, the Minister for Health and the petitioner.

PE894 Far North Rail Line. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE920, PE922 and PE1018 NHS Dental Services. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner of PE920.

PE921 and PE925 Tolled Bridges. The Committee will consider the progress of these petitions.

PE942 and PE943 New crossing over the Forth Estuary. The Committee will consider the progress of these petitions.

PE931 Skin cancer. The Committee will consider the progress of this petition.

PE932 Supporting People Funding. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner.

PE977 The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. The Committee will consider a joint response from Transport Scotland and the Minister for Transport, and responses from NESTRANS, TRANSform Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, and the petitioner.

PE979 Building warrants. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Building Standards Agency, Scottish Association of Building Standards Managers, COSLA, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Minister for Finance and Public Sector Reform, and the petitioner.

PE983 Microchip implants. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive, Health Protection Scotland and the petitioner.

PE984 High Hedges. The Committee will consider responses from Scott Barrie MSP, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the petitioner.

PE985 Palestine. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Parliamentary Bureau and the Cross Party Group on Palestine.

PE986 Protection from broken glass. The Committee will consider responses from North Lanarkshire Council, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, COSLA, and the Scottish Executive.

PE988 Home Loss Payment. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE989 Nuclear Energy. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE975 Areas of Great Landscape Value. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive, Scottish Natural Heritage, Historic Scotland and the petitioner.

PE990 Community Leisure Facilities. The Committee will consider the progress of this petition.

PE991 Pingat Jasa medal. The Committee will consider responses from the Commonwealth Parliament Office, the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations & Medals and the petitioner.

PE992 Day of Rest. The Committee will consider responses from DTI, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE993 Religious observance in schools. The Committee will consider responses from the Humanist Society of Scotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland, Association of Directors of Education, Scottish Parent Teacher Council, the EIS, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE994 Succession (Scotland) Act 1964. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Law Commissioner, Law Society of Scotland, and the Scottish Execuitve.

PE995 Drug deaths in Scotland. The Committee will consider responses from the Association of Drug and Alcohol Forums, Centre for Addiction Research, Scottish Drugs Forum, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE996 Preparedness of Scottish schools for a nuclear accident. The Committee will consider responses from the Health and Safety Executive, COSLA, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE998 Kinship carers. The Committee will consider responses from Social Work Inspection Agency, Fostering Network, British Association for Adoption, Children 1st, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE999 School clothing grant. The Committee will consider responses from Child Poverty Action Group, One Parent Families Scotland, Poverty Alliance, COSLA, Association of the Directors of Education, Save the Children, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE1000 Health implications of the availability of cheap alcohol. The Committee will consider responses from Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Retail Consortium, NHS Health Scotland Scottish Licensed Trade Association, Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Scottish Executive.

PE1006 Prescribing arrangements for mesothelioma sufferers. The Commiittee will consider responses from NICE, NHS QIS, Greater Glasgow Health Board, Fife Health Board, Lothian and Borders Health Board, Tayside Health Board, and the petitioner.

2. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

It is expected that this will be the Committee’s final meeting of this Session of the Scottish Parliament.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
20 March 2007
11th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

the Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (Scotland) Order of Council 2007, (SSI 2007/116);

the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/136);

the Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/147);

the Education Authority Bursaries (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/149);

the Education (Fees and Awards) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/152);

the Graduate Endowment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/155);

the Education Maintenance Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/156);

the Repayment of Student Loans (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/159);

the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/162);

the Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/172);

the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/179);

the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/183);

the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/189);

the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/193);

the Charities References in Documents (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/203);

the Charities Reorganisation (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/204); and

the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/215).

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

the Napier University (Scotland) Order of Council 1993 Amendment Order of Council 2007, (SSI 2007/160);

the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/194);

the Gambling (Premises Licence Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/197);

the Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/198);

the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/199);

the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/200);

the Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/201);

the Business Improvement Districts (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/202);

the National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/205);

the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/206);

the National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Performers Lists) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/207);

the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/208);

the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/209);

the Justices of the Peace (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/210);

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2007, (SSI 2007/211);

the Bankruptcy Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/220);

the Town and Country Planning (Application of Subordinate Legislation to the Crown) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/221);

the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Reviews and Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/222);

the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 Supplementary Provisions (Recovery of NHS Charges) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/223);

the Seed (Scotland) (Amendments for Tests and Trials etc.) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/224);

the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/225);

the Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Lorn) Revocation Order 2007, (SSI 2007/239); and

the Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Lorn) (No. 2) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/240).

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

Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules) Amendment (Animal Welfare Act 2006) 2007, (SSI 2007/233);

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 3) (Fees of Shorthand Writers) 2007, (SSI 2007/234);

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment No. 2) (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007, (SSI 2007/237);

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment) (Animal Health and Welfare etc.) 2007, (SSI 2007/238);

the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/241); and

the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (Commencement No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/242).

4. Executive correspondence: The Committee will consider a response from Margaret Curran MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business, regarding the number of SSIs laid before dissolution.

5. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft Annual Report.

6. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a draft Legacy Paper.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish statutory instruments and any other documents subject to Parliamentary procedure.

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

Health Committee
20 March 2007
5th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

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

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

the Colours in Food Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/143);

the Meat (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/144);

the Nursing and Midwifery Student Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/151);

the Curd Cheese (Restriction on Placing on the Market) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/188);

the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/191);

the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/192);

the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/193);

the National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Section 17C Agreements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/205);

the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/206);

the National Health Service (Primary Medical Services Performers Lists) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/207);

the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/208);

the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Reviews and Appeals) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/222);

the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 Supplementary Provisions (Recovery of NHS Charges) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/223); and,

the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/225).

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence from Lewis Macdonald MSP, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, on—

the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/139).

4. Subordinate legislation: Shona Robison MSP to move S2M-5756—

that the Health Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/139).

5. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a Legacy Paper which will provide advice to its successor Committee, based on its experience of the second Parliamentary Session.

6. Witness expenses: The Committee will consider a claim under the witness expenses scheme.

Proposed future business

This is expected to be the final meeting of the Health Committee prior to dissolution. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Justice 2 Committee
20 March 2007
8th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/109)

the Police Act (Criminal Records) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/112)

the Supervised Attendance Order (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/120)

the Divorce etc. (Pensions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/122)

the Football Banning Orders (Regulated Football Matches) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/125)

the Testing of Arrested Persons for Class A Drugs (Prescribed Area) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/131)

the Police (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/134)

the Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2007, (SSI 2007/190).

2. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a legacy paper which will provide advice to its successor Committee, based on its experience of the second Parliamentary Session.

Environment and Rural Development Committee
21 March 2007
11th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

the Dairy Produce Quotas (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/118);

the Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/119);

the Conservation of Seals (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/126);

the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/127);

the Marketing of Vegetable Plant Material Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/133);

the Plant Health (Export Certification) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/137);

the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/138);

the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/142);

the Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/150);

the Cattle Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/174);

the Surface Waters (Fishlife) (Classification) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/178);

the Air Quality Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/182);

the Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/184);

the Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Loch Creran) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/185);

the Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Lorn) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/186);

the Horse Passports (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/217); and

the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/219).

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

the Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/147);

the Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/172);

the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/179);

the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/194); and

the Seed (Scotland) (Amendments for Tests and Trials etc.) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/224).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 28 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation. It is expected that this will be the Committee’s final meeting of this Session.

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

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