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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.

Education Committee
7th 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. PE825: The Committee will further consider the petition by Rosshall Academy Students’ Council and Higher Modern Studies Section calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to ensure that every Scottish secondary school provides lockers for pupils’ use.

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

the Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/114);
the St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/115);
the Parental Involvement in Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher Appointments (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/132);
the Education Authorities Bursaries (Scotlland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/149); and
the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/189).

4. Annual Reports 2006-07: The Committee will note the annual reports of executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies relevant to its remit—

General Teaching Council (Scotland);
HM Inspectorate of Education;
Learning and Teaching Scotland;
Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration;
Scottish Qualifications Authority;
Social Work Inspection Agency; and
Social Work Services Council.

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

6. Teachers’ Agreement: The Committee will consider a draft report on the implementation of the Teachers’ Agreement.

7. Legacy paper: The Committee will consider a draft legacy paper.

Communities Committee
8th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 6

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

the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Avian Influenza) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/135);
the Charities Accounts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/136);
the Registered Social Landlords Accounting Requirements (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/165);
the Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/166);
the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/167);
the Building (Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/168);
the Building (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/169);
the Private Rented Housing Panel (Applications and Determinations) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/173);
the Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/175);
the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/176);
Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/177);
the Charities References in Documents (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 007/203);
the Charities Reorganisation (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/204);
the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/209); and
the Town and Country Planning (Application of Subordinate Legislation to the Crown) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/221).

Environment and Rural Development Committee
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).

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Rev Robbie Hamilton, New Wellwynd Parish Church, Airdrie

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill—

S2M-5628 Cathy Jamieson: Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill be passed.

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill—

S2M-5758 Mr John Swinney: Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill.

followed by Business Motion—

S2M-5773 Ms Margaret Curran on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 28 March 2007

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Final Stage: Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 29 March 2007

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Executive Debate: The Future of Scotland

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Motion of Thanks to the Presiding Officer

1.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business:

Debate on the subject of—

S2M-5715 Mike Pringle: The Lack of Park-and-Ride in South Edinburgh—That the Parliament welcomes key public transport improvements being delivered by SEStran including bus priority measures, a bus tracker system and cycleway improvements, but is concerned that key schemes for three park-and-ride sites in south Edinburgh at Straiton, Sherrifhall and Lothianburn have yet to open and that the lack of park-and-ride sites in the south of the city is leading to increased commuter parking in residential streets, where residents’ parking is already made difficult by the extension of the controlled parking scheme.

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