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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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
12th Meeting, 2007
Tuesday 27 March 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 6

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

the Napier University (Scotland) Order of Council 1993 Amendment Order of Council 2007, (SSI 2007/160);
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); and
the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/225).

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

the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/259).

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

the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement and Savings) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/250);
the Poultry Breeding Flocks and Hatcheries (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/254); and
the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/257).

4. Legacy Paper: The Committee will consider a draft Legacy Paper.

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.

Local Government and Transport Committee
27 March 2007
8th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Subordinate legislation: Fergus Ewing to move S2M-5784—

that the Local Government and Transport Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Business Improvement Districts (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/202).

2. Petitions PE875, PE896, PE961: The Committee will consider a letter from the Deputy Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform on the issue of common good.

3. Petition PE855: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk on Petition PE855 on the issue of the maintenance of local authority roads, pavements and footpaths.

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

the Local Government (Allowances and Expenses) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/108);
the Valuation Appeal Committee (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/124);
the Licensing (Appointed Day and Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/128);
the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/162);
the Representation of the People (Absent Voting at Local Government Elections) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/170);
the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Remuneration) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/183);
the Gambling Act 2005 (Premises and Provisional Statements) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/196);
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 Valuation Appeals Panels and Committees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/212);
the Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/213);
the Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/214);
the Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/215); and
the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/216).

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.

Environment and Rural Development Committee
28 March 2007
12th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Lorn) (No. 2) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/240) from—

Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development, Frank Strang, Head of Sea Fisheries Conservation, Eamon Murphy, Sea Fisheries Conservation Division, and Alastair Smith, Solicitor (Rural Affairs Division), Scottish Executive.

2. Subordinate legislation: Mr Jamie McGrigor to move S2M-5776—

that the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Lorn) (No. 2) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/240).

3. 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 Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Loch Creran) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/185);
the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/194);
the Seed (Scotland) (Amendments for Tests and Trials etc.) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/224); and
the Inshore Fishing (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Lorn) Revocation Order 2007, (SSI 2007/239).

Proposed future business
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.

Justice 1 Committee
28 March 2007
13th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will take evidence from Gillian Mawdsley, Scottish Executive Justice Department, and Ian Vickerstaff, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive, in relation to the following negative instruments—

the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/180); and
the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/181).

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee will take evidence from Richard Wilkins, Scottish Executive Justice Department, and Stephen Crilly, Office of the Solicitor to the Scottish Executive, in relation to the following negative instrument—

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

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

the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Path Orders) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/163); and
Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2007, (SSI 2007/211).

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

5. Scottish Criminal Record Office inquiry: The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to the Committee’s report on its inquiry into the Scottish Criminal Record Office and Scottish Fingerprint Service.

6. Legacy paper (in private): The Committee will consider a draft legacy paper.

Proposed future business
It is expected that this will be the final meeting of the Committee in Session 2.

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