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Section A – Today’s Business

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.

Justice Committee
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. Scottish Executive priorities for the Justice portfolio: The Committee will take evidence from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Elizabeth Carmichael, Deputy Director, Criminal Justice, Scottish Executive;

Frances Wood, Head of Community Safety and Antisocial Behaviour, Scottish Executive;

Paul Cackette, Head of Civil Justice, Law Reform and International Division, Scottish Executive; and

George Burgess, Head of Division, Criminal Justice, Scottish Executive.

3. Serious Crime Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the legislative consent memorandum lodged by Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice (LCM(S3) 2.2).

4. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Finance Committee
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Declaration of interests: Tom McCabe MSP and Alex Neil MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Budget adviser (in private): The Committee will consider potential candidates for the position of adviser to the Committee on the budget process.

Public Petitions Committee
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE1034 Post-legislative monitoring body for Private Bills. The petitioner will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of this petition accompanied by Alison Bourne.

PE1040 Bingo Industry. The petitioners will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of this petition accompanied by Sir Peter Fry and Andrew McIntyre.

PE1037 To amend the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

PE1042 To review the smoking prohibition and control provisions of the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.

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

PE616 Health and safety hazards caused by seagulls in urban areas. The Committee will consider what further action to take in relation to this petition.

PE695 Accessible local transport available to disabled people. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE767 Fatal Accident Inquiries. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner.

PE829 The impact of the housing stock transfer on Scottish communities. The Committee will consider responses received from the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE858 Protection of ancient woodland. The Committee will consider a response from the petitioner.

PE991 Pingat Jasa Medal. The Committee will consider responses from the Cabinet Office and the petitioner.

PE997 Mothers for Justice. The Committee will consider responses from Scottish Women’s Aid, Families Need Fathers Scotland, Judicial Studies Committee, Scottish Court Service, Law Society of Scotland, Association of Directors of Social Work, Victim Support Scotland, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE1000 Availability of cheap alcohol. The Committee will consider the progress of this petition.

PE1001 Council tax payment. The Committee will consider responses from Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE1003 Shetland shellfish order. The Committee will consider responses from Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation, North Atlantic Fisheries College, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

PE1004 Environmental impact of animal gasification plants. The Committee will consider responses from Friends of the Earth Scotland, SEPA, Sacone Environmental Limited, Angus Council, Health and Safety Scotland, the Scottish Executive and the petitioner.

Procedures Committee
1st Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: Members of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Choice of Convener: The Committee will choose a Convener.

3. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

4. Approach to developing a work programme: The Committee will consider its approach to developing a work programme.

5. Proposed meeting of the Procedures Committee and the Standards and Public Appointments Committee: The Committee will consider a letter from the Parliamentary Bureau recommending that the Committee examine the case for merging the Committees.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

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

the Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 (Variation of Age Limit for Sale of Tobacco etc. and Consequential Modifications) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/draft); and

the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Amendment (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/draft).

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

the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/304);

the Bovine Semen (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/330);

the Gambling Act 2005 (Premises Licences and Provisional Statements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/332);

the Vegetable Seeds Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/305);

the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/306);

the European Fisheries Fund (Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/307);

the Gambling Act 2005 (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/309);

the Cattle Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/312);

the Education (Publication and Consultation Etc.) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/315);

the Health Protection Agency (Scottish Health Functions) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/316);

the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/317);

the Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian’s Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/320);

the Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/324);

the Spreadable Fats (Marketing Standards) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/303);

the Gambling Act 2005 (Fees No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/311);

the Licensing (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/313);

the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/314);

the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/318);

the Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/319);

the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/321);

the Discontinuance of Low Moss Prison (Scotland) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/322); and

the Addition of Vitamins, Minerals and Other Substances (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/325).

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

the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/333);

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 5, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/270);

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment No. 3) (Miscellaneous) 2007, (SSI 2007/276);

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 4) (Personal Injuries Actions etc.) 2007, (SSI 2007/282);

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 5) (Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006) 2007, (SSI 2007/283);

the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 (Commencement No. 5, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/329); and

the Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/269).

European and External Relations Committee
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Declaration of interests: Members of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Scottish Executive European and external relations policies: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Executive’s EU and external relations policies from—

Linda Fabiani MSP, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture

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