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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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
27 June 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: Gavin Brown MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Approach to developing a work programme: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, and Graeme Dickson, Director of Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Scottish Executive.

3. Proposed energy efficiency and micro-generation bill: The Committee will consider the proposer’s statement of reasons why a case for the proposed bill has already been established.

4. Business in the Parliament conference: The Committee will consider plans for a business in the Parliament conference in early 2008.

Local Government and Communities Committee
27 June 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Approach to Developing a Work Programme: The Committee will take evidence from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, and Mike Foulis, Director, Housing Regeneration, Scottish Executive;

Not before 10.00 am
and then from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Jim Mackinnon, Director of Planning, Scottish Executive, and Ruth Parson, Director of Public Sector Reform, Scottish Executive.

2. Frequency of Meetings: The Committee will consider the frequency of its future meetings.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
27 June 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 5

1. Declaration of interests: Christina McKelvie MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests

2. Development of work programme: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Executive’s priorities in relation to education, lifelong learning and culture from—

Linda Fabiani MSP, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture and Greig Chalmers, Culture and Gaelic Division, Scottish Executive.

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Donald Henderson, Head of Teachers’ Division, Colin MacLean, Director, Children and Young People and Mark Batho, Director, Lifelong Learning, Scottish Executive.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting in September it is expected that the Committee will continue consideration of its work programme.

Audit Committee
27 June 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration of interests: Willie Coffey MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

3. Audit Scotland annual report and work programme: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on the Audit Scotland annual report for 2006-07 and Audit Scotland’s work programme for the period Autumn 2007 to Spring 2008.

4. Edinburgh transport projects review: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Edinburgh transport projects review" (AGS/2007/2).

5. Section 22 Reports: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on the Section 22 reports entitled "The 2005/06 Audit of James Watt College" and "The 2005/06 Audit of Inverness College".

6. Edinburgh transport projects review: The Committee will consider its approach to the AGS report entitled "Edinburgh transport projects review" (AGS/2007/2).

7. Section 22 Reports: The Committee will consider its approach to the section 22 reports entitled "The 2005/06 Audit of James Watt College" and "The 2005/06 Audit of Inverness College".

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
27 June 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Priorities of the Scottish Executive: The Committee will take evidence from—

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment; John Mason, Director, Environment; Ingrid Clayden, Head of Rural Development Division, Rural Directorate and David Mallon, Head of Biodiversity Policy & Sutainable Management Branch, Marine Directorate.

2. Work programme: The Committee will consider what further briefing it requires to inform discussion of its work programme at its forthcoming awayday.

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

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

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

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

the Bovine Semen (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/330).

Proposed future business

The Committee’s next meeting will be in early September where the Committee is expected to agree its future work programme. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Health and Sport Committee
27 June 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. Declaration of interests: Michael Matheson MSP and Karen Gillon MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7 in private.

3. Scottish Executive priorities for Health and Wellbeing: The Committee will take evidence from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.

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

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

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); and

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

5. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider responses to the Scottish Executive’s consultation on 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).

6. Appointment of a Budget Adviser: The Committee will consider appointing a Budget Adviser to assist in its consideration of the Scottish Budget.

7. Committee Away Day: The Committee will discuss plans for an awayday to assist in the planning of its future work programme.

Proposed future business

The next meeting of the Health and Sport Committee is not expected until after the recess period. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Section C – Other Future Meetings

This section includes the agendas of the forthcoming committee meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit
1st Meeting, 2007 (Session 3)
Thursday 28 June 2007

The Commission will meet at 12.45 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Choice of Convener: The Commission will choose a Convener.

2. Work Programme: The Commission will consider its work programme.

Proposed future business

For further details, contact the Secretary to the Commission. Details of the Commission are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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