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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

European and External Relations Committee
30 October 2007
6th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

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

2. Scottish Government’s external affairs policies: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s external affairs policies from—

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

3. Maritime Policy for the European Union: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

4. EU Reform Treaty: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

5. Scottish Government’s ‘A National Conversation’: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Scottish Government.

6. Inquiry into the transposition of EU directives: The Committee will consider a paper on the remit of the inquiry from the Committee reporters.

7. Inquiry into International Development: The Committee will consider a paper on the remit of the inquiry.

Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 13 November, it is expected that the Committee will consider its approach to the European Commission’s Legislative Work Programme 2008 and the European Union’s budget review. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Justice Committee
30 October 2007
7th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

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

the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council (Listed Tribunals) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/436);

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/438);

the Premises Licenses (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/452); and

the Licensing (Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/454).

3. Effective use of police resources inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Councillor Iain Whyte, Lothian and Borders Joint Police Board; Councillor Norman Macleod, Northern Joint Police Board; Councillor Martin Greig, Grampian Joint Police Board; and David Higgins, Secretary, Police Authority Conveners Forum;

and then from—

Frances Wood, Head of Community Safety Unit and Liz Levy, Principal Research Officer, Police and Community Safety Directorate, Scottish Government.

4. Budget process 2008-09: The Committee will consider its approach to the budget process.

5. Effective use of police resources inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider whether to accept written evidence received after the deadline for submission of written evidence.

6. Effective use of police resources inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence session.

Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 6 November, it is expected that the Committee will continue taking evidence on its inquiry into the effective use of police resources.

The Committee expects to continue to take evidence on its inquiry into the effective use of police resources at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Finance Committee
30 October 2007
6th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

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

2. Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill.

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

4. Inquiry into the funding of capital investment projects – appointment of adviser: The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the post of adviser in connection with its inquiry.

Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 6 November, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on the Financial Memorandum of the Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill.

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

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
30 October 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Declaration of interests: Jamie McGrigor MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Cross-Party Groups (Standards): The Committee will consider applications for recognition from five proposed Cross-Party Groups.

3. Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (Procedures): The Committee will consider its approach to a possible change to Rule 3.7.

4. Points of order (Procedures): The Committee will consider its approach to possible changes to Rule 8.17.

5. Review of Volume 2, Section 8 of the Code of Conduct (Standards): The Committee will consider its approach to a review to Volume 2, Section 8 of the Code of Conduct.

6. Guidance on Cross-Party Groups (Standards): The Committee will consider guidance to be issued to the Conveners of all Cross-Party Groups.

7. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to consider the following items in private: item 8 on its work programme, and at its next meeting, legal advice on report CPA/2007/02 by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland.

8. Work programme: The Committee will consider a note from the Clerk in relation to its work programme.

Proposed future business
At its next meeting on 20 November, it is expected that the Committee will consider Standards and Procedures issues. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
30 October 2007
9th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Scottish Government responses: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response in relation to the following––

the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 (Commencement No.6, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/447); and

the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.4) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/460).

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

the Budget (Scotland) Act 2007 Amendment Order 2007 (SSI 2007/draft).

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

the Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/470);

the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/471);

the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No.5) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/473); and

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/475).

4. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following––

the Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause, Summary Application, Summary Cause and Small Claim Rules) Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007 (SSI 2007/463);

the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Company Insolvency Rules 1986) Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007 (SSI 2007/464);

the Act of Sederunt (Proceedings in the Sheriff Court under the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987) Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007 (SSI 2007/465);

the Act of Sederunt (Debt Arrangement and Attachment (Scotland) Act 2002) Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007 (SSI 2007/466);

the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Bankruptcy Rules 1996) Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007 (SSI 2007/467);

the Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules 1997) Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007 (SSI 2007/468);

the Act of Sederunt (Chancery Procedure Rules 2006) Amendment (Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004) 2007 (SSI 2007/469);

the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/472); and

the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry Procedure (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2007 (SSI 2007/478).

The order in which the instruments within agenda items above are taken will be determined by the Convener on Friday 26 October.

Proposed future business~

At its next meeting on 6 November, 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.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
30 October 2007
8th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its draft Stage 1 Report on the Bill.

Proposed future business

At future meeting, the Committee will consider its approach to the Budget Process 2008/09.

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

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