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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

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
14 November 2007
9th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

2. Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Peter Syme, Director, The Open University in Scotland;

and then from—

James Alexander, President, National Union of Students Scotland and Tom D’Ardenne, President, Coalition of Higher Education Students in Scotland.

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

the Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/487).

4. Budget process 2008-09 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider its approach to the budget process 2008-09.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 21 November, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the budget process 2008-09.

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

Health and Sport Committee
14 November 2007
8th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

the Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/470); and
the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/471).

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

the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/483)

and will take evidence from—

Sandy McDougal, Head of Contaminants, Hygiene, Additives & Shellfish Branch, Food Standards Agency and Patrick Layden QC TD, Scottish Government Legal Directorate.

3. Budget process 2008-09: The Committee will take evidence from—

Tom Wood, Chair, Scottish Association of Alcohol and Drugs Action Teams;

and then from—

Catriona Renfrew, Director of Corporate Planning and Policy, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Robert Peat, Director of Social Work & Health, Angus Council and Chief Superintendent Simon Blake, Grampian Police;

and then from—

Sandy Cameron, Chair, Stocktake of Alcohol and Drugs Action teams.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 21 November, it is expected that the Committee will consider the budget. The Committee will continue to take evidence on the budget process at subsequent meetings.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
14 November 2007
9th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/484).

2. Housing Supply Task Force: The Committee will take evidence from the following members of the Housing Supply Task Force—

Councillor Harry McGuigan and Councillor Chris Thompson, CoSLA, Jonathan Fair, Chief Executive and Alan Lundmark, Director of Planning and Communication, Homes for Scotland.

3. Scottish Public Services Ombudsman: The Committee will take evidence on the work of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman from—

Professor Alice Brown, Ombudsman, David Robb, Director of Policy and Development and Kerry Baker, Complaints Investigator, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 21 November, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence from Scottish Government officials on the proposed Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill and Scottish Planning Policy SPP 11 and from Ron Gould on the Electoral Commission Report "Scottish Elections 2007".

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

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