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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

Justice Committee
20 November 2007
10th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private. The Committee will also consider whether to take all future consideration of the main themes arising from evidence sessions on budget scrutiny in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-782—

Kenny MacAskill: The Draft Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Incidental, Supplemental and Consequential Provisions) (Order) 2007— That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Incidental, Supplemental and Consequential Provisions) (Order) 2007 be approved.

3. Draft budget scrutiny 2008-09: The Committee will take evidence from—

Chief Superintendent Clive Murray, National President and Chief Superintendent Iain Gordon, Vice-President, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents;

and then from—

Chief Constable David Strang, Chair of ACPOS Criminal Justice Business Area and Doug Cross, Chair of ACPOS Finance Management Business Area.

4. Draft budget scrutiny 2008-09: The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence session.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 November, it is expected that the Committee will continue taking evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09.

The Committee expects to continue to take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09 at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Finance Committee
20 November 2007
9th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2007 Amendment Order 2007 from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, John Williams, Head of Finance Co-ordination, and Martin Bolt, Finance Co-ordination, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: John Swinney MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth) to move S3M-781—

John Swinney: The Draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2007 Amendment Order 2007— That the Finance Committee recommends that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2007 Amendment Order 2007 be approved.

3. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider a paper from the Budget Adviser in private at its meeting on 27 November 2007.

4. Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill.

5. Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 November, it is expected that the Committee will consider a paper from the Budget Adviser on the Draft Budget 2008-09.

The Committee expects to continue to consider the Draft Budget 2008-09 at future meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Public Petitions Committee
20 November 2007
8th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE1070 Village and community halls in rural areas

Sandra Hogg will make a brief statement in support of her petition accompanied by Norman MacAskill.

PE1086 Hospital car parking charges

Chris Paterson will make a brief statement in support of her petition.

PE1071 Access to visiting specialist teachers

PE1072 John Wheatley College

PE1085 Kinship carers

PE1087 Underground cabling – electricity transmission lines

PE1088 Pay and conditions of further education lecturing staff

PE1089 Cancer causing toxins

2. Consideration of current petitions: The Committee will consider the following current petitions—

PE743, PE822, PE881 Same As You

PE768 Speech and language therapy services

PE898 Maternity services in rural communities

PE899 Victim Notification Scheme

PE911 Market led urban re-generation

PE913 Play strategy

PE1040 Bingo industry

3. Notification of new petitions: The Committee will consider a paper indicating the new petitions lodged since the last Committee meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 4 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider new petitions on Scottish Enterprise funding for hairdressing trainees in Scotland; registered social landlords; appeal tribunal to review final decisions by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman; national proof of age card for 12-26; merging of neurology units; seven day care provision; nursery school closures; objecting to quarrying activity; protection from wind farm developments; annual compulsory monitoring of advice agencies; public sector contracts; environmental impact of windfarm developments; school buses seatbelts; and post offices in the Borders.

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
20 November 2007
11th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Scottish Water Annual Report and Accounts 2006/07: The Committee will take evidence on Scottish Water’s Annual Report and Accounts 2006/07 from—

Ronnie Mercer, Scottish Water Chair, Geoff Aitkenhead, Asset Management Director, Douglas Millican, Finance and Regulation Director, Scottish Water; and Mark Powels, managing Director, Scottish Water Business Stream.

2. Petition: The Committee will consider Petition PE1064 on the replacement of the Forth Road Bridge.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 November, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the Budget Process from Stakeholders. The Committee will consider its approach to its inquiry into Ferry Services in Scotland at a future meeting.

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
20 November 2007
3rd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 3

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

2. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner (Standards): The Committee will take evidence from Dr Jim Dyer, the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, on his draft memorandum of understanding with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and then on his annual report 2006-07.

3. Report from the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland (Public Appointments) (in private): The Committee will consider a note from its legal advisers on report CPA/2007/02 by the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 11 December, 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
20 November 2007
12th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Scottish Government responses: The Committee will consider the following––

the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Applications and Objections Procedure) Rules 2007 (SSI 2007/draft);

the Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Inquiries and Hearings Procedure) Rules 2007 (SSI 2007/draft);

the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Scotland) (No. 6) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/494);

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment No.5) (Miscellaneous) 2007 (SSI 2007/495);

the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/499); and

The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment (No.3) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/500).

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

the Scottish Police Services Authority (Police Support Services) (Modification) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/draft).

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

the Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/506);

the Remote Monitoring Requirements (Prescribed Courts) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/508); and

the Business Improvement Districts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/510).

4. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following––

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment No.6) (Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007) 2007 (SSI 2007/511).

The order in which the instruments within agenda items above are taken will be determined by the Convener on Friday 16 November.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 November, it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish Statutory Instruments and any other documents subject to Parliamentary procedure. The Committee will also consider the delegated powers of the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill.

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