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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
12th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 2

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

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Robert Gordon, Director-General, Justice and Communities, Alastair Merrill, Deputy Director, Police Powers, Performance and Resources, Scottish Government and Ruth Ritchie, Scottish Government Finance Directorate: Justice.

2. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-904—

Kenny MacAskill: Draft Scottish Police Services Authority (Police Support Services) (Modification) Order 2007—That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Scottish Police Services Authority (Police Support Services) (Modification) Order 2007 be approved.

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

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

4. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider its draft report on budget scrutiny in private at future meetings. The Committee will also decide whether to consider an options paper on its inquiry into the effective use of police resources and the draft report in private at future meetings.

Equal Opportunities Committee
7th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider a draft report on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09 in private at future meetings.

2. Scottish Government’s approach to equal opportunities: The Committee will take evidence from—

Stewart Maxwell MSP, Minister for Communities and Sport and Yvonne Strachan, Head of the Equality Unit, Scottish Government.

3. Budget process 2008-09 (Stage 2): The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09 from —

Stewart Maxwell MSP, Minister for Communities and Sport and Yvonne Strachan, Head of the Equality Unit, Scottish Government.

4. Census 2011: The Committee will take evidence on the Census 2011 from—

Mr Duncan Macniven, Registrar General for Scotland and Peter Scrimgeour, Head of Census Division, General Register Office for Scotland (GROS).

Finance Committee
11th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Budget process 2008-09 (Stage 2): The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Jan Bebbington, Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews;

Maf Smith, Director (Scotland), Sustainable Development Commission;

Ian Thomson, Reader, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Strathclyde Business School; and

Dr Dan Barlow, Acting Director, WWF Scotland;

and then from—

Councillor Pat Watters, President, Rory Mair, Chief Executive and Martin Booth, Head of Finance, COSLA.

3. Public sector pay: The Committee will discuss its approach to consideration of pay policy as it relates to Scottish senior public appointments.

4. Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider written evidence received on the Financial Memorandum.

5. Budget process 2008-09 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider draft guidance to the Parliamentary subject committees.

Public Petitions Committee
9th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

PE1090 National proof of age card for 12-26 year olds

John Drummond will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of his petition accompanied by Pete Cheema and Colin Landsburgh.

PE1084 Merging of neurology units

Walter Baxter will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of his petition accompanied by Mrs Betty Anderson and Mrs Jess Small.

PE1045 Scottish Enterprise funding for hairdressing trainees

PE1075 Registered social landlords

PE1076 Appeal tribunal to review Scottish Public Services Ombudsman decisions

PE1092 Seven day care provision

PE1093 Nursery school closures

PE1094 Objecting to quarrying activity

PE1095 Protection from wind farm developments

2. Further consideration of current petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE544 Inquiry into fingerprint identification

PE789 Methadone prescriptions

PE808 Psychiatric services for deaf and deaf/blind people

PE812 High voltage transmission lines

PE873 Post polio syndrome

PE931 Skin cancer

PE932 Supporting people funding arrangements

PE936 Siting oil depots in residential areas

PE944 Equal access rights for parents

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

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
13th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 5 in private.

2. Budget Process 2008/09: The Committee will take evidence on Budget Process 2008/09 from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth; Malcolm Reed, Chief Executive, Transport Scotland; and John Mason, Director of Climate Change and Water Industry Directorate, John Ewing, Director of Transport Directorate, and David Reid, Deputy Director of Finance, Scottish Government.

3. Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Climate Change Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the Legislative Consent Memorandum lodged by John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (LCM(S3) 4.1), and take evidence from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change; and Philip Wright, Deputy Director of Climate Change, Elizabeth Baird, Head of UK Climate Change Branch, and Rosemary Whaley, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

4. Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

5. Budget Process 2008/09: The Committee will consider its approach to its report on the Budget Process 2008/09.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
14th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Delegated powers memorandum: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following bill––

Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill at Stage 1.

2. Legislative consent memorandum: The Committee will consider the powers to make subordinate legislation conferred on Scottish Ministers in the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill.

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

the Environmental Protection Act 1990: Part IIA Contaminated Land: The Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2007 Draft Statutory Guidance (SE/2007/168);

the Licensing (Relevant Offences) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/513);

the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Export and Movement Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/518);

the Zootechnical Standards Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/521); and

the Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/522).

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

the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/523).

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

the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No.2 and Transitional Provisions and Savings) Amendment Order 2007 (SSI 2007/527).

6. Combining powers in SSIs: The Committee will consider correspondence with the Scottish Government.

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