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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
14th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Budget process 2008-09 (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report.

2. Effective use of police resources inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider options for its draft report.

Equal Opportunities Committee
9th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Disability inquiry: The Committee will take evidence on the recommendations made in the report Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities, published by the Equal Opportunities Committee in session 2 of the Parliament, from—

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

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

3. Budget process 2008-09 (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft report to the Finance Committee.

Health and Sport Committee
13th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 12.15 pm in Committee Room 3

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

2. Budget process 2008-09: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Public Petitions Committee
10th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. New Petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE1098 Mandatory fitting of seatbelts on school buses

Lynn Merrifield will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of her petition accompanied by Fiona Martin and Helen Eadie MSP.

PE1105 St. Margaret of Scotland Hospice

Marjorie McCance will make a biref statement to the Committee in support of her petition accompanied by Professor Leo Martin and Sister Rita Dawson.

PE1091 Hospital car parking charges

PE1096 Annual monitoring of advice agencies

PE1097 Public sector contracts

PE1101 Planning applications

PE1102 Post offices in the Borders

PE1103 Violence against women

PE1104 Environmental impact of windfarm developments

2. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE953 Awareness, diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

PE960 Cranial abnormalities in babies

PE965 Muscular dystrophy

PE966 Investment in swimming pools

PE978 Use of jet skis near public beaches

PE984 High hedges

PE986 Protection from broken glass

PE988 Home loss payment

PE990 Community leisure facilities

PE999 School clothing grant

PE1003 Shetland Islands Regulated Fishery (Scotland) Order 1999.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
14th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 5

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

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

The Transport and Works (Scotland) (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/517).

3. Inquiry into Ferry Services in Scotland: The Committee will consider proposals for external meetings and Reporter visits in relation to its inquiry.

4. Budget process 2008-09: The Committee will consider its draft report on the Budget Process 2008-09.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
16th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Inquiry into the regulatory Framework in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry from––

Bruce Crawford MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business;

Ken Thomson, Director, Civil & International Justice and CPS; and

Al Gibson, Policy Adviser, Constitutional and Parliamentary Secretariat.

2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following bill—

Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

3. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following bill—

Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill at Stage 1

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

the Water Environment (Drinking Water Protected Areas) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/529);

the Seeds (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/536);

the Fishery Products (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/537);

the Meat (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/538); and

the Licensing (Vessels etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/545).

5. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 (Modification) Order 2008 (SSI 2007/draft).

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

the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/549);

the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Export and Movement Restrictions) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/552);

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 2007 (SSI 2007/550);

the Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/559); and

the Licensing (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/553).

7. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

the Education (Listed Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2007  (SSI 2007/558); and

the Education (Recognised Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/557).

8. Inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard at the meeting.

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