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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

Local Government and Communities Committee
16 January 2008
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Stewart Maxwell MSP, Minister for Communities and Sport, Ian Campbell, Glasgow 2014 and London 2012 Team, David Thompson, Policy Advisor and Beth Elliot, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Planning application processes (Menie Estate): The Committee will take evidence from—

Not before 9.30 am

Alan Campbell, Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Council;

Not before 10.30 am

from—

Jim Mackinnon, Chief Planning Officer and David Ferguson, Head of Planning Decisions, Scottish Government;

Not before 11.30 am

from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth and David Ferguson, Head of Planning Decisions, Scottish Government;

Not before 12.30 pm

and then from—

Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister and David Ferguson, Head of Planning Decisions, Scottish Government.

4. Planning application processes (Menie Estate): The Committee will consider the evidence taken.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 January, the Committee expects to take evidence from Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing on the "Firm Foundations" proposals, consider its approach to its work on child poverty and consider a draft report on planning application processes.

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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
16 January 2008
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3 and 4 in private.

2. Feedback from the joint seminar with the STUC: The Committee will be asked to provide feedback from the seminar with the STUC on "The Scottish Workplace and the Productivity Challenge".

3. Tourism inquiry – Growing pains: can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015?: The Committee will consider a paper from its tourism adviser setting out a work programme for the inquiry.

4. The establishment of an Energy Technologies Institute and the opportunities for Scotland: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 January, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence as part of its tourism inquiry and will also consider terms of reference for the commissioning of research projects into export promotion, international trade and the attraction of inward investment, and the size of the ‘black economy’ in Scotland.

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

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
16 January 2008

1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Scotland’s built heritage: The Committee will take evidence from—

John Graham, Chief Executive, Historic Scotland, Graham U’ren, Director, Built Environment Forum Scotland, Diana Murray, Secretary (Chief Executive), Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Mark Adderley, Chief Executive, The National Trust for Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 January, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2. It will also consider the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Education and Skills Bill (UK Parliament legislation).

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

Health and Sport Committee
16 January 2008
2nd Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

the Meat (Official Control Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2008/538);

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

and may take evidence on the instruments from Susan Pryde and Stephen Hendry, Food Standards Agency.

2. Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence, in a round-table discussion, from—

Andrew Riley, Scottish Directors of Public Health Group;

Dr Charles Saunders, Chair, Scottish Consultants Committee, BMA Scotland;

Ron Culley, Policy Manager, COSLA;

Garrick Smyth, Policy Manager, COSLA;

Martin Donaghy, Medical Director, Health Protection Scotland;

Rona Broom, Minute Secretary, Scottish Group, Infection Prevention Society;

Dr Eric Baijal, Director of Public Health and Health Policy, NHS Highland;

Tom Bell, Secretary, Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland;

Ken Jones, Head of Environmental Health, Scottish Borders Council;

Robert Howe, Head of Environmental and Strategic Services, South Lanarkshire Council;

Fraser Thomson, Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland; and

Dr Christopher McGuigan, Chair, Consultants in Public Medicine, Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health Group.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 January it is expected that the Committee will consider the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill and the future of sportscotland.

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

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