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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.

European and External Relations Committee
4th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Inquiry into the transposition of EU directives: The Committee will take evidence from—

Calum MacDonald, Director of Environmental and Organisational Strategy and Rob Morris, Better Regulation Manager, SEPA; and

Bill Adamson, Branch Head, Strategic Policy & Consumer Engagement, Food Standards Agency, Scotland.

2. European Commission’s Legislative and Work Programme: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

3. Inquiry into international development: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

4. Services Directive: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Scottish Government.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
4th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Conference Room, Moray College, Elgin

1. Flooding and flood management inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Alvin Barber, Senior Professional Officer (Flood Prevention), City of Edinburgh Council; Sandy Gillon, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Glasgow City Council; Bob Stewart, Director of Environmental Services, Moray Council, Councillor Eddie Phillips and Kathy Cameron, Policy Manager, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities;

and then from—

Alex Macmillan (Chairman) and Brian Watson, Elgin Community Council; and Jennifer Main, resident of Elgin;

and then from—

Graeme Archibald, Financial Director, Johnstons of Elgin, Andrew Grzesinski, Group Managing Director, Macrae and Dick Ltd and Michael Urquhart, Joint Managing Director, Gordon and MacPhail.

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

the Bluetongue (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/11); and

the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/17).

3. Flooding and flood management inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting with a view to identifying preliminary conclusions.

Justice Committee
5th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Declaration of interests: Mike Pringle MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-1186—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 Fixed Penalty Order 2008 be approved.

3. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-1185—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Supplemental Provisions) Order 2008 be approved.

4. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-1230—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act (Low Income, Low Asset Debtors etc.) Regulations 2008 be approved.

Finance Committee
6th Meeting, 2008

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 2008 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-1272—

That the Finance Committee recommends that the draft Budget (Scotland) Act 2007 Amendment Order 2008 be approved.

Public Petitions Committee
3rd Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Consideration of current petitions: The Committee will give further consideration to the following current petitions—

PE812 High voltage transmission lines

PE1048 NPPG19 and pre-school children

PE1087 Electricity transmission lines

PE886 Alzheimers Disease

PE1004 Environmental impact of animal gasification plants

PE1006 Alimta

PE1089 Cancer causing toxins

PE1108 Provision of cancer treatment drugs across NHS boards

PE1105 St Margaret of Scotland Hospice

PE911 Market led urban regeneration

PE913 Play strategy

PE920, PE922 and PE1018 NHS dental services

PE923 Spiritual care

PE932 Supporting People Funding

PE1020 Deceleration lane on the A90

PE1067 Upgrading A76

PE1040 Bingo industry

PE1045 Hairdressing trainees

PE1047 Coastal and marine environment protection

PE1081 Marine air space

PE1049 Maintenance of un-adopted open spaces

PE1050 Protection of common good sites

PE1013 Scheduled and listed buildings

PE1078 Protection of historic sites

PE1094 Objections to quarrying activity

PE1095 Protection from windfarm developments

PE1065 Emerging technologies and engagement of young people

PE1068 Racing pigeons

PE1070 Village halls

PE1071 Specialist visiting teachers

PE1072 Jon Wheatley College

PE1075 Registered Social Landlords

PE1076 SPSO appeal

PE1079 Education maintenance allowance

PE1080 Re-introduction of suburban railway

PE1083 Local museums

PE1084 Merging neurology units

PE1085 Kinship carers

PE1086 and PE1091 NHS car parking charges

PE1088 Pay and conditions of FE lecturers

PE1090 National proof of age card

PE1092 Seven day care provision

PE1093 Nursery school closures

2. 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
4th Meeting, 2008

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 Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees and Amounts) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/16).

3. Inquiry into Ferry Services in Scotland - witness expenses: The Committee will be invited to delegate to the Convener responsibility for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule 12.4.3, any expenses of witnesses in the inquiry.

4. Inquiry into Ferry Services in Scotland: The Committee will consider its approach to its inquiry.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
6th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 7, and all future items where it considers its draft report on its inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland, in private.

2. Legislative consent memorandum: The Committee will consider the powers to make subordinate legislation conferred on Scottish Ministers in the Pensions Bill.

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

the Bluetongue (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/11); and

the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No.4) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/21).

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

the Companies Act 2006 (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft); and

the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

5. Draft Guidance subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following—

the Environment Act 1995: The UK Strategy for Radioactive Discharges: Draft Statutory Guidance (SG/2008/13).

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

the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/27);

the Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/29);

the Discontinuance of Legalised Police Cells (Scotland) Revocation Rules 2008 (SSI 2008/35);

the Home Detention Curfew Licence (Prescribed Standard Conditions) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/36);

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Alteration of Housing Finance Arrangements) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/28);

the Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders) etc. Order 2008 (SSI 2008/31);

the Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/32); and

the Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/34).

7. Inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland: The Committee will consider its draft report.

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