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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
12 March 2008
9th 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 3 in private.

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

the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008, (SSI 208/38).

3. Housing and Regeneration Bill (UK Parliament Legislation): The Committee will consider a draft report on legislative consent memorandum LCM(S3) 10.1.

4. Planning application processes (Menie estate) (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 March it is expected that the Committee will consider the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill at Stage 2; a draft report on planning application processes (Menie estate); the Scottish elections 2007 and its work programme.

The Committee is also planning to carry out an inquiry into child poverty later in the year. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Audit Committee
12 March 2008
5th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

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

2. Section 22 Report on Western Isles Health Board: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into the Auditor General for Scotland’s Section 22 Report on the 2006/07 Audit of the Western Isles Health Board from —

Kevin Woods, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General Health, Alex Smith, Director of Health Finance and Paul Martin, Chief Nursing Officer and Interim Director for Workforce, Scottish Government.

3. Overview of Scotland’s health and the performance of the NHS: The Committee will take evidence on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Overview of Scotland’s health and the performance of the NHS". (AGS/2007/10) from —

Kevin Woods, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General Health, John Connaghan, Director of Delivery and Alex Smith, Director of Health Finance, Scottish Government.

4. Accounts Commission: The Committee will receive a briefing on the overview of local authority audits 2007 from —

Professor John Baillie, Chair, Catherine Coull, Secretary, Accounts Commission, Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General and Controller of Audit and Gordon Smail, Portfolio Manager, Local Government, Audit Scotland.

5. Overview of Scotland’s health and the performance of the NHS: The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 3.

6. Section 22 Report on Western Isles Health Board (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 2 and decide the next steps in its inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 26 March it is expected that the Committee will consider theDraft Companies Act 2006 (Scottish Public Sector Companies to be Audited by the Auditor General for Scotland) Order 2008.

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

Health and Sport Committee
12 March 2008
8th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/60).

2. Health inequalities inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Raj Bhopal, Professor of Public Health in Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh; Professor Sally Macintrye, Director, Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, and Professor Graham Watt, Professor of General Practice, University of Glasgow.

3. Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 March it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the Public Health etc (Scotland) Bill.

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

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