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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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
26 March 2008
7th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2. Tourism inquiry - Growing pains: can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015?: The Committee will take evidence on filling the gaps in the Scottish product and promoting the unique selling point of Scotland and wider issues as part of its tourism inquiry, from—

David Adams McGilp, Manager, Dalriada Projects;

John Mason-Strang, Co-owner Nae Limits and SphereMania Scotland;

Mike Dunthorne, Director, Boots ‘n’ Paddles;

Alex Stewart, Operations Director, Smart City Hostels;

Bob Downie, Chief Executive, Royal Yacht Britannia;

John Graham, Chief Executive, Historic Scotland;

And then on use of events and the use of technology communications and marketing and wider issues as part of its tourism inquiry from—

Bill Maxwell, Director, Institute of Travel and Tourism;

Sue Crossman, Project Director, Tourism Innovation Group.

3. The Scottish Parliament & Business Exchange: The Committee will discuss the Scottish Parliament & Business Exchange.

4. The Impact of the Credit Crunch on the Scottish Economy and the Scottish Housing Market: The Committee will discuss an interim SPICe briefing paper.

5. Future Work Programme: The Committee will discuss its future work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 April, the Committee will take further oral evidence on its Tourism Inquiry.

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

Audit Committee
26 March 2008
6th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 6 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Companies Act 2006 (Scottish public sector companies to be audited by the Auditor General for Scotland) Order 2008 from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth and Richard Dennis, Deputy Director of Finance, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: John Swinney MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth) to move S3M-1391—

That the Audit Committee recommends that the draft Companies Act 2006 (Scottish public sector companies to be audited by the Auditor General for Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

4. Improving the school estate: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Improving the school estate". (AGS/2008/2).

5. Sustainable waste management: The Committee will consider a further response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Sustainable waste management". (AGS/2007/7).

6. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Improving the school estate". (AGS/2008/2).

7. Section 22 Report on Western Isles Health Board (in private): The Committee will consider the "Cook Report" received from NHS Western Isles. The Committee will also consider correspondence received from Trevor Jones, Former Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Dr Kevin Woods, Chief Executive, NHS Scotland and Director General, Health, the Scottish Government. The Committee will also decide the next steps in its inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider its inquiry into the Section 22 Report on Western Isles Health Board.

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

Health and Sport Committee
26 March 2008
9th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

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

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

the Rice Products from the United States of America (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/87);

the Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Scotland Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/96); and

the Meat Products (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/97).

3. Pathways into sport inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Liz McColgan.

4. Scottish Government's consultation on Glasgow 2014 - Delivering a Lasting Legacy for Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Fred Coalter, Department of Sports Studies, University of Stirling;

Sportscotland;

Maureen Kidd, Programme Manager, Physical Activity, NHS Health Scotland.

5. Scottish Government's consultation on Glasgow 2014 - Delivering a Lasting Legacy for Scotland: The Committee will consider the evidence taken under agenda item 4 with a view to identifying preliminary conclusions for its response to the consultation exercise.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider its approach to its Health inequalities inquiry.

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

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