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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

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
23 April 2008
9th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. School Estates: The Committee will take evidence from—

Paul Stallan, Education Design Champion and Director, Architecture and Design Scotland; and Moira Niven, Convener, Resources Committee Estates sub-group, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland;

and then from—

Louise Wilson, National Officer (Employment Relations), The Educational Institute of Scotland; Alan Small, Vice Chair, YouthLink Scotland Working Group on Youth Work and Schools; John McKnight, Chairperson, Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland Group; and Judith Gillespie, Development Manager, Scottish Parent Teacher Council.

2. Panjabi language examination: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Qualifications Authority on the provision of a Panjabi language examination at S1-S6 level in Scottish schools.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 April it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the Creative Scotland Bill.

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

Health and Sport Committee
23 April 2008
11th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Mental Health (Cross-border Visits) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health, Fiona Tyrell, Branch Head, Mental Health Division and David Smith, Solicitors Health and Community Care Division, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health, to move S3M-1598—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the draft Mental Health (Cross-border Visits) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 be approved.

4. Pathways into Sport: The Committee will take evidence from Craig Brewster, Manager, Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

5. Scottish Government’s Consultation on Glasgow 2014 - Delivering a Lasting Legacy for Scotland: The Committee will consider its response to the consultation exercise.

6. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider an approach paper on its inquiry into mental health services in the context of its overall work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider its approach to its Pathway into Sport inquiry and its work programme.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
23 April 2008
12th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Non-Domestic Rating (Telecommunications and Canals) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/84) from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Laura Sexton, Senior Policy Adviser, Non-Domestic Rates Team and Zahid Deen, Head of Telecoms Policy Team, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Jim Tolson MSP to move motion S3M-1726—

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Non-Domestic Rating (Telecommunications and Canals) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/84).

3. SPP3 Housing (Revision): The Committee will take evidence from—

Stephen Garland, Head of Planning Infrastructure and Enforcement, Nicola Hay, Senior Planner, Brad Gilbert, Head of Housing Supply Unit and Jackie Wilkins, Head of Strategic Planning, Scottish Government.

4. Petition PE 903: Eco Villages: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Scottish Government on PE 903.

5. Mainstreaming equal opportunities: The Committee will consider a letter from the Convener of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee on whether committees should be obliged to report periodically on how they have built equalities considerations into their work.

Proposed future business

At future meetings it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the 2007 elections. 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.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
23 April 2008
8th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Flooding and flood management inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 April, the Committee expects to take oral evidence on its rural housing inquiry and to consider (in private) a revised draft report on flooding. Further evidence on rural housing will be taken at meetings in May and June.

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

Section C – Other Future Meetings

This section includes the agendas of other forthcoming meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit
23 April 2008
1st Meeting, 2008

The Commission will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider potential follow up work by the auditors of Audit Scotland on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland’s fees and charges, and will take evidence from—

Jubayeth Hussain, Partner, HW Chartered Accountants.

2. Finance Committee review of the budget process: The Commission will consider correspondence from the Finance Committee on its review of the budget process.

Proposed future business

For further details, contact the Secretary to the Commission, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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