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Section A – Today’s Business

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
9th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Scottish Government’s International Framework: The Committee will take evidence from—

Linda Fabiani MSP, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture.

2. Inquiry into international development: The Committee will take evidence from—

Ewan Hunter, CEO, The Hunter Foundation

Mary Craig, Deputy Chief Executive, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland

and then from—

Allan Gawani, Thyolo Secondary School, Malawi

Sydreck Nachuma, Thyolo Secondary School, Malawi

3. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the Brussels Bulletin.

4. Presidency of the European Council: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

Justice Committee
11th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Finance Committee
11th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects: The Committee will take evidence from—

Paul Brewer, Partner, Public Private Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers;

Amanda Methven, Partner, Planning and Projects Group, Dundas and Wilson C.S. LLP;

Jenny Stewart, Head of Infrastructure and Government, KPMG; and

Michael Watson, Partner, Banking, Energy and Infrastructure and Procurement, McGrigors LLP;

and then from—

Nigel Middleton, Managing Director, Barclays Private Equity;

Darryl Murphy, Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, HSBC; and

Iain Wales, Head of Structured Finance for the UK and Ireland, Dexia Public Finance Bank;

and then from—

Dr Jim Cuthbert and Margaret Cuthbert, Public Interest Research Network, University of Strathclyde;

Dr Iain Docherty, School of Business and Management, University of Glasgow;

Mark Hellowell, Research Fellow, Centre for International Public Health Policy, University of Edinburgh; and

Jan Love, PPP Forum.

2. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence heard to date, in order to inform the drafting of its report.

Public Petitions Committee
7th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Inquiry into the availability on the NHS of cancer treatment drugs: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Jean Turner, Scotland Patients Association;

Professor Peter Johnson, Chief Clinician, Cancer Research UK;

and then from—

Dr Ken Paterson, Chairman, and Dr Andrew Walker, Health Economic Assessor, Scottish Medicines Consortium;

Dr Harpreet Kohli, Medical Advisor, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland;

Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence;

and then from—

Dr Roelf Dijkhuizen, Medical Director and Dr Marianne Nicholson, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, NHS Grampian;

Professor Alan Rodger, Medical Director, Beatson Regional Oncology Centre and Scott Bryson, Specialist in Pharmaceutical Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde; and

Frances Elliot, Medical Director, NHS Fife and Ewan Morrison, Lead Pharmacist, South East Scotland Cancer Network

2. Notification of new petitions: The Committee will consider a paper indicating new petitions lodged since the last Committee meeting.

3. Mainstreaming equalities in the work of the Scottish Parliament: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk.

4. Scottish Government’s consultation on 2014 Commonwealth Games-Delivering a lasting legacy for Scotland: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
14th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Convener will provide an update on the Committee’s amendments to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill.

2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in the following bill—

Scottish Register of Tartans Bill at stage 1.

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

the Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/148);

the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (Commencement) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/150);

the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures and Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/151);

the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/153);

the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/154);

the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/155); and

the Smoke Control Area (Exempt Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/157).

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

the Fundable Bodies (The Scottish Agricultural College) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

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

the Rural Development Contracts (Land Managers Options) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/159);

the Land Managers Skills Development Grants (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/162);

the Designation of Institutions of Higher Education (The Scottish Agricultural College) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/163);

the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Order 2007 Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/160);

the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Amendment (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/161); and

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Development Planning) (Saving Provisions) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/165).

6. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following––

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No.3) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/164); and

the Products of Animal Origin (Disease Control) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/158).

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