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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

Audit Committee
30 April 2008
8th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Financial overview of Scotland’s Colleges 2006/07: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Financial overview of Scotland’s colleges 2006/07". (AGS/2008/3).

3. Performance overview of sport in Scotland: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "A performance overview of sport in Scotland". (AGS/2008/4).

4. The First Scotrail passenger rail franchise: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland.

5. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Financial overview of Scotland’s colleges 2006/07". (AGS/2008/3) and "A performance overview of sport in Scotland". (AGS/2008/4).

6. Section 22 Report on Western Isles Health Board (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 14 May it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft of its annual report. The Committee is also expected to receive briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland on reports he has produced.

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

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
30 April 2008
10th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Creative Scotland Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Heather Jack, Deputy Director, Culture and Gaelic Division; Greig Chalmers, Head of Creative Scotland and Broadcasting Team; and Yvonne Georgeson, Creative Scotland and Broadcasting Team, Bill Project Manager, Scottish Government;

and then from—

Jim Tough, Acting Chief Executive, Scottish Arts Council; Dr Richard Holloway, Chair, Joint Board for the Scottish Arts Council and Scottish Screen; Ken Hay, Chief Executive, Scottish Screen; and Anne Bonnar, Transition Director, Creative Scotland Transition Project.

2. Finance Committee’s review of the budget process: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Finance Committee.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 7 May it is expected that the Committee will take further 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
30 April 2008
12th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

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

2. Pathways into sport inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Shirley Robertson.

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

the Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/127); and

the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/147).

4. Public Health etc. Bill (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider whether to take further evidence on the Bill.

5. Finance Committee’s review of the budget process: The Committee will consider a consultation paper received from the Finance Committee.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 7 May it is expected that the Committee will consider the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2.

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
30 April 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 decide whether to take item 6, and equivalent items at later meetings during the inquiry, in private.

2. Rural housing inquiry - 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.

3. Rural housing inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Raymond Young, Convener, and Derek Logie, Chief Executive, Rural Housing Service.

4. Finance Committee inquiry on the budget process: The Committee will consider how to respond to an invitation to contribute to the Finance Committee inquiry.

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

the Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/100);

the Eggs and Chicks (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/129);

the Forestry Challenge Funds (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/135);

the Sea Fishing (Control Procedures for Herring, Mackerel and Horse Mackerel) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/156); and

the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2008 (SI 2008/1035).

6. Rural housing inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting with a view to identifying preliminary conclusions.

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

Proposed future business

At its meetings on 14 and 28 May the Committee will take further evidence on rural housing.

The Committee will continue to take evidence on its rural housing inquiry at subsequent meetings.

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

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