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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

Equal Opportunities Committee
3 June 2008
9th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider an item on the budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2) in private at a future meeting.

2. Visit to the National Assembly for Wales: The Committee will consider an approach paper.

3. Scots language (in private): The Committee will consider a scoping paper.

4. Disability inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the evidence it has taken in relation to the report Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities, published by the Equal Opportunities Committee in Session 2 of the Parliament.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 17 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider a paper on its scrutiny of the budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2).

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

Justice Committee
3 June 2008
14th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. Inquiry into community policing: The Committee will take evidence from—

Councillor Paul Rooney, Convener, Strathclyde Joint Police Board and Chair of the Scottish Police Authorities Conveners Forum;

Councillor Martin Greig, Convener, Grampian Joint Police Board and Member of the Scottish Police Authorities Conveners Forum;

Councillor Iain Whyte, Convener, Lothian Joint Police Board and Member of the Scottish Police Authorities Conveners Forum;

David Higgins, Convener, Scottish Police Authorities Conveners Forum;

and then from—

Joe Grant, General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation;

and then from—

Chief Superintendent Val McHoull, President, and Chief Superintendent Matt Hamilton, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents;

and then from—

Chief Constable John Vine, Tayside Police, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.

2. Budget process 2009-10: The Committee will consider whether to seek the appointment of an adviser.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 June, it is expected that the Committee will begin to consider the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2.

The Committee expects to continue to take evidence on its community policing inquiry at subsequent meetings.

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

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
3 June 2008
12th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Inquiry into ferry services in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into ferry services in Scotland from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take all future consideration of draft reports on its inquiry into ferry services in Scotland in private.

Proposed future business

The Committee expects to consider a draft report on its inquiry into ferry services in Scotland at a future meeting. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
3 June 2008
8th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 5, 6 and 7 in private.

2. Guidance for MSPs on handling difficult correspondents or constituents: The Committee will consider a note by the Clerk.

3. Complaint (in private): The Committee will conclude consideration of a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

4. Complaint: The Committee will announce its decision at Stage 3 on a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

5. Complaint: The Committee will consider its draft report.

6. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner: The Committee will consider a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

7. Direction: The Committee will consider a request for a direction from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider responses on its draft revised Section 8 of the Code of Conduct, a draft report on its inquiry into the title and remit of the Audit Committee and evidence received on its inquiry into equalities in the work of committees. The Committee will also consider its approach to its inquiry into Section 6 of the Code of Conduct.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
3 June 2008
19th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill after Stage 2 and may take take oral evidence from Government officials.

2. Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Government’s response to the Committee’s Stage 1 report on the delegated powers provisions in this Bill.

3. Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

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

the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft); and

the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland Revocation Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/187).

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

the Licensing (Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/194);

the Strategic Development Planning Authority Designation (No. 1) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/195);

the Strategic Development Planning Authority Designation (No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/196);

the Strategic Development Planning Authority Designation (No. 3) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/197);

the Strategic Development Planning Authority Designation (No. 4) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/198);

the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/201);

the National Scenic Areas (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/202); and

the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/203).

The order of the instruments under each agenda item will be determined by the Convener of the Committee on Friday 29 June.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 June, the Committee will consider Scottish Statutory Instruments and other documents subject to parliamentary procedure.

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

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