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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.

Equal Opportunities Committee
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.

Justice Committee
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.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
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.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
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 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.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
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 will take oral evidence from––

Molly Robertson, Bill Team Leader, Joyce Whytock, Policy Leader, Kirsty McGrath, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, and Stella Smith, Scottish Government Legal Directorate.

2. Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Government’s response to its 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 Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/201);

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 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).

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