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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.

European and External Relations Committee
12th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Scotland Week: Alex Neil MSP will report back on Scotland Week.

3. Scotland Week: The Committee will take evidence from—

Lorna Jack, Director, Americas, Scottish Development International;

Denise Hill, Head of International Marketing, and Ewan Colville, International Marketing Manager North America, VisitScotland;

Mary McCluskey, Artistic Director (Chief Executive), Scottish Youth Theatre.

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

5. Inquiry into International Development: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Justice Committee
15th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 2

1. Declaration of interests: Marlyn Glen MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) Order 2008 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

George Burgess, Head of Division, Criminal Law and Licensing Division, and David Johnston, Solicitor, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-1942— That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Amendment) Order 2008 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Gerard Bonnar, Head of Summary Justice Reform Branch, Criminal Procedure Division, Dianne Drysdale, Policy Officer, Criminal Procedure Division, and Stephen Crilly, Solicitor, Criminal Justice, Police and Fire Division, Scottish Government.

5. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-1941— That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (Consequential Amendment) Order 2008 be approved.

6. Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

Finance Committee
16th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Review of the Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence, in a round-table discussion, from—

Dr Peter Collings, former Chair of the Financial Issues Advisory Group;

Professor David Heald, former member of the Financial Issues Advisory Group;

Alf Young, former member of the Financial Issues Advisory Group;

Des McNulty MSP, former Convener of the Finance Committee;

Alasdair Morgan MSP, former Deputy Convener of the Finance Committee;

Eddie Frizzell, Budget Adviser to the Justice Committee, Budget Process 2008-09;

Jan Polley, Budget Adviser to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee, Budget Process 2008-09;

Prof David Bell, Budget Adviser to the Finance Committee.

3. Review of the Budget Process - witness expenses: The Committee will be invited to delegate to the Convener responsiblity for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule 12.4.3, any expenses of witnesses in the inquiry.

4. Local Authority Single Status Agreement: The Committee will consider a paper on the Local Authority Single Status Agreement.

5. Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill.

6. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects: The Committee will consider how to proceed with the inquiry.

Public Petitions Committee
11th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will give consideration to the following new petitions—

PE1150 Support for community prisons

David Wemyss will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of his petition accompanied by Councillor Gordon Lesley.

PE1158 Cuts in public and voluntary sector services

Kevin Hutchens will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of his petition accompanied by Andrew Laing from The Community Union, Glencraft and Kevin McCahery from Choices and Future Choices.

PE1162 National Concessionary Travel Scheme

Sally Ann Elfverson will make a brief statement to the Committee in support of her petition accompanied by Ian Hood and Collen Menabny from the Learning Disability Alliance Scotland.

PE1160 Referendum on Fiscal Autonomy

PE1161 Audio recording of court proceedings

PE1163 Audit of the office of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

PE1164 Use of live and hybrid embryos

PE1165 Rights of biological fathers

2. Consideration of current petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE1020 Deceleration lane on the A90

PE1045 Hairdressing traineeships

PE1049 Maintenance on un-adopted open spaces

PE1079 Education maintenance allowance

PE1083 Local museums

PE1088 Pay and conditions of FE lecturers

PE1090 National proof of age card for 12-26 year olds

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

4. Inquiry into the availability on the NHS of cancer treatment drugs (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
13th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Public Transport Users’ Committee for Scotland Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/186) and the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland Revocation Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/187) from —

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

Bill Brash, Senior Policy Officer, Diane McLafferty, Head of Transport Strategy, Transport Directorate and Jacqueline Pantony, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Cathy Peattie to move S3M-2022—That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Public Transport Users’ Committee for Scotland Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/186).

3. Subordinate legislation: Cathy Peattie to move S3M-2023—That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland Revocation Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/187).

4. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take future consideration of the appointment of an adviser in relation to the budget process 2009-2010 in private.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

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

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

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

the Licensing of Animal Dealers (Young Cats and Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

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

the Individual Learning Account (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/204);

the Education (Student Loans) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/205);

the Education (Means Testing) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/206);

the Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/213);

the St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/214);

the Feeding Stuffs (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/215);

the Spreadable Fats, Milk and Milk Products (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/216);

the Register of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/221);

the Registration of Fish Farming and Shellfish Farming Businesses Amendment (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/222); and

the Graduate Endowment (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2008/235).

4. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/219); and

Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules) (Miscellaneous Amendments) 2008 (SSI 2008/223).

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