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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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
11 June 2008
14th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. Tourism inquiry - Growing pains: can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015? (in private): The Committee will discuss a draft of its tourism report.

3. Tourism inquiry - Growing pains: can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015? (in private): The Committee will discuss whether to make a bid to debate the report in the Chamber.

4. Energy Technologies Institute: The Committee will discuss further evidence.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 June, the Committee will discuss progress of research on Trade, the National Planning Framework 2 and the Credit Crunch. The Committee will also discuss its Tourism inquiry report.

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
11 June 2008
16th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Ofcom’s Second Public Service Broadcasting Review: The Committee will take evidence on the first phase from—

Vicki Nash, Director, Ofcom Scotland; Stewart Purvis, Partner, Content and Standards, Ofcom; Thomas Prag, Chair, Ofcom Advisory Committee for Scotland and Joyce Taylor, Member for Scotland, Ofcom Content Board.

2. Scottish Broadcasting Commission: The Committee will take evidence on the three interim reports published by the Commission from—

Blair Jenkins, Chair, Scottish Broadcasting Commission.

3. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider its work programme and the appointment of an adviser for the budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2) in private at future meetings.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 18 June 2008, it is expected that the Committee will consider two affirmative Scottish Statutory Instruments and take further evidence on petition PE1046 in relation to class sizes

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

Health and Sport Committee
11 June 2008
17th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Telehealth: The Committee will take evidence from:

Professor Richard Wootton, Director and Iain Hunter, General Manager, Scottish Centre for Telehealth.

Not before 11.00 am —

2. Mental health services for deaf and deafblind people: The Committee will take evidence from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health.

3. Petition PE808: The Committee will consider whether to take any further action on PE808 by Lillian Lawson, on behalf of the Scottish Council on Deafness, in light of the evidence taken on mental health services for deaf and deafblind people.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 18 June it is expected that the Committee will consider the Pathways into sport inquiry and its work programme.

The Committee expects to take further evidence on its Pathways into sport inquiry at its meeting on 25 June.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
11 June 2008
18th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Implementation of digital television switchover: The Committee will take evidence from—

Linda Fabiani, Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture;

Greig Chalmers, Team Leader, and Anne Dagg, Policy Officer, Creative Scotland and Broadcasting Team, Scottish Government.

2. Homelessness Monitoring Group: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mike Foulis, Director of Housing and Regeneration, Scottish Government;

Councillor Harry McGuigan, Spokesman for community wellbeing and safety, COSLA;

Archie Stoddart, Director, Shelter Scotland;

Andy Young, Good Practice Adviser, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations.

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

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).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 18 June it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on single outcome agreements and consider approach papers on the Disabled Persons Parking (Scotland) Bill and on housing support services.

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
11 June 2008
12th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

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

Jacqui Watt, Chief Executive and Alan Stokes, Good Practice Adviser, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations;

Marion Notman, Chair, Rural and Islands Housing Association Forum;

Norman Beaton, Chairman and Alastair MacGregor, Chief Executive, Argyll Community Housing Association

and consider whether to appoint an adviser.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—

The Common Agricultural Policy (Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes and Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/184).

3. Scottish Government budget 2009-10 - appointment of adviser: The Committee will consider a draft person specification for the post of budget adviser; and will decide whether its prioritisation of candidates at a future meeting should be taken in private.

4. Rural housing inquiry (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 June, the Committee will take oral evidence on the rural housing inquiry and consider its future work programme.

The Committee will continue to take evidence on the 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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