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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
17 June 2008
10th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Budget process (Stage 2) (in private): The Committee will consider candidates for budget adviser to assist in its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 September, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence, in a round-table discussion, on issues relating to age.

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

Justice Committee
17 June 2008
16th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to consider its future work programme and its approach to its report on its community policing inquiry in private at its next meeting.

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

Kathy Tooke, Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, Renfrewshire Council, Scottish Community Warden Managers’ Network;

Liz Kay, Community Safety Manager, Dundee City Council, Scottish Community Warden Managers’ Network;

Sid Pask, Community Warden Co-ordinator, Stirling Council, Scottish Community Warden Managers’ Network;

Colin Bain, Wardens and Antisocial Behaviour Co-ordinator, Scottish Borders Council, Scottish Community Warden Managers’ Network.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 June, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on its inquiry into community policing.

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

Finance Committee
17 June 2008
17th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Review of the Budget Process: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jo Armstrong, Centre for Public Policy for Regions;

Professor Irvine Lapsley, Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research, University of Edinburgh;

Professor Iain McLean, Professor of Politics, Oxford University;

and then from—

Alex Brazier, Director, Parliament and Government Programme, Hansard Society;

Professor Colin Talbot, Professor Public Policy and Management, University of Manchester Business School.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its work programme should be taken in private at its next meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 June, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth on its Review of the Budget Process.

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
17 June 2008
14th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Inquiry into ferry services in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into ferry services in Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider its approach to its forthcoming rail inquiry.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
17 June 2008
21st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider Patrick Harvie MSP’s response to points raised on the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

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

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

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

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

the National Health Service Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/224);

the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Additional Voluntary Contributions, Injury Benefits and Compensation for Premature Retirement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/225);

the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/226);

the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/227);

the Local Government Pension Scheme (Administration) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/228);

the Local Government Pension Scheme (Transitional Provisions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/229);

the Local Government Pension Scheme (Benefits, Membership and Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/230);

the Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/233);

the Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/236);

the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/239);

the Criminal Legal Assistance (Fees and Information etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/240);

the Academic Awards and Distinctions (UHI Millennium Institute) (Scotland) Order of Council 2008 (SSI 2008/212);

the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/217);

the Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/218);

the Academic Awards and Distinctions (Additional Powers of the University of Aberdeen) Order of Council (SSI 2008/220);

the Offenders Assisting Investigations and Prosecutions (Substituted Sentences) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/232);

the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/237);

the Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian’s Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/238);

the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (Fixed Penalty) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/243); and

the Road Works (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/244).

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

the Bluetongue (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/234); and

the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Act 2008 (Commencement No.1) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/245).

5. Inquiry into the Regulatory Framework in Scotland: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its Inquiry into the Regulatory Framework in Scotland report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 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.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
18 June 2008
17th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft) from—

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Sian Ledger, Head of Charity Law Team, Civil Law Division, George Reid, Head of the College Strategy Team, Further and Adult Education Division, and Lorraine Stirling, Principal Legal Officer, SGLD Development, Education and Local Authorities Division, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning) to move S3M-1999—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/draft) from—

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Mike Gibson, Head of Support for Learning Division, David Cowan, Policy Officer, Support for Learning Division, and Laurence Sullivan, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Solicitors Education, Land and Pensions Division, Scottish Government.

4. Subordinate legislation: Adam Ingram MSP (Minister for Children and Early Years) to move S3M-1920—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008 be approved.

5. Petition PE1046: The Committee will take evidence on the petition from—

Councillor Isabel Hutton, Education, Children and Young People spokesperson, and Robert Nicol, Team Leader, Children and Young People, COSLA.

6. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

7. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2) - appointment of adviser (in private): The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the post of adviser in connection with its forthcoming consideration of the Scottish Government’s Budget.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider four affirmative Scottish statutory instruments and take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning 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
18 June 2008
18th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

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

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

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

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

2. Pathways into sport inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from Ian Edmond, Richard Gordon and Graeme Randall.

3. Petition PE1138: The Committee will consider a petition by Mrs Erica Woollcombe, which calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to take the necessary steps to ensure the continued provision of local ice rinks and to recognise their benefit in promoting health and wellbeing.

4. Forthcoming legislation: The Committee will consider its approach to forthcoming legislation on the constitution of health boards and on the election of certain members to health boards.

5. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2) - appointment of adviser (in private): The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the post of adviser in connection with its Stage 2 scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s 2009-10 budget.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider its Pathways into sport inquiry from Murrayfield Stadium.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
18 June 2008
19th 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 items 3 and 4 in private.

2. Single Outcome Agreements: The Committee will take evidence from—

Ruth Parsons, Director, Public Service Reform, and Colin MacLean, Director, Children, Young People and Social Care, Scottish Government;

Rory Mair, Chief Executive, COSLA;

Gavin Whitefield, Chief Executive, North Lanarkshire Councils and Chair, SOLACE.

3. Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will agree its approach to its Stage 1 consideration of the Bill.

4. Housing Approach Services: The Committee will agree an approach to its inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider further evidence on local income tax, take oral evidence from Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Infrastructure and Climate Change on two topics: planning for housing and subordinate legislation on the designation of Strategic Development Planning Authorities.

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

Section C – Other Future Meetings

This section includes the agendas of other forthcoming meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit
2nd Meeting, 2008
Wednesday 18 June 2008

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Commission will consider whether to take agenda item 4 in private.

2. Audit Scotland’s response to the Commission’s 1st Report 2007 on Audit Scotland’s Expenditure Proposals for 2008-09: The Commission will take evidence from —

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy and Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services, Audit Scotland.

3. Audit Scotland’s provisional budget estimate for 2009-10: The Commission will take evidence from —

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy, and Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services, Audit Scotland

4. Corporate governance of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider correspondence from Professor John Baillie, Chair of Audit Scotland, regarding the corporate governance of Audit Scotland and the proposals for the National Audit Office.

Proposed future business

For further details, contact the Secretary to the Commission, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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