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Section A – Today’s Business

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
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.

Justice Committee
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.

Finance Committee
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.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
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.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
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.

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