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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

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee18 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 Support 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.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
19 June 2008
9th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 12.45 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Complaint (in private): The Committee will undertake its initial consideration of a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider Cross-Party Group applications; responses on its draft revised Section 8 of the Code of Conduct, and a draft report on its inquiry into the title and remit of the Audit Committee.

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
Wednesday 18 June 2008
2nd Meeting, 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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