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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
25 June 2008
15th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

1. Discussion of taking items in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 7 and 8 in private.

2. National Planning Framework 2: The Committee will consider its approach to National Planning Framework 2.

3. Progress on research: The Committee will consider research on the impact of the credit crunch on the Scottish economy.

4. Business in the Parliament Conference 2008: The Committee will discuss feedback from the 2008 conference and plans for the 2009 event.

5. Scottish Enterprise: The Committee will discuss further supplementary written evidence received from Scottish Enterprise.

6. Scottish Council of Economic Advisers: The Committee will discuss whether it wishes to invite representatives of the Scottish Council of Economic Advisers to give evidence in the autumn.

7. Budget process 2009-10 - appointment of adviser: The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the post of adviser in connection with its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

8. Energy Technologies Institute inquiry: The Committee will discuss a draft report.

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

Proposed future business

The Committee will next meet on 10 September.

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
25 June 2008
18th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 4

1. Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People: The Committee will take evidence on the 2006-07 and 2007-08 Annual Reports from—

Kathleen Marshall, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Not before 10.30 am:

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

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, and Michael Kellet, Deputy Director, Head of Teachers Division, Scottish Government.

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

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

Proposed future business

The Committee will next meet on Wednesday 3 September.

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

Audit Committee
25 June 2008
11th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 9 in private.

2. Major capital projects: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "How Government works: review of major capital projects in Scotland". (AGS/2008/6)

3. Audit Scotland annual report: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on the "Audit Scotland annual report for 2007-08".

4. Audit Scotland forward work programme: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on Audit Scotland’s consultation on its forward work programme.

5. Performance overview of sport in Scotland: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "A performance overview of sport in Scotland". (AGS/2008/4).

6. Police call management: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Police call management: an initial review". (AGS/2007/8).

7. Overview of Scotland’s health and the performance of the NHS: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Overview of Scotland’s health and NHS performance in 2006/07". (AGS/2007/10).

8. Progress reports: The Committee will consider a paper from the Clerk on progress reports from the Scottish Government.

9. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "How Government Works: Review of major capital projects in Scotland." (AGS/2008/6).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting in September it is expected that the Committee will receive further briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland.

Local Government and Communities Committee
25 June 2008
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 5 and 6 in private.

2. 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);

and take evidence from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, and Stephen Hall, Senior Planner, Planning Modernisation and Co-ordinating Division, Scottish Government.

3. Planning for housing: The Committee will take evidence from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, Stephen Garland, Planning Modernisation and Co-ordination, Jackie Wilkins, Head of Strategic Planning, Housing Markets and Supply, and Aiden Grisewood, Head of Division, Communities Analytical Services, Scottish Government.

4. Local Income Tax: The Committee will take evidence from—

Angela Scott, Head of CIPFA in Scotland, and Don Peebles, Policy and Technical Manager, CIPFA.

5. Single Outcome Agreements: The Committee will consider an approach paper on the scrutiny of Single Outcome Agreements.

6. Budget adviser: The Committee will appoint a budget adviser for its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s 2009-10 draft budget.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 3 September, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill.

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
25 June 2008
13th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Licensing of Animal Dealers (Young Cats and Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 from—

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Ian Strachan, Head of Animal Welfare branch and Kirsten Simonnet-Lefevre, Solicitor, Rural Affairs Division, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Richard Lochhead MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment) to move S3M-2067—

That the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee recommends that the Licensing of Animal Dealers (Young Cats and Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 be approved.

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

the National Scenic Areas (Scotland) 2008 (SSI 2008/202);

the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/203);

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

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

4. Rural Housing Inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Veronica Burbridge, Director, Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland

and then from

Jim MacKinnon, Chief Planner and Louise Feenie, Housing and Regeneration Division, Scottish Government.

5. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

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

Proposed future business

The Committee will next meet on 2 September at the Corn Exchange, Melrose.

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

Health and Sport Committee
25 June 2008
19th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

1. Pathways into Sport: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jim Hamilton, Edinburgh Rugby;

Donna Kennedy, Coach, Scottish Women’s Rugby Union Academy;

Peter Wright, Director of Rugby, Glasgow hawks;

and then from—

Gordon McKie, Chief Executive, Scottish Rugby;

Kenny Murray, Senior Sports Development Officer, Glasgow City Council;

Colin Thomson, Head of Community Rugby, Scottish Rugby;

Gregor Townsend.

2. Pathways into Sport: The Committee will decide whether to consider a draft interim report on pathways into sport in private at future meetings.

Proposed future business

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

Justice Committee
25 June 2008
18th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/236); 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); and the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/239) from—

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety;

Eleanor Emberson, Chief Executive, Gordon Wales, Director of Operational Support, and Nicola Bennett, Director of Finance, Scottish Court Service.

2. Subordinate legislation: Bill Aitken to move S3M-2212—

That the Justice Committee recommends nothing further be done under the Court of Session etc. Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/236).

3. Subordinate legislation: Bill Aitken to move S3M-2213—

That the Justice Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/237).

4. Subordinate legislation: Bill Aitken to move S3M-2214—

That the Justice Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Adults with Incapacity (Public Guardian’s Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/238).

5. Subordinate legislation: Bill Aitken to move S3M-2215—

That the Justice Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/239).

Proposed future business

The Committee will next meet on 2 September.

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

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