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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
10 September 2008
16th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Declaration of interests: Iain Smith MSP and Rob Gibson MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Choice of Convener: The Committee will choose a new Convener.

3. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a new Deputy Convener.

4. Scottish Register of Tartans Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

5. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future: The Committee will take evidence from—

David Wilson, Director of Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Jane Morgan, Deputy Director for Energy and Telecommunications, and David Rennie, Head, Energy Policy Unit, Scottish Government.

6. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/246) (negative procedure) and take evidence from—

Colin Imrie, Head, Energy Consents Unit, and Debbie McCall, Energy Consents Unit Manager, Scottish Government.

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 17 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider the work of the Regulatory Review Group, the written evidence for its energy inquiry and the response of the Scottish Government to its tourism and its Energy Technology Institute inquiries.

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

Audit Committee
10 September 2008
12th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration of interests: Nicol Stephen MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 6, 7, 8 and 9 in private.

3. Corporate governance of Audit Scotland: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.

4. Section 23 report: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Review of the new General Medical Services contract".

5. Section 23 report: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Review of palliative care services in Scotland".

6. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to responses from NHS Western Isles and the Scottish Government Health Directorates on the Audit Committee’s report entitled "The 2006/07 Audit of Western Isles Health Board".

7. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s reports entitled "Review of the new General Medical Services contract" and "Review of palliative care services in Scotland".

8. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to a forthcoming evidence session on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Review of major capital projects in Scotland".

9. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to a forthcoming evidence session on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "A review of free personal and nursing care".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 September, it is expected that the Committee will receive further briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland.  The Committee will also consider a number of items of correspondence from Accountable Officers in relation to previously published reports from the Auditor General for Scotland.  

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
10 September 2008
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

2. Employment of probationary teachers: The Committee will take evidence from—

Brian Cooklin, President, School Leaders Scotland;

Tom Hamilton, Director of Educational Policy, General Teaching Council for Scotland;

Drew Morrice, Assistant Secretary, The Educational Institute of Scotland;

Frances Jack, Teacher, Currie Primary School;

and then consider possible options for further consideration of this issue.

3. Social work: The Committee will consider an approach paper.

4. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on Wednesday 17 September, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on social work. 

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

Health and Sport Committee
10 September 2008
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Mental Health (Absconding Patients from Other Jurisdictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health, Joanna Keating, Legal Adviser, Scottish Goverment Legal Directorate and John Williamson, Policy Officer, Mental Health Division, Scottish Goverment.

3. Subordinate legislation: Shona Robison MSP to move S3M-02494 ––

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the draft Mental Health (Absconding patients from other jurisdictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 be approved.

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

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

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).

5. Health inequalities inquiry: The Committee will take evidence, in a round-table discussion, from—

Ben McKendrick, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, British Heart Foundation;

Anne Wotherspoon, Young Stroke Support Worker, Lanarkshire, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland;

Elaine Finlayson, Long Term Conditions Case Manager, Helen McIntyre, Cardiac/Stroke Support Nurse, and Amanda Smith, Team Lead Heart Failure Nurse, NHS Highland;

Dr Patricia Fitzsimons, General Practitioner, and Elaine Harrower, Practice Nurse, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 17 September, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, NHS Highland Health Board, Glasgow Council, Highland Council and NHS Health Scotland on health inequalities.

The Committee expects to take further evidence on the health inequalities inquiry and consider its scrutiny of the Scottish Goverment’s draft budget 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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