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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.

Justice Committee
21st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Colin McKay, Deputy Director, Legal System Division, Paul Johnston, Solicitor, Constitutional and Civil Law Division, Carol Snow, Solicitor, Constitutional and Civil Law Division, and Carole Johnston, Policy Adviser, Constitution, Law and Courts Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP to move S3M-2220—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 be approved.

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

the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 2008 (SI 2008/1788).

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

6. Damages (Asbestos-Related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence sessions, in order to inform the drafting of its report.

7. Community Policing Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Finance Committee
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Financial Memorandum of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill from—

Jackie Baillie MSP;

David Cullum, Head of the Non-Executive Bills Unit, Scottish Parliament.

2. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill at a future meeting should be taken in private and whether its consideration of papers on the Draft Budget 2009-10 should be taken in private at its next meeting.

3. Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill.

4. Correspondence from the Scottish Commission for Public Audit: The Committee will consider correspondence received from the Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.

5. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard to date on the inquiry.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
25th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

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

the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/290);

the Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Common Procurement Vocabulary Codes) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/291);

the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No.5) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/292).

2. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

the Adults with Incapacity (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft);

the Mental Health (England and Wales Cross-border transfer: patients subject to requirements other than detention) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

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

the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/294);

the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/298);

the Potatoes Originating in Poland (Notification) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/299);

the Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/300);

the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/302);

the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/295);

the Smoke Control Areas (Exempt Fireplaces) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/296);

the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/297).

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