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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
17 September 2008
17th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. The work of the Regulatory Review Group: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Russel Griggs, Imes Group and Chair of Regulatory Review Group on behalf of the CBI;

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress.

2. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future: The Committee will consider the written evidence received to date for this inquiry and any emerging issues.

3. Tourism inquiry: Growing pains - can we achieve a 50% growth in tourist revenue by 2015?: The Committee will consider the response of the Scottish Government to its inquiry report.

4. Energy Technologies Institute inquiry: The Committee will consider the response of the Scottish Government to its inquiry report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 September, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the impact of the credit crunch on the Scottish economy and consider its approach to its energy inquiry. 

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
17 September 2008
21st 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 3 in private.

2. Social work The Committee will take evidence from—

Ian Davidson, Acting Deputy Director, Workforce and Capacity Issues Division, and Andy Bruce, Acting Team Leader, Improving Delivery Team, Children, Young People and Social Care Directorate, Scottish Government;

David Cumming, Depute Chief Social Work Inspector, Social Work Inspection Agency.

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on Wednesday 24 September, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence from Blair Jenkins on the findings of the Scottish Broadcasting Commission. The Committee will also take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

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

Health and Sport Committee
17 September 2008
21st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Health inequalities inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Ian Murray, Head of Community Learning and Leisure, The Highland Council;

Susan Russel, Public Health Practitioner, Mid-Highland Community Health Patnership;

Sue Laughlin, Head of Inequalities and Health Improvement, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;

Dr Eric Baijal, Director of Public Health and Health Policy, and Pip Farman, Public Health Specialist, NHS Highland;

Alex MacKenzie, Director, North Glasgow Community Health and Care Partnership;

and then from—

Mary Allison, Head of Better Health Team, Cath Denholm, Director of Equalities and Planning, and John Howie, Health Improvement Programme Manager, NHS Health Scotland.

3. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider its approach to oral evidence in respect of scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2009-10.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 September, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence from COSLA and the Minister for Public Health on health inequalities and agree its approach to oral evidence in respect of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill.

The Committee expects to take evidence on the Scottish Government’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.

Local Government and Communities Committee
17 September 2008
22nd Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private.

2. Child poverty inquiry The Committee will take evidence from—

Tam Baillie, Director of Policy, Barnardos;

John Dickie, Head of CPAG in Scotland, Child Poverty Action Group;

Robert McGeachy, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, NCH Scotland;

Peter Kelly, Director, Poverty Alliance;

Douglas Hamilton, Head of Policy and Research, Save the Children;

Marion Davis, Manager for Development Policy and Training, One Parent Families West of Scotland;

and then from—

Margaret Doran, Executive Director for Education and Social Work Services, Glasgow City Council.

3. Budget process 2009-10: The Committee will consider a paper from its budget adviser.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 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.

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
17 September 2008
4th Meeting, 2008

The Commission will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 3

Decisions on taking business in private: The Commission will decide whether to take item 3 in private, and whether to consider the evidence heard and discuss draft reports on its review of the corporate governance of Audit Scotland in private at future meetings.

Corporate governance of Audit Scotland: The Commission will take evidence on its review of the corporate governance of Audit Scotland from—

Tom McCabe MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, and Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament.

Corporate governance of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider the issues arising from the evidence heard to date, in order to inform the next stage of its review.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 September, it is expected that the Commission will take further evidence on its review of the corporate governance of Audit Scotland.

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