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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
5 November 2008
21st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10 from—

Philip Riddle, Chief Executive, VisitScotland;

and then from—

Jack Perry, Chief Executive, and Hugh Hall, Chief Financial Officer, Scottish Enterprise;

Sandy Cumming, Chief Executive, and Sandy Brady, Director of Strategic Planning, Highlands and Islands Enterprise;

and then from—

Dr Malcolm Reed, Chief Executive, David Anderson, Head of Transport, Economic Analysis and Research, and Guy Houston, Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Transport Scotland;

and then from—

Geoff Aitkenhead, Asset Management Director, and Mark McEwen, Capital Investment General Manager, Scottish Water.

3. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10 from—

Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Wilson Malone, Head of Enterprise Networks, Fiona Robertson, Head of Economic Strategy Directorate, and Maureen McGeown, Finance Team Leader Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Scottish Government.

4. Energy Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence on legislative consent memorandum LCM(S3) 12.2 from—

Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Neal Rafferty, Senior Renewables Policy Adviser, Christine McKay, Senior Renewables Policy Adviser, Ross Loveridge, Senior Energy Policy Adviser, and Linda Hamilton, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

5. Energy Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the legislative consent memorandum lodged by John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth (LCM(S3) 12.2).

6. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider key issues for its report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 12 November, it is expected that the Committee take evidence in relation to its inquiry into determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future and will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Budget 2009-10.

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
5 November 2008
26th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Provision of School Lunches (Disapplication of the Requirement to Charge) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft) from—

Ian Turner, Director of Children and Family Services, Aberlour Child Care Trust;

Tam Baillie, Director of Policy, Barnardo’s Scotland;

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

Marion Macleod, Senior Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Children in Scotland.

2. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2) (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 12 November, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on the draft Provision of School Lunches (Disapplication of the Requirement to Charge) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

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

Health and Sport Committee
5 November 2008
26th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/322).

2. Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Kenneth Hogg, Deputy Director, Health Delivery, Beth Elliot, Solicitor, and Robert Kirkwood, Policy Officer, Scottish Government.

3. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2) (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 12 November, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence from NHS Boards, the Electoral Commission and electoral administrators on the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill. The Committee will continue to take evidence on the Bill 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
5 November 2008
27th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10 from —

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Frances Wood, Deputy Director Social Inclusion, and Mike Foulis, Director for Housing and Regeneration, Scottish Government.

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

the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/309).

The Committee will take evidence from—

Gavin Peart, Assistant Head of Building Standards, and Linda Hamilton, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

Not before 12:00 PM

3. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10 from —

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Roddy MacDonald, Head of Local Income Tax Team, and Graham Owenson, Head of Local Government Finance Team, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 12 November, it is expected that the Committee will consider the draft Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Scheme of Assistance) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/draft) and the Notice to Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/324). The Committe will take oral evidence in its Child Poverty Inquiry and consider a draft report to the Finance Committee 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.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
5 November 2008
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

the Fish Farming Businesses (Record Keeping) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/326).

2. Fisheries Council: The Committee will take evidence on the issues to be considered at the December EU Fisheries Council from—

Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation;

and then from—

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Frank Strang, Head of Sea Fisheries (Conservation), and Paul McCarthy, Stock Conservation and Negotiations (Sea Fisheries), Scottish Government.

3. Fisheries Council (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

4. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2) (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

5. Rural housing inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the evidence received.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 November, the Committee will take evidence on the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill. The Committee will continue to take evidence on this Bill at subsequent meetings.

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

Other Future Meetings

Scottish Commission for Public Audit
5 November 2008
8th Meeting, 2008

The Commission will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

Decisions on taking business in private: The Commission will consider whether to take agenda item 5, and future consideration of a draft report on Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2009-10, in private.

Audit Scotland Annual Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 2008 and Auditor’s Report on the Accounts: 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;

and then from—

Richard Gibson, HW Chartered Accountants, External Auditors to Audit Scotland.

Audit Scotland’s Autumn Budget Revision 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.

Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal 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.

Audit Scotland evidence: The Commission will consider the evidence heard to date to inform the preparation of its report on Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposal for 2009-10.

Proposed future business

For further details on the next meeting of the Commission, contact the Secretary to the Commission, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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