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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

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
3 December 2008
29th 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 7 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft) from—

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Andrew Scott, Director of Lifelong Learning, Anne Black, Policy Officer, Further and Adult Education, and Stephen O’Connor, Policy Officer, Higher Education and Learner Support, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning to move S3M-2832—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) and the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft) from—

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Andrew Scott, Director of Lifelong Learning, Anne Black, Policy Officer, Further and Adult Education, and Stephen O’Connor, Policy Officer, Higher Education and Learner Support, Scottish Government.

5. Subordinate legislation: Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, to move S3M-2833—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) and the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 be approved.

6. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Robin McKendrick, Support for Learning Division, Head of Branch and Bill Team Leader, and Susan Gilroy, Support for Learning Division, Policy Officer and Bill Team Official, Scottish Government.

7. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider written evidence recieved from local authorities and decide which to invite to give oral evidence.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 December, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill. The Committee wil also take evidence from COSLA on the teacher employment working group report.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
3 December 2008
31st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Fuel poverty: The Committee will take evidence from—

Rev. Graham Blount, Chair, Norman Kerr (Energy Action Scotland), Ruth Semple (Scottish Power), Carol Aitken (Scottish Gas), and Mike Thornton (Energy Saving Trust), Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum.

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

the Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2008/370);

the Non-Domestic Rating (Rural Areas and Rateable Value Limits) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/371).

Proposed future business

The Committee’s will next meet on 10 December.

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

Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill Committee
3 December 2008
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: Members of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

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

4. Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

Proposed future business

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
3 December 2008
10th Meeting, 2008

The Commission will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider follow-up work by the auditors of Audit Scotland on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland’s fees and charges, and will take evidence from

Jubayeth Hussain, Partner, HW Chartered Accountants.

3. Auditors of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider a paper from the Secretary on extending the contract of the auditors of Audit Scotland.

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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