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Section A – Today’s Business

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.

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee
2nd Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 3 and 4 in private. The Committee will also decide whether to consider in private at future meetings the main themes arising in evidence.

2. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies: The Committee will take evidence from—

Tom McCabe MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, and Ian Leitch, Director of Resources and Governance, Scottish Parliament;

and then (not before 11:30) from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and Lorna Gibbs, Head of Scrutiny Improvement Team, Scottish Government.

3. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies: The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence session.

4. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Finance Committee
30th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Not before 2.00 pm.

2. Public sector pay: The Committee will take evidence from—

Alistair Brown, Deputy Director of Finance, and Lesley Doherty, Assistant Head of Pay Policy, Scottish Government;

and then from—

Jim Caldwell, Scottish Secretary, FDA;

Malcolm Currie, Negotiations Officer, Prospect;

Eddie Reilly, Scottish Secretary, PCS;

and then from—

Jimmy Farrelly, Regional Organiser, Unite;

Alex McLuckie, Senior Organiser for Public Services, GMB;

Dave Watson, Scottish Organiser, Policy, UNISON.

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

the Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Postal Services and Common Procurement Vocabularly Codes) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/376).

4. Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

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

2. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner: The Committee will take evidence from Dr Jim Dyer, Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner, on his Annual Report.

3. Members’ Bills - cut-off date for introduction (in private): The Committee will consider a note by the Clerk.

4. Review of Volume 2, Section 6 of the Code of Conduct (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

5. Guidance on Registrable Interests Inquiry: The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
34th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

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

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

the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/378);

the Police Pensions (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/387);

the Edinburgh Napier University Order of Council 2008 (SSI 2008/388);

the Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/389);

the Insolvency (Scotland) Rules 1986 Amendment Rules 2008 (SSI 2008/393);

the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) (No. 2) Amendment Rules 2008 (SSI 2008/396);

the Building (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/397).

3. Liaison with Scottish Government on Draft Instruments: The Committee will consider a paper from the clerk and legal advisers on liaison with the Scottish Government on draft instruments.

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