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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.

Audit Committee
18th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5, 6, 7 and 8 in private.

2. Section 23 report: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "the First Scotrail passenger rail franchise".

3. Section 23 report: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Financial overview of the NHS in Scotland 2007/08".

4. Section 22 report: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "the 2007/08 audit of NHS Western Isles".

5. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "the First Scotrail passenger rail franchise".

6. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Financial overview of the NHS in Scotland 2007/08".

7. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a further draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "A review of free personal and nursing care".

8. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Review of palliative care services in Scotland".

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
24th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future - political imperatives and drivers: The Committee will take evidence, in a round-table discussion, from—

Keith MacLean, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scottish and Southern Energy;

Frank Mitchell, Generation Director, Scottish Power;

Duncan McLaren, Chief Executive, Friends of the Earth Scotland;

Jason Ormiston, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables;

Mike Thornton, Director, Scotland, Energy Saving Trust;

John Stocks, Manager for Scotland, The Carbon Trust;

Robert Armour, Company Secretary and General Counsel, British Energy.

2. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future Inquiry: The Committee will consider its approach to the second phase of the inquiry.

3. Update on the work of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisers: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sir George Mathewson, Chair, Professor John Kay, and Jim McColl, Members of the Council of Economic Advisers.

4. National Planning Framework 2: The Committee will consider its approach to the consideration of the National Planning Framework.

5. Update on the work of select committees in the House of Commons on the credit crisis and on banking reform: The Committee will be provided with an update on the work of the the relevant select committees in the House of Commons.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
30th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

Jessica M Burns, President, and Lesley Maguire, Secretary, Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland.

2. Report of the Teacher Employment Working Group: The Committee will take evidence from—

Joe Di Paola, Head of Employers Organisation at COSLA, Chair of the Teacher Employment Working Group.

Health and Sport Committee
30th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

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

the Sports Grounds and Sporting Events (Designation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/379);

the National Health Service Traveling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/390).

3. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

PE789 by Eric Brown, on the supervision of prescribed methadone consumption;

PE1205 by Chris Gallacher, on the provision of local, regional and national sports facilities.

4. Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

5. Pathways into sport inquiry: The Committee will consider its approach to oral evidence as part of phase 2 of the inquiry.

Local Government and Communities Committee
32nd Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Review of SPCB supported bodies: The Committee will consider a call for evidence.

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

the Book of Scottish Connections Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/386);

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

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
23rd Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Geoff Aitkenhead, Asset Management Director, and Jim Conlin, Regulation Manager, Scottish Water;

and then from—

Paul Frankland, Civil Engineering Design Manager, Scottish Borders Council;

Jim Moodie, Lead Officer, Harbours Flood and Coast, Transportation Services, Fife Council;

Gordon Watson, Director of Planning, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority;

and then from—

Justin Jacobs, Assistant Director of Property, Liability and Motor, and Arthur Philp, Policy Adviser on Floods, Association of British Insurers.

2. Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

3. Rural housing inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.00 pm Time for Reflection – Iain Gordon, Chief Executive, Bethany Christian Trust

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: 1st Report 2008: Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body—

S3M-2987 Gil Paterson on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 1st Report, 2008 (Session 3), Elections to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SP Paper 47), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 11 December 2008.

followed by Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee Debate: 8th Report 2008: Audit Committee - Title and Remit—

S3M-2988 Gil Paterson on behalf of the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee: Audit Committee - Title and Remit—That the Parliament notes the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee’s 8th Report, 2008 (Session 3), Audit Committee - Title and Remit (SP Paper 151), and agrees that the changes to Standing Orders set out in Annexe A to the report be made with effect from 11 December 2008.

followed by Ministerial Statement: Strategic Transport Projects Review

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Strategic Transport Projects Review

followed by Business Motion—

S3M-3077 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 17 December 2008

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Finance Committee Debate: Budget Process 2009-10

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 18 December 2008

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Drink Driving

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Organ Donation Taskforce

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 7 January 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 8 January 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Europe, External Affairs and the Environment;
Education and Lifelong Learning

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S3M-3071 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Designation of Lead Committee—That the Parliament agrees that the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee be designated as the lead committee, and that the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee be designated as secondary committee, in consideration of the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

S3M-3070 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Protection of Charities Assets (Exemption) and the Charity Test (Specified Bodies) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 be approved.

S3M-3072 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2008 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business:

Debate on the subject of—

S3M-2630 Jamie Hepburn: 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—That the Parliament notes that 10 December 2008 will be the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the General Assembly of the United Nations; believes that the UDHR is one of the outstanding statements of the dignity, integrity and rights belonging to every human being, and further believes that the principles of the UDHR should continue to serve as inspiration for the future development of Scotland.

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