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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

Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee
20 January 2009
1st Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

Professor Alice Brown, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, Eric Drake, Director of Investigations, and David Robb, Director of Policy and Development, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman;

and then (not before 11:00) from—

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

and then (not before 11:30) from—

Dr Jim Dyer, Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

2. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence session.

3. Review of SPCB Supported Bodies (in private): The Committee will consider the written evidence received.

Proposed future business

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

Justice Committee
20 January 2009
3rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

1. Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Euan Page, Parliamentary and Government Affairs Manager, The Equality and Human Rights Commission;

and then from—

Superintendent David Stewart, Project Manager of ACPOS Diversity Strategy Project, and Inspector Dean Pennington, Secretary of ACPOS Diversity Strategy Project, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland;

and then from—

Alan McCreadie, Deputy Director Law Reform, Raymond McMenamin, Criminal Law Committee, and David Cabrelli, Equalities Law Sub-Committee, The Law Society of Scotland.

2. Justice and Home Affairs in Europe: The Committee will take evidence from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Brian Peddie, Darren Burgess, and Danny Jamieson, EU and International Law Branch, Civil Law Division, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/draft) from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Brian Peddie, EU and International Law Branch, Civil Law Division, and Paul Johnston, Constitutional and Civil Law Division, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

4. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move S3M-3147—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

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

the Assistance by Way of Representation (District Court Financial Limit) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/416); and

the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Handling Complaints and Specification of Interest Rates) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/428).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 January, it is expected that the Committee will take further evidence on the Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill.

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

Finance Committee
20 January 2009
2nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

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

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Alistair Brown, Deputy Director of Finance, and Nicola Patterson, Head of Finance Pay Policy, Scottish Government.

3. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its work programme should be taken in private at its next meeting.

Proposed future business

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

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
20 January 2009
3rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

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

2. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Philip Wright, Deputy Director Climate Change, Fiona Page, Head of Scottish Climate Change Bill Team, Andrew Henderson, Policy Officer Scottish Climate Change Bill Team, and Cameron Maxwell, Climate Change Policy Team, Scottish Government.

3. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill - witness expenses: The Committee will be invited to delegate to the Convener responsiblity for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule 12.4.2, any expenses of witnesses on the Bill.

4. Inquiry into the potential benefits of high-speed rail services: The Committee will consider making a bid for time for a Chamber debate on its inquiry report.

5. National Planning Framework 2 Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Local Government and Communities Committee.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 January, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence at Stage 1 on the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
20 January 2009
3rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

the Non-Domestic Rating (Petrol Filling Stations, Public Houses and Hotels) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/draft).

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

the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/417);

the Beef and Veal Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/418);

the Freshwater Fish Conservation (Prohibition on Fishing for Eels) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/419);

the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/423);

the Town and Country Planning (Development Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/426);

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Development Planning) (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/427);

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 2008 (SSI 2008/430);

the Town and Country Planning (Schemes of Delegation and Local Review Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/433);

the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/434); and

the Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/3).

3. Instruments not subject to parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following—

the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/2).

4. Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill - Consultation: The Committee will consider a paper from the clerk.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 January, it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish statutory instruments and other documents subject to parliamentary procedure.

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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
21 January 2009
2nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

2. State of the Scottish economy, the impact of government initiatives and the problems facing SMEs in accessing finance: The Committee will take evidence from—

Colin Borland, Public Affairs Manager, Federation of Small Businesses;

Garry Clark, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scottish Chamber of Commerce;

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress;

Eric Leenders, Executive Director, British Bankers’ Association.

3. Scottish Government’s response to the first annual report from the Council of Economic Advisers: The Committee will discuss this response.

4. National Planning Framework 2 (in private): The Committee will discuss a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 28 January, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take oral evidence from various organisations on 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
21 January 2009
2nd Meeting, 2009

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 6 in private.

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

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Robin McKendrick, Head of Branch 1, Support for Learning Division, Susan Gilroy, Policy Officer, Support for Learning Division, and Louisa Walls, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Modification Order 2009 (SSI 2009/draft) from—

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, George Reid, Team Leader, Further Education Strategy and College-Specific Issues, and School-College Review Team, and Anne Black, Policy Official, Further Education Strategy and College-Specific Issues, and School-College Review Team, Scottish Government.

4. Subordinate legislation: Fiona Hyslop MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning) to move S3M-3146—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Modification Order 2009 (SSI 2009/draft) be approved.

5. Petition PE1213: The Committee will consider a petition by Annette Masson calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review the current assessment, diagnosis and appeals procedures for autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) to ensure that these fully meet the needs of children and to consider whether all the support that is necessary within the education system is in place to support children diagnosed with ASD.

6. Review of Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body supported bodies: The Committee will consider its response to the consultation published by the Review of SPCB Supported Bodies Committee.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 28 January 2009, it is expected that the Committee will consider its Draft Stage 1 Report on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill. In addition, evidence will be taken on the Joint Future Thinking Taskforce on Universities.

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

Health and Sport Committee
21 January 2009
2nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Pathways into sport inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Suzanne Hargreaves, and Chris Wood, Secretary, Association for Physical Education (Scotland);

Alan Armstrong, Director of Education Improvement, Learning and Teaching Scotland;

Donald Macleod, HMIE Inspector, HM Inspectorate of Education;

Fraser Booth, School Leaders Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 26 January, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence at the University of Stirling, from Stirling Council, Sportcentral, SportTayside and Fife, the University of Stirling and sportscotland. The Committee expects will consider the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 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
21 January 2009
2nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Private Landlord Registration (Modification) (Scotland) Order 2009 from—

Stewart Maxwell MSP, Minister for Communities and Sport, Alison Byrne, Team Leader, Private Rented Housing team, and Jane MacPherson, Policy Officer, Private Rented Housing Team, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Maxwell (Minister for Communities and Sport) to move S3M-3112—

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Private Landlord Registration (Modification) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

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

the Private Landlord Registration (Advice and Assistance) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/402); and

the Private Landlord Registration (Information and Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/403).

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

the Local Government (Allowances and Expenses) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/414); and

the Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004 (Renumeration) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/415).

5. National Planning Framework 2: The Committee will take evidence from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, and Jim Mackinnon, Chief Planner, Directorate for the Built Environment, Scottish Government.

6. National Planning Framework 2 (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence from witnesses.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 28 January, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation on Town and Country Planning.

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

Public Audit Committee
21 January 2009
2nd Meeting, 2009

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 items 4, 5 and 6 in private.

2. Section 23 report: The Committee will take evidence on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "The First ScotRail passenger rail franchise" from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, Scottish Government;

David Binnie, Head of Rail Performance, Transport Scotland;

and then from—

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland;

Barbara Hurst, Director of Public Reporting (Health & Central Govt), Angela Cullen, Assistant Director of Public Reporting (Central Govt), and Mark MacPherson, Portfolio Manager (Central Govt), Audit Scotland.

3. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "A performance overview of sport in Scotland".

4. Consideration of evidence: The Committee will consider the evidence received at agenda item 2.

5. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Police call management: an initial review".

6. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "A review of major capital projects".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 4 February, it is expected that the Committee will receive further briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland in relation to reports he has recently published. The Committee will also consider Audit Scotland’s future programme of audits and Audit Scotland’s corporate priorities.

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

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