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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.

Justice Committee
5th Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6 in private and also whether its consideration of a draft report on the affirmative instrument being considered later in the meeting and a draft Stage 1 report on the Long Leases (Scotland) Bill should be taken in private at future meetings.

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

Dale Strachan, Partner, and Catherine Reilly, Solicitor, Brodies LLP;

and then from—

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety;

Simon Stockwell, Bill Team Manager, Scottish Government.

3. Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Retention of Samples etc. (Children’s Hearings) (Scotland) Order 2011 from—

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety;

Keith Main, Policy Manager, Aileen Bearhop, Principal Policy Officer, and Carolyn Magill, Principal Legal Officer, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

5. Subordinate legislation: Fergus Ewing MSP (Minister for Community Safety) to move S3M-7742—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the Retention of Samples etc. (Children’s Hearings) (Scotland) Order 2011 be approved.

6. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

7. Long Leases (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the oral evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Finance Committee
6th Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Scottish Variable Rate inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

2. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Public Petitions Committee
3rd Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Consideration of current petitions: The Committee will consider the following current petitions—

PE1115 National and regional transport strategies

PE1124 Ban on snares

PE1175 A92 upgrade

PE1210 Beneficiary under Succession Law

PE1254 Amendment to Section 51 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

PE1263 Human rights for dairy farmers

PE1294 Safe guardian law

PE1296 NHS availability of low dose Naltrexone

PE1299 Services for Myoclonic Dystonia sufferers

PE1320 Amending Planning Circular 3/2009

PE1322 Dance teaching and coaching in schools and colleges

PE1327 Helping the emergency services to save lives of at risk rural patients

PE1333 Disadvantaged Scottish Gypsy travellers and members of the settled community

PE1336 Save our West Highland wild salmon and sea trout

PE1337 Public body accountability to third parties in the private sector

PE1356 Supporting ‘Our Charter – Quarriers Charter for Young Homeless People’

PE1372 Access to justice in environmental matters

PE1375 Ban kangaroo meat and products from Scotland

PE1376 Ban the presence of free methanol in all manufactured products in our diet

PE1377 Reform of Community Council laws and procedures

PE1378 Silicone breast implants - rupture awareness

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
3rd Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Road safety and young drivers: The Committee will take evidence from—

Chris Eynon, Managing Director, TNS-BMRB, Scotland;

Dr Sarah Jones, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Cardiff University;

Dr Terry Lansdown, Senior Lecturer in Human Factors, Heriot-Watt University;

Professor Frank McKenna, Reading University;

and then from—

Kathleen Braidwood, Road Safety Oficer, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Scotland;

Chief Inspector Ian Wallace, Grampian Police, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland;

Douglas Muir, Transportation Policy Manager, Midlothian Council;

Doug Mackenzie, Campaign Co-ordinator, North of Scotland Driver Awareness Team;

David Leitch, Vice-Chair, Scottish Youth Parliament.

Scotland Bill Committee
6th Meeting, 2011

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 and whether to consider its draft report in private at future meetings.

2. Scotland Bill (UK Parliament legislation) The Committee will take evidence from:—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and Fiona Hyslop MSP, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government;

and then from—

Martin Sime, Chief Executive, SCVO;

Dave Moxham, Deputy General Secretary, STUC;

Lucy Parsons, Project Manager for Marine Renewable Energy, Orkney Islands Council;

Andy Wightman;

Alan Trench, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, University College London and author of the blog "Devolution Matters";

and then from—

The Rt Hon Elish Angiolini QC, Lord Advocate.

3. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme and its approach to the consideration of a final report.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
2nd Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Declaration of interests: Jim Hume will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland: The Committee will consider a report from the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland.

3. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2010 to 22 March 2011.

4. Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner (in private): The Committee will consider draft directions to the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

5. Legacy paper (in private): The Committee will consider a draft legacy paper.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
4th Meeting, 2011

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 8 in private.

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

the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Remedial) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/45).

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

the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Requirements as to Independent Health Care Services) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Inspections) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Public Services Reform (Joint Inspections) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Public Services Reform (Social Services Inspections) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Antisocial Behaviour Notices (Houses Used for Holiday Purposes) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 Amendment (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Modification and Consequential Provisions) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (Removal from Register and Dissolution) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Equality Act 2010 (Statutory Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Marine Licensing Appeals (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Scottish Inshore Region) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Cross-Border Mediation (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Fundable Bodies (University of the Highlands and Islands) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft);

the Fundable Bodies (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/draft).

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

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 2011 (SSI2011/47);

the Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Licensing etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/24);

the Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (Applications) Order 2011 (SSI2011/29);

the Healthcare Improvement Scotland (Applications and Registration) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/35);

the Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Solicitors’ Travel Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/41);

the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/42);

the Scottish Road Works Register (Presribed Fees) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/43);

the Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/44);

the Brucellosis (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011 (SSI2011/51);

the Teachers’ Superannuation (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/52);

the National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme and Pension Scheme) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SSI2011/53).

5. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No.3) Order 2011 (SSI2011/30 (C.5));

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms) 2011 (SSI2011/48).

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

the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and Other Mammals) Amendment (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI2011/46).

7. Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its Stage 1 report.

8. Scotland Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the contents of a draft report.

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