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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

Equal Opportunities Committee
6 May 2008
7th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration on interests: Richard Baker will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body Equalities Report 2007: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mike Pringle MSP, Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, Ian Macnicol, Head of Personnel and Aneela McKenna, Equalities Manager, Scottish Parliament.

3. Age, carers and female offenders in the criminal justice system (in private): The Committee will consider a paper on the evidence it has taken on age, carers and female offenders in the criminal justice system.

4. Annual report (in private): The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the Parliamentary year from 9 May 2007 to 8 May 2008.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 20 May, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on its strategy.

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
6 May 2008
9th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Extension of the First ScotRail Franchise: The Committee will take evidence on the extension of the First ScotRail franchise and other recent rail related announcements from the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change.

2. Subordinate Legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP (Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change) to move S3M-1730—

That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that the draft Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Access to Land on Application) Order 2008 be approved.

3. Subordinate Legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP (Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change)to move S3M-1731—

That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that the draft Transport and Works (Scotland) Act 2007 (Access to Land by the Scottish Ministers) Order 2008 be approved.

4. Inquiry into Ferry Services in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into ferry services in Scotland from—

Professor Neil Kay; and

Professor Alf Baird;

and then from—

Ben Carter, Head of Strategic Relations, Andy Stevens, Island Manager – Shetland and Chris Maguire, Strategic Relations Manager, Visit Scotland;

and then from—

Guy Platten, Managing Director, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited; and

Iain MacLeod, Chairman, Stornoway Port Authority, British Ports Authority.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 May, the Committee will continue to take evidence on its inquiry into ferry services in Scotland.

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

Finance Committee
6 May 2008
12th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects: The Committee will take evidence from—

Gareth Hoskins, Board Member and Scotland’s Healthcare Design Champion, Architecture and Design Scotland;

Alan Ledger, Project Director, Mott MacDonald; and

David Stark, Managing Director, Keppie Design;

and then from—

Alan Fordyce, Managing Director, Robertson Capital Projects;

Ian Rylatt, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty Capital; and

Steven Tolson, Director, Ogilvie Group Developments;

and then from—

Jo Elliot, Deputy Chief Executive, Quayle Munro;

Dylan Fletcher, Group Board Director, Forth Electrical Services Ltd; and

Andrew Gordon, Chief Executive, Canmore Partnership Ltd.

2. Annual Report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2007 to 8 May 2008.

3. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence sessions to date, in order to inform the drafting of its report.

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 May, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth on the Efficient Government Program. It will also take evidence on its inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects.

The Committee expects to continue to take evidence on its inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects at subsequent meetings.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
6 May 2008
15th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Declaration of interests: Jackie Baillie will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Delegated powers scrutiny: The Committee will consider the Government’s response to the Committee’s Stage 1 report on the following bill—

Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill.

3. Legislative consent memorandum: The Committee will consider the powers to make subordinate legislation conferred on Scottish Ministers in the Energy Bill.

4. Scottish Government responses: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s responses in relation to the following—

the Rural Development Contracts (Land Managers Options) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/159);

the Land Managers Skills Development Grants (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/162);

the Designation of Institutions of Higher Education (The Scottish Agricultural College) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/163); and

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No.3) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/164).

5. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following––

the Advice and Assistance (Limits, Conditions and Representation) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/draft); and

the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

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

the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/166);

the Lyon Court and Office Fees (Variation) (No.2) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/168); and

the Bathing Waters (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/170).

The order of the instruments under each agenda item will be determined by the Convener of the Committee on Friday 2 May.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 May, the Committee will consider the delegated powers in the Register of Scottish Tartans Bill, 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.

Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme Committee
6 May 2008
5th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 3.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 2, and all future items where it considers its draft report, in private.

2. Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme Inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 May, it is expected that the Committee will continue to consider a draft report on its inquiry.

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

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