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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
11th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

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

the Bankruptcy Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/97);

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Shorthand Writers in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2009 (SSI 2009/103);

the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/106);

the Enforcement of Fines etc. (Diligence) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/110).

2. Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

3. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

European and External Relations Committee
6th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Ministerial approach: The Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution on his approach to his portfolio.

Michael Russell MSP, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Leslie Evans, Director for Europe, External Affairs and Culture, Donald Henderson, Head of Scottish Government EU Office, Deborah Smith, Deputy Director for International Division, and Gerald Byrne, Head of National Conversation Division, Scottish Government.

3. European Commission’s Legislative and Work Programme: The Committee will consider the key themes arising from the European Commission’s Legislative and Work Programme 2009.

4. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the latest edition of the Brussels Bulletin.

5. EMILE meeting: The Committee will receive an oral report back on the recent EMILE (European Elected Members Information, Liaison and Exchange) group meeting.

6. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the Parliament year from 9 May 2008 to 8 May 2009.

7. Ministerial approach: The Committee will consider the evidence from the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
10th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

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

the Road Works (Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/74).

2. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
12th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 5

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

2. Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

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

the European Communities (European Order for Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/99);

the Regulation of Care (Fitness of Employees in Relation to Care Services) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/118);

the Non-Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/112);

the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/117);

the Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/119).

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

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 5) (Exchequer Appeals) 2009 (SSI 2009/114);

the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/116).

5. Response to Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee The Committee will consider a draft response to SPPA on proposed Standing Orders rules to govern the scrutiny of Public Bills which affect private interests, to be termed as "Hybrid Bills".

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