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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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
23 September 2009
24th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

2. An inquiry into the way forward for Scotland’s banking, building society and financial services sector inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Andrew Goudie, Chief Economic Adviser, Dr Gary Gillespie, Deputy Director, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser, and Margaret M McGrath, Financial Services Team Leader, Scottish Government.

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

the Criminal Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (SI/2009/1739);

the Civil Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (SI/2009/1743).

4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2010-11: The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 September, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s draft Budget 2010-11. The Committee will also continue to take oral evidence on its banking/financial services 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
23 September 2009
25th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Michael Russell MSP, Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution, Nikki Brown, Deputy Director, Creative Scotland, Colin Miller, Head, Public Bodies Division, John St Clair, Divisional Solicitor, Constitutional and Civil Law Division, and Greig Walker, Solicitor, Transport, Culture and Procurement Division, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its draft report on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill at future meetings should be taken in private.

3. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2010-11 (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2.

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

Health and Sport Committee
23 September 2009
24th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport, and Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Scottish Government;

Andrew Macleod, Head of Patients and Quality, Scottish Government Health Directorate;

Kirsty McGrath, Branch Head; Solicitors Health and Community Care Division, Scottish Government;

Shane Rankin, Project Director; Scrutiny Bodies Project Team – Health and Care, and Adam Rennie, Deputy Director of Community Care, Scottish Government Health Directorate.

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

Petition PE1138 by Erica Woollcombe on the provision of local ice rinks;

Petition PE1173 by Parisa Tadjali on the provision of local sports facilities;

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

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

the Meat (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI/2009/262);

the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI/2009/263);

the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and bottled Drinking Water (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI/2009/273);

the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI/2009/288);

the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 Designation of Competent Persons Regulations 2009 (SSI/2009/301).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence as part of its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s draft 2010/11 budget.

The Committee also expects to debate a motion, to be moved by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, on regulations for elections under the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Act 2009.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
23 September 2009
23rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Local Government Finance inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sir John Arbuthnott, Chair, Clyde Valley Review of Joint Working and Shared Services;

Rory Mair, Chief Executive, and Councillor Michael Cook, Spokesperson for Strategic Human Resources Management, COSLA; Colin Mair, Chief Executive, Improvement Service.

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

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/286);

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Codes of Conduct for Members of certain Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/287).

3. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of the evidence heard and draft report on the Draft Budget 2010-11 should be taken in private at future meetings.

4. Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

5. Local Government Finance inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 September, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11.

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

Public Audit Committee
23 September 2009
14th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 8, 9 and 10 in private.

2. Section 22 report - The 2008/2009 audit of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "The 2008/2009 audit of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh".

3. Section 23 report - Improving civil contingencies planning: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Improving civil contingencies planning".

4. Section 23 report - The First ScotRail passenger rail franchise: The Committee will consider a formal response from the Accountable Officer to the Committee’s report entitled "The First ScotRail passenger rail franchise".

5. Section 23 report - Central government’s use of consultancy services - how government works: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Central government’s use of consultancy services - how government works".

6. Section 23 report - Drug and alcohol services in Scotland: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Drug and alcohol services in Scotland".

7. Scottish Government progress report: The Committee will consider an update from the Scottish Government on its progress report dealing with free personal and nursing care.

8. Consideration of approach The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "The 2008/2009 audit of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh".

9. Consideration of approach: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Improving civil contingencies planning".

10. Consideration of approach The Committee will consider any further action to be taken in relation to the Committee’s report entitled "The First ScotRail passenger rail franchise".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 7 October, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on its mental health inquiry. The Committee may also consider further briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland in relation to reports he has recently published

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
23 September 2009
22nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Control Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/304);

the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/305); and

the Seed Potatoes (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/306).

2. European Union issues: The Committee will consider an update on European Union issues.

3. Marine (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the evidence received.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 30 September, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the budget process 2010-11; consider a draft report on the Marine (Scotland) Bill; and also consider a draft report on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill.

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

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