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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
24 March 2010
11th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. The public sector’s support for exporters, international trade and the attraction of inward investment: The Committee will take evidence from—

Iain McTaggart, General Manager, Scottish Council for Development and Industry;

Paul Docherty, Director, British Council Scotland;

David Smith, Interim CEO, Scottish Development International;

David Lonsdale, Assistant Director, CBI;

Alasdair Kerr, Managing Director, Scottish Chambers International;

Boyd Tunnock, Managing Director, Thomas Tunnock Ltd.

2. The public sector’s support for exporters, international trade and the attraction on inward investment: The Committee will consider written evidence received for this inquiry and its approach.

3. Budget Strategy 2011-12: The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Budget Strategy 2011-12.

4. Evaluation of the Homecoming Scotland 2009 initiative: The Committee will consider a draft terms of reference for its work to assist with its evaluation of Homecoming Scotland 2009.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 14 April, the Committee will continue to take evidence on its international trade 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
24 March 2010
9th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Scottish local newspaper industry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jim Mather, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Elisabeth Stark, Head of Manufacturing and Economy Response, Richard Wilkins, Head of Broadcasting Policy and Scottish Arts Council/Scottish Screen Sponsorship, and Julie Kane, Head of Shared Services and Public Sector ICT Policy, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 14 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence on the Children’s Hearing (Scotland) Bill.

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

Health and Sport Committee
24 March 2010
11th Meeting, 2010

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 item 6 in private.

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

the Food Hygiene (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI/2010/69);

the Recovery of Expenditure for the Provision of Social Care Services (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI/2010/72);

the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI/2010/73);

the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI/2010/74), and

the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (Ancillary Provisions) Order 2010 (SSI/2010/77).

3. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Gary Cox, Head of Alcohol Licensing Team, Mike Palmer, Deputy Director for Public Health, and Rachel Rayner, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

4. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the contents of a draft Stage 1 report.

5. Inquiry into out-of-hours healthcare provision in rural areas (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

6. Work programme: The Committee will consider its approach to its forward work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 14 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report on the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill. The Committee will also consider several pieces of subordinate legislation.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
24 March 2010
9th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 4 and 5 in private. The Committee will also decide whether its consideration of the evidence heard and its draft report on the Housing (Scotland) Bill should be taken in private at future meetings.

2. Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

3. Housing (Scotland) Bill The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Councillor Jonathan McColl, and Lindsay McGregor, Team Leader, Community Resourcing Team, COSLA;

Lesley Baird, Chief Executive, Tenant Participation Advisory Service Scotland;

Maureen Watson, Policy and Strategy Director, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations;

Daniel Mullen, Secretary, Regional Networks of Tenants Organisations;

and then from—

Councillor Jonathan McColl, and Lindsay McGregor, Team Leader, Community Resourcing Team, COSLA;

Jamie Ballantine, Head of Projects, Tenant Participation Advisory Service Scotland;

Andy Young, Policy and Strategy Manager, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations;

Daniel Mullen, Secretary, Regional Networks of Tenants Organisations.

4. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence heard to date.

5. Housing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a paper on its programme of evidence.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 14 April, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on the Housing (Scotland) Bill.

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

Public Audit Committee
24 March 2010
6th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2. Section 23 report - Overview of the NHS in Scotland’s performance 2008/09: The Committee will take evidence on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Overview of the NHS in Scotland’s performance 2008/09" from—

Richard Carey, Chief Executive, and Dr Pauline Strachan, Director of Acute Services, NHS Grampian;

Robert Calderwood, Chief Executive, and Dr Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;

Tim Davison, Chief Executive, NHS Lanarkshire.

3. Section 23 report - Managing NHS waiting lists: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Managing NHS waiting lists".

4. Consideration of evidence - Overview of the NHS in Scotland’s performance 2008/09: The Committee will consider the evidence received at agenda item 2.

5. Consideration of approach - Managing NHS waiting lists: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Managing NHS waiting lists".

6. Section 23 report - Overview of mental health services (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Overview of mental health services".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 14 April, it is expected that the Committee will 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
24 March 2010
8th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

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

the Beet Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/67);

the Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/87);

the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/88).

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 14 April, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill.

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

Forth Crossing Bill Committee
24 March 2010
6th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 5

1. Forth Crossing Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Desmond Coyne, Clufflat residents, objectors;

Dr Juliette Summers, objector;

William Tunnell, Queensferry Business Association, objector;

and then from—

Martin Cullen FInstCES, MICE, Senior Lecturer, School of the Built and Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University;

and then from—

John Howison OBE, Interim Project Director, and Mike Glover OBE, Commisson Project Manager, Transport Scotland;

Caroline Lyon, Divisional Solicitor, Scottish Government Legal Directorate;

Anne-Marie Martin, Project Policy and Communications Manager, and Frazer Henderson, Bill Manager, Transport Scotland.

2. Forth Crossing Bill: The Committee will consider the appointment of an assessor.

3. Forth Crossing Bill (in private): The Committee will consider evidence taken during the meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting it is expected that the Committee will take further oral evidence on the Forth Crossing Bill.

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

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