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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

Justice Committee
11 May 2010
16th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

the Parole Board (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2010 (SSI 2010/164);
the Victims’ Rights (Prescribed Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/165).

2. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 7).

3. European Commission Work Programme: The Committee will consider the Commission’s work programme for 2010-14.

Proposed future business

Please note that the above meeting may continue into the afternoon. If so it will adjourn at around 1 pm and resume at 2 pm to no later than 4 pm.

It is expected that Stage 2 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill will be completed at the above meeting, but if an eighth day is required, this will be on 18 May. At its meeting on 25 May, the Committee will consider its 2009-10 annual report and items of subordinate legislation.

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

Finance Committee
11 May 2010
13th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Budget Strategy 2011-12: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into efficient public services from—

Dr Andrew Goudie, Chief Economic Adviser and Director General Economy, and Gary Gillespie, Deputy Director, Office of the Chief Economic Advisor, Scottish Government;

and then from—

Ronnie Hinds, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives;
Robert Calderwood, Chief Executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;
John Stodter, and Murdo Maciver, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland;

and then from—

Mark Batho, Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council;
David Middleton, Chief Executive, Transport Scotland;
Lena Wilson, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 18 May, the Committee will continue to take evidence on its inquiry into efficient public services.

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
11 May 2010
13th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft), the Climate Change (International Aviation and Shipping) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft), the Climate Change (Limit on Carbon Units) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft) and the Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/draft) from—

Richard Dixon, Director, WWF Scotland, and Clifton Bain, Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature UK Peatlands Programme, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland;

and then from—

Ian McKay, Director of Scottish Affairs, Royal Mail Group, Jo Bucci, Managing Director, People’s Postcode Lottery, James Withers, Chief Executive, NFU Scotland, and George Baxter, Public Affairs Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy, 2020 Delivery Group.

2. Inquiry into the relationship between transport and land use planning policies: The Committee will take evidence from—

Paul Finch, Committee Member for North East Scotland, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport;
Petra Biberbach, Chief Executive, Planning Aid for Scotland.

3. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010.

4. Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 18 May, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the the climate change affirmative instuments from the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change.

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

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
11 May 2010
6th Meeting, 2010

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.

2. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010.

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

4. Commission on Scottish Devolution (in private): The Committee will consider a note by the Clerk.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act and its review of Section 2 of the Code of Conduct. The Committee will also consider its inquiry into Financial Resolutions and its inquiry into the report of the Commission on Scottish Devolution.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
11 May 2010
15th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

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

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

the Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/draft);
the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft);
the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Removal of Barred Individuals from Regulated Work) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/draft);
the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft).

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

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Prescribed Services) (Protected Adults) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/161);
the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fees for Scheme Membership and Disclosure Requests) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/167);
the Advice and Assistance and Civil Legal Aid (Transfer of Tribunal Functions) (No. 1) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/166);
the Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/172);
the Adoptions with a Foreign Element (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/173).

4. Guidance not subject to parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following—

Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice (Revised Edition) 2010 (SG 2010/63).

5. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to points raised on the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1, and the contents of a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 18 May, it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish statutory instruments.

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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
12 May 2010
15th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its draft report on the Budget Strategy Phase 2011-2012 should be taken in private at its meeting on 19 May.

2. Budget Strategy 2011-12: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Budget Strategy 2011-12 from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, David Reid, Head of Finance Programme Management, Dougie Greig, Head of Strategy and Analytical Service Coordination, and David Wilson, Director of Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May, 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
12 May 2010
14th 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 consider its draft report on the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill at item 11 and at future meetings in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Automatic Listing) (Specified Criteria) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft); the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Relevant Offences) (Modification) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft); the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Modification of Regulated Work with Children) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft); and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Modification of Regulated Work with Adults) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft) from—

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Andrew Mott, PVG Implementation Legislation Manager, PVG Implementation Team, Katrine Feldinger, Project Lead, PVG Implementation Team, and Kathleen McInulty, team member, PVG Implementation Team, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Adam Ingram MSP to move S3M-6262—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Automatic Listing) (Specified Criteria) Order 2010 be approved.

4. Subordinate legislation: Adam Ingram MSP to move S3M-6263—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Relevant Offences) (Modification) Order 2010 be approved.

5. Subordinate legislation: Adam Ingram MSP to move S3M-6264—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Modification of Regulated Work with Children) Order 2010 be approved.

6. Subordinate legislation: Adam Ingram MSP to move S3M-6265—

That the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee recommends that the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Modification of Regulated Work with Adults) Order 2010 be approved.

7. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Additional Support for Learning (Appropriate Agencies) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 (SSI 2010/143); the Additional Support for Learning Dispute Resolution (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/144); the Additional Support for Learning (Sources of Information) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/145); the Additional Support for Learning (Co-ordinated Support Plan) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/149); and the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) Amendment Rules 2010 (SSI 2010/152) from—

Rachel Sunderland, Team Leader, Support for Learning Branch, Ian Glover, Policy Officer, Support for Learning Branch, and Robert Marr, Solicitor, Children, Education, Enterprise and Pensions Division, Scottish Government.

8. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Acts 2004 and 2009: code of practice: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government Supporting Children’s Learning code of practice from—

Rachel Sunderland, Team Leader, Support for Learning Branch, Ian Glover, Policy Officer, Support for Learning Branch, and Robert Marr, Solicitor, Children, Education, Enterprise and Pensions Division, Scottish Government.

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

the Additional Support for Learning (Appropriate Agencies) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 (SSI 2010/143);
the Additional Support for Learning Dispute Resolution (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/144);
the Additional Support for Learning (Sources of Information) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/145);
the Additional Support for Learning (Co-ordinated Support Plan) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/149);
the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) Amendment Rules 2010 (SSI 2010/152).

10. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Acts 2004 and 2009 - code of practice: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government Supporting Children’s Learning code of practice.

11. Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider issues arising from the evidence taken.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation and its draft report on the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
12 May 2010
14th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Energy Assistance Package: The Committee will take evidence from—

Alex Neil MSP, Minister for Housing and Communities, Shona Stephen, Deputy Director for Housing Access and Support, and Linda Sheridan, Head of Delivery, Housing Access and Support Division, Scottish Government.

2. Voluntary sector grant providers: The Committee will take evidence from—

Mary Craig, Chief Executive, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland;
John Downie, Director of Public Affairs, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

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

the Disposal of Land by Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/160).

4. European Commission Work Programme 2010-2014 The Committee will consider a paper on the European Commission’s work programme 2010-2014.

5. Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May, the Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report on the Housing (Scotland) Bill. The Committee will also consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12.

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

Public Audit Committee
12 May 2010
9th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5 and 6 in private.

2. Section 23 report - Review of Cairngorm funicular railway: The Committee will consider formal responses from the Accountable Officers on the Committee’s report entitled "Review of Cairngorm funicular railway".

3. Section 23 report - Managing NHS waiting lists: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Managing NHS waiting lists".

4. 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".

5. Section 22 report - The 2008/09 Audit of Transport Scotland: The Committee will consider a draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "The 2008/09 Audit of Transport Scotland".

6. Section 22 report - The 2008/09 Audit of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland Administration: The Committee will consider a draft report on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "The 2008/09 Audit of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland Administration".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 26 May, 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
12 May 2010
12th Meeting, 2010

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 item 5 in private. The Committee will also decide whether its consideration of the main themes arising from the evidence heard and a draft report on its inquiry into Scotland’s Hills and Islands should be taken in private at future meetings.

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

the Beet Seed (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/148); and
the Poultry Compartments (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/151).

3. Scotland’s Hills and Islands inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor Jeff Maxwell, OBE FRSE, and Professor Gavin McCrone, CB FRSE, The Royal Society of Edinburgh;

and then from—

Jonathan Hall, Head of Rural Policy, National Farmers’ Union Scotland;
Dr Karen Smyth, Rural Development Manager, Scottish Rural Property and Business Association;
Vicki Swales, Convener, Sustainable Land Use Task Force, Scottish Environment LINK; and Head of Land Use Policy, RSPB Scotland.

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010.

5. Scotland’s Hills and Islands inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 26 May, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into Scotland’s Hills and Islands, including from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment.

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

Health and Sport Committee
12 May 2010
16th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private and whether to consider revised draft reports in private at future meetings.

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

The Guar Gum (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/153).

3. Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11: The Committee will take evidence at the Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11 from—

Calum Campbell, Chief Executive, and Jane Davidson, Director of Finance, NHS Borders;
Cathy Cowan, Chief Executive, and Gerry O’Brien, Director of Finance, NHS Orkney;
Prof Tony Wells, Chief Executive, and Ian McDonald, Director of Finance, NHS Tayside;

and then from—

Susan Goldsmith, Director of Finance, NHS Lothian;
Laura Ace, Director of Finance, NHS Lanarkshire.

4. Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11.

5. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May, it is expected that the Committee will consider a revised draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11 and a revised draft Stage 1 report on the Alcohol etc. (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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