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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.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
34th 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 item 4 in private.

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

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government.

3. Climate Change and the Report on Policies and Procedures: The Committee will take evidence from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government.

4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2011-12: The Committee will consider the evidence heard so far and its approach to a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2011-12.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
33rd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

George Mackenzie, Keeper of the Records of Scotland, Bruno Longmore, Leader, Bill Team, and Hugh Hagan, Member, Bill Team, National Archives of Scotland;

Lindsey Henderson, Principal Legal Officer, Solicitors Constitutional and Civil Law and Division, Scottish Government.

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

Health and Sport Committee
36th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2011-12: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2011-12 from—

Andrew Walker, Health Economist, Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, University of Glasgow;

Professor David Bell, Adviser to the Scottish Parliament Finance Committee and Professor of Economics, University of Stirling;

John McLaren, Economist, Centre for Public Policy for Regions;

and then from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Derek Feeley, Acting Director-General Health and Chief Executive NHS Scotland, and John Matheson, Director of Health Finance, Scottish Government.

2. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

3. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider issues to be covered in its draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2011-12.

Local Government and Communities Committee
30th 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 its consideration of a draft report on the SPSO draft Statement of Complaints Handling Principles should be taken in private at its next meeting. The Committee will also decide whether consideration of its work programme should be taken in private at a future meeting.

2. Local Electoral Administration (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Bruce Crawford MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business, Stephen Sadler, Head of Elections Team, and Fiona Campbell, Policy Executive - Elections Team, Scottish Government.

3. Local Electoral Administration (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will discuss the main themes arising from the evidence heard to date.

4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising for its draft report.

Public Audit Committee
22nd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

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

2. Section 23 report - Getting it right for children in residential care: The Committee will take evidence on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Getting it right for children in residential care" from—

Leslie Evans, Director General Education, Fiona Robertson, Head of Care and Justice Division, and Janine Kellett, Head of Residential and Secure Care, Scottish Government.

3. Section 23 report - Overview of the NHS in Scotland’s performance 2008/09: The Committee will consider a formal response from the Accountable Officer on the Committee’s report entitled "Overview of the NHS in Scotland’s performance 2008/09".

4. Section 23 report - Progress on Planning for the Delivery of the Commonwealth Games 2014: The Committee will consider a formal response from the Accountable Officer on the Committee’s report entitled "Progress on Planning for the Delivery of the Commonwealth Games 2014".

5. Section 23 report - Emergency Departments: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland report entitled "Emergency Departments".

6. Consideration of evidence - Getting it right for children in residential care: The Committee will consider the evidence received at agenda item 2.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
28th 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 3 in private.

2. Scottish Government’s Draft Land Use Strategy: The Committee will take evidence from—

Vicki Swales, Convener, Sustainable Land Use Task Force, Scottish Environment Link;

Jonathan Hall, Head of Rural Policy, National Farmers’ Union Scotland;

Jamie Farquhar, National Manager Scotland, Confederation of Forest Industries;

Jackie McCreery, Director of Policy and Parliamentary Affairs, Scottish Rural Property and Business Association;

and then from—

John Watt, Director of Strengthening Communities, Highlands and Islands Enterprise;

Bill Band, Head of Strategic Direction, Scottish Natural Heritage;

Mark Aitken, Unit Manager Operations, SEPA;

Professor David Miller, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute;

Charles Strang, Scottish Planning Policy Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute.

3. Scottish Government’s Draft Land Use Strategy: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Meeting of the Parliament

Subject to the Parliament’s approval of Revised Business Motion S3M-7560, today’s business is as follows—

2.00 pm Time for Reflection – Dr Alastair Black, Senior Pastor, Stirling Baptist Church

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S3M-7560 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees—

(a) the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 8 December 2010—

delete

followed by Ministerial Statement: Future Budget Planning Assumptions

followed by Equal Opportunities Committee Debate: Scrutiny of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Property Factors (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

6.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

and insert

followed by Ministerial Statement: Severe Weather

followed by Ministerial Statement: Future Budget Planning Assumptions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Property Factors (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

(b) the following revision to the programme of business for Thursday 9 December 2010—

delete

5.05 pm Decision Time

and insert

5.00 pm Decision Time

S3M-7559 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 8.2.7 that motion S3M-7550 be taken by the Parliament on Thursday 9 December 2010.

followed by Ministerial Statement: Severe Weather

followed by Ministerial Statement: Future Budget Planning Assumptions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Property Factors (Scotland) Bill

S3M-7531 Patricia Ferguson: Property Factors (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Property Factors (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Business Motions

S3M-7561 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 15 December 2010

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Damages (Scotland) Bill

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Forth Crossing Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 16 December 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Labour Party Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister’s Question Time

followed by Members’ Business

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Finance and Sustainable Growth

2.55 pm Ministerial Statement: The Future of Scottish Higher Education

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Antisocial Behaviour Framework

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 22 December 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 23 December 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.00 am Themed Question Time

Europe, External Affairs and Culture;

Education and Lifelong Learning

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister’s Question Time

12.30 pm Decision Time

S3M-7562 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 17 December 2010.

S3M-7563 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 28 January 2011.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S3M-7564 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft National Scenic Areas (Consequential Modifications) (Scotland) Order 2010 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Debate on the subject of—

S3M-7225 Karen Gillon: WRVS Clydesdale Community Transport and Good Neighbours Project—That the Parliament commends the WRVS Clydesdale Community Transport and Good Neighbours Project for being, what it considers, a great example of how community volunteers and voluntary organisations can support older people and others; believes that there is value, in social and financial terms and in effectiveness, of preventative services, such as those operated by the volunteers and paid staff of WRVS and others in Clydesdale; further believes that these services help people to live independently, healthily and happily in their own communities and that they can prevent or delay the need to access costly acute health and social care services, thus preventing unnecessary costs accruing to the public purse; is of the view that, as Scotland faces what is considered to be unprecedented financial circumstances, these services, if properly resourced, can form an integral part of the health and care system in Scotland, and understands the importance of partnership working between the Scottish Government, NHSScotland, local authorities and the voluntary sector to achieve this.

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