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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 1 Committee
9 February 2005
4th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 4 in private.

2. International Organisations Bill (UK legislation): The Committee will take evidence on the Bill from—

Hugh Henry, Deputy Minister for Justice, Paul Cackette, Head of Civil Justice Division, and Daniel Jamieson, Policy Officer, Criminal Procedure Branch, the Scottish Executive.

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

The Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Prescribed Police Stations) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/9); and

Part 1 Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: Draft Guidance for Local Authorities and National Park Authorities (SE/2005/14) .

4. Family law reform: The Committee will consider whether to appoint an adviser in respect of forthcoming legislation to reform family law and, if so, will consider possible candidates for appointment.

5. Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Bill at Stage 1.

6. Inquiry into the effectiveness of rehabilitation programmes in prisons (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report .

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 February, it is expected that the Committee will continue to consider its draft report on the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

The Committee will continue to consider its draft report at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Education Committee
9 February 2005
4th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 5

1. Protection of Children (Scotland) Act guidance: The Committee will be updated on the Scottish Executive’s guidance on the implementation of the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act and take evidence from—

Euan Robson MSP, Deputy Minister for Children and Young People

Maureen Verrall, Head of Division, Children and Families, Scottish Executive

Louise Donnelly, Solicitor, Legal and Parliamentary Services, Scottish Executive

Proposed future business

The Committee expects to agree its approach to its pupil motivation inquiry; to take evidence on its proposed early years inquiry; to undertake Stage 2 consideration of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Environment and Rural Development Committee
9 February 2005
5th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Inquiry into climate change: The Committee will take evidence from—

Panel 1

Dr Bob McIntosh, Director, Forestry Commission (Scotland);

Professor Steve Albon, Head of Science, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute;

John Kinnaird, President, NFU (Scotland);

Panel 2

Stephen Midgley, Project Officer, the Scottish Coastal Forum;

Lloyd Austin, Chair, Scottish Environment LINK;

Panel 3

Roddy Yarr, Environment Manager, BAA (Scotland);

Jeff Gazzard, GreenSkies Alliance;

Phil Flanders, Director for (Scotland), the Road Haulage Association; and

Colin Howden, Campaigns Manager, TRANSform (Scotland).

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

    the Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/39).

3. Inquiry into climate change: The Committee will consider arrangements for future evidence sessions for this inquiry.

Proposed future business

The Committee will continue to take evidence on the climate change inquiry at its next meeting on 22 February. Details of witnesses attending this forthcoming evidence session can be found on the Committee’s website. For further information, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Communities Committee
9 February 2005
5th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report on the Bill at Stage 1.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 February, it is expected that the Committee will continue to consider its draft report on the Charities and Trustee Investment (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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