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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

Communities Committee

23 February 2005

6th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its meeting on 2 March, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the Executive’s Draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) 16: Opencast Coal.

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

Justice 1 Committee

23 February 2005

5th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 March, it is expected that the Committee will further consider the draft report on the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill.

The Committee expects to agree the report on the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill at a subsequent meeting. The Committee will also consider its approach to the Family Law (Scotland) Bill. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Education Committee

23 February 2005

5th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. The General Teaching Council for Scotland Annual Report: The Committee will note the Annual Report of The General Teaching Council for Scotland and take evidence from—

Matthew MacIver, Chief Executive/Registrar

Norma Anne Watson, Convener of Council.

2. Pupil Motivation Inquiry: The Committee will receive a summary of evidence, consider an approach paper and take evidence from—

Ruth Campbell, Policy Manager, Pupil Support and Inclusion Division

Lynn Hendry, Project Director, "Determined To Succeed", Scottish Executive Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider Stage 2 of the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Bill.

The Committee will continue work on its pupil motivation and early years inquiries at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Public Petitions Committee

23 February 2005

3rd Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

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

PE808 Establishment of a specialist inpatient mental health unit and provision of resources for mainstream services for deaf and deafblind people in Scotland. Michael Davis, Drena O’Malley and Lilian Lawson, all of the Scottish Council on Deafness, will make a brief statement in support of the petition.

PE810 Rejection of proposals by the UK Environment Agency to introduce a rod licence system on the Border Esk. Aeneas Nicolson will make a brief statement in support of his petition accompanied by Mark Oddy.

PE812 Potential health hazards of long-term exposure to electromagnetic fields from high voltage transmission lines. Caroline Paterson will make a brief statement in support of her petition accompanied by Professor Olle Johansson and Ian Paterson.

PE809 Legislation to provide third parties with a right of appeal regarding planning applications.

PE813 Review existing planning procedures and guidance in relation to using playing field land for development purposes.

PE820 Adequate funding for therapeutic work initiatives

3. Current Petitions: The Committee will further consider the following current petitions—

PE701 Review of consultation arrangements regarding school closures and mergers. The Committee will consider any action to be taken on the petition.

PE702 Review of the Code of Conduct for Councillors 2003 regarding planning applications. The Committee will consider a response from the Standards Commission.

PE704 UNISON Scotland’s NHS Food for Good Charter. The Committee will consider responses from the Minister for Health and Community Care, the NHS Property Environment Forum and the petitioner.

PE712 Appropriate legal protection for greenbelt land.

PE724 Review of Executive policy on green belt sites. The Committee will consider any action to be taken on the petition.

PE734 Promoting the aims of the Global Campaign for Education. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and the Commissioner for Children and Young People.

PE740 Amending the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act regarding planning applications. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute and Planning Aid for Scotland.

PE771 Adequate guidance for local authorities to safeguard the provision of playing fields and recreational open space. The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive and sportscotland.

4. Witness expenses: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider petitions on NHS24 services in rural areas; Reform of the law of trust; Ban on smoking in public places; Review of distribution of Education Maintenance Allowance payments; Composition of the Justice Committees; and Planning applications for change of use of recreational spaces.

The Committee is also expected to give further consideration to petitions on the Electoral Commission’s role; Services for adults with learning disabilities living at home; School holidays; Provision of electricity for Gypsy/Traveller sites; Closure of Post Offices; Review of the operation and effectiveness of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976 and Upgrading the Laurencekirk/Marykirk junction on the A90.

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

The Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill Committee

23 February 2005

3rd Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 11.45 am in Committee Room 3

1. Consideration of late objection: The Committee will consider a paper on a late objection to the Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Bill.

Proposed future business

The Committee’s Preliminary Stage report is being debated by the Parliament on Wednesday 23 February. If the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Bill and that the Bill should proceed as a Private Bill, the Committee will begin its Consideration Stage proceedings in due course. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.



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