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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

Waverley Railway (Scotland) Bill Committee

28 February 2005

2nd Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Langlee Community Centre, Galashiels

1. Bill notification arrangements: The Committee will consider a paper prepared by the promoter on its notification arrangements and will take evidence from—

Alison Gorlov, Parliamentary Agent, John Kennedy & Co

Ashley Parry Jones, Referencing Manager, LandAspects

David Fish, Principal Surveyor and Property Manager, LandAspects.

2. Oral evidence on the general principles of the Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Panel 1

David Hume, Chief Executive, Scottish Borders Council

Andrew Holmes, Director of City Development, City of Edinburgh Council

David Williamson, Head of Planning, Strategic Services, Midlothian Council

Dr Mark B. Brown, Executive Director, Consulting, Halcrow

Peter Wood, Managing Director, Tribal HCH

Panel 2

David Fox, Director, Turner and Townsend

Peter Wood, Managing Director, Tribal HCH

David Webster, Technical Director, Scott Wilson Scotland

Dr Mark B. Brown, Executive Director, Consulting, Halcrow

Tony Rose, Assistant Director, Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Panel 3

Jim McFarlane, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothians

Panel 4

David Gass, Chief Executive, Scottish Enterprise Borders

Nigel Watson, Director of Physical Business Infrastructure, Scottish Enterprise Borders

Riddell Graham, former Chief Executive, Scottish Borders Tourist Board

Panel 5

Anne Borthwick, Chairperson, Campaign for Borders Rail

George Fraser, Founder Member, Campaign for Borders Rail

Panel 6

Neil McCowan, Director, Turner & Townsend

Panel 7

Grahame Barn, Director, Federation of Master Builders

Allan Lundmark, Director of Planning and Communications, Homes for Scotland

Panel 8

Bryan McGrath, Assistant Head of Economic Development, Scottish Borders Council

David Williamson, Head of Planning, Strategic Services, Midlothian Council

Lesley Martin, Assistant Head of Planning and Implementation, Scottish Borders Council

John Inman, Acting Strategy Manager, City Development Department, City of Edinburgh Council

Peter Wood, Managing Director, Tribal HCH

Panel 9

David Williamson, Head of Planning, Strategic Services, Midlothian Council

Lesley Martin, Assistant Head of Planning and Implementation, Scottish Borders Council

John Inman, Acting Strategy Manager, City Development Department, City of Edinburgh Council

Alison Gorlov, Parliamentary Agent, John Kennedy & Co

Dr Mark Robertson, Partner and Head of Consulting, Ryden.

Proposed future business

At future meetings, the Committee will continue its consideration of the Bill at Preliminary Stage. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Education Committee

2 March 2005

6th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 March, it is expected that the Committee will continue to 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.



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