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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
9 March 2005
7th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Item in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: Johann Lamont MSP(Deputy Minister for Communities) to move the following motion—

S2M-2404 That the Communities Committee recommends that the draft Housing Support Grant ( Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

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

the Housing Revenue Account General Fund Contribution Limits ( Scotland Order 2005 (SSI 2005/62).

4. Draft Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) 16: Opencast Coal: The Committee will take evidence on the Executive’s draft planning guidance on the working of opencast coal from—

Johann Lamont MSP, Deputy Minister for Communities.

5. The proposed housing bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Bill at Stage 1.

Proposed future business

At its meeting on 16 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider petitions PE650, PE728 and PE769.

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

Justice 1 Committee
9 March 2005
7th 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 3 in private.

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

The European Communities (Matrimonial and Parental Responsibility Jurisdiction and Judgements) ( Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/42).

3. Family Law ( Scotland) Bill: The Committee will hear a briefing from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) on the Bill.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 March, it is expected that the Committee will hear oral evidence on the Family Law ( Scotland) Bill from the relevant Scottish Executive Bill Team; and will consider a paper on its consideration of Alternatives to Custody.

The Committee expects to consider Stage 2 of the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences ( 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 March 2005
8th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

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

the Water (Prevention of Pollution) (Code of Practice) ( Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/63);
the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme ( Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/64);
the Possession of Pesticides ( Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/66);
the Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/67);
the Potatoes Originating in the Netherlands (Notification) ( Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/73); and
the Potatoes Originating in the Netherlands ( Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/74).

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

4. Environmental Assessment ( Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Bill at Stage 1, should it be designated as lead committee.

5. Inquiry into climate change (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into climate change.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider a further draft report on its inquiry into climate change (in private). For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.



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