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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.

Audit Committee
11th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda item 6 in private. It will also consider whether to take in private at its next meeting consideration of lines of questioning in relation to its inquiry into the section 22 reports by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled—

The 2003-04 Audit of Lews Castle College;
The 2003-04 Audit of West Lothian College; and
The 2003-04 Audit of Inverness College.

2. Debates in Parliament: The Committee will consider options for debating the work of the Committee in the Chamber.

3. AGS Section 22 Report on Argyll and Clyde Health Board Accounts: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive to its 1 st Report 2005 entitled “The 2003/04 Accounts of NHS Argyll and Clyde”.

4. Commissioning Community Care Services for Older People and Management of Community Equipment: The Committee will consider a response from the Scottish Executive to its 2 nd Report 2005 entitled “Community Care”.

5. Accounts Commission: The Committee will take evidence on the overview of the local authority audits 2004 from—

Alastair MacNish, Chairman of the Accounts Commission; Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General and Controller of Audit, David Pia, Director of Performance Audit Local Government, Gordon Smail, Senior Manager, Performance Audit and Bill Magee, Secretary, Audit Scotland.

6. AGS Section 22 Reports: The Committee will consider arrangements for its inquiry into the section 22 reports by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled-

The 2003-04 Audit of Lews Castle College;
The 2003-04 Audit of West Lothian College; and
The 2003-04 Audit of Inverness College.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
18th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Executive responses: The Committee will consider responses from the Scottish Executive to points raised on the following—

the Mental Health (Safeguards for Certain Informal Patients) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/draft);
the Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/257);
the Additional Support for Learning (Appropriate Agency Request Period and Exceptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/264);
the Additional Support for Learning (Changes in School Education) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/265); and
the Additional Support for Learning (Co-ordinated Support Plan) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/266).

2. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

the Dentists Act 1984 (Amendment) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/draft).

3. Instruments subject to annulment: The Committee will consider the following—

the Right to Purchase (Prescribed Persons) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2005, (SSI 2005/275).

4. Instruments not subject to Parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following—

the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.3) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/272);
the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.8) (Scotland) Order 2004 Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/273); and
the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No.9) (Scotland) Order 2004 Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/274).

Standards and Public Appointments Committee
4th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Items in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 6 and 7 in private.

2. Cross-Party Group on Scottish Writing and Publishing: The Committee will consider an application to establish a Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Writing and Publishing.

3. Cross-Party Group on Glasgow Crossrail: The Committee will consider an application to establish a Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Glasgow Crossrail.

4. Annual report: TheCommittee will consider whether to endorse its Annual Report for 2004-2005.

5. Complaints process: The Committee will resume its consideration of the complaints process.

6. Complaints: The Committee will undertake its initial consideration of reports from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

7. Complaint: TheCommittee will consider administrative arrangements for the handling of a report from the Scottish Parliamentary Standards Commissioner.

Enterprise and Culture Committee
13th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Inquiry into Scottish football: The Committee will take evidence from—

David Taylor, Chief Executive, Scottish Football Association;
Lex Gold, Executive Chairman, Scottish Premier League; and
Peter Donald, Secretary, Scottish Football League.

2. Inquiry into business growth: The Committee will take evidence from—

Frank Blin, Head of UK Research and Bruce Cartwright, Partner, Business Recovery Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

3. Inquiry into business growth (in private): The Committee will consider specific locations for fact-findings visits as part of its inquiry into business growth.

Health Committee
16th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate legislation: Rhona Brankin, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, to move motion S2M-2850—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 4) (Scotland) Order 2005 be approved.

2. Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

Justice 2 Committee
8th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

2. Youth Justice Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Local Government and Transport Committee
19th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Tendering of ferry services in the Clyde and Hebrides: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Jeanette Findlay, Department of Economics, University of Glasgow.

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



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