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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

The Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill Committee
19 September 2005
13th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Consideration Stage Phase 1 from—

Group 47 (Starbank/Trinity Group B)

Objector’s witness—

Antony White, householder

Claire Rooney, householder.

Groups 12, 33, 34, 35, 36, 43, 45 and 47 (Route Selection)

Promoter’s witnesses—

Andrew J Oldfield, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

Les Buckman, Transport Planner, Steer Davies Gleave

Barry Cross, Project Development Director, tie ltd (not Group 47)

Stuart Turnbull, Divisional Director, Jacobs Babtie

Mark M Bain, Senior Engineer, Mott MacDonald

Neil Harper, Associate Partner, Brian Hannaby & Associates (not Group 47)

Karen Raymond, Principal Partner, Environmental Resources Management Ltd.

Group 12 (Route Selection)

Promoter’s witness—

Aileen Grant, Principal Planner, City Development Department, The City of Edinburgh Council.

Groups 33, 34, 35, 36, 43 and 45 (Reserved Passenger Transport Corridor)

Promoter’s witness—

Aileen Grant, Principal Planner, City Development Department, The City of Edinburgh Council.

Group 35 (OLE/Bridges and Viaducts)

Promoter’s witness—

Aileen Grant, Principal Planner, City Development Department, The City of Edinburgh Council.

Groups 33, 34, 35, 36 and 43 (Traffic Impacts and Accessibility of Stop Locations)

Promoter’s witness—

Les Buckman, Transport Planner, Steer Davies Gleave.

Group 36 and 43 (Stop at Roseburn)

Promoter’s witnesses—

Les Buckman, Transport Planner, Steer Davies Gleave

Mark M Bain, Senior Engineer, Mott MacDonald (not Group 36).

Group 33 (Traffic potential and Tram Stops)

Promoter’s witness—

Scott McIntosh, Senior Consultant in Light Rail, Mott MacDonald.

Groups 33, 34, 35, 36, 43 and 45 (Visual/Amenity Impacts, Vegetation – Security and Privacy)

Promoter’s witness—

Karen Raymond, Principal Partner, Environmental Resources Management Ltd.

Groups 33 and 43 (Air Quality)

Promoter’s witness—

Karen Raymond, Principal Partner, Environmental Resources Management Ltd.

Group 35 (Impact on Bridges)

Promoter’s witness—

Karen Raymond, Principal Partner, Environmental Resources Management Ltd.

2. Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider evidence taken during the day.

Proposed future business

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

Audit Committee
20 September 2005
14th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. NHS Financial Performance Overview and NHS Argyll and Clyde (in private): The Committee will consider lines of questioning for the witness at agenda item 3.

2. Items in Private: The Committee will consider whether to take agenda items 7, 8, 9 and 10 in private.

3. NHS Financial Performance Overview and NHS Argyll and Clyde: The Committee will take evidence on Scottish Executive Health Department responses to its reports entitled—

5th report 2005 "Overview of the Financial Performance of the NHS in Scotland 2003/04" and 1st report 2005 "The 2003/04 Accounts of NHS Argyll and Clyde"

from—

Dr Kevin Woods, Head of the Scottish Executive Health Department and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland; Alistair Brown, Head of Performance Management; Mike Palmer, Deputy Director of Human Resources; Jill Alexander, Head of Analytical Services; and Julie McKinney, Finance Manager, Scottish Executive Health Department.

4. AGS Report on Delayed Discharges: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Moving on? An overview of delayed discharges in Scotland" (AGS/2005/4).

5. AGS Report on Medicines in Hospital: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "A Scottish prescription: Managing the use of medicines in hospitals" (AGS/2005/5).

6. Scottish Prison Service: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on the section 22 report entitled "The 2004/05 Audit of the Scottish Prison Service".

7. NHS Financial Performance Overview and NHS Argyll and Clyde: The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 2.

8. Consideration of Approach to AGS Reports: The Committee will consider its approach to the reports by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled "Moving on? An overview of delayed discharges in Scotland" (AGS/2005/4), "A Scottish prescription: Managing the use of medicines in hospitals" (AGS/2005/5) and the section 22 report entitled "The 2004/05 Audit of the Scottish Prison Service".

9. AGS Section 22 Reports: The Committee will consider a draft report on 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

The 2003-04 Audit of Inverness College.

10. AGS Report on Bowel Cancer Services: The Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into the report by the Auditor General for Scotland entitled "A Review of Bowel Cancer Services: An early diagnosis" (AGS/2005/2).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 November it is expected that the Committee will consider published AGS Reports and draft Committee reports as required. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Finance Committee
20 September 2005
20th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: The new member of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a new Deputy Convener.

3. Efficient Government: The Committee will consider a paper from the budget adviser.

4. Budget Process 2006 - 07: The Committee will consider a paper from the budget adviser and will also consider guidance for the Parliamentary subject committees.

5. Subordinate Legislation Inquiry into the Regulatory Framework in Scotland: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Subordinate Legislation Committee.

6. Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Financial Memorandum for the Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Bill.

7. St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 September it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence on Performance Monitoring; its submission to the Subordinate Legislation Inquiry into the Regulatory Framework in Scotland; and its approach to financial memoranda. In future the Committee will continue to take evidence on its cross-cutting expenditure review of deprivation; scrutinise the Executive’s budget proposals for 2006-07; and scrutinise the financial memoranda of Bills at subsequent meetings. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
20 September 2005
25th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

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

the Tuberculosis (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/434).

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

the Dissolution of Funding Councils (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/437);

the Registration of Fish Sellers and Buyers and Designation of Auction Sites (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/438);

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Transfer of Scottish Homes Property and Liabilities) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/439);

the Mental Health (Period for Appeal) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/441);

the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland (Procedure and Delegation of Functions) (No.2) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/442);

the Mental Health (Certificates for Medical Treatment) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/443);

the Mental Health (Forms and Documents) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/444);

the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification of Subordinate Legislation) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/445);

the Mental Health (Class of Nurse) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/446);

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/448);

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/449);

the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/450);

the Legal Aid in Contempt of Court Proceedings (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/451);

the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (Transitional and Savings Provision) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/452); and

the Fire and Rescue Services (Framework) (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/453).

3. Instruments not laid before the Parliament: The Committee will consider the following—

the Mental Health (Class of Nurse) (Scotland) Revocation Order 2005, (SSI 2005/447); and

the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No.1) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/454).

4. Sewel Convention: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the Procedures Committee in relation to the Sewel Convention.

5. Inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland: The Committee will consider the response from the Scottish Executive to its phase 1 report on the inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 September it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish statutory instruments and other documents subject to Parliamentary procedure.

The Committee will also take evidence on phase 2 of the inquiry into the regulatory framework in Scotland. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Enterprise and Culture Committee
20 September 2005
19th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

2. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose a Deputy Convener.

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

Tony Amor, Chief Executive, ITI Energy, John Chiplin, Chief Executive, ITI Life Sciences, David Creed, Chief Executive, ITI Techmedia, and Roger Dickinson, Chief Executive, ITI Operations;

Gerard Kelly, Scottish Enterprise, and Gavin Don, Equitas;

Peter Syme, David Sigsworth and Ricky Muir-Simpson, ACM Catalyst.

4. Reform of bankruptcy and diligence law: The Committee will consider whether to seek approval to appoint an adviser on forthcoming legislation to reform bankruptcy and diligence law.

5. St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider emerging issues from its consideration of the general principles of the Bill.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 September 2005 it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on its inquiry into business growth, will consider a revised stage 1 report on the St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Bill and consider a draft report on its inquiry into Scottish football.

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

Health Committee
20 September 2005
22nd Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

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

2. Subordinate legislation: Lewis Macdonald MSP, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care, to move the following motions—

S2M-3237— That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 9) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/421) be approved; and

S2M-3238—That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (West Coast) (No. 10) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/431) be approved.

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

the Mental Health (Specified Persons’ Correspondence) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/408);

the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) Rules 2005, (SSI 2005/420);

the Regulation of Care (Prescribed Registers) (Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/432); and

the Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/435).

4. National Framework for Service Change in the NHS in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from Professor David Kerr, Chair of the Advisory Group, on its report.

5. Budget Process 2006-07: The Committee will take evidence from the following officials from the Scottish Executive Health Department on the Efficient Government Programme—

Dr Kevin Woods, Head of Health Department and Chief Executive of NHS in Scotland;

Sandy Agnew, Efficient Government Programme Co-ordinator;

Bill Scott, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer; and

Adam Rennie, Head of Community Care Division.

6. Budget Process 2006-07: The Committee will consider the main themes of its evidence session in order to inform the drafting of its report on the 2006-07 Draft Budget.

7. Abolition of Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will give further consideration to the format and timetable for its oral evidence taking at Stage 1.

Proposed future business

At its meeting on 27 September the Committee will take evidence on the Human Tissue (Scotland) Bill, and this will continue in subsequent meetings. The Committee will also consider the Abolition of Prescription Charges (Scotland) Bill later in the year. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Justice 2 Committee
20 September 2005
22nd Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 September the Committee will further consider the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Bill. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

Local Government and Transport Committee
20 September 2005
24th Meeting, 2005

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Declaration of interests: The new member of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 27 September it is expected that the Committee will continue its consideration of the Licensing (Scotland) Bill at stage 2 and will consider a Sewel motion on the Civil Aviation Bill.

The Committee expects to continue its stage 2 consideration of the Licensing (Scotland) Bill 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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