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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

Justice 1 Committee
6 December 2006
48th Meeting, 2006

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in Committee Room 6

1. Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 of the Bill from—

Phyllis Craig, Clydeside Action on Asbestos;

Tommy Gorman, Clydebank Asbestos Group; and

Ian Babbs, Asbestos Action Tayside

and then from—

Frank Maguire, Thompsons Solicitors; and

Ronald Conway, Bonar and Co. Solicitors

and then from—

Lisa Marie Williams, Association of British Insurers;

David Taylor, Forum of Insurance Lawyers; and

Ian Johnston, Forum of Scottish Claims Managers.

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

the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 2006, (SSI 2006/539).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 December, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on the Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill.

The Committee expects to consider the possible contents of its draft Stage 1 report on the Rights of Relatives to Damages (Mesothelioma) (Scotland) Bill at future 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
6 December 2006
35th Meeting, 2006

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Public petition: The Committee will consider petition PE941 from Frank Buckley, on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Salmon and Sea Trout, calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to ensure greater protection for the rivers, streams and lochs of Scotland, such as Loch Broom and the River Gruinard, from fish farms developments.

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

the EC Fertilisers (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/543);

the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/548);

the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Third Party Representations etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/553); and

the Water Environment (Relevant Enactments) Order 2006, (SSI 2006/554).

Not before 11.30am—

3. EU Issues: The Committee will take evidence on EU issues, principally the December 2006 meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council and the rural development programme, from—

Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development, Andrew Mackie, Environment Group, Ingrid Clayden, Rural Group, and Frank Strang, Sea Fisheries Conservation Division, Scottish Executive.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 December, the Committee will take evidence on sustainable development issues.

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

Communities Committee
6 December 2006
33rd Meeting, 2006

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 5

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 in private and whether to consider its draft Stage 1 report on the Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill in private at future meetings.

2. Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill from Hugh Henry MSP, Minister for Education and Young People.

3. Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to its Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider a report from Professor Bramley on Local Housing Needs and the Affordability Models for Scotland.

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

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