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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
28 February 2007
6th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Subordinate legislation: Des McNulty MSP (Deputy Minister for Communities) to move S2M-5588, in the name of Rhona Brankin MSP—

That the Communities Committee recommends that the draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 be approved.

2. Subordinate legislation: Des McNulty MSP (Deputy Minister for Communities) to move S2M-5623, in the name of Rhona Brankin MSP—

That the Communities Committee recommends that the draft Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Order 2007 be approved.

3. Subordinate legislation: Des McNulty MSP (Deputy Minister for Communities) to move S2M-5586, in the name of Rhona Brankin MSP—

That the Communities Committee recommends that the draft Housing Support Grant (Scotland) Order 2007 be approved.

4. Draft Scottish Planning Policy: The Committee will take evidence on draft Scottish Planning Policy 10: Planning for Waste Management from—

Iain Gulland, Community Recycling Network Scotland and Ann Coleman, Greengairs Environmental Forum

and then from—

Professor James Baird, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management and Colin Paterson and Patricia Hawthorn, Scottish Environmental Services Association

and then from—

Katherine Donachie and John Ferguson, Scottish Environment Protection Agency; Malcolm Macleod, Scottish Society of Directors of Planning; Graham U’ren, Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland; and Kathy Cameron and Gordon Pollock, COSLA.

5. Legacy paper (in private): The Committee will consider its draft legacy paper.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 13 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider the oral evidence from Rhona Brankin MSP (Minster for Communities) on draft Scottish Planning Policy 10: Planning for Waste Management.

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

Environment and Rural Development Committee
28 February 2007
9th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

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

the Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2007, (SSI 2007/63); and
the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2007, (SI 2007/286).

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether consideration of its draft legacy paper should be taken in private at future meetings until it is agreed.

3. Petitions: The Committee will consider correspondence from Mr Mark Ruskell MSP regarding its consideration of petitions PE956 and PE982 on ship-to-ship transfer of oil in the Firth of Forth.

4. Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

5. Marine environment inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 6 March, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation, including the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 and the draft National Waste Management Plan for Scotland Regulations 2007.

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

Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Bill Committee
1 March 2007
2nd Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 12.45 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 2 and 3 in private and whether to consider its draft Consideration Stage and European Protected Species reports in private at future meetings.

2. Draft Consideration Stage report: The Committee will consider a draft Consideration Stage report.

3. Draft report on European Protected Species: The Committee will consider a draft report on European Protected Species.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting the Committee may consider further drafts of its reports.

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

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