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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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
12 December 2007
11th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 3 and 4 in private.

2. The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the legislative consent memorandum lodged by John Swinney (LCM(S3) 3.1) and take evidence from—

Jim Mather MSP, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, Geoff Pearson, Team Leader, Third Sector and Economy Division, and Ross Lindsay, Policy Officer, Third Sector and Economy Division, Scottish Government.

3. Budget process 2008-09 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09.

4. Tourism inquiry: The Committee will discuss the approach to its tourism inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider an update on the Energy sector including the proposed UK Energy Bill, and a response from the Scottish Government to PE837 and PE969. The Committee will continue its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09, and also discuss its draft Energy Technologies Institute report. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the
end of the Bulletin
.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
12 December 2007
13th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 2 and any future consideration of the draft report to the Finance Committee on the budget process 2008-09 in private.

2. Budget process 2008-09 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee.

3. Graduate Endowment Abolition (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft stage 1 Report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider its draft report to the Finance Committee on the budget process 2008-09. It will also take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning on petition PE1046. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the
end of the Bulletin.

Health and Sport Committee
12 December 2007
12th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

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

the Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/522).

3. Inquiry into the balance of health care: The Committee will take evidence from—

Susan Manion, General Manager, Dunfermline and West Fife Community Health Partnership; Gerry Power, General Manager, Midlothian Community Health Partnership; Michael Johnson, Director of Clinical Services, Shetland Community Health Partnership and David Potter, General Manager, Annandale and Eskdale Local Health Partnership.

4. Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the bill and a list of candidates for the post of adviser.

5. Budget process 2008-09: The Committee will coinsider a draft report.

6. Health and Social Care Bill (UK Legislation) (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on LCM(S3) 5.1.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider its Balance of Care inquiry and its work programme. For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the
end of the Bulletin.

Local Government and Communities Committee
12 December 2007
13th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will consider whether to take item 3 and all future items relating to the draft report on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09 in private.

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

the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/514).

3. Budget process 2008-09: The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2008-09.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation; a draft report on the 2008-2009 budget; its approach to its future work on fuel poverty and its work programme.

The Committee expects to take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary on the Scottish Government’s "Firm Foundations" consultation report, from the Minister on the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Bill and to give further consideration to the "Elections 2007" reports at subsequent meetings.

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

Section C – Other Future Meetings

This section includes the agendas of other forthcoming meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit
4th Meeting, 2007
Wednesday 12 December 2007

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider potential follow up work from the auditors of Audit Scotland, HW Chartered Accountants, on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland’s fees and charges.

2. Commission working practices: The Commission will consider a paper on its working practices.

3. Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposals for 2008-09 (in private): The Commission will consider a draft report to the Parliament on Audit Scotland’s budget proposal for 2008-09.

Proposed future business

For further details, contact the Secretary to the Commission, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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