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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.

European and External Relations Committee
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private.

2. Inquiry into the transposition of EU directives: The Committee will take evidence from—

Lloyd Austin, Head of Conservation Policy, RSPB and Jonathan Hughes, Head of Policy, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Environment LINK

Andy Robertson, Chief Executive, National Farmers Union Scotland

Muriel Robison, Head of Legal, Equality and Human Rights Commission

and then from—

John Thomson, Director of Strategy & Communications and Bill Band, Strategy Communities Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage

Tom Axford, Corporate Secretary and Head of Legal and Estates and Jim Conlin, Environmental Regulation Manager, Scottish Water

3. ‘Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland’: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk.

4. Europe Day 2008: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk.

5. Scottish Government’s ‘A National Conversation’: The Committee will consider a paper by the Clerk.

Finance Committee
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Scottish Government responses: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s responses in relation to the following—

the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 (Modification) Order 2008 (SSI 2007/draft);

the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/549); and

the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Export and Movement Restrictions) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/552).

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

the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Members’ Remuneration and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2008 (SSI 2007/draft); and

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Prescribed Documents) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2007/draft).

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

the Inquiries (Scotland) Rules 2007 (SSI 2007/560);

the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Export Restrictions) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/562);

the Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/565);

the Scottish Police Services Authority (Staff Transfer) (No.2) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/576);

the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/577);

the Licensing (Transitional and Saving Provisions) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 (SSI 2007/573);

the Gambling Act 2005 (Review of Premises Licences) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/574); and

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Penalty Charge) Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/575).

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

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No.2) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/564);

the Local Electoral Administration and Registration Services (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No.3 and Transitional Provision) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/566);

the Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/567); and

the Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007 (Commencement No.2) Order 2007 (SSI 2007/568).

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