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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

Health and Sport Committee
9 January 2008
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

the Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/534);

the Fishery Products (Official Control Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, (SSI 2007/537); and

the Meat (Official Control Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2007, (SSI2007/538)

2. Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence from—

Molly Robertson, Bill Team Leader, Kirsty Finlay, Legal Directorate, Dr Sara Davies, Medical Adviser, and David Wallace, Air, Noise and Nuisance Team, Scottish Government;

Ken Macintosh MSP;

Kathy Banks, the Sunbed Association, Professor James Ferguson, the Photobiology Unit, University of Dundee, and John Sleith, Council Member, Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 January it is expected that the Committee will consider the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Bill.

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
9 January 2008
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 6, and equivalent items at later meetings during the inquiry, in private.

2. Rural housing inquiry: The Committee will consider its approach to, and a draft remit for, the inquiry.

3. European Commission Work Programme: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Convener of the European and External Relations Committee regarding the European Commission’s work programme for 2008.

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

the Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/559); and

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

5. Flooding and flood management inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Professor John Mitchell, Director of Climate Science, and Stephen Noyes, Director of Operations and Customer Services, the Meteorological Office,

and agree other witnesses to be invited to give oral evidence in the inquiry.

6. Flooding and flood management inquiry: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting with a view to identifying preliminary conclusions.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 January, the Committee expects to take evidence on its flooding and flood management inquiry.

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

Audit Committee
11 January 2008
1st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Chamber, Council Buildings, Stornoway, Western Isles

1. Declaration of Interests: Derek Brownlee MSP will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Section 22 Report on Western Isles Health Board: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into the Auditor General for Scotland’s Section 22 Report on the 2006/07 Audit of the Western Isles Health Board from—

Ronnie Cleland, former Interim Chair and Malcolm Wright, former Interim Chief Executive NHS Western Isles;

and then from—

Donnie Macleod, former Director of Finance NHS Western Isles;

and then from—

Mr John Turner, Acting Chief Executive and Mr John Angus Mackay, Chair NHS Western Isles;

and then from—

Kevin Woods, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General Health, Paul Martin, Director of Health Workforce, Alex Smith, Director of Health Finance and Alastair Brown, Deputy Director of Delivery, Scottish Government.

3. Consideration of evidence (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence taken at agenda item 2.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 January it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on the Auditor’s General for Scotland’s report "Dealing with offending by young people" (AGS2007/4.)

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

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