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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 Committee
16 September 2008
21st Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 10.15 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Colin McKay, Deputy Director, Legal System Division, Paul Johnston, Solicitor, Constitutional and Civil Law Division, Carol Snow, Solicitor, Constitutional and Civil Law Division, and Carole Johnston, Policy Adviser, Constitution, Law and Courts Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP to move S3M-2220—

That the Justice Committee recommends that the draft Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitional, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 be approved.

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

the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No.2) Order 2008 (SI 2008/1788).

5. Budget process 2009-10 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2009-10.

6. Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence sessions, in order to inform the drafting of its report.

7. Community Policing Inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill. The Committee expects to take evidence on the Budget process 2009-10 at subsequent meetings.

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

Finance Committee
16 September 2008
20th Meeting, 2008

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Financial Memorandum of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill from—

Jackie Baillie MSP;

David Cullum, Head of the Non-Executive Bills Unit, Scottish Parliament.

2. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the Disabled Persons’ Parking Places (Scotland) Bill at a future meeting should be taken in private and whether its consideration of papers on the Draft Budget 2009-10 should be taken in private at its next meeting.

3. Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill.

4. Correspondence from the Scottish Commission for Public Audit: The Committee will consider correspondence received from the Convener of the Scottish Commission for Public Audit.

5. Inquiry into the methods of funding capital investment projects (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard to date on the inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider papers from the Committee’s Budget Adviser on the Draft Budget 2009-10.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
16 September 2008
25th 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 National Health Service (Charges to Overesas Visitors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/290);

the Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Common Procurement Vocabulary Codes) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/291);

the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No.5) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/292).

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

the Adults with Incapacity (Electronic Communications) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

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

the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) (Scotland) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/302);

the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/294);

the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/295);

the Smoke Control Areas (Exempt Fireplaces) (Scotland) (No.2) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/296);

the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/297);

the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/298);

the Potatoes Originating in Poland (Notification) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/299);

the Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment Order 2008 (SSI 2008/300).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider the delegated powers in the Health Board Elections (Scotland) Bill and consider Scottish statutory instruments and other documents subject to parliamentary procedure.

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.

Meeting,

The Commission will meet at in

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Commission will decide whether to take item 3 in private, and whether to consider the evidence heard and discuss draft reports on its review of the corporate governance of Audit Scotland in private at future meetings.

2. Corporate governance of Audit Scotland: The Commission will take evidence on its review of the corporate governance of Audit Scotland from—

Tom McCabe MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, and Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Scottish Parliament.

3. Corporate governance of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider the issues arising from the evidence heard to date, in order to inform the next stage of its review.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 September, it is expected that the Committee will take further evidence on its review of the corporate governance of Audit Scotland.

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