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Section A – Today’s Business

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.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
3rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

1. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future (in private): The Committee will agree lines of questioning.

Not before 10:00 am

2. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future: The Committee will take evidence on the issues of affordability, energy prices and fuel poverty from—

Rev Dr Graham K Blount, Chair, Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum;

Norman Kerr, Director, Energy Action Scotland;

Jean Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Save Cash and Reduce Fuel (SCARF);

Jim Paterson, Sales and Marketing Director, Scottish Power.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
3rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft report on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill at this and future meetings should be taken in private.

2. New Horizons report by the Joint Future Thinking Taskforce on Universities: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sir Muir Russell, Joint Chair, Joint Future Thinking Taskforce on Universities;

David Caldwell, Director, Universities Scotland;

John F McClelland CBE, Chair, Scottish Funding Council;

Mary Senior, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Trades Union Congress.

3. Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 Report.

Local Government and Communities Committee
3rd Meeting, 2009

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 10 in private and whether to take its consideration of a draft report on the National Planning Framework 2 in private at future meetings.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Town and Country Planning (Grounds for Declining to Follow Recommendations) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, John McNairney, Deputy Director, Planning, Stephen Hall, Senior Planner, Alan Cameron, Senior Policy Officer, Planning, Norman MacLeod, Senior Principal Legal Officer, and Oonagh Gil, Deputy Chief Reporter, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP (Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change) to move S3M-3180 —

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Town and Country Planning (Grounds for Declining to Follow Recommendations) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

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

the Town and Country Planning (Development Planning) (Scotland) Regulations (SSI 2008/426);

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Development Planning) (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/427);

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Development Planning) (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/18).

5. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Town and Country Planning (Hierarchy of Developments) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, John McNairney, Deputy Director, Planning, Stephen Hall, Senior Planner, Alan Cameron, Senior Policy Officer, Planning, Norman MacLeod, Senior Principal Legal Officer, and Oonagh Gil, Deputy Chief Reporter, Scottish Government.

6. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP (Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change) to move S3M-3181 —

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Town and Country Planning (Hierarchy of Developments) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

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

the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/432);

the Town and Country Planning (Schemes of Delegation and Local Review Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/433);

the Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/434).

8. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Town and Country Planning (Amount of Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change, John McNairney, Deputy Director, Planning, Stephen Hall, Senior Planner, Alan Cameron, Senior Policy Officer, Planning, Norman MacLeod, Senior Principal Legal Officer, and Oonagh Gil, Deputy Chief Reporter, Scottish Government.

9. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Stevenson (Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change) to move S3M-3178 —

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Town and Country Planning (Amount of Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 be approved.

10. Work programme: The Committee will agree its approach to its work on Equal Pay.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
3rd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/417);

the Beef and Veal Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/418);

the Freshwater Fish Conservation (Prohibition on Fishing for Eels) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/419);

the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/423); and

the Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Amendment (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2008 (SSI 2008/425).

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 from—

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, Caroline Mair, Solicitor, Kirsten Simonnet-Lefevre, Principal Legal Officer, Ian Strachan, Head of Animal Welfare Branch, Rural Directorate, Andrew Voas, Veterinary Adviser, Rural Directorate, and Alan Williams, Divisional Solicitor, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Richard Lochhead MSP to move S3M-3113—

that the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee recommends that the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 be approved.

4. UK Marine and Coastal Access Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence on legislative consent memorandum LCM(S3) 14.1 from—

Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, Stuart Foubister, Deputy Director, Legal Department, and Linda Rosborough, Deputy Director, Marine Strategy Division, Scottish Government.

5. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Professor Jim Baird, Glasgow Caledonian University;

Pauline Hinchion, Chief Executive, Community Recycling Network Scotland;

Susan Love, Policy Manager, Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland;

Dirk Hazell, Chief Executive, Scottish Environmental Services Association.

6. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

Petition PE1047: Petition by Mark Carter, on behalf of the Hebridean Partnership, calling for the Scottish Parliament to consider and debate the failure of the existing coastal and marine national park/marine environmental protection process and the extent to which such failure is due to pressure from those individuals and industries which have a vested affiliated or commercial interest; and

Petition PE1081: Petition by Ronald Guild calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to seek a UK-wide reappraisal of all government, local authority and NGO maritime and maritme air space responsibilities and organisations, taking into account EU and International Maritime Organisation contexts and world-wide best practice.

7. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

8. Rural housing inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Meeting of the Parliament

2.30 pm Time for Reflection – Rt Rev David Lunan, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill—

S3M-3299 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motion—

S3M-3314 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 4 February 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: The Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2009

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 5 February 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Liberal Democrats Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Education and Lifelong Learning;
Europe, External Affairs and Culture

2.55 pm Scottish Government Debate: Early Years Framework

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Wednesday 11 February 2009

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 12 February 2009

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12 noon First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Stage 1 Debate: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Financial Resolution: Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

S3M-3315 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 27 March 2009.

S3M-3316 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 be completed by 13 February 2009.

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions—

S3M-3317 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Office of the Clerk—That the Parliament agrees that, between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, the Office of the Clerk will be open on all days except: Saturdays and Sundays, 27 November 2009, 24 December (pm), 25 and 28 December 2009, 1 and 4 January 2010, 2 and 5 April 2010 and 3, 28 and 31 May 2010.

S3M-3318 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Parliamentary Recess Dates—That the Parliament agrees the following parliamentary recess dates under Rule 2.3.1: 12 – 25 October 2009 (inclusive), 21 December 2009 – 4 January 2010 (inclusive), 15 – 21 February 2010 (inclusive) and 29 March – 11 April 2010 (inclusive).

S3M-3319 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 Modification Order 2009 be approved.

S3M-3320 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft International Organisations (Immunities and Privileges) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

S3M-3321 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Approval of SSI—That the Parliament agrees that the draft Private Landlord Registration (Modification) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business:

Debate on the subject of—

S3M-3073 Bill Kidd: Knightswood Youth Theatre Announced as a Winner of Philip Lawrence Awards—That the Parliament offers its congratulations to Knightswood Youth Theatre, which was announced a winner in the Philip Lawrence Awards, a prestigious national awards scheme that celebrates outstanding contributions made by young people to their community; commends the Knightswood Youth Theatre for bringing together young asylum seekers and refugees with young people from the local area to talk and share feelings, and commends its use of drama as a medium to increase mutual understanding and help the wider community gain a better understanding of young people’s views and aspirations on a wide range of controversial issues, including dawn raids, racism, alcoholism, divorce, bullying, teen suicide, friendship and romance.

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