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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
12 May 2009
14th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

The Right Hon Lord Hamilton, Lord President and Lord Justice General, The Right Hon Lord Gill, Lord Justice Clerk, and Carolyn Breeds, Deputy Legal Secretary to the Lord President;

and then from—

Sheriff Michael Fletcher, and Sheriff Nigel Morrison QC, Sheriffs’ Association;

Johan Findlay, Chairman, and Robin White, Committee Member, Scottish Justices Association;

and then from—

The Right Hon Lord Cullen, and Professor Jan McDonald, the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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

the Victim Notification (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/142).

3. Budget process 2010-11 - appointment of adviser: The Committee will consider whether to seek approval for the appointment of an adviser.

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2008 to 8 May 2009.

5. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider whether to accept into evidence further written submissions received in response to the call for evidence.

6. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence session.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May in Alloa Town Hall, it is expected that the Committee will begin taking evidence on the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

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

Finance Committee
12 May 2009
12th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Strategic budget scrutiny: The Committee will take evidence from—

Gordon Edwards, Corporate Director for Resources Management, Aberdeen City Council;

Susan Goldsmith, Director of Finance, NHS Lothian;

Councillor Baillie Gordon Matheson, City Treasurer, Glasgow City Council;

Craig Marriott, Director of Finance, NHS Dumfries and Galloway;

and then from—

Richard Ackroyd, Chief Executive, and Douglas Millican, Finance and Regulation Director, Scottish Water;

David Middleton, Chief Executive, and Frances Duffy, Director of Strategy and Investment, Transport Scotland;

Michael Levack, Chief Executive, Scottish Building Federation;

and then from—

David Caldwell, Director, Universities Scotland;

Andrew Livingstone, Director of Finance and Audit, Skills Development Scotland;

Chris Travis, Chief Executive, Association of Scotland’s Colleges;

and then from—

Kirsten Gooday, Policy and Development Manager, Community Care Providers Scotland;

Ian McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Scottish Pre-School Play Association;

Liz Rowlett, Senior Policy, Information and Parliamentary Officer, Scottish Disability Equality Forum;

Ruchir Shah, Head of Policy and Research Department, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations;

Ella Simpson, Chief Executive, The Rock Trust.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth on its strategic budget scrutiny inquiry.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
12 May 2009
16th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the delegated powers in the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Lynn Henni, Bill Team Leader, and Laurence Sullivan, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

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

the Adoption Support Services and Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/152);

the Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/153);

the Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/154);

the Rural Development Contracts (Land Managers Options) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/155);

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Members of the Association of Commercial Attorneys in the Sheriff Court) 2009 (SSI 2009/162);

the National Health Service (Appointment of Consultants) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/166);

the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Supervision Requirement Reports in Applications for Permanence Orders) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/169);

the Applications to the Court of Session to Annul Convention Adoptions or Overseas Adoptions (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/170).

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

Act of Sederunt (Sections 25 to 29 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990) (Association of Commercial Attorneys) 2009 (SSI 2009/163);

the Fees in the Registers of Scotland Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/171);

the Damages (Asbestos-related Conditions) (Scotland) Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/172).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May, it is expected that the Committee will 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.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
13 May 2009
15th 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 consider lines of questioning.

Not before 10:00 AM

2. Determining and delivering Scotland’s energy future: The Committee will take evidence from—

Jim Mather, Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism, David Rennie, Branch Head Energy Markets, Colin Imrie, Deputy Director Energy Markets, Sue Kearns, Head of Renewable Energy, and Stuart Strachan, Policy Adviser Renewable Energy, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 20 May, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on the Arbitration (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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
13 May 2009
14th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Donald Gunn MacDonald, Vice President, Scottish Parent Councils Association;

Sandy Longmuir, Chair, Scottish Rural Schools Network;

Vincent Waters, National Secretary, Association of Scottish Community Councils;

Judith Gillespie, Development Manager, Scottish Parent Teacher Council.

2. PE1022: The Committee will consider a Petition by Dr Murray Hill calling on the Scottish Parliament to debate the urgent need to make a step-change in strategy and vigorously promote foreign language learning and intercultural awareness in Scotland’s schools, colleges and universities.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 20 May 2009, it is expected that the Committee will continue to consider the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Bill.

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

Health and Sport Committee
13 May 2009
15th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Mary Cuthbert, Head of Tobacco, Sexual Health and HIV Team, Public Health and Health Improvement Directorate, Rosemary Lindsay, Principal Legal Officer, Solicitors Health and Community Care Division, Legal Directorate, Kathleen Preston, Solicitor, Solicitors Health and Community Care Division, Legal Directorate, and Jonathan Pryce, Head of Primary Care Division, Primary and Community Care Directorate, Scottish Government.

2. Inquiry into child and adolescent mental health services (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

3. Pathways into sport inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 20th May, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
13 May 2009
14th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Local Government and Housing Act 1989 Amendment (Scotland) Order 2009 from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and David Henderson, Head of Local Government Finance Division, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: John Swinney MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth) to move S3M-4037—

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that the draft Local Government and Housing Act 1989 Amendment (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

3. Child poverty in Scotland inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 20 May it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on Single Outcome Agreements, consider its approach to an inquiry into Local Government Finance.

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
13 May 2009
13th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5 and 6 in private, and whether to take future draft reports on its inquiry into the pig industry in private.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Community Right to Buy (Definition of Excluded Land) (Scotland) Order 2009 from—

Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Environment, David Brew, Head of Rural Communities Division, and Heather Holmes, Head of Community Assets Branch, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Roseanna Cunningham MSP (Minister for Environment) to move S3M-4036—

that the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee recommends that the draft Community Right to Buy (Definition of Excluded Land) (Scotland) Order 2009 be approved.

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

the Community Right to Buy (Prescribed Form of Application and Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/156); and

the Crofting Community Body (Prescribed Form of Application and Notice) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/160).

5. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme in light of its recent visit to Brussels to discuss European Union issues.

6. Pig industry: The Committee will consider a discussion paper.

7. Marine (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a paper on the initial selection of witnesses for future meetings.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 20 May, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation and its approach to Stage 2 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill.

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

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
1st Meeting, 2009
Wednesday 13 May 2009

The Commission will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Audit Scotland’s response to the Commission’s 2nd Report 2008 on Audit Scotland’s Expenditure Proposals for 2009-10, and Audit Scotland’s provisional budget estimate for 2010-11: The Commission will take evidence from—

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy, and Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services, Audit Scotland.

2. Economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland: The Commission will consider correspondence from Audit Scotland in relation to follow-up work by the auditors of Audit Scotland on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness examination of Audit Scotland’s fees and charges, and will take evidence from—

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy, Barbara Hurst, Director of Public Reporting, and Diane McGiffen, Director of Corporate Services, Audit Scotland.

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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