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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 June 2009
20th 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 its consideration of an issues paper and draft report on the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill should be taken in private at future meetings.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of the appointment of an adviser for its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2010-11 should be taken in private at its next meeting.

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

Alan McCreadie, Deputy Director Law Reform, and John Loudon, Convener of the Licensing Law Sub-Committee, Law Society of Scotland;

and then from—

Assistant Chief Constable Iain Livingstone, Lothian and Borders Police, Inspector Gordon Hunter, Lothian and Borders Police, and Superintendent John Farrell, Strathclyde Police, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland;

and then from—

Paul Waterson, Chief Executive, and Colin Wilkinson, Secretary, Scottish Licensed Trade Association;

Paul D. Smith, Executive Director, Noctis;

Paul Smith, Vice-Chairman, Scottish Late Night Operators Association;

Patrick Browne, Chief Executive, Scottish Beer and Pub Association;

and then from—

Councillor Marjorie Thomas, Chair, City of Edinburgh Licensing Board;

Mairi Millar, Senior Solicitor and Assistant Clerk, City of Glasgow Licensing Board;

Frank Jensen, Legal Team Leader, Fife Council;

Sylvia Murray, Policy Manager, COSLA.

4. 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 23 June, it is expected that the Committee will complete its oral evidence taking 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.

European and External Relations Committee
16 June 2009
10th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 6, 7 and 8 in private.

2. China Plan inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Tom McCabe MSP, Convener of Cross Party Group on China;

Professor Jane Duckett, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Politics and Director of Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research, University of Glasgow;

Lynn Lau, Head of Asia Pacific Development, Standard Life.

3. Presidency of the Council of the European Union: The Committee will consider a report from the visit to Stockholm.

4. Ministerial correspondence: The Committee will consider correspondence with the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution.

5. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee will consider the latest issue of the Brussels Bulletin.

6. EU Budget Review inquiry: The Committee will consider its approach to Phase Two of the inquiry.

7. European Union early intervention issues: The Committee will consider its approach to European Union early intervention issues.

8. China Plan inquiry: The Committee will consider the key themes arising from the evidence session.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 September, the Swedish Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Staffan Carlsson, will present the Swedish Presidency’s European Union priorities to the Committee.

At its meeting on 29 September, the Committee will take evidence from the Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution on the Scottish Government’s European Union interests.

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

Finance Committee
16 June 2009
16th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 3 and 4 in private and whether to consider its approach to scrutiny of the 2010-11 Draft Budget in private at its next meeting.

2. Scottish Futures Trust: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sir Angus Grossart, Chair, and Barry White, Chief Executive, Scottish Futures Trust.

3. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the
Bill at Stage 1.

4. Review of the budget process: The Committee will consider further evidence heard on the inquiry.

5. Public Sector Pay (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

6. Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill .

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 June, it is expected that the Committee will consider its approach to scrutiny of the 2010-11 Draft Budget.

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

Public Petitions Committee
16 June 2009
11th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider the following new petitions—

PE1259 Guidlines on Vitamin D supplements. The Committee will take evidence from — Ryan McLaughlin Alan McLaughlin David McNiven, Director, MS Society Scotland; and Sreeram Ramagopalan, University Department of Clinical Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

PE1255 Rosyth Bypass

PE1256 Sport facilities for primary schools

PE1257 Solicitors acting as court reporters

PE1258 Fairer funding framework for the voluntary sector

2. Consideration of current petitions: The Committee will consider the following current petitions—

PE1052 Promoting the services of independent midwives

PE1073 Catholics in prison

PE1083 Local museums

PE1098 Mandatory fitting of seatbelts on school buses

PE1223 School bus safety

PE1106 Review of the Stewart Committee report

PE1135 Review of guidelines to allow healthy gay and bisexual men to donate blood

PE1147 Review of fire service boards

PE1150 Support for Community prisons

PE1158 Cuts in public and voluntary sector services

PE1167 Befriending services

PE1189 Standards of social rented housing

PE1236 A90/A937 safety improvements

PE1238 Situation in the Middle East

PE1239 Same sex marriage

PE1240 Welfare of Siamese fighting fish

PE1242 International Development and the G20 summit

PE1243 Healthcare provision in rural areas

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 8 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider new petitions on faith schools; disabled toilets; the future of prison officers’ social clubs; recognition of children with support needs in school closure guidelines; inquiry into the impact of school and nursery closures; flawed consultation process in school relocation and implementation of asbestos management plan in school buildings. The Committee is also expected to further consider current petitions on sleep disorders; protection from broken glass; protection of common good sites; violence against women; national and regional transport strategies; local community libraries; inheritance law; beneficiary under Succession law; ban on snares; Scottish Agricultural Wages Board; A92 upgrade; support and promotion of bone marrow services; bus services in rural areas; licensing reform impact in rural areas; outbreak of clostridium difficile; processing of biological information; review of contract - HMP Kilmarnock and provision of full fat milk in schools.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
16 June 2009
20th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

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

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

the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/draft).

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

the Radioactive Contaminated Land (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/202);

the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/203);

the National Health Service (Superannuation Scheme, Pension Scheme and Injury Benefits) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/208);

the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/209);

the Children’s Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2009 (SSI 2009/211);

the Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2009 (SSI 2009/212);

the Town and Country Planning (Temporary Stop Notice) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/213);

the Smoke Control Areas (Exempt Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/214);

the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/216);

the Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/220);

the Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/221);

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Development Management and Appeals) (Saving, Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/222);

the Seed (Scotland) (Amendments for Conservation Varieties) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/223);

the Seed Potatoes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/226);

the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/227);

the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/228);

the Control of Salmonella in Poultry (Breeding, Laying and Broiler Flocks) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/229);

the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/230);

the Brucellosis (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/232);

the Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/233);

the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/234).

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

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 9) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/219);

the Serious Crime Act 2007 (Commencement No. 2) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/224).

5. Draft report on SSIs laid in 2008: The Committee will consider a draft report on SSIs laid in 2008.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 23 June, 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.

Public Audit Committee
17 June 2009
12th 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 9 in private.

2. Audit Scotland annual report: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on the "Audit Scotland annual report for 2008-09".

3. Information issues identified in recent Audit Scotland reports on the NHS in Scotland: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on information issues identified in recent Audit Scotland reports on the NHS in Scotland.

4. Scottish Government progress report: The Committee will consider a progress report from the Scottish Government on recommendations made by the Committee.

5. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Managing the use of medicines in hospitals - a follow up review".

6. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officers on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Drug and alcohol services in Scotland".

7. Section 23 report: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Central government’s use of consultancy services - how government works".

8. Section 22 report: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer to the Committee’s report entitled "The Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer 2006/07 and 2007/08 Accounts".

9. Consideration of approach The Committee will consider its approach to evidence-taking on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Overview of mental health services".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 September, it is expected that the Committee will consider further briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland in relation to reports he has recently published.

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

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