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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.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
21st Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from

Val Cox, Deputy Director, Community Care, Adam Rennie, Deputy Director, Community Care, Gillian Russell, Divisional Solicitor, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Nicholas Duffy, Solicitor, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, and Shane Rankin, Project Director, Scrutiny Bodies Team, Scottish Government;

and then from—

Alexis Jay, Chief Executive, Social Work Inspection Agency;

Jacquie Roberts, Chief Executive, Care Commission;

Graham Donaldson, HM Senior Chief Inspector, HM Inspectorate of Education;

Harry Stevenson, ADSW Executive Committee member, Association of Directors of Social Work;

Geraldine Doherty, Depute and Registrar, Scottish Social Services Council;

Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People;

Ruth Stark, Professional Officer, British Association of Social Workers;

Annie Gunner Logan, Director, Community Care Providers Scotland;

John Fair, Regional Officer, UNISON Scotland.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/210) from—

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, and Penny Curtis, Head of Kinship, Fostering and Adoption Team, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Children’s Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2009 (SSI 2009/211) from—

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Denise Swanson, Head of Children’s Hearings Team, and Laurence Sullivan, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

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

the Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/210);

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

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

Finance Committee
18th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

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

2. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Colin Miller, Public Bodies Policy Division, Ian Mitchell, Deputy Director: Public Bodies Policy - Scrutiny, Mike Neilson, Director, John St Clair, Lawyer, Constitutional and Civil Law Divisions, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, and Fiona Tyrell, Legislative Change Leader, Scrutiny Bodies Project Team, Scottish Government.

3. Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill.

4. Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
20th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. The Committee will also decide whether to consider the evidence heard on its inquiry into local government finance at future meetings in private.

2. Local Government Finance inquiry: The Committee will take evidence in a roundtable discussion from—

Professor Alan Alexander;

Jo Armstrong, Independent Consultant;

Professor Stephen Bailey, Professor of Public Sector Economics, Glasgow Caledonian University;

Professor Richard Kerley, Professor of Management and Vice Principal, Queen Margaret University;

Rt Hon Henry McLeish;

Angela Scott, Head of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in Scotland.

3. Work programme: The Committee will confirm decisions relating to its work programme.

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

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

5. Local Government Finance inquiry: The Committee will consider the main themes arising from oral evidence heard.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee

19th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private.

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

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

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

the Marketing of Horticultural Produce (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/225);

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 Horse Identification (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/231);

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

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

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

Libby Anderson, Policy Director, Advocates for Animals;

Professor Ian Boyd, Director, Sea Mammal Research Unit;

Brian Davidson, Association of Salmon Fishery Boards;

Colin Galbraith, Director, Policy and Advice, SNH;

Professor Phil Thomas, Chairman, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation;

and then from—

Rob Hastings, Director of the Marine Estate, the Crown Estate;

Captain Nigel Mills, Director of Marine Services, Orkney Islands Council;

Walter Speirs, Chair, Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers.

4. Budget process 2010-11 (Stage 1): The Committee will consider candidates for appointment as budget adviser.

5. Marine (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
22nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Marine (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to points raised on the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

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

the Civil Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (SG 2009/1743);

the Meat (Official Controls Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/262);

the Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/263);

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Devolved Public Bodies) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/286);

the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/288);

the Criminal Jurisdiction (Application to Offshore Renewable Energy Installations etc.) Order 2009 (SG 2009/1739);

the Debt Arrangement Scheme (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/258);

the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/273);

the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (Transitional Provisions) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/277);

the Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Codes of Conduct for Members of certain Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/287);

the Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/290);

the Maximum Number of Judges (Transitional Provision) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/291).

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

the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/240);

the Lands Tribunal for Scotland Amendment Rules 2009 (SSI 2009/259);

the Lands Tribunal for Scotland Amendment (Fees) Rules 2009 (SSI 2009/260);

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No.7) (Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007) 2009 (SSI 2009/283);

Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007) 2009 (SSI 2009/284);

Act of Sederunt (Ordinary Cause Rules Amendment) (Personal Injuries Actions) 2009 (SSI 2009/285);

the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/267);

the Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 7) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/269);

the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/275);

Act of Sederunt (Lands Valuation Appeal Court) 2009 (SSI 2009/295).

4. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its approach to oral evidence on the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill at its next meeting should be taken in private.

Health and Sport Committee
21st Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 3.15 pm in Committee Room 3

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private.

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

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 Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/215).

3. Budget process 2010-11 (Stage 2): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11.

4. Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Justice Committee
22nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 4.00 pm in Committee Room 2

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

the Knife Dealers (Licence Conditions) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/217);

the Knife Dealers (Exceptions) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/218).

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

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, George Burgess, Criminal Law and Licensing Division, Tony Rednall, Criminal Law and Licensing Division, Rachael Weir, Criminal Procedure Division, Craig McGuffie, Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, and Denise McKay, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider whether to accept into evidence further written submissions.

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

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