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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.

Equal Opportunities Committee
14th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Budget process should be taken in private at future meetings.

2. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2010-11: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11, from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Clare Hicks, Head of Pay and Reward, Health Directorates, and John Matheson, Director of Finance, Health Directorates, Scottish Government.

3. Female offenders in the criminal justice system inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Justice Committee
27th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

At 11.00 am

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

Not before 11.15 am

3. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2010-11: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11 from—

Chief Constable Pat Shearer, President, and Doug Cross, Chair of Finance Management Business Area, Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland;
Chief Constable Stephen House, and Allan Macleod, Director of Finance and Resources, Strathclyde Police;
Councillor Paul Rooney, Convener, Strathclyde Joint Police Board;

and then from—

Ken Ross, Scottish Secretary, Fire Brigades Union;
John Speed, Member of the National Committee, Prison Officers Association;
Calum Steele, General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation;
Dave Watson, Senior Policy Officer, Unison.

Finance Committee
23rd 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—

Martin Docherty, Policy and Research Officer, West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Services;
Anne Houston, Chief Executive, Children 1st;
Carolyn Roberts, Research and Influence Manager, Scottish Association for Mental Health.

2. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Financial Memorandum of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill from—

Nikki Brown, Deputy Director, Creative Scotland, Colin Miller, Public Bodies Policy Division, Mike Neilson, Director, Shane Rankin, Head of Scrutiny Bodies Project Team, and David Reid, Assistant Director, Finance, Scottish Government.

3. Review of the budget process: The Committee will consider a response from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth.

4. Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill.

5. Legal Services (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the Financial Memorandum of the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill.

6. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Public Petitions Committee
14th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. PE1169 Display of sexually graphic magazines and newspapers: The Committee will take evidence from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, George Burgess and Ann Oxley, Criminal Law and Licensing Division, Scottish Government;
Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People

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

PE1276 Age of retirement for judicial office holders
The Committee will take evidence from John Ferguson and James Strang
PE1280 Requirement for Fatal Accident Inquiry
The Committee will take evidence from Dr Kenneth Faulds and Julie Love
PE1261 Better regulation of houses in multiple occupation
PE1281 Better regulation of houses in multiple occupation and the distribution of licences
PE1273 Overnight running of freight trains
PE1282 Cessation of overseas aid and donations

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

PE1095 Protection from windfarm developments
PE1108 Availability of cancer treatment drugs
PE1155 Young offenders
PE1159 Healthcare for Gulf war veterans
PE1162 National concessionary fares scheme
PE1176 Review of criteria for listing historic buildings
PE1179 Acquired brain injury services
PE1180 Further Education provision for students with complex needs
PE1185 Inclusion of sewers and drains in road bonds
PE1219 Support for talented athletes
PE1247 Introduction of "McKenzie friend" in Scottish courts
PE1249 Party flats
PE1251 Microchip implanting of Scottish prisoners
PE1252 Convicted police officers
PE1253 Pre-NHS negligence compensation
PE1254 Amendment of Section 51 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.

4. Notification of new petitions: The Committee will consider a paper indicating new petitions lodged since the last Committee meeting.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
22nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Climate change - impact on employment and workplaces: The Committee will take evidence from—

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary, STUC;
Anne Douglas, National Secretary, and Paul Noon, General Secretary, Prospect;
Harry Cunningham, TUC Regional Education Officer, Scotland, TUC.

Not before 3.30 pm

2. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2010-11: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2010-11 from—

Charles Hoskins, Director of Projects, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport;
Councillor Steven Purcell, Leader of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Council;
Bob Darracott, Director of Planning and Transport, Renfrewshire Council.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
26th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Declaration of interests: Elaine Smith will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the response from the member in charge to points raised on the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

3. Public Services Reform (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.

4. Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

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

the Registration Services (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/314);
the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Quota and Third Country Fishing Measures and Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/317);
Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment No. 2) 2009 (SSI 2009/321);
the Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003 (The Meaning of Disqualified from Working with Children: Corresponding Disqualifications in Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/316);
the Food Labelling (Nutrition Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/328);
the Fodder Plant Seed (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/330);
the Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of North Strathclyde) etc. Order 2009 (SSI 2009/331);
the Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway) etc. Order 2009 (SSI 2009/332);
the Environmental Impact Assessment and Natural Habitats (Extraction of Minerals by Marine Dredging) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/333).

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

the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Commencement No. 2, Savings and Consequential Provisions) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/319);
Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment No.4) (Devolution Issues) 2009 (SSI 2009/322);
Act of Sederunt (Devolution Issues) (Appeals and References to the Supreme Court) 2009 (SSI 2009/323);
the Registration of Births, Still-births, Deaths and Marriages (Prescription of Forms) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/315);
the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/318);
Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules) Amendment (Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008) 2009 (SSI 2009/320).

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