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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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
25 November 2009
31st Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. An inquiry into the way forward for Scotland’s banking, building society and financial services sector inquiry: The Committee will take evidence from—

Stephen Hester, Group Chief Executive, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group;

and then from—

Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor of the Financial Times, in charge of global markets.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 December, the Committee will continue to take evidence on its banking/financial services inquiry.

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
25 November 2009
31st Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Autism in education: The Committee will take evidence, in a round-table discussion, from—

Bryan Kirkaldy, and Gordon Ford, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland;

Irene Matier, President, Association of Head Teachers and Deputes in Scotland;

Carolyn Brown, Association of Scottish Principal Educational Psychologists;

Professor Pamela Munn, University of Edinburgh;

Shona Pinkerton, National Autistic Society Scotland;

Brian Cooklin, School Leaders Scotland;

Jim Taylor, Scottish Society for Autism;

Margaret Penketh, President, Scottish Support for Learning Association.

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

the Regulation of Care (Fitness of Employees in Relation to Care Services) (Scotland) (No. 2) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/349);

the Regulation of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2009 (SSI 2009/350);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Transitory Provisions in Consequence of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007) Order 2009 (SSI 2009/375).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence from the Minister for Children and Early Years on the issue of autism in education.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
25 November 2009
31st 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 to take item 5 and future consideration of a draft report into local government finance in private.

2. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft report on the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1 and its work programme should be taken in private at future meetings.

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

Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Philip Lamont, Head of Branch, Criminal Law and Licensing Division, and Jim Wilson, Policy Officer, Criminal Law and Licensing Division, Scottish Government;

and then from—

Christine Grahame, MSP, Scottish Parliament;

Claire Menzies Smith, Senior Assistant Clerk, Non - Executive Bills Unit;

Claire Tosh, Solicitor, Scottish Parliament Solicitor’s Office.

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

the Planning (Control of Major-Accident Hazards) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/378);

the Home Energy Assistance Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/392).

5. Local Government Finance inquiry: The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on its inquiry into local government finance and a draft Stage 1 report on the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland Bill

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
25 November 2009
29th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Declaration of interests: Sandra White will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

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

the Feed (Specified Undesirable Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/373);

the Rural Payments (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/376).

4. Marine (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

5. Fisheries: The Committee will consider an approach to a letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment on fishing opportunities in 2010.

6. Common Fisheries Policy reform (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 2 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider the Marine (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2.

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

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