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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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
2 December 2009
30th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 3

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

the Common Agricultural Policy (Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes and Cross-Compliance) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/391).

2. Crofting legislation: The Committee will consider its approach to forthcoming legislation on crofting.

3. Marine (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider a paper on European Union issues.

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
2 December 2009
32nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Autism in education: The Committee will take evidence from—

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, Kathryn Beattie, Policy Manager, Support for Learning Branch, and Ryan Gunn, Head, Care and Support Branch, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence from Channel 4 and Ofcom on the issue of broadcasting in Scotland.

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

Health and Sport Committee
2 December 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 6 in private.

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

the Food Labelling (Declaration of Allergens) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/374)
the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/381)
the Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Sunbed) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/388)

3. Inquiry into the Clinical Portal Programme and the Scottish Centre for Telehealth: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Cliff Barthram, Consultant Anaesthetist & Joint Clinical IT Lead, NHS Tayside;
Dr Malcolm Gordon, Emergency Medical Consultant, Southern General Hospital and Clinical eHealth Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde;
Dr Catherine Kelly, Co-chair Clinical Change Leadership Group and Scottish Government eHealth clinical lead, and Dr James Docherty, Consultant Surgeon, Clinical Director eHealth NHS Highland & Co-chair Clinical Change Leadership Group, Clinical Change Leadership Group;
Alan McDevitt, Joint Deputy Chairman, Scottish General Practitioners Committee, British Medical Association Scotland;
Sian Kiely, Knowledge & Research Manager, Royal College of Nursing Scotland;

and then from—

Iain Hunter, General Manager, and James Ferguson, Clinical Lead, Scottish Centre for Telehealth.

4. PE953: The Committee will consider a petition by Ms Jean Gall, on behalf of the Scottish Association of Sleep Apnoea, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to increase awareness, promote the proper diagnosis and treatment and provide sufficient resources, including adequately funded sleep centres, to tackle the health problems associated with obstructive sleep apnoea.

5. PE1272: The Committee will consider a petition by Randolph Murray calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that there is adequate provision for out-of-hours GP cover in all remote and rural areas in Scotland.

6. Inquiry into out-of-hours health care provision in rural areas: The Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 December it is expected that the Committee will consider an affirmative instrument on the draft Pharmacy Order 2010. The Committee will also continue to take oral evidence on its scrutiny of the development of an NHS Scotland Clinical Portal Programme and development of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
2 December 2009
32nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

2. Local Government Finance inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 December, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill, a draft report on its local government finance inquiry and its work programme.

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

Public Audit Committee
2 December 2009
18th Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5 and 6 in private. The Committee will also decide whether to take future consideration of a draft report into the Cairngorm funicular railway in private.

2. Section 23 report - Review of Cairngorm funicular railway: The Committee will take evidence on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Review of Cairngorm funicular railway" from—

Sandy Brady, Acting Chief Executive and Director of Strategic Planning, Douglas Yule, Operations Director, and Keith Bryers, Head of Property & Infrastructure, Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

3. Section 23 report - Commonwealth Games 2014, Progress report on planning for the delivery of the XXth Games: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Commonwealth Games 2014, Progress report on planning for the delivery of the XXth Games".

4. Section 23 report - Improving public sector purchasing: The Committee will consider a response from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Improving public sector purchasing".

5. Consideration of evidence - Review of Cairngorm funicular railway: The Committee will consider the evidence received at agenda item 3.

6. Consideration of approach - Commonwealth Games 2014, Progress report on planning for the delivery of the XXth Games: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Commonwealth Games 2014, Progress report on planning for the delivery of the XXth Games".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 16 December, it is expected that the Committee will take evidence from the Accountable Officer on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "The 2008/09 audit of Registers of Scotland." It is also 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.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
2 December 2009
32nd Meeting, 2009

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

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

Archie G. Kane, Group Executive Director, Insurance and Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group.

Not before 12:00 PM

2. An update on the plans for Scottish Enterprise: The Committee will take evidence from—

Lena Wilson, Chief Executive, and Crawford Gillies, Chairman, Scottish Enterprise.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 December, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take oral 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.

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