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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
2 February 2010
5th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Crime and Security Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on legislative consent memorandum LCM(S3) 27.1.

2. Inquiry into decision on Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (in private): The Committee will consider a further revised draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 February, it is expected that the Committee will consider in private a draft Stage 1 report on the Legal Services (Scotland) Bill.

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

Finance Committee
2 February 2010
3rd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2).

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

Iain Dewar, Bill Team Leader, Rural Communities Division, John King, Registration Director, Registers of Scotland, Ross Scott, Interim Finance Team Leader, Rural Affairs and Environment Finance, and Lyndsey Cairns, Policy Adviser, Rural Communities Division, Scottish Government.

3. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill should be taken in private at future meetings and whether to consider its work programme in private at its next meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 February, it is expected that the Committee will continue to consider the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill at stage 2.

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

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
2 February 2010
3rd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Forth Replacement Crossing: The Committee will take evidence from—

Frazer Henderson, Bill Manager, John Howison, Interim Project Director, Mike Glover, Commission Project Manager, and David Anderson, Head of Transport Economics, Analysis and Research, Forth Replacement Crossing Team, Transport Scotland;
Alan Duff, Senior Transportation Advisor, Arup-Jacobs.

2. Forth Crossing Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Frazer Henderson, Bill Manager, John Howison, Interim Project Director, Mike Glover, Commission Project Manager, and David Anderson, Head of Transport Economics, Analysis and Research, Forth Replacement Crossing Team, Transport Scotland;
Alan Duff, Senior Transportation Advisor, Arup-Jacobs.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 February, the Committee will continue to take evidence on the Forth Crossing Bill.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
2 February 2010
4th Meeting, 2010

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 8 in private.

2. 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.

3. Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

4. Scottish Government correspondence: The Committee will consider correspondence from the Scottish Government in relation to a forthcoming Scottish statutory instrument on water quality.

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

the Local Government Finance (Scotland) Order 2010.

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

the Snares (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/8);
the Sea Fish (Prohibited Methods of Fishing) (Firth of Clyde) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/9);
the Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/10);
the Justice of the Peace Courts (Sheriffdom of South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway) etc. Amendment Order 2010 (SSI 2010/15).

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

Act of Sederunt (Registration Appeal Court) 2010 (SSI 2010/7);
Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment) (Transfer of Functions of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Order 2010) 2010 (SSI 2010/16)

8. Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill after Stage 2, and the contents of a draft report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 9 February, it is expected that the Committee will consider a draft report on the delegated powers provisions in the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
3 February 2010
5th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

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

Angus Tulloch, and Stuart Paul, Investment Managers;

and then from—

Richard Martin, Head of Financial Reporting, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
Bruce Cartwright, Chairman, Technical Policy Board, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Partner & Head of Recovery Services PricewaterhouseCoopers;
David Wood, Executive Director, Technical Policy, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland;
Iain Coke, Head of Financial Services Faculty, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;

and then from—

Richard J. Hunter, Group Managing Director for Corporate Ratings Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, Fitch Ratings.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 February, 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.

Health and Sport Committee
3 February 2010
4th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 1

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

the Official Feed and Food Controls (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (SSI 2009/446).

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/1) from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport, Tom Wallace, Policy Manager, Community Pharmacy and Primary Care Infrastructure, Deirdre Watt, Team Leader, Community Pharmacy and Primary Care Infrastructure, and Dr Catriona Hayes, Statistician, Health Analytical Services, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Mary Scanlon MSP to move S3M-5461—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/1).

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2010 from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, John Swift, Head of Health Public Appointments Unit, and Gillian Russell, Divisional Solicitor, Health and Community Care, Scottish Government.

5. Subordinate legislation: Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, to move S3M-05465—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the draft Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2010 be approved.

6. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Health Board Elections (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Mr Robert Kirkwood, Business Planning Executive, and Gillian Russell, Divisional Solicitor, Health and Community Care, Scottish Government.

7. Subordinate legislation: Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, to move S3M-05467—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the draft Health Board Elections (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 be approved.

8. Inquiry into out-of-hours healthcare provision in rural areas: The Committee will take evidence from—

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Frank Strang, Deputy Director, Primary Care, Jill Vickerman, Head of Healthcare Planning, and Ian Williamson, Performance Manager of Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS 24, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 February, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence on the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill.

The Committee expects to continue to take evidence on the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill at subsequent meetings.

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
3 February 2010
3rd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

2. Local authority funding of education and children’s services: The Committee will take evidence from—

Colin MacLean, Director of Schools, Sarah Smith, Director for Children, Young People and Social Care, John Ireland, Senior Economic Advisor and Head, Education Analytical Services, and David Henderson, Head of Local Government Division, Scottish Government;

and then from—

Caroline Gardner, Deputy Auditor General and Controller of Audit, Graeme Greenhill, Portfolio Manager, Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, and Gordon Smail, Portfolio Manager, Local Government, Audit Scotland.

3. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 February, it is expected that the Committee will consider oral evidence from the Cabinet Secreary for Education and Lifelong Learning on assessment under Curriculum for Excellence, qualifications and modern languages.

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

Forth Crossing Bill Committee
3 February 2010
1st Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

1. Declaration of impartiality and interests: Members of the Committee will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Choice of Convener: The Committee will choose its Convener.

3. Choice of Deputy Convener: The Committee will choose its Deputy Convener.

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

5. Forth Crossing Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

Proposed future business

The Committee expects to take evidence at Stage 1 of the Forth Crossing Bill at subsequent meetings.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
3 February 2010
4th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Homeless Persons (Provision of Non-permanent Accommodation) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/2) from—

Stephanie Prowse, Solicitor, and James Anderson, Policy Officer, Scottish Government.

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

the Homeless Persons (Provision of Non-permanent Accommodation) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/2).

3. Housing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 10 February, it is expected that the Committee will take oral evidence on voluntary sector grants from grant providers.

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

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