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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.

Justice Committee
14th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

the Stipendiary Magistrates (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/142).

2. Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 5).

William Simpson`s Home (Transfer of Property etc.) (Scotland) Bill Committee
2nd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. William Simpson’s Home (Transfer of Property etc.) (Scotland) Bill The Committee will take evidence from—

Jean Lyon, Chief Executive, and Rev Gary McIntyre, Chairman of the Trustees, William Simpson’s Home;
Alastair Keatinge, Partner, Head of Charities, Lindsays, Solicitors;

and then from—

Dennis Canavan, Patron, and Iain Bryce, Care Manager, William Simpson’s Home;
Marion Robinson, Advocacy Worker, Forth Valley Advocacy;

and then from—

Shiona Strachan, Service Manager, Assessment and Care Management, Stirling Council;
Des McCart, Services Manager, Contracts and Commissioning, Falkirk Council.

3. William Simpson’s Home (Transfer of Property etc.) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider oral and written evidence and agree its approach to its draft Preliminary Stage report.

Finance Committee
11th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Budget Strategy 2011-12: The Committee will take evidence by video conference on its inquiry into efficient public services from—

Kevin Page, Canadian Parliamentary Budget Officer.

2. Budget Strategy 2011-12: The Committee will take evidence on its inquiry into efficient public services from—

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary, STUC;
Garry Clark, Head of Public Affairs, Scottish Chambers of Commerce;
David Lonsdale, Assistant Director, CBI Scotland;
Dave Watson, Scottish Organiser, Policy, UNISON.

3. Budget Strategy 2011-12: Members of the Committee will report-back on the Committee’s visit to Ireland.

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

5. Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report on the Financial Memorandum of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill.

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
11th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Committee on Climate Change Report: Scotland’s path to a low-carbon economy: The Committee will take evidence from—

David Kennedy, Chief Executive, and Laura McNaught, Analyst for Devolved Administration, Committee on Climate Change.

2. Passengers’ View Scotland Annual Report 2008-09: The Committee will take evidence from—

James King, Convener, Gary Lawson, Deputy Convener, and Bill Ure, Committee Member, Passengers’ View Scotland.

3. Budget Strategy 2011-12: The Committee will take evidence on the Budget Strategy 2011-12 from—

Alex Macaulay, Partnership Director, South East of Scotland Transport Partnership;
Dave Duthie, Partnership Director, Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership;
Jim Valentine, Chair, Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland.

Subordinate Legislation Committee
13th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

2. Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill after Stage 2.

3. Draft instruments subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/draft);
the Climate Change (Limit on Carbon Units) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/draft);
the Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/draft).

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

the Additional Support for Learning Dispute Resolution (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/144);
the Beet Seed (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/148);
the Guar Gum (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Scotland) Revocation Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/153);
the Poultry Compartments (Fees) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/151);
the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (Practice and Procedure) Amendment Rules 2010 (SSI2010/152);
the Disposal of Land by Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/160).

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

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 3) (Miscellaneous) 2010 (SSI2010/136);
Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) Amendment (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) 2010 (SSI2010/137);
the Poultry Compartments (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/150);
the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No.8, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2010 (SSI2010/159 (C. 8))

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