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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

Equal Opportunities Committee
18 May 2010
9th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Inquiry into migration and trafficking: The Committee will take evidence from—

Rami Ousta, Chief Executive, Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland;

Stewart Cunningham, Senior Solicitor, and Georgia Gavin, Caseworker, Ethnic Minorities Law Centre;

John Wilkes, Chief Executive, Scottish Refugee Council;

and then from—

Linda Delgado, Member, Unite the Union;

Dave Moxham, Assistant Secretary, Scottish Trade’s Union Congress;

Keith Dryburgh, Social Policy Officer, Citizens Advice Scotland.

2. Inquiry into migration and trafficking (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence heard.

3. Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 June, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take oral evidence on its inquiry into migration and trafficking and consider a draft report on its post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

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

Finance Committee
18 May 2010
14th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether items 3 and 4 should be taken in private and whether its consideration of a draft report on its inquiry into efficient public services should be taken in private at future meetings.

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

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, Gary Gillespie, Deputy Director, Office of the Chief Economic Advisor, Craig Russell, Deputy Director, Efficiency and Transformational Government, and Alyson Stafford, Director of Finance, Scottish Government.

3. Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12: The Committee will consider the evidence heard to date on its inquiry into efficient public services.

4. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010.

Proposed future business

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

Public Petitions Committee
18 May 2010
8th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 1

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

PE1326 Improving compulsory purchase for derelict properties

The Committee will take evidence from Moyra Beattie and Michael Beattie

PE1327 Helping the emergency services to save the lives of at-risk rural patients

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

PE1236 A90/A937

PE1258 Fairer funding framework for the voluntary sector

PE1261 Regulation of houses in multiple occupation

PE1281 Better regulation of HMOs and licenses

PE1263 Human rights for dairy farmers

PE1276 Retirement of Justices of the Peace

PE1278 National youth volunteering policy

PE1301 Request another police force to investigate complaint

PE1303 Access to justice

PE1304 Safeguard funding of charities

PE1305 Extension of bowel cancer screening programme

PE1306 Provision of local authority public petitioning processes

PE1307 Male victims of domestic abuse/violence

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 1 June, it is expected that the Committee will further consider current petitions on review of the Stewart Committee report; befriending services ; physical disability: an end to ignoring national reports; class sizes and parental choice; information within patient medical records; improving NHS translation and interpretation services; Save our sweets; fairtrade food in schools; safe guardian law; NHS availability of low dose Naltrexone; support for amateur coaches; investigation into the 1949 Yangtze campaign medal awards system; ban the hot branding of all equines in Scotland; ‘Israel’s Contribution to Medicine, Science and Technology’ exhibition at the Scottish Parliament

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
18 May 2010
14th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/draft), the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft), the Climate Change (International Aviation and Shipping) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft) and the Climate Change (Limit on Carbon Units) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/draft) from—

Stewart Stevenson MSP, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure, and Climate Change, John Mason, Director, Business Directorate, Drew McFarlane, Climate Change Acts Implementation Team, Liam Kelly, Climate Change Policy Team, Climate Change Division, and Andy Crawley, Lawyer, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP to move S3M-6286—

That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that the Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010 be approved.

3. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP to move S3M-6287—

That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee committee recommends that the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2010 be approved.

4. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP to move S3M-6288—

That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that the Climate Change (International Aviation and Shipping) (Scotland) Order 2010 be approved.

5. Subordinate legislation: Stewart Stevenson MSP to move S3M-6289—

That the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee recommends that the Climate Change (Limit on Carbon Units) (Scotland) Order 2010 be approved.

6. Inquiry into the relationship between transport and land use planning policies: The Committee will take evidence from—

Dr Margaret Bochel, Chair, Heads of Planning Scotland;

Eric Guthrie, Executive Member, Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland.

7. Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 May, it is expected that the Committee will continue to take evidence on its inquiry into the relationship between transport and land use planning policies.

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
18 May 2010
16th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.15 pm in Committee Room 6

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

the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/168);

the Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/171);

the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/177);

the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 (Consideration for Listing) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/183).

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

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2010 (SSI 2010/184);

The Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2010 (SSI 2010/185 (C.9)).

3. Annual report: The Committee will consider a draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 9 May 2009 to 8 May 2010.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 25 May, it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish statutory instruments.

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

Health and Sport Committee
18 May 2010
17th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Committee Room 6

1. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 19 May, it is expected that the Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report on the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill and a draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11.

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

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
19 May 2010
16th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. European Commission’s Work programme: The Committee will consider its approach to the European Commisssion’s Work Programme.

2. Budget Strategy 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Budget Strategy 2011-12.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 24 May, the Committee will continue to take oral evidence on its international trade inquiry in the Council Chamber, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen.

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

Health and Sport Committee
19 May 2010
18th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report.

2. Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at the Budget Strategy Phase 2010-11.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 26 May, it is expected that the Committee will consider subordinate legislation, petitions and matters relating to the European Commission’s forward work programme.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
19 May 2010
15th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Disposal of Land by Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/160) from—

David Henderson, Head of Local Government Finance, Local Government Division, Christine Gresswell, Policy Officer, Local Government Division, and Colin Brown, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

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

the Disposal of Land by Local Authorities (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/160).

3. Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee at Budget Strategy Phase 2011-12.

4. Housing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 26 May, the committee will be taking evidence from the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman. The Committee will also consider subordinate legislation; its approach to the Scottish Government’s draft budget 2011-12; and a draft Stage 1 report on the Housing (Scotland) Bill.

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

Section C – Other Future Meetings

This section includes the agendas of other forthcoming meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change.

Scottish Commission for Public Audit
Wednesday 19 May 2010
2nd Meeting, 2010

The Commission will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6.

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

2. Audit Scotland’s response to the Commission’s 1st Report 2009 on Audit Scotland’s Budget Proposals for 2010-11: The Commission will take evidence from—

Robert Black, Auditor General for Scotland, Russell Frith, Director of Audit Strategy, David Hanlon, Corporate Finance Manager, and John Baillie Chair of Audit Scotland and the Accounts Commission, Audit Scotland.

3. Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act: The Commission will consider matters arising from the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act.

Proposed future business

For further details on the Commission’s work, contact the Secretary, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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