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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
29 September 2010
26th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Protection of Workers (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Sam Jennings, Health and Safety Manager, Capability Scotland;

Colin Borland, Public Affairs Manager, Federation of Small Businesses;

Julie McComasky, Head of Human Resources, First ScotRail Limited;

and then from—

Alan McCreadie, Deputy Director of Law Reform, and Bill McVicar, Convenor of the Criminal Law Committee, The Law Society of Scotland.

Not before 11.45 am

2. A fundamental review of the purpose of an enterprise agency and the success of the recent reforms: The Committee will take evidence from—

Bill Jamieson, Executive Editor, The Scotsman;

Alasdair Northrop, Editor in Chief, Business7, Scottish Business Insider.

3. A fundamental review of the purpose of an enterprise agency and the success of the recent reforms (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard during today’s meeting and its approach to the inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 6 October, the Committee will continue to take evidence at Stage 1 on the Protection of Workers (Scotland) Bill and will also take evidence as part of its enterprise network inquiry.

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

Health and Sport Committee
29 September 2010
27th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

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

2. Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Hilary Patrick, Vice-convener of the Mental Health and Disability sub-committee, and Katie Hay, Law Reform Officer, Law Society of Scotland;

and then from—

Dr Sally Winning, Deputy Chair, British Medical Association Scotland;

Theresa Fyffe, Director, Royal College of Nursing Scotland;

Dr Bill Mathewson, Deputy Chair (Policy), RCGP Scotland;

John Gallacher, Secretary, Health Committee, UNISON;

and then from—

Jim Elder-Woodward, Board Member, Inclusion Scotland;

Shelley Gray, Director of Policy and Campaigns, Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland;

Carolyn Roberts, Head of Policy and Campaigns, SAMH;

Delia Henry, Director, RNID Scotland;

Mhairi Thurston, Lecturer in Counselling, University of Abertay, and Alan Thurston, Reader in Education, University of York, RNIB Scotland;

David Manion, Chief Executive, Age Scotland.

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

SI/1614 General Pharmaceutical Council (Appeals Committee Rules);

SI/1615 General Pharmaceutical Council (Fitness to Practise and Disqualification etc. Rules);

SI/1616 General Pharmaceutical Council (Statutory Committees and their Advisers Rules);

SI/1617 General Pharmaceutical Council (Registration Rules);

SI/1618 General Pharmaceutical Council (Transfer of Property, Rights and Liabilities, Fees and Grants);

SI/1619 Pharmacy Order 2010 (Registration – Transitional Provisions);

SI/1620 Pharmacy Order 2010 (Approved European Pharmacy Qualifications);

SI 2010/2150 The Pharmacy Order 2010 (Appeals – Transitional Provisions) Order of Council 2010.

Not before 11.00 am

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

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

6. Palliative Care (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 6 October, the Committee expects to take further oral evidence on the Patient Rights (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

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

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
29 September 2010
24th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

2. Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government;

Lucy Blackburn, Bill Director, Policy Group, and Barbara Cummins, Deputy Chief Inspector, Historic Scotland;

Emma Thomson, Principal Legal Officer, Solicitors Local Authority and Development Division, Scottish Government.

3. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of its draft report on the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill should be taken in private at future meetings.

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

the Equality Act 2010 (Qualifications Body Regulator and Relevant Qualifications) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/315); and

the Education (Fees and Awards) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/325).

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 6 October, it is expected that the Committee will consider day 4 of Stage 2 of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Bill.

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
29 September 2010
22nd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

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

the Home Owner and Debtor Protection (Scotland) Act 2010 (Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2010 (SSI2010/316);

the Police Pensions (Additional Voluntary Contributions) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/320).

3. Property Factors (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Patricia Ferguson, MSP, Scottish Parliament;

Mike Dailly, Principal Solicitor, Govan Law Centre.

4. Property Factors (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from the evidence heard to date.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 6 October, the Committee expects to continue to consider the Housing (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3). The Committee will also consider subordinate legislation and its approach to propsed future legislation.

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

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
29 September 2010
20th Meeting, 2010

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 item 5 in private.

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

the Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/271);

the Smoke Control Areas (Exempt Fireplaces) (Scotland) Order 2010 (SSI2010/272);

the Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/273); and

the European Fisheries Fund (Grants) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/323).

3. Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Ron Macdonald, Head of Policy and Advice, and Robbie Kernahan, Unit Manager, Wildlife Operations Unit, Scottish Natural Heritage;

and then from—

Finlay Clark, Association of Deer Management Groups;

Professor John Milne, ex-Chairman of Deer Commission for Scotland;

Dr Justin Irvine, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute;

John Bruce, British Deer Society.

4. Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on, 6 October, it is expected that the Committee will continue its consideration of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill by taking further oral evidence. The Committee will also discuss Fishing opportunities in 2011 for the Scottish fishing industry. It is also expected that the Committee will consider two affirmative instruments.

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

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