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Section A – Today’s Business

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.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
35th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Low Carbon Scotland - the draft report on proposals and policies (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Report on Proposals and Policies.

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

Not before 11.00 am

3. Council of Economic Advisers’ annual report: The Committee will take evidence from—

Sir George Mathewson, Chair, and Professor Hughes Hallett, Member of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee
34th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Creative Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive, Creative Scotland.

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

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

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

Health and Sport Committee
38th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 4

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

Leah Granat, Deputy Director, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities;

Dr Salah Beltagui, Convenor, Muslim Council of Scotland;

and then from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport, Mike Palmer, Deputy Director for Public Health, Dr Mini Mishra, Senior Medical Officer, and Frauke Sinclair, Bill Team Leader, Certification of Death (Scotland) Bill, Scottish Government.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the draft Sale of Tobacco (Registration of Moveable Structures and Fixed Penalty Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport, Mary Cuthbert, Head of Tobacco, Sexual Health and HIV Team, Chief Medical Officer and Public Health Directorate, and Rosemary Lindsay, Principal Legal Officer, Solicitors Health and Community Care Division, Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Shona Robision MSP (Minister for Public Health and Sport) to move S3M-7511—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Sale of Tobacco (Registration of Moveable Structures and Fixed Penalty Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 be approved.

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

the Sale of Tobacco (Prescribed Document) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/406);

the Sale of Tobacco (Register of Tobacco Retailers) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/407); and

the Community Health Partnerships (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/422).

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

Local Government and Communities Committee
31st Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

2. SPSO draft Statement of Complaints Handling Principles (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Rural Affairs and Environment Committee
29th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

the Beef and Veal Labelling (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/402) and;

the Plant Health (Import Inspection Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/405).

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

Peter Farrer, Customer Service Delivery Director, Scottish Water;

Tom Inglis, Chief Officer Operations, SEPA;

Alex MacDonald, Member of the All Reservoirs Panel, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers;

and then from—

David Crichton, Chartered Insurance Practitioner;

Mark Noble, Generation Civil Operations and Maintenance Manager, Scottish and Southern Electric;

Mr John Reid, Reservoir Undertaker, Tinto Reservoirs Ltd.

3. Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2011-12 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s budget proposals 2011-12.

Meeting of the Parliament

Subject to the Parliament’s approval of revised business motion S3M-7597, today’s business is as follows—

2.00 pm Time for Reflection – Canon Ian Paton, Old St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

S3M-7597 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following revision to the programme of business for Wednesday 15 December 2010—

after

2.00 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

insert

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Ministerial Appointment

S3M-7600 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Forth Crossing Bill—That the Parliament agrees that, during Stage 3 of the Forth Crossing Bill, debate on groups of amendments shall, subject to Rule 9C.12.5, be brought to a conclusion by the time limit indicated, that time limit being calculated from when the Stage begins and excluding any periods when other business is under consideration or when a meeting of the Parliament is suspended (other than a suspension following the first division in the Stage being called) or otherwise not in progress:

Groups 1 and 2: 25 minutes

Groups 3 and 4: 35 minutes.

followed by Scottish Government debate: Ministerial Appointment

S3M-7603 Alex Salmond: Appointment of Junior Scottish Minister—That the Parliament agrees that Angela Constance be appointed as a junior Scottish Minister.

followed by Stage 1 Debate: Damages (Scotland) Bill

S3M-7566 Bill Butler: Damages (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general principles of the Damages (Scotland) Bill.

followed by Stage 3 Proceedings: Forth Crossing Bill

S3M-7593 John Swinney: Forth Crossing Bill—That the Parliament agrees that the Forth Crossing Bill be passed.

followed by Business Motion

S3M-7598 Bruce Crawford on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament agrees the following programme of business—

Wednesday 22 December 2010

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Equal Opportunities Committee Debate: Report on post-legislative scrutiny: the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003

followed by Stage One Debate: Protection of Workers (Scotland) Bill

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 23 December 2010

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Debate: Violence against Women

11.00 am Themed Question Time

Europe, External Affairs and Culture;
Education and Lifelong Learning

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister’s Question Time

12.30 pm Decision Time

Wednesday 12 January 2011

2.30 pm Time for Reflection

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

followed by Business Motion

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Thursday 13 January 2011

9.15 am Parliamentary Bureau Motions

followed by Scottish Government Business

11.40 am General Question Time

12.00 pm First Minister’s Question Time

2.15 pm Themed Question Time

Health and Wellbeing

2.55 pm Scottish Government Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

followed by Parliamentary Bureau Motions

5.00 pm Decision Time

followed by Members’ Business

Debate on the subject of—

S3M-7530 Ted Brocklebank: Retention of RAF Leuchars—That the Parliament considers that RAF Leuchars plays an essential role in the defence of the United Kingdom; commends the professionalism and dedication of military personnel who have served or serve there; considers that those who have been deployed from Leuchars on active service have given exemplary service since the First World War; believes that the case for RAF Leuchars remaining as one of the United Kingdom’s two main fighter strike bases is overwhelming as it has a pivotal strategic position on the east coast and is adjacent to Scotland’s major population centres; understands, however, that any considerations on how the United Kingdom’s air defences are deployed and where aircraft should be based must be made on strategic grounds, and believes that the Secretary of State for Defence must make his decision on that basis.

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