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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
21 December 2010
25th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 18 January, the Committee expects to consider the Draft Report on the Forced Marriage Bill.

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

Justice Committee
21 December 2010
37th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 6

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of a draft report on the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill and a draft report on the affirmative instruments being considered later in the meeting should be taken in private at future meetings.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the following affirmative instruments—

the draft Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2011;

the draft Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2011;

the draft Advice and Assistance (Assistance By Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011;

the draft Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) Order 2011;

from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Patricia Scotland, Criminal Justice and Parole Division, Ian Donaldson, Community Justice Division, Karen MacIvor, Legal System Division, Gerry Bonnar, Head of Law Reform and General Branch, Andrew Ruxton, Lisa McCann, Fraser Gough, and Anne-Louise House, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Kenny MacAskill MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Justice) to move the following motions—

S3M-7571—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Public Appointments and Public Bodies etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 (Amendment of Specified Authorities) Order 2011be approved.

S3M-7570—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Consequential and Supplementary Provisions) Order 2011 be approved.

S3M-7569—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Advice and Assistance (Assistance By Way of Representation) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 be approved.

S3M-7601—That the Justice Committee recommends that the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 (Designation of Participating Countries) (Scotland) Order 2011 be approved.

4. Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Kenny MacAskill MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Iain Hockenhull, Bill Team Leader, Danny Kelly, Criminal Justice and Parole Division, and Anne-Louise House, Scottish Government Legal Directorate, Scottish Government.

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.

6. Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider the main themes arising from written and oral evidence on the Bill.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 11 January 2011, it is expected that the Committee will consider a revised draft Stage 1 report on the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill and a draft report on the affirmative instruments being considered under items 2 and 3 above.

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

Scotland Bill Committee
21 December 2010
3rd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 1.30 pm in Committee Room 1

1. Scotland Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence from—

John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth, and Fiona Hyslop MSP, Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Scottish Government.

2. Work programme (in private): The Committee will consider its work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 11 January 2011, the Committee expects to take further evidence on the Scotland Bill and any relevant legislative consent memorandum.

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

Finance Committee
21 December 2010
30th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 5

1. Inquiry into preventative spending (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

Proposed future business

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

Public Petitions Committee
21 December 2010
20th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 2

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

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

PE1351 A time for all to be heard. The Committee will take evidence from—

Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport;

Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years; and

Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety

3. Consideration of current petition: The Committee will consider the following current petition and the draft final report of the research commissioned by it—

PE1073 Catholics in Scottish prisons

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 11 January, the Committee expects to consider new petitions on prohibiting the resale of football tickets and green alternatives to incineration in Scotland. The Committee also expects to further consider current petitions on DVT; national and regional transport strategies; tail docking; the planning system and the protection of national scenic areas; amendment of Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act; use of sodium fluoride and calcium fluoride; lack of modern language training in initial teacher training programmes for primary school teachers; involvement of Scottish judiciary in the legislative process; post leg scrutiny of Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006; clarify guidelineson Gypsy/Traveller encampments; needs of kinship care children; abolition of church appointments to GTC; and ban Mosquito devices now.

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

Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
21 December 2010
27th Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 2.00 pm in Committee Room 4

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. Low Carbon Scotland: The Draft Report on Proposals and Policies (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.

3. Road safety (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the scrutiny of certain road safety issues.

Proposed future business

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

Subordinate Legislation Committee
21 December 2010
36th 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 Town and Country Planning (Modification and Discharge of Planning Obligations) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/432);

the Town and Country Planning (Modification and Discharge of Good Neighbour Agreement) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/433);

the Flavourings in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/439);

the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/440);

the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) (No.3) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/441);

the Regulation of Care (Social Service Workers) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2010 (SSI2010/442);

the Regulation of Care (Fitness of Employees in Relation to Care Services) (Scotland) (No.2) Amendment Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/443).

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

the Jurors’ Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/424);

the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No.1) Order 2010 (SSI2010/444 (C.32)).

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

4. Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 18 January, it is expected that the Committee will consider Scottish statutory instruments.

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

Public Audit Committee
22 December 2010
23rd Meeting, 2010

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5, 6 and 7 in private.

2. Section 23 report - National concessionary travel: The Committee will take evidence from—

George Mair, Director, and Paul White, Public Affairs Executive, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK - Scotland;

and then from—

David Middleton, Chief Executive, and Alastair Mitchell, Head of Bus, Taxi and Concessionary Fares Policy, Transport Scotland.

3. Section 23 report - The Scottish Police Services Authority The Committee will consider correspondence from the Permanent Secretary regarding the Auditor General for Scotland report entitled "The Scottish Police Services Authority".

4. Section 23 report - Financial overview of the NHS in Scotland 2009/10: The Committee will receive a briefing from the Auditor General for Scotland on his report entitled "Financial overview of the NHS in Scotland 2009/10".

5. Consideration of evidence - National concessionary travel: The Committee will consider its approach to the evidence taken at agenda item 2.

6. Session 3 Reports of the Public Audit Committee - Key Themes: The Committee will consider a draft report.

7. Consideration of approach - Financial overview of the NHS in Scotland 2009/10: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "Financial overview of the NHS in Scotland 2009/10".

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 12 January 2011, it is expected that the Committee will consider further briefings from the Auditor General for Scotland in relation to reports he has recently published.

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

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