Section C: Future Meetings of Committees

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 on the committee hub page

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
11 September 2013
23rd Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Derek Mackay, Minister for Local Government and Planning, Stuart Foubister, Divisional Solicitor, John McNairney, Chief Planner, David Palmer, Head of Marine Planning and Policy, and Sandra Reid, Better Regulation Policy Advisor, Scottish Government.

2. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15: The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15 from—

John Anderson, Chief Executive, Entrepreneurial Exchange;

Professor Sara Carter OBE FRSE, Head of Department, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship;

Belinda Roberts, Founder, WeDO Scotland.

3. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15 (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

4. Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 18 September, the Committee will take oral evidence on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15.

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee
11 September 2013
16th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Declaration of interests: Mary Fee and Mark Griffin will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5 and 6 in private.

3. Housing: The Committee will take evidence from—

Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare, Kay Barton, Deputy Director, Housing Supply Division, Steven White, Head of Housing, Options and Services Unit, Linda Leslie, Team Leader, Housing Strategy Team, and Nicola Paterson, Team Leader, Social Housing Access and Management, Scottish Government.

4. Section 23 report - Scotland’s key transport infrastructure projects: The Committee will take evidence from—

Caroline Gardner, Auditor General, Fraser McKinlay, Director, Performance Audit and Best Value, Dick Gill, Portfolio Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value, and Carolyn Smith, Project Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value, Audit Scotland.

5. Consideration of evidence-Section 23 report - Scotland’s key transport infrastructure projects: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the session.

6. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15: The Committee will consider a list of candidates for the post of budget adviser.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 25 September, the Committee expects to consider the Procurement reform bill approach; Draft Affirmative - SSI Rosyth; Public Petitions PE1236, PE1424; PE1425.

Local Government and Regeneration Committee
11 September 2013
23rd Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 2

1. Delivery of Regeneration in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence from—

Councillor Mairi Evans, Convener of the Infrastructure Committee, and Alan McKeown, Strategic Director for Communities, Angus Council;

Councillor Chris Thomson, Chair of the Enterprise Services Committee, and Jim McCaffer, Head of Regeneration Services, South Lanarkshire Council;

Councillor Lawrence O’Neil, Vice Convenor of the Housing, Environment and Economic Development Committee, and Jim McAloon, Head of Regeneration and Economic Development, West Dunbartonshire Council;

and then from—

Rachael McCormack, Director of Strengthening Communities, Highlands and Islands Enterprise;

Councillor Thomas Prag, Chair of the Planning, Environment and Development Committee, and Andy McCann, Economy and Regeneration Manager, Highland Council;

and then from—

Aubrey Fawcett, Corporate Director Environment, Regeneration and Resources, and Stuart Jamieson, Head of Regeneration and Planning, Inverclyde Council;

Allan McQuade, Business Infrastructure Director, Scottish Enterprise.

2. Delivery of Regeneration in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider the evidence received.

3. Delivery of Regeneration in Scotland (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to oral evidence taking on the inquiry.

4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15 (in private): The Committee will consider its approach to the appointment of an adviser as part of its scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 25 September, the Committee expects conclude its oral evidence taking on its inquiry into the delivery of regeneration in Scotland.

City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill Committee
11 September 2013
2nd Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 3 in private. It will also decide whether its preliminary consideration of objections, and its consideration of whom to invite to give further evidence, be taken in private at its next meeting.

2. City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Preliminary Stage from—

Billy MacIntyre, Head of Resources, Children and Families, Iain Strachan, Principal Solicitor, Legal, Risk and Compliance, and John Baker, Senior Project Manager, Services for Communities, City of Edinburgh Council;
Charles Livingstone, Associate, Brodies LLP;

and then from—

Andrew Ferguson, Solicitor, Author "Common Good Law".

3. Private Bill procedure and Preliminary Stage work programme: The Committee will consider its approach to developing its work programme.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 25 September, the Committee will give preliminary consideration to admissible objections and will consider from whom it may wish to take oral evidence at future meetings.

Finance Committee
11 September 2013
21st Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 5

1. Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Financial Memorandum from—

Jean Campbell, Planning and Development Manager, East Dunbartonshire Council;

Nick Kenton, Director of Finance, NHS Highland;

and then from—

Frances Conlan, Bill Team Leader, Christine McLaughlin, Deputy Director Finance Health and Wellbeing, Paul Leak, Integrated Resources Framework Lead, and Alison Taylor, Policy Lead, Scottish Government.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 18 September, the Committee expects to take evidence on its Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee
11 September 2013
25th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 4 and 5 in private.

2. The Crown Estate: The Committee will take evidence from—

Gareth Baird, Scottish Commissioner, Ronnie Quinn, Lead for Energy and Infrastructure in Scotland, and Alan Laidlaw, Rural and Coastal Portfolio Manager, Scotland, The Crown Estate.

3. Petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—

PE1386 by Richard Munday, on behalf of Torridon Nephrops Management Group, on the establishment of further static gear only inshore fisheries;

PE1450 by James A Mackie on environmental and genetic impact on natural stocks of sea and brown trout by stocking rivers with farmed brown trout and hatchery reared Atlantic salmon.

4. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15: The Committee will consider its approach to its scrutiny of the draft budget 2014-15.

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

Equal Opportunities Committee
12 September 2013
22nd Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 8.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Rev. Alan Hamilton, Convener, Legal Questions Committee, Church of Scotland;

Gordon Macdonald, representative, Scotland for Marriage;

Ephraim Borowski, Director, Scottish Council of Jewish Communities;

Rev. David Robertson, Minister (Dundee), The Free Church of Scotland;

and then from—

Louise Cameron MSYP, Vice Chair, Scottish Youth Parliament;

Rev. David Coleman, Convenor, Church and Society Committee, National Synod of Scotland of the United Reformed Church;

Ross Wright, Celebrant, Humanist Society Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 19 September, the Committee will continue to take evidence on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee
12 September 2013
11th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.15 am in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: Margaret McDougall will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

2. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 6, 7, 8 and 9 in private.

3. Decisions on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether its consideration of policy papers on the Members’ Interests Act, approach papers on the Committee’s inquiries into European scrutiny and Hybrid Bills and draft reports on Committee substitutes and PO/DPO elections should be taken in private at future meetings.

4. Cross-Party Groups: The Committee will consider applications for recognition from two Cross-Party Groups and take evidence from—

Jean Urquhart, Convener of the proposed Cross-Party Group on Adult Learning;

Malcolm Chisholm, Convener of the proposed Cross-Party Group on Rare Diseases.

5. Cross-Party Groups approval: The Committee will decide whether to accord recognition to the proposed Cross-Party Groups on Adult Learning and Rare Diseases.

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

7. Interests of Members of the Scottish Parliament Act 2006: The Committee will consider consultation responses.

8. Inquiry into post-legislative scrutiny: The Committee will consider issues for the report.

9. Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officer Elections: The Committee will consider draft Standing Order Rule changes.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 26 September, the Committee expects to consider policy papers on the Members’ Interests Act, approach papers on the Committee’s inquiries into European scrutiny and Hybrid Bills and draft reports on Committee substitutes and PO/DPO elections.

European and External Relations Committee
12 September 2013
14th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

1. EU Anti-trafficking Co-ordinator: The Committee will take evidence from-—

Myria Vassiliadou, European Anti-trafficking Co-ordinator, European Commission.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 19 September, the Committee expects to take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs on the Scottish Government’s Action Plan for European Engagement and the Balance of Competences review. The Committee also expects to consider the latest issue of the Brussels Bulletin and responses from the Scottish Government to the Committee’s reports on its inquiries into Foreign language learning in primary schools and the Scottish Government’s Country Plan for China and International Framework.

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