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

Finance Committee
4 November 2013
27th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 12 noon in The Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath

1. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15: Members will report back on the outcomes of the workshop sessions involving local organisations held before the start of the meeting.Not before 2.00 pm—

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

John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Budget (Scotland) Act 2013 Amendment Order 2013 [draft] from—

John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth, Scottish Government.

4. Subordinate legislation: John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Employment and Sustainable Growth to move S4M-08094 - That the Finance Committee recommends that the Budget (Scotland) Act 2013 Amendement Order 2013 [draft] be approved.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 13 November 2013, the Committee will continue to take evidence on its Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15 inquiry.

Education and Culture Committee
5 November 2013
28th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 6

1. Scrutiny of the Draft Budget 2014-15 (in private): The Committee will consider a revised draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15.

2. Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 12 November, the Committee expects to take evidence from representatives of the art and culture sector on the work of Creative Scotland.

Justice Committee
5 November 2013
30th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

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

Anne Pinkman, Convener, Scottish Working Group on Women’s Offending;

Tom Halpin, Chief Executive, Safeguarding Communities - Reducing Offending (Sacro);

Lillian Cringles, Manager, Justice Services, North Lanarkshire Council.

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

Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Kerry Twyman, Finance Programme Management Division, Andy Bruce, Deputy Director, Community Justice Division, Kerry Morgan, Community Justice Division, and Stephen Woodhouse, Police Division, Scottish Government.

3. Commission on Women Offenders: The Committee will take evidence from—

Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice;

Jane Moffat, Community Justice Division, Scottish Government;

Colin McConnell, Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service.

4. Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012: The Committee will consider correspondence received.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 12 November, the Committee expects to consider the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2.

Health and Sport Committee
5 November 2013
31st Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

1. National Confidential Forum (Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill): The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

2. Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 12 November, the Committee expects to take oral evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-being. The Committee will consider a draft report on the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill and a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15.

Welfare Reform Committee
5 November 2013
17th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

1. The ‘Bedroom Tax’ in Scotland: The Committee will take evidence on research it commisioned on the impact of the ‘Bedroom tax’ in Scotland from—

Professor Ken Gibb, Professor in Housing Economics and Director for Public Policy, University of Glasgow.

2. Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 5 November, the Committee expects to consider oral evidence from Proffesor Ken Gibb on research the Committee commissioned on The ‘Bedroom tax’ in Scotland. The Committee will also consider a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2014-15.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
5 November 2013
28th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 11.30 am in Committee Room 5

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

Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/287).

2. Instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following—

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 6) (Miscellaneous) 2013 (SSI 2013/294);

Act of Sederunt (Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2013 (SSI 2013/293).

3. Procurement Reform (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider its approach to the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1.

4. Scottish Independence Referendum Bill: The Committee will consider the delegated powers provisions in this Bill after Stage 2.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 12 November, the Committee expects to consider subordinate legislation.

Public Audit Committee
6 November 2013
14th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 5

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

2. Section 23 report - NHS financial performance 2012/13: The Committee will take evidence on the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "NHS financial performance 2012/13" from—

Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland;

Angela Canning, Assistant Director, Tricia Meldrum, Portfolio Manager, and Gemma Diamond, Project Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value Group, Audit Scotland.

3. Section 23 report - Scotland’s colleges 2013: The Committee will take evidence from—

Audrey Cumberford, Principal and Chief Executive, West College Scotland;

Margaret Munckton, Acting Principal and Chief Executive, Perth College;

Susan H Walsh, Principal and Chief Executive, Glasgow Clyde College;

Alan Williamson, Director of Finance, Edinburgh College;

and then from—

Laurence Howells, Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council.

4. Consideration of approach - NHS financial performance 2012/13: The Committee will consider its approach to the Auditor General for Scotland’s report entitled "NHS financial performance 2012/13" and take evidence from—

Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland;

Angela Canning, Assistant Director, Tricia Meldrum, Portfolio Manager, and Gemma Diamond, Project Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value Group, Audit Scotland.

5. Consideration of approach - Scotland’s colleges 2013: The Committee will consider the evidence received at agenda item 3 and take evidence from—

Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland;

Ronnie Nicol, Assistant Director, and Phil Grigor, Project Manager, Performance Audit and Best Value Group, Audit Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting it is expected that the Committee will take evidence on reports recently published by the Auditor General for Scotland.

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