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

Education and Culture Committee
26 November 2013
30th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 3

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

Gillian Berrie, Film Producer, Sigma Films;

Judith Doherty, Producer, Chief Executive and Co-Artistic Director, Grid Iron Theatre Company;

David Greig, Playwright;

Liz Lochhead, Poet and Dramatist.

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

Janet Archer, Chief Executive, Creative Scotland.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 3 December, the Committee will take evdience on school closures to inform its forthcoming consideration of Stage 2 amendments on the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

Justice Committee
26 November 2013
34th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 2

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

Robin White, Vice-Chair, Scottish Justices’ Association;

Raymond McMenamin, Solicitor Advocate, member of the Criminal Law Committee, Law Society of Scotland;

James Wolffe QC, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Advocates;

Mark Harrower, President, Edinburgh Bar Association.

2. Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence on supplementary legislative consent memorandum LCM(S4) 22.2 from—

Detective Chief Superintendent Gillian Imery, Police Scotland;

Mridul Wadhwa, Information and Education Officer and Children and Young People’s Services Supervisor, Shakti Women’s Aid;

Lily Greenan, Manager, Scottish Women’s Aid.

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

Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Amendment Order 2013 (SSI 2013/289);

Act of Sederunt (Commissary Business) (SSI 2013/291);

Drugs Courts (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 (SSI 2013/302).

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following instrument which is not subject to any parliamentary procedure—

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

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 3 December, the Committee expects to continue taking evidence on the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

Public Petitions Committee
26 November 2013
19th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 10.00 am in Committee Room 1

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

2. Consideration of new petitions: The Committee will consider—

PE1495 by Rab Wilson, on behalf of Accountability Scotland, on the use of "gagging clauses" in agreements with NHS staff in Scotland

and take evidence from—

Rab Wilson;

and will then consider—

PE1496 by Alan Wyllie, on behalf of the No2BedroomTax campaign, on Bedroom Tax mitigation

and take evidence from—

Alan Wyllie;

and will then consider—

PE1499 by Robert Watson, on behalf of the What About Us? campaign group (formerly CHAS Young Adult Council), on creating suitable respite services for younger disabled adults with life-limiting conditions

and take evidence from—

Robert Watson, Chairperson, and Kyle Kelly, Member, What About Us? campaign group.

3. Consideration of current petitions: The Committee will consider—

PE1319 by William Smith and Scott Robertson on improving youth football in Scotland;

PE1443 by Maureen Sharkey, on behalf of Scottish Care and Information on Miscarriage, on investigating the cause of miscarriage;

PE1458 by Peter Cherbi on a register of interests for members of Scotland’s judiciary;

PE1465 by Tony Ivanov on maintenance of vacant land in private ownership;

PE1480 by Amanda Kopel, on behalf of the Frank Kopel Alzheimer’s Awareness Campaign, on Alzheimer’s and dementia awareness;

PE1482 by John Womersley on isolation in single room hospitals;

PE1483 by John Macleod on a bilingual version of the independence referendum question.

4. Tackling child sexual exploitation in Scotland: The Committee will consider an issues paper.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 10 December, the Committee expects to consider petitions on co-location of GP practices and community pharmacies, St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, access to insulin pump therapy, improvement of services and resources to tackle chronic pain, neighbour notifcation distances for wind turbine applications, a gender neutral Human Papillomavirus vaccination and primary one class sizes and sibling placing requests.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
26 November 2013
30th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 4

1. Draft document subject to approval: The Committee will consider the following—

Model Code of Conduct for Members of Devolved Public Bodies [draft] (SG 2013/250).

2. Draft document subject to rule 10.5: The Committee will consider the following—

Land Reform (Scotland) 2003 (Modification) Order 2013 - Statutory Guidance (SG/2013/254).

3. Draft instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure: The Committee will consider the following—

Public Services Reform (Prison Visiting Committees) (Scotland) Order 2014 [draft] (SG 2013/219).

4. Instruments subject to affirmative procedure: The Committee will consider the following—

Health Boards (Membership and Elections) (Scotland) Order 2013 [draft];

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Historical Periods) Order 2013 [draft];

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification) Order 2013 [draft].

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

Adoption (Recognition of Overseas Adoptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/310);

Flood Risk Management (Designated Responsible Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/314);

Litter (Fixed Penalties) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/315);

Fundable Bodies (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/319);

Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/320);

Water Environment (River Basin Management Planning: Further Provision) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/323);

Water Environment (Shellfish Water Protected Areas: Designation) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/324);

Water Environment (Shellfish Water Protected Areas: Environmental Objectives etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/325);

Seed (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/326);

National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No. 2) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/327).

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

Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 7) (Miscellaneous) 2013 (SSI 2013/317);

Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Energy Efficiency Directive) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/321);

Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/322 (C.25)).

7. Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response its Stage 1 report.

8. Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its Stage 1 report.

9. Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Scottish Government’s response to its Stage 1 report.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 3 December, the Committee expects to consider subordinate legislation.

Health and Sport Committee
26 November 2013
34th Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 11.00 am in Committee Room 6

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

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 12 December, the Committee expects to consider oral evidence from the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Minister for Housing and Welfare and the Minister for Children and Young People on child poverty.

Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee
27 November 2013
33rd Meeting, 2013

The Committee will meet at 9.30 am in Committee Room 4

1. Declaration of interests: Christian Allard will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

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

The Electricity Generating Stations (Applications for Variation of Consent) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/304)

3. Bankruptcy and Debt Advice (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

4. Scotland’s Economic Future Post-2014 (in private): The Committee will consider a draft remit and terms of reference for its inquiry.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting, on 4 December, the Committee expects to consider the Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill at stage 2.

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