2015 Local Government and Regeneration Committee Papers and Official Reports

December 2015

29th Meeting, Wednesday 09 December 2015

Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill
The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1

Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (in private)
The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report

Papers for Meeting on 9 December 2015 (52KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 9 December 2015

Minutes of proceedings of 9 December (43KB pdf) 



28th Meeting, Wednesday 02 December 2015

Subordinate legislation
The Committee will consider the following negative instrument—
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/386) (40KB pdf)

Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill
The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1

Inquiry into arm's length external organisations
The Committee will take evidence

Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill (in private)
The Committee will consider the evidence received 

Inquiry into arm's length external organisations (in private)
The Committee will consider the evidence received

Papers for Meeting on 2 December 2015 (72KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 2 December 2015

Minutes of proceedings of 2 Meeting December (46KB pdf)



November 2015

27 Meeting, Wednesday 25 November 2015

Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bil

Papers for meeting 25 November 2015 (46KB pdf) 

Official Report of Meeting 25 November 2015

 Minutes of proceedings of Meeting 25 November (43KB pdf)



26th Meeting, Wednesday 18 November 2015

Inquiry into arm's length external organisations
The Committee will take evidence.

Inquiry into fixed odds betting terminals
The Committee will take evidence.

Inquiry into fixed odds betting terminals (in private)
The Committee will consider the evidence received.

Inquiry into arm's length external organisations (in private)
The Committee will consider the evidence received.

Draft Report Scrutiny 2016-17 (in private)
The Committee will consider a draft report

Official Report of Meeting 18 November 2015



25th Meeting, Wednesday 11 November 2015

Declaration of interests
George Adam will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

Inquiry into fixed odds betting terminals
The Committee will take evidence in a round-table discussion.

Official Report of Meeting 11 November 2015



24th Meeting, Wednesday 04 November 2015

Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Bill
The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1

Official Report of Meeting 4 November 2015



October 2015

23rd Meeting, Wednesday 28 October 2015

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

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2016-17
The Committee will take evidence on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget

Work programme
The Committee will consider its work programme

Official Report of Meeting 28 October 2015



22nd Meeting, Monday 05 October 2015

The Committee will meet at 2.30 pm in Greenock Council Chambers.

1.     Draft Budget Scrutiny 2016-17: The Committee will take evidence on issues around local government pension funds and investment in capital infrastructure projects and Inverclyde's role in the Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal from—

  • Cllr Jim Clocherty, Depute Leader of the Council, John Mundell, Chief Executive, and Aubrey Fawcett, Corporate Director for Environment, Regeneration and Resources, Inverclyde Council;
  • Alan Vesey, Director City Deal, Glasgow City Council;
  • Richard McIndoe, Head of Pensions, Strathclyde Pension Fund;
  • Alastair Dickie, Development Director, Ediston Real Estate;
  • David Robertson, Chief Financial Officer, Scottish Borders Council.

2.     Inquiry into arms-length external organisations: The Committee will take evidence from:

  • Kieron Vango, Chief Executive, David McCorkindale, Head of Leisure and Communities, and Cllr Jim Clocherty, Director, Inverclyde Leisure;
  • Dr Gerry McCarthy, Chair, and Cllr David Wilson, Board member, Riverside Inverclyde.

Official Report of Meeting 5 October 2015



September 2015

21st Meeting, Wednesday 23 September 2015

Declaration of interests – Jayne Baxter MSP to declare any relevant interests

Complaints process for joint health and social care: evidence

Fact-finding visit to Manchester: report back

EU issues: update

Official Report of Meeting 23 September 2015



20th Meeting, Wednesday 02 September 2015

Business in private
Items 3 and 4 in private

Subordinate legislation
Town and Country Planning (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/249)
Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances Inquiry Session Procedure) (Scotland) Amendment Rules 2015 (SSI 2015/250)

Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1

Inquiry into arms-length external organisations
Consideration of its approach to the inquiry

Official Report of Meeting 2 September 2015



June 2015

19th Meeting, Wednesday 24 June 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Items 4 and 5 in private.

Subordinate legislation
Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/218).

Accounts Commission for Scotland
Evidence on the Commission's 2015 Local Government Overview Report.

Accounts Commission for Scotland
Consideration the evidence received.

Work programme
Review of its work programme in light of relevant policy issues arising from the UK Scotland Bill 2015 (in terms of the post-referendum Smith Commission process) which may impact on its current remit.

Official Report of Meeting 24 June 2015



18th Meeting, Wednesday 10 June 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Item 3

Complaints process for joint health and social care
Evidence session

Complaints process for joint health and social care
Consideration of the evidence received

Official Report of Meeting 10 June 2015



17th Meeting, Wednesday 03 June 2015

Work programme (in private)
Consideration of its work programme

Annual report (in private)
Consider of its draft annual report for the parliamentary year from 11 May 2014 to 10 May 2015



May 2015

16th Meeting, Wednesday 27 May 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Forthcoming work programme
Draft 2014-15 annual report
Any approach to potential forthcoming legislation, should be taken in private at future meetings

Subordinate legislation
Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/181)
Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances Inquiry Session Procedure) (Scotland) Rules 2015 (SSI 2015/182)

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
C
onsideration the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3)

Official Report of Meeting 27 May 2015



15th Meeting, Wednesday 20 May 2015

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1)

Official Report of Meeting 20 May 2015



14th Meeting, Wednesday 13 May 2015

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
Stage 2 amendments (Day 1)

Official Report of Meeting 13 May 2015



April 2015

13th Meeting, Wednesday 29 April 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Agenda Item 3

Budget Strategy Phase 2016-17
Evidence sessions (x2)

Budget Strategy Phase 2016-17
Consideration of the evidence received

Official Report of Meeting 29 April 2015



12th Meeting, Wednesday 01 April 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Item 4 in private

Public petitions:PE01534
PE1534 by Clare Symonds on behalf of Planning Democracy, on Equal rights of appeal in the planning system

Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Scotland
Evidence session with the Commissioner

Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Scotland
Consideration of the evidence received

Official Report of Meeting 1 April 2015



March 2015

11th Meeting, Wednesday 25 March 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Item 4

Subordinate legislation
Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI/2015/87)

Local government benchmarking system
Evidence session with SOLACE Scotland and the Improvement Service.

Local government benchmarking system
Consideration of the evidence received

Official Report of Meeting 25 March 2015

 



10th Meeting, Wednesday 18 March 2015

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3)

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of a draft Stage 1 report

Official Report of Meeting 18 March 2015



9th Meeting, Wednesday 11 March 2015

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2)

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of a draft Stage 1 report

Official Report of Meeting 11 March 2015



8th Meeting, Wednesday 04 March 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Item 4 in private

Subordinate legislation (negatives)
Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/49)
Non-Domestic Rating (Valuation of Utilities) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/50)
Valuation Timetable (Scotland) Amendment Order 2015 (SSI 2015/51)
The Local Government Pension Scheme (Governance) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/60)

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1)

Integrated health and social care complaints procedures
Consideration of its approach to its examination of the implications for complaints procedure following the integration of health and social care

Official Report of Meeting 4 March 2015



February 2015

7th Meeting, Wednesday 25 February 2015

Subordinate legislation
Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/47)

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of the evidence received

Official Report of Meeting 25 February 2015



6th Meeting, Wednesday 18 February 2015

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
Evidence session

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of evidence received

Official Report of Meeting 18 February 2015



5th Meeting, Wednesday 04 February 2015

EU Priorities (in private)
Consideration of its EU priorities for 2015.

Budget Strategy Phase 2016-17 (in private)
Consideration of its approach to the Budget Strategy Phase 2016-17

Work programme (in private)
Consideration of its work programme

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of its approach to the scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1



January 2015

4th Meeting, Wednesday 28 January 2015

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
Evidence session

Decision on taking business in private
Consideration of its work programme, EU Priorities and approach to budget scrutiny at future meetings

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of the evidnece received 

Official Report of Meeting 28 January 2015



3rd Meeting, Wednesday 21 January 2015

Subordinate legislation
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Scottish Public Authorities) Amendment Order 2014 (SSI 2014/354)

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
Evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from stakeholders

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration the evidence received

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of a draft Stage 1 report

Official Report of Meeting 21 January 2015



2nd Meeting, Wednesday 14 January 2015

Declaration of interests
Cara Hilton

Appointment of European Union Reporter 
Appointment of a Member to serve as its European Union Reporter  

Public petition
PE1538 by Dr Richard Burton on behalf of Accountability Scotland, on Transparency in SPSO investigations  

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill
Evidence session (x2)  

Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of the evidence received  

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of a Stage 1 draft report

Official Report of Meeting 14 January 2015



1st Meeting, Wednesday 07 January 2015

Decision on taking business in private
Item 7

European Reporter
The Committee will appoint a Member to be its European Reporter

Subordinate Legislation
Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2014 (SSI 2014/300)

Subordinate Legislation
The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/301)
The Charities Accounts (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/335)

Scottish Public Service Ombudsman
Evidence session from the Scottish Public Service Ombudsman on its 2013/14 Annual Report

Scottish Public Service Ombudsman
Consideration of the evidence received at the meeting

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (in private
Consideratoin of a draft Stage 1 report

Official Report of Meeting 7 January 2015



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