I don't think there's anything here that will be terribly....
I received a letter from the chair of the Liaison Committee asking us if we have any committee travel. The subcommittee of liaison makes priorities and recommends them to the Liaison Committee for parliamentary committee travel.
I do not think we have anything. Should I respond? Unless somebody here has some ideas about a potential trip, I don't think we have anything to submit to the Liaison Committee for a request for travel. Does anybody foresee that?
No, so we'll just have our standard request of the standard committee amount for every study that we do.
Depending on the length of time that we're going to move on to PIPEDA, when we do, if we're going to hear from as many witnesses as have been submitted, we may actually have to ask for some more budget. I'm just letting colleagues know that. We should make sure that we have that discussion when we go to frame the length of any future studies that we have.
In terms of meetings, we have 26 meetings remaining until the end of June, excluding the last two sitting weeks of June, because we sometimes don't know when the House will adjourn.
We have witnesses this Thursday and witnesses next Tuesday for SCISA, and we have nothing booked, as you can see, for Thursday, February 9, and all the way through. We need to have some direction. We can continue asking witnesses to come on SCISA, or we can decide to wrap it up, move on with something else, and then provide some time. I'm getting the sense that we're done with SCISA witnesses, at this particular point. Do we want to bring in the ministers to close, or not? Is there no need? I'm sensing no need.
Then may I suggest that on February 9 we spend that day, or at least a portion of that day, giving priorities and instructions to the analysts for the draft report? Is that fine? Very good.
May I then suggest that with regard to Tuesday the 14th, through to the 16th, because we've already adopted a motion to study PIPEDA, I instruct the clerk to start inviting witnesses to testify on the 14th and 16th? That should give the analysts enough time to prepare a draft report.
When will we be able to have consideration of a draft report on SCISA?