||Roseanna Cunningham (Convener)
|Mrs Lyndsay Mcintosh
The meeting opened at 9.59 am.
- The Committee considered petition PE 4 by Maclay, Murray
& Spens on the tenancy of shops. The Committee agreed that, in view of the commitment
made by the Minister for Justice to consider the issue raised in the petition, it should
be referred to the Executive. The Executive would be invited to discuss the matter
directly with the petitioners and to inform the Committee of the outcome. The Committee
also considered PE 28 by 999 Clear Roads Campaign on emergency vehicles. The Committee
agreed that, since the petition sought legislation on what appeared to be a reserved
matter, the Committee could not provide the remedy sought. However, it was agreed that the
Convener should write to the Executive, asking whether it had plans to increase public
awareness of the need to give way to emergency vehicles and asking whether it was engaged
in discussions with UK Ministers. The Convener would also write to the Convener of the
Transport and Environment Committee, to which the petition had also been referred.
- The Committee considered and noted the
following negative instruments
Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 1999 (SSI 1999/149);
Act of Sederunt (Fees of Sheriff Officers) 1999 (SSI 1999/150).
- The Reporter (Maureen Macmillan) reported to the
Committee on her meetings with the Family Law Association, the Lord Advocate and Michael
Clancy of the Law Society of Scotland.
Committee considered a revised draft Stage 1 report on the general principles of the Bill.
Various amendments were agreed to. The report as amended was agreed to.
Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Bill (in private):
The meeting closed at 11.17 am.
Clerk to the Committee