RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
3rd Meeting, Session 1 (1999)
Tuesday 31 August 1999
Also Present: John Home Robertson, MSP
Apologies were received from: Mrs Cathy Peattie and Mr John Munro.
The meeting opened at 12.04 pm.
1. Nomination of members to attend discussion of the Highlands and Islands Draft Plan 2000- 2006: The Committee agreed that Rhoda Grant and Lewis Macdonald should attend the meeting of the European Committee which was scheduled to discuss this paper and report back.
2. Consideration of the ban on shellfish fishing due to Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP): The Committee considered the impact of the current ban on shellfishing and agreed to:
3. Consideration of future business: The Committee discussed a number of issues that it wished to consider at future meetings. In particular, the Committee agreed to ask the Minister and others to attend the Committee meeting on 7 September to discuss current issues in the sheep industry.
The meeting closed at 1.07 pm.