RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
4th Meeting, Session 1 (1999)
7 September 1999
The meeting opened at 1.59 pm.
The Committee heard evidence from John MacKintosh, Jim Walker and The Minister for Rural Affairs.
The meeting was suspended at 3.40 pm, and resumed at 3.47 pm.
Rhoda Grant and Lewis Macdonald reported back to the Committee on the European Committee discussion on this topic on 31 August. The Committee adopted this report.
The Committee considered relevant papers. The Committee endorsed the principle of community management of fisheries as set out in Article 15 of the draft regulation. It was agreed to ask SERAD to provide a summary of responses to their consultation, along with a list of consultees, and an explanation of the process undertaken.
The Committee discussed the Plant Health (Amendment) Order 1999 (SSI (1999/22)) and continued consideration of this Order until the meeting scheduled for 21 September.
The Committee deferred further consideration of this matter.
The Committee discussed a future programme of work .
The meeting closed at 5.11 pm.