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Section C – Future Committee Meetings

This section includes the agendas of the forthcoming committee meetings and outlines proposed future business, which may be subject to change. Committees have the right to take items in private and this will be notified as far in advance as possible.

Many committees include details of their future business on their webpages, which can be accessed at:

Environment and Rural Development Committee
14 February 2007
7th Meeting, 2007

The Committee will meet at 10.30 am in Committee Room 1

1. Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill: The Committee will take evidence at Stage 1 from—

Sarah Boyack MSP, Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development, and Helen Jones and Mike Liddle, Landscapes and Habitats Division, Scottish Executive;

and then from—

Mr John Swinney MSP, member in charge of the Bill, and Scott Martin, solicitor;

and will decide whether to consider a draft report on the Bill in private at future meetings until the report is agreed.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—

the Prohibition of Fishing with Multiple Trawls (No. 2) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007, (SSI 2007/13); and

the Tweed Regulation Order 2007, (SSI 2007/19).

3. Petition PE1011: The Committee will consider Petition PE1011 by Ian MacKinnon of Action Against Marine Park calling on the Scottish Parliament to amend the National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000 to require the approval by a majority in a local referendum before any national park can be established.

Proposed future business

At its next meeting on 21 February, the Committee is expected to consider a draft Stage 1 report on the Cairngorms National Park Boundary Bill and a draft report on its marine environment inquiry.

For further details, contact the Clerk to the Committee, whose details are provided at the end of the Bulletin.

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