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9th Meeting, 2004 (Session 2)

Wednesday 24 March 2004

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Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Rob Gibson

Alex Johnstone

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

Roseanna Cunningham

Karen Gillon

Maureen Macmillan

Nora Radcliffe


The meeting opened at 10.03 am.

1. Inquiry into the implementation of CAP Reform: The Committee took evidence from—

Panel 1

Bob Stubbs, Senior Development Manager, Key Industries, Highlands and Islands Enterprise;

Roddy Jackson, Executive Committee Member, Scottish Estates Business Group;

Pip Tabor, Project Director, Southern Uplands Partnership; and

Panel 2

Jonathan Hall, Rural Policy Adviser, Scottish Landowners’ Federation;

John Thomson, Director, Scottish Natural Heritage;

Adam Harrison, Rural Development Officer, WWF Scotland.

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

the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops, Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/104);

the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/110);

the Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Scotland) Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/111); and

the Countryside Premium Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/113).

The Committee agreed, being content with the instruments, to make no recommendations to the Parliament.

The meeting closed at 11.49 am.

Tracey Hawe
Clerk to the Committee