ERD/S2/04/17/M

 
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ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

17th Meeting, 2004 (Session 2)

Wednesday 23 June 2004

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Present:

Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Rob Gibson

Maureen Macmillan

Nora Radcliffe

Roseanna Cunningham

Alex Johnstone

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

Apologies: Karen Gillon

The meeting opened at 11.08 am.

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following proposed code—

Scottish Outdoor Access Code: Proposed Code, (SE 2004/101).

The Committee agreed that the Convener should write to the Convener of the Justice 1 Committee to advise it of the issues raised by members.

2. Sustainable development: The Committee considered its response to the consultation on the formulation of a UK sustainable development strategy. The Committee agreed that the Convener should submit a response to the consultation incorporating the matters raised by members, and drawing upon previous work conducted by the Committee.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee took evidence from Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development, on the following negative instrument—

the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (SSI 2004/258).

Following this evidence the Committee agreed, being content with the instrument, to make no recommendation to the Parliament.

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

the Shrimp Fishing Nets (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/261);

the Agricultural Business Development (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/267); and

the Common Agricultural Policy (Wine) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2004, (SSI 2004/272).

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

The meeting closed at 12.01 pm.

Tracey Hawe

Clerk to the Committee