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5th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 9 February 2005


Sarah Boyack (Convener)
Rob Gibson
Richard Lochhead
Mr Alasdair Morrison
Mr Mark Ruskell (Deputy Convener)

Alex Fergusson (Committee substitute)
Karen Gillon
Maureen Macmillan
Nora Radcliffe

Apologies: Alex JohnstoneThe meeting opened at 10.02 am.

  1. Inquiry into climate change: The Committee took evidence from—

Dr Bob McIntosh, Director, Forestry Commission Scotland;

Professor Steve Albon, Head of Science, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute;

John Kinnaird, President, NFU Scotland;

Panel 2

Stephen Midgley, Project Officer, the Scottish Coastal Forum;

Lloyd Austin, Chair, Scottish Environment LINK;

Panel 3

Roddy Yarr, Environment Manager, BAA Scotland;

Jeff Gazzard, GreenSkies Alliance;

Phil Flanders, Director for Scotland, the Road Haulage Association; and

Colin Howden, Campaigns Manager, TRANSform Scotland.

  1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument—

    The Potatoes Originating in Egypt (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/39).

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

  2. Inquiry into climate change: The Committee considered arrangements for future evidence sessions for this inquiry.

The meeting closed at 12.13 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee