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ERD/S2/05/7/M

7th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 2 March 2005

Present:

Sarah Boyack (Convener)
Karen Gillon
Richard Lochhead
Nora Radcliffe

Rob Gibson
Alex Johnstone
Maureen Macmillan
Mr Mark Ruskell (Deputy Convener)

Also present: Chris Ballance, Fergus Ewing, John Home Robertson, Alasdair Morgan, Mr Andrew Welsh.

Apologies: Mr Alasdair Morrison.

The meeting opened at 10.03 am.

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

    the draft Landfill Allowances Scheme ( Scotland) Regulations 2005.

    Lewis Macdonald MSP (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development) moved motion S2M-2405—

    That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Landfill Allowances Scheme ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

    After debate, the motion was agreed to.

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

    the Conservation of Salmon (Esk Salmon Fishery District) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/24).

    Mr Andrew Welsh MSP moved motion S2M-2380 —

    That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Conservation of Salmon (Esk Salmon Fishery District) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/24).

    After debate, the motion was disagreed to by division: For 3, Against 5.

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

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

    the Conservation of Salmon (River Annan Salmon Fishery District) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/37);
    the Antisocial Behaviour (Noise Control) ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/43);
    the Domestic Water and Sewerage Charges (Reduction) ( Scotland) Regulations 2005 (SSI 2005/53); and
    the Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) ( Scotland) Order 2005 (SSI 2005/54).

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

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

    Tom McCabe MSP, Minister for Finance and Public Service Reform;
    Nicol Stephen MSP, Minister for Transport; and
    Allan Wilson MSP, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning.

The meeting closed at 1.26 pm. 

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee