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ERD/S2/05/12/M

12th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 27 April 2005

Present:

Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Rob Gibson

Karen Gillon

Richard Lochhead

Maureen Macmillan

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Nora Radcliffe Mr Mark Ruskell (Deputy Convener)

Apologies were received from Alex Johnstone.

The meeting opened at 9.48 am.

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

The draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2005.

Lewis Macdonald MSP (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development) moved motion S2M-2684—

That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2005 be approved.

After debate, the motion was agreed to.

2. Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence at Stage 1 from—

Panel 1

Anne McCall, Planning and Development Manager, RSPB Scotland;
Dr Dan Barlow, Head of Policy and Research, FoE Scotland;

Panel 2

Professor Alan Alexander, Chair, Scottish Water;
Geoff Aitkenhead, Asset Management Director, Scottish Water;
Craig McLaren, Director, Scottish Centre for Regeneration, Communities Scotland;
Gordon Wilson, Corporate Planner, Communities Scotland;

Panel 3

Dr Keith MacLean, Head of Sustainable Development, Scottish and Southern Energy;
Dr John Hartley, Director/Principal Consultant, Hartley-Anderson Consultants; and
Liz Bogie, Senior Manager, Knowledge Management, Scottish Enterprise.

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

The TSE (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/173).

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

4. Inquiry into climate change (in private): The Committee considered a further draft report and agreed a number of changes. The Committee agreed to consider a further draft at its next meeting.

The meeting closed at 12.34 pm. 

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee