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ERD/S2/05/24/M

24th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 28 September 2005

Present:

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

Mr Ted Brocklebank
Trish Godman (Committee substitute)
Maureen Macmillan 
Nora Radcliffe

Also present: Mike Pringle.

Apologies were received from Elaine Smith.

The meeting opened at 10.34 am.

  1. Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence at Stage 1 from—

    Panel 1

    Duncan McLaren, Chief Executive, Friends of the Earth Scotland;

    Superintendent Mike Flynn, SSPCA;

    Andrea Crump, Litter Projects Co-ordinator, Marine Conservation Society;

    Panel 2

    Richard Swannell, Head of Innovation, Waste and Resources Action Programme;

    Allan Dryer, Senior Policy Officer, Life Cycle Assessment, SEPA;

    Iain Gulland, Network Director, Community Recycling Network for Scotland; and

    Nicki Souter, Campaign Manager, Waste Aware Scotland.

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

    the Registration of Fish Sellers and Buyers and Designation of Auction Sites (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/438).

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

  3. Inquiry into rural development (in private): The Committee considered a draft report on its inquiry and agreed to consider a further draft at its next meeting.

The meeting closed at 12.42 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee