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24th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 28 September 2005


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