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ERD/S2/05/25/M

25th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 5 October 2005

Present:

Sarah Boyack (Convener)
Rob Gibson
Richard Lochhead
Mr Alasdair Morrison
Mr Mark Ruskell (Deputy Convener)
Alex Fergusson (Committee substitute)
Trish Godman (Committee substitute)
Maureen Macmillan
Nora Radcliffe

Also present: Mike Pringle.

Apologies were received from Mr Ted Brocklebank and Elaine Smith.

The meeting opened at 10.22 am.

1. Item in private: The Committee agreed to take item 3 in public.

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

Panel 1

Alan Forrest, Regional Manager, B&Q plc;
Sarah Tew, Trading Law Manager, LIDL UK;
Becky Toal, Environment Programme Manager, the Co-operative Group Ltd;
Nigel Smith, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, British Retail Consortium;

Panel 2

Niall Stuart, Press and Parliamentary Officer, Federation of Small Businesses;
Lekha Klouda, Executive Secretary, Association of Charity Shops;
Donna Heaney, Policy Manager, Scottish Consumer Council;

Panel 3

Kathleen Fraser, Health Protection Policy Team Manager, Aberdeen City Council;
Dr Colin Clark, Head of Waste Management, Highland Council; and
Gilbert Wilson, Head of Consumer Services, Renfrewshire Council.

3. Proposed Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: The Committee considered its approach at Stage 1, should the proposed bill be referred to it as lead committee.

4. Inquiry into rural development (in private): The Committee agreed its report and arrangements for its publication.

The meeting closed at 12.24 pm. 

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee