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25th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 5 October 2005


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