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28th Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 9 November 2005


Sarah Boyack (Convener)
Rob Gibson
Maureen Macmillan 
Nora Radcliffe
Elaine Smith
Mr Ted Brocklebank
Richard Lochhead
Mr Alasdair Morrison
Mr Mark Ruskell (Deputy Convener)

The meeting opened at 10.05 am.

1. Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered the evidence received to date at Stage 1.

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

Panel 1

Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development;

Panel 2

Mike Pringle MSP, member in charge of the Bill; and
David Cullum, Non-Executive Bills Unit.

3. Budget process 2006-2007 (in private): The Committee considered a draft report. The Committee agreed the report, subject to specified changes being made.

The meeting closed at 1.03 pm.

Mark Brough

Clerk to the Committee