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31st Meeting, 2005 (Session 2)

Wednesday 30 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 10.04 am.

1. Environmental Levy on Plastic Bags (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered a further draft report. The Committee agreed the report, subject to specified changes being made and agreed arrangements for its publication.

2. Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence at Stage 1 from—

Panel 1

Robin Anderson, President, Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland;

Andy McGowan, Industry Development Manager, Quality Meat Scotland;

George Milne, Secretary, Scottish Region, National Sheep Association;

Eddie Harper, Chairperson, Livestock Group, Road Haulage Association;

Panel 2

Nigel Miller, Chairman, Livestock Committee, NFU Scotland;

Jackie McCreery, Legal Adviser, Scottish Rural Property and Business Association; and

Professor Stuart Reid, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument and agreed, being content with the instrument to make no recommendation to the Parliament—

the Sea Fishing (Enforcement of Community Control Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2005, (SSI 2005/552).

The Committee also considered the following negative instruments—

the Plant Health Fees (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/555); and

the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/569).

The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Environment and Rural Development seeking further information on a number of issues raised during discussion, and to consider the instruments again at its next meeting.

The meeting closed at 12.49 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee