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ERD/S2/06/01/M

1st Meeting, 2006 (Session 2)

Wednesday 11 January 2006

Present:

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 10.00 am.

1. Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered evidence received to date at Stage 1.

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

Panel 1

Libby Anderson, ANNEX Consultancy;

Siobhan Mullan, Senior Clinical Training Scholar in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, University of Bristol Veterinary School; and

Panel 2

Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument—

the Organic Aid (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/619)

and took evidence from Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development.

The Committee agreed, being content with the instrument, to make no recommendation to the Parliament.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments—

the Plant Health (Scotland) Order 2005, (SSI 2005/613);

the Rural Stewardship Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/620);

the Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) (Date for Identification of Poultry Premises) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/625);

the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (Scotland) Amendment (No.2) Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/645);

the Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/646); and

the Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures in Zoos) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005, (SSI 2005/647).

The Committee agreed, being content with the instruments, to make no recommendation to the Parliament.

The meeting closed at 12.54 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee