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4th Meeting, 2006 (Session 2)

Wednesday 1 February 2006


Sarah Boyack (Convener)
Rob Gibson
Maureen Macmillan 
Mr Mark Ruskell (Deputy Convener)

Mr Ted Brocklebank
Richard Lochhead
Nora Radcliffe
Elaine Smith

Also present: Alex Johnstone

Apologies were received from Mr Alasdair Morrison

The meeting opened at 10.04 am.

  1. Food Supply Chain Inquiry: The Committee took evidence from—

    Kevin Bellamy, Chief Executive, Milk Development Council;

    John Cummings, Scottish Representative, Farmers for Action;

    Alistair Donaldson, Executive Manager, Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers;

    Martyn Evans, Director, Scottish Consumer Council;

    Wilma Finlay, Managing Director, Cream o’ Galloway Dairy Company Ltd;

    James Graham, Chief Executive, Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society;

    Kevin Hawkins, Director General, British Retail Consortium;

    Sarah Mackie, Senior Buying Manager – Scotland, Tesco;

    Peter Nicholson, Milk Procurement Director, Robert Wiseman Dairies; and

    James Withers, Deputy Chief Executive, NFU Scotland.

  2. Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered a further draft Stage 1 report, agreed the report, subject to specified changes being made, and agreed arrangements for its publication.

The meeting closed at 1.04 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee