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19th Meeting, 2006 (Session 2)

Wednesday 31 May 2006


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

Apologies were received from Mr Alasdair Morrison.

The meeting opened at 10.06 am.

1. Item in private: The Committee agreed to consider item 3 in private.

2. European issues: The Committee considered an update from the Convener on European issues. The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Environment and Rural Development seeking further information on a number of issues, prior to taking oral evidence from the Minister at its meeting on 21 June.

3. Food Supply Chain Inquiry (in private): The Committee considered a draft report and agreed to consider a further draft at its next meeting. 

4. Crofting Reform etc. Bill (in private): The Committee considered a draft Stage 1 report and agreed to continue its consideration at its next meeting.

The meeting closed at 12.22 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee