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ERD/S2/06/32/M

32nd Meeting, 2006 (Session 2)

Wednesday 15 November 2006

Present:

Sarah Boyack (Convener)
Rob Gibson
Maureen Macmillan
Nora Radcliffe
Elaine Smith

Mr Ted Brocklebank
Richard Lochhead
Mr Alasdair Morrison
Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

Also present: Rhona Brankin (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development) and John Farquhar Munro. 

The meeting opened at 10.02 am. 

1. Crofting Reform etc. Bill: The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1).

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 8, 9, 10, 11, 130, 12, 13, 14, 1, 15, 2, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22.

Amendment 4 was disagreed to by division (For 3, Against 6, Abstentions 0).

Amendments 120, 138, 129 and 131 were moved and, with the agreement of the Committee, withdrawn.

The following amendments were not moved: 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 132, 133, 139, 134, 135, 136, 137, 5, 140, 6, 141 and 7.

Section 3 was agreed to without amendment.

Sections 2, 5, 6, 7 and 10 were agreed to as amended.

The Committee ended consideration of the Bill for the day, section 10 having been agreed to.            

2. European issues: The Committee considered an update from the Convener on European issues and agreed to write to the Minister for Environment and Rural Development seeking further information on various matters prior to the Minister giving evidence to the Committee on 6 December 2006.

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following draft code of practice subject to annulment—

Environmental Protection Act 1990: Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Scotland) Act 2006 (SE/2006/164).

The Committee agreed, being content with the draft code of practice, to make no recommendation to the Parliament.

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

the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SSI 2006/530).

The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Environment and Rural Development seeking further information on the effects of the Regulations on small rural abattoirs and to consider the Regulations again at a future meeting.

5. Budget process 2007-08 (in private): The Committee considered and agreed a draft report to the Finance Committee on the Executive’s Draft Budget 2007-08. 

The meeting closed at 11.57 am.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee