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ERD/S2/06/33/M

33rd Meeting, 2006 (Session 2)

Wednesday 22 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 10.05 am.

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

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 163, 40, 41 and 42.

The following amendments were disagreed to (by division)—

            150 (For 3, Against 6, Abstentions 0)
            157 (For 2, Against 7, Abstentions 0).

Amendments 154, 143 and 149 were moved and, with the agreement of the Committee, withdrawn.

The following amendments were not moved: 3, 155, 156, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 151, 158, 159, 160, 161 and 162.

Sections 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 and 33 were agreed to without amendment.

Sections 17, 24, 27, 30, 32 and 34 were agreed to as amended.

The Committee ended consideration of the Bill for the day, section 34 having been agreed to.

2. Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered a draft Stage 1 report and agreed to consider a further draft at its next meeting.

The meeting closed at 12.36 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee