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ERD/S2/06/34/M

34th Meeting, 2006 (Session 2)

Wednesday 29 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: Ross Finnie (Minister for Environment and Rural Development) and John Farquhar Munro. 

The meeting opened at 10.04 am. 

1. Aquaculture and Fisheries (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.

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

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

the Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2006, (SSI 2006/541).
The Committee agreed, being content with the instruments, to make no recommendation to the Parliament. 

3. Crofting Reform etc. Bill: The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 3).

The following amendments were agreed to (without division): 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 142, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118 and 119.

Amendment 152 was disagreed to by division (For 0, Against 8, Abstentions 1).

Amendment 166 was moved and, with the agreement of the Committee, withdrawn.

The following amendments were not moved: 164, 165 and 153.

Sections 35, 36, 37, 38, schedule 2, section 45 and schedule 3 were agreed to as amended.

Sections 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47 and the long title were agreed to without amendment.

The Committee completed Stage 2 consideration of the Bill.

The meeting closed at 12.24 pm.

Mark Brough
Clerk to the Committee