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ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 2nd MEETING 2005, SESSION 2  
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PROPOSED LIABILITY FOR RELEASE OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (SCOTLAND) BILL 1495
PROPOSED PLASTIC BAG ENVIRONMENTAL LEVY BILL 1501
EUROPEAN ISSUES 1505
LUXEMBOURG PRESIDENCY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE PRIORITIES) 1509

Environment and RURAL Development COMMITTEE
2nd Meeting 2005, Session 2

CONVENER

*Sarah Boyack (Edinburgh Central) (Lab)

DEPUTY CONVENER

*Mr Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green)

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

*Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (SNP)
*Karen Gillon (Clydesdale) (Lab)
*Alex Johnstone (North East Scotland) (Con)
*Richard Lochhead (North East Scotland) (SNP)
*Maureen Macmillan (Highlands and Islands) (Lab)
Mr Alasdair Morrison (Western Isles) (Lab)
*Nora Radcliffe (Gordon) (LD)

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTES

Alex Fergusson (Galloway and Upper Nithsdale) (Con)
Janis Hughes (Glasgow Rutherglen) (Lab)
Jim Mather (Highlands and Islands) (SNP)
Jeremy Purvis (Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale) (LD)
*Eleanor Scott (Highlands and Islands) (Green)

*attended

THE FOLLOWING GAVE EVIDENCE:

Dr Ingrid Clayden (Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department)
Ross Finnie (Minister for Environment and Rural Development)
Heather McCabe (Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department)
Mike Pringle (Edinburgh South) (LD)
Mr Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife) (Green)
Lachlan Stuart (Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department)

CLERK TO THE COMMITTEE

Mark Brough

ASSISTANT CLERKS

Chris Berry
Catherine Johnstone

LOCATION

Committee Room 5