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7th Meeting 2003 (Session 2)

Wednesday 1 October 2003

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Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Roseanna Cunningham

Mr Rob Gibson

Karen Gillon

Alex Johnstone

Maureen Macmillan

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

Apologies: Nora Radcliffe

The meeting opened at 10.31 am.

1. National Waste Plan inquiry: The Committee took evidence from-

Matthew Farrow, Head of Policy, CBI Scotland

Andy Willox, Scottish Policy Convener, Federation of Small Businesses Scotland

Angus Macpherson, Treasurer, Recycling Advisory Group Scotland

Dr Nicki Souter, Campaign Manager, Waste Aware Scotland

Dr Michael Milner, Senior Business Environmental Adviser, Business Environment Partnership.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument-

the Animal By-Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/411).

The Committee agreed, being content with the instrument, to make no recommendation to the Parliament.

The Committee further agreed to write to the Minister for Environment and Rural Development expressing the concerns raised by members of the Committee, and the Subordinate Legislation Committee, and to reflect these concerns in its report to the Parliament.

The meeting closed at 12.09 pm.

Tracey Hawe

Clerk to the Committee