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9th Meeting, 2003 (Session 2)

Wednesday 29th October 2003

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Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Karen Gillon

Maureen Macmillan

Nora Radcliffe

Apologies: Roseanna Cunningham.

Mr Rob Gibson

Alex Johnstone

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

The meeting opened at 10.03 am.

  1. Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence at Stage 1 from-

Councillor Alison Hay, Malcolm Muir and James Fowlie, COSLA

Jo Lenthall, Scotland LBAP Project Officer, Scottish Biodiversity Forum

Professor Jeff Maxwell, Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Colin T Reid, UK Environmental Law Association.

  1. National Waste Plan inquiry (in private): The Committee considered a draft report. A number of changes were proposed and agreed to. The Committee agreed to consider a further draft in private at its meeting on 5 November 2003.
  2. Budget process 2004-05 (in private): The Committee considered and agreed a draft report subject to certain specified amendments being made, and approved on the Committee's behalf by the Convener. The Committee further agreed to the approved report being published on the Committee web-site.

The meeting closed at 12.39 pm.

Tracey Hawe

Clerk to the Committee