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10th Meeting, 2003 (Session 2)

Wednesday 5th November 2003

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Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Rob Gibson

Alex Johnstone

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

Roseanna Cunningham

Karen Gillon

Maureen Macmillan

Nora Radcliffe

The meeting opened at 10.01 am.

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

  2. Richard Lockett, Perthshire Adviser, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group

    Becky Shaw, Crofting Environment Officer, Scottish Crofting Foundation

    Alasdair Laing, Vice Convener, Scottish Landowners' Federation

    Andrew Hamilton, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

    Tony Andrews, Chief Executive, Scottish Countryside Alliance.

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

    The Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2003, (SSI 2003/476).

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


  4. National Waste Plan inquiry (in private): The Committee considered a second 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 12 November 2003.

The meeting closed at 12.35 pm.

Tracey Hawe

Clerk to the Committee