ERD/S2/03/15/M

 
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ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

15th Meeting, 2003 (Session 2)

Wednesday 10 December 2003

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Present:

Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Roseanna Cunningham

Rob Gibson

Karen Gillon

Alex Johnstone

Maureen Macmillan

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Nora Radcliffe

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

 

The meeting opened at 10.34 am.

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following affirmative instruments-

the draft Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Designation of Scotland River Basin District) Order 2003

the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003.

Allan Wilson MSP (Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural Development) moved-

motion S2M-671 in the name of Ross Finnie MSP- That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Designation of Scotland River Basin District) Order 2003 be approved; and

motion S2M-672 in the name of Ross Finnie MSP- That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that the draft Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003 be approved.

After debate, the motions were agreed to.

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

the Prohibition of Keeping or Release of Live Fish (Specified Species) (Scotland) Order 2003, (SSI 2003/560)

the Pig Carcase (Grading) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/565)

the Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/579).

The Committee agreed to defer consideration of the first two instruments until its next meeting, pending clarification from the Executive and the Subordinate Legislation Committee on a number of points raised by Members.

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

3. Nature Conservation (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered a second draft Stage 1 report. The Committee agreed the report, subject to specified changes being made. The Committee also agreed arrangements for the publication and launch of the report.

The meeting closed at 12.17 pm.

Tracey Hawe

Clerk to the Committee