ERD/S2/03/16/M

 
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ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

16th Meeting, 2003 (Session 2)

Wednesday 17th December 2003

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Present:

Sarah Boyack (Convener)

Karen Gillon

Maureen Macmillan

Nora Radcliffe

Rob Gibson

Alex Johnstone

Mr Alasdair Morrison

Eleanor Scott (Deputy Convener)

Apologies: Roseanna Cunningham.

The meeting opened at 11.33 am.

1. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument—

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

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

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 Registration of Establishments Keeping Laying Hens (Scotland) Regulations 2003, (SSI 2003/576)

The Committee took evidence on the first instrument from—

Malcolm McMillan, Legal and Parliamentary Services, Scottish Executive.

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

The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for the Environment and Rural Development expressing serious concern regarding the second instrument, and seeking an urgent response from him, prior to concluding its consideration of the instrument.

3. Parliamentary debate: The Committee agreed to seek a debate in the Parliament on the Report on its Inquiry into the National Waste Plan.

The meeting closed at 11.47 am.

Tracey Hawe
Clerk to the Committee