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TE/03/02/M

 

TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

2nd Meeting, 2003 (Session 1)

Wednesday 22 January 2003

 
 

Present:

Bruce Crawford

Robin Harper

Angus MacKay

Maureen Macmillan

Fiona McLeod

Bristow Muldoon (Convener)

Nora Radcliffe (Deputy Convener)

John Scott

Elaine Thomson

 

Also present: Ross Finnie, Alasdair Morgan, Alex Fergusson and David Mundell.

 

The meeting opened at 9.51 am.

 

1. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee took evidence on the Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/546) from-

Jim Walker, President, NFU Scotland

Richard Church, Hydrologist, Entec UK Limited

Lisa Schneidau, Convener, Agricultural Task Force, Scottish Wildlife Trust

Fiona Newcombe, Agricultural Task Force, RSPB Scotland.

2. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instrument: The Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/546)

John Scott moved-S1M-3731: That the Transport and the Environment Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2002 (SSI 2002/546)

After debate, the motion was disagreed to by division: For 2, Against 6, Abstentions 1.

3. Subordinate Legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments-

The Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/547)

The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI2002/548)

The School Crossing Patrol Sign (Scotland) Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/549)

The Air Quality Limit Values (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2002, (SSI 2002/556)

The Committee had nothing to report on the instruments but agreed to raise a point in relation to SSI 2002/556 with the Scottish Executive.

4. Organic Waste Spread on Land: The Committee considered recent developments in relation to Petition PE 327 by the Blairingone and Saline Action Group on Organic Waste Spread on Land. The Committee agreed to conclude the petition by referring it back to the Public Petitions Committee, thus enabling a reporter from that committee to consider the elements of the petition relating to public health.

The meeting closed at 1.09 pm.

    Callum Thomson
    Clerk to the Committee


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