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3rd Meeting, 2009 (Session 3)

Tuesday 20 January 2009


Rob Gibson Charlie Gordon
Patrick Harvie (Convener) Alex Johnstone
Alison McInnes Des McNulty
Cathy Peattie (Deputy Convener) Shirley-Anne Somerville

The meeting opened at 2.00 pm.

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee agreed to take item 5 in private.

2. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill: The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Philip Wright, Deputy Director Climate Change, Fiona Page, Head of Scottish Climate Change Bill Team, Andrew Henderson, Policy Officer Scottish Climate Change Bill Team, and Cameron Maxwell, Climate Change Policy Team, Scottish Government.

3. Climate Change (Scotland) Bill - witness expenses: The Committee agreed to delegate to the Convener responsiblity for arranging for the SPCB to pay, under Rule12.4.2, any expenses of witnesses on the Bill.

4. Inquiry into the potential benefits of high-speed rail services: The Committee agreed to make a bid for time for a Chamber debate on its inquiry report.

5. National Planning Framework 2 Inquiry (in private): The Committee considered a draft report to the Local Government and Communities Committee and agreed various changes. The Committee decided to agree its final report by correspondence.

The meeting closed at 4.49 pm.

Steve Farrell
Clerk to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee
Room T3.40
The Scottish Parliament
Tel: 0131 348 5211