2013 Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Papers and Official Reports

December 2013

38th Meeting, Wednesday 18 December 2013

Decision on taking business in private
Consideration of its draft letter to the Scottish Government on deer management issues

Proposed draft Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 Remedial Order 2014
Evidence sessions (x2) with stakeholders

Official Report of Meeting 18 December 2013 (427KB pdf)



37th Meeting, Wednesday 11 December 2013

Subordinate legislation
The Water Environment (River Basin Management Planning: Further Provision) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/323);
The Water Environment (Shellfish Water Protected Areas: Designation) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/324);
The Water Environment (Shellfish Water Protected Areas: Environmental Objectives etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/325); and
Seed (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/326);
Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification) Order 2013 [draft] and Statutory Guidance (SG/2013/254);
Paul Wheelhouse to move—S4M-08517

Draft document subject to rule 10.5 of Standing Orders
The Land Reform (Scotland) 2003 (Modification) Order 2013 - Statutory Guidance (SG/2013/254)

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee review of EU rules (in private)
Considerartion of its response to the SPPA Committee's review of EU rules

Work programme (in private)
The Committee will consider its work programme

Official Report of Meeting 11 December 2013 (335KB pdf)



36th Meeting, Wednesday 04 December 2013

Decision on taking business in private
Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's review of EU rules
Consideration of its future work programme

Subordinate legislation
Litter (Fixed Penalties) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/315);
Flood Risk Management (Designated Responsible Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/314)

Proposed draft Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 Remedial Order 2014
Evidence session with Scottish Government officials

Official Report of Meeting 4 December 2013 (304KB pdf)



November 2013

35th Meeting, Wednesday 27 November 2013

Subordinate legislation
Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/307)
Rural Development Contracts (Land Managers Options) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/309)

Wildlife Crime in Scotland - 2012 Annual Report
Evidence session with the Minisiter

Public petitions
PE01490 by Patrick Krause on behalf of the Scottish Crofting Federation on control of wild goose numbers

The Scottish Government's draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme and behaviour change (in private)
Consideration of a draft letter to the Minister

Official Report of Meeting 27 November 2013 (391KB pdf)



34th Meeting, Wednesday 20 November 2013

Subordinate legislation
Marine Licensing (Pre-application Consultation) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/286).

Deer management
Evidence session with stakeholders

The Scottish Government's draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme and behaviour change (in private)
Consideration of a draft letter to the Minister

Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 Remedial Order 2014 (in private)
Consideration of its approach to scrutiny of Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 Remedial Order 2014

Official Report of Meeting 20 November 2013 (449KB pdf)



33rd Meeting, Wednesday 13 November 2013

Decision on taking business in private
Draft letter to the Scottish Government on climate change adaptation & behaviour change
Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 Remedial Order 2014

Declaration of interests
Cara Hilton MSP

Deer management
Evidence sessions (x2) with stakeholders

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15 (in private)
Draft report to the Finance Committee

Official Report of Meeting 13 November 2013 (566KB pdf)



32nd Meeting, Wednesday 06 November 2013

Subordinate legislation
Bee Keeping (Colonsay and Oronsay) Order 2013 (SSI 2013/279); and
Loch Sligachan, Isle of Skye, Scallops Several Fishery Order 2013 (SSI 2013/280)

Climate change adaptation
Evidence session with the Minister

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15 (in private)
Consideration of its draft report to the Finance Committee


Official Report of Meeting 6 November 2013 (437KB pdf)



October 2013

31st Meeting, Wednesday 30 October 2013

Decision on taking business in private
Report on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2014-15

Subordinate legislation
Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/277)

The Scottish Government's draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme
Roundtable evidence sessions (x2) with stakeholders

Public Petitions
PE01441 by David Crichton, on flood insurance problems

Official Report of Meeting 30 October 2013 (581KB pdf)



30th Meeting, Thursday 10 October 2013

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15
Evidence session with the Minister

Official Report of meeting 10 October 2013 (394KB pdf)



29th Meeting, Wednesday 09 October 2013

Subordinate Legislation
Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 (SSI 2013/265)

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary

The Scottish Government's draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme
Evidence session with stakeholders

Official Report of Meeting Wednesday 9 October 2013 (514KB pdf)



28th Meeting, Wednesday 02 October 2013

Resource use and a circular economy
Evidence session with Professor Walter Stahel

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15
Evidence session with stakeholders

Official Report of Meeting 2 October 2013 (527KB pdf)



September 2013

27th Meeting, Wednesday 25 September 2013

Climate change - behaviour change
Roundtable evidence session with stakeholders

The Scottish Government's draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme
Committee's consideration its approach to scrutiny

Official Report of Meeting 25 September 2013



26th Meeting, Wednesday 18 September 2013

Subordinate legislation
Specified Products from China (Restriction on First Placing on the Market) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/221
Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/222

Agricultural issues
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary

Raasay sporting rights lease
Evidence session with the Minister

Official Report of Meeting 18 September 2013 (492KB pdf)



25th Meeting, Wednesday 11 September 2013

The Crown Estate evidence session

Petitions
PE1386
PE1450 

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2014-15 

Work programme

Official Report of Meeting 11 September 2013 (392KB pdf)



June 2013

24th Meeting, Wednesday 26 June 2013

Decision on taking business in private

Subordinate legislation:
Animal Health (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2013 SSI 2013/173;
Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/176;
Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2013 SSI 2013/187;
Sea Fishing (Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing) (Scotland) Order 2013 SSI 2013/189.

Land Reform Review Group evidence session with the Land Reform Review Group

Work programme

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Official Report of Meeting 26 June 2013 (365KB pdf)



23rd Meeting, Thursday 20 June 2013

European priorities evidence session with Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment

Official Report of Meeting 20 June 2013 (313KB pdf)



22nd Meeting, Wednesday 19 June 2013

Review of the Agricultural Rent Review Procedures in Scotland

Community transport

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Official Report of Meeting 19 June 2013 (434KB pdf)



21st Meeting, Wednesday 12 June 2013

Common Agricultural Policy and neonicotinoids evidence session with the Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Subordinate legislation:
Animal Health (Miscellaneous Fees and Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/151

Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill Stage 2

Petitions:
PE1336
PE1450
PE1386

Official Report of Meeting 12 June 2013 (477KB pdf)



20th Meeting, Wednesday 05 June 2013

Decision on taking business in private

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill evidence session with the Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Annual report

Official Report of Meeting 5 June 2013 (413KB pdf)



May 2013

19th Meeting, Wednesday 29 May 2013

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill evidence sessions

Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Official Report of Meeting 29 May 2013 (445KB pdf)



18th Meeting, Wednesday 22 May 2013

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill evidence session with the Scottish Government's Bill Team and then from SEPA

Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill evidence session with the Minister

Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Official Report of Meeting 22 May 2013 (509KB pdf)



17th Meeting, Wednesday 15 May 2013

Decision on taking item 3 in private

Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill evidence session with the Scottish Government Bill Team and then with stakeholders

Marine issues letter to the Scottish Government

Official Report of Meeting 15 May 2013 (414KB pdf)



16th Meeting, Wednesday 08 May 2013

Decision on taking business in private (items 4 & 5)

Subordinate legislation:

Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/123;
The Environmental Information (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/127.

Marine issues evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

Marine issues - consideration of the above evidence session

Expected crofting bill consideration

Official Report of Meeting 8 May 2013 (344KB pdf)



15th Meeting, Wednesday 01 May 2013

Decision on taking item 4 private

Common Agricultural Policy evidence session with Alyn Smith MEP

Marine issues roundtable evidence session

Business planning event

Official Report of Meeting 1 May 2013 (533KB pdf)



April 2013

14th Meeting, Wednesday 24 April 2013

Decision on taking business in private (items 4 and 5)

Marine issues evidence session with Marine Scotland

Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Bill

European Union legislative proposal:

EU Proposal 7510/13 - maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management

Official Report of Meeting 24 April 2013 (338KB pdf)



13th Meeting, Wednesday 17 April 2013

Decision on taking business in private (item 5)

Common Agriculture Policy video conference with Gorge Lyon MEP

Subordinate legislation:

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 SSI 2013 [draft] (evidence session with the Minister)

Work programme

Official Report of Meeting 17 April 2013 (376KB pdf)



March 2013

12th Meeting, Wednesday 27 March 2013

Subordinate legislation:

Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2013 SSI 2013/74

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 2)

Official Report of Meeting 27 March 2013 (698KB pdf)



11th Meeting, Wednesday 20 March 2013

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill, Stage 2 (Day 1)

Review of the Agricultural Rent Review Procedures in Scotland, evidence with stakeholders

Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies (in private)

Official Report of Meeting 20 March 2013 (681KB pdf)



10th Meeting, Wednesday 13 March 2013

Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies (in private)

The Scottish Government's 2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity (in private)



9th Meeting, Wednesday 06 March 2013

Decision on taking business in private - RPP2 Report

Subordinate legislation:

Water Environment (Drinking Water Protected Areas) (Scotland) Order 2013 SSI 2013/29;
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules A1 and 1A) (Scotland) Order 2013 SSI 2013/31.

Review of the Agricultural Rent Review Procedures in Scotland

The Scottish Government's 2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity (in private)

Official Report of Meeting 6 March 2013 (235KB pdf)



February 2013

8th Meeting, Thursday 28 February 2013

Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies, evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment

Official Report of Meeting 28 February 2013 (424KB pdf)



7th Meeting, Wednesday 27 February 2013

Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies, evidence session with the Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Official Report of Meeting 27 February 2013 (486KB pdf)



6th Meeting, Wednesday 20 February 2013

Decision on taking business in private

Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals and Policies, roundtable evidence session

Biodiversity evidence session with the Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Official Report of Meeting 20 February 2013 (565KB pdf)



5th Meeting, Wednesday 06 February 2013

Decision on taking business in private

Subordinate legislation:

Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 SSI/2012/355;
The Plant Health (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 SSI 2013/5;
Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/9.

Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting our Emissions Reduction Targets 2013-2027 - The Draft Second Report on Proposals

Work programme

Official Report of Meeting 6 February 2013 (428KB pdf)



January 2013

4th Meeting, Wednesday 30 January 2013

Subordinate legislation:

Marketing of Bananas (Scotland) Regulations 2012 SSI/2012/349
Shetland Islands Regulated Fishery (Scotland) Order 2012 SSI/2012/348

Roundtable evidence session on the Scottish Government's 2020 Challange for Scotland's Biodiversity

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Official Report of Meeting 30 January 2013 (371KB pdf)



3rd Meeting, Wednesday 23 January 2013

Decision on taking business in private (item 3)

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee inquiries into post-legislative scrutiny and Scottish Law Commission bills

Official Report of Meeting 23 January 2013 (247KB pdf)



2nd Meeting, Wednesday 16 January 2013

Consideration of European Commission work programme 2013 and agreement of EU priorities (in private)

Low carbon Scotland: the Scottish Government's second draft report on proposals and policies (in private)

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee inquiry into post-legislative scrutiny (in private)

Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee's inquiry into Scottish Law Commission bills (in private)

Work programme (in private)



1st Meeting, Wednesday 09 January 2013

Decision on taking business in private

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill evidence session with the Minister

European Union document

Official Report of Meeting 9 January 2013 (488KB pdf)