2015 Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Papers and Official Reports

December 2015

40th Meeting, Wednesday 16 December 2015

Consideration of items in private

Consider whether to take items 5 and 6 in private.

Subordinate Legislation

Evidence on two pieces of subordinate legislation

Subordinate Legislation

Debate on an affirmative instrument

Subordinate Legislation

Consider four negative SSIs

SRUC - Scotland's Rural College

Consider and agree draft correspondence to the SRUC.

Work Programme and Legacy Report

Consider work programme and approach to the Committee's legacy report

Official Report of Meeting 16 December 2015



39th Meeting, Wednesday 09 December 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consider whether to take item 5 in private

Subordinate Legislation

Consider negative instruments

Subordinate Legislation

Evidence and debate on the Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/376)

Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference COP21

Consider draft correspondence to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Official Report of Meeting 9 December 2015



38th Meeting, Wednesday 02 December 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Consider draft Stage 1 report (private)



November 2015

37th Meeting, Thursday 26 November 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (private)

Consider draft Stage 1 Report on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Papers for meeting 26 November 2015 (81KB pdf)



36th Meeting, Wednesday 25 November 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Decide whether to take item 4 in private.

Subordinate legislation

Consider a negative instrument

SRUC - Scotland's Rural College

Evidence session with Executive Management Team of SRUC

SRUC - Scotland's Rural College

Consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Official Report of Meeting 25 November 2015



35 Meeting, Wednesday 18 November 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Consider draft Stage 1 report (private)



34th Meeting, Wednesday 11 November 2015

Item in Private

Consider whether to take item 4 in private

Subordinate Legislation

Consider two negative SSIs

Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference COP21

Evidence from the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Agricultural Holdings Remedial Order 2014 mediation and compensation process

Consider latest update

Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Conference COP21

Consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

Official Report of meeting 11 November 2015

Minutes of meeting 11 November 2015 (86KB pdf) 



33rd Meeting, Wednesday 04 November 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Richard Lochhead.

Official Report of meeting 4 November 2015



32nd Meeting, Monday 02 November 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Evidence from the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Aileen McLeod.

Official Report of meeting 2 November 2015



October 2015

31st Meeting, Wednesday 28 October 2015

Agenda items-

1. Decision on taking business in private

2. Subordinate legislation

3. Subordinate legislation

4. The Crown Estate

5.  Work programme

Official Report of meeting 28 October 2015



30th Meeting, Wednesday 07 October 2015

Subordinate Legislation

Consider three negative instruments

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Consider evidence from stakeholders on the human rights aspects of the bill

Public Petitions

Consider PE01490 on Control of Wild Goose Numbers

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (in private)

Consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting

Official Report of meeting 7 October 2015

Minutes 7 October 2015 (87KB pdf) 



September 2015

29th Meeting, Wednesday 30 September 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Evidence from stakeholders on parts 8 (Deer Management) and 6 (Entry in the Valuation Rolls of Shooting and Deer Forests)

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill (private)

Consider evidence heard

Official Report of meeting 30 September 2015

Minutes 30 September 2015 (87KB pdf) 



28th Meeting, Wednesday 23 September 2015

Business in private

Consider whether to take later items in private

Agricultural Holdings Remedial Order 2014 mediation and compensation process

Evidence from Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment

Marine Protected Areas

Evidence from stakeholders

Subordinate Legislation

Consider a negative instrument

Agricultural Holdings Remedial Order 2014 mediation and compensation process 

Consideration of evidence heard

Marine Protected Areas 

Consideration of evidence heard

Official Report of meeting 23 September 2015



27th Meeting, Wednesday 16 September 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Evidence on part 10 of the Bill from stakeholders

Subordinate Legislation

Consideration of 2 negative instruments

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Consideration of evidence heard (private)

Official Report of meeting 16 September 2015

Minutes 16 September 2015 (88KB pdf)



26th Meeting, Monday 07 September 2015

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Evidence from stakeholders

Official Report of meeting 7 September 2015



25th Meeting, Wednesday 02 September 2015

Agenda items-

The Committee will meet at 9.45 am in the Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2).

1. Decision on taking business in private

2. Land Reform (Scotland) Bill oral evidence

3. Review of Veterinary Disease Surveillance Centres oral evidence

4. Work programme

Official Report of meeting 2 September 2015



June 2015

24th Meeting, Wednesday 24 June 2015

Subordinate legislation

Consider 4 negative instruments

Public Petitions: PE01490

Consider PE01490 on control of wild geese numbers

Work Programme (in private)

Consider work programme

Official Report of Meeting 24 June 2015

Minutes of Meeting 24 June 2015 (35KB pdf)



23rd Meeting, Thursday 18 June 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Decision on consideration of work programme in private at future meetings

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Evidence from EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan

Official Report of Meeting 18 June 2015



22nd Meeting, Wednesday 17 June 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consider whether to take items 3 and 4 in private

Crown Estate

Evidence from Crown Estate and Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment

Scottish Government's forthcoming land reform bill

Consider approach to scrutiny of expected bill, subject to formal referral by Parliament

Crown Estate

Consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting

Official Report of meeting 17 June 2015

Minutes of meeting 17 June 2015 (46KB pdf)



21st Meeting, Monday 08 June 2015

 

The Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of land reform in Scotland

Evidence on issues raised by the consultation

 

The Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of land reform in Scotland

Committee and witnesses will answer questions from members of the public

 

 

Official Report of Meeting 8 June 2015



20th Meeting, Wednesday 03 June 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Decision on taking item 8 in private

Subordinate legislation

Evidence on Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification of Part 1) Regulations 2015 [draft] from Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Subordinate legislation

Debate on Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Modification of Part 1) Regulations 2015 [draft]

Subordinate legislation

Consideration of two negative SSIs

Common Agricultural Policy implementation in Scotland - application process

Evidence from stakeholders

Public petitions PE01547

Consideration of petition

Public petitions

Consideration of letter on PE 01542 on Human Rights for Dairy Farmers

Common Agricultural Policy implementation in Scotland - application process (possibly in private)

Consideration of evidence

 

Official Report of Meeting 3 June 2015



May 2015

19th Meeting, Thursday 28 May 2015

Decision on taking item in private

Consider whether to take item 3 in private

First Milk

Evidence from the Chief Executive of First Milk

First Milk (possibly in private)

Consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting

Official Report of Meeting 28 May 2015



18th Meeting, Wednesday 27 May 2015

Crown Estate - witness expenses

Consider delegation of responsbility for any witness expenses to the Convener

Subordinate Leglisation

Consider 4 negative instruments

Crown Estate

Evidence from stakeholders on proposed devolution of the Crown Estate assets

Annual Report

Consider a draft annual report 11 May 2014 - 10 May 2015

Official Report of Meeting 27 May 2015



17th Meeting, Wednesday 13 May 2015

Subordinate Legislation

Consider 2 negative instruments

Mandatory public sector climate reporting (in private)

Consider a draft letter to the Scottish Government

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Friday 15 May 2015



16th Meeting, Wednesday 06 May 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consider whether to consider a draft letter on mandatory public sector climate reporting in private

Subordinate legislation

Evidence from Aileen McLeod on the Climate Change (Additional Greenhouse Gas) (Scotland) Order (draft)

Subordinate legislation

Aileen McLeod to move motion S4M-13047 on the Climate Change (Additional Greenhouse Gas) (Scotland) Order (draft)

Work Programme (in private)

The Committee will consider its work programme

Official Report of Meeting 6 May 2015



April 2015

15 Meeting, Wednesday 29 April 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consider whether to consider its work programme in private at its next meeting

Subordinate legislation

Evidence on the Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015 (draft)

Subordinate legislation

Cabinet Secretary to move S4M-12904 on the Scottish Marine Regions Order 2015 (draft)

Mandatory public sector climate reporting

Evidence from stakeholders

Review of agricultural holdings legislation final report (in private)

Consider a draft letter to the Scottish Government

Scottish Government's Biodiversity Strategy

Consider a draft letter to the Scottish Government

Official Report of meeting 29 April 2015



14th Meeting, Wednesday 22 April 2015

Decision on taking items in private

Consider whether to consider item three and future agenda items in private

Subordinate legislation

Consider the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007 (Fixed Penalty Notices) Order 2015 (SSI 2015/113)

Review of Agricultural Holdings Legislation Final Report

Consider a draft letter to the Scottish Government

Parliament Day Kirkwall (in private)

Consider approach to meeting and engagement activities in Orkney as part of Parliament Day Kirkwall in June

Official Report of meeting 22 April 2015



13th Meeting, Wednesday 01 April 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consider whether to take agenda item on work programme in private

Subordinate Legislation

Consider 5 negative instruments

Review of Agricultural Holdings Legislation Final Report

Evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment and Members of the Review Group

Public petitions PE01490

Consider petition on control of wild goose numbers

Work Programme

Consider its work programme

Official Report of Meeting 1 April 2015



March 2015

12th Meeting, Wednesday 25 March 2015

Scottish Government's Biodiversity Strategy

Evidence from the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Review of Agricultural Holdings Legislation Final Report

Evidence from stakeholders

Parliament Day Kirkwall (Private)

Consider approach paper

Scottish Government's Wild Fisheries Review (Private)

Consider draft letter to the Scottish Government

Official Report of Meeting 25 March 2015



11th Meeting, Wednesday 18 March 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consider whether to take items in private at future meetings

Subordinate legislation

Consider the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Fixed Penalty Notices and Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 [draft]

Subordinate legislation

Consider the Common Agricultural Policy (Direct Payments etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/58)

Scottish Government's Biodiversity Strategy

Evidence from stakeholders

 

Official Report of meeting 18 March 2015.



10th Meeting, Wednesday 11 March 2015

Official Report of meeting 11 March 2015

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

Consider the bill at stage 2 (day 2)

Public Petition PE01547

Consider the petition on the conservation of wild salmon



9th Meeting, Wednesday 04 March 2015

Subordinate legislation

Consider three negative instruments

Scottish Government's Wild Fisheries Review

Evidence from the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

Consider the bill at stage 2

Official Report of Meeting 4 March 2015



February 2015

8th Meeting, Wednesday 25 February 2015

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill

Evidence on stage 2 amendments and draft regulations on abandoned or neglected land

Scottish Government's Wild Fisheries Review

Evidence from stakeholders

Official Report of Meeting 25 February 2015



7th Meeting, Wednesday 18 February 2015

Decision on taking items in private    

Consider whether to consider a letter on disposal of local authority assets in private

Subordinate legislation

Consider 2 negative instruments

Wild Fisheries Review Panel

Evidence on the final report from the Wild Fisheries Review Panel

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill - crofting community right-to-buy amendments

Evidence on amendments at stage 2 from stakeholders

Disposal of local authority assets

Consider a draft letter to the Scottish Government

Dairy inquiry (in private)

Consider a draft letter to the Scottish Government

Official Report of Meeting 18 February 2015



6th Meeting, Thursday 05 February 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consideration of whether to consider its letter to the Scottish Government on the dairy inquiry in private at future meetings.

Dairy industry

Evidence session with stakeholders

Official Report of Meeting 5 February 2015



5th Meeting, Wednesday 04 February 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consideration of whether to take item 4 in private

Dairy industry

Evidence with stakeholders, followed by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment

Public Bodies Consent Memorandum

Consideration of the Public Bodies (Abolition of the Advisory Committee on Pesticides) Order 2015 [draft]

Disposal of local authority assets 

Consideration of responses from local authorities

EU engagement 2014 and EU priorities for engagement 2015 (in private)

Consideration of letter to European and External Relations Committee

Official Report of Meeting 4 February 2015.



January 2015

4th Meeting, Wednesday 28 January 2015

Decision on taking business in private

Consideration of whether to take item 4 in private and whether to consider EU priorities in private at future meetings.

Subordinate legislation

Conservation of Salmon (Annual Close Time and Catch and Release) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/357); Designation of Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/373); and Sea Fishing (Points for Masters of Fishing Boats) (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (SSI 2014/379).

Dairy industry

Evidence with stakeholders

Dairy industry (in private)

Consider evidence and consider future plans for its inquiry

Scotland's National Marine Plan (in private)

Consider a draft report

Official Report of Meeting 28 January 2015



3rd Meeting, Wednesday 21 January 2015

Scotland's National Marine Plan (Private)

The Committee will consider a draft report on Scotland's National Marine Plan.

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (Private)

The Committee will consider a draft report on the Bill.



2nd Meeting, Wednesday 14 January 2015

Declaration of interests
Sarah Boyack MSP

Decision on taking business in private
Consideration of the Scottish Government's National Marine Plan should be taken in private at future meetings

Scotland’s National Marine Plan
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of a draft report

Official Report of Meeting 14 January 2015



1st Meeting, Wednesday 07 January 2015

Scotland’s National Marine Plan
Evidence session with stakeholders

Public Bodies Consent
Abolition of the Home Grown Timber Advisory Committee Order 2014 [draft]

Official Report of Meeting 7 January 2015