Meeting Papers & Official Reports

December 2017

31st Meeting, Tuesday 05 December 2017

Air Quality in Scotland
Evidence from Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and Minister for Transport and the Islands

Work Programme
Consider future work programme

Official Report of Meeting 5 December 2017



November 2017

30th Meeting, Tuesday 28 November 2017

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2018-19
The Committee will hear evidence on the Scottish Government's Draft Budget 2018-19 from Marine Scotland and Scotland's Rural College.

Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will consider a negative instrument.

Official Report of Meeting 28 November 2017



29th Meeting, Tuesday 21 November 2017

Declaration of Interests
Stewart Stevenson will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

Subordinate legislation
The Committee will take evidence on the Pollution Prevention & Control (Scotland) Amendments Regulations 2017 [draft]

Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill:
The Committee will consider the Bill at Stage 2.

Official Report of Meeting 21 November 2017



28th Meeting, Tuesday 14 November 2017

Air Quality in Scotland
Evidence from stakeholders

Subordinate Legislation
Consider 2 negative instruments

Development of Water Resources (Designated Bodies: Modification) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/347);
Water and Sewerage Services to Dwellings (Collection of Unmetered Charges by Local Authority) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017 (SSI 2017/348).

PE01636
Consideration of petition calling for all disposable cups to be 100% biodegradable

Official Report of Meeting 14 November 2017



27th Meeting, Tuesday 07 November 2017

Official Report of Meeting 7 November 2017



October 2017

26th Meeting, Tuesday 31 October 2017

The Committee will consider subordinate legislation on land reform and wild fisheries.

The Committee will take oral evidence on air quality from stakeholders. 

Official Report of Meeting 31 October 2017



25th Meeting, Tuesday 03 October 2017

Scottish Land Commission
The Committee will take evidence from the Chair, Chief Executive and Commissioner

Subordinate legislation
The Committee will consider negative instruments

Petition PE01615
The Committee will consider correspondence relating to the petition

Official Report of Meeting 3 October 2017



September 2017

24th Meeting, Tuesday 26 September 2017

Crown Estate Scotland
The Committee will take evidence from the Chair, Chief Executive and Head of Property

Petition PE01636
The Committee will consider the following petition; Require that all single use cups are 100% biodegradable 

Official Report of Meeting 26 September 2017



23rd Meeting, Tuesday 19 September 2017

Scottish Parliament
The Committee will take evidence from the Chief Executive and Environmental Manager.

 

Official Report of Meeting 19 September 2017



22nd Meeting, Tuesday 12 September 2017

Water Industry Commission for Scotland
The Committee will take evidence from the Chief Executive and Interim Chair

Subordinate legislation
The Committee will consider Loch Carron Urgent Marine Conservation (No.2) Order 2017 (SSI 2017/205)

Official Report of Meeting 12 September 2017



21st Meeting, Tuesday 05 September 2017

Choice of Deputy Convener
The Committee will choose a new Deputy Convener.

Declaration of interests
John Scott and Donald Cameron will be invited to declare any relevant interests.

Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill (in private)
The Committee will consider a draft Stage 1 report.

Official Report of Meeting 5 September 2017



June 2017

20th Meeting, Tuesday 27 June 2017

Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill
Evidence from the Cabinet Secretary and Officials

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform
Evidence from the Cabinet Secretary and Officials

Work Programme
Consider work programme

Official Report of Meeting 27 June 2017



19th Meeting, Tuesday 20 June 2017

Waste in Scotland
The Committee will take evidence from stakeholders to explore waste generation and disposal in Scotland more widely. 

Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will consider The Environmental Impact Assessment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/168). 

The Committee received the following written submissions ahead of the meeting on 20 June.

 The Committee received the following additional written submissions following its meeting on 20 June.  

Official Report of meeting 20 June 2017



18th Meeting, Tuesday 13 June 2017

Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill
The Committee will hear evidence from a panel of stakeholders

Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 [draft]

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

Official Report of Meeting 13 June 2017



17th Meeting, Tuesday 06 June 2017

Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will take evidence from the Scottish Government on Loch Carron Urgent Marine Conservation Order 2017 (SSI 2017/158)

Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill
The Committee will take evidence from 3 panels of stakeholders

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

Official Report of Meeting 6 June 2017



May 2017

16th Meeting, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will take evidence on the Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 [draft]

Official Report of Meeting 30 May 2017



15th Meeting, Tuesday 23 May 2017

Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill
Evidence from the Scottish Government Bill Team

Public Petition PE1615
Consider petition PE1615 on a state regulated licensing system for gamebird hunting

Work Programme
Consider work programme

Additional Written Evidence on PE1615

Official Report of Meeting 23 May 2017



14th Meeting, Tuesday 16 May 2017

Subordinate Legislation
Evidence and debate on motion to annul the Forestry (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (SSI 2017/113).

Subordinate Legislation
Consideration of 4 negative instruments on environmental impact assessments

Annual Report
Consider draft annual report

Official Report of Meeting 16 May 2017

Written evidence received



13th Meeting, Tuesday 02 May 2017

Air Quality in Scotland
Evidence from stakeholders and academics on air quality in Scotland.  

Work Programme
Review work programme (possibly in private)

Official Report of Meeting 2 May 2017



April 2017

12th Meeting, Tuesday 18 April 2017

Public Petitions:
The Committee will take evidence on  PE1615 by Logan Steele on behalf of the Scottish Raptor Group on state regulated licensing system for gamebird hunting in Scotland.

Official Report of Meeting 18 April 2017



March 2017

11th Meeting, Tuesday 28 March 2017

Review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002
Evidence session with Right Hon Lord Bonomy.

Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will consider a negative instrument on The Protection of Seals ( Designation of Haul-Out Sites) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017 (SSI 2017/63).

Public Petitions
The Committee will consider PE1615 by Logan Steele on behalf of the Scottish Raptor Group on state regulated licensing system for gamebird hunting in Scotland.

The Committee will also consider a revised draft report on Deer Management in Scotland and review its work programme.

Official Report of Meeting 28 March 2017



10th Meeting, Tuesday 21 March 2017

Subordinate Legislation
The Committee will take evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the Carbon Accounting Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017 [draft]

The Committee will review its work programme (possibly in private)

The Committee will consider a draft response to the Scottish Government and its draft report on deer management in Scotland (possibly both in private)

Official Report of Meeting 21 March 2017



9th Meeting, Tuesday 14 March 2017

Official Report of Meeting 14 March 2017



8th Meeting, Tuesday 07 March 2017

Draft Climate Change Plan (RPP3) (Private)
The Committee will consider a revised version of its draft report.



February 2017

7th Meeting, Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Committee will consider its draft report on the draft climate change plan (RPP3) (in private)



6th Meeting, Tuesday 21 February 2017

Draft climate change plan (RPP3)
The Committee will take evidence from the the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

The Committee will consider the following Legislative Consent Memorandum: Farriers (Registration) Bill (UK Parliament Legislation)

Official Report of Meeting 21 February 2017



5th Meeting, Tuesday 07 February 2017

Draft Climate Change Plan (RPP3)
Evidence from 3 panels of stakeholders, consideration of evidence heard earlier in the meeting and the Committee will consider its approach to the inquiry.

EU Engagement and Scrutiny (possibly in private)
The Committee will consider its draft response to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee.

Committee on Parliamentary Reform (in private)
The Committee will consider its response to the Commission on Parliamentary Reform

Official Report of Meeting 7 February 2017



January 2017

4th Meeting, Tuesday 31 January 2017

Draft Climate Change Plan (RPP3)
Evidence from stakeholders

Petitions
Consider petitions on European beavers in Scotland and state regulated licensing for gamebird hunting in Scotland

Draft Climate Change Plan (RPP3)  (possibly in private)
Consider evidence heard earlier in the meeting

Deer Management in Scotland  (possibly in private)
Consider evidence heard at its previous meeting

Commission for Parliamentary Reform (possibly in private)
Consider response

Official Report of Meeting 31 January 2017



3rd Meeting, Tuesday 24 January 2017

The Draft climate Change Plan (RPP3)
Evidence session with Scottish Government officials on it's Draft Climate Change Plan (RPP3)

Deer Management in Scotland
Evidence session with Scottish Natural Heritage officials

Official Report of Meeting 24 January 2017



2nd Meeting, Tuesday 17 January 2017

Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument
The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/406)

Deer Management in Scotland
The Committee will take evidence from a panel of academics

Official Report of Meeting 17 January 2017



1st Meeting, Tuesday 10 January 2017

Scottish Government's Wildlife Crime in Scotland - Annual Report 2015
Evidence session with a variety of experts and stakeholders

Draft Budget Scrutiny 2017-18
The Commitee will consider its draft report

Additional Written Evidence Received

Official Report of Meeting 10 January 2017