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Chamber and committees

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Meeting Minutes

18th Meeting, 2022

  • Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T4.40-CR2 The Fairfax Somerville Room
  • Meeting opened at: 10:06
  • Meeting closed at: 12:10
  • Published: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 02:02pm

Committee Members Attendees

Apologies received from

1 Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill:

The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Hugh Dignon, Head of Wildlife and Flood Management Unit, Leia Fitzgerald,Team Leader, Wildlife Legislation Team, Hazel Reilly,Solicitor and Amy Hogarth,Solicitor, Scottish Government .

2 UK subordinate legislation:

The Committee considered a proposal by the Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposal—

Official Controls (Extension of Transitional Periods) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

The Committee agreed that the provisions set out in the notifications should be included in the UK SI.

The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government with questions in relation to the instrument.

3 Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill(In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard earlier in the meeting.

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