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Chamber and committees

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Meeting Minutes

2nd Meeting, 2022

  • Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
  • Session: 6
  • Location:
  • Meeting opened at: 09:00
  • Meeting closed at: 11:22
  • Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 02:44pm

Committee Members Attendees

1 Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill:

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

Professor Mary Brennan, Chair, Scottish Food Coalition; Robin Gourlay OBE; and Geoff Ogle, Chief Executive, Food Standards Scotland.

2 UK subordinate legislation:

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

The Official Controls (Temporary Measures) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021.

The Committee agreed that the provisions set out in the notification should be included in the UK SI. The Committee also agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking further information.

3 Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee reviewed the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

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