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Chamber and committees

Rural Affairs and Islands Committee

Meeting Minutes

22nd Meeting, 2022

  • Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T4.40-CR2 The Fairfax Somerville Room
  • Meeting opened at: 10:00
  • Meeting closed at: 12:51
  • Published: Thursday, June 30, 2022 11:51am

Committee Members Attendees

Also Present

Edward Mountain (MSP)

1 Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill:

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

Màiri McAllan, Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Hugh Dignon,Head of Wildlife and Flood Management Unit, Leia Fitzgerald,Team Leader, Wildlife Legislation Team and Hazel Reilly,Lawyer, Scottish Government.

2 Subordinate legislation:

The Committee considered the following negative instruments—

Seed (Fees) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022;

Meat Preparations (Import Conditions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022;

Vegetable Plant Material and Fruit Plant and Propagating Material (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2022.


The Committee agreed to make no recommendations in relation to the instruments.

3 UK subordinate legislation:

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

Aquatic Animal Health (Amendment) Regulations 2022;

Animals, Food and Feed, Plant Health, Plant Propagating Material and Seeds (Miscellaneous Amendments etc.) Regulations 2022.

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

4 Work programme(In Private):

The Committee considered its work programme.

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

The Committee did not have time to consider this agenda item.

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