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Chamber and committees

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Meeting date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022


Subordinate Legislation

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

The Convener

We now move on to agenda item 2, which is consideration of a statutory instrument. I refer members to papers 3 and 4. Do any members have any questions or comments to make on the regulations?

As members do not, do members agree with the Scottish Government’s decision to consent to the provisions set out in the notification being included in UK, rather than Scottish, subordinate legislation?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

I propose that the committee write to the Scottish Government to ask why it is now considered appropriate to make regulations amending the rules around checks on sanitary and phytosanitary—SPS—goods during the transition period; what the impact of those changes may be on stakeholders and the wider public, including further information about the outcome of the consultations between Governments and stakeholders; and about the outcome of discussions with stakeholders who have invested in preparations for the end of the transitional staging period.

Are members happy with those suggestions?

Members indicated agreement.

That concludes our business in public. We will now close on BlueJeans, and we will meet in private session.

12:01 Meeting continued in private until 12:10.