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Chamber and committees

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Meeting date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Agenda: Decision on Taking Business in Private, Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1, Ofcom, Petition, Subordinate Legislation


Subordinate Legislation

Little Loch Broom Scallops Several Fishery Order 2017 (SSI 2017/77)

The Convener

Item 5 is consideration of a negative Scottish statutory instrument, as detailed in the agenda. The question is whether we wish to report any issues on the order to the Parliament. Members should note that no motions to annul the order have been lodged and that there have been no representations to the committee on it. Do members have any comments on the order?

Stewart Stevenson

I merely observe that the order replaces an expiring exclusive right that a previous person has had for the past 15 years. If we compare this order to the previous one, we will see what appear to be tiny differences at the margins in the description of the physical area that is covered, but it is essentially the same area and I see no reason why it should not continue to be covered by an order.

The Convener

Thank you for that. As there are no other comments, does the committee agree that it does not wish to make any recommendations in relation to the order?

Members indicated agreement.

Thank you. The committee will now go into private for item 6.

12:17 Meeting continued in private until 12:32.