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Chamber and committees

Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

Meeting date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Agenda: Subordinate Legislation, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1, Transport (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1


European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Organic Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Convener

Agenda item 3 is consideration of six consent notifications for United Kingdom statutory instruments on the common fisheries policy, common organisation of the markets and organic products that are being laid in the UK Parliament under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The common fisheries policy instrument is categorised as partly category B, which means that the transition from an EU to a UK framework would be a major and significant development.

Do members have any comments?

Stewart Stevenson

I have a brief comment on the common fisheries policy instrument. I very much welcome the fact that it leaves the competency dispute about the determination of fishing opportunities to another instrument, and I think that that represents a pragmatic and sensible approach by the two Governments.

The Convener

As there are no other comments, does the committee agree to write to the Scottish Government to confirm that it is content for consent for the UK SIs referred to in the notifications to be given and to request a response from the Scottish Government on the wider policy matters that have been identified?

Members indicated agreement.