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Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East) (SNP)

As Gillian Martin’s welcome motion highlights, world environment day was on 5 June. The day has helped to give focus to the need for nature-based solutions to be deployed to tackle climate c...

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

That might be something that we can look at in the future.

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

It seems not. We have some information regarding fisheries charges being used in Iceland, Australia, New Zealand and the US. Are witnesses aware of those examples...

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

Are you aware of examples of countries that use levies or taxes to fund marine enhancement, and from which Scotland could learn?

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

Okay. It will be good to see how that develops.

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

Okay. It is unfortunate that we do not—although not through lack of trying, I think—have representatives here from the sea fishing industry to answer these questi...

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

Does anyone else on the panel want to comment on that?

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

For the record, do you think the power to levy should be devolved?

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

Notwithstanding your position on the Seafish board, the committee would appreciate having the view of the SWT. Perhaps you could arrange for that to be submitted ...

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee 11 June 2019 [Draft] : 11 June 2019 View PDF version
Angus MacDonald

I turn to fiscal measures. We know that Seafish, the industry authority, collects and disburses a UK-wide seafood levy. There is a clear case for Scottish ministe...

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