Meeting Papers & Official Reports

November 2020

32nd Meeting, Tuesday 24 November 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 2

Official Report of Meeting 24 November 2020



31st Meeting, Tuesday 17 November 2020

Scottish Parliament’s environmental performance and response to the climate emergency
Evidence session with the Scottish Parliament's Chief Executive and consideration of evidence heard

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Consideration of instruments

Subordinate legislation
Consideration of an instrument

EU Exit and the environment (in private)
Consideration of correspondence

Work programme (in private)
Consideration of future business

Official Report of Meeting 17 November 2020



30th Meeting, Tuesday 10 November 2020

Subordinate legislation
Consideration of a negative instrument

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Consideration of instruments

Official Report of Meeting 10 November 2020



29th Meeting, Tuesday 03 November 2020

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Evidence session with Scottish Government officials; consideration of a number of instruments and consideration, in private, of the evidence heard

Green recovery inquiry (in private)
Consideration of a draft report

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22 (in private)
Consideration of a draft report

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Friday 6 November 2020



October 2020

28th Meeting, Wednesday 28 October 2020

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and consideration of the evidence heard

Official Report of Meeting 28 October 2020



27th Meeting, Tuesday 27 October 2020

Green recovery inquiry (in private)
Consideration of a draft report

Budget Scrutiny 2021-22 (in private)
Consideration of a draft report



26th Meeting, Tuesday 06 October 2020

Scottish Government Budget 2021-22
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Consideration of an instrument

Subordinate legislation
Consideration of a negative instrument

Regional Marine Planning inquiry (private)
Consideration of written evidence

Work programme
Consideration of future business

Official Report of Meeting 6 October 2020



September 2020

25th Meeting, Tuesday 29 September 2020

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
Consideration of 2 instruments

Environment Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (in private)
Consideration of its approach

Official Report of Meeting 29 September 2020



24th Meeting, Tuesday 22 September 2020

Green recovery inquiry
Evidence sessions (x4) and the consideration, in private, of the evidence heard

Subordinate legislation
Evidence session and motion with the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment

Official Report of Meeting 22 September 2020



23rd Meeting, Monday 21 September 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration a draft Stage 1 report



22nd Meeting, Tuesday 15 September 2020

Green recovery inquiry
Evidence sessions (x3) and then consideration, in private, of the evidence heard

Official Report of Meeting 15 September 2020



21st Meeting, Monday 14 September 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of a draft report



20th Meeting, Tuesday 08 September 2020

Green Recovery inquiry
Evidence sessions (x3) and consideration (in private) of the evidence heard

Working group to improve budget information
Consideration of the proposed Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament working group

Official Report of meeting 8 September 2020



19th Meeting, Tuesday 01 September 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, Europe and External Affairs

Climate Change Act 2008: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Official Report of Meeting 1 September 2020



August 2020

18th Meeting, Tuesday 25 August 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill
Evidence sessions (x3) and consideration of the evidence heard

Official Report of Meeting 25 August 2020



17th Meeting, Tuesday 18 August 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill
Evidence sessions (x2) and consideration of the evidence heard

Papers for meeting 18 August 2020 (44KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 18 August 2020



16th Meeting, Tuesday 11 August 2020

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill
Evidence session with Scottish Government officials

Climate Change Act 2008
Evidence session with Scottish Government officials

Official Report of Meeting 13 August 2020



June 2020

15th Meeting, Tuesday 23 June 2020

Work programme (in private)
Consideration of future business



14th Meeting, Thursday 18 June 2020

UK Environment Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (in private)
Consideration of a Draft report



13th Meeting, Monday 15 June 2020

UK Environment Bill (UK Parliament legislation)
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and consideration of the evidence heard

Covid-19 and green recovery
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform and consideration of the evidence heard

Subordinate legislation
Consideration of 2 negative instruments

Regional Marine Planning inquiry
Consideration of its draft interim report and next steps

Official Report of Meeting 15 June 2020



12th Meeting, Tuesday 09 June 2020

Impact of Covid-19
Evidence session with SNH and then SEPA

Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill
Evidence session with Scottish Government officials

Annual Report
Consideration of a draft Annual Report

Appointment of Committee adviser (possibly in private)
Consideration of an adviser to support the Committee's work on climate change

Official Report of Meeting 3 June 2020



May 2020

11th Meeting, Tuesday 26 May 2020

Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 1)

Subordinate legislation
Evidence session with the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment

Official Report of Meeting 26 May 2020



10th Meeting, Tuesday 05 May 2020

Subordinate Legislation (in private)
Consideration of draft reports on the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/draft) and on the Environmental Regulation (Enforcement Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI 2020/draft)

Work programme (in private)
Consideration of future business



April 2020

9th Meeting, Wednesday 29 April 2020

This virtual meeting will be broadcast live on www.scottishparliament.tv at 9.15am

Subordinate Legislation
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change, and Land Reform on the Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/draft) and on the Environmental Regulation (Enforcement Measures) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI 2020/draft)

Climate Change Plan and COP26
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Work programme (in private)
Consideration of future business

Papers for meeting 29 April 2020 (645KB pdf)

Official Report of Meeting 29 April 2020



March 2020

8th Meeting, Tuesday 17 March 2020

Subordinate legislation
Evidence session and consideration with the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment on the affirmative instrument Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development (Eligible Land, Specified Types of Area and Restrictions on Transfers, Assignations and Dealing) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [draft] and consideration of a negative instrument

Work Programme (in private)
Consideration of future business

Official Report of Meeting 17 March 2020



7th Meeting, Tuesday 03 March 2020

Declaration of interests
New Committee Member Annie Wells will be invited to declare any interests

Subordinate legislation
The Committee will take evidence on 2 affirmative instruments

Official Report of Meeting 3 March 2020



February 2020

6th Meeting, Tuesday 25 February 2020

Committee on Climate Change - Annual Progress Report
Evidence session

Scottish Water investment plan
Evidence session

Work programme (in private)
Consideration of future business

Official Report of Meeting 25 February 2020



5th Meeting, Tuesday 18 February 2020

Scottish Government Budget 2020-21
Evidence session with the Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy and then the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Regional Marine Planning (in private)
Consideration of an approach

Work programme
Consideration of future business

Official Report of Meeting 18 February 2020



4th Meeting, Tuesday 04 February 2020

Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land
Evidence session with Scottish Government officials

Subordinate legislation
Consideration of a negative instrument

Climate Change Plan (in private)
Consideration of its approach

Work Programme (in private)
Consideratoin of future business

Official Report of Meeting 4 February 2020



January 2020

3rd Meeting, Tuesday 28 January 2020

Subordinate Legislation
Evidence session on the Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2019 instrument and consider 2 negative SSIs

Climate Change Plan
Consideration of an approach (possibly in private)

EU Exit and the environment
Consideration of correspondence

Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill
Consideration of a Draft Stage 1 report

Official Report of Meeting 28 January 2020



2nd Meeting, Tuesday 21 January 2020

Grouse Moor Management Review Group
Evidence session

The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Consideration of a draft report

Official Report of Meeting 21 January 2020



1st Meeting, Tuesday 14 January 2020

EU Exit and the environment
Roundtable evidence session

Official Report of Meeting 14 January 2020



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