Committee Reports

7th Report 2011: Legacy Paper

This paper provides an overview for any successor committee(s) of the work done by the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee in the third session of the Scottish Parliament.

6th Report 2011: Annual Report

This report covers the work of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee during the Parliamentary year from 9 May 2010 to 22 March 2011.

5th Report 2011: Subordinate Legistion

This report contains details of six Scottish Statutory Instruments considered by the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee.

4th Report 2011: Report on the future of agricultural support in Scotland

The Committee decided to conduct a short inquiry into the future of agricultural support in Scotland, looking at both the Pack Report and the reform of CAP.

3rd Report 2011: Subordinate Legislation

This report contains details of three Scottish Statutory Instruments considered by the Committee: The Muntjac Keeping (Scotland) Order 2011, the Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011 and the Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2011.

2nd Report 2011: Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 2 February 2011, Committee considered draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 and Scottish Government Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes.

Report to the Finance Committee on Stage 2 of the 2011-12 budget process

In this report, the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee comments on those aspects of the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2011-12 that relate to its remit.

1st Report 2011: Stage 1 of the Reservoirs (Scotland) Bill

The Reservoirs (Scotlanδ) Bill was introδuceδ into the Scottish Parliament on 6 October 2010. The Rural Affairs anδ Environment Committee was appointeδ leaδ Committee to report on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

10th Report 2010: Report on Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 24 November 2010, Committee considered The Scallops (Luce Bay) (Prohibition of Fishing) Order 2010, The Fishing Boats (EU Electronic Reporting) (Scotland) Scheme 2010 and The National Scenic Areas (Consequential Modifications) Order 2010

9th Report 2010: Report on Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 17 November 2010, the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee considered affirmative instrument The Waste Information (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/draft).

8th Report 2010: Stage 1 Report on the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill was introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 9 December 2010. The Rural Affairs and Environment Committee was appointed lead Committee to report on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

7th Report 2010: Report on Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 6 October 2010, the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee considered the following affirmative instruments

6th Report 2010: Report on Subordinate Legislation

At its meeting on 15 September 2010, the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee considered the following affirmative instruments

5th Report 2010: Annual Report 2009-2010

The Committee reports to Parliament on work undertaken during 2009-10.

4th Report 2010: Stage 1 Report on the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill

The Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill was introduced into the Scottish Parliament on 9 December 2009. The Rural Affairs and Environment Committee was appointed lead Committee to report on the general principles of the Bill at Stage 1.

3rd Report 2010: Report on Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the Beet Seed (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI 2010/67).

2nd Report 2010: Report on Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the draft Crofting (Designation of Areas) (Scotland) Order 2010.

1st Report 2010: Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the UK Flood and Water Management Bill - LCM (S3) 24.1

The UK Flood and Water Management Bill introduces provisions which seek to manage the threat of flooding and water scarcity and to introduce a more riskbased approach to reservoir management in England and Wales.

13th Report 2009: Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

On 22 April 2009, the European Commission published a green paper seeking views on a review of the Common Fisheries Policy. The Committee agreed to contribute to the debate by holding an inquiry.

12th Report 2009: Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the draft Water Environment (Groundwater and Priority Substances) (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

Report on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill

The Rural Affairs and Environment Committee was appointed by the Parliamentary Bureau as secondary committee on the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Bill to scrutinise provisions which fall within the Committee’s remit.

11th Report 2009: Stage 1 Report on the Marine (Scotland) Bill

The Marine (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Parliament on 29 April 2009. The Rural Affairs and Environment Committee was designated the lead Committee on the Bill.

10th Report 2009: The Pig Industry

The Rural Affairs and Environment Committee held a short inquiry into the challenges facing the pig industry in response to long-standing concerns from stakeholders about the industry’s sustainability.

9th Report 2009: Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the draft Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

8th Report 2009: Annual Report 2008-09

The Committee reports to Parliament on work undertaken during 2008-09.

7th Report 2009: Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the draft Waste Batteries (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

6th Report 2009: Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the draft Community Right to Buy (Definition of Excluded Land) (Scotland) Order 2009.

5th Report 2009: Rural Housing

The Rural Affairs and Environment Committee identified rural housing as a priority and formally launched an inquiry.

4th Report 2009: Report on Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the Scottish Government Code of Practice for the Welfare of Equidae (SG 2009/20) and the draft Licensing of Animal Dealers (Young Cats and Young Dogs) (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

Stage 1 Report on Climate Change (Scotland) Bill

The Committee reports to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee as the secondary committee on the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill to scrutinise provisions which fall within the Committee’s remit.

3rd Report 2009: Report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum on the UK Marine and Coastal Access Bill - LCM (S3) 14.1

On 16 December 2008 the Parliamentary Bureau referred the Marine and Coastal Access Bill (under consideration in the UK Parliament) memorandum, to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee for scrutiny.

2nd Report 2009: Report on Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the draft Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009.

1st Report 2009: Stage 1 Report on the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill

The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 29 September 2008 and was referred to the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee to consider and report on the general principles of the Bill.

Report to the Finance Committee on Stage 2 of the 2009-10 Budget Process

In this report, the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee comments on those aspects of the Scottish Government’s document, the Scottish Draft Budget 2009-10, that relate to the Committee’s remit.

4th Report 2008: Annual Report 2007-08

The Committee reports to Parliament on work undertaken during 2007-08.

3rd Report 2008: Subordinate Legislation

This report considers the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2008 (SSI 2008/draft).

2nd Report 2008: Flooding and Flood Management

At the start of the parliamentary session, the Committee consulted stakeholders on which issues they viewed as being of highest priority for the Committee’s attention. Flooding and flood management was identified as a high priority.

1st Report 2008: Subordinate Legislation

Covers the draft Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Order (SI), the draft Quality Meat Scotland Order (SSI) and the Sheep and Goats (Identification and Traceability) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/559).

Report to the Finance Committee on Stage 2 of the 2008-09 Budget Process

In this report, the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee comments on those aspects of the Scottish Government’s budget document, the Scottish Budget Spending Review 2007 (SBSR), that relate to the Committee’s remit.

Oral and written evidence received on the Scottish Budget Spending Review 2007

Oral and written evidence received by the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee on the Scottish Budget Spending Review.

2nd Report 2007, Voluntary Modulation Rates (SSI 2007/414)

The Common Agricultural Policy Single Farm Payment and Support Schemes (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/414) were made on 5 September 2007, laid on 6 September.

1st Report 2007, The Cattle Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007

The Cattle Identification (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2007 (SSI 2007/312) were made on 5 June, laid on 7 June and came into force on 29 June. The instrument is subject to annulment until 19 September 2007.

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