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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

I am interested in that point. You have produced a national framework and left it up to the regional plans to pick up on those aspects, which brings us back to the point that Mike Russell and I made on what the plan should be doing. I am grateful for that explanation.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

An issue that came out of the analysis of consultation responses focused on the concern that, if certain ports and harbours are designated in a certain way, that will have a detrimental impact on others. I would appreciate your brief comments on that issue.

11:30  

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

Is the chapter on recreation and tourism not about supporting economically productive activities? I think that there is a danger of conflict between the purposes, but other members might wish to comment.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

How can you have such a general approach in something that is a framework for decision makers? I do not mean to be critical, but it raises questions.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

I absolutely understand that but, at the start of the session, you described the document as a framework for decision makers.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

That raises a bit of a concern about the national marine plan. You talk about specific tourism sectors such as coastal walking and you list a number of activities and key areas. If I was a completely independent person—which I am absolutely not, as I represent Galloway—I would look at the list of activities and see that Dumfries and Galloway is a key area for recreational sea angling. That is the case, but many of the other activities that are listed also take place there. In the national plan, are you in danger of becoming a little too specific about local activities?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

We move on to chapter 12, “Recreation and Tourism”. To an extent, the chapter focuses on a perceived tension between tourism and recreation on the one hand and other aspects of the plan, such as the need to protect habitats, species and the environment, on the other. Is that tension significant? Will you discuss a little how the draft plan balances the two sides of that equation?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

Should the issue feature in a national marine plan?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

I have a brief question that ties into Mike Russell’s last question. In my part of the world, if you bury cables, you are likely to disturb unexploded second world war ordinance, much of which then washes up on the shore to be picked up by curious holidaymakers and beach combers. How does the national plan take care of localised issues such as that?

10:45  

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Alex Fergusson

We can gently remind them.

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S4M-11901.3 Neil Findlay: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11901.1 Mary Scanlon: Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce—As an amendment to motion S4M-11901
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S4M-11830.2 John Swinney: The Smith Commission—As an amendment to motion S4M-11830 in the name of Ru
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S4M-11830 Ruth Davidson: The Smith Commission—That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Sm
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Amendment 6 moved by Dr Richard Simpson on motion S4M-11826 Maureen Watt: Food (Scotland) Bill—That
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S4M-11825.3 Claire Baker: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825.2 Jamie McGrigor: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the
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S4M-11825.1 Tavish Scott: End of Year Fish Negotiations—As an amendment to motion S4M-11825 in the n
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S4M-11825 Richard Lochhead: End of Year Fish Negotiations—That the Parliament welcomes the successfu
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S4M-11763.3 Margaret Burgess: Private Sector Rent Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-11763 in the
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Motion S4M-11093: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10562.1: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 09/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09617: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09572: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 01/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09425: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 20/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08943: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 04/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08857.1: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08278: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 12/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07892.2: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 02/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07061: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03851: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 17/12/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03752: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 19/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03669: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 05/11/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03485: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 13/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03416: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 18/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03369: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 11/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03322: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 28/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03261: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 14/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03197: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 30/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-20685: Alex Fergusson, Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2014 Show Full Question >>

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