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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab)

Good morning, minister. I was going to ask about the agricultural issues because of the serious concerns about the contribution to emissions. I am pleased that my colleague Alex Fergusson asked about that, but I still have concerns about whether there will need to be regulation. A lot of the good practice that has been taken forward through the climate monitor farms and the voluntary carbon audits will make an impact, but we will have to wait and see how they roll out. I highlight that we should not rule out regulation in case we have to go down that road.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

I want to expand on the areas that are under discussion, which were touched on briefly, and ask a broader question. Do you have concerns about funding for research in relation to what you referred to as “pioneering” technology? As you know, the issues are evolving. For example, the peatland measures that were highlighted in RPP1 have rightly moved from proposals to policies, and the marine environment is in RPP2 and I expect action on it in the future. Can you give the committee some reassurance about the funding for moving these big policies through in the future?

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

I have a brief supplementary question about the compatibility of data collection in the public sector, the private sector and other sectors. How can that be improved? What progress is being made?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

You have already referred to the new Cabinet sub-committee on climate change that you announced in June. Could you tell us a bit more about that, as appropriate, particularly in relation to the delivery of RPP2 and of future climate emissions targets? In particular, I am wondering whether there will be discussions about issues that might be politically challenging for all parties, such as transport demand, low-emissions zones and road pricing, or what alternatives there will be if carbon capture and storage does not come online, which is an issue that some stakeholders have raised. Those are just some examples. I am not clear whether the discussions of the sub-committee will be public, and it would be helpful if you could tell the committee a bit more about it.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

I understand that the Crown Estate Commissioners have a general duty under the Crown Estate Act 1961—1961 is some time ago, even for someone like me. The act says:

“It shall be the general duty of the Commissioners, while maintaining the Crown Estate as an estate in land ... to maintain and enhance its value and the return obtained from it, but with due regard to the requirements of good management.”

As I understand it, legislation would be required to alter that duty, as it is part of an act, although I stand to be corrected. Has any consideration been given to updating the duty? That could perhaps be done through reference to a carbon commitment, a social remit, or sustainable development or other duties, even just within a mission statement. There might well be such plans afoot—consideration might be being given to having some sort of statement that is more appropriate for today.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

As far as a more focused social remit is concerned, which is something that has been highlighted to us to an increasing extent over the past few years, would it be possible for you to have some sort of statement that the public could look at as a way of engaging with that commitment?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

Beyond what each annual report says, would it be appropriate for the Crown Estate to have a mission statement that was relevant to today? Would that be helpful in relation to the interface with communities and the public?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

It would be helpful if the witnesses could clarify how much of the foreshore has been handed over to communities. If you do not have the figure now, perhaps you could get back to us on that. Do you have any targets on that for the future?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Claudia Beamish

The second part of my question was whether you have any targets. Also, will you give a little more explanation about the nature of the agreements? Are they about handing over the management of assets to communities? Is that done on a commercial loan basis? Maybe the LMAs vary—I do not know.



Meeting of the Parliament 08 October 2014 : Wednesday, October 08, 2014
15. Claudia Beamish (South Scotland) (Lab)

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports people in remote areas into further education and lifelong learning. (S4O-03585)

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S4M-11304.3 Michael Russell: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—As an amendment to mo
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S4M-11304 Liz Smith: Addressing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament believes
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S4M-11123 Joe FitzPatrick on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau: Business Motion—That the Parliament
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S4M-11114.2 Kenny MacAskill: Policing—As an amendment to motion S4M-11114 in the name of Graeme Pear
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S4M-11114 Graeme Pearson: Policing—That the Parliament acknowledges that policing in Scotland contin
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S4M-11116.1.1 Patrick Harvie: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to amendment S4M-11116.1 in the name
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S4M-11116.1 Nicola Sturgeon: Scotland’s Future—As an amendment to motion S4M-11116 in the name of Jo
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Motion S4M-11029.4: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10860: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 21/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10750: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09836.1: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09603: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 02/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09551: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 31/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09280.1: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09223: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 03/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08993: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/02/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08835: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 23/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03632: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 28/10/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03516: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22519: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 27/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22442: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 20/08/2014 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-03439: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-22055: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 07/07/2014 Show Full Question >>
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