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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume (South Scotland) (LD)

As someone who lives on one of the tributaries of the Tweed, I would guess that about 90 per cent of it is in Scotland, but that is just a Trivial Pursuit guess.

Why has there been no general consultation on the order? How will you get the message out to interested parties?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

Thanks, convener, and good morning everybody.

Scotland missed the annual climate change targets in 2010, 2011 and 2012. How does the minister account for that within the rural affairs and environment budget? What action has been taken in the budget to address future climate change targets?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

Thanks for your answers, minister.

The figures in the draft budget indicate that rural enterprise looks to be being cut by 98.9 per cent, so it is almost completely done away with altogether. Various projects that I am aware of come out of that budget, such as the monitor farms project. One of the monitor farms has focused on climate change and carbon use, so it would be concerning if the budget for that went. There is also the Go Rural scheme, which our deputy convener helped to launch, and the rural leadership programme, which I recall that Jim Mather said was a vital attribute that will play a key role in achieving the rural business growth that we all want. It is really quite concerning that the rural enterprise budget seems to be getting chucked out the window. Will the minister comment on that and on where the projects might go in the future?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

The monitor farm project relates to climate change and carbon use.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

Is that likely?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

You talked about working with industry to look at forestry as a potential additional crop or something that people can use to heat their homes. I think that about 1 hectare is needed—on a rota system—to harvest the biomass that is needed to heat one’s home.

About 50 per cent of land in the Scottish Borders is tenanted. There is a problem for tenant farmers who want to plant trees. They might be on short assured tenancies, with a 15-year lease, but it is 40 years before trees can be harvested. Have you or your officials considered the possibility of forestry being regarded as a crop, so that if tenants had to go, they might get waygo compensation for the crop’s value, even if it was only halfway to maturity?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

Not all the stock that is planted in Scotland comes from Scotland or even the UK. It can come from very large nurseries elsewhere, hence diseases are making jumps of several hundred miles. Is any work being done in the budget or elsewhere on having smaller or more localised nurseries so that diseases do not make such large jumps?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

The financial memorandum states that

“there is a large degree of uncertainty on the level of costs”.

What is anticipated as the largest potential cost area for communities and landowners? Why does the financial memorandum not provide a range of potential costs in different areas?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

Obviously, we are always concerned about the unintended consequences of any legislation. What funding schemes are available to help communities with that work? Do you think that an increase in applications may have the unintended consequence of eating into another budget, if there is one?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 19 November 2014 : Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Jim Hume

Okay.

I want to consider the costs for public bodies. Obviously, there will be some resource issues for them. Do you have a good estimate of what potential costs there could be for public bodies? What support might there be if demand exceeds expectations?

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S4M-11567.2 Margaret Mitchell: Lowering the Drink Drive Limit—As an amendment to motion S4M-11567 in
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S4M-11507.1 Cameron Buchanan: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—
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S4M-11507 Angela Constance: Progressive Workplace Policies to Boost Productivity, Growth and Jobs—Th
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S4M-11494.3 Jackie Baillie: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494.2 Alex Johnstone: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—As an amendment to
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S4M-11494 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Benefits for People Living with Disabilities—That the Parliament
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S4M-11484.1 Jackson Carlaw: Human Rights—As an amendment to motion S4M-11484 in the name of Roseanna
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Motion S4M-11023.2: Jim Hume, South Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 29/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10594: Jim Hume, South Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/07/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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Motion S4M-09619: Jim Hume, South Scotland, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 03/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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