Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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Paul Wheelhouse MSP

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  • Member for: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Minister for Environment and Climate Change (Paul Wheelhouse) Thank you, convener. I have with me Eileen Stuart, who is head of policy and advice at Scottish Natural Heritage, and Andrew Taylor from the Scottish Government, who advises me on matters such as geomanagement and goose management.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address the co...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse A considerable amount of effort is going into studying that. We have acknowledged that, in Scotland, we have about 65,000 Greenland barnacle geese. That constitutes a high proportion of the world’s population of Greenland barnacle geese, so we recognise that we have a responsibility to the internati...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Yes. If it would help the committee’s understanding, I can give some figures. I stress that they are seasonal averages. Throughout the whole season, the average numbers for barnacle geese have risen from a low point—for the period that I have before me—of about 33,452 in 2001-02 to 46,903 in 2012-13...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse That is true. If we remove the geese from Islay, they will potentially go to other parts of their natural range.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse On Islay, we are reasonably confident that the numbers are accurate. Because of the legal requirements that affect an annex 1 species, there is quite strict monitoring of the numbers that are taken. Each year, we set a bag limit, which is a limit to the number that can be lethally scared or euthanis...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse It would be fair to say that we have data for other populations of geese—greylag and other species. However, I would say that Islay represents the best information that we have, of all the populations that are under study.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse When I visited Islay last year, I heard anecdotal evidence that greylag numbers were still modest but were on the increase. Just to give you a sense of the dynamics, I believe that greylag geese seem to learn quite well from scaring activities. I did not observe this myself, but I was told by local ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse We remain concerned about the future of the Greenland white-fronted geese on Islay. Their numbers have not been holding up well. It is impossible to say whether that is down to competition with other species for feed or whether other factors such as climate change or their grounds in Greenland or el...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse I have had a number of lengthy discussions with the RSPB, and I went to Islay to visit the RSPB reserve. We have always been open to dialogue with the RSPB, which is involved in the national goose management review group, as is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Conservation groups have an interest in...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 25 June 2014 : Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Paul Wheelhouse Eileen Stuart will talk about the report. There is an on-going study in that regard. In the run-up to my visit to Islay and after my visit we committed to working with local stakeholders to identify a strategy for adaptive management that would work in sympathy with our obligations under the habitat...
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Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-09916: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/05/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09294.3: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09280: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08517: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07106: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06845.2: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/06/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06798: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 30/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06544: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06209: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/04/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05712: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/02/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4W-09164: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/08/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01238: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/06/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-01063: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07135: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
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Question S4O-01044: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07085: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07045: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-07043: Paul Wheelhouse, South Scotland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/05/2012 Show Full Question >>

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