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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

I thank the witnesses for all their evidence. They have offered us more detail on certain points that have been raised. We would welcome that as we take forward the discussion with stakeholders and ministers. I thank them very much for that.

We will move into private session, as we agreed to do earlier. The next meeting, which will be our first in 2015, will be on Wednesday 7 January. In that meeting, the committee will take evidence on the draft national marine plan from stakeholders and consider a Public Bodies Act 2011 consent memorandum on the abolition of the home-grown timber advisory committee.

I note on record the committee’s thanks to all those—stakeholders, Scottish Government ministers and officials, clerks, the Scottish Parliament information centre, the official report, broadcasting and security staff—who participated in meetings throughout 2014 and wish everybody season’s greetings.

I ask that the public gallery be cleared, as the public part of the meeting is closed.

11:44 Meeting continued in private until 12:03.  

 



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

I know that you make that point in the plan, but science is developing, and I am afraid that there are questions around the adequacy of that response. The situation is not immobile, and I would hope that such concerns will be taken into account.

That is all on the sectoral part of the plan. To wrap up, Claudia Beamish has a question on the plan’s vision and outlook, which is a subject that has already cropped up in our discussions on many of the sections.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

I will make the general catch-all request in a moment, but if you wish to follow up any points in writing, we would be happy to accept further information on that point. Other points have emerged from some of your previous comments.

There is a general concern that sustainability and many other issues in which we are interested are being affected. There is increasing evidence of the effects on dolphins and porpoises of exercise joint warrior, particularly off Cape Wrath in my constituency. We need to know that such concerns are emphasised in the marine plan, because we are interested fundamentally in the sustainability of the natural environment as the basis for anything that we plan to use it for.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

I want to ask you about a couple of issues. One concerns the interaction with the Ministry of Defence—for example, the impact on species and on sea and land users from exercises in which the global positioning system network is jammed, and the impact on the development of onshore and offshore wind power from training zone flight paths. Those are all issues in the Western Isles. The interaction has had an impact, for example, on applications for small community wind farms close to the test range in North Uist.

How do you find the interaction with defence? Those who submit planning applications that might have defence implications often do not hear about any objections until the last minute. Has the interaction with the Ministry of Defence in developing the plan been good?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

We will take evidence from stakeholders after this meeting, and we will explore some of those issues with them. There are, however, a couple of general points to raise on subject chapters. Alex Fergusson wants to ask a question about shipping, ports, harbours and ferries.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

That is on the table.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

We will have two more questions—one from Mike Russell and the other from Claudia Beamish.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

Do the witnesses want to respond?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

If we are completely clear about wild salmon, we will turn to the sea fisheries.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 17 December 2014 : Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Convener

We will go back to some of the sectoral chapters. Graeme Dey and others might want to ask about wild salmon. We are in the sea, so we will stay in the sea.

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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-11898: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/12/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11647: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11420: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 04/11/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11102: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 05/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-11098: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 03/10/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10992: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10946: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10913: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10912: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10805: Rob Gibson, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/08/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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