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Meeting of the Parliament 28 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab)

Will the minister confirm that he will consider the climate change implications of fracking and coal-bed methane extraction? In particular, will he consider the research into fugitive emissions, given that the Scottish Government failed to meet its own climate targets in their first three years?



Meeting of the Parliament 20 January 2015 : Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab)

I welcome the establishment of the task force, which will be hugely important for the fishing industry and for the knock-on effect on local economic development.

I want to focus on the regeneration opportunity that could come from rebuilding the factory. Has the cabinet secretary been in discussion with Aberdeenshire Council about the regeneration impact of getting on the ground fast with a replacement facility?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack (Lothian) (Lab)

Thank you, convener. I have no interests to declare.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack

I am interested in teasing out how, once the national marine plan is in place, the regional marine plans will develop and fit into the process. There are a lot of amendments in the modifications report—a new regional policy section has been added to almost every chapter of the plan. I want to tease out the relationship between the regional marine plans and the national marine plan and—picking up the point about timing—how we can get the right balance between planning at the national level and planning at the regional level. In evidence, we have heard divergent views on whether the national plan should be translated into detail at the regional level or whether there is scope for different views at the regional level. How do you see that relationship panning out?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack

It is important that we tease this out. We will have national and regional frameworks, and there will be consultation at both levels. You have carried out consultation on the national plan and there will be consultation at the regional level. Might the Government change its mind on the basis of representations that it receives during consultation at the regional level?

In the terrestrial planning system, there is a clear set of processes. Have you set out exactly how the processes will work if people want to appeal the granting of consents in the marine environment or if local authorities are unhappy and want to challenge your decisions? Can you set out the framework so that people can understand it? We have received representations from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, which wants lots of local variation, and from the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, which is worried that the regional plans will vary wildly from area to area. How will such conflict be arbitrated? Is that for you, as the minister, to determine, or will there be a set of processes that people will understand?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack

I have a short supplementary question about that. Will you run a selection of geographically based pilots, and will you intimate that to certain local authorities so that they will know that they will be the ones that are ahead of the game?

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack

Thank you.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack

I have a brief supplementary question on the potential for conflict between the Government’s trying to expand the aquaculture industry and the judgments that are made locally. I presume that there will be a policy hierarchy and a decision-making framework such as exist in the onshore planning process to deal with issues such as cumulative impact. Are you thinking of setting out guidelines that local authorities and the aquaculture industry will be able to follow in the context of the regional marine planning framework?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack

Yes.



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 14 January 2015 : Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sarah Boyack

I have a quick supplementary which is more concerned with the future. We need to look at local authorities’ expertise and resource requirements for marine planning at the regional plan stage if additional Crown Estate responsibilities are to go to them. That is a significant uplift in responsibility, with a requirement for new expertise. That is perhaps not an issue to pin down in the national marine plan, but it is critical to its implementation.

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S4M-12182.1 Alex Fergusson: The Chilcot Inquiry—As an amendment to motion S4M-12182 in the name of N
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S4M-12182 Nicola Sturgeon: The Chilcot Inquiry—That the Parliament calls for Sir John Chilcot’s offi
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YesCarried

S4M-12176 John Swinney: Community Charge Debt (Scotland) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the gene
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S4M-12160.2 Michael Matheson: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Kez
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S4M-12160.3 Margaret Mitchell: Women Offenders—As an amendment to motion S4M-12160 in the name of Ke
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S4M-12160 Kezia Dugdale: Women Offenders—That the Parliament welcomes the decision of the Scottish G
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S4M-12154.1 Lewis Macdonald: Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) – Supporting Indivi
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S4M-12120.1 Jenny Marra: 2020 Vision, the Strategic Forward Direction of the NHS—As an amendment to
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S4M-12101 John Swinney: Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill—That the Parliament agrees to the general prin
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S4M-12095.4 Ken Macintosh: Tackling Inequalities—As an amendment to motion S4M-12095 in the name of
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Motion S4M-11033: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 30/09/2014 Show Full Motion >>
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