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Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener

I am grateful for those comments.

Although...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener

Furthermore, the drafting of the regulations appears to be defective in that there are 10 errors that the Scottish Government has acknowledged to be errors. The c...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener

That gives me an opportunity to observe, for the sake of the record, that this morning we received a letter from the Minister for Parliamentary Business, Joe Fitz...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener

There are a further 17 errors, including patent and other drafting errors, which on balance do not appear to impede delivery of the policy intention, but which th...

Meeting of the Parliament 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP)

This is a fascinating debate, particularly given that, as has already been mentioned, it comes after the kerfuffle of the previous few weeks. I am grateful to Jen...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener

That gives me the opportunity to concur with John Scott’s view that, on the whole, the regulations appear to be not fit for purpose, and I suspect that the commit...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener (Nigel Don)

I welcome members to the 26th meeting in 2014 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee and ask that any mobile phones be switched off. We have received apologies from Margaret McCull...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2014 : Thursday, September 25, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
The Convener

Indeed.

As members have no further comment...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don I understand the point about the science. Clearly, if creatures move around, it is a tad difficult to work out where they prefer to be most of the time. I am sure that the scientific community accepts that. Is there any constraint other than good science on getting those MPAs designated as soon as p...
Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 20 August 2014 : Wednesday, August 20, 2014 view accessible version view PDF version
Nigel Don (Angus North and Mearns) (SNP) Thank you, Mr Mackay, for that comment. Can I pursue that point to try to get some sense of how significant it is? As a layman in this context, I have no idea how productive land can be and how much more productive it can be if it is well managed. Are we talking about a factor of one to three—rangin...
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