Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee

 

About The Committee

 

This Committee's work will focus on agriculture, fisheries, rural development, climate change, the environment and other matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food & the Environment.

The Committee normally meets once a week on a Wednesday morning.

Previous meeting papers can be found on the meetings page section of the website.

Current Business

Wildlife Crime in Scotland Annual Report 2014

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Evidence session with Police Scotland and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service 

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Consideration of correspondence to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform 

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Stage 2 Timetable (updated Thursday 28 January 2016)

The Committee will continue its consideration of the Bill at Stage 2 as follows:

Wednesday 3 February 2016 – Day 3 – consideration of amendments to Parts 6 to no later than Chapter 4 of Part 10 (amendments to Parts 6, 7, 8, 9 and Chapters 1-4 of Part 10 should be lodged by 12 noon on Friday 29 January 2016 with the clerks in the legislation team)

Wednesday 10 February 2016 – Day 4 – continuation from where we left off on day 3 with the possibility of completing Part 10, Chapter 3 of Part 2, Part 11 and the Long Title (TBC)

Wednesday 24 February – Day 5 (final day) – remainder of Part 10 (if outstanding), then Chapter 3 of Part 2, Part 11 and the Long Title if still outstanding.

These dates and deadlines are intended to give an indication only and will be confirmed nearer the time.

Read the Stage 2 evidence on the Bill

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Stage 1 evidence

Wednesday 2 September  

Scottish Government Bill Team

Monday 7 September

Land Reform (Meeting  held at the Aros Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye. )

Wednesday 16 September

Agricultural Holdings

Wednesday 30 September

Deer and Sporting Rates

Wednesday 7 October

Human rights

Monday 2 November

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment and Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (external meeting in Dumfries)

In addition the Committee has undertaken several fact finding visits around the country to learn more from people on local issues.  The Committee visited:

  • Fife - 14 September 2015
  • Islay and Jura - 20-21 September 2015
  • Borders - 28 September 2015
  • Registers of Scotland - 6 October 2015

Committee Meetings

5th Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Meeting

Date: 5th Meeting, Wednesday 10 February 2016

Location: CR2

Subordinate Legislation

Consider 3 negative instruments

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Consider the Bill at Stage 2 (Day 4)

Papers for meeting 10 February 2016 (446KB pdf)

The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Friday 12 February 2016.



Committee Reports

Read the latest report from the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee

Report on the Draft Budget 2016-17

2nd Report, 2016 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

 
Keep up to date

Contact us

Clerk: Lynn Tullis
Senior Assistant Clerk: Nick Hawthorne

Email:
racce.committee
@scottish.parliament.uk

0131 348 5051

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