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.
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
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
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
Wednesday 30 September
Deer and Sporting Rates
Wednesday 7 October
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
5th Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee Meeting
Date: 5th Meeting, Wednesday 10 February 2016
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.
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