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Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee

Meeting Minutes

27th Meeting, 2022

  • Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
  • Session: 6
  • Location: TG.40-CR1 The Burns Room
  • Meeting opened at: 09:00
  • Meeting closed at: 10:55
  • Published: Thursday, November 24, 2022 04:08pm

1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take item 3 in private.

2 Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (UK Parliament legislation):

The Committee took evidence in a roundtable format from—

Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy, National Farmers Union Scotland;

Dr Gareth Hateley, Junior Vice President Scottish Branch, British Veterinary Association;

Donna Fordyce, Chief Executive, Seafood Scotland;

Julie Hesketh-Laird, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Food Standards Scotland;

Elspeth Macdonald, Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation;

Sarah Millar, Chief Executive , Quality Meat Scotland;

Ian Muirhead, Policy Manager, Agricultural Industries Confederation Scotland.

Donald Cameron referred to his register of interests.

Mark Ruskell referred to his register of interests.

3 Continuity Act (Draft Annual Report):

The Committee considered and agreed a draft response to the annual report laid in draft by the Scottish Ministers in exercise of the power in section 1(1) of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021. 

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