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Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Tuesday 10 December 2019 9:30 AM


1. Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill: The Committee will take evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—
Ian Thomson, Head of Investigations, RSPB Scotland;
Karen Ramoo, Policy Adviser, Scottish Land and Estates;
Ross Ewing, Political and Press Officer, Scotland, British Association for Shooting and Conservation;
Dr Ruth Tingay, Raptor Ecologist, Raptor Persecution UK;
Eddie Palmer, Chairman, Scottish Badgers;
Les George, Gamekeeper and Scottish Gamekeepers Association Committee member, Scottish Gamekeepers Association;
Liz Ferrell, LINK Wildlife Crime Subgroup Convener and Scottish Officer, Bat Conservation Trust, SE Link;
and then from—
Mike Flynn, Chief Superintendent, SSPCA;
Detective Chief Superintendent Gary Cunningham, Specialist Crime Division, Police Scotland, Police Scotland;
Constable Charlie Everitt, Scottish Investigative Support Officer at the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit;
Robbie Kernahan, Head of Wildlife Management, Scottish Natural Heritage;
Joanne Fairman, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Animal and Plant Health Agency;
Sara Shaw, Head of Wildlife and Environmental Crime Unit, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

2. Public petitions: The Committee will consider Petition PE1758, lodged by Gill Docherty on behalf of Scotland Against Greyhound Exploitation, calls on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to put an end to greyhound racing in Scotland.

3. Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

4. Work programme (in private): The Committee will review its work programme.

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