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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

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Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee

September 30, 2020 09:30


1. Agriculture Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will take evidence on a legislative consent memorandum LCM-S5-38b Agriculture Bill from—
Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, John Kerr, Head of Agriculture Policy Division, George Burgess, Deputy Director of Food and Drink, and Andrew Crawley, Lawyer, Scottish Government Legal Directorate (SGLD), Scottish Government.

2. Financial Scrutiny: The Committee will take evidence from-
Steven Thomson, Senior Agricultural Economist & Policy Advisor, Scotland's Rural College;
Professor Iain Docherty, Dean, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Stirling;
Professor Russel Griggs, Chair, South of Scotland Enterprise;
Charlotte Wright, Chief Executive, Highlands and Islands Enterprise;
Hazel Curtis, Director of Corporate Relations, Seafish.

3. European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and UK Agriculture Bill: The Committee will consider a proposal by the Scottish Government to consent to the UK Government legislating using the powers under the Act and the proposed powers under the Bill in relation to the following UK statutory instrument proposals—
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (Amendment) Order 2020. The Pesticides (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. The Agricultural Products, Food and Drink (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. The Genetically Modified Organisms (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. The Organic Products (Production and Control) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

4. Financial Scrutiny (in private): The Committee will review the evidence heard at agenda item 2.