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Petition by Evelyn Mundell  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1263  
Petition by Evelyn Mundell on behalf of Ben Mundell calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to accept that individual dairy farmers have human rights and that these have been breached by the operating rules of the ring fencing mechanism attached to the management of milk quotas which should have been carried out in accordance with objective criteria and in such a way as to ensure equal treatment between farmers and avoid market and competition distortion.  
Petitioner: Evelyn Mundell  
On behalf of: Ben Mundell 
Number of signatures: 5  
Date lodged: 17 August 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1263 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1263  

Written Questions for PE1263  

3 November 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, National Farmers Union of Scotland and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission Scotland seeking responses to the points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 3 November 2009 

9 February 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 9 February 2010 

18 May 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 18 May 2010 

13 September 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 13 September 2010 

23 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. Link to Official Report 23 November 2010" 

8 February 2011 :   The Committee agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment to give oral evidence and to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 8 February 2011 

8 March 2011 :   The Committee took evidence from Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment; Martin Morgan, Food and Drink Industry Division; and Angela Lawson, Solicitor, Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 8 March 2011" The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government will undertake a review, including a full public consultation exercise, of the ring fence provisions in 2012 in advance of the planned abolition of the milk quota regime by the European Council in 2015. 

 
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