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2nd Meeting, 2011 (Session 3)

Tuesday 1 February 2011


Jim Hume Bill Kidd
Mr Frank McAveety Irene Oldfather (Convener)
Sandra White (Deputy Convener) Bill Wilson

Apologies were received from Ted Brocklebank, Patricia Ferguson.

In attendance: Dr Ian Duncan, Scottish Parliament European Officer

The meeting opened at 10.30 am.

1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee agreed to take items 4 and 5 and further consideration of its Legacy paper at any future meetings in private.

2. Brussels Bulletin: The Committee considered the latest edition of the Brussels Bulletin and agreed to forward it to relevant committees, highlighting a number of specific issues that fall within their remits. In relation to the Committee's discussion on the CAP, Jim Hume MSP stated that he was an unremunerated partner of John Hume and Son, a farming firm of Sundhope, Yarrow, Selkirk.

3. International Engagement inquiry (in private): The Committee considered a draft report and agreed to consider a further draft at its next meeting.

4. Appointment of EU Reporter (in private): The Committee agreed to appoint Irene Oldfather MSP as EU Reporter during the pilot of an early warning system for consideration of EU legislative proposals.

5. Legacy paper (in private): The Committee agreed its legacy paper subject to specified changes being made.

The meeting closed at 11.47 am.

Lynn Tullis / Simon Watkins
Clerks to the European and External Relations Committee
Room TG.01
The Scottish Parliament
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