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LGC/S3/11/1/M

1st Meeting, 2011 (Session 3)

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Present:

Bob Doris (Deputy Convener) Patricia Ferguson
Alex Johnstone Duncan McNeil (Convener)
Alasdair Morgan Mary Mulligan
Jim Tolson John Wilson

Also present: Ken Macintosh MSP

The meeting opened at 10.01 am.

1. Declaration of interests: Alex Johnstone MSP declared that a member of his parliamentary staff was an elected Member of Angus Council.

2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee took evidence on the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/434) from—

Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Graeme Purves, Assistant Chief Planner, Ian Black, Senior Planner, and Norman MacLeod, Senior Principal Legal Officer, Scottish Government.

3. Subordinate legislation: Ken Macintosh MSP moved S3M-7659—

That the Local Government and Communities Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/434).

After debate, the Committee divided: For 4; Against 4; Abstentions 0. The motion was disagreed to on the Convener's casting vote.

4. Subordinate legislation: The Committee considered the following negative instruments—

the Registration Services (Fees) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI/2010/427);

the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Fees) (Scotland) Order (SSI/2010/428);

the Planning etc. (Scotland) Act 2006 (Saving and Transitional Provisions) Order 2010 (SSI2010/431);

the Town and Country Planning (Modification and Discharge of Planning Obligations) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/432); and

the Town and Country Planning (Modification and Discharge of Good Neighbour Agreement) (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (SSI2010/433);

The Committee agreed that it did not wish to make any recommendations on the instruments.

5. Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered and agreed a draft Stage 1 report.

6. Local Electoral Administration (Scotland) Bill (in private): The Committee considered and agreed a draft Stage 1 report.

The meeting closed at 11.15 am.

Susan Duffy
Clerk to the Local Government and Communities Committee
Room T3.60
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 348 5217
Email: susan.duffy@scottish.parliament.uk