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Parliamentary debates and questions

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill Committee 22 November 2017

The agenda for the day:

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill: Consideration Stage.

Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill: Consideration Stage
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The Convener (Tom Arthur)

Good morning and welcome to the sixth meeting in 2017 of the Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill Committee. This is our first meeting at consideration stage, and the only item on our agenda is our approach to consideration stage scrutiny of the bill. Do members have comments on the approach paper, POI/S5/17/6/1?

Mary Fee (West Scotland) (Lab)

It is an excellent paper, which lays out everything that we need to consider.

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con)

Yes, it covers everything.

The Convener

Thank you. I want to confirm a few action points. Does the committee agree to group the three objections?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Does the committee agree to invite all three objectors or only one or two to represent the group?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Does the committee agree to invite the promoters and objectors to provide oral evidence, written evidence or both?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Does the committee agree to delegate to the convener responsibility for inviting any additional witnesses nominated by the promoters or objectors?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Does the committee agree to publish a report summarising the outcome of its consideration of objections?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Does the committee agree that its consideration of amendments should take place on Wednesday 7 February, subject to any required changes of date later on?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Does the committee accept the default order of consideration for the amendment phase?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Finally, does the committee agree to the provisional timetable that is set out in the paper?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

Thank you very much. The next meeting of the committee will be on Wednesday 13 December at 10 am, subject to the availability of witnesses. At that meeting we will take evidence on the objections from the objectors and the promoters of the bill.

Meeting closed at 10:10.