The Scottish Parliament


Draft Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill 2005

Monday, March 21, 2005

Consultation on land reform in Scotland - including reform of crofting law -Group began in 1998 with the first consultation paper of the Land Reform Policy Group, which set out to identify the problems and opportunities which land reform could address. A second paper in the same year set out and sought views on various options for solutions and new measures. Finally, a paper in 1999 set down the Group's recommendations for action, both legislative and non-legislative. Each of these papers was widely available and the subject of public comment and advice.


BSE Testing to facilitate trade in cattle over 30 months

Monday, March 07, 2005

This letter seeks your views on proposals to amend existing domestic TSE legislation to, amongst other things, set the criteria which abattoirs will have to meet if they wish to slaughter Over Thirty Months (OTM) cattle for human consumption following any replacement of the current OTM rule with a robust testing regime. These requirements include a written agreement between the individual abattoir operator and the Meat Hygiene Service (MHS), in the form of a legally binding Required Methods of Operation (RMOP).