After section 36

Part of Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:19 pm on 13th May 2009.

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Photo of Karen Gillon Karen Gillon Labour 3:19 pm, 13th May 2009

I thank the minister for her explanation. However, she was clearly not convinced by that explanation when she was a member of the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee, which produced the recommendations. Without wanting to delve into too many difficult issues and without mentioning the "A" word in too much detail, the experience of the Parliament this session is that current planning procedures are not sufficiently robust. I therefore urge the Parliament, in the best interests of the society in which we live, to ensure that amendments 13 and 14 go through and that undue influence is not placed on SEPA or anyone else in the future.