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After section 2

Part of Crofting Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:30 am on 1st July 2010.

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Photo of Roseanna Cunningham Roseanna Cunningham Scottish National Party 9:30 am, 1st July 2010

Amendment 145 is a new version of Peter Peacock's failed amendment at stage 2 that sought to require the compilation of community maps and plans. It appears that we have dropped the maps, held on to the plans and changed their purpose. They are now supposedly for the crofting communities' benefit rather than the commission's.

Peter Peacock seems unable to come to terms with the fact that responsibility for crofting development already rests with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It has already developed its growth at the edge approach, which does a vast amount of what he is talking about.

Peter Peacock spent much of his time at stage 2 trying to scare everyone about the resource implications of getting the commission to do no more than its regulatory job properly—[Interruption.]