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Register of Consultations

Organisation
Consultation Title
Explanation
Start Date
Closing Date
Responsible Officer
Hyperlink To Response
Scottish Executive Review of the Scottish Climate Change Programme In the four years since the Executive published its Scottish Climate Change Programme the profile of climate change in the political, media and public arenas has grown steadily. The main catalyst for this growth in concern would appear to be the fact that the impacts of global climate change are becoming ever more evident: rainfall patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, glaciers are retreating, Arctic sea-ice is thinning and the incidence of extreme weather is increasing in many parts of the world 02-Dec-04 25-Feb-05 Iain Mackinnon, Director of Technical Services
Scottish Executive Consultation on the draft Code of Practice, draft policy papers and associated draft regulations 29-Nov-04 25-Feb-05 Iain Maciver, Principal Educational Psychologist, Discussions among Education, Social Work and health colleagues for our authority response
Scottish Executive Parental Involvement - Headteacher and Depute Headteacher Appointment Procedures A consultation on new appointment procedures for headteachers and deputes, with regard to the new arrangements for parental representation as set out in the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Bill. 23-Nov-05 28-Feb-05 Murdo Macleod
Scottish Executive Fire (Scotland) Bill The Scottish Executive invites comments on three consultation papers relating to the Fire (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 28 June 2004. 14-Dec-04 08-Mar-05 Helen Froud, Director of Coporate Services
Scottish Executive Review of health care statistics in Scotland - phase one A major review of health & care statistics in Scotland is currently underway with a view to ensuring that the genuine needs for information for policy development, monitoring, planning and analysis are being met, and that priorities for new developments are identified. 08-Feb-05 08-Mar-05 Ruth McKinlay, Principal Officer (Planning & Development)-Social Work Responded to online
Scottish Executive Consultation on proposed amendments to Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1999 - Contaminated Land This consultation paper seeks comments on proposed amendments to Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as inserted by section 57 of the Environment Act 1995 and to the Contaminated Land (Scotland) Regulations 2000. 11-Feb-05 06-May-05 Andy McClements, Environmental Health Officer, 01851 709492, amcclements@cne-siar.gov.uk
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Review of Suppliers’ Corporate Social Initiatives 30-Jun-05 01-Sep-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Information being collated by DMK for report to MOWG or Committee
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Social Action Strategy 30-Jun-05 01-Sep-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Information being collated by DMK for report to MOWG or Committee
Scottish Executive ADVICE FOR ALL - Publicly Funded Legal Assistance in Scotland: The Way Forward - A Consultation  This consultation seeks views on the recommendations made by the Strategic Review of the delivery of legal aid, advice and information and covers both measures that may be taken forward in the short term and more fundamental proposals for change to the legistlative and delivery framework. 17-Jun-05 09-Sep-05 Lesley Macdonald, Head of Legal and Democratic Services – Corporate Services report to P & R
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Transmission price control review - Initial consultation 22-Jul-05 09-Sep-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Reported to ARED MOWG 15/08/05 and Sustainable Development Committee 31/08/05
Department of Trade and Industry Strategy for the promotion of Microgeneration and the Low Carbon Buildings Programme  The aim of the strategy is to develop a more strategic and co-ordinated approach across Government in order to identify cost effective measures to help new and existing microgeneration technologies make a significant contribution to energy policy goals. 23-Jun-05 23-Sep-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Information being collated by DMK for report to MOWG or Commitee
Department of Trade and Industry Adjusting transmission charges for renewable generators in the north of Scotland On 8 March 2005, the Energy Minister announced that the Government intended to exercise the Energy Act power to adjust transmission charges for renewable generators on the Scottish islands of Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles, and to consult on whether the power should be exercised on the mainland of Northern Scotland. 19-Oct-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Reported to ARED MOWG 15/08/05 and Sustainable Development Committee 31/08/05
Department of Trade and Industry Development of a regulatory regime for offshore electricity transmission On 14 July, Alan Johnson, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry launched the Government’s consultation on draft regulations that will for the first time outlaw age discrimination in employment and vocational training. 19-Oct-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Reported to ARED MOWG 15/08/05 and Sustainable Development Committee 31/08/05
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Regulation of offshore electricity transmission - a joint consultation by DTI/Ofgem 27-Jul-05 19-Oct-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Reported to ARED MOWG 15/08/05 and Sustainable Development Committee 31/08/05
Scottish Executive SPP 8 Town Centres Consultation Draft  This draft Scottish Planning Policy ( SPP) sets out the Executive's policy for town centres and the key uses which contribute to their economic growth and enhancement. When finalised it will replace NPPG 8 Town Centres and Retailing, published in October 1998. While the underlying policy remains unaltered, this SPP clearly and concisely emphasises the Executive's support for town centres. The document acknowledges the importance of a broader range of land uses rather than a specific focus on retailing. The content of the draft SPP takes account of the findings of research into the operation of NPPG8. 1 18-Aug-05 11-Nov-05 Keith Bray, Head of Planning, Sustainable Communities Reported to Oct series of meetings.
Scottish Executive Building Regulations - Measures to reduce incidence of scalding Measures to reduce incidence of scalding 05-Sep-05 28-Nov-05 Roy Cameron, Assistant Director – Technical Services Gathered Technical Services Comments
Scottish Executive The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Review 2005/6 - Statutory Consultation The Scottish Executive is fully committed to the increased development of renewable energy across Scotland. This commitment recognises the potential environmental and economic benefits that renewable energy can bring. 19-Sep-05 01-Dec-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Report to go to ARED MOWG and Sustainable Development Committee
Department of Trade and Industry 2005-06 Review of the Renewables Obligation Statutory Consultation Document  This Statutory Consultation document seeks views on proposed changes to the Renewables Obligation Order 2005. The changes proposed are: to make some limited changes to the eligibility of energy generated from mixed wastes; to modify future rules for lower cost renewable technologies; and simplify the administrative arrangements for the Obligation. 14-Sep-05 09-Dec-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Report to go to ARED MOWG and Sustainable Development Committee
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Enduring transmission charging arrangements for distributed generation: A discussion document 30-Sep-05 09-Dec-05 Derek McKim, Head of Strategy (External) – Chief Executive’s Office Response to go back to OfGEM via AREDS MOWG
Scottish Executive Scotland's Transport Future: Draft Guidance on Regional Transport Strategies The Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 places a duty on Scottish Ministers to create regional transport partnerships ( RTPs) covering the whole of Scotland. Ministers propose to create 7 RTPs and an order, the draft Regional Transport Partnerships (Establishment, Membership and Constitution) (Scotland) Order 2005, was laid before Parliament on 19 October 2005. 04-Nov-05 20-Dec-05 Murdo Gray Response channelled through HITRANS
Scottish Executive Draft Scottish Noise Management Guide 24-Oct-05 20-Jan-06 Harry Miller Document under review.
Scottish Executive Defining Planning Authority Marine Boundaries Proposals for the definition of planning authority marine boundaries linked to the extension of planning controls for marine fish farming. 31-Oct-05 21-Jan-06 Cathy Leary, Planning Officer Report to Dec series
Scottish Executive Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill - Proposals for Consultation This consultation is intended to gather opinion on the Scottish Ministers' proposals for the draft Bill on aquaculture and freshwater fisheries, to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament in June 2006 24-Feb-06 Calum Iain Maciver Response considered by Sustainable Development Committee on 1 February 2006
Scottish Executive Advice Note: Engaging Children and Young People in Community Planning As one of a series of advice notes on Community Planning under the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003, the Executive has worked with stakeholders to produce an advice note on engaging children and young people in Community Planning... 18-Nov-05 25-Feb-06 Derek McKim To be considered by the Community Planning Partnership on 14 December 2005 and delegated to Community Engagement Action Team
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets Corporate Strategy and Plan 2006-2011 27/02/2006 Derek McKim Report for noting to AREDS MOWG 7 February 2006
Scottish Executive Consultation on Draft Guidance for Local Inquiries into Core Paths Plans under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 Under the terms of section 17 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 ('the Act'), local authorities must, not later than February 2008, draw up a plan for a system of paths ("core paths") sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area. Under the terms of section 18 of the Act the local authority shall give public notice of the plan, make the plan and any maps available for public inspection, and consult upon it, inviting objections and representations to be made to them within a specified time period. If an objection is made and not withdrawn, the local authority shall not adopt the plan unless Ministers direct them to do so. 06-Mar-06 Rhodri Evans Reported to Sustainable Development Committee.
Scottish Executive Environmental Liability Directive - A Consultation Seeking views on the main policy issues arising in the transposition in Scotland of EU legislation which affects the liability of those operators risking or causing significant environmental damage. 21/12/2006 31/03/2006 Diane Macpherson, Principal Policy Officer Planning, Sustainable Communities
Department of Trade and Industry Our Energy Challenge - Energy Review Consultation This consultation seeks views on the medium and long-term energy policy issues to be considered in the Energy Review. 23-Jan-06 14-Apr-06 Derek McKim To be reported to AREDS MOWG February 2006
Department of Trade and Industry Work and Families: Choice and Flexibility. Draft regulations on maternity and adoption leave and flexible working The Government is publishing, in draft, its proposals to amend the Maternity and Adoption Leave Regulations and the Flexible Working Regulations, following commitments made in the Government’s Response to the Work and Families Consultation in October 2005. The Government’s intention is that maternity and adoption regulations will apply to the parents of children expected to be born, or placed for adoption, on or after 1 April 2007; and the flexible working regulations will apply from April 2007. 31-Jan-06 18-Apr-06 Helen Froud
Department of Trade and Industry Draft National Strategic Reference Framework  This consultation seeks views on the Government’s draft National Strategic Reference Framework, which is a requirement of the new EU regulations for the Structural and Cohesion Funds for 2007-2013 and will establish the broad priorities for future Structural Funds Programmes in the UK. 28-Feb-06 22-May-06 Derek McKim Considered by P&R Committee 30 March 2005
Department of Trade and Industry Work & Families: Choice & Flexibility - Additional Paternity Leave and Pay The Government is publishing this consultation on the detail of the Additional Paternity Leave and Pay scheme, following commitments made in the Government’s Response to the Work and Families Consultation in October 2005. The Government’s intention is that employed fathers will be able to take up to 26 weeks Additional Paternity Leave, some of which could be paid if the mother of the child has returned to work. 08-Mar-06 31-May-06 Helen Froud
Scottish Executive Rural Development Programme for Scotland 2007-2013  This consultation requests views on the next EU funded Rural Development Programme for Scotland. 04-Apr-06 27-Jun-06 Calum Iain Maciver
Scottish Executive A Shared Approach to Building a Better Scotland - A Consultation Paper on a National Strategy for Shared Services 05-May-06 28-Jul-06 Helen Froud
Scottish Executive Supporting wave and tidal energy in Scotland - a consultation on amending the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order - 2006 Scottish Ministers are determined to support a diverse range of renewable energy technologies in pursuit of their ambitious targets for renewable electricity generation... 12-May-06 03-Aug-06 Derek McKim Yes, will be responded to
Department of Trade and Industry Guidance Relating to the Statutory Decommissioning Scheme for Offshore Renewable Energy Installations in the Energy Act 2004 This consultation seeks comments from organisations and individuals with an interest in the development of guidance relating to the statutory decommissioning scheme for offshore renewable energy installations in the Energy Act 2004. 09-Jun-06 01-Sep-06 Derek McKim Yes, need to consult internally
Scottish Executive Future European Structural Funds Programmes in Highlands & Islands 2007-2013 The purpose of this consultation is to invite views on the content of the draft 2007-2013 Structural Funds Operational Programmes for Highlands & Islands, particularly on the proposed priorities, delivery arrangements and financial allocations. 24-Oct-06 08-Jan-07 Derek McKim Report to ESF MOWG and Committee
Food Standards Agency Draft Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2007 The draft Contaminants in Food (Scotland) Regulations 2007 will give effect to a new Commission Regulation that consolidates and replaces Commission Regulation (EC) No 466/2001, as amended, setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs and two new allied official control sampling and analysis Commission regulations on dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs and nitrates. 05-Dec-06 12-Jan-07 Harry Miller
Scottish Executive Consolidation of the Cattle Identification Regulations We are proposing to review and consolidate them to benefit both regulators and regulated alike by providing one single point of reference for cattle identification regulations. At the same time we are also proposing a number of minor, non controversial, amendments to make the system more efficient. 01-Dec-06 15-Jan-07 Harry Miller
Scottish Executive Strengthening and Streamlining: The Way Forward for the Enforcement of Environmental Law in Scotland This wide-ranging consultation document considers how we can improve our environment not by introducing new laws but by enforcing existing laws better and consider a large number of options routes to securing better compliance from education and advice for business to prosecution in the courts. 23-Nov-06 22-Feb-07 Harry Miller
Scottish Executive Consultation on the Licensing of Animal Dealers (Scotland) Regulations 2006 A consultation on the Licensing of Animal Dealers (Scotland) Regulations 2006, to address concerns about the trade in pet animals in Scotland. 04-Dec-06 23-Feb-07 Harry Miller
Scottish Executive Smoking Prevention Working Group Report: Towards a future without tobacco Consulation Consultation on the Smoking Prevengtion Working Group Report: Towards a future without tobacco, 31 recommendations 07-Dec-06 28-Feb-07 Harry Miller Report due to go to Environmental Services Committee February 2007
Food Standards Agency Responsibilty and cost sharing principles in the field of animal health and welfare Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD) has published suggested principles that could be used to inform decisions on how responsibility and cost sharing may be taken forward, across the entire range of the Government’s animal health and welfare policies. 15-Jan-07 12-Mar-07 Kenny Macleod
Scottish Executive Consultation on the Draft GB Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy The GB Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy aims to provide a strategic framework within which the actions of government departments, their related bodies and other key stakeholders can be better co-ordinated... 23/05/2007 Anne MacLellan, Biodiversity Officer
General Registrar Office in Scotland Preparing for the next Census in Scotland The Census is the nation’s biggest statistical project.  So it takes a lot of careful planning.  We have learned useful lessons from our last main consultation (in Autumn 2004) and from the 50,000 household Census Test which we held in April 2006.  Our latest consultation document explains where we have got to in our planning, and seeks views on some important decisions which need to be taken in the next couple of years. 07-Jun-07 Isla Macdonald, Research Officer, Sustainable Communities
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency A Plan of Action - River Basin Planning in the Scotland River Basin District This Plan of Action represents the next step forward in the process of river basin planning in the Scotland River Basin District.  22-Jun-07 Diane Macpherson, Principal Policy Officer Planning, Sustainable Communities
Scottish Executive Statutory Guidance on Planning and Sustainable Development Consultation on draft statutory guidance on planning and sustainable development, following new duties in the Planning etc... 22/06/2007 Diane Macpherson, Principal Policy Officer Planning, Sustainable Communities
Scottish Executive Revision of Circular 15/1999, The Environmental Impact Assessment (Scotland) Regulations Consultation Paper Contains the Executive's proposals for updating guidance on the operation of Planning, Trunk Roads, and Land Drainage Environmental Impact Assessment regimes... 29/07/2007 Keith Bray, Head of Planning, Sustainable Communities
Scottish Executive Scottish Historic Environment Policy (SHEP) on Listed Building Consent Scottish Historic Environment Policy is a series of policy documents that sets out Scottish Ministers' strategicx policies for the historic environment... 03/08/2007 Iain Wilson, Planning Officer

 

 

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