Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill - Stage 2 consideration

On Wednesday 18 February 2015 the Scottish Parliament passed two motions setting out how Stage 2 consideration of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill would proceed.

Motion S4M-12332 set the deadline for the completion of Stage 2 proceedings on the Bill (2 April 2015).

Motion S4M-12334 sets out how the various parts of the Bill will be dealt with by the Local Government and Regeneration Committee and the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

The full text of both motions is noted below.

LGR Committee timetable

The Parliament agreed that the Local Government and Regeneration Committee would consider all parts of the Bill, except Part 4 (Community Right to Buy). Part 4 will be considered by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee. Please see the full text of Motion S4M-12334 below for clarification on amendments to the schedules, or amendments inserting any new schedules, or amendments to the long title of the Bill)

Local Government and Regeneration Committee timetable for Stage 2 consideration— 

LGR Committee Meeting on Wednesday 4 March 2015 – Consideration of amendments to Parts 1 and 2 (including schedules 1 and 2).

Any amendments to Parts 1 and 2 should be lodged by MSPs by 12 noon on Friday 27 February contacting the clerks in the Legislation Team: Legislation_Team@scottish.parliament.uk

The LGR Committee expects to continue consideration of the Bill at its meetings on Wednesday 11 March, and Wednesday 18 March 2015. The parts of the Bill to be consideration at those meeting will be published here as soon as they are agreed.

For information of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee’s consideration, please see the Committee’s website.

Parliamentary Motion S4M-12332 - Stage 2 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
(Agreed by the Parliament on 18/2/15)

Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S4M-12332—That the Parliament agrees that consideration of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill at stage 2 be completed by 2 April 2015.

Parliamentary Motion S4M-12334 - Stage 2 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill
(Agreed by the Parliament on 18/2/15)

Joe FitzPatrick, on behalf of the Parliamentary Bureau, moved S4M-12334—That the Parliament agrees under Rule 9.7.1(b) that stage 2 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill be taken as follows:

(a) the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee to consider (in the order set out by, or by virtue of, Rules 9.7.4 and 9.10.8):

(i) amendments to, and sections within, Part 4 (including any amendments inserting a new schedule to be introduced by Part 4), and

(ii) any amendments not falling within Part 4 (including amendments to Part 9, schedules 4 and 5 and the long title) that relate primarily to provisions within or introduced by Part 4 or that otherwise relate primarily to land reform,

(b) the Local Government and Regeneration Committee to consider (in the order set out by, or by virtue of, Rules 9.7.4 and 9.10.8):

(i) amendments to Parts 1 to 3, Parts 5 to 8 and schedules 1 to 3; sections within those Parts, and schedules 1 to 3,

(ii) any amendments not falling within those Parts and schedules (including amendments to Part 9, schedules 4 and 5 and the long title), other than those to be considered by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, and

(iii) sections within Part 9; schedules 4 and 5, and the long title (consideration of any provision mentioned in this sub-paragraph to be completed only after the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee has completed consideration of any amendments to that provision that fall to be considered by it);

with amendments to be considered by the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee being numbered in a sequence starting with 1 and amendments to be considered by the Local Government and Regeneration Committee to be numbered in a sequence starting with 1001, each sequence being published separately.