Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee


About The Committee

The role of the Committee is to:

List: consider statutory instruments laid before the Parliament; Examine proposals to delegate powers within primary legislation and Scrutinise consolidation bills and certain Scottish Law Commission bills.

Statutory instruments due for consideration by the Committee

The Committee intends to consider the following instrument(s) at its next meeting which will be on Tuesday 4 September:

Committee Meetings

Next Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Meeting

Date: 24th Meeting, Tuesday 04 September 2018

Current Business

Committee Reports


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Contact the Committee

Clerk to the Committee: 

Andrew Proudfoot

Email address:

Telephone number: 0131 348 5212

Get Involved

Find out how you can attend Committee Meetings. See our Visiting Parliament section.

How to Attend

Understanding secondary legislation

Click on the infographic below to learn about the process that takes place starting from when a Scottish statutory instrument (secondary legislation) is laid before Parliament to it being approved in the debating chamber.


You can also learn more about SSIs and the scrutiny applied to them by having a look at the following:


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