Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee


About The Committee

Statutory instruments due for consideration by the Committee

The Committee intends to consider the following instrument(s) when it next meets:

Secondary legislation related to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act

Where the Scottish Government intends to consent to the UK Government laying statutory instruments that include proposals relating to devolved competencies, it will notify the Scottish Parliament to enable the Parliament to scrutinise its intention to consent to such statutory instruments.  Click on the infographic below which shows how the Scottish Parliament scrutinises UK statutory instruments laid at the UK Parliament under the 2018 Act.

A complete list of consent notifications received by the Scottish Parliament in relation to UK statutory instruments can be found by following this link.

Committee Meetings

37th Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Meeting 2018

Date: 37th Meeting, Tuesday 11 December 2018

Location: Adam Smith Room (Committee Room 5)

Decision on taking business in private

Consideration of the work of the Committee during the parliamentary year 2017-18 - oral evidence

Instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Bill

Consideration of the work of the Committee during the parliamentary year 2017-18 - consideration of evidence


The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

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Contact the Committee

Clerk to the Committee: 

Andrew Proudfoot

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Telephone number: 0131 348 5212

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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