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 will consider the following instruments at its next meeting:

Committee Meetings

26th Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Meeting 2017

Date: 26th Meeting, Tuesday 26 September 2017

Location: David Livingstone Room (Committee Room 6)

Decision on taking business in private

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - evidence [Session 1]

Instruments subject to affirmative procedure

Instruments subject to negative procedure

Instruments not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill

Report on instruments considered during the parliamentary year 2016-17

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - consideration of evidence

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - evidence [Session 2]

Current Business

Committee Reports

Latest Report(s)

2017 Reports (up to 24 January 2017)

Keep up to date

Committee reports

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Find the most recent Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Reports in our digital hub:

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Contact the Committee

Clerk to the Committee: Euan Donald

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: