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Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill

Overview

The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers and certain public bodies (referred to in the Bill as ‘relevant authorities’) to create Good Food Nation Plans. 

The relevant authorities identified in the Bill are health boards and local authorities (or councils). Other public bodies may be required to produce plans in the future. 

The Scottish Ministers and relevant authorities need to have regard to these plans when carrying out certain functions. These functions will be set out by the Scottish Ministers in secondary legislation that will be considered by the Parliament.

The Bill ended Stage 3 on 15 June 2022


Contents


Stage 1 - General principles

Committees examine the Bill and gather views. They produce reports before MSPs debate the Bill in the Chamber. MSPs then decide on the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

The Bill ended Stage 1 on 22 March 2022

Committee Examination

The lead committee for this Bill is the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee

Find out more about this committee

Submit your views

The call for views closed on 5 January 2022

View the responses to the call for views

Who spoke to the lead committee in Parliament

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Meeting on 3 November 2021
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Meeting on 19 January 2022
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Meeting on 26 January 2022
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Meeting on 2 February 2022
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Meeting on 9 February 2022
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Meeting on 23 February 2022
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Engagement

Other ways the committee heard views and experiences

Correspondence

The correspondence the Committee sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament.

Scottish Government response to Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 Report

Letter to the Convener from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon, 22 April 2022

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 Report - letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands

Letter to the Convener from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon, 22 March 2022

Good Food Nation Scotland Bill - letter from the Convener of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Letter to the Convener from the Convener of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, 24 February 2022

Read all the correspondence received on this Bill

Work by other committees 

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Meeting on 16th November 2021

Meeting on 18th January 2022

Report published on 2 February 2022

Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee

Meeting on 8 February 2022

Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

Meeting on 22 February 2022

Finance and Public Administration Committee

Scrutiny of Financial Memorandum

Committee report

The lead committee published its report on 17 March 2022.

Stage 1 report on the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill

The Committee received the following responses to its report –

Debate

MSPs debate the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.

Meeting on 22 March 2022

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Vote

MSPs vote on the general principles of the Bill.

Meeting on 22 March 2022

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Motion ref. S6M-03704

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill

Submitted by: Mairi Gougeon, Angus North and Mearns, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, March 21, 2022

Supported by: Màiri McAllan
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, March 22, 2022

MSPs agreed that this Bill could continue