Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill
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
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
The lead committee for this Bill is the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee
Submit your views
The call for views closed on 5 January 2022
Who spoke to the lead committee in Parliament
MSPs met with people in committee meetings to discuss what the Bill will do.
Minutes of 3 November 2021
Minutes of 19 January 2022
Minutes of 26 January 2022
Minutes of 2 February 2022
Minutes of 9 February 2022
Minutes of 23 February 2022
Minutes of 9 March 2022 (private)
Minutes of 16 March 2022 (private)
The correspondence the Committee sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament.
Letter to the Convener from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon, 22 April 2022
Letter to the Convener from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon, 22 March 2022
Letter to the Convener from the Convener of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, 24 February 2022
Work by other committees
Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee
Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee
Health, Social Care and Sport Committee
Finance and Public Administration Committee
The lead committee published its report on 17 March 2022.
The Committee received the following responses to its report –
MSPs debate the purpose (“general principles”) of the Bill.
Meeting on 22 March 2022
MSPs vote on the general principles of the Bill.