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 was passed on 15 June 2022 and became an Act on 26 July 2022
Stage 2 - Changes to detail
MSPs can propose changes (“amendments”) to the Bill. The amendments are considered and decided on by a committee.
The Bill ended Stage 2 on 11 May 2022
The correspondence the Committee sent and received while the Bill progressed through Parliament.
Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon, from the Convener, 9 June 2022
Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon, to the Convener, 6 June 2022
Bill as amended at Stage 2
Additional information from the Scottish Government on the Bill following Stage 2
Revised Explanatory Notes
Explanation of the Bill
Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).