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Bills and Laws

Proposed Right to Food (Scotland) Bill

Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour

This is a proposal for a Member’s Bill


Draft Proposal

Date lodged: 02 September 2021

This is a proposal to incorporate the right to food into Scots Law

The Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee considered the statement of reasons at its meeting on 5 October 2021 and agreed it was not satisfied with the reasons given by the member for not consulting on the draft proposal.

Under Rule 9.14.7 of the Parliament’s Standing Orders, the proposal falls unless the member, within 2 months, lodges with the Clerk a consultation document conforming with paragraph 3(a) (except that the consultation process shall begin on the day on which the proposal is republished under this paragraph).

A consultation on the draft proposal opened on 25 November 2021. It closes at 23.59pm on Wednesday 16 February 2022.

Watch Rhoda Grant MSP speaking about her proposed Member's Bill here:

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