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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 12 December 2017

Agenda: Instruments subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure, Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill, Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill


Contents


Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill

The Convener

Agenda item 3 is consideration of the Scottish Government’s response to the committee’s stage 1 report on the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill.

The committee recommended that the power to modify schedule 1 of the bill, which allows the Government to modify the list of bodies that are subject to the bill, should have a greater level of scrutiny attached to it than is currently allowed for in the bill. The Government has accepted the committee’s recommendation and, at stage 2, it will lodge an amendment to alter to the affirmative procedure the scrutiny provision that is attached to the power in section 8. That will increase the level of parliamentary scrutiny that is afforded to the exercise of the power.

Is the committee content with the Government’s response to the committee’s stage 1 report?

Members indicated agreement.