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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Justice Committee 25 September 2018

Agenda: Decision on Taking Business in Private, Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 (Post-legislative Scrutiny), Subordinate Legislation, Petitions


Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Margaret Mitchell)

Good morning, and welcome to the Justice Committee’s 24th meeting of 2018. We have received no apologies.

Agenda item 1 is a decision on whether to take item 5 in private. Item 5 is to consider our approach to statutory instruments related to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The Government has laid down a certain protocol to ensure that we scrutinise those instruments effectively. As when we approach new legislation, we will decide on witnesses and have a full discussion in private. That is the reason for holding the item in private. I believe that they are the first such instruments to come to the Parliament, so we want to ensure that we understand exactly how they work. Do members agree to take item 5 in private?

Members indicated agreement.