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Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee


Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill Legislative Consent Memorandum

Background

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill was introduced by the UK Government on 22 September 2022.

The Scottish Government lodged a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the Bill on 8 November 2022.

At its meeting on 6 October 2022, the Committee agreed to examine the potential impact of the Bill in devolved areas, with a particular focus on the issues identified in its report on the impact of Brexit on devolution.


Oral evidence 

10 November 2022

The Committee took evidence from—

Michael Clancy OBE, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland

Dr Emily Hancox, Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol

Charles Livingstone, Partner, Brodies LLP Solicitors

Professor Alison Young, Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge

Dr Kirsty Hood KC, Faculty of Advocates 


24 November 2022

The Committee took evidence from—

Jonnie Hall, Director of Policy, National Farmers Union Scotland

Dr Gareth Hateley, Junior Vice President Scottish Branch, British Veterinary Association

Donna Fordyce
, Chief Executive, Seafood Scotland

Julie Hesketh-Laird, Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Food Standards Scotland

Elspeth Macdonald, Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Ian Muirhead, Policy Manager, Agricultural Industries Confederation Scotland

Sarah Millar, Chief Executive , Quality Meat Scotland


1 December 2022

The Committee took evidence from—

Isobel Mercer, Senior Policy Officer, RSPB Scotland

David McKay, Head of Policy, Scotland, Soil Association

Professor Colin Reid, UK Environmental Law Association

Lloyd Austin, Convener, Governance Group, Scottish Environment LINK

David Bowles, Chair, Trade and Animal Welfare Coalition

David MacKenzie, Chair, Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland


8 December 2022 

The Committee took evidence from—

Angus Robertson, Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture, Scottish Government

Elliot Robertson, Head of EU Secretariat, Scottish Government

Chris Nicholson, Solicitor and Head of Branch, Constitutional Reform and External Affairs, Scottish Government


Written submissions: 

10 November 2022: 

The Committee received the following written submissions:

Law Society of Scotland 

Faculty of Advocates 

Dr Emily Hancox


24 November 2022: 

The Committee received the following written submissions:

Agricultural Industries Confederation Scotland 

The British Veterinary Association (BVA)

Food Standards Scotland 

NFU Scotland 

Quality Meat Scotland 

Seafood Scotland


1 December 2022: 

The Committee received the following written submissions:

RSPB Scotland 

Scottish Environment Link 

Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland 

Soil Association Scotland 

UK Environmental Law Association

Trade and Animal Welfare Coalition 


Late submission: 

Scottish Human Rights Commission


 

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