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Chamber and committees

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It focuses on:

  • checking secondary legislation coming before the Parliament for legal and technical accuracy
  • checking whether proposed secondary legislation in Bills is appropriate
  • reporting its findings to the Parliament so all laws and proposals for laws get proper oversight from MSPs
  • looking at certain Bills which are based on reports from the Scottish Law Commission. The Commission recommends changes to the law so it keeps pace with the way we live and work.

Next meeting

8th Meeting, 2021

10:00am, 26 October 2021

T1.40-CR5 The Smith Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Andrew Proudfoot on [email protected], the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

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If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Current Members

McMillan, Stuart

Stuart McMillan

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Greenock and Inverclyde (Constituency)

Kidd, Bill

Bill Kidd

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Anniesland (Constituency)

Hoy, Craig

Craig Hoy

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Simpson, Graham

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Sweeney, Paul

Paul Sweeney

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Substitute Members

Golden, Maurice

Maurice Golden

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: North East Scotland (Region)

Grant, Rhoda

Rhoda Grant

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Minto, Jenni

Jenni Minto

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Argyll and Bute (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Response from Minister for Parliamentary Business to Convener following appearance at Committee

Response from Minister for Parliamentary Business to Convener following appearance at Committee dated 7 October 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Legislative Consent Memorandum Police Crime Sentencing Courts and the Health and Care Bills

Letter from the Convener to the Minister regarding the Legislative Consent Memorandum for the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill and the Health and Care Bill dated 6 October 2021

Remit

To consider and report on the following (and any additional matter added under Rule 6.1.5A)—

  • any— 
  1. subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament or requiring the consent of the Parliament under section 9 of the Public Bodies Act 2011
  2. pension or grants motion as described in Rule 8.11A.1; and, in particular, to determine whether the attention of the Parliament should be drawn to any of the matters mentioned in Rule 10.3.1
  • proposed powers to make subordinate legislation in particular Bills or other proposed legislation
  • general questions relating to powers to make subordinate legislation
  • whether any proposed delegated powers in particular Bills or other legislation should be expressed as a power to make subordinate legislation
  • any failure to lay an instrument in accordance with section 28(2), 30(2) or 31 of the 2010 Act
  • proposed changes to the procedure to which subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament is subject
  • any Scottish Law Commission Bill as defined in Rule 9.17A.1
  • any draft proposal for a Scottish Law Commission Bill as defined in that Rule
  • any Consolidation Bill as defined in Rule 9.18.1 referred to it in accordance with Rule 9.18.3.