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Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee


Meeting Minutes

2nd Meeting, 2022

  • Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
  • Session: 6
  • Location: www.scottishparliament.tv
  • Meeting opened at: 10:11
  • Meeting closed at: 11:47
  • Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 02:20pm

Committee Members Attendees


1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take items 6, 7, 8 and 9 in private.


2 European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018:

The Committee agreed that the following instrument had been laid under the appropriate procedure and given the appropriate categorisation—

Official Controls (Transitional Staging Period) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/493)


3 Instruments subject to made affirmative procedure:

The Committee agreed to bring to the attention of the Parliament the following—

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Operator Liability) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SSI 2022/2)

The Committee agreed that no points arose on the following—

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 (SSI 2022/6)


4 Instruments subject to affirmative procedure:

The Committee agreed to bring to the attention of the Parliament the following—

Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Scotland) Regulations 2022 (SSI 2021/Draft)

The Committee agreed that no points arose on the following—

Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Amendment Regulations 2022 (SSI 2021/Draft)
Registers of Scotland (Digital Registration, etc.) Regulations 2022 (SSI 2021/Draft)
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2022 (SI 2021/Draft)
Aquaculture and Fisheries etc. (Scheme for Financial Assistance) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 (SSI 2021/Draft)


5 Instruments subject to negative procedure:

The Committee agreed to bring to the attention of the Parliament the following—

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2021 (SI 2021/1455)
Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/481)
Official Controls (Transitional Staging Period) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/493)

The Committee agreed that no points arose on the following—

Council Tax (Dwellings and Part Residential Subjects) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/489)


6 Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill (in private):

The Committee considered the response received from the Scottish Government on the delegated powers provisions in this Bill at Stage 1 and agreed to report to the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee.


7 Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (in private):

The Committee considered the delegated power conferred on Scottish Ministers in the Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill (UK Parliament legislation) and agreed to report to the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee.


8 Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (in private):

The Committee considered a power conferred on UK Ministers to make subordinate legislation in devolved areas in the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill. The Committee agreed to report to the Criminal Justice Committee and also write to the Scottish Government.


9 Inquiry into use of the made affirmative procedure during the coronavirus pandemic (in private):

The Committee considered initial themes stemming from evidence heard on its inquiry.


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