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Debates and questions

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 18 February 2020

The agenda for the day:

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure, Instruments subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure.

Decision on Taking Business in Private

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Graham Simpson)

I welcome everyone to the sixth meeting in 2020 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

Under agenda item 1, it is proposed that the committee takes items 5 and 6 in private, because they involve consideration of future reports, which will be published once they have been agreed.

Does the committee agree to take those items in private?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure

The Convener

Under agenda item 2, we have seven draft affirmative instruments to consider, on which no points have been raised.

Public Services Reform (Registers of Scotland) Order 2020 [Draft]

Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Social Security Chamber (Procedure and Allocation of Functions) Amendment Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Budget (Scotland) Act 2019 Amendment Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development (Eligible Land, Specified Types of Area and Restrictions on Transfers, Assignations and Dealing) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

National Bus Travel Concession Scheme for Older and Disabled Persons (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 [Draft]

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

We also have two instruments to consider that have been made and laid under the provisional affirmative procedure.

Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/18)

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Tax Rates and Tax Bands) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI 2020/24)

The Convener

Unlike the other affirmative instruments on our agenda, SSI 2020/18 and SSI 2020/24 have already come into force, but they require approval by the Parliament within 28 days of being made, if they are to remain in force.

No points have been raised on the instruments. Is the committee content with them?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure

The Convener

Agenda item 3 is consideration of two negative instruments, on which no points have been raised.

Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/16)

Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development (Applications, Written Requests, Ballots and Compensation) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/21)

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

The Convener

Agenda item 4 is consideration of two instruments that are not subject to any parliamentary procedure, on which no points have been raised.

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No 10) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/20 (C 1))

Lands Tribunal for Scotland Amendment (Fees) Rules 2020 (SSI 2020/22)

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

10:02 Meeting continued in private until 10:32.