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Debates and questions

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 22 December 2020

The agenda for the day:

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure, 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 (Bill Bowman)

Good morning. I welcome everyone to the 40th and last planned meeting in 2020 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

Under agenda item 1, it is proposed that the committee takes items 6 and 7 in private. Does the committee agree to do so?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure

Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure

The Convener

Agenda item 2 is consideration of three instruments that are subject to the made affirmative procedure, on which no points have been raised.

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Meetings of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations) (Coronavirus) (No 2) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/421)

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel and Public Health Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/431)

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No 8) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/452)

The Convener

SSI 2020/452 makes the changes that the First Minister outlined in her statement on Saturday. I am sure that members will note the significance of those regulations and the issues that they raise, which will be discussed further by the COVID-19 Committee.

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure

The Convener

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

Agricultural Holdings (Relinquishment and Assignation) (Application to Relevant Partnerships) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

Town and Country Planning (Short-term Let Control Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure
Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers) (Hague Service Convention) (Amendment) 2020 (SSI 2020/423)

The Convener

On the first instrument for consideration under agenda item 4, SSI 2020/423, an issue has been raised on reporting ground (j), which is that there has been a failure to lay the instrument in accordance with section 28(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, as the instrument breaches the 28-day rule. The Lord President has written to the Presiding Officer to explain why the 28-day rule has not been complied with in this instance.

Does the committee agree to draw the instrument to the attention of the Parliament on reporting ground (j)?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

No points have been raised on the following three negative instruments.

Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Order 2020 (SSI 2020/419)

National Health Service (Pharmaceutical Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/420)

Agricultural Holdings (Relinquishment and Assignation) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/430)

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 5 is consideration of three instruments that are not subject to parliamentary procedure and on which no points have been raised.

Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Act 2020 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/422 (C 39))

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No 12) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/428 (C 40))

Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 (Commencement No 3) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/429 (C 41))

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

11:50 Meeting continued in private until 11:58.