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Debates and questions

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 22 September 2020

The agenda for the day:

Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure, Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure, Instrument subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure, Laid for Approval.

Interests

Interests

The Deputy Convener (Stuart McMillan)

Good afternoon. I welcome everyone to the 29th meeting in 2020 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

We have received apologies from Bill Bowman. I welcome Oliver Mundell to the meeting. Before we proceed to look at the instruments on our agenda, in accordance with section 3 of the “Code of Conduct for Members of the Scottish Parliament”, I invite Oliver Mundell to declare any interests that are relevant to the committee’s remit.

Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire) (Con)

I have no interests to declare.

The Deputy Convener

Thank you very much. Welcome to the committee.

Decision on Taking Business in Private

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Deputy Convener

Under agenda item 2, it is proposed that the committee takes items 8, 9 and 10 in private, as those items involve consideration of reports that will be published once they have been agreed.

Does the committee agree to take items 8 to 10 in private?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure

Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure

The Deputy Convener

Agenda item 3 is consideration of two instruments that are subject to the made affirmative procedure, on which no points have been raised.

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 14) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/280)

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Meetings of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/284)

The Deputy Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure

The Deputy Convener

Agenda item 4 is consideration of two draft affirmative instruments, on which no points have been raised.

Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (Children’s Advocacy Services) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 [Draft]

The Deputy Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instrument subject to Negative Procedure

Instrument subject to Negative Procedure
Climate Change (Duties of Public Bodies: Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI 2020/281)

The Deputy Convener

Agenda item 5 is consideration of a negative instrument, on which no points have been raised. Is the committee content with the instrument?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

The Deputy Convener

Agenda item 6 is consideration of three instruments that are not subject to any parliamentary procedure, on which no points have been raised.

Valuation Timetable (Disposal of Appeals and Complaints) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI 2020/277)

Scottish Elections (Reform) Act 2020 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/278 (C 23))

Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019 (Commencement No 5 and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/283 (C 24))

The Deputy Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Laid for Approval

Laid for Approval
Code of Practice for the Welfare of Laying Hens (Revocation) (Scotland) Notice 2020 (SG/2020/182)

The Deputy Convener

Agenda item 7 is consideration of a document that has been laid for approval, on which no points have been raised. Is the committee content with the document?

Members indicated agreement.

12:05 Meeting continued in private until 13:21.