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Debates and questions

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 08 September 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.

Decision on Taking Business in Private

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Bill Bowman)

I welcome everyone to the 27th 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, as those items involve consideration of reports that will be published when they have been agreed.

Does the committee agree to take items 5 and 6 in private?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure

Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure

The Convener

Agenda item 2 is consideration of four made affirmative instruments, on which no points have been raised.

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No 13) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/261)

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Directions by Local Authorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/262)

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 11) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/263)

Health Protection (Coronavirus) (International Travel) (Scotland) Amendment (No 12) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/271)

The Convener

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 four draft affirmative instruments, on which no points have been raised.

Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Scottish Parliament (Constituencies and Regions) Order 2020 [Draft]

Insolvency Act 1986 (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 [Draft]

Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Scottish Inshore Region) Amendment Order 2020 [Draft]

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure

The Convener

Under agenda item 4, no points have been raised on the following five negative instruments.

Direct Payments to Farmers (Controls) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/244)

National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/258)

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (Suspension: Muirburn) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/260)

Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment (No 2) Rules 2020 (SSI 2020/264)

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (Suspension: Adults with Incapacity) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/267)

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (Coronavirus) Order 2020 (SSI 2020/268)

The Convener

Also on the agenda is SSI 2020/268. Yesterday, members will have received a written submission from Shelter Scotland, in which it highlights some concerns about the order. I am mindful that members will have just seen that note and that we have time to consider the instrument at our next meeting.

Are members therefore content to defer the committee’s consideration of the instrument until Tuesday 15 September?

Members indicated agreement.

12:02 Meeting continued in private until 13:12.