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Debates and questions

Local Government and Communities Committee 06 June 2018

The agenda for the day:

Subordinate Legislation.

Subordinate Legislation

Subordinate Legislation
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Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/141)

Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018 (SSI 2018/142)

Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No 8, Savings, Transitional and Supplemental Provisions) Order 2018 (SSI 2018/153 (C 14))

Short Scottish Secure Tenancies (Notice) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/154)

Short Scottish Secure Tenancies (Proceedings for Possession) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/155)

Scottish Secure Tenancies (Proceedings for Possession) (Form of Notice) Amendment Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/156)

The Deputy Convener (Monica Lennon)

Good morning. I welcome everyone to the 19th meeting in 2018 of the Local Government and Communities Committee, and remind everyone to turn off their mobile phones or switch them to silent. As meeting papers are provided in digital format, tablets may be used by members during the meeting. We have received apologies from our convener, Bob Doris.

Agenda item 1 is subordinate legislation. The committee will consider Scottish statutory instrument 2018/141, SSI 2018/142, SSI 2018/153, SSI 2018/154, SSI 2018/155 and SSI 2018/156, which have all been laid under the negative procedure. That means that their provisions will come into force unless the Parliament agrees to motions to annul them. No motions to annul any of the instruments have been lodged.

I will go through the instruments in the order that is set out on the agenda, First, do members have any comments on SSI 2018/141?

Andy Wightman (Lothian) (Green)

There has been quite substantial correspondence on SSI 2018/141, including with the committee’s convener, in relation to concerns from the Scottish Grant-Making Trust Group. Nobody has indicated that the regulations should not be agreed to as a consequence, but the committee has read and noted those concerns.

The Deputy Convener

Thank you, Mr Wightman. We are grateful to Scottish Grantmakers for bringing some matters to our attention. The convener wrote to the Scottish Public Pensions Agency, and we have received a reply. There are a number of points for noting. However, are members content with the regulations?

Members indicated agreement.

The Deputy Convener

Does the committee agree that it does not wish to make any recommendations on SSI 2018/142, SSI 2018/153, SSI 2018/154, SSI 2018/155 and SSI 2018/156?

Members indicated agreement.

The Deputy Convener

I thank members for their attendance.

Meeting closed at 11:05.