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Chamber and committees

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee

Meeting date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Agenda: Decision on Taking Business in Private, Prescription (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1, Instruments subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure


Contents


Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener (Graham Simpson)

I welcome members to the 12th meeting in 2018 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee. I have received apologies from Alison Harris—Bill Bowman is substituting for her—and from Neil Findlay.

I welcome Dr Andrew Simpson, Dr Eleanor Russell and David Wedderburn to the meeting.

Before the evidence session begins, there is one piece of business that the committee must decide. It is proposed that we take items 5, 6, 7 and 8 in private. Items 5 and 6 concern the delegated powers provisions in the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Bill and the Social Security (Scotland) Bill, both as amended at stage 2. Item 7 is on the relevant recent developments in relation to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Item 8 is on the third quarterly report on instruments considered this parliamentary year. It has already been agreed that we will take in private item 9, which is consideration of the evidence that we are about to hear. Does the committee agree to take those items in private?

Members indicated agreement.