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Chamber and committees

Health and Sport Committee

Meeting date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Agenda: Primary Care Inquiry, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, Subordinate Legislation, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018


Contents


European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018


Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Convener

Agenda item 4 is also on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and is consideration of two notifications from the Scottish Government on its intention to consent to United Kingdom ministers making regulations on its behalf in two instruments: the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (EFTA States) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019; and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Both instruments relate to regulations that were made on 19 February to make amendments to existing legislation to ensure that the system of recognition of qualifications will continue to operate effectively in the event that the UK leaves the European Union without a deal. They are UK-wide provisions, but they obviously apply to regulatory professions that deliver in devolved areas of policy, including health. The instruments will ensure that the current recognition arrangements are maintained and remain in place whatever transpires in relation to Brexit.

The first notification is of the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (EFTA States) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which relate to the rights of European Economic Area, European Free Trade Association and Swiss nationals and recognition of their qualifications in the event of a no-deal Brexit. If members have no comments on the instrument, does the committee agree to make no recommendation on it?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

The second notification is of the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Miscellaneous Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, which also make a further technical provision to give full effect to the underlying policy of the 2019 regulations, as previously agreed by the committee. If members have no comments on the instrument, does the committee agreed to make no recommendation on it?

Members indicated agreement.

We move into private session for the final item on the agenda.

12:18 Meeting continued in private until 12:19.