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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Health and Sport Committee 16 February 2021

Agenda: Subordinate Legislation, Budget Scrutiny 2021-22


Contents


Subordinate Legislation


General Pharmaceutical Council (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2021 (SI 2021/26)

The Convener (Lewis Macdonald)

Good morning, and welcome to the sixth meeting in 2021 of the Health and Sport Committee. We have received apologies from Alex Cole-Hamilton.

I ask all members and witnesses to ensure that their mobile phones are in silent mode, and that all notifications are turned off during the meeting.

The first item on our agenda is consideration of two statutory instruments that have been laid before the Scottish Parliament and both Houses of Parliament at Westminster by the Privy Council. The instruments are subject to the negative procedure.

The first instrument that we will consider today is an order of the Privy Council that approves rules that were made by the General Pharmaceutical Council and will come into force on 4 March 2021.

No members have comments to make on the order. Do members agree that we will make no recommendations on the order?

Members indicated agreement.


Health and Care Professions Council (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2021 (SI 2021/27)

The Convener

The second instrument is also an order of the Privy Council, which approves rules that were made by the Health and Care Professions Council, and will come into force on 4 March.

The instrument was drawn to our attention by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee, which wrote to the Scottish Government to highlight what appeared to be an error in drafting in the schedule to the order. The Scottish Government acknowledged that there had been an error and confirmed that the United Kingdom Government will produce a new order in council to correct the position, ahead of the instrument coming into force, which the DPLR Committee welcomed.

The instrument that we are considering today has not been withdrawn, but will be superseded by a new order.

Do members agree that the committee will make no recommendations on the order?

Members indicated agreement.