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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee 06 October 2021

Agenda: Decision on Taking Business in Private, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, Subordinate Legislation, European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, Scotland’s Island Communities


European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Official Controls (Transitional Staging Period) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SSI 2021/297)



We move to agenda item 2. I refer members to paper 2. The Official Controls (Transitional Staging Period) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 are made using powers under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Under the protocol between the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government, the committee is required to consider whether the procedure attached to the Scottish statutory instrument is appropriate or should be changed.

The instrument is subject to the negative procedure and Scottish ministers have categorised the instrument as having “low” significance, as the amendments are solely to make relatively minor changes to the transitional arrangements that are in place. The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee considered the instrument at its meeting on 21 September and agreed that the negative procedure was appropriate.

Is the committee content that the negative procedure is appropriate for the instrument?

Members indicated agreement.