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Chamber and committees

Meeting date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 14 September 2021

Agenda: Decision on Taking Business in Private, Minister for Parliamentary Business, Instruments subject to Made Affirmative Procedure, Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure, Instrument subject to Negative Procedure


Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure

We come to agenda item 4. No points have been raised on the following draft instruments.

Forestry (Exemptions) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 [Draft]

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Social Security (Residence Requirements) (Afghanistan) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [Draft]

The draft regulations were laid by the Scottish Government very late in the day yesterday. The Department for Work and Pensions is introducing regulations to allow those evacuated from Afghanistan to have immediate access to social security assistance where they enter the United Kingdom. The SSI has been laid to ensure parity of access to benefits for which the Scottish ministers have responsibility. The Scottish Government is seeking to have the changes come into force tomorrow.

Although, in the very limited time available, no points have been raised on the instrument, I reserve the right for the committee to look at it again next week should any issues subsequently be found. We could then write to the Scottish Government to highlight them.

Taking all that into account, is the committee content with the instrument?

Members indicated agreement.