Subordinate (Secondary) Legislation and Legislative Consent Memorandums


Subordinate Legislation - Scottish Statutory Instruments

The Scottish Statutory Instruments (SSIs) listed below have been laid and will be considered at future meetings of the Committee. 

Recent COVID-19 SSI considerations are listed for information.  All Scottish Statutory Instruments can be searched on using the search bars and drop-down menu. 

Further information on SSIs and their process can be found on the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee page.

Negative instruments

There are currently no negative instruments awaiting consideration by the Committee.

Affirmative (draft) instruments 

There are currently no affirmative instruments awaiting consideration by the Committee.

COVID-19 Scottish Statutory Instruments

The Committee considered the following COVID-19 related instruments as noted below:

Tuesday 25 February 2020

The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/17)

Tuesday 10 March 2020

The Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008 (Notifiable Diseases and Notifiable Organisms) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/51)

Legislative Consent Memorandums

Legislative Consent Memorandums are usually lodged in the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Government. They relate to Bills under consideration in the United Kingdom Parliament which contain what are known as “relevant provisions”. These provisions could:

> change the law on a “devolved matter” (an area of policy which the UK Parliament devolved to the Scottish Parliament in the Scotland Act 1998); or

> alter the “legislative competence” of the Scottish Parliament (its powers to make laws) or the “executive competence” of Scottish Ministers (their powers to govern).

Watch a short video about legislative consent here.

Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Coronavirus Bill

The UK Government introduced the Coronavirus Bill 2019-21 in the House of Commons on 19 March 2020.

The Scottish Government lodged a Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) on the Bill on 20 March 2020.

The Committee held an evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport and supporting officials on 24 March 2020 on the LCM.

We received the following correspondence in relation to the Committee's consideration and evidence session on the LCM.

The Committee published its report on the LCM ahead of the Chamber Debate which took place in the afternoon of 24 March 2020.


for further information on the work of the Committee you can contact the Clerks on 0131 348 5224 or by e-mail at: [email protected]

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