Legislative consent memorandum process.
The legislative consent memorandum process is the mechanism for the Scottish Parliament to give its consent to the UK Government to legislate in the UK Parliament on matters which are within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.
On 8 January, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work which provided further information in advance of its evidence session.
On 9 January, the Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary requesting clarification. The Cabinet Secretary replied on 12 January.
The Committee received the following submissions.
The Committee took evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work at its meeting on 16 January 2017.
Following his appearance, the Cabinet Secretary wrote to the Committee on 19 January.
On 25 January, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work which outlined further amendments.
The Committee considered its approach to the LCM on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill at its meeting on 9 June 2020. The agreed that the Scottish Parliament should give its consent to the relevant provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill. The Committee agreed to publish a short report outlining its decision and covering the points raised.
The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee considered the delegated powers on the Bill at its meeting on 9 June.
The Committee reported on 12 June 2020
On 27 August the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee to inform it that the UK Government intends to extend the temporary measures. The Committee responded on 24 September,
On 3 December the Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills wrote to the Committee with an update.