About the Inquiry
This page contains information on the Committee’s work in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus Bill 2019-21 (UK Parliament)
The UK Government introduced the Coronavirus Bill 2019-21 in the House of Commons on 19 March 2020 and the Scottish Government lodged a Legislative Consent Memorandum on the Bill on 20 March 2020.
For full details of the Health and Sport Committee’s consideration of the Bill, including an evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on 24 March 2020, and our Report, can be found on our Subordinate (Secondary) Legislation and Legislative Consent Memorandum page.
Subordinate Legislation - Scottish Statutory Instruments (SSIs)
To date, the Committee has considered two COVID-19 related Scottish Statutory Instruments:
Full details are on our Subordinate (Secondary) Legislation and Legislative Consent Memorandums page.
All general correspondence relating to COVID-19:
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener to inform the Committee of a SPICe briefing that was lodged on the novel coronavirus by the Chief Medical Officer.
The Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs wrote to the Convener to inform the Committee that the Scottish Government indroduced the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill into the Scottish Parliament.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport wrote to the Convener regarding ICU capacity and ventilators in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister for Mental Health wrote to the Convener to update the Committee on the feedback provided to NHS Boards regarding their mobilisation planning for COVID-19 from a mental health perspective.