11th Report, 2012 (Session 4): Subordinate Legislation

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HC/S4/12/R11

11th Report, 2012 (Session 4)

Subordinate Legislation

Remit and membership

Remit:

To consider and report on health policy, the NHS in Scotland, anti poverty measures, equalities, sport and other matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy apart from those covered by the remit of the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee.

Membership:
Bob Doris (Deputy Convener)
Mark McDonald
Aileen McLeod
Duncan McNeil (Convener)
Nanette Milne
Gil Paterson
Dr Richard Simpson
Drew Smith
David Torrance

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Eugene Windsor

Senior Assistant Clerk
Rodger Evans

Assistant Clerk
Rebecca Lamb

Committee Assistant
Myra Leckie

Subordinate Legislation

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. The Glasgow Commonwealth Games Act 2008 (Ticket Touting Offence) (Exceptions for Use of Internet etc.) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 were laid before the Parliament on 28 September 2012. The instrument is subject to the affirmative procedure.

2. The purpose of the Regulation is to make provision in relation to the circumstances in which making facilities available in connection with electronic communications or the storage of data is, or is not, capable of constituting an offence under section 17(1) of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Act 2008 (“the touting offence”). They also ensure compliance with Directive 2000/31/EC on certain legal aspects of information society services in the Internal Market (OJ L 178, 17.7.2000, p.1). They cease to have effect on the same day that the Act ceases to have effect.

3. At its 30th meeting 2012, held on 6 November, the Health and Sport Committee considered the Regulations.

4. The Committee noted that the Subordinate Legislation Committee had not made any comments on the instrument.

5. The Committee took evidence on the instrument from the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport.

6. The Minister moved motion S4M-04636—

That the Health and Sport Committee recommends that the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Act 2008 (Ticket Touting Offence) (Exceptions for Use of Internet etc) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 [draft] be approved.

7. The motion was agreed to.

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