8th Report, 2013 (Session 4): Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill

SP Paper 254 (Web Only)

SL/S4/13/R8

8th Report, 2013 (Session 4)

Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill

Remit and membership

Remit:

The remit of the Subordinate Legislation Committee is to consider and report on—

(a)

(i) subordinate legislation laid before the Parliament;

(ii) any Scottish Statutory Instrument not laid before the Parliament but classed as general according to its subject matter;

and, in particular, to determine whether the attention of Parliament should be drawn to any of the matters mentioned in Rule 10.3.1;

(b) proposed powers to make subordinate legislation in particular Bills or other proposed legislation;

(c) general questions relating to powers to make subordinate legislation;

(Standing Orders of the Scottish Parliament, Rule 6.11)

Membership:

Nigel Don (Convener)
Jim Eadie
Mike MacKenzie
Hanzala Malik
John Pentland
John Scott
Stewart Stevenson (Deputy Convener)

Committee Clerking Team:

Clerk to the Committee
Euan Donald

Assistant Clerk
Elizabeth White

Support Manager
Daren Pratt

Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows—

1. The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the delegated powers provision in the Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill1 at its meeting on 22 January 2013. The Committee reports to the Parliament on the provision under Rule 9.16.3 of Standing Orders.

General

2. The Bill makes provision for the Scottish Administration’s budget for the financial year 2013/14. The Committee notes that, like its predecessors in previous years, the Bill contains one delegated power that permits certain parts of the Bill to be amended by affirmative Order.

Delegated power – Section 7: Budget revision orders

3. Section 7 confers power on the Scottish Ministers to make adjustments to the overall cash authorisations set in section 4 of the Bill and to the schedules to the Bill by Order. Any such Order will be subject to affirmative procedure.

4. The Committee approves the power without further comment.


Footnotes:

1 Budget (Scotland) (No.2) Bill is available here: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills.aspx

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