About The Committee
Statutory instruments due for consideration by the Committee
The Committee will next meet on 21 January 2020 and the Committee will consider:
Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy
Instrument subject to affirmative procedure
Instruments subject to negative procedure
UK statutory instruments (SIs)
Where the Scottish Government intends to consent to the UK Government laying statutory instruments that include proposals relating to devolved competencies, it will notify the Scottish Parliament to enable the Parliament to scrutinise its intention to consent to such statutory instruments. Click on the infographic below which shows how the Scottish Parliament scrutinises UK SIs laid at the UK Parliament under the 2018 Act.
A complete list of consent notifications received by the Scottish Parliament in relation to UK statutory instruments can be found by following this link.
Scottish statutory instruments (SSIs)
The Scottish Government also intends to lay Scottish statutory instruments in preparation for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. A protocol has been designed to aid parliamentary scrutiny. This protocol is summarised in the infographic below which shows how the committees of the Scottish Parliament will scrutinise SSIs laid under the 2018 Act.
Details of SSIs laid before the Scottish Parliament under the 2018 Act can be found on our SSI Tracker where they will be annotated as 'Brexit related SSIs'.
3rd Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee Meeting
Date: 3 Meeting, Tuesday 21 January 2020
Papers for the 3rd Meeting of 2020 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee on Tuesday 21 January (133KB pdf)
The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Tuesday 21 January 2020.
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Understanding secondary legislation
Click on the infographic below to learn about the process that takes place starting from when a Scottish statutory instrument (secondary legislation) is laid before Parliament to it being approved in the debating chamber.
You can also learn more about SSIs and the scrutiny applied to them by having a look at the following: