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Parliamentary debates and questions

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 22 May 2018

The agenda for the day:

Decision on Taking Business in Private, Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure, Instruments subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure, Planning (Scotland) Bill.

Decision on Taking Business in Private
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The Convener (Graham Simpson)

I welcome members to the 18th meeting in 2018 of the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee.

Under agenda item 1, it is proposed that the committee take in private items 6, 7 and 8. Item 6 is consideration of a draft report on the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill at stage 1; item 7 is consideration of the delegated powers provisions in the Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill after stage 2; and item 8 is consideration of the committee’s annual report. Does the committee agree to take those items in private?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure
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The Convener

Under agenda item 2, no points have been raised on the following three affirmative instruments.

Environmental Authorisations (Scotland) Regulations 2018 [Draft]

Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 [Draft]

ILF Scotland (Miscellaneous Listings) Order 2018 [Draft]

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure
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The Convener

Under agenda item 3, no points have been raised on the following six negative instruments.

Ethical Standards in Public Life etc (Scotland) Act 2000 (ILF Scotland) Order 2018 (SSI 2018/148)

National Health Service (Free Prescriptions and Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/151)

Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 (Commencement No 8, Savings, Transitional and Supplemental Provisions) Order 2018 (SSI 2018/153 (C14))

Short Scottish Secure Tenancies (Notice) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/154)

Short Scottish Secure Tenancies (Proceedings for Possession) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/155)

Scottish Secure Tenancies (Proceedings for Possession) (Form of Notice) Amendment Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/156)

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure
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The Convener

Under agenda item 4, no points have been raised on the following three instruments.

Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018 (Commencement) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/149 (C13))

Act of Adjournal (Criminal Procedure Rules 1996 Amendment) (European Investigation Orders) 2018 (SSI 2018/150)

Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No 2) Regulations 2018 (SSI 2018/157 (C15))

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Planning (Scotland) Bill
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The Convener

Agenda item 5 is consideration of the Scottish Government’s response to our stage 1 report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill. Do members have any comments?

Members: No.

The Convener

Does the committee wish to welcome the Scottish Government’s response to its report?

Members indicated agreement.

10:02 Meeting continued in private until 10:20.