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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 22 November 2016

The agenda for the day:

Interests, Decision on Taking Business in Private, Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure, Instruments subject to Negative Procedure, Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure.

Interests

The Convener (John Scott)

I welcome everyone to the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee’s 12th meeting in session 5. Apologies have been received from Stuart McMillan.

I welcome to the committee Alison Harris, who is replacing Rachael Hamilton. In accordance with section 3 of the code of conduct, I invite Alison to declare any relevant interests.

Alison Harris (Central Scotland) (Con)

Thank you for welcoming me to the committee. I have no relevant interests that I feel it necessary to declare. Everything has been declared in my entry in the register of members’ interests.

The Convener

That is great—thank you.

Decision on Taking Business in Private

The Convener

Under agenda item 2, it is proposed that the committee agree to take items 6 and 7 in private. Item 6 is consideration of the committee’s first quarterly report for 2016-17 and item 7 provides an opportunity to discuss aspects of the committee’s work programme. Does the committee agree to consider those items in private?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Affirmative Procedure
Asset Transfer Request (Designation of Relevant Authority) (Scotland) Order 2017 [Draft]

The Convener

No points have been raised by our legal advisers on the instrument. Is the committee content with it?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments subject to Negative Procedure

The Convener

No points have been raised by our legal advisers on the following four instruments.

Asset Transfer Request (Designation of Community Transfer Bodies) (Scotland) Order 2016 (SSI 2016/361)
Community Planning (Locality Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (SSI 2016/364)
Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003 (Conservation Bodies) Amendment Order 2016 (SSI 2016/371)
Scottish Ministers Annual Plan Planning Period (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (SSI 2016/373)

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary Procedure

The Convener

No points have been raised by our legal advisers on the following three instruments.

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No 3, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2016 (SSI 2016/365 (C 33))
Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2016 (SSI 2016/367)
Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No 4, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2016 (SSI 2016/372 (C 35))

The Convener

Is the committee content with the instruments?

Members indicated agreement.

The Convener

That is terrific—thank you.

10:04 Meeting continued in private until 10:29.